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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 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.  

    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.

    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. 

    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 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

    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.  

    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.

    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!

    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 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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    FOUNDATION CENTER CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

    Feb 20, 2017

    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.

    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. 

    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. 

    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.

    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?

    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. 

    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!