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November 2017

    Proposal Writing Boot Camp

    Oct 30, 2017 9:00 am - Nov 1, 2017   4:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Join us for three days of immersion into the proposal writing process and discover how to craft a compelling proposal package. You’ll become familiar with the components of a competitive grant proposal and a well-organized budget, and you’ll develop a targeted list of foundation funding prospects.

    Building a Results-Based Board

    Nov 1, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Learn how to move your board from the reporting and activity mode of operation to a results-based approach that is informed and inspired by purpose.

    Building a Results-Based Board

    Nov 1, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  PT
    Livestream

    Learn how to move your board from the reporting and activity mode of operation to a results-based approach that is informed and inspired by purpose.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Nov 1, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | 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.  

    Nonprofit Navigator: How To Write Winning Proposals

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

    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!

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

    • 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
    • 30-minute hands-on exercise to develop a proposal outline

    Prior attendance, How to Develop a Fundraising Plan is strongly recommended.

    Presented by Jeremiah Smith, Nonprofit Professional

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Nov 1, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Is your organization ready to seek corporate support?

    Foundation Center West 40th Anniversary Celebration

    Nov 2, 2017 5:00 am - 7:00 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Join us as we commemorate 40 years of collaboration with the San Francisco Bay Area’s vibrant social sector.

    Immigration Enforcement Preparedness for Nonprofits - OFFSITE PROGRAM

    Nov 2, 2017 9:00 am - 11:30 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Stay on top of the legal considerations for nonprofits serving immigrant clients.

    *Special Program* Everyone's a Fundraiser

    Nov 2, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Thursday, November 02 10:30am-12:00pm EST
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania | In-person

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

    Guest Speaker Chad Barger, CFRE
    Fundraising Productivity Strategist & Director of the Cultural Enrichment Fund

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Nov 2, 2017 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 Midwest 40th Anniversary

    Nov 2, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Cleveland-based regional office, Foundation Center Midwest. On Thursday, November 2, 2017 Foundation Center Midwest will commemorate forty years of service, promotion of philanthropy and impact in Cleveland, Ohio and across the region.

    Doing Good Better in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

    Nov 2, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm  ET
    Livestream

    Join us as we talk about diversity, equity and inclusion, and “how we do good, better today and into the future”, with Floyd Mills, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for The Council on Foundations. This special event is part of a celebration of Foundation Center Midwest's 40 years of service and promotion of philanthropy and impact in Cleveland, Ohio, and across the region.

    Grantmaking - Behind the Scenes: a Meet the Grantmakers event

    Friday, November 03 9:00am-11:30am EST
    Exton, Pennsylvania | In-person

    Join us to hear about the grantmaking process from both sides in this Meet the Grantmakers event!

    Emerging Development Professionals Leadership Circle

    Nov 3, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am  PT
    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. 

    New York Library Orientation: Scholarship Resources

    Nov 3, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn about library resources, including how to use Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, for seeking scholarships for higher education. 

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Saturday, November 04 9:30am-11:00am EST
    Youngstown, Ohio | In-person

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

    Let's Talk Leadership: A Gathering for Executive Directors

    Nov 6, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Meet fellow leaders of small nonprofits, and talk about the many issues you face in your daily work.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Nov 6, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  ET
    Decatur, Georgia | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Nov 6, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  ET
    Lawrenceville, Georgia | In-person

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Monday, November 06 6:00pm-7:00pm EST
    Waldorf, Maryland | In-person

    This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. Learn the do's and don'ts of writing and submitting a proposal and how to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

    Getting Mobile-Ready for Year-End Fundraising

    Nov 7, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Is your fundraising strategy keeping up with our mobile age? Join us on November 1st to learn some practical tips for integrating mobile-friendly practices into your year-end fundraising campaigns and beyond.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Nov 7, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  ET
    Rockville, Maryland | In-person

    *Special Program* How to Build a Strong Individual Giving Program from Annual Fund to Major Gifts

    Nov 8, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Ribbon Cutting & Foundation Directory Online Training

    Wednesday, November 08 11:00am-12:00pm EST
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida | In-person

    The Florida Association of Nonprofits is the latest Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner in Florida, providing access to the Foundation Center Funders Database and training on its use.

    How to Start a Nonprofit

    Wednesday, November 08 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
    Hagerstown, Maryland | In-person

    Participants will learn about the pros and cons of being a nonprofit and the process and costs involved.

