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Introduction to Finding Grants

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

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How to Contact Grantmakers & Get Results

Jun 20, 2011  

Marilyn Hoyt, nonprofit executive, consultant, and trainer, and Meghan Mucklow Pietrantonio, grants manager for SunTrust Bank's Foundations & Endowments Specialty Practice, answer questions about the right and wrong ways to approach grantmakers during all stages of the funding request process.

Applications Not Accepted: Get on Their Radar

Apr 25, 2011  

Foundation Center president Bradford Smith and grant writing consultant Pamela Grow answer your questions on how to approach foundations that do not accept unsolicited proposals.

Shaking the Money Tree for Film and Video Fundraising

Oct 06, 2011  

Veteran consultant and writer Morrie Warshawski, and his daughter, Leah, a filmmaker, answer questions about raising funds for film and video projects.

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Introduction to Corporate Giving Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

This brief recording captures the key concepts of the course. For more expansive discussion of the topic, we suggest attending a live webinar or in-person session. Note the recording is captioned for individuals with hearing impairments.

Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

An overview of the funding research process for individuals working in the arts, including visual and performing artists, creative writers, filmmakers, etc. Topics covered include: who funds individual artists; types of grants available for artists; why grantmakers support artists; and how to find grant

Cómo conseguir apoyo filantrópico para su educación

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Spanish-language version of Finding Foundation Support for Your Education.

Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

A detailed look at how individual grantseekers can affiliate with an organization to increase their chances for receiving funding.

Demystifying the 990-PF

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn how to get the most out of a private foundation's Form 990-PF.

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Introduction to Finding Grants

May 23, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alexandria, Virginia | In-person
Free

Introduction to Finding Grants

May 23, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alexandria, Virginia | In-person
Free

Visualize Funding Data: Basic Tips For Using Foundation Maps

May 31, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New York, New York | In-person

Foundation Maps Professional is Foundation Center's premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. Attend our New York Library Orientation on Using Foundation Maps and learn basic ways to use this interactive mapping tool

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Proposal Writing Boot Camp

Jun 5, 2017
Akron, Ohio

This three-day project-based immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to develop effective foundation proposals. Participants will become familiar with the key components of a competitive grant proposal to a foundation and learn best practices for developing a well-organized budget and a targeted list of foundation funding prospects. Participants will be encouraged to approach their proposal from the funder’s perspective and to think critically about what makes a compelling pitch. 

$695.00

Proposal Writing Boot Camp

Jun 6, 2017, 9:00 am - Jun 8, 2017 4:00 pm
San Francisco, California | In-person

This three-day immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to become effective proposal writers: using a program/project logic model to craft the proposal narrative, researching foundation funding sources, planning your approach to institutional grantmakers, understanding the components of a project budget, and writing sections of the proposal and letter of inquiry. Join us for

$695