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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.

    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

    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.

    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 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.

    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.

    *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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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 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?

    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

    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!