DeMystifying Grantwriting with Sue Yuen

Have you ever wondered how to start applying for grants? Are you wondering where to look for them? Do you have a project or goal for your group that seems unattainable due to financial reasons?

This workshop provides an overview of the grant-seeking process, including prospect research, cultivation, proposal writing and follow-up. We also review the basic grant vocabulary, parts of a proposal and how grant-writing differs from other types of writing. Participants will leave this workshop with tips and tricks for embarking on their own grant writing program.


This session was recorded on March 22, 2014. Click on the Livestream link (above).
Slides from the webinar are available here: Demystifying Grants Slides



Susan Yuen was the inaugural TCA Treasurer on the Taiko Community Alliance Transitional Board. She was a charter member of Stanford Taiko and a key organizer for the inaugural Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational in 1995. From 1996 to 2005 she performed with the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is founding member of Jun Daiko and teaches taiko classes at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple.

Susan served as the Grants Program Manager at the Junior Statesmen Foundation. Prior to that she worked as the Manager of Grants and Special Projects for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Assistant Director of the Stanford Center for Social Innovation. From 2000 to 2005, Susan was founder and director of GEAR UP Hawaii, a statewide college access program funded by the federal government. Susan holds a B.A. in International Relations and M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.