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April 2018

    Diving Deeper into the Foundation Directory Online

    Tuesday, April 03 9:30-11:00am EST
    Toledo, Ohio | In-person

    A deeper look on how to make the most of the Foundation Directory Online.

    Nonprofit Formation Fundamentals, Part I: Legal Considerations Before Starting a Nonprofit

    Apr 3, 2018 9:30 am - 11:30 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Understand the legal framework behind launching a nonprofit organization. 

    *Special Program* Creating Sustainable Funding from Individual Donors: A Proven Model

    Apr 3, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Apr 3, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

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

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, April 03 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm PST
    Bend, Oregon | In-person

    Deschutes Public Library will host a free workshop on finding funders for nonprofit organizations.

    Identifying Grant Prospects with Foundation Directory Online Professional

    Wednesday, April 04 11:00am-12PM CST
    Montgomery, Alabama | In-person

    FDO has a brand new interface, and the Auburn University at Montgomery Library is holding a free class to show you how to use it to search for grant prospects.

    Nonprofit Navigator: How To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit

    Wednesday, April 04 1:30pm-3:00pm MST
    Phoenix, Arizona | In-person

    Are you new to the field of grant-seeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

    Presented by Jeremiah Smith, Nonprofit Professional

    Introduction To Project Budgets

    Apr 4, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for?  If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Apr 5, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  ET
    Prince William, Virginia | In-person

    SOLD OUT! Emerging Development Professionals Leadership Circle

    Apr 6, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am  PT
    San Francisco 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. 

    Locating Private Foundation Funding

    Friday, April 06 10:00am-12:00pm CST
    Springfield, Illinois | In-person

    This workshop will include the following: Demonstration of the specialized database, Foundation Directory Online Professional and information regarding the Foundation Center’s online tutorials and web streams; Introduction to private foundations; Tips about proposal writing and communicating with the foundations; An overview of resources for nonprofits in Brookens Library.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Friday, April 06 1:30pm-2:30pm EST
    Mahopac, New York | In-person

    Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

    Creating and Working Your First Strategic or Business Plan

    Saturday, April 07 10:30am-12:30pm EST
    Indianapolis, Indiana | In-person

    Learn the basics of good planning and several formats and tools you can use to both create and live out your next (or first) plan.

    Getting Started with Government Grants

    Saturday, April 07 11:00am-3:00pm EST
    Laurel, Maryland | In-person

    Learn what you need to know about government funding before you apply in this two part webinar. There will be a break in between the two parts. Part 1: 11am Part 2: 2pm 

    IndyVitals

    Saturday, April 07 1:30pm-3:30pm EST
    Indianapolis, Indiana | In-person

    IndyVitals is a new online tool to measure the health and sustainability of neighborhood areas in Marion County.

    Cleveland International Film Festival: The New Fire

    Apr 9, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Foundation Center is proud to join with the Cleveland International Film Festival as a community partner. Our film is The New Fire.  Use code FCM to receive $2.00 off any CIFF42 ticket purchase beginning March 23, 2018. 

    *Special Program* Building an Effective Development Effort: Create a Strategy and Improve Your Operations

    Apr 10, 2018 9:30 am - 4:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Nonprofit Formation Fundamentals, Part II: Financial Management Basics for Newly Established Nonprofits

    Apr 10, 2018 9:30 am - 11:30 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Understand the financial essentials for an early-stage nonprofit organization. 

    It's 2018, Stop using GOFUNDME to Fundraise Online - Top 3 Tech Tools

    Apr 10, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    2018 is the year to stop using Paypal and GoFundMe to effectively cultivate your donors, manage volunteers and communicate with your stakeholders and tracking your social media presence.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Apr 10, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    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.  

    Cleveland International Film Festival: The New Fire

    Apr 10, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Foundation Center is proud to join with the Cleveland International Film Festival as a community partner. Our film is The New Fire.  Use code FCM to receive $2.00 off any CIFF42 ticket purchase beginning March 23, 2018. 

