About This Event
Get grounded in the basics of finding information about LA County funding opportunities, determining fit for your organization and strategies to help you plan for pursuing contracts and grants.
Join us to learn about the Equitable Recovery Initiative, a project to support community-based organizations in strengthening their infrastructure to apply for and manage federal funds to support recovery in LA County.
The Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) and its partner BDO FMA are ready to assist organizations in accessing, applying for and managing current and upcoming American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding opportunities to serve LA County communities most impacted by COVID. We are especially looking to engage BIPOC-led and BIPOC-serving organizations operating under a budget of $2.5M in this effort to ensure equitable access to funding.
In this session, you’ll learn about:
- Locating LA County grant announcements
- Understanding the county-wide equity guiding and ARP-specific budget equity principles
- Reading and interpreting grant application guidelines
- Determining requirements for a competitive written response
Eric Derghazarian, Senior Strategist, Center for Nonprofit Management
Eric has 25 years of experience in project development, grant writing, research and evaluation. At CNM, he identifies and pursues business development opportunities to expand the scope and services of new and existing clients. He also manages a portfolio of projects in research and evaluation to gather insights on and measure impact of programs and organizations. Prior to CNM, Eric worked as an independent contractor advising government and non-profit clients with project funding and development, particularly for large collaboratives, as well as community research and assessment. He has helped secure over $200 million in funding to build capacity and expand programs for client initiatives. Eric has also been part of core research teams as a research analyst on various large education and health projects at RAND Corporation and UCLA. Eric holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California.
Maura Harrington, PhD, MBA – Executive Vice President, Center for Nonprofit Management
An expert in the field of organizational development with a focus on strategic planning, Maura Harrington brings to CNM both consulting and training services to the nonprofit and public sectors. Maura’s extensive background includes serving as an adjunct professor at the USC Schools of Social Work and Psychology, designing and delivering leadership workshops, and training for leadership development research studies through the Connective Leadership Institute where she serves as an Advisory Board Member. Maura is also an executive coach and a certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Claremont Graduate School, an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, and a B.S. in Psychology from Georgetown University.
Alexis Moreno – Senior Strategist, Center for Nonprofit Management
Alexis Moreno is a Senior Strategist at the Center for Nonprofit Management with over two decades of leadership experience in higher education and the non-profit sector. Her career has centered around building leadership capacity of staff and community members, organizational development, program evaluation and community-based participatory research. She has worked in and with organizations focused on educational equity, urban planning and local history, environmental advocacy, community health, systems change and family strengthening.
Alexis is a lifelong Southern Californian whose ancestors were born in the US, Mexico, and the Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico, and identifies as a first generation college graduate and white-collar professional. To nurture her resilience, she enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy, listening to podcasts, practicing yoga, learning about herbal medicine and other healing modalities, spending time in nature and resting.