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September 2017

    *Special Program* Earning the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Credential

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

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Sep 5, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

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

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Sep 6, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Akron, Ohio | 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

    Sep 6, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Charlotte, North Carolina | In-person

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

    New York Library Orientation

    Sep 6, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
    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.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Sep 6, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 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 Fundraising Planning

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

    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.

    Visualize Funding Data: Basic Tips For Using Foundation Maps

    Sep 6, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    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.

    *Special Program* Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

    Sep 7, 2017 9:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Sep 8, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

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

    Emerging Development Professionals Leadership Circle

    Sep 8, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am  PT
    In-person

    The Emerging Professionals Leadership Circle is a monthly peer group meeting of new development professionals of small organizations, to share challenges and strategies for personal and organizational success. In an informal, roundtable format, you will have an opportunity to share your insights, gain practical solutions, and alleviate any on-the-job isolation or stress that you might experience. 

    Grant Writing Workshop: How to Craft a Proposal to a Foundation

    Friday, September 08 9:30am-12:30pm EST
    Greenwich , Connecticut | In-person

    This basic introduction provides invaluable tips on what your proposal narrative and budget should include, how to let your funder take the lead, and the best advice on writing and submission techniques with Judith Margolin.

    Introduction to Foundation Maps

    Friday, September 08 9:30am-11:00 am EST
    Exton, Pennsylvania | In-person

    Join us to get a live Introduction to Foundation Maps with Susan Shiroma, Senior Librarian of the Foundation Center.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Saturday, September 09 9:30am-11:00am EST
    Youngstown, Ohio | In-person

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

    Find Your Stats in a Flash!

    Saturday, September 09 10:00am-12:30pm EST
    Indianapolis, Indiana | In-person

    Your Indiana State Data Center @ the Indiana State Library is a free service for your research needs. This ½ day workshop will familiarize you with the services we provide, introduce you to several key Indiana Data Resources, and give specific examples for finding data for grant proposals.

    IndyVitals

    Saturday, September 09 1:30pm-3:30 pm EST
    Indianapolis, Indiana | In-person

    IndyVitals helps to easily identify the diverse strengths and challenges across Indy with the goal of focusing resources and investments in ways that are most relevant to the true needs of Indy’s communities.

    How to Start a Nonprofit

    Sep 11, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  ET
    Decatur, Georgia | In-person

    Learn the process of starting a nonprofit organization step-by-step.

    Special Program: Employment Law for Nonprofits

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

    Stay on top of the laws regulating hiring, firing, and management of personnel in a nonprofit.

    Introduction to Finding Grants and Proposal Writing

    Sep 12, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Ashtabula, Ohio | In-person

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

    Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You? featuring Steph Buda of Kids of 216

    Sep 12, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Do you have a passion for doing good? Are you thinking of starting a nonprofit? Attend our free class, and explore if starting a nonprofit is the right course of action for you, and take the Nonprofit Startup Assessment.

    50/50 Mix: Find Great Grants With Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Maps

    Sep 12, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Foundation Directory Online Professional and Foundation Maps are easy-to-use data tools to help nonprofits find great grants. 

    How to Apply to the Creative Work Fund: Funding for Artists

    Sep 12, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Representatives of nonprofit organizations and individual artists interested in learning how to apply to the Creative Work Fund for its 2018 cycle are invited to attend this informational session. The director of the Creative Work Fund will describe guidelines, the grantmaking process and respond to questions from potential applicants.

    Grantseeking Basics for International Organizations

    Sep 13, 2017 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Special Program: Donor-Centric Philanthropy: The Shifting Paradigm in Friendraising

    Sep 13, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn new techniques and approaches in donor cultivation.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Sep 13, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

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

    How to Find and Apply for Federal Grants

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

    Learn about Grants.gov, where you can find grant opportunities across many government agencies for your nonprofit organization. Presented by Patricia Glass, a Grants.gov Program Advisor.

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

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

    Is your organization ready to seek corporate support?

    Tell Your Story: Building A High-Impact Personal Brand Workshop

    Sep 14, 2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    As the nonprofit and for-profit industry lines continue to blur, the competition for executives to monetize their expertise intensifies. This half-day personal branding workshop is designed to solve this problem.

    *Special Program* A Social Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Formation

    Sep 14, 2017 9:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Thriving vs. Surviving: Financial Best Practices Make the Difference

    Sep 14, 2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    In a hands-on, half-day class, learn how better financial practices can move your nonprofit toward real sustainability.

