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Tuesday September 17, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Christina Ryder 
The Grantwell, LLC 

Introduction to Foundations 

This audioconference will introduce attendees to the basics of how foundations operate, where to find foundation grant opportunities, and how to pursue funding from private foundations and family trusts. The audio-conference will be facilitated by Christina Ryder, CEO of the Grantwell, LLC.

Christina Ryder graduated with a Master of Arts in Social Science with a concentration in Demographic and Social Analysis from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Vanguard University of Southern California. Christina has been a grant writer for over 10 years and, as a fundamental area of expertise, has been successful in securing millions of dollars in foundation, corporate and federal requests for multiple non-profit organizations, coalitions, and grass-root projects world wide.  She has served in various capacities within non-profit organizations including in direct service, administrative, training, conference, and academic research review capacities. In addition to her role at The Grantwell, LLC, Christina is per course faculty at Drury University and Missouri State University where she also serves at the MSU GO LEAD non profit training Coordinator. In November 2011, she was appointed to the Springfield, Missouri Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and is an active member of the Community Partnership of the Ozarks 'Ending Child Abuse & Neglect' and 'Impacting Poverty' collaboratives. 

Please note that there will be a period for questions and answers at the end of the audio-conference. We look forward to speaking with you on the 17th!