Training Details

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

Middle Georgia Regional Library
Washington Memorial Library (Main Branch)
1180 Washington Avenue
Macon, GA 31201


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Middle Georgia Regional Library is excited to partner with Foundation Center South to present this two-part, 90-minute workshop!

We will open the workshop by presenting the characteristics of effective nonprofits and demonstrating how you can transform your idea for a charitable program or service into a fully-fledged organization. The workshop leaders will help you address such commonly asked questions as:

-What groundwork do I need to have in place before approaching foundations for funding?
-What are the steps to obtaining incorporation and nonprofit status?
-What are the characteristics of successful nonprofits?
-What are the basic elements of a project proposal?
-What are the “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal?
-How do I follow up on my proposal, whether the answer is yes or no?

We will spend the second part of the workshop focusing on the keys for planning and writing a competitive grant proposal, including:

-The basic elements of a proposal
-The "do's" and "don'ts" of writing and submitting a proposal
-How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no

Boost your knowledge and skills, impact your community!

This event is organized by a Funding Information Network partner.


  • Participants will gain a clear understanding of the nonprofit start-up process.
  • Participants will also have the ability to initiate a project proposal.

Intended Audience

All levels of experience
Fundraising & development staff
Grant writers
Nonprofit startups
Program directors and staff

Bonus Materials

Participants will take home a nonprofit start-up checklist and Introduction to Proposal Writing course handouts and worksheets.


Asia Hadley--Atlanta Lead, Foundation Center South

Jennifer Price--Business Reference Librarian, Middle Georgia Regional Library