    Point on Prospecting (PoP) Talk: Arts and Affinity Organizations

    Apr 10, 2018 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 the arts.

    Proposal Writing Boot Camp

    Apr 11, 2018 9:00 am - Apr 13, 2018   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. 

    Grant Writing 101- A Beginner's Workshop

    Wednesday, April 11 10:00am-12:00pm CST
    Fayetteville , Arkansas | In-person

    Local grant writer Patty Henson Sullivan will present Grant Writing 101 at the Fayetteville Public Library on April 11 at 10:00 am in the Walker Community Room. Attendees will be given guidance on writing the parts of a standard grant proposal, some tips on matching grantseekers with the right funders, and a brief exploration of the library's Foundation Center Database. 

    Patty is the Executive Director of the Ozarks Literacy Council and is a member of both the Grant Professionals Association and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. 

    Part 2 of 3 Part Series on Legal Aspects of Fundraising: Fundraising Models

    Apr 11, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    In the current economy, nonprofit organizations are looking for creative ways to raise money. But nonprofits should be aware of the many legal requirements that govern fundraising, both from the IRS and the State of Georgia. Arm yourself with information to avoid problems down the road. 

    Introduction To Fundraising Planning

    Apr 11, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

    Grant Writing Basics Workshop with Alice Ruhnke

    Wednesday, April 11 2:00pm-6:00pm EST
    Charleston, West Virginia | In-person

    A 4-hour workshop that will cover all the different components of grant writing. This workshop will be presented by Alice Ruhnke of The Grant Advantage, a progressive and innovative consulting business based in Charleston, WV.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Wednesday, April 11 2:00-4:00pm EST
    Edgewater, Maryland | In-person

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

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Wednesday, April 11 3:00pm-5:00pm EDT
    Orlando, Florida | In-person

    An overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

    Introduction to Nonprofit Funding Sources

    Wednesday, April 11 3:30pm-4:45pm
    Tucson, Arizona | In-person

    Introduction on how to seek and prepare for nonprofit funding.

    Coffee and Conversations : Fundraising Best Practices

    Apr 12, 2018 8:00 am - 10:00 am  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Come network with industry leaders and nonprofit professionals in the fundraising field!

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Thursday, April 12 1:00pm-2:30pm PST
    Bellingham, Washington | In-person

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

    How To Start A Major Gifts Program

    Apr 12, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Do you want to raise major gifts dollars but don’t know where to start? Join Emma Kieran for a tutorial on how to start a successful major gifts program.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Friday, April 13 1:00pm-2:00pm 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.

    *Special Program* Going Solo, Going Big: Turning Consulting Clients into Fans

    Apr 13, 2018 9:30 am - 4:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Grants Open Lab

    Friday, April 13 2:00pm-4:00pm PST
    Tucson, Arizona | In-person

    Research private grantmakers in the Foundation Directory Online and the Arizona Guide to Grants databases with library staff present to give hints and tips on how to maximize your search results.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Saturday, April 14 2:00pm-3:30pm PST
    Fresno, California | 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

    Apr 16, 2018 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  ET
    Decatur, Georgia | In-person

    Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation

    INTRODUCTION TO FINDING GRANTS

    Monday, April 16 1:00pm-2:30pm 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.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Apr 17, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Akron, Ohio | In-person

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

    Nonprofit Formation Fundamentals, Part III: Best Practices for Good Governance and Board Development

    Apr 17, 2018 9:30 am - 11:30 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn how to lay the groundwork for effective governance in a new nonprofit organization. 

    Introduction to Census Bureau Data Access for Grant Writers

    Tuesday, April 17 10:15am-1:15pm EST
    Virginia Beach, Virginia | In-person

    During this hands-on training, you will be introduced to the American Community Survey, the Census Bureau's largest household survey.

