Training Details

Friday, September 21, 2018

8:00 am - 2:00 pm ET

Foundation Center Northeast
1627 K Street, NW
Third Floor
Washington, DC



There IS a Magic Bullet!: Compression Planning with Polly Binns, CFRE (3 hours)
​Compression Planning ® (CP) is a visual planning process used by organizations across the country including governmental agencies, nonprofits, colleges and universities, and business and industry. It is an incredibly efficient approach to developing grants, creating metrics, solving problems, planning outreach, creating work plans, making decisions, and much more. CP builds collaborative planning and decision-making. This session will introduce you to theories of Compression Planning®, allow you to participate in/observe a planning session, and point you to resources that will help you leave the session with the skills to Work Smarter, Not Harder.

Grant Professionals are Superheroes with Diane H. Leonard, GPC (1 hour)
This session will highlight the many hats and specialties we wear/have as a grant professional and while we may tell our clients/employers that we can’t do it alone, and we *shouldn’t* do it alone, we in fact, are each our own unique super hero creating impact and change through our work.



  • Learn how to use Compression Planning to develop proposals.
  • Meet other social sector professionals.
  • Learn about the profession of grant writing.

Intended Audience

All levels of experience
Fundraising & development staff
Grant writers


Polly Binns President Binns Consulting, LLC View Bio

Diane Leonard President DH Leonard View Bio