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June 2017

    Volunteer Recruitment Learning Lab

    Thursday, June 01 9:00am-12:00pm PST
    Napa, California | In-person

    Create a recruitment plan unique to the needs of your volunteer program.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Jun 1, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 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.  

    Beyond Marriage Equality: What’s Next in Funding LGBTQ Issues?

    Jun 1, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Join Foundation Center West and a panel of funders as we address how philanthropy is working to address persisting challenges for LGBTQ people and communities.

    Beyond Marriage Equality: What’s Next in Funding LGBTQ Issues?

    Jun 1, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  ET
    Livestream

    Join Foundation Center West and a panel of funders as we address how philanthropy is working to address persisting challenges for LGBTQ people and communities.

    Emerging Development Professionals Leadership Circle (Registration Closed)

    Jun 2, 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

    Monday, June 05 2:00pm-4:00pm 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.

    Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

    Jun 5, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  ET
    Arlington, Virginia | In-person

    Proposal Writing Boot Camp

    Jun 6, 2017 9:00 am - Jun 8, 2017   PT 4:00 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    This three-day immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to become effective proposal writers: using a program/project logic model to craft the proposal narrative, researching foundation funding sources, planning your approach to institutional grantmakers, understanding the components of a project budget, and writing sections of the proposal and letter of inquiry. Join us for

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Tuesday, June 06 10:00am-12:00pm EST
    Lexington, Kentucky | In-person

    Covers the basics of writing a grant proposal.

    *Special Program* Unpacking Your Evaluation ToolKit

    Jun 6, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Learn how to determine the best evaluation systems and tools to use to collect data on your programs, when to apply them, and how to engage others in the process.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Jun 6, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 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.

    Point on Prospecting (PoP) Talk: Higher Education Fundraising

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

    Share ideas on researching donors for higher education institutions.

    How to Start and Maintain a Nonprofit in Maryland

    Wednesday, June 07 10:00am-12:00pm EST
    Frederick, Maryland | In-person

    During this workshop, attendees will learn about nonprofit bylaws, incorporation, applying for 501(c)3 status, and ongoing compliance. Led by Shana Roth-Gormley of the Community Law Center in Baltimore, MD.

    New York Library Orientation

    Jun 7, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn about resources in the Foundation Center's New York Library.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Jun 7, 2017 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 @ Impact Hub DC

    Jun 7, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Thursday, June 08 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
    Macon, Georgia | In-person

    Middle Georgia Regional's Business Reference Librarian will be teaching the Foundation Center's course Introduction to Finding Grants at 2pm at Washington Memorial Library in the 2nd floor computer lab. This class is free to attend.

    Grant Writing 101

    Thursday, June 08 4:30pm-6:00pm Central
    Saint Louis, Missouri | In-person

    Kent Hornberger, GPC, a member of the Board of Directors of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute and a board member of the Grant Professionals Association's St. Louis Regional Chapter, will be your guide as you learn about the essential elements that many grant proposals/applications require.

    *Special Program* Networking Night!

    Jun 8, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  ET
    Rockville, Maryland | In-person

    Get connected! Here's an opportunity to meet your colleagues in the community at Nonprofit Village in Rockville, Maryland, a Foundation Center Funding Information Network partner. Bring your organization's promotional materials for our display table and plenty of your business cards.

    Mobilize Your Board to Raise Funds

    Friday, June 09 9:30am-12:30pm EST
    Greenwich, Connecticut | In-person

    Nonprofit board members no longer have the option of saying, “I don’t raise funds.”  This workshop provides tools to both incentivize board members and to help them become more comfortable with the fundraising process. It provides an ideal opportunity for nonprofit staffers to attend with their board members.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Jun 9, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

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

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Friday, June 09 3:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Marion, North Carolina | In-person

    Fundraising is the vehicle that lets nonprofits do their work.

    Getting Started with Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

    Saturday, June 10 9:30am-11:00am EST
    Youngstown, Ohio | In-person

    This hands-on class is especially for individual grant-seekers.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Saturday, June 10 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, 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.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Monday, June 12 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Lexington Park, Maryland | In-person

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

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Monday, June 12 2:00pm-4:00pm 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 Corporate Giving

    Jun 13, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Jun 13, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about accessing corporate support for your organization.

    Major Gifts – The Best Bang for the Effort

    Tuesday, June 13 3:30pm-5:00 pm PST
    Richmond, California | In-person

    Learn how to structure a major gift program at a size that works for you.

    Corty Fengler, Fundraiser

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Tuesday, June 13 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
    Old Fort, North Carolina | In-person

    Fundraising is the vehicle that lets nonprofits do their work. 

    Special Program: Corporate Housekeeping: Keeping Up With Nonprofit Regulations

    Jun 14, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Keep up with all of the latest regulations for nonprofit organizations.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Jun 14, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    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.