    How to Take Your Fundraising Campaigns Online

    Apr 17, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Get strategies for using online communication tools (email, social media, peer-to-peer campaigns) to enhance your fundraising efforts.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Apr 17, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

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

    Developing Nonprofit Programs

    Tuesday, April 17 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT
    Las Vegas, Nevada | In-person

    For those new to designing, developing or managing nonprofit programming.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, April 17 6:30pm-8:00pm ET
    Youngstown, Ohio | In-person

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

    Transitioning to Development with Confidence

    Apr 18, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    What would happen if no one in an organization focused their efforts on resource development? Would great non-profits be forced to reduce or cancel programs, postpone critical events/campaigns, or even worse…close their doors? This workshop sheds light on development planning basics so individuals new to the world of fundraising and non-profits are equipped to make successful transitions.

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Apr 18, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction To Finding Grants

    Apr 18, 2018 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 in this introductory course.

    Showcasing Your Nonprofit on the 990

    Apr 19, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    During this session, members of Hood & Strong’s tax-exempt organizations tax practice will discuss the most common errors made on tax forms and provide a brief overview of how Tax Cuts and Jobs Act effects exempt organizations.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Apr 19, 2018 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Grants Professionals Association Meeting: Meet Stephen Love and Nelson Beckford of Cleveland Foundation

    Apr 19, 2018 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    For the GPA April meeting, we are honored to present Stephen Love and Nelson Beckford from The Cleveland Foundation to discuss trends in foundation giving and tips for creating a stellar grant proposal!

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Apr 19, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Money to Match Your Mission: Identifying and Applying for Grant Funds

    Thursday, April 19 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
    Eau Claire, Wisconsin | In-person

    Join us for this viewing of the live Foundation Center webinar, "Money to Match Your Mission: Identifying and Applying for Grant Funds."

    Money to Match Your Mission: Identifying and Applying for Grant Funds

    Apr 19, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    his one-hour webinar is designed for both beginner and practiced grant writers who need to understand the elements of a proposal and how to successfully integrate them into a winning proposal. If you are ready to submit stellar grants and raise more dollars for your community, this is the webinar for you!

    Using the 990 to Tell Your Story at Lakeland Community College

    Apr 20, 2018 8:00 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Kirtland, Ohio | In-person

    More donors are looking at a charity's Form 990 before they decide to give. How can nonprofits use these tax forms to capture the attention and heart of their readers and explain their mission, work, and results in concise and compelling ways?

    Your Board and Fundraising

    Apr 20, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    You Got a Grant, Now What? - Grant Writing Workshop with Judith Margolin

    Friday, April 20 9:30am-12:30pm EST
    Greenwich , Connecticut | In-person

    This workshop provides much needed practical advice on how to make your way through the pile of paperwork accompanying each grant, uncovering hidden requirements in the grant award letter, and ensuring that you meet all of the funder’s requirements, while establishing a true partnership for the future. 

    How To Develop An Inkind Donations Program

    Apr 20, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Webinar

    Pop on in and learn about fair market valuation of in-kind donations and explore unexpected opportunities to provide much needed fundraising relief to your organization.

    Using Logic Models in Project Proposals

    Friday, April 20 1:00pm-3:00pm CST
    Springfield, Illinois | In-person

    Project success depends, in part, on good planning. Funding agencies know this, so they expect a logical plan in your grant proposal.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Saturday, April 21 2:00pm-3:30pm PST
    Fresno, California | In-person

    If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

    A Spring Board Refresh: A New Look at Governance Trends and Key Board Functions

    Apr 23, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about board roles and responsibilities at a free multi-session training.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Monday, April 23 3:00 pm-4:30pm EST
    Melfa, Virginia | 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.   Presentation will be followed by a demonstration of the Foundation Directory database, now available at the Eastern Shore Public Library.  .

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Monday, April 23 6:00pm-8:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants introduces the basic concepts and practices in grant seeking.

