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June 2017

    Beyond Marriage Equality: What’s Next in Funding LGBTQ Issues?

    Jun 1, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  ET
    Livestream

    Join Foundation Center West and a panel of funders as we address how philanthropy is working to address persisting challenges for LGBTQ people and communities.

    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. 

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Jun 7, 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 Project Budgets

    Jun 14, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

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

    Driving Collective Action: Strategies for Community Engagement

    Jun 15, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Leaders are searching for new ways to involve important stakeholders in advocacy. Learn how to connect your clients, communities, and their stories to your work to effect greater policy change.

    Coffee and Conversation: The George Gund Foundation

    Jun 16, 2017 9:30 am - 10:30 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Come and meet John Mitterholzer, Senior Program Officer for the environment at The George Gund Foundation and learn about the Foundation's support of environmental programs as well as the current state of environmental funding in Greater Cleveland.

               

         

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Jun 20, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Explore the world of corporate support and tools and resources on corporate giving.

    Anticipating Funders' Needs

    Jun 20, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    When grant application guidelines don't ask you for something that you know is important, what should you do? Learn how to identify and anticipate a funder’s needs when preparing a proposal.

    Advanced Grantseeking

    Jun 21, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

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

    Social Change Branding in the Digital Age

    Jun 22, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Social change brands are a powerful expression of an organization’s mission and values. Learn how to translate a clearly-defined brand strategy into effective online experiences to increase organizational cohesion, capacity, and impact.

    Giving USA Review of Results and Analysis: A National Perspective and A Bay Area Perspective

    Jun 23, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
    San Francisco In-person

    Join leaders and colleagues from San Francisco’s non-profit sector for Giving USA Review of Results and Analysis: A National Perspective and A Bay Area Perspective.

    Giving USA Review of Results and Analysis: National and Bay Area Perspectives

    Jun 23, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Livestream

    Total giving to U.S. charities rose 2.7 percent to an estimated $390.05 billion in 2016, according to the latest edition of Giving USA. Tune in to hear national and Bay Area perspectives from leaders in San Francisco’s non-profit sector.

    Foundation Center Summer Social: The Stories We Tell

    Jun 27, 2017 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Come to our second annual summer event at the Foundation Center!

    Book Talk: Fundraising for Social Change

    Jun 27, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Livestream

    Join Kim Klein, internationally known fundraising trainer and author of Fundraising for Social Change for an engaging conversation on the latest edition.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Jun 28, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

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