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October 2017

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Monday, October 02 6:00pm-7:30pm EST
    Waldorf , Maryland | In-person

    Learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants and approaching funders with requests for financial support.

    A Road Map to Culturally Specific Grantseeking

    Oct 3, 2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Join Anne Huang and Kevin Seaman for a three-hour interactive workshop to build a culturally competent foundation in which to assess your organization’s grant readiness, gain insight into the funding process, implement a grant strategy, and create dynamic language that reflects your organization's unique practice.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Oct 3, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

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

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, October 03 1:30pm-4:00pm EST
    Fremont, Michigan | In-person

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

    Funding for Arts Month program Arts Month Kick-Off & Networking Event

    Oct 3, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Artists, meet your peers in the field, and learn about organizations that can help you in your work.

    Point on Prospecting (PoP) Talk: Healthcare Prospecting

    Oct 3, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    In an informal roundtable, share ideas and techniques on prospecting for donors for healthcare causes.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, October 03 6:30pm-8:30pm 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.

    Foundation Center Orientation & Introduction to the NEW Foundation Directory Online

    Oct 4, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

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

    New York Library Orientation

    Oct 4, 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.

    Basic Tips For Using Foundation Directory Online Professional

    Oct 4, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
    New York In-person

    Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online Professional

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Oct 4, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 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 Proposal Writing

    Oct 4, 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!

    Thrive Workshop Series: Introduction to Finding Grants

    Oct 4, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 Fundraising Planning

    Oct 5, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  ET
    Laurel, Maryland | In-person

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

    Emerging Development Professionals Leadership Circle

    Oct 6, 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. 

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Oct 9, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  ET
    Decatur, Georgia | In-person

    Coffee and Conversation: The Knight Foundation

    Oct 10, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Akron, Ohio | In-person

    Come and meet Kyle Kutuchief, Akron Program Director at The Knight Foundation, and learn about the foundation's support of investments in talent, opportunity and engagement in the city of Akron.

               

         

    Standing Up and Speaking Out: Your 501(c)3 Advocacy Rights

    Tuesday, October 10 10:00am-12:00pm PST
    Richmond, California | In-person

    Now more than ever, your community is relying on you to stand up for them. If you think your 501(c)(3) public charity status prevents you from advocating for new laws and policies, think again! Whether pushing for quality education, protecting the rights of undocumented immigrants, or demanding safe communities for everyone, you can legally advocate for public policy and community change at every level of government. 

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Oct 10, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Oct 10, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about accessing corporate support for your organization.

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

    Oct 10, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 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)

    Oct 10, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 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

    Oct 10, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Funding for Arts Month program Arts Month: Fiscal Sponsorship for Artists

    Oct 10, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Artists, learn about how fiscal sponsorship can expand your options for funding and career development.

    *Special Program* The Power of the Purse: How Women Philanthropists Differ from Men and How to Attract them to your Mission

    Oct 11, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Wednesday, October 11 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Annapolis, Maryland | In-person

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

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Oct 11, 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.

    Thrive Workshop Series: Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Oct 11, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 Finding Grants

    Oct 12, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  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.

    New York Library Orientation: Scholarship Resources

    Oct 12, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 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. 

    Advanced Grantseeking Using the NEW Foundation Directory Online

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

    Get your grantseeking in gear!! Bring your computer and learn the best ways to enhance your grantseeking using the newly-revised Foundation Directory Online and other essential tools.

    Introduction to Finding Grants--POSTPONED

    Oct 12, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  ET
    Hagerstown, Maryland | 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.  

    Funding for Arts Month program Arts Month: In Conversation with The Drama League

    Oct 12, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Performing artists and organizations, learn more about the services offered by one of the nation's oldest and most renowned theatre institutions.

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Oct 13, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Friday, October 13 11:00am-12:30pm PST
    Santa Monica, California | In-person

    You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

    • Who funds nonprofits and what their motivations are.
    • What funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
    • How to identify potential funders and make the first approach.

    New FDO Look

    Friday, October 13 1:30pm-2:30pm EST
    Mahopac , New York | In-person

    Come to our class to get an overview of the new FDO features as well as a chance to ask questions and test it out yourself.

    *Special Program* Nonprofit Networking Night

    Oct 16, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  ET
    Arlington, Virginia | In-person

    Grantseeking for the Arts

    Oct 16, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
    Waldorf, Maryland | In-person

    This class will explore finding money to fund artists and arts programs. In this workshop, you will identify funders supporting individuals working in the arts, as well as touch on grantmaker motivations, and the variety of support options available.

    2-day Grant Writing Workshop

    Tuesday, October 17 9:00am-4:00pm MST
    Salt Lake City, Utah | In-person

    Join the City Library and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a two-day, beginning workshop on grant writing. 

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Oct 17, 2017 9:00 am - 10:30 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

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

    Proposal Writing Boot Camp

    Oct 17, 2017 9:00 am - Oct 19, 2017   ET 4:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | 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

    Oct 17, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

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

    Brown Bag Lunch: How To Build The Fundraising Team of the Future

    Oct 17, 2017 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Tired of running your fundraising as a one-person show?  Learn how to manage growth with a limited budget in this FREE workshop. 

    Funding for Arts Month program Arts Month: Fundraising for Filmmakers

    Oct 17, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn new strategies to raise money for documentary or feature films.

    Applying for Tax Exempt Status

    Tuesday, October 17 2:00pm-4:00pm PST
    Las Vegas, Nevada | In-person

    Learn about applying for tax-exempt status with the IRS.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Oct 18, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Akron, Ohio | In-person

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

    Social Media for Nonprofits

    Wednesday, October 18 11:00am-12:00pm PST
    Pleasant Hill, California | Webinar

    Join us for this webinar to learn the many ways to use social media and analytics to drive awareness and boost fundraising efforts in your nonprofit. 

