Training Details

Monday, July 9, 2018

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PT

Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Class is located in the Library's Computer Classroom on the second floor of the Main Library.


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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.

You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.
  • In-person classes will end with 30 minutes of hands-on, guided online grant research. It is advisable, but not necessary, to bring a laptop/tablet for this portion of the class.

Note: This orientation is not intended for individuals seeking grants for their own use. Please refer to our Knowledge Base articles for Individual Grantseekers.

Self-paced learning qualifies for 1.5 CFRE points. Live webinar version qualifies for 1 CFRE point.

Qualifies for
1 to 1.5 CFRE points

This event is organized by a Funding Information Network partner.

Additional Information

Attendees will be introduced to the recently redesigned Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Professional database, and will have a chance to practice using the new interface with a set of guided, hands-on searches. This class is held in the Main Library’s computer classroom.

Intended Audience

Fundraising & development staff
Grant writers


Simran Khalsa, Reference Librarian, Santa Monica Public Library