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December 2017

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Dec 1, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization’s base of support. 

    Database training: Foundation Directory Online Professional & Foundation Maps

    Friday, December 01 10:00am-11:30am EST
    Greenwich , Connecticut | In-person

    Senior Social Sector Librarian from Foundation Center, New York, Susan Shiroma will do a demo of Foundation Directory Online Professional and Foundation Maps.

    Locating Private Foundation Funding

    Friday, December 01 10:00am-11:30am CST
    Springfield, Illinois | In-person

    This workshop will include the following: Demonstration of the specialized database, Foundation Directory Online Professional and information regarding the Foundation Center’s online tutorials and web streams; Introduction to private foundations; Tips about proposal writing and communicating with the foundations; An overview of resources for nonprofits in Brookens Library. Pamela Salela of the Central Illinois Nonprofit Resource Center will be speaking.

    Grant Writing 101

    Friday, December 01 12:30pm-2:00pm CST
    Springfield, Illinois | In-person

    This introductory session is designed for nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers with little or no experience writing a grant proposal. Kristin Olson of Grants Galore will be speaking.

    Making the Connection: Find Grants for Your Nonprofit with FDO

    Monday, December 04 6:30pm-8:00pm EST
    Tampa, Florida | In-person

    Explore how Foundation Directory Online can help you connect with grantmakers who care about your community and the services you provide.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, December 05 2:30pm-4:30pm PST
    Bend, Oregon | In-person

    Deschutes Public Library will host a free workshop on finding funders for nonprofit organizations.

    Foundation Center Orientation & Introduction to the NEW Foundation Directory Online

    Dec 5, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Discover what resources we offer and learn about Foundation Directory Online.

    *Special Program* Smart Marketing for Fundraising Events

    Dec 5, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Meet the Grantmakers

    Tuesday, December 05 10:30am-12:00pm EST
    Bel Air, Maryland | In-person

    A panel of grantmakers from Harford and Baltimore counties will answer questions about their foundations, the grantmaking process, funding priorities and more!

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Dec 5, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Are you looking for grants? Discover what funders want in nonprofits seeking grants (It may surprise you) and how to find potential funders.  

    Creating Great Data Visualizations

    Dec 5, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Sometimes it's hard to see what makes a program successful—even when it's right there in the data. Great visuals not only look attractive, they can show the story behind the numbers and what really matters.

    Basic Tips For Using Foundation Directory Online Professional

    Dec 5, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  ET
    New York In-person

    Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online Professional

    Business Plans for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

    Tuesday, December 05 5:30pm-7:30pm EST
    Waldorf, Maryland | In-person

    Celebrate National Write a Business Plan Month with CCPL! Learn why you should write a business plan, how to write one, and other resources for your organization. Presented by the Small Business Development Center.

    Finding Scholarships for College or Graduate School

    Dec 5, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  ET
    Westlake, Ohio | In-person

    Come to this special evening class at Westlake Porter Public Library and learn about finding scholarships using Foundation Center and other local resources.

    New York Library Orientation

    Dec 6, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am  ET
    New York In-person

    Attend our New York Library Orientation and receive an introduction to Foundation Center’s activities and the resources of our New York Library.

    Making the Connection: Find Grants for Your Nonprofit with FDO

    Wednesday, December 06 10:30am-12:00pm EST
    Tampa, Florida | In-person

    Explore how Foundation Directory Online can help you connect with grantmakers who care about your community and the services you provide.

    Donor Stewardship Webinar

    Wednesday, December 06 11:00am-12:00pm PST
    Pleasant Hill, California | Webinar

    Learn how to maintain strong donor relationships at the upcoming "Donor Stewardship" webinar hosted by Sanford Institute of Philanthropy. In this discussion, explore the importance of following up with donors to enhance donor loyalty and learn the art of donor cultivation.

    Register today using code JFKU100 to receive your complimentary ticket.

    Nonprofit Navigator: How To Develop a Fundraising Plan

    Wednesday, December 06 1:30pm-3:00pm MST
    Phoenix, Arizona | In-person

    Learn the characteristics of an effective nonprofit and assess whether your organization is ready to apply for grants. This class is designed for new nonprofits or community groups with very little experience in grant-seeking.