    Keep Your Cash Flowing: Diversifying Revenue Streams

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

    Learn how to set up your nonprofit for sustainable, long-term success by diversifying your revenue sources. Richard Brewster will provide practical guidance on how to plan an income diversification strategy and identify the best sources of revenue for your nonprofit. 

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Sep 15, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Friday, September 15 1:30pm-4:00pm EST
    Fremont, Michigan | In-person

    Learn the basics of finding grants and potential funders. Presented by Ray Arnett, CFRE.

    AFP Fundraising Boot Camp and Career Fair

    Sep 16, 2017 8:15 am - 1:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Are you an emerging development professional eager for new ideas and methods for successful fundraising work? Experienced but looking to learn about some of the latest trends? Are you looking to make a professional connection? This workshop is for you!

               

         

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Saturday, September 16 10:00am-12:00 pm PST
    Bakersfield, California | In-person

    Learn how to find online grant funding sources for your nonprofit organization @ Foundation Center Directory Online.

    Building Blocks for Starting a 501(c)(3)

    Saturday, September 16 10:30am-3:30pm EST
    Indianapolis, Indiana | In-person

    This workshop walks you through the steps to defining your mission, obtaining incorporation and nonprofit status and building an effective board.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Monday, September 18 2:30pm-4:00pm CST
    Montgomery, Alabama | In-person

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

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Sep 18, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  ET
    Lawrenceville, Georgia | In-person

    Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Sep 19, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Contracts Do's and Don'ts

    Sep 19, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Nonprofits commonly enter into agreements with sponsors, vendors, and even fellow nonprofits. Most of the time everything goes off without a hitch. However, do you know how to protect your nonprofit in the event that something doesn't go as planned?

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Sep 19, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Sep 19, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  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!

    Corporate Sponsorship for Nonprofits: How to Put a Price Tag on What You Do

    Sep 19, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Do you know the vocabulary and approach needed for success in the world of corporate sponsorship? Even experienced fundraisers may need some guidance. Drawing on his twenty-plus years of nonprofit experience, Michael Savino provides tips for identifying your assets, making the pitch, and more.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Tuesday, September 19 6:30pm-8:00pm EST
    Youngstown, Ohio | In-person

    Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don't know what to do and how much to ask for?

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Sep 20, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 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.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Wednesday, September 20 10:00am-12:00pm EST
    Reading, Pennsylvania | In-person

    Attendees will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations; what do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding; and how to identify potential funders and make the first approach.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Sep 20, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
    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.  

    Basic Tips For Using Foundation Directory Online Professional

    Sep 20, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
    New York In-person

    Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online Professional

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Wednesday, September 20 1:00pm-2:00pm CST
    Eau Claire, Wisconsin | In-person

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

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Wednesday, September 20 1:30pm-4:00pm EST
    Fremont, Michigan | In-person

    Gain an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. Presented by Ray Arnett, CFRE.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Sep 20, 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.  

    *Special Program* Legal and Accounting Considerations When Starting a Nonprofit Organization

    Sep 21, 2017 9:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Shall We Dance? Building Funder Relationships

    Sep 21, 2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    As grant funding becomes more difficult to obtain, the nonprofit organizations need to embolden their efforts to strengthen relationships with funders (foundations and donors).  

    Finding funders for your nonprofit: it's all about the match

    Thursday, September 21 1:00pm-2:30pm PST
    Bellingham, Washington | In-person

    Learn how to use the Foundation Directory Online (FDO) to find grant money for your nonprofit.

    *Special Program* Networking Night-POSTPONED

    Sep 21, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    *Special Program* Nonprofit Board Development: What You Need to Know to Succeed from the Start

    Sep 22, 2017 9:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Coffee and Conversation: Community Responsive Grantmakers

    Sep 22, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    How does a foundation respond to the changing needs of the communities it serves? Come hear from expert foundation managers who will discuss how they keep connected to current and potential grant recipients, and how they work to consistently improve their effectiveness.

               

         

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Friday, September 22 9:30am-11:30am EST
    Exton, Pennsylvania | In-person

    Attendees will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations; what do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding; and how to identify potential funders and make the first approach.

    Nonprofit Community Networking Fair

    Friday, September 22 1:00pm-3:00pm EST
    La Plata, Maryland | In-person

    Come meet your local nonprofit community. Learn about resources and funding opportunities available to your organization as well as mix and mingle with other nonprofits.

