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Course Title Date, Time
& Location
Description
GrantSpace's Introduction to Finding Grants
Prereqs: None 
Cost: No Charge
Available anytime
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Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:
  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.
GrantSpace's Introduction to Corporate Giving
Prereqs: None 
Cost: No Charge
Available anytime
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Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of:
  • The different types of corporate giving
  • What motivates corporations to give
  • How to find potential corporate partners
GrantSpace's Introduction to Proposal Writing
Prereqs: None 
Cost: No Charge
Available anytime
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Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don't want to miss one of our most popular classes! This 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
  • 30-minute hands-on exercise to develop a proposal outline (in-person classes only)
GrantSpace's Introduction to Project Budgets
Prereqs: None 
Cost: No Charge
Available anytime
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Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don't know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence. This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal. We will discuss:
  • The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses
  • How to estimate the realistic cost of a project
  • What other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal
Beginners might want to take the Proposal Writing Short Course first.) Free online advice for those who can't attend a regularly scheduled training session.
GrantSpace's Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Prereqs: None 
Cost: No Charge
Available anytime
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Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on:
  • Making your case for support
  • Diversifying your organization's fundraising base
  • Creating a plan of action
Demystifying the 990-PF
Prereqs: None 
Cost: No Charge
Available anytime
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The 990-PF is the information return U.S. private foundations file with the Internal Revenue Service. This public document provides fiscal data for the foundation, names of trustees and officers, application information, and a complete grants list. The 990-PF may be the only source where one will find complete grants lists for smaller and mid-sized foundations. Larger foundations often issue annual reports, which provide descriptions of the grants awarded during the year for which the return is filed, and many have web sites.
AdditiionalGrantSpace Course Offerings
Prereqs: None 
Cost: Charges Vary
Available anytime
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A complete list of course offerings. Note that some cost money.
 

 

 

 

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Last revised 06/08/18
 

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