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February 2018

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Feb 1, 2018 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

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

    Reach New Audiences and Get Donors to Come to You

    Feb 1, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Want to grow your base of supporters? Learn how to do so from Boris Kievsky, founder of dotOrgStrategy.com, who will provide practical guidance on how to define, connect with and expand your nonprofit’s audience.

    Emerging Development Professionals Leadership Circle

    Feb 2, 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. 

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Feb 6, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  ET
    Alexandria, Virginia | 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: Boards and Communication: How and When to Talk to Your Board, for Better Results

    Feb 7, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn techniques to foster better communication with your board.

    *Special Program* Beginner’s Guide to Contracts

    Feb 7, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Nonprofit Navigator: How To Write Winning Proposals

    Wednesday, February 07 1:30pm-3:00pm MST
    Phoenix, Arizona | 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 that introduces you techniques for diving into a writing a proposal that meets the needs of your organization. 

    Presented by Jeremiah Smith, Nonprofit Professional. 

    Introduction To Project Budgets

    Feb 7, 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 Foundation Center & the NEW Foundation Directory Online at SFPL

    Feb 8, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Discover what resources Foundation Center offers and learn how to use Foundation Directory Online at the San Francisco Public Library.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Feb 8, 2018 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Feb 8, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Feb 8, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 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.  

    Nonprofits & Corporations: Building Purposeful Partnerships

    Feb 8, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Get a better understanding of the corporate ecosystem and how to build purposeful partnerships through key relationships and mission alignment.

    Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You? at Lakeland Community College

    Feb 9, 2018 8:00 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Kirtland, Ohio | In-person

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

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Saturday, February 10 9:30am-11:00am EST
    Youngstown, Ohio | 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.

    Find Your Stats in a Flash!

    Saturday, February 10 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.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Saturday, February 10 10:00am-12:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

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

    Finding Grants for Your Education

    Saturday, February 10 1:30pm-3:00pm EST
    Virginia Beach, Virginia | In-person

    Learn how to find scholarships, fellowships, and research grants available from foundations.

    Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits

    Saturday, February 10 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
    Laurel, Maryland | In-person

    This webinar presentation provides a step-by-step checklist approach to help increase your organization's readiness for foundation fundraising

    How to Start a Nonprofit

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

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Feb 13, 2018 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 Proposal Writing

    Tuesday, February 13 9:30am-11:00am EST
    Toledo, Ohio | 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

    Feb 13, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

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

    Introduction to Finding Nonprofit Grants

    Tuesday, February 13 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. 

    Special Program: Nonprofit Incorporation & Tax Exemption

    Feb 14, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn the essentials of launching a nonprofit and acquiring tax-exempt status.

    Brown Bag Lunch: A Community-Centered Design Approach to Social Innovation

    Feb 14, 2018 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Come meet representatives of Design Impact, a social innovation firm,  and learn from their experience working with communities and organizations to apply design thinking to move toward equitable systems change.

    Introduction To Fundraising Planning

    Feb 14, 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.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Wednesday, February 14 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Annapolis, Maryland | In-person

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

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Feb 15, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Business and Legal Considerations for Nonprofits Selecting Office Space

    Feb 15, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    For nonprofits, as for all businesses, the location where you operate plays an important role in how your organization will function and whether it will thrive.   When selecting a space and deciding whether to own or lease (and under what terms), it is all too easy to dive into a deal before fully considering your needs and possible risks.  In this seminar, our speakers will cover a broad range of considerations that all nonprofits should keep in mind as they make real estate decisions.

    Finding Scholarships for College or Graduate School

    Feb 15, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland Heights, Ohio | In-person

    Come to this class and learn about finding scholarships using Foundation Center and other local resources.

    Grants Professionals Association Meeting: Making the Transition from Fundraiser to Executive Leader

    Feb 15, 2018 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Join GPA at their first meeting of 2018 for an exciting panel discussion on making the transition from Fundraiser to Executive Leader!

    Funding Arts Programs: How to Articulate Your Impact

    Feb 15, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Get a funder’s guidance on measuring the short-term outputs of grants for arts and culture. The San Antonio Area Foundation will discuss how to report on accomplishments and challenges as it relates to program outcomes.

    Legal Issues for Nonprofit Board Members

    Thursday, February 15 3:00pm-5:00pm CST
    Saint Louis, Missouri | In-person

    Learn about the legal and good governance obligations of nonprofit board members, potential liabilities, and options to protect board members from those liabilities. Dan Sise, J.D., Interim Director of the Public Policy Administration Program at the University of Missouri St. Louis will present.

    *Special Program* LinkedIn: Launch and Grow Your Network While Enhancing Your Nonprofit's Reputation

    Feb 16, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Grants Research Lab

    Friday, February 16 10:00am-12:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

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

    Grants 101, Session 2

    Friday, February 16 3:00pm-4:00pm MST
    Tucson , Arizona | In-person

    Session two will cover how to craft a case for support, narrowing a funder list and filing follow-up reports. Topics will also include stewardship and cultivation of funders, building long-term relationships with funders and foundations and additional resources for researching and grant writing.

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

    Saturday, February 17 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.

    Presented by Rebecca Kirby

    Special Program: Demystifying State Charity Registration Laws

    Feb 20, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Understand the legal implications involved in your fundraising efforts.

    Developing a Sustainable Funding Base for Nonprofit Organizations

    Tuesday, February 20 10:00am-11:30am EST
    Hudson, Ohio | In-person

    Join Barb Greene at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on for the workshop, “Sustainable Funding for Nonprofits”. 

