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Grammar and Writing Bootcamp

December 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EST



Today, we’re all writers, and good writing is still valued, especially in nonprofit settings. But most of us never learned “that” from “which,” “who” from “whom,” or when to use hyphens and long dashes. In a state of information overload, having a great working knowledge of grammar and style can help you make sure your messages are heard. This workshop will help you strip your prose of redundancy, jargon, and dead words and become your own best editor. It will include a Top 10 list of grammar mistakes that nearly everyone makes, provide an overview of the major style guides, and help you communicate clearly and effectively. Real-life examples and hands-on exercises reinforce the ideas presented.


Barbara Kancelbaum is the deputy officer for marketing and communications for Henry Street Settlement. Previously, she worked as a consultant specializing in media relations and publications for nonprofit organizations. She is the creator of the Writing in Style: Grammar for Grownups series of writing workshops, targeted at nonprofit organization staff members. Her clients have included New York University College of Nursing, Arcus Foundation, Metis Associates, Columbia Law School, Cardozo Law School, and Health & Disability Advocates. Previously, she was the communications director of the U.S. office of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. Barbara serves on the board of the Reproductive Health Access Project and was the organization’s chair from 2007 to 2013. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.


**Our registration system is not available, please email [email protected] to register for this workshop**

Under $200,000 (or individual/student)$110
$200,000 to $1 million (or consultant)$190
$1 million to $5 million$242
Over $5 million$263


December 3, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
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Support Center
32 Old Slip, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10005 United States