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Library Class – Online Grantseeker Resources

May 1, 2012
 “Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources with the Foundation Directory Online Professional” and “Proposal Writing Basics”The Rochester Public Library will host a free workshop on grantseeking for nonprofit organizations on Wednesday, May 9th from 10:00am to 12:30pm. The session will be led by Kief Schladweiler, Coordinator of Cooperating Collections with the Foundation Center (http://foundationcenter.org). Mr. Schladweiler will highlight the electronic and print resources available for your free use at the Rochester Public Library, a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. The training will cover the following areas:Introduction to Finding Funders
Provides an introduction to the Foundation Center’s comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization’s funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and PubHub reports.

Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources
We will introduce you to the resources available on the Foundation Center’s newest web site for grantseekers, GrantSpace.org. GrantSpace, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers.

Proposal Writing Basics
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

This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Register online, at the second-floor reference desk or by calling 507.328.2309.

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