    Básicos de organizaciones sin fines

    Tuesday, February 20 2:00pm-4:00pm PST
    Las Vegas, Nevada | In-person

    ¿Quieres iniciar una organización sin fines de lucro para devolver a la comunidad y ayudar a los necesitados, pero no saben mucho sobre ellos?

    Presentador invitado: Carlito Sánchez

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Tuesday, February 20 6:30pm-8:00pm 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.

    Courageous or Cautious? Establishing Your Nonprofit's Brand Personality

    Feb 21, 2018 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn to craft consistent messaging through creating and understanding your nonprofit's brand personality..

    Using LinkedIn to Reach Donors: Elevate Your Story on LinkedIn

    Feb 21, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am  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.

    Find It, Fund It for Nonprofits

    Wednesday, February 21 10:00am-11:30am CST
    Fayetteville, Arkansas | In-person

    Find It, Fund It helps match grant seekers with funders using the Foundation Directory Online Professional database.  The database was redesigned in 2017 to offer more search options.  The class will be held in the Ann Henry Board Room .

    Fundraising: Trends in Annual Reports

    Wednesday, February 21 1:00pm-2:00pm EST
    Baltimore, Maryland | In-person

    Current trends in annual reports such as donor focus, the combination of print and digital technology, abbreviated annual reports and infographics.

    Introduction To Finding Grants

    Feb 21, 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.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Feb 21, 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.

    Nonprofit Resource Fair

    Feb 22, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Charlotte, North Carolina | In-person
    Charlotte Nonprofit Resource Fair

    The Nonprofit Resource fair is a vehicle to:

    • Connect nonprofit professionals with local service providers who can help them grow, manage, and sustain their programs
    • Showcase nonprofits and their funders that are taking collaborative approaches to find solutions
    • Spread the word about Foundation Center resources and community partner resources (exhibitors)

    During the resource fair, we will also provide a special programming panel, Grantmaker Meets the Changemaker. We will present a dialogue between community Changemakers--nonprofit leaders that are working together rather than in silos to figure how to have the most strategic impact--and Grantmakers.

    This dialogue will provide attendees with access and insights into the grantmaker/grantee relationship, as well as the benefits of collaboration including:

    • Ability to provide services in a more holistic fashion with greater efficiency and combined resources
    • Coordinated efforts leading to less duplication
    • Opportunities for joint pursuit of funding
    • Increased credibility and stability

       

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Thursday, February 22 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.

    Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session - February 2018

    Feb 22, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Join Kate Tkacik, director of Network Engagement at Foundation Center, to learn how the Funding Information Network program can help your nonprofit resource center, community foundation, or library support your local nonprofit and small business economy. You'll learn about the key components of the program package, including Foundation Directory Online, grantseeking training guides, and our upcoming certification modules.

    *Special Program* Social Sector Networking Night: Young Professionals

    Feb 22, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Thursday, February 22 7:00pm-8:30pm CST
    Schaumburg, Illinois | In-person

    Get an overview of the grant-seeking process, followed by a hands-on demonstration of Foundation Directory Online.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Feb 23, 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.  

    Foundation Fundraising 2018: What's New and What's Necessary for Nonprofits

    Feb 23, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  ET
    Oberlin, Ohio | In-person

    Come to this joint AFP/Foundation Center workshop to learn foundation fundraising from the experts and to hear from grantmakers on what to expect in 2018

               

         

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Friday, February 23 10:00am-11:30am EST
    Bristol, Pennsylvania | In-person

    Join us to learn how to use the recently redesigned Foundation Directory Online, the premier foundation funding research tool.

    Introduction to the Grant Search

    Friday, February 23 1:30pm-2:30pm EST
    Mahopac, New York | In-person

    Join us to learn how to use the Foundation Directory Online and Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley for your grant search.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Saturday, February 24 10:00am-12:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

    Learn the basics of writing a grant proposal for your nonprofit.

    Program Development

    Saturday, February 24 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.

    Presented by Gail Thomas Strong.

    Effective Grant Proposals and Management

    Saturday, February 24 1:00pm-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.

    Presented by Gail Thomas Strong.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Saturday, February 24 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Saginaw, Michigan | 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.

    Leadership Conversations Series: Building a 3-Year Strategy and Vision: 5 Tips

    Feb 27, 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 more about building a 3-year strategy from your vision.

    Introduction To Corporate Giving

    Feb 27, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
    San Francisco In-person

    Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. Is your organization ready to seek corporate support?

    The Art of Salary Negotiations

    Feb 27, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Knowing how to properly negotiate your salary isn’t about “winning” or “losing”—it’s about setting yourself up for the future you deserve. Regardless of how many years of experience you have, if you’re ready for a change in salary, then our Salary Negotiations Workshop is for you! 

    Foundation Center Orientation: Introduction to Fundraising Resources & Databases

    Feb 27, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Your Board and Fundraising

    Feb 27, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Charlotte, North Carolina | In-person

    Learn how to engage your board in fundraising.

    This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. What we will cover:

    • The role of your board
    • Why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns
    • Ways the board can participate in fundraising activities
    • Tips for strengthening your fundraising board

    Grant-Ready Program Development and Operations

    Feb 28, 2018 10:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Join us for an in-person training with non-profit and Foundation Center leader, Maria Azuri, on crafting program designs and processes that will make your proposal stand out.

    Introduction To Proposal Writing

    Feb 28, 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 Proposal Writing

    Mar 13, 2018 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person