The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following FREE training opportunities:
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 6 Thursday 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.
January 22 Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm
February 12 Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm
March 26 Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm
Proposal Writing Basics
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organizations.
February 1 Saturday 3:00-4:00pm
February 11 Tuesday 1:00-2:00pm
March 1 Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm
March 25 Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm
Proposal Writing In Spanish - Principios de la Redacion de Propuestas
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?
February 11 Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm
March 25 Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm
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