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March 2017

    Nonprofit Navigator: How To Develop A Fundraising Plan

    Wednesday, March 01 1:30pm-3:00pm MST
    Phoenix, Arizona | In-person

    Learn the characteristics of an effective nonprofit and assess whether your organization is ready to apply for grants. This class is designed for new nonprofits or community groups with very little experience in grant-seeking.

    Best Practices for Bringing On New Board Members

    Thursday, March 02 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Boca Raton, Florida | In-person

    Learn about best practices in on-boarding, new board member communications, effective meeting training and more. This session will provide a template for powerful board orientation and training.

    Introduction to FDO

    Friday, March 03 10:30am-12:00pm PST
    Seaside, California | In-person

    Is your nonprofit organization looking for funds? Come to the Seaside Library and learn how to use Foundation Directory Online, the premier grantseeking database on the web.

    Starting a Nonprofit

    Friday, March 03 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Waldorf, Maryland | In-person

    Learn fundamental federal and Maryland state requirements to start a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization from SCORE and the Nonprofit Institute. Explore topics like composition of boards and managing ongoing operations as well as learn how to start a giving fund from the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland .

    Building Blocks for Starting a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

    Saturday, March 04 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.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Saturday, March 04 1:00pm-3:00pm 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.

    Introduction to Project Budgets at the Alpharetta Branch - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

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

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

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, March 07 9:00am-10:00am EST
    Boca Raton, 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.

    Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits

    Tuesday, March 07 2:00pm-3:00pm CST
    Eau Claire, Wisconsin | In-person

    This pre-recorded webinar will provide a step-by-step checklist approach to preparing your organization for foundation fundraising.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, March 07 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
    Ashburn, Virginia | Webinar

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

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Tuesday, March 07 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
    Old Fort, North Carolina | In-person

    Fundraising is the vehicle that lets nonprofits do their work. This workshop helps young organizations build a case for support and provides an overview of common fundraising types.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, March 07 6:30pm-7:30pm PST
    Marysville, Washington | In-person

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

    How to Find and Apply for Federal Grants

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

    Learn how to find and apply for federal grants for your nonprofit organization. Presented by Patricia Glass, a Grants.gov Program Advisor.

    Introduction to Foundation Directory Online

    Mar 9, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Silver Spring, Maryland | In-person

    Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with Foundation Center’s premiere funding database.

    Creating an Inclusive Environment

    Mar 9, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    We’ve convened a panel of experienced nonprofit and public executives for an interactive discussion on the practical and tactical steps needed to progress from diversity to a truly inclusive environment in your organization.

    Community Health and Socioeconomic Data at Your Fingertips Workshop

    Friday, March 10 10:00am-12:00pm CST
    Springfield, Illinois | In-person

    This workshop provides an introduction to a free online database that provides community demographics and rankings of more than 100 health and socioeconomic indicators for Sangamon, Logan, Morgan, and Christian counties in Illinois. The workshop features Paula Gramley of Memorial Health Systems.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Friday, March 10 10:30am-12:00pm CST
    Memphis, Tennessee | In-person

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

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Friday, March 10 3:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Marion, North Carolina | In-person

    Fundraising is the vehicle that lets nonprofits do their work. This workshop helps young organizations build a case for support and provides an overview of common fundraising types.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Saturday, March 11 2:00pm-3:30pm 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.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Tuesday, March 14 12:30pm-2:00pm PST
    San Rafael, California | In-person

    Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, March 14 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 Fundraising Planning

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

    This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Thursday, March 16 10:00am-11:00am EST
    Boca Raton, Florida | In-person

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

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Thursday, March 16 12:00pm-1:00pm EST
    Charleston, South Carolina | In-person

    Become familiar with the library's Foundation Center resources, including the grants database for basic and advanced search functions, sample searches and researching foundation profiles.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Mar 17, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    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.

    IndyVitals

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

    IndyVitals is a new online tool to measure the health and sustainability of neighborhood areas in Marion County.

    Presented by Brad Beaubien.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Saturday, March 18 1:00pm-3:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

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

    A Clear Path to the Future You See: Creating and Working Your Strategic Plan

    Saturday, March 18 1:30pm-3:30pm EST
    Indianapolis, Indiana | In-person

    Create a thoughtful, realistic organizational plan.

    Presented by Anne Hudson.