    *Special Program* Organizational Vitality: The Heart of Nonprofit Success

    Jun 14, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Jun 14, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

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

    Foundation Directory Online Professional Guided Searching

    Wednesday, June 14 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
    Charleston, West Virginia | In-person

    Having a struggle finding good funding sources for your nonprofit organization?

    Nonprofits Funders Panel

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

    Hear local grantmakers talk about what kinds of grants their organizations provide. Our panel includes leaders from the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, the Helen J. Serini Foundation, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, and Anne Arundel Women Giving Together.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Jun 14, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

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

    Understanding What Makes YOU a Great Leader

    Jun 15, 2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    In this session you will identify and learn to appreciate your unique set of talents, and how to capitalize on them to create more rapid individual and organizational growth.

    *Special Program* Bridging the Gap between Science and Passion: The Importance of Monitoring and Evaluation in Grant Writing

    Jun 15, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Thursday, June 15 11:00am-1:00pm EST
    Richmond, Virginia | In-person

    Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of the Foundation Center's most popular classes!

    Finding Funders for your nonprofit: it's all about the match

    Thursday, June 15 1:00pm-2:30pm PST
    Bellingham, Washington | In-person

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

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Jun 15, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about generating a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

    Driving Collective Action: Strategies for Community Engagement

    Jun 15, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Leaders are searching for new ways to involve important stakeholders in advocacy. Learn how to connect your clients, communities, and their stories to your work to effect greater policy change.

    New York Library Orientation: Scholarship Resources

    Jun 15, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn about library resources, including how to use Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, for seeking scholarships for higher education. 

    Find the Money, Get the Grant

    Thursday, June 15 6:00pm-8:00pm CST
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota | In-person

    Find the money - get the grant. Find funders for your project, learn how to write a grant proposal, and get tips on what could make your proposal the “winner”.

    Coffee and Conversation: The George Gund Foundation

    Jun 16, 2017 9:30 am - 10:30 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Come and meet John Mitterholzer, Senior Program Officer for the environment at The George Gund Foundation and learn about the Foundation's support of environmental programs as well as the current state of environmental funding in Greater Cleveland.

               

         

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Jun 19, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  ET
    Arlington, 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.  

    AFP Broadcast - Using Neuroscience to Improve Your Fundraising

    Jun 20, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    This session explores some key principles that influence behavior – and how fundraisers can apply those principles to donors.

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Jun 20, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

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

    Anticipating Funders' Needs

    Jun 20, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    When grant application guidelines don't ask you for something that you know is important, what should you do? Learn how to identify and anticipate a funder’s needs when preparing a proposal.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Jun 20, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

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

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, June 20 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
    Old Fort, North Carolina | In-person

    Are you new to the field of grantseeking? 

    Finding Individual Donors for Nonprofits

    Tuesday, June 20 5:00pm-7:00pm PST
    Las Vegas, Nevada | In-person

    An individual donor program is the basis of support for almost all nonprofit organizations.

    Finding Individual Donors

    Tuesday, June 20 5:00pm-7:00pm PST
    Las Vegas, Nevada | In-person

    An individual donor program forms the basis of support for almost all nonprofit organizations.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, June 20 6:30pm-8:00pm EST
    Youngstown, Ohio | In-person

    Learn what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course held at the Main Library Computer Center.

    Meet the Funders

    Wednesday, June 21 9:00am-11:00am CST
    Fayetteville, Arkansas | In-person

    Northwest Arkansas' top foundations share knowledge and experience with local nonprofit organizations.

    Proposal Writing Boot Camp

    Jun 21, 2017 9:00 am - Jun 23, 2017   4:00 pm 
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Join us for three days of immersion into the proposal writing process and discover how to craft a compelling proposal package. You’ll become familiar with the components of a competitive grant proposal and a well-organized budget, and you’ll develop a targeted list of foundation funding prospects.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Wednesday, June 21 9:30am-10:30am 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 Finding Grants

    Jun 21, 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.

    Special Program: Crowdfunding 101

    Jun 21, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn the essentials of running a crowdfunding campaign.

    Advanced Grantseeking

    Jun 21, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Get your grantseeking in gear!! Bring your computer and learn the best ways to enhance your grantseeking using Foundation Directory Online and other essential tools.

    The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit — with Beth Kanter

    Wednesday, June 21 1:00pm-4:00pm PST
    San Rafael , California | In-person

    An interactive workshop that will present realistic strategies for leaders looking to optimize organizational achievement while avoiding the common nonprofit burnout.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Jun 21, 2017 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 Project Budgets @ Impact Hub DC

    Jun 21, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    The Philanthropy Meeting Celebrating Inclusion & Diversity

    Jun 22, 2017 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about diversity and inclusion in the nonprofit space.

    Foundation Center Orientation & Introduction to Foundation Directory Online

    Jun 22, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Discover what resources we offer and learn about Foundation Directory Online.

