Melanie Wise

The UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Center for Health Leadership

Innovative Leaders Speaker Series:

Basic Grant Writing for Public Health Professionals:
Part 1 of the Grant Writing for Public Health Professionals Series 
with Melanie Wise

Friday, September 27, 2013

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA.

Session Overview

In this basic, introductory 2-hour grant writing lecture, Part 1 of the Grant Writing for Public Health Professionals Series, Melanie Wise, expert consultant and principal at WiseExposition, presented an overview of the grant funding process for public health professionals. Participants explored the 14 – step grant writing process and learned how grant writing fits into an organization’s development plan; what foundations are looking for in a grant proposal; and how to get started with their own grant writing project! Read Melanie's blogpost from the event here and access the slides from the workshop here!



After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the grant funding process and the steps involved in a grant seeking project
  • Identify the role of funders – including foundations, corporate giving programs, and government agencies
  • Understand the scope of the grant writing process and how to get started


Who should attend?

  • Anyone in the public health workforce, including public health leaders and professionals
  • Anyone who would like to develop a practical skill in basic grant writing methodology
  • Anyone with a desire to learn more about the basic grant writing process either as a practitioner or as a supervisor
  • Students
  • Alumni


Preliminary Session Agenda:

12:45pm - 1:00pm: Registration / Material Distribution

1:00pm - 3:00pm: Melanie Wise

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Q & A with Melanie / Networking with light refreshments


About the Grant Writing for Public Health Professionals Series with Melanie Wise

As funding has increasingly tightened in recent years, grant writing has become an essential skill for many staff members in the public health field. This three-part series prepared attendees for the challenges of writing grant proposals. The series began with "Basic Grant Writing for Public Health Professionals," a two-hour presentation, and was followed by the "Two Day Grant Writing Workshop," a hands-on two-day grant-writing workshop.


About the Innovative Leaders Speaker Series

Our goal for the new Innovative Leaders Speaker Series is to provide public health professionals with an opportunity to learn about innovative ideas and new ways of thinking while creating a forum to share these ideas with others. Each session will provide you with an opportunity to hear directly from leaders and to network with your peers.





Friday, September 27, 2013, 1:00pm - 4:00pm


The Innovative Leaders Speaker Series is sponsored by the Center for Health Leadership (CHL) whose mission is to inspire and empower current and emerging health leaders to realize their leadership potential and to solve the health challenges facing California and the world, and to increase the depth and quality of diverse health leaders and professionals in all health sectors. The CHL aspires to accomplish this by serving as an innovative, lifelong resource for students, alumni, and other professionals to enhance their capacity to lead from where they are, and to enhance their ability to create transformational impacts on public health and health care. Each speaker in the Series provides our students and professionals with essential resources that promote leadership through innovation.


All talks in this new Series are open to public health and health care professionals, faculty, staff and students.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza, 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA. Please click here for parking information and directions.


How much?

  • $45 Early Bird Discount available on or before August 31, 2013
  • $65 regular registration fee from September 1st through September 20th, 2013
  • Current UC Berkeley Students: $35
  • UC Berkeley Alumni, Faculty, and Staff: $40
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  • Limited number of scholarships available on a case by case basis. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.



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About Melanie Wise:

Melanie Wise is passionate about helping people communicate more effectively. Through her consulting firm WiseExposition, she has spent more than a decade solving the communications challenges of organizations big and small, including Catholic Charities, Satellite Housing, County of Alameda, Google, Hewlett-Packard, UCSF, West Coast Children’s Clinic, and many more. Solutions include grant writing services, communications materials, and training programs. In addition to her consulting work, Melanie develops curricula and teaches communications classes at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley Extension, and UC Berkeley’s Center for Organizational & Workforce Effectiveness (COrWE). She holds an MA in English and a certificate for teaching writing to adult learners. Please visit WiseExposition to learn more about Melanie's work!