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Fundraising for Social Change: What’s New, What’s Hot; What’s Over, What’s Not


Internationally known trainer, speaker and author Kim Klein will look at the challenges and opportunities for fundraising in the next few years. 

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Get Your Board to Raise Funds

Nov 30, 2011  

Replay the transcript of Darian Rodriguez Heyman, editor of Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals, and Ann W. Lehman, co-author of Boards That Love Fundraising: A How-To Guide For Your Board, exploring why nonprofit board members should be actively involved in fundraising.

How to Thank Your Donors

Nov 18, 2013  

Your thank you letter can motivate donors to stay with (or leave) your organization. Learn the dos & don’ts of thanking your supporters from Andrea Berry, director of partnerships and learning at Idealware, and Lisa Sargent, president of Sargent Communications.

Turn Your Tryers Into Buyers, Donors, and Advocates

Oct 29, 2013  

How do you turn your single ticket attendees (“Tryers”) into loyal return/repeat customers (“Buyers”), and eventually into Donors and Advocates? Get answers from Joanne Steller, Vice President of Strategic Communications at TRG Arts.

Proposal Writing Bootcamp

Join us for three days of immersion into the proposal writing process, including how to craft a well-organized budget and develop a targeted list of foundation funding prospects.

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Training Events


Creating a Fundraising Board

Feb 28, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Is your nonprofit struggling to secure donations from your board of directors?  Are you having a tough time getting them to open doors to potential donors, funders, and partners?  Then join us for this highly practical, tactical workshop where expert fundraiser Darian Rodriguez Heyman shares concrete tips and tools designed to help your organization get more dollars in the door.  Learn how to engage your board in a process that clarifies exactly what’s expected of each member and how your team can support board member fundraising efforts.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to usher in the next chapter for your nonprofit!


Finding Grants: Basic Tips For Using Foundation Directory Online Professional

Mar 1, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New York, New York | In-person

Do know want to learn how to use Foundation Directory Professional?  Foundation Directory Online (FDO) makes it easy to turn foundations into funders.  It’s the only resource you need to search for the foundations most likely to give you grants.  Attend our New York Library Orientation on Using Foundation Directory Online Professional and receive an introduction to Foundation Center’s premier funding database of 140,000+ U.S. grantmakers & 6 million + grants.


Introduction to Fundraising Planning

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

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


Introduction to Proposal Writing and Project Budgets

Mar 2, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

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


New York Library Orientation

Mar 3, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
New York, 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.


Online Classes


Principios de la redacción de propuestas webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Aprenda cuales son los componentes clave de una propuesta. Aprenda el proceso de escritura y envío de propuestas a fundaciones y corporaciones.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

Your Board and Fundraising Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

An introduction to strategies and ideas for actively engaging your nonprofit board in the fundraising process.

Proposal Budgeting Basics in Spanish: Elementos básicos del presupuesto de un proyecto webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Aprenda a preparar y presentar el presupuesto de un proyecto en su solicitud de fondos.

Principios de la planificación para la procuración de fondos

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Aprenda el proceso básico de planificación para lograr diversificar las fuentes de apoyo financiero de su organización.