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February 2017

    New York Library Orientation

    Feb 1, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am  ET
    New York In-person

    Learn how to use the resources of Foundation Center's New York Library.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Feb 1, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
    Atlanta, Georgia | 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.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Feb 1, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

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

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Feb 1, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

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

    Nonprofit Navigator: How To Write Winning Proposals

    Wednesday, February 01 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!
    This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Feb 1, 2017 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.  

    College Scholarship & Grant Searching for High Schoolers

    Wednesday, February 01 6:00pm-7:30pm EST
    Waldorf, Maryland | In-person

    High schoolers and their guardians are invited to participate in this hands on scholarship and grant searching training. Learn more about the Maryland Higher Education Commission's MDCAPS program and how to search the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online database. Laptops provided on a first come, first served basis. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop!

    Point on Prospecting (PoP) Talk: Think Global, Prospect Local: Eye on Asia

    Feb 1, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Join us for an informal roundtable discussion of prospecting donors based in Asia.

    Finding Scholarships for College or Graduate School

    Feb 1, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  ET
    Euclid, Ohio | In-person

    Come to this special evening class at Euclid Public Library and learn about financial aid resources from Foundation Center.

    Planning for Financial Sustainability

    Thursday, February 02 9:00am-12:00pm CST
    Chicago, Illinois | In-person

    Learn key strategies that will ensure your organization remains financially solvent, has a sustainable business model, and progresses toward achieving its mission through high impact programs.

    Introduction to Grants and Fundraising Metrics @ JFK University

    Feb 2, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  PT
    Pleasant Hill, California | In-person

    The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University is offering a new workshop to introduce non-profit organizations to grant databases, identifying grant funds and fundraising metrics.

    This training is provided in partnership with The Foundation Center of San Francisco and Market Smart's Fundraising Report Card Group.

    Book Signing and Happy Hour - The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout

    Feb 2, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Join authors Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman for a conversation about self-care in the nonprofit sector.

    *Special Program* Networking Night!

    Feb 2, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout

    Feb 2, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  ET
    Livestream

    Tune in to hear authors Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman for a conversation about self-care in the nonprofit sector. 

    Going Solo. Going Big. Setting Up Your Consulting Practice

    Feb 3, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Whether you’re considering a consulting career in the years to come or launching your practice now, you’ll want to start strong.  No matter how much nonprofit experience you have, the logistics of launching a business are bound to be new.  This course will offer you a roadmap to efficiently start working with clients. From marketing to contracts to setting fees, this course will delve into the topics that most vex new business owners.

    Emerging Development Professionals Leadership Circle (Registration Closed)

    Feb 3, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am  PT
    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

    Friday, February 03 9:30am-11:00am EST
    Prince Frederick, Maryland | In-person

    Attendees will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including how to identify potential funders and make the first approach.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Feb 3, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    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. 

    Introduction to Proposal Writing at the Alpharetta Branch - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    Feb 6, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
    Alpharetta, Georgia | In-person

    Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Monday, February 06 6:00pm-7:30pm EST
    Waldorf, Maryland | In-person

    This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. Learn the "do's" and "don'ts" of writing and submitting a proposal and how to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

    The Sustainable Nonprofit: What Does it Really Cost to Achieve Impact?

    Feb 7, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  PT
    San Francisco In-person

    This interactive and engaging workshop will help social sector leaders understand the key pieces of financial data that are critical to making better, more informed decisions that drive organizations sustainability.

    Introduction to Finding Grants @ The San Francisco Public Library

    Feb 7, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | 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 the Community: Cleveland Public Library

    Feb 7, 2017 10:30 am - 4:30 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Foundation Center staff will be out in the community during the month of February providing training, special programs and hosting office hours.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Feb 7, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Feb 7, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of:

    • The different types of corporate giving
    • What motivates corporations to give
    • How to find potential corporate partners

    Nonprofit Fair

    Tuesday, February 07 1:00pm-6:00pm EST
    Macon, Georgia | In-person

    Join us for a chance to network with other local nonprofits and grant seekers.

    How to Facilitate Productive and Meaningful Meetings

    Feb 7, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Meetings drive work in the social sector. We meet to plan, meet to discuss data, and meet to share information.  And yet the suggestion of a new meeting often leads us to wonder if meetings are time well spent as our work piles up around us. How can we make sure that the time we spend in meetings does not get in the way of serving our clients and communities?  How do we tie our meetings more purposefully to our work?  Join us for a webinar on February 7, 2017 as Stephanie Arcella and Bix Gabriel of Take Two Services Inc. share their tips for getting the most out of your meetings.  

