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March 2017

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Mar 1, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET

    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!

    Emerging Development Professionals Leadership Circle (Registration Closed)

    Mar 3, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am  PT

    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. 

    Leading Inclusively: A Panel with Women Leaders

    Mar 7, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET

    To kick off National Women’s Month, Foundation Center has convened a panel of women leaders in the nonprofit sector to share their experiences and advice on creating more inclusive organizations. Participants can submit questions for our panelists in advance.  

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Mar 8, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET

    Is your organization ready to seek corporate support?

    Creating an Inclusive Environment

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

    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.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Mar 15, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET

    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.

    10 Tips for Measuring Programs Through Data

    Mar 16, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET

    Not all data is useful, and some data may bury your organization or program’s intended impacts. So how do we determine what data is critical to our goals and plans?  Data collection experts from Idealware will share their 10 tips for measuring the performance and impact of programs through data.  

    The Many Ways Impact Investing Affects Nonprofits

    Mar 21, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Join Foundation Center West 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.

    Foundation Center Orientation & Introduction to Foundation Directory Online

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

    Are you new to Foundation Center? Discover what resources we offer and learn about Foundation Directory Online, the most comprehensive prospect research tool with over 140,000 grantmaker profiles. 

    CANCELED:Proposal Writing Workshop

    Mar 23, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Using group exercises, case studies, and the participant’s own proposal outline, the Proposal Writing Workshop will help participants understand the components of a competitive grant proposal, discover what grantmakers consider “red flags,” and learn how to cultivate potential institutional donors. 

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Mar 29, 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.

    Budgeting: Creativity Unleashed!

    Mar 30, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco In-person

    Learn how to tell your story through numbers, avoid pitfalls that make funders cranky and create a tool that can help steer your aspirational vision to reality.