Central Library - How to Avoid Fraud in Grant Writing - Guidance for Small and Grassroots Organizations

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2018-06-22 at 10:00 AM to 2018-06-22 at 11:30 AM


A Buffalo woman recently defrauded non-profits and businesses in Erie County by falsely representing herself as an experienced grant writer with connections to New York State funding.  As a result of an investigation by the Office of the NYS Attorney General, the woman pleaded guilty to multiple felonies and is awaiting sentencing to a state correctional facility.   

This FREE workshop will give non-profits information on how to avoid this kind of fraud!  

Topics will include:

  • How to hire a grant writer
  • New York State Grants Gateway
  • Update on the Buffalo case 
  • How to make a complaint and alert law enforcement  

This program will be held in the Kate Gleason Auditorium, located on the first floor of Central's Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building. Registration is required. Call the Business & Social Sciences Division of the Central Library at (585) 428-8130 to register.

Our Speakers:

Robyn Miller provides grant writing and training for non-profits. She has served as a grant reviewer at a large community foundation and teaches a class on fund raising for St. John Fisher College’s Center for Community Engagement.

Maranne McDade Clay provides grant writing and consulting services to nonprofit organizations and municipalities. She also provides workshops and training on navigating the New York State Grants Gateway and the New York State Consolidated Funding Application.

Susan Sadinsky, serves as Assistant Attorney General, Public Integrity Bureau, Buffalo Regional Office. Ms. Sadinsky is responsible for investigating and prosecuting public corruption, fraud and abuse of authority to ensure public trust in government.

Location: Central Library
115 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604
Contact: Business & Social Sciences Division (585) 428-8130


Disabled or
Hearing Impaired
This library is handicapped accessible.
To request specific accommodations, call (585) 428-8304
ten days prior to the program.

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