Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.
For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover:
- How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process
- What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation
- Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger
- What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments
- Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process
- Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals
How can you whip up a successful grant proposal? You’ll need just the right proportions of research, planning, drafting, and editing. And don’t forget to garnish with tasty feedback and a dash of good timing!
Foundations and corporate funders are always looking for ways to make good investments in your community. To partner with them, you have to show exactly how you can help make that happen!
Webinar participants will get a special discount on Dalya’s award-winning book, “Writing to Make a Difference: 25 Powerful Techniques to Boost Your Community Impact.”
Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization’s support.
A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You'll learn how to:
- Conduct an assets inventory
- Develop a case statement
- Identify funding partners
- Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar
Please join us to learn about the newly updated and recently launched Impact Survey, a full-service online survey tool designed for public library staff to use when they want to survey their community about public access technology services at the library, and how to improve those services.
The Foundation Center and the Center for Nonprofit Management and Strategy at the Baruch College School of Public Affairs present:
Learn how nonprofit leaders are crafting new sustainable relationships with businesses and corporations.
This webinar, offered in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management and Strategy at the Baruch College School of Public Affairs, will offer insight and guidance to help you navigate the brave new world of nonprofit and business partnerships. We'll specifically address new trends driving these relationships.
In this webinar, learn how innovative partnerships between state and local libraries and their workforce systems can amplify services to meet community employment needs.
Innovative partnerships between state and local libraries and their workforce systems can amplify services to meet community employment needs, including the needs of businesses, veterans, Spanish-language speakers and other sectors. Presenters representing both workforce agencies and libraries will share their hands-on experiences with initiating and sustaining partnerships. Learn about additional public-private partnerships and how you can achieve similar results in your community. Come prepared to share your own experiences of collaborating with the local workforce system to serve the employment needs of your community.
This webinar is part of an ongoing collaboration with WebJunction, the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL/ETA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Learn the characteristics of effective nonprofits and assess whether yours is ready for foundation fundraising.
This class is designed for new nonprofits or community groups with very little experience in grantseeking. We focus specifically on foundation fundraising.
The course will address such questions as:
- What groundwork do I have to have in place before approaching foundations for funding?
- What are the steps to obtaining incorporation and nonprofit status and where can I get some help to do so?
- What are the characteristics of successful nonprofits?
Your donors shouldn’t yawn when they open up their inbox. A strong fundraising email can breathe new life into your relationship with donors, make a powerful statement as part of a campaign, and be an inexpensive way to get extra donations when you need them most. We’ll explore case studies of clever, well developed, and successful fundraising emails from organizations just like you. Then, we’ll investigate the secrets to what made them work so well and how you can apply a similar treatment to your own fundraising emails.
Looking for additional funds to support library programs and services? Want to share the great ways you bring in gifts and support to your library? Join us for CSL In Session – an interactive online discussion forum. Our October topic will cover fundraising from the basics to a bonanza of alternative fundraising ideas. Take away strategies for improving both your library support and awareness in your community.
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?