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The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. Grantsmakers and their grants. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance philanthropy at every level. It is right nearby at 79 Fifth Avenue at 16th Street.
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following FREE training opportunities:

Grantseeking Basics

Attendees will learn how the Center’s resources can help make them more effective grantseekers. For beginners, this introduction to the library provides instruction in foundation research and identification of potential funders. A tour of the library will follow. 
March 14                Saturday              2:00-3:30pm
March 25                Wednesday          1:00-2:30pm

Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts
If you are an individual involved in the arts and looking for funding to complete a project, mount an exhibition, put on a performance, conduct research, or anything else arts-related, Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts will show you how to:
*Identify funders in the arts. 
*Explore the option of fiscal sponsorship. 
*Create a step-by-step plan to find funding for your  needs as an individual grantseeker. 

April 1                  Wednesday            6:00-7:00pm

Proposal Writing Basics
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organizations.          

March 6                 Tuesday               1:00-2:00pm

Introduction to Proposal Writing
This newly revised 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

April 4                  Saturday                3:00-4:00
April 14                Monday                 1:00-2:00

Proposal Writing In Spanish - Principios de la Redacion de Propuestas

April 18                Saturday                1:00-2:00pm

Proposal Budget Basics
Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal.
This session, geared to the novice grantseeker, will cover such topics as:

What is included under the "personnel" section and how to calculate it? 
What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses? 
How do you determine reasonable costs? 
What types of expenses are considered "overhead"? 
What other financial documents will funders want to see?

March 10                    Tuesday               3:00-4:00pm
March 14                    Tuesday               3:00-4:00pm

April 18                      Saturday              1:00-2:00pm       

How to Approach a Foundation        
Attendees will learn how to initiate contact with potential funders; plan calls and meetings; and build partnerships with donors. This class is intended for fundraisers with some experience, though not necessarily with foundations.             

Classes are held at:
The Foundation Center
New York Library/Learning Center
79 Fifth Avenue at 16th Street
2nd Floor

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