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May 2018

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    May 1, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

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

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    May 1, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

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

    Introduction to Proposal Writing and Project Budgets

    May 1, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  ET
    Alexandria, 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.  

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Tuesday, May 01 6:30-8:00 p.m. ET
    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.

    Proposal Writing Boot Camp - SOLD OUT

    May 2, 2018 9:00 am - May 4, 2018   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.

    Nonprofit Navigator: ​How To Write Winning Proposals

    Wednesday, May 02 1:30pm-3:00pm MST
    Phoenix, Arizona | In-person

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

    Presented by Jeremiah Smith, Nonprofit Professional. 

    Introduction To Project Budgets

    May 2, 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.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    May 3, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am  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.  

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Thursday, May 03 6:30pm-8:30pm ET
    Virginia Beach, Virginia | In-person

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

    SOLD OUT! Emerging Development Professionals Leadership Circle

    May 4, 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. 

    Crowdfunding Workshop

    Tuesday, May 08 10:00am-12:00pm CST
    Fayetteville, Arkansas | In-person

    Kelli Nixon and Merin Macechko from the Office of Annual Giving at the University of Arkansas will show participants how to explore the world of crowdfunding and how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Tuesday, May 08 10:00am-12:00pm ET
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | In-person

    This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal and will include hands-on exercises to help you develop a proposal outline. 

    Introduction to Proposal Writing: Live Webinar

    Tuesday, May 08 10:30-11:30am CST
    Schaumburg, Illinois | In-person

    Live Foundation Center webinar, hosted by library staff, which will provide an introduction to the proposal writing process.

    Business and Nonprofit Legal Help by Appointment

    Tuesday, May 08 11:00am-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.

    Foundation Center Orientation: Introduction to Fundraising Resources & Databases

    May 8, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    New York, New York | In-person

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, May 08 6:00pm-8:00pm EST
    Milford , Ohio | In-person

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

    Introduction To Proposal Writing

    May 9, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Farmington Hills, Michigan | 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!

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

    May 9, 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).

    Special Program: More Than a Party: Milestone Anniversaries to Take Your Organization to the Next Level

    May 9, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn how to maximize your organization's anniversary throughout the year, for great fundraising results.

    Part 3 of 3 Part Series on Legal Aspects of Fundraising: Corporate Sponsorship and Cause Marketing

    May 9, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Nonprofits often team up with for-profit companies to conduct fundraising activities, with part of the proceeds from the sale of a product or service (such as a book or t-shirt) benefiting the nonprofit. You may be surprised to hear that many states, including Georgia, have laws regulating these promotions! Corporate sponsorships are another fantastic way for nonprofits to raise funds, but nonprofits must proceed with caution when structuring sponsorship benefits. The payment could be either a corporate sponsorship or advertising income, depending on how the donor is recognized and what the donor receives in return. The distinction is significant because advertising income can be considered Unrelated Business Income and can therefore be taxable.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    May 9, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

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

    Introduction To Corporate Giving

    May 9, 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?

    Introduction to Finding Nonprofit Grants

    Wednesday, May 09 2:00pm-4:00pm MST
    Salt Lake City, Utah | In-person

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

    Starting a Nonprofit

    Wednesday, May 09 2:00-4:00pm EST
    Edgewater, Maryland | In-person

    Learn fundamental Federal and Maryland requirements to start a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization from experienced SCORE mentors.

    The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation: What Foundations Look for in Applicants

    Wednesday, May 09 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
    Charleston, West Virginia | In-person

    Join The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation as they take an in-depth look at what TGKVF's mission is, what their foundation looks for in grant proposals, and what kinds of projects they are more likely to fund, among other topics. Presented by Program Officers Stephanie Hyre, Megan Simpson, and Sheri Ryder.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Thursday, May 10 10:00am-11:00am EST
    Hillsborough, New Jersey | In-person

    The Foundation Center's basic introduction to the grant seeking process will get you started finding funds for your nonprofit organization. 

