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Lynn O'Connell


Lynn has 25+ years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. As a former Executive Director of Computer CORE she developed and wrote grant requests which made up about 65% of the organization's annual budget.  She has also served as Executive Director of a national healthcare foundation where she directed 12 grant programs which broadened the foundation’s capabilities. 

Lynn has launched three Certificate in Nonprofit Management & Leadership Programs - one in Denver, and two in Northern Virginia. She has also served as adjunct faculty at Catholic University and Georgetown University, teaching grant writing and fundraising.



Thank you for attending the Fairfax County "Best Practices for Grant Writing Success" on May 13 from 8:00-11:30a. We hope the material from this workshop strengthened your ability to craft a winning grant proposal.

Below is the material from the workshop that you can dowload.

Grant Writing Resources Handout

Grant Writing Success Workshop Slides

Video Replay of Grant Writing Workshop

Speaker Biographies


"Best Practices" will be rebroadcast on Fairfax Channel 16 (Check your local cable provider) and will also be available on You Tube.

[* Note it will be posted sometime after Wednesday, May 16]

This event was brought to you by the Department of Procurement & Material Management (DPMM), the Office of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) and the Office of Public Private Partnerships (OP3)

Held May 13, 2019
Fairfax County Government Center
Networking 8:00-9:00a Atrium
Seminar 9:00-11:30 Board Auditorium

EXTRA Grant Writing Resources:

How do I write a grant proposal?

How do I find grants for my nonprofit?

Where can I find information about government grants?

OP3 Grant Center
Hours of Operation

10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:30pm
10:00am - 4:30pm
Fridays & Holidays Closed


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Grants Research and
Training Center
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 432

Fairfax, VA 22035

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