    Hosted by the Sanford Institute for Philanthropy, this exclusive webinar will teach you how to:
    • Build your nonprofit’s brand
    • Promote your organization
    • Effectively reach your target audience

    Register now at sanfordinstituteofphilanthropy.org/smnp. 

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Oct 18, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  ET
    Baltimore, Maryland | 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.  

    *Special Program* Program Evaluation That Works for You

    Oct 19, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Do More With Less: Stretch Your Dollar Using Financial Best Practices

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

    Are you looking to do the most good with your money? Then join us on October 19th! In this webinar Paul Konigstein will cover three critical types of financial best practices—internal controls, budget creation and monitoring, and financial reporting--and how to tailor them to your organization.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Thursday, October 19 7:00pm-8:30pm CST
    Schaumburg, Illinois | In-person

    Learn how to find funding for your nonprofit organization with Foundation Directory Online. Presented by library staff.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Oct 20, 2017 10:15 am - 12:15 pm  ET
    Frederick, Maryland | In-person

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Oct 23, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  ET
    Alpharetta, Georgia | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Monday, October 23 7:00pm-9:00pm MST
    Salt Lake City, Utah | In-person

    In this workshop you'll learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants for your nonprofit, so you can focus on your organization's mission.

    What's So Special About Events?

    Tuesday, October 24 10:00am-12:00pm EST
    Warrenton, Virginia | In-person

    Learn how to evaluate and create mission-tied special events for maximum impact and revenue.

    Finding Hidden Gems: Developing a Nonprofit In-kind Donations Program

    Oct 24, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Nonprofits at all levels traditionally enter into agreements with local and national business organizations to provide resources to their constituents. In-kind gifts are one source of such contributions and can include goods or services, other than cash grants. In previous years as much as one-third of revenue for 501(c)(3) public charities came from in-kind donations as a result of formal contracts.

    *Special Program* Digital Marketing for the Social Entrepreneur

    Oct 24, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Oct 24, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 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.  

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning for Nonprofits

    Tuesday, October 24 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
    Mansfield, Ohio | In-person

    Learn the steps for creating a fundraising plan.

    Funding for Arts Month program Arts Month: International Arts Projects: Taking Your Work Global

    Oct 24, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn from organizations that have successfully built arts programs abroad.

    Grant Resources-Ask the Expert

    Tuesday, October 24 2:30pm-3:30pm EST
    Mansfield, Ohio | In-person

    Learn about the various Foundation Center grant databases and get your grant questions answered.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, October 24 2:30pm-4:00pm PST
    Bend, Oregon | In-person

    10 tips for nonprofits seeking grants, plus an introduction to searching the Foundation Directory Online and other Deschutes Public Library nonprofit resources.

    Getting Started With Foundation Grants to Individuals

    Tuesday, October 24 7:00pm-8:30pm CST
    Schaumburg, Illinois | In-person

    Learn how to find funding using Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, available on library computers.  Presented by library staff.

    Proposal Writing Boot Camp

    Oct 25, 2017 9:00 am - Oct 27, 2017   ET 4:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    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. 

    Transformative Major Gift Fundraising

    Oct 25, 2017 9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    In a hands-on, full-day class, become fully prepared to take your nonprofit's major gift strategy to the next level.

    Thrive Workshop Series: Introduction to Project Budgets

    Oct 25, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 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.  

    Grantseeking Basics for International Organizations

    Oct 26, 2017 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    How's Your Health? An Online Diagnostics Tool for Arts Nonprofits

    Oct 26, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Zannie Voss, Director of the National Center for Arts Research (NCAR), will share San Francisco specific non-profit trend analysis and walk you through the Dashboard to assess and advance your organization’s health.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Oct 26, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Charlotte, North Carolina | In-person

    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.

    Special Program: Capital Fundraising: Making a Great Case for Great Space

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

    Learn key tips for finding funding for building and renovations.

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

    Oct 26, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 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. 

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

    Thursday, October 26 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.

    Finish Strong: Maximizing End of Year Fundraising

    Oct 26, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Are you prepared to maximize your end-of-year fundraising campaign? Join us on October 26th to gain practical tips that will make you stand out from the crowd, including strategies for garnering donors’ attention and spurring them to action. 

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Friday, October 27 9:00am-10:00am CST
    Glen Ellyn, Illinois | In-person

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

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Saturday, October 28 10:30am-12:30pm EST
    Indianapolis, Indiana | In-person

    This workshop helps young organizations build a case for support and provides an overview of common fundraising types to help in thinking through why and in which ways nonprofit groups might best raise funds.

    Understanding Nonprofit Collaboration

    Saturday, October 28 1:30pm-4:00pm EST
    Indianapolis, Indiana | In-person

    Increasing in prominence as a tool for enhanced efficiency and strengthened service delivery, collaboration’s advantages, disadvantages, potential, and pitfalls must be understood by all savvy nonprofit professionals.

    Proposal Writing Boot Camp

    Oct 30, 2017 9:00 am - Nov 1, 2017   4:00 pm 
    New York, New York | 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.

    2017 Philanthropy Summit: Unleashing a Culture of Philanthropy in your Nonprofit

    Tuesday, October 31 8:00am-4:00pm PST
    Pleasant Hill, California | In-person

    At the 2017 Philanthropy Summit, sponsored by the Andeavor Foundation, you will have the opportunity to hear panel discussions and presentations from CCS Fundraising, the Foundation Center, and MarketSmart to acquire the skills and capabilities necessary to establish a more effective and sustainable nonprofit organization.

    Working with Vulnerable Populations

    Oct 31, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta In-person

    Working with vulnerable populations, including children and the elderly, requires special skills but also has additional legal requirements. 

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Oct 31, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

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