Finding Stats for your Grants

Nonprofits depend on diverse funding sources, including private and public grants. These grants become more persuasive with reliable, current and relevant statistics. Susan Ockert, Senior Research Economist of the Census and Economic Information Center for the Montana Department of Commerce, will provide resources to data at the national, state and county levels. She will also provide guidance for evaluating these sources of data.

Finding Stats for your Grants
May Brown Bag

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 11:30 am – 1 pm

The Museum at Central School
124 First Avenue East, Kalispell

presented by Susan Ockert of the Montana Department of Commerce
hosted by NpDP

Please RSVP to or 406/756-3618 to ensure enough seating and handouts if you plan to attend.

About the presenter
Susan Ockert received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Carroll College and her Masters of Economics from the George Mason University. Susan has worked as an Economist at the federal, regional and state levels. She was an International Economist with the United States International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. As an Economist with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Susan taught economics courses at the community college level in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. Combining her economics expertise and teaching theories, Susan became the Economic Development Officer for the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland where she worked with local and state government officials, economic development organizations and business groups to coordinate and facilitate regional projects that enhanced the region. In 2004, Susan has been employed by the Census and Economic Information Center, Montana Department of Commerce as the Senior Research Economist.


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