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October 2017


    Oct 4, 2017
    Cleveland, Ohio

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, FC Midwest Knowledge Center will be closed on Wednesday, October 4th. Our databases can be accessed for FREE at any one of our local Funding Information Network Partner locations.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Oct 4, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET

    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!

    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.



    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Oct 11, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET

    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.

    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.

    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. 

    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.

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

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

    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.

    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. 

    Finish Strong: Maximizing End of Year Fundraising

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

    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.