    Program Development

    Saturday, September 23 10:30am-12:30pm EST
    Indianapolis, Indiana | In-person

    In this workshop, you will discover the main components of a solid program plan; one that will help provide quality services to your community.

    Introduction to Finding Grants for the Arts

    Sep 23, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | 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.

    Effective Grant Proposals and Management

    Saturday, September 23 1:30pm-4:00pm EST
    Indianapolis, Indiana | In-person

    This workshop will provide a practical approach to developing the most effective grant-seeking strategies for your organization.

    How to Apply to the Creative Work Fund: Funding for Artists

    Sep 25, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  PT
    Webinar

    Representatives of nonprofit organizations and individual artists interested in learning how to apply to the Creative Work Fund for its 2018 cycle are invited to attend this informational webinar. The director of the Creative Work Fund will describe guidelines, the grantmaking process and respond to questions from potential applicants.

    How to Apply to the Creative Work Fund: Funding for Artists (California)

    Sep 25, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  PT
    Webinar

    Representatives of nonprofit organizations and individual artists interested in learning how to apply to the Creative Work Fund for its 2018 cycle are invited to attend this informational webinar. The director of the Creative Work Fund will describe guidelines, the grantmaking process and respond to questions from potential applicants.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Monday, September 25 6:30pm-8:00pm EST
    Tampa, Florida | In-person

    This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

    Special Program: Motivating Your Board to Fundraise

    Sep 26, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Gather the skills to boost your board's fundraising ability.

    Introduction to Preparing a 501(c)(3) Application

    Sep 26, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    This class will help provide information and understanding for what is involved in applying for recognition of exemption under Section  501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code so that individuals may be encouraged to pursue their goals or vision for completing and submitting their application for tax-exempt status.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Tuesday, September 26 1:30pm-4:00pm EST
    Fremont, Michigan | In-person

    Learn the basic elements of creating a project budget for your grant proposal. Presented by Ray Arnett, CFRE.

    Fund Your Creative Project: Grant Writing for Visual, Literary and Performing Artists

    Sep 26, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    In this webinar, artists and writers learn to take a good idea and transform it into a compelling grant proposal.

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Sep 26, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about accessing corporate support for your organization.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, September 26 6:30pm-8:30pm EST
    Virginia Beach, Virginia | In-person

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

    Proposal Writing Boot Camp

    Sep 27, 2017 9:00 am - Sep 29, 2017   PT 4:00 pm  PT
    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

    Proposal Writing Boot Camp

    Sep 27, 2017 9:00 am - Sep 29, 2017   4:00 pm 
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Join us for three days of immersion into the proposal writing process and discover how to craft a compelling proposal package. You’ll become familiar with the components of a competitive grant proposal and a well-organized budget, and you’ll develop a targeted list of foundation funding prospects.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing and Project Budgeting

    Sep 27, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Akron, Ohio | In-person

    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, along with an intensive review of the essentials of project budgeting.

    Special Program: More Than a Party: Milestone Anniversaries to Take Your Organization to the Next Level

    Sep 27, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Make the most of an organizational anniversary with techniques to create a fundraising and engagement boost all year.

    New York Library Orientation: Scholarship Resources

    Sep 27, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn about library resources, including how to use Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, for seeking scholarships for higher education. 

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Sep 27, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

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

    Visual Storytelling Strategies & Design for Nonprofits

    Sep 28, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Want to attract people to your cause? Then you’ll need to tell your story, and visual elements are key! Join us on September 28th for practical tools for telling a visually-engaging story, including how to create journey map and project roadmap to plan your story and how you’ll tell it. 

    3rd Annual Nonprofit Resource Fair

    Sep 29, 2017 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Join us for an opportunity to meet organizations serving nonprofits with everything from grant consulting to legal advising!

    Getting Started with Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

    Saturday, September 30 9:30am-11:00am EST
    Youngstown, Ohio | In-person

    This hands-on class is especially for individual grant-seekers.

    Developing and Managing Effective Nonprofit Boards

    Saturday, September 30 10:30am-12:30pm EST
    Indianapolis, Indiana | In-person

    This workshop will review best practices, tips and tools for several elements of the successful board.

    Creating and Working Your First Strategic or Business Plan

    Saturday, September 30 1:30pm-3:30pm EST
    Indianapolis, Indiana | In-person

    For your nonprofit to mature, become high quality and live beyond your founder’s passion, your nonprofit needs to create a thoughtful, realistic plan.