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, February 07 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
    Old Fort, North Carolina | 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.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Feb 8, 2017 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 Finding Grants

    Wednesday, February 08 10:00am-11:30am EST
    Bristol, Pennsylvania | In-person

    Join us to learn how to use Foundation Directory Online.

    Special Program: Activating High Potential Board Members for Fundraising

    Feb 8, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn tactics for empowering your board members to become better fundraisers.

    Grants for Individuals

    Wednesday, February 08 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Annapolis, Maryland | In-person

    Learn how to search for grants as an individual using the library's Funding Information Network resources to help with your search.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Feb 8, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

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

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Wednesday, February 08 6:15pm-8:15pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

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

    Meet the Authors: The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout - CLOSED

    Feb 9, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Hear from Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, authors of The Happy Healthy Nonprofit, and stay on for a book signing.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Feb 9, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Non-Profits

    Thursday, February 09 2:00pm-4:00pm PST
    Modesto, California | In-person

    This program is geared towards representatives of community groups without nonprofit status or new nonprofits with very little experience in grantseeking in general.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Feb 10, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on:

    • Making your case for support
    • Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base
    • Creating a plan of action

    *Special Program* The Calm After the Year-End Storm: Q1 Strategies for a Successful Year

    Feb 10, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Friday, February 10 3:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Marion, North Carolina | 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. 

    Introduction to Finding Grants at the West End Branch - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    Feb 13, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
    Atlanta, Georgia | 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.

    2-day Grant Writing Workshop & Introduction to Foundation Center Online Resources

    Tuesday, February 14 9:00am-4:00pm MT
    Salt Lake City, Utah | In-person

    2-day Grant Writing workshop & Introduction to Foundation Center online resources, presented by Utah Housing and Urban Development & the City Library.

    In the Community: Cleveland Public Library

    Feb 14, 2017 10:30 am - 4:30 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Foundation Center staff will be out in the community during the month of February providing training, special programs and hosting office hours.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Feb 14, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

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

    Grants.gov Virtual Tour

    Tuesday, February 14 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
    Waldorf, Maryland | Webinar

    Learn how to register and search on grants.gov, the federal government website where agencies post funding opportunities. Join us in the branch or from the comforts of your home or office. 

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Tuesday, February 14 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
    Old Fort, North Carolina | In-person

    Ideal for those new to proposal writing or in need of a quick refresher. This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

    Special Program: Nonprofit Incorporation and Tax Exemption

    Feb 15, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn the fundamentals of fiscal sponsorship as a resource for start-up nonprofits.

    AFP Broadcast - Small Shop Success: Building Your Development Dream Team

    Feb 15, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    In this session learn how to assess your Dream Team needs, search for, identify and hire the ideal development staff member.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning @ Impact Hub DC

    Feb 15, 2017 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

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

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Wednesday, February 15 1:00pm-2:00pm EST
    West Palm Beach , Florida | 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.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Wednesday, February 15 6:15pm-8:15pm EST
    Cincinnati, 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

    Wednesday, February 15 7:00pm-8:30pm EST
    Grand Rapids, Michigan | In-person

    A primer on the proposal writing process for nonprofits. 

    Special Program: Google Analytics: What Do the Data Say?

    Feb 16, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn how the use of analytics can help further your organizational goals.

    Social Enterprise for 501(c)(3) Organizations at the Central Library - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    Feb 16, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Understand the social enterprise options that won't jeopardize tax-exempt status.

    Learn How to Develop an Earned Income Strategy

    Feb 16, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    This session will provide an overview of what it takes to start your own earned-income venture and where to get funding and other critical support.

    *Special Program* Board Engagement for Fundraising Success

    Feb 16, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Your Nonprofit's Mission (Aligning Your Nonprofit’s Values, Culture, and Way Forward)

    Feb 16, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    How a nonprofit interprets its mission has lasting impacts on its stakeholders, from clients to volunteers to staff.  It is important for nonprofits to interpret their missions with input from their stakeholders, in order to ensure that everyone understands their role within the organization and clients feel confident that services are framed around their needs.  But different stakeholders have different interests and concerns. What are some steps nonprofits can take when seeking to share their mission with these different stakeholder groups?  Join us for a webinar on February 16, 2017 as Stephanie Arcella and Bix Gabriel of Take Two Services Inc. share how to align your nonprofit’s value, culture, and plans for the future.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Feb 16, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

    Coffee and Conversation: The Business of Good Foundation

    Feb 17, 2017 9:30 am - 10:30 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Come and meet Tim McCarthy, founder of The Business of Good Foundation, and learn about the Foundation's investments in socially-conscious businesses and scalable nonprofit concepts.

               

         

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Friday, February 17 10:00am-12:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

    This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.  

