Seminar geared toward non-profit agencies.

The Okfuskee County History Center in Okemah is hosting a seminar on grant writing geared toward non-profit agencies, municipalities, tribes, schools, libraries and faith-based organizations.

“Research and Writing Winning Grants - Level I” will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Okfuskee County History Center located at 411 W. Broadway in Okemah.

The seminar will teach participants the basics of planning a project, writing a grant proposal and researching and accessing funding sources. A funding resource list will be provided, detailing the latest available funders and invitations for proposals.

The seminar will be taught by Ms. Lu Kindblade, of Lu Kindblade and Associates, LLC, a planning firm that assists communities, schools, non-profit organizations and businesses in developing and funding sustainable programs.

Kindblade has devoted the past 26 years to serving communities in the areas of strategic planning, management, and grants and fundraising and is a past recipient of the Community Service Award through USDAs Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments (ASCOG) RC&D for her efforts in raising funds.

The fee is $95 per person and pre-registration is required due to space limitations. Interested persons may contact Lu Kindblade and Associates by phone at (580) 304-3761 or by email at

“I am thrilled to be coming to the Okfuskee History Center and Okemah because this is a community that knows how to highlight its history and assets. Okemah is a shining example of how to bring forth the past and present to create a lasting legacy. I am thrilled at the opportunity to help this community and neighboring organizations find the funding to strengthen their services and projects, especially in this challenging economic climate,” said Kindblade.