    This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a grant-seeking fundraising plan, including tips on:

    • Making your case for support
    • Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base
    • Creating a plan of action

    Start thinking about your organization’s fundraising strategies!

    Presented by Tabitha Branscome, Nonprofit Professional

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Dec 6, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.  

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Wednesday, December 06 6:15pm-8:15pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

    Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. 

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Dec 7, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Charlotte, North Carolina | In-person

    Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. 

    Data-Driven Fundraising: Engaging Donors

    Dec 7, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Join us for practical guidance on leveraging a data-driven approach to fundraising, specifically segmentation techniques for identifying donors to engage at the end of the year.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Dec 7, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about generating a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

    Grants Research Lab

    Saturday, December 09 10:00am-12:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

    Search the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online in our computer lab.

    Finding Scholarships for College or Graduate School

    Dec 11, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  ET
    Twinsburg, Ohio | In-person

    Come to this special evening class at Twinsburg Public Library and learn about finding scholarships using Foundation Center and other local resources.

    Special Program: Advocacy and Lobbying for Nonprofits

    Dec 12, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn what nonprofits can and cannot legally do in the areas of lobbying and advocacy.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Dec 12, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don't want to miss this vital class session!

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Dec 12, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Dec 12, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence!

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Dec 12, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Dec 12, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about the fundamentals of crafting an effective grant proposal.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing and Foundation Directory Online

    Tuesday, December 12 2:00pm-3:30pm EST
    Brooklyn, New York | In-person

    This workshop will provide an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation, along with introduction to the new FDO. It will be conducted by Foundation Center staff.

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Wednesday, December 13 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Annapolis, Maryland | In-person

    Discover the different types of corporate giving; what motivates corporations to give and how to find potential corporate partners.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Dec 13, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Dec 13, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes!

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Wednesday, December 13 6:15pm-8:15pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

    Get an overview of how to prepare a standard project proposal for a foundation grant. Free. 

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Dec 14, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction To Proposal Writing-Charlotte, NC

    Dec 14, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Charlotte, North Carolina | In-person

    Learn the basics of writing a proposal for your nonprofit organization, including executive summary, program description, program budgeting and more. Register required.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Thursday, December 14 10:00am-11:30am EST
    Bristol, Pennsylvania | In-person

    Join us to learn how to use the recently updated Foundation Directory Online, the premier foundation funding research tool.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Dec 14, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.  

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Dec 14, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Charlotte, North Carolina | In-person

    Learn the basics of writing a proposal budget. Registration required.

    Activate Your Board’s Fundraising Potential

    Dec 14, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Join us on December 14th to learn how to motivate board members to give generously and to encourage their peers to do the same.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning at Lakeland Community College - POSTPONED

    Dec 15, 2017 8:00 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Kirtland, Ohio | In-person

    This program is canceled - look for a reschedule in January 2018

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Friday, December 15 1:30pm-2:30pm EST
    Mahopac, New York | In-person

    This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Dec 15, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about accessing corporate support for your organization.

    Leadership Conversations Series: 10 Tips for Working with Your Board and Committees

    Dec 19, 2017 9:00 am - 10:30 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Join Alison Motz and Dr. Adriennie Hatten of Ascend Advisors for the key session of this new leadership series, Conversations, and learn how to effectively work with your Board.

    Nonprofit Lobbying and Political Activity Dos and Don'ts

    Dec 19, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    As a 501(c)(3), there is a limit on the amount of lobbying your organization can do and an absolute prohibition on any political campaign activity. In addition, there are requirements for anyone who lobbies in Georgia. 

    Getting Donors to Call You Back

    Dec 19, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Want to build relationships with funders and major donors? Join us on December 19th to learn how to stand out from the crowd and get your calls returned.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Wednesday, December 20 12:00pm-1:00pm EST
    Charlottesville, Virginia | In-person

    Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of Grantspace.org’s most popular classes!

    This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:

    • The basic elements of a proposal
    • The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
    • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no

    A 30-minute hands-on exercise and discussion will follow the video presentation.