The Foundation Center has scheduled the following FREE training opportunities:
Introduction to Finding Grants
This newly revised class will teach attendees 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.
June 4 Thursday 1:00-2:00pm
June 13 Saturday 1:00-2:00pm
June 30 Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm
July 2 Thursday 1:00-2:00pm
July 8 Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm
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.
June 3 Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm
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
June 10 Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm
June 19 Friday 3:00-4:00pm
June 30 Tuesday 1:00-2:00pm
July 9 Thursday 1:00-2:00pm
July 15 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?
June 10 Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm
July 8 Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm
July 22 Wednesday 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