    Grant-Ready Program Development and Operations

    Jun 22, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Charlotte, North Carolina | In-person

    Learn how to convey a strong program design and process to deliver maximum donor impact in your grant proposal.

    Social Change Branding in the Digital Age

    Jun 22, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Social change brands are a powerful expression of an organization’s mission and values. Learn how to translate a clearly-defined brand strategy into effective online experiences to increase organizational cohesion, capacity, and impact.

    Giving USA Review of Results and Analysis: A National Perspective and A Bay Area Perspective

    Jun 23, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
    San Francisco In-person

    Join leaders and colleagues from San Francisco’s non-profit sector for Giving USA Review of Results and Analysis: A National Perspective and A Bay Area Perspective.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Friday, June 23 10:00am-11:00am EST
    Macon, Georgia | In-person

    Middle Georgia Regional Library's Business Reference Librarian will be teaching the Foundation Center's course Introduction to Finding Grants at 10am at Washington Memorial Library in the 2nd floor computer lab.

    Giving USA Review of Results and Analysis: National and Bay Area Perspectives

    Jun 23, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Livestream

    Total giving to U.S. charities rose 2.7 percent to an estimated $390.05 billion in 2016, according to the latest edition of Giving USA. Tune in to hear national and Bay Area perspectives from leaders in San Francisco’s non-profit sector.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Friday, June 23 3:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Marion, North Carolina | In-person

    Are you new to the field of grant seeking?

    Starting a Nonprofit Organization

    Monday, June 26 6:30pm-8:00pm EST
    Tampa, Florida | In-person

    Learn about the initial steps involved in forming a nonprofit organization.

    All About the Better Business Bureau Standards for Charity Accountability

    Jun 27, 2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn everything about BBB's accountability standards for nonprofits.

    Book Talk: Fundraising for Social Change

    Jun 27, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Join Kim Klein, internationally known fundraising trainer and author of Fundraising for Social Change for an engaging conversation on the latest edition.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning @ San Francisco Public Library

    Jun 27, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
    San Francisco, California | In-person

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

    Insurance for Nonprofits

    Jun 27, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Learn about what insurance nonprofits need.

    Foundation Center Summer Social: The Stories We Tell

    Jun 27, 2017 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Come to our second annual summer event at the Foundation Center!

    Book Talk: Fundraising for Social Change

    Jun 27, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Livestream

    Join Kim Klein, internationally known fundraising trainer and author of Fundraising for Social Change for an engaging conversation on the latest edition.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, June 27 2:00pm-4:00pm PST
    Fremont, 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 this introductory course.

    Grantwriters Anxiety Support Program (GASP) - Getting From Here to There: Career Pathways for Development Professionals in Institutional Giving

    Jun 27, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Join us for an engaging conversation with institutional giving professionals including a director of institutional giving, a corporate grantmaker, a foundation program officer, and a consultant who has experience in all aspects of the biz.

    Visualize Funding Data: Basic Tips for Using Foundation Maps

    Jun 27, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Foundation Maps is Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. This orientation provides basic tips for navigating Foundation Maps.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Jun 28, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Jun 28, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

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

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Jun 28, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Charlotte, North Carolina | In-person

    Learn the basics of writing a proposal budget. Registration required.

    How to Start a Nonprofit

    Wednesday, June 28 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Hagerstown, Maryland | In-person

    Learn about the pros and cons of being a nonprofit and the process and costs involved.

    Special Program: The Fundamentals of Social Enterprise Formation

    Jun 29, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn the distinctions between different forms of social enterprise, and how to get started from a legal standpoint.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Jun 29, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Jun 29, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

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

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Thursday, June 29 2:00pm-3:30pm CST
    San Antonio, Texas | In-person

    This introductory session will be led by Jenna Gonzales who will highlight the electronic and print resources available for your free use at the San Antonio Area Foundation, a partner in the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network

    *Special Program* Networking Night-Market Yourself: Design a Brand that Represents Your Best Self

    Jun 29, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  ET
    Washington, DC, District of Columbia | In-person

    As young professionals in the greater Washington DC region, we’ve all heard this advice at some point in our growing careers: “build your personal brand, market yourself for the job you want, put yourself out there…” But where does one even begin? What exactly is a personal brand? Do we have to “market” ourselves to be successful? It can be daunting to think about and also downright intimidating. However, it doesn’t have to be.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Thursday, June 29 6:30pm-8:30pm EST
    Virginia Beach, Virginia | In-person

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

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Jun 30, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
    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.  

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Jun 30, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Basic Tips For Using Foundation Directory Online Professional

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

    Attend our New York Library Orientation on Using Foundation Directory Online Professional and receive an introduction to Foundation Center’s premier funding database of 140,000+ U.S. grantmakers & 6.4 million+ grants.