    Leadership Conversations Series: Work/Life Balance

    Apr 24, 2018 9:00 am - 10:30 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Join Alison Motz of Ascend Advisors  for this key session of our new leadership series Conversations and hear 5 steps to establish a healthy work/life balance by getting yourself organized, organizing your professional work strategies and keeping your sanity (humor helps)!

    Nonprofit Formation Fundamentals, Part IV: Fundraising Essentials for Newly-Established Nonprofits

    Apr 24, 2018 9:30 am - 11:30 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn the most important aspects of fundraising for an early-stage organization. 

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Apr 24, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal.

    Foundation Center Orientation: Introduction to Fundraising Resources & Databases

    Apr 24, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    *Special Program* Social Sector Networking Night: Bring a Friend to Foundation Center

    Apr 24, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Nonprofit Grants

    Tuesday, April 24 7:00pm-9:00pm MST
    Salt Lake City, Utah | In-person

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

    AFP Broadcast - Building Your Small Shop Toolkit

    Apr 25, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    In this session, an overview of the most essential fiscal, HR, Board of Directors and self-care tips will be shared from over 15 years experience running small shops.

    Brown Bag Lunch: Engaging Women Donors – Personal Stories and Powerful Purses

    Apr 25, 2018 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Come hear from Jane Christyson, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, and a panel of local funders to learn the best ways of engaging women donors for your organization.

    Set Your GPS: Developing a Theory of Change

    Apr 25, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    What is a theory of change? Why is it important? How does it lay the groundwork for evaluation—assessing whether or not your strategies are effective?

    Introduction To Proposal Writing

    Apr 25, 2018 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 Finding Grants

    Wednesday, April 25 3pm-5pm EST
    Columbus, Georgia | In-person

    Participants will receive a brief training, then be encouraged to practice.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Wednesday, April 25 3:00pm-4:30pm EST
    Columbus, Georgia | In-person

    Learn how to find grants using FCO.

    Online Video Master Class. “DON’T TELL ME, SHOW ME!” (LEVEL I).

    Apr 26, 2018 10:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    In-person

    More than ever your organization’s video marketing is the most powerful way to demonstrate your connection to your community, the efforts you are making toward accomplishing your mission, and the impact you are having. Being engaged with videos will reach your funders, donors and volunteers in a deeper and more committed way that illustrates your cause.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Thursday, April 26 10:00am-11:00am EST
    Delray Beach , Florida | In-person

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

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Apr 26, 2018 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. 

    *Special Program* No Begging! Run Your Nonprofit Like a Business

    Apr 26, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Apr 26, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

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

    How to Create an Unforgettable Email Welcome Series

    Apr 26, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    An email welcome series is an essential tool to deepen engagement with new email subscribers and new donors. Learn how to create one that sets a positive tone for your organization.

    Meet the Grantmakers - 2018-04-27 - Exton, PA

    Friday, April 27 9:00am-11:30am EST
    Exton, Pennsylvania | In-person

    Join us to hear area grantmakers discuss how their foundations operate, funder perspectives on the grantmaking process, expectations for grantseekers, what distinguishes a successful grant application, and more!

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Apr 27, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am  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.  

    How to Secure Funding from Foundations

    Friday, April 27 10:00am-1:00pm EST
    Middletown, Connecticut | In-person

    Learn about current trends in grant funding and how to approach funders.

    Grants Research Lab

    Friday, April 27 10:00am-12:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

    Search the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online in our computer lab.

    Nonprofit Fundraising Workshop

    Saturday, April 28 12:00pm-3:00pm ET
    Virginia Beach, Virginia | In-person

    This workshop is geared for nonprofit leaders, board members, and others new to nonprofit fundraising.

    Special Program: Technology for Your Nonprofit: How to Choose the Right Tools

    Apr 30, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about the various technology tools available for nonprofits. 

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Monday, April 30 6:00pm-8:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

    Introduction To Proposal Writing offers tips and techniques in successful grant proposal writing for nonprofit organizations.