    To Merge or Not to Merge, that is the Question

    Nov 8, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Nonprofits are encouraged to partner, collaborate, and even merge with each other. How do you know when to truly consider a merger? 

    So You Think You Want to Start a Nonprofit?

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

    Bring your ideas and questions to this seminar, where you will learn more about the pros and cons of being a nonprofit. 

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Nov 8, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence!

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Nov 8, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  ET
    Hagerstown, 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.  

    Advanced Grantseeking

    Nov 8, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  ET
    Euclid, Ohio | In-person

    Get your grantseeking in gear!! Bring your computer and learn the best ways to enhance your grantseeking using Foundation Directory Online and other essential tools.

    Foundation Center Orientation & Introduction to the NEW Foundation Directory Online

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

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

    Linkedin for Fundraising Opportunities: Activate Your Tribe

    Nov 9, 2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Atlanta In-person

    This workshop is designed to help you uncover the funding possibilities of the world’s premier online professional networking site. Participants will learn how communicate tell their organization’s mission on LinkedIn, and obtain funding from impact investors, foundations, and corporations, and even establish their own LinkedIn connections.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Nov 9, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

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

    How To Find and Win Technology Funding

    Nov 9, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Are you dreaming of upgrading your nonprofit’s software or hardware, but there just isn’t room for it in your operating budget? Join this upcoming webinar to learn how to find and win technology grants.

    Community Health & Socioeconomic Data at Your Fingertips

    Friday, November 10 10:00am-12:00 CDT
    Springfield, Illinois | In-person

    The workshop will provide an introduction to a free online database at www.choosememorial.org/healthycommunities. Paula Gramley from Memorial Medical Center will be speaking.

    Starting a Nonprofit Organization in Pennsylvania

    Monday, November 13 10:00am-11:30am EST
    Bristol, Pennsylvania | In-person

    This class will provide you with a basic blueprint, covering the keys steps needed to start your organization.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Monday, November 13 10:15am-12:15pm EST
    Virginia Beach, Virginia | In-person

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

    Basic Tips For Using Foundation Directory Online Professional

    Nov 13, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    New York In-person

    Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online Professional

    Visualize Funding Data: Basic Tips For Using Foundation Maps

    Nov 13, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Foundation Maps Professional is Foundation Center's premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. Attend our New York Library Orientation on Using Foundation Maps and learn basic ways to use this interactive mapping tool.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Monday, November 13 6:00pm-8:00pm EST
    Milford, Ohio | In-person

    Learn about the first steps in grant seeking and get an overview of the Foundation Directory Online.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Nov 14, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Toledo, Ohio | In-person

    Learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence!

    AFP Broadcast - Secrets of Data Driven Nonprofits

    Nov 14, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    This session will give you first-hand examples of nonprofit organizations that have become more data-driven. 

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Tuesday, November 14 12:00pm-1:00pm EST
    Erie, Pennsylvania | In-person

    Learn how to create a fundraising plan for your nonprofit. 

    Collaborate for Change: The Future of Philanthropy

    Nov 15, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    A full-day convening for nonprofits, funders, and changemakers in the social sector to connect and learn about impactful partnerships.

    Collaborate for Change: The Future of Philanthropy

    Nov 15, 2017 9:30 am - 4:00 pm  ET
    Livestream

    Join us for a full day of sessions for nonprofits, funders, and changemakers in the social sector to connect and learn about impactful partnerships.

    Collaborate for Change: Morning Session Registration

    Nov 15, 2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Join us to learn more about impactful collaboration within the social sector, and connect with your own peers in the field.

    *Special Program* Telling Your Nonprofit Story: Creative Communications Strategies

    Nov 15, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Wednesday, November 15 10:00am-11:30am EST
    Bristol, Pennsylvania | In-person

    Join us to learn how to use the recently updated Foundation Directory Online, the premier foundation funding research tool.

    Perfecting the Pitch

    Wednesday, November 15 11:00am-12:00pm PST
    Pleasant Hill, California | Webinar

    Join this webinar and learn the many ways you can perfect your pitch! 

    Collaborate for Change: Afternoon Session Registration

    Nov 15, 2017 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Join us to learn more about impactful collaboration within the social sector, and connect with your own peers in the field.

    Finding Scholarships for College or Graduate School with College Now

    Nov 15, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  ET
    Brecksville, Ohio | In-person

    Come to this special class at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center and learn about finding scholarships using Foundation Center, College Now, and other resources.

