As a partner in the Foundation Center’s network of cooperating collections, the Walnut Creek Library will be the hosting site of a series of three free workshops focused on the basics of fundraising. All workshops take place at the library, from 4 -6 pm in the library’s Oak View Room.
Leading off the series is “Grantseeking Basics,” on Thursday, January 19, 2012. Presented by a member of the Foundation Center’s staff in San Francisco, the workshop will provide an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising and will be particularly beneficial for nonprofit fundraisers who want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available. A “must” for those new to fundraising. Register at: http://tinyurl.com/grantseeking-basics2012
“Proposal Writing Basics” is slated for Thursday, February 23rd. This workshop focuses on what content to include in a standard proposal as well as tips for strengthening content. Insights into what expectations funding sources have when proposals are reviewed will also be offered. Register at: http://tinyurl.com/proposal-writing-basics
Concluding the series on Thursday, March 22 is “Grantseeking for Individuals” aimed primarily at artists and researchers. Participants will learn how to articulate their funding needs, identify potential foundation funding sources and gain insights into the process funders use in awarding grants. The Foundation Center also offers a number of other workshops for nonprofit managers, including developing fundraising plans, budgeting and securing corporate partnerships. Register at: http://tinyurl.com/grantseeking-individuals-arts