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Friday, February 17 3:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Marion, North Carolina | In-person

    Ideal for those new to proposal writing or in need of a quick refresher. This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

    New York Library Orientation: Basic Tips For Using Foundation Directory Online Professional

    Feb 17, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  ET
    New York In-person

    Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online Professional

    Program Development

    Saturday, February 18 10:30am-12:30pm
    Indianapolis, Indiana | In-person

    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 18 1:30pm-4:00pm EST
    Indianapolis, Indiana | In-person

    Learn useful tips on how to write compelling proposals and effective post-grant procedures.

    Presented by Gail Thomas Strong.

    The Narrative and Beyond: Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

    Tuesday, February 21 9:00am-4:00pm CST
    Chicago, Illinois | In-person

    This introductory workshop prepares participants to successfully develop, write, and submit grant proposals to foundations and corporations.

    Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

    Feb 21, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Do you have a passion for doing good? Are you thinking of starting a nonprofit? Attend our free class and explore if starting a nonprofit is the right course of action for you.

    Worker Classifications: Which are Employees and Why It Matters

    Feb 21, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    You have countless people who work with, for, and on behalf of your organization in any given year. Of those workers, which are employees?  

    New York Library Orientation: Scholarship Resources

    Feb 21, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn about tools for seeking scholarships for higher education. 

    In the Community: Cleveland Public Library

    Feb 21, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Foundation Center staff will be out in the community during the month of February providing training, special programs and hosting office hours.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Feb 21, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, 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 in a special class at Cleveland Public Library.

    Nonprofit Volunteer Management

    Tuesday, February 21 2:00pm-4:00pm PST
    Las Vegas, Nevada | In-person

    Three local panelists will discuss various topics including recruiting, training and retaining volunteers.

    Guest Panelists:

    • Helen Arnold, CFRE - President, Arnold Olson Associates
    • Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE - Author, CharityChannel Press
    • Jacob Murdock - Volunteer Program Manager, Mob

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Tuesday, February 21 6:30pm-8:00pm EST
    Youngstown, Ohio | In-person

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

    Special Program: Online Storytelling for Nonprofits

    Feb 22, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Communicate your organizational message better over online platforms. 

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Feb 22, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Feb 22, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

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

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Feb 22, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    RESCHEDULED: Meet the Authors: The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout

    Feb 22, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Hear from Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, authors of The Happy Healthy Nonprofit, and stay on for a book signing.

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Feb 22, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

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

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Feb 22, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Feb 23, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  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.  

    Expanding Opportunity: Social Justice Funding in the Bay Area

    Feb 23, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    How are local funders supporting grassroots organizations in our own backyard?

    Expanding Opportunity: Social Justice Funding in the Bay Area

    Feb 23, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  ET
    Livestream

    How are local funders supporting grassroots organizations in our own backyard?

    Accessing and Understanding U.S. Census Bureau Data

    Friday, February 24 10:00am-12:00pm EST
    Frederick, Maryland | In-person

    Nesreen Khashan from the U.S. Census Bureau will share updates and changes to the Bureau's website.

    Foundation Funding Workshop

    Feb 24, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  ET
    Kirtland, Ohio | In-person

    Come to this joint AFP/Foundation Center workshop and learn foundation fundraising from the experts!

               

         

    New York Library Orientation: Scholarship Resources

    Feb 24, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn about tools for seeking scholarships and grants for higher education. 

    Foundation Grants for Education

    Saturday, February 25 11:00am-12:00pm EST
    Abingdon, Virginia | In-person

    Using FGTIO, GrantSpace and the FC website to assist parents and students looking for financial aid to attend college, secondary schools and private schools.

    Will Stein, Reference Librarian

    How to Start a Nonprofit at the Metropolitan Branch - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    Feb 27, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Learn the process of starting a nonprofit organization step-by-step.

    In the Community: Westlake

    Feb 28, 2017 10:30 am - 4:30 pm  ET
    Westlake, Ohio | In-person

    Foundation Center staff will be out in the community during the month of February providing training, special programs and hosting office hours.

    Your Board and Fundraising with guest speaker Ed Rossman

    Feb 28, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland Heights, Ohio | In-person

    Learn how to engage your board in fundraising at this special program at Cleveland Heights - University Heights Public Library, and hear from an expert on how to work with your board to seek new revenue sources.

    Creating a Fundraising Board

    Feb 28, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Is your nonprofit struggling to secure donations from your board of directors?  Are you having a tough time getting them to open doors to potential donors, funders, and partners?  Then join us for this highly practical, tactical workshop where expert fundraiser Darian Rodriguez Heyman shares concrete tips and tools designed to help your organization get more dollars in the door.  Learn how to engage your board in a process that clarifies exactly what’s expected of each member and how your team can support board member fundraising efforts.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to usher in the next chapter for your nonprofit!