Electronic Resources for Finding Funders
Thursday, July 28, 2011 1:00 pm
Classroom | Cleveland, OH
Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center's premiere funding research tool; navigate and use the wide range of resources available on the Foundation Center's newest web site, GrantSpace.org; and learn how to identify and research individual donors.
This class is divided into three sections:
Introduction to Finding Funders: This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and PubHub reports.
Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources: This session will also introduce you to the resources available on the Foundation Center’s newest web site for grantseekers, GrantSpace.org. GrantSpace, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers. You can explore content based on your subject area or a skill set you want to improve, as well as take advantage of our various tools to get answers to the most frequently asked questions, find sample documents, including proposals, and more.
Prospect Research Basics: Researching individual prospects can sometimes be harder than researching foundations. This class will also help you find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about researching individual donors:
- How can I compile a list of potential donors?
- What strategies could I use to research the individuals on my list?
- What kind of information is relevant? What free information sources are available on the Web?
- What ethical standards must be applied when finding out information about individuals?
Space is limited. Register online with the form below, in person, or by calling (216) 861-1933. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance.
Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend. If you need further information, please call (216) 861-1933.