    Foundation Fundraising: What’s New and What’s Next in Lake County - And Beyond!

    May 10, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  ET
    Kirtland, Ohio | In-person

    Come to this joint AFP/Foundation Center workshop to learn foundation fundraising from the experts and to hear from grantmakers on what to expect in 2018 in Lake, & Geauga County--and beyond!

               

         

    In the Community: Berea Branch,Cuyahoga County Public Library

    May 10, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  ET
    Berea, Ohio | In-person

    Sara Krane and Natalie Jemiola-Wilson, Social Sector Librarians, will be at our Funding Information Network Partner: Cuyahoga County Public Library - Berea Branch with open hours from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    Fundraising with Social Media Viewing Party

    Thursday, May 10 1:00pm-2:30pm CT
    Paducah, Kentucky | In-person

    Join your nonprofit peers to watch Foundation Center's live webinar, "Fundraising with Social Media". Discuss this topic as a group and exchange tips, tools, and your own stories and lessons learned in using social media to raise funds and connect with donors.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Thursday, May 10 1:00pm-2:30pm PST
    Bellingham, Washington | In-person

    Learn how to use the newly redesigned Foundation Directory Online (FDO) to find grant money for your nonprofit. 

    Fundraising With Social Media

    May 10, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Your nonprofit has worked hard to build up a base of followers on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere, but how do you convert these fans into donors? Join us and learn practical tips for improving online engagement, getting followers to take the next step and contribute, and ultimately how to turn your online donors into fundraisers for your cause.

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    May 10, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 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.  

    Grow With Google: Cleveland

    May 11, 2018 9:00 am - 6:30 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Whether you’re a business owner, educator, looking for your next job, or just want to learn a new skill, you’re invited to attend this free day-long program.

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Friday, May 11 2:00pm-3:30pmEST
    Waldorf, Maryland | In-person

    Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Join us to learn how to set fundraising priorities in order to help give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

    Grants Open Lab

    May 11, 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.

    Philanthropy and the Role of Monitoring and Evaluation: Exploring Epic Foundation’s 2018 Report

    May 11, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn how monitoring and evaluation affect charitable giving. 

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    Tuesday, May 15 10:00am-12:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

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

    Network at Noon : Best Practices for Reaching Youth and Young Adults

    May 15, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Join us for a new way to network... at lunch! Bring your lunch and make a new connection as we collaborate over best practices in the field of youth development. Bring your lunch and business cards and prepare to learn and connect.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing Viewing Party

    Tuesday, May 15 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
    Melfa, Virginia | In-person

    Join your nonprofit peers to watch Foundation Center's recorded webinar, "Introduction to Proposal Writing". Learn to write a standard project proposal to a foundation and what to do or not do. Discuss this topic as a group and exchange tips, tools, and your own stories and lessons learned.

    Advanced Grantseeking Using Foundation Directory Online

    May 15, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, 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.

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Tuesday, May 15 2:00pm-4:00 PDT
    Las Vegas, Nevada | In-person

    A basic overview of corporate giving.

    *Special Program* Social Sector Networking Night: Social Entrepreneurs

    May 15, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Tuesday, May 15 6:30pm-8:00pm ET
    Youngstown, Ohio | In-person

    This class provides a basic overview of the different types of corporate giving, what motivates corporations to give, and how to find potential corporate partners.

    AFP Broadcast - 10 Ways to Supercharge Your Storytelling

    May 16, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    In this session, an overview of the most essential fiscal, HR, Board of Directors and self-care tips will be shared from over 15 years experience running small shops.

    Introduction To Fundraising Planning

    May 16, 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.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Wednesday, May 16 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Lexington Park, Maryland | In-person

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

    Grants Research Lab

    Thursday, May 17 10:00am-12:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

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

    Your Board and Fundraising

    May 17, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Proactive Grant Research: How to Capitalize on Your Time & Energy

    May 17, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Who has time to research grant opportunities? You do! Find out how to manage the research process and make the most efficient use of your time.

