The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals will meet Tuesday, August 16 at
the Charleston County Public Library (5:45 – 7:30)
Speaker: Dwight McInvaill, Director, Georgetown County Library
Topic: “The Creative Art of Grant Writing”
Grants are a way to make dreams happen! They
• depend upon having a vision for your organization.
• involve a personal and institutional commitment to experimentation.
• derive from a familiarity of one’s own landscape with the ability to relate that setting serendipitously to the wider world.
• succeed through a capacity to visualize things in a vivid and engaging manner and to communicate those images of what can be done in a precise, evocative way through techniques and strategies which comprise good tools for a successful grant composition.
Dwight McInvaill has served as the Director of the Georgetown County Library of South Carolina since 1996. His focus is on providing innovative and effective service for the benefit of the community. In 2009, the Carnegie Foundation and New York Times presented him with an “I Love My Librarian Award,” an honor granted in that year to only ten librarians. In 2008, he accepted at the White House – from First Lady Laura Bush – South Carolina’s first National Medal for Library Service, merit presented to five libraries annually. In 2007, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation featured some of his library’s accomplishments in a nationally-distributed video on innovation in four libraries entitled “Your Public Library: Keeping Your Community Connected.” In 2005, he was given a national advocacy award by the American Library Association. He is currently a board member of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries. He believes in the power of libraries to transform lives, especially in rural communities.
For more information, call 843-452-4492 or email email@example.com. Reservations are not required but requested