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Non-Profit, Community, School and Faith-Focused Grant Writing Seminar to be held in Lyons
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The Rice County Council on Aging in Lyons is hosting a seminar on grant writing geared toward non-profit agencies, municipalities, schools, libraries, museums and faith-based organizations. “Researching and Writing Winning Grants - Level I” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9th at the organization’s facility, located at 117 West Avenue South in Lyons.
The seminar will teach participants the basics of planning a project, writing a grant proposal and researching and accessing funding sources. A funding resource list will be provided, detailing the latest available funders and invitations for proposals.
The seminar will be taught by Ms. Lu Kindblade, of Lu Kindblade and Associates, LLC, a planning firm that assists communities, schools, non-profit organizations and businesses in developing and funding sustainable programs. Ms. Kindblade has devoted the past 28 years to serving communities in the areas of strategic planning, management, and grants and fundraising. She is a descendent of early pioneering families in Kansas and Oklahoma and has a passion for locating funding for rural communities.  
“Many times, people are afraid that learning to write a grant will be a very difficult and technical process. I break the process down into easy, “user-friendly” steps so even people who do not write regularly, can learn to do grants,” said Kindblade.
The fee is $95 per person and pre-registration is required due to space limitations. Interested persons may contact Lu Kindblade and Associates by phone at (580) 304-3761 or by email at
“So many organizations are concerned about keeping vital programs and services going, and are looking for ways to expand their knowledge of funding options. Community programs such as the Rice County Council on Aging, are crucial to meeting the critical needs of so many in our communities. I am thrilled to come to Lyons and teach participants how to find the funding that can help their organizations do the important work they carry our each day,” said Lu Kindblade.