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    May 17, 2018 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    *Special Program* Jumpstart Your Major Gifts Program

    May 18, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    NEW DATE: Coffee and Conversation: The New Tax Law and Its Impact on Nonprofits and Philanthropy

    May 18, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Uncertain about the impact of the new tax law on nonprofits, giving, and your sustainability?  Come and learn from this panel of experts and find out about new opportunities and potential pitfalls.

               

         

    Leadership Conversations Series: 10 Tips for Partner Engagement

    May 22, 2018 9:00 am - 10:30 am  ET
    Webinar

    Join Alison Motz of Ascend Advisors for this key session of our new leadership series Conversations and we’ll explore who your existing partners are and how to engage your competitors to improve program outcomes.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Tuesday, May 22 10:00am-12:00pm EST
    Cincinnati, Ohio | In-person

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

    Diving Deeper into Foundation Directory Online

    Wednesday, May 23 9:00am-10:30pm EST
    Newton, North Carolina | In-person

    Learn the ins and outs of the newest version of the Foundation Directory Online.

    Fundraising: Painting by Numbers

    May 23, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Learn about building more effective relationships with donors. 

    Introduction to Finding Grants

    May 23, 2018 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  ET
    Roswell, Georgia | In-person

    Foundation Center and Granspace.Org Basics

    Wednesday, May 23 3:00pm-4:30pm EST
    Monroe, NC, North Carolina | In-person

    Come explore our Funding Information Network databases and learn about Granspace.Org. 

    Grant Writing Boot Camp

    Wednesday, May 23 3:00pm-4:30pm
    Tucson, Arizona | In-person

    Tips and skills to write better grants, faster!

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    May 24, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    How to Supercharge Your Fundraising with a Donor Club

    May 24, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Encourage donors to increase their giving with a program that rewards and recognizes their commitment. Find out if a donor club is right for your organization.

    Introduction To Proposal Writing

    May 29, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | 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!

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    May 29, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

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

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    May 29, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

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

    The New Federal Tax Bill: What It Means for Nonprofits

    May 30, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
    New York, New York | In-person

    Discover the most essential implications of the new tax law on nonprofits. 

    Introduction To Finding Grants

    May 30, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    re 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.

    AFP Event - Making Your Special Event Special Again: Tips from the Experts

    May 31, 2018 7:30 am - 10:00 am  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Is your special event getting stale? Learn how to revitalize your event and make it really special.

    Advance Your Mission with Technology: Activating & Funding Digital for Good

    May 31, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
    In-person

    A panel of tech experts, nonprofits and funders will address how the "digital transformation" happening in other industries can be initiated and practically applied within the social sector.

    Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts

    Thursday, May 31 10:30am-12:00pm ET
    Virginia Beach, Virginia | In-person

    Discover how to identify funders supporting individuals in the creative arts.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing

    May 31, 2018 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Brown Bag Lunch: Increasing Event Engagement Using Integrated Technology

    May 31, 2018 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  ET
    Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

    Meet local expert Ceci Dadisman of The FORM Group and explore ways that digital technology can be used to engage, educate, or enrich individuals before, during, and after an event.

    Board Development for the Solo Fundraiser

    May 31, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

    Are you the only person hired to fundraise on your team? Do you wear multiple hats and work tirelessly to fulfill your mission? Well, fundraising is a team sport! Each board member shares responsibility for securing your organization’s future. Learn creative ways to get full board participation in fundraising and overcome barriers to funding success. 

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    May 31, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ET
    Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

    Impact Investing in the Creative Economy

    May 31, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Impact investment targeting the creative economy represents a significant opportunity to supplement stagnating philanthropic support for the arts. But the window of opportunity may be closing. Find out why, and what you can do about it.