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January 2018

    FOUNDATION CENTER CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

    Jan 1, 2018

    Foundation Center will be closed for the holiday, but you can explore GrantSpace and send questions to our Online Librarian team 24/7.  If you would like help in-person or wish to search Foundation Center resources for free, explore our map for nearby Funding Information Network locations with different hours of operation.

    Nonprofit Navigator: How To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit

    Wednesday, January 03 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 Finding Grants

    Jan 4, 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.  

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Jan 9, 2018 12:30 pm - 2:00 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.  

    Point on Prospecting (PoP) Talk: Higher Education

    Jan 9, 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 higher education.

    Foundation Center Orientation & Introduction to the NEW Foundation Directory Online

    Jan 10, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

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

    The Employment Life Cycle: Hiring, Firing, and Everything in Between

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

    Employees may be your most valuable asset, but they can also be your biggest liability.  There are many things that an employer can do during the full employment life cycle to get the most from its workforce while also reducing the potential exposure from liabilities from that workforce. 

    Foundation Center Orientation: Introduction to Fundraising Resources & Databases

    Jan 10, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Introduction To Finding Grants

    Jan 10, 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.

    Social Sector Networking Night: New Year, New Consulting Career

    Jan 10, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  ET
    Washington In-person

    Have you ever considered a career in consulting?  This dynamic webinar will cover the top issues you should consider as you weigh your motivations, interests and future career plans.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Thursday, January 11 9:00am-10:30am CST
    Glen Ellyn, Illinois | 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 workshop.

    The Surprising Connection Between Fundraising and Workplace Culture

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

    Join this webinar to learn how to create a real “culture of fundraising” inside your organization.

    Welcome to the New Foundation Directory Online

    Saturday, January 13 3:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Saginaw, Michigan | In-person

    Come to Hoyt Library for an overview of the completely redesigned Foundation Directory Online and a chance to test out the new features for yourself.

    Project Management for Change: Day of Service

    Jan 16, 2018 9:30 am - 4:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Come attend the inaugural San Francisco Project Management for Change event to receive pro bono project management help in assessing and planning projects for your organization

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Tuesday, January 16 2:00pm-4:00pm PST
    Las Vegas, Nevada | In-person

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

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Jan 16, 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.

    Special Program: Fiscal Sponsorship for Emerging Nonprofits

    Jan 17, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn how fiscal sponsorship can act as a useful legal framework for newly established organizations.

    Introduction To Proposal Writing

    Jan 17, 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 Corporate Giving

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

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Jan 18, 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. 

    Finding and Cultivating Major Gifts Donors

    Thursday, January 18 1:00pm-2:30pm CST
    Paducah, Kentucky | Webinar

    McCracken County Public Library will host a free viewing of a webinar about finding and cultivating major gift donors. The webinar will be presented by Emma Kieran of Pilot Peak Consulting. 

    Finding and Cultivating Major Gifts Donors

    Jan 18, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Are you looking to build a robust and sustainable major gifts program? Are you banging your head against the wall looking for those perfect, high net worth donors who can support your nonprofit in a major way? Do you need more information to arm you with the right data to create your major gifts program?

    Leadership Conversations Series: Fund Development: 10 Tips to Consider

    Jan 23, 2018 9:00 am - 10:30 am  ET
    Ohio | Webinar

    Join Alison Motz, Nan McIntyre and Kathleen Wildman of Ascend Advisors for a key session of this new leadership series, Conversations and hear more about fund development strategies. 

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Jan 23, 2018 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Jan 23, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits

    Tuesday, January 23 1:00pm-3:00pm PST
    Modesto, California | In-person

    Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits

    Special Program: Cybersecurity for Non-Techies: What Nonprofits Need to Know

    Jan 24, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn the essentials for protecting your organization from data breaches.

    Introduction To Corporate Giving

    Jan 24, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

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

    Work on What Matters: Exploring Careers in Social Impact

    Jan 24, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Learn from professionals who recently made the switch from the private sector to the foundation and nonprofit spaces.

    Finding Scholarships for College or Graduate School

    Jan 24, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  ET
    Rocky River, Ohio | In-person

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

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Jan 25, 2018 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.

    Strategic Partnerships for Nonprofits Workshop

    Jan 25, 2018 10:30 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    This workshop will provide leaders an opportunity to learn about the various types of partnerships and their implications, learn a successful process for selecting and implementing the appropriate type of partnership and determining the appropriate partner, and discuss the challenges, best practices and lessons learned associated with developing or implementing non-profit partnerships- from consultants and legal counsel, leaders who completed major partnerships, and funders.

    Raise More Money By Leveraging Donor Motivation

    Jan 25, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Do you want to cultivate and attract donors in a systematic way? Then join us to learn more about Donor Response Theory: both what it is and how you can use it to benefit your organization.

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Jan 25, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about accessing corporate support for your organization.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Monday, January 29 6:00pm-7:30pm EST
    Waldorf, Maryland | In-person

    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 Nonprofit Accounting

    Jan 30, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Charlotte, North Carolina | In-person

    New class! Join Beth Allen, Director, Outsourced Accounting Solutions with Greer Walker of Charlotte. Topics covered will include the role of a board member in financial oversight, internal controls for small organizations, understanding financial statements, routine tax reporting requirements, understanding the Form 990 and other fining requirements, key financial and governance policies and more! 

    Path to Ownership: Real Estate Workshop with the NCCLF

    Jan 30, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Come learn what it takes to get your organization ready for a real estate purchase and get an introduction to the acquisition process.

    Is Consulting Your Next Calling?

    Jan 30, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Have you ever considered a career in consulting?  This dynamic webinar will cover the top issues you should consider as you weigh your motivations, interests and future career plans.

    SpacesforGood Kick-off Event with the Northern California Community Loan Fund

    Jan 30, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Take a tour of SpacesforGood.org, a free online space listing tool for nonprofits.

    Introduction To Project Budgets

    Jan 31, 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.