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June 2018

    SOLD OUT! Emerging Development Professionals Leadership Circle

    Jun 1, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am  PT
    San Francisco In-person

    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. 

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Monday, June 04 6:00pm-8:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants introduces the basic concepts and practices in grant seeking.

    Proposal Writing Boot Camp

    Jun 5, 2018 9:00 am - Jun 7, 2018   PT 4:00 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    This three-day immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to become effective proposal writers: using a program/project logic model to craft the proposal narrative, researching foundation funding sources, planning your approach to institutional grantmakers, understanding the components of a project budget, and writing sections of the proposal and letter of inquiry. Join us for

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Jun 5, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

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

    Foundation Center Orientation: Introduction to Fundraising Resources & Databases

    Jun 5, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Introduction to Proposal Writing and Project Budgets

    Jun 6, 2018 10:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Baltimore, Maryland | 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.  

    Introduction To Proposal Writing

    Jun 6, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    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!

    Introduction to Nonprofit Funding Sources

    Jun 6, 2018 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm 
    Tucson, Arizona | In-person

    Introduction on how to seek and prepare for nonprofit funding.

    Grants Research Lab

    Thursday, June 07 10:00am-12:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

    Search the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online in our computer lab.

    Grants Open Lab

    Jun 8, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    Tucson, Arizona | In-person

    Research private grantmakers in the Foundation Directory Online and the Arizona Guide to Grants databases with library staff present to give hints and tips on how to maximize your search results.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Monday, June 11 6:00pm-8:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

    Introduction To Proposal Writing offers tips and techniques in successful grant proposal writing for nonprofit organizations.

    Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

    Jun 12, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Do you have a passion for doing good? Are you thinking of starting a nonprofit? Attend our free class, and explore if starting a nonprofit is the right course of action for you, and take the Nonprofit Startup Assessment.

    Business and Nonprofit Legal Help by Appointment

    Tuesday, June 12 11:am-12:00pm
    Tucson, Arizona | In-person

    Do you have legal questions surrounding the starting or running of a nonprofit or business?  Bring your questions and ask Mimi Petro of the Udall Law Firm to gain invaluable insights into the legal do's and don'ts associated with your venture.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Jun 12, 2018 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    New York, 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 Proposal Writing

    Jun 12, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about the fundamentals of crafting an effective grant proposal.

    Foundation Center Orientation & Introduction to Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

    Jun 13, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Discover what resources we offer and learn about Foundation Directory Online (FDO).

    Introduction To Project Budgets

    Jun 13, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for?  If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

    Understanding and Using Census Data

    Wednesday, June 13 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
    Charleston, West Virginia | In-person

    Census data can be helpful and instrumental in many different areas such as researching, securing funding for nonprofit organizations, starting a small business, expanding an existing business, etc. Presented by Timothy Sarko, a Data Dissemination Specialist (DDS) from the U.S. Census Bureau.

    Guide to Successful Social Media Marketing

    Wednesday, June 13 6:00pm-7:30pm EST
    Waldorf, Maryland | In-person

    Join us for our “Guide to Successful Social Media Marketing” workshop. From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for you.

    Creating Visually Exciting Grant Proposals

    Jun 14, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Grant proposals can be mundane and boring. But there are simple ways to make your ask visually beautiful, compelling, and exciting. We share the top five. 

    Locating Private Foundation Funding

    Friday, June 15 10:00am-12:00pm CST
    Springfield, Illinois | In-person

    Free community workshop on locating private foundation money, and the use of the Center's resources.

    Finding Grants for Your Education

    Monday, June 18 7:00pm-8:30pm ET
    Virginia Beach, Virginia | In-person

    Learn how to find scholarships, fellowships, and research grants from foundations.

    Happier at Work: Creating a Positive Work Dynamic

    Jun 19, 2018 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco In-person

    In this session you will explore your top five natural strengths and the appreciative inquiry method, as well as learn how to deploy them to create a more positive work experience. 

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Jun 19, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | 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.

    Introduction to Finding Grants @ The San Francisco Public Library

    Jun 19, 2018 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.

    Social Media: LinkedIn

    Tuesday, June 19 6:00p,-7:00pm EST
    Waldorf, Maryland | In-person

    Join us to find out how to get the most out of LinkedIn. This class will focus on using LinkedIn as a job search tool and leveraging your network. Presented by Maureen Woodruff.

    Meet the Funders

    Wednesday, June 20 9:00am-11:00am CST
    Fayetteville, Arkansas | In-person

    The 9th annual Meet the Funders event will be held on Wednesday June 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Walker Community Room at the Fayetteville Public Library. 

    Intro to Finding Grants

    Wednesday, June 20 12:00pm-1pm EST
    Statesville, North Carolina | In-person
    Attendees will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants.  

    Introduction To Corporate Giving

    Jun 20, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. Is your organization ready to seek corporate support?

    Designing for Online Engagement: How to Build Your Website with Brand Strategy

    Jun 21, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    What is brand strategy? How does it influence design and content online? How do you integrate it into your website? Get strategic insights and practical ideas for creating a site that engages your audience.

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Jun 21, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about accessing corporate support for your organization.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Sunday, June 24 8:00am-9:00am PST
    Tucson, Arizona | In-person

    How to find Grants using the Foundation Directory Online.  Presented by Wayne Wheeler, Grants & Nonprofits Librarian from the Pima County Public Library

    Introduction to Proposal Writing and Project Budgets

    Jun 25, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  ET
    Prince William , Virginia | 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.  

    14th Annual Hood & Strong University

    Jun 26, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm  PT
    San Francisco In-person

    This seminar will focus on key topics that impact the not-for-profit industry, including relevant accounting, audit and tax updates.

    Leadership Conversations Series: 7 Budget Tips That Really Work

    Jun 26, 2018 9:00 am - 10:30 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Your budget is a guide and should align to your strategic plan goals and your operational plan for the next year.  So how do I build a budget that works for my organization?

    Foundation Center Summer Social 2018

    Jun 26, 2018 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Please join us for our 3rd Annual Summer Social: New Discoveries! We are planning an afternoon of networking, refreshments, and mini workshops. Come discover new possibilities and connections, and celebrate summer in Cleveland with us!

    Proposal Writing Boot Camp 2.0

    Jun 27, 2018 9:00 am - Jun 29, 2018   ET 4:00 pm  ET
    In-person

    Join us in Washington DC for our newly enhanced Boot Camp experience! In addition to learning from our expert trainers, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with fundraising experts from the field during a panel discussion on the final day. Hear how they’re putting the skills you’ve learned to work in their fundraising efforts.

    Introduction To Fundraising Planning

    Jun 27, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

    Nonprofit Corporate Governance: How to Design the Best Structure for Your Organization

    Jun 28, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Naturally, a nonprofit needs a strong corporate governance structure to meet legal and ethical standards and avoid scandals.  In addition, strong governance can help a nonprofit grow, increase fundraising and attract directors.  In order to build a strong governance structure, nonprofit leaders must understand the basics of corporate governance and then tailor a structure to fit the needs of the particular nonprofit.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Thursday, June 28 1:00pm-2:30pm PST
    San Rafael, California | In-person

    Are you new to proposal writing? Join us to learn the basics of writing a solid proposal for a foundation! 

    How Pro Bono Can Help Fuel Your Mission

    Jun 28, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 
    Webinar

    Gain vital insight into the reasons corporations invest in pro bono projects and how to build purposeful partnerships that fuel your mission through key relationships and mission alignment.