    CANCELLED: Strategic Planning That Won't Kill You

    Nov 16, 2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Strategic planning doesn’t have to be nearly so complex or or time consuming. This interactive workshop will provide strategies and tools for rapid but successful strategic planning.

    *Special Program* Make a Move on Major Gifts: Smart Strategies for Big Results

    Nov 16, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants

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

    Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders

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

    Thursday, November 16 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.

    Start the New Year Right with Year-Round Donor Engagement

    Nov 16, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    You likely have a end-of-year fundraising campaign plan in place, but have you sufficiently planned to cultivate your supporters year-round, starting in January? Join us on November 16th to learn best practices for building strong relationships with your donors using a year-round communications plan. You’ll leave with practical tips you’ll be able to apply immediately. 

    Big Data for a Better World

    Nov 16, 2017 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm  ET
    Westlake, Ohio | In-person

    A conference on how finding and funding projects that use complex information help people and our planet. Join researchers, technology experts, development professionals, non-profit leaders and activists to share ideas and experiences with the power and potential of big data for constructive social change.

    How to Acquire 501©3 Nonprofit Tax Exempt Status

    Friday, November 17 10:00am-12:00pm CST
    Springfield, Illinois | In-person

    This workshop will provide step-by-step guidance for incorporating as a not-for-profit with tax exempt status. Marcia Dean from Community Development will be speaking.

    Bay Area Corporate Philanthropy: Creating a Corporate Culture of Giving (DER)

    Nov 17, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Panelists from area companies will discuss each of their respective approaches to institutional giving; what they look for when seeking new non-profit partnerships; and advice on how to expand your corporate giving efforts. 

    Bay Area Corporate Philanthropy: Creating a Corporate Culture of Giving (DER)

    Nov 17, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  PT
    Livestream

    Panelists from area companies will discuss each of their respective approaches to institutional giving; what they look for when seeking new non-profit partnerships; and advice on how to expand your corporate giving efforts. 

    Before you seek a grant : Checklist for Nonprofits

    Friday, November 17 1:30pm-2:30pm EST
    Mahopac, New York | In-person

    Learn the characteristics of effective nonprofits and assess whether yours is ready for foundation fundraising.

    How to Start a Nonprofit

    Nov 20, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  ET
    Decatur, Georgia | In-person

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

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Nov 21, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

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

    Using the NEW Foundation Directory Online

    Tuesday, November 21 2:00pm-4:00pm PST
    Las Vegas, Nevada | In-person

    An introduction to searching the newly revised Foundation Directory Online funding database.

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Nov 21, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about accessing corporate support for your organization.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, November 21 7:00pm-9:00pm MST
    Salt Lake City, Utah | In-person

    In this workshop you'll learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants for your nonprofit, so you can focus on your organization's mission. 

    Special Program: The Role of Nonprofit Executive Directors in Fundraising

    Nov 27, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about the executive director's responsibilities in fundraising for their organizations.

    Leadership Conversations Series: Implementing Your Vision in 7 Easy Steps

    Nov 28, 2017 9:00 am - 10:30 am  ET
    Webinar

    Join Alison Motz of Ascend Advisors and Christina Vassallo of SPACES for the key first session of this new leadership series--and learn how to implement your own personal vision for your organization.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Nov 28, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Nov 28, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Nov 28, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn more about generating a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

    50/50 Mix: Find Great Grants With Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Maps

    Nov 28, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Foundation Directory Online Professional and Foundation Maps are easy-to-use data tools to help nonprofits find great grants. 

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Nov 29, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Building a Strong Major Gifts Program

    Wednesday, November 29 11:30am-1:30pm PST
    Pleasant Hill , California | In-person

    Join Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University to learn strategies that will help you practice and enhance your fundraising skills. Attendees of this lunch and learn event will gain insights that will help them build strong gift teams and develop programs to enhance fundraising efforts and outcomes.

    Reserve your seat today! 

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Nov 29, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Charlotte, 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.

    Developing an Effective Arts Board

    Nov 30, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Explore what it takes to develop an effective arts board of directors in this facilitated 3-segment discussion. The session begins with a collective conversation to identify the characteristics of an “effective” arts board. Next, in facilitated breakout circles, participants identify strategies for cultivating, onboarding, developing, and retaining board members. Participants share insights in the concluding segment and identify additional resources needed to support long-term board effectiveness.

    New York Library Orientation

    Nov 30, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am  ET
    New York In-person

    Attend our New York Library Orientation and receive an introduction to Foundation Center’s activities and the resources of our New York Library.