    10th Annual Regional Nonprofit Forum

    Tuesday, March 21 8:00am-3:00pm EST
    Arlington, Virginia | In-person

    The 10th Annual Regional Nonprofit Forum will focus on how businesses and nonprofits working together can leverage collective capacity and strengthen communities.  This event, hosted by George Mason University Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy and Policy, brings together leading experts on data and analytics and corporate social responsibility to lead a dialogue on the importance of partnerships in today’s society and how to keep them robust and relevant.

    Keynote speakers from Georgetown University Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, Raffa and Fair Chance will provide an in-depth look at issues and challenges facing nonprofits during changing times and strategies for building collective impact

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, March 21 10:00am-11:00am 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.

    Financial Management for Nonprofits

    Tuesday, March 21 5:00pm-7:00pm PST
    Las Vegas, Nevada | In-person

    Learn common financial management practices that lead to nonprofit success.

    The Many Ways Impact Investing Affects Nonprofits

    Mar 21, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  ET
    California | Livestream

    Tune in to this livestream broadcast for a panel featuring professionals who work in the field of impact investing and represent a diverse array of organizations. Panelists will discuss characteristics and models of impact investments, legal issues relating to impact investing, and developments in the impact space.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Tuesday, March 21 6:30pm-8:00pm ET
    Youngstown, 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. 

    Duck Pond: A "Shark Tank" Style Event

    Thursday, March 23 9:00am-3:30pm EST
    Rockville , Maryland | In-person

    Participants will outline their nonprofit concept to a panel that includes experts in nonprofit program development, fundraising, marketing, finance and law and these experts will share best practices and recommendations to create an action strategy.

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

    Thursday, March 23 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 Finding Grants

    Thursday, March 23 1:00pm-2:30pm PST
    Oakland, California | In-person

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

    Social Entrepreneurship

    Friday, March 24 10:00am-12:00pm CST
    Springfield, Illinois | In-person

    Dr. Kimberly Wiley, faculty in the Public Administration Department at the University of Illinois Springfield, will discuss how nonprofit organizations are shifting away from traditional fundraising and grantmaking and towards new strategies that bridge mission fulfillment and the socially conscious consumer.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Friday, March 24 2:00pm-3:30pm EST
    Waldorf, Maryland | 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. Stick around after the presentation for a hands on training on how to use Foundation Directory Online, a database of over 140,000 grant makers. *Laptops provided on a first come first served basis*

    Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for Nonprofits

    Tuesday, March 28 7:00pm-8:00pm EST
    Laurel, Maryland | In-person

    This Foundation Center webinar will provide you with a step-by-step checklist approach to help increase your organization's readiness for foundation fundraising. After 

    Using Foundation Directory Online Professional to Identify Grant Prospects

    Wednesday, March 29 10:00am-11:00am CST
    Montgomery, Alabama | In-person

    The AUM Library will host a free workshop demonstrating how to use the Foundation Center's Foundation Directory Online Professional to search for grant prospects using over 140,000 grantmaker profiles and over 6 million recently-awarded grants.

    Introduction to Foundation Center Resources

    Wednesday, March 29 3:00pm-4:00pm MST
    Missoula, Montana | In-person

    Do you need to find information on grants or nonprofits? Learn how to use Foundation Center resources to locate grantmakers and their grants.

    How to Start a Nonprofit at the Decatur Library - DeKalb County Public Library

    Mar 29, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 
    Decatur, Georgia | In-person

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

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Wednesday, March 29 7:00pm-8:30pm EST
    Grand Rapids, Michigan | In-person

    An introduction to Foundation Center funding resources available through the library. 

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Thursday, March 30 10:30am-12:00pm MST
    Denver, Colorado | In-person

    This class is meant to provide tips and guidelines for how your organization can create a fundraising plan.  

    Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for Nonprofits

    Thursday, March 30 11:00am-12:00pm EST
    Laurel, Maryland | In-person

    This Foundation Center webinar will provide you with a step-by-step checklist approach to help increase your organization's readiness for foundation fundraising. After 

    Locating Private Foundation Funding

    Friday, March 31 10:00am-12:00pm CST
    Springfield, Illinois | In-person

    In this workshop we will demonstrated how to locate funding information using the Foundation Directory Online.

    Grantseeking Using Foundation Directory Online

    Friday, March 31 2:00pm-3:30pm EST
    Plymouth, New Hampshire | In-person

    How to identify potential funders using the Foundation Directory Online (FDO) database.  Presenting will be Gary McCool, Coordinator of Reference Services at Lamson Library and Coordinator of the library’s Grant Research Center.