The Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement will offer a half-day grantwriting workshop, “The ABCs of Grantwriting,” for local nonprofits on Thursday, October 18, in Kenansville.

    Ruth Peebles, the founder and president of The INS Group, will teach participants about the grantsmanship process - from foundation research and cultivation to the development and writing of a winning proposal.  She will discuss the typical questions funders ask when considering a proposal and the criteria used, and provide tips for ensuring grant compliance and improving chances of future grants.

    “The Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement (DFYA) is pleased to sponsor this workshop as a way to support nonprofit organizations in our community,” said Ed Emory, a member of the Foundation board. 

     The fee for the workshop is $25, and seating is limited.  To register for the workshop, please email or call 910-509-7256 by Tuesday, Oct. 16.  Pre-registration for this workshop is required.

     Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement was established in 2011 through the Duplin County Community Foundation to provide grants to nonprofits that support local youth.  Committee members include Sheriff Blake Wallace, Hubert Bowden, Marie Dixon, Ed Emory, Pam Owen Godwin, Hutch Jones, Deb Merritt, Linda Murphy and Thomasina Williams.

About NCCF

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $68 million in grants since its inception in 1988.  With more than $156 million in assets, the NCCF sustains over 1,000 funds and endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships.  The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties across the state.  An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.  For more information, visit and Facebook and follow us on Twitter @NCCF.

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