Funder Focus Series
Learn more about Applied Materials’ grant-giving process and about what makes a strong application from our guest, Michele Walker-Moak the Community Affairs Manager for Applied Materials. The focus areas for Applied Materials, Inc. and the Applied Materials Foundation include: Education, Civic Engagement, Arts and Culture and the Environment. Support is also given for natural disaster relief and recovery and for the Foundation’s signature women and girls’ empowerment initiative, Generation Girl.
What do funders look for in a grant proposal: data, stories, both? What kinds of projects do foundations find inspiring? What choices do funders make in support of communities? Join us for Nonprofit Austin at ACC’s Funder Focus series to learn more about the funding and grantmaking process. Bring your questions for this exceptional opportunity to connect directly with those who make funding decisions that support nonprofit work.
Funder Focus Host:
Susannah Erler, Director, Greater Good Strategies
Susannah Erler started in a public radio career (including being Director of a National Public Radio affiliate) which later morphed into her current calling to support nonprofits. She earned her master’s degree in Business with an Arts Administration (Nonprofit) specialization, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and is a Mission Capital Certified Interim Executive Director (ED). Susannah grew up in Austin (but ask her about some of the other places she has lived too) and helps nonprofits in her role as Director of Greater Good Strategies.