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Nonprofit Navigator Series 

Program supported as a member of the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network 


​How To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit

Are You new to the field of grant-seeking? 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

In-person classes will end with 30 minutes of hands-on, guided online grant research. It is advisable, but not necessary, to bring a laptop for this portion of the class.

1:30 - 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Next Sessions:

January 3rd, 2018 - Harmon Library

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​How To Write Winning Proposals

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

1:30 - 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Next Sessions:

February 7th, 2018 - Harmon Library
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​How To Develop a Fundraising Plan

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

Prior attendance to How to Develop a Fundraising Plan is strongly recommended. A version of this course is also offered in Spanish.

Presented by Tabitha Branscome, Nonprofit Professional

March 7th, 2018 - Harmon Library
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So You Want to Start a Nonprofit

Want to start a charity? Congratulations! Starting a charity or nonprofit can be very rewarding​ as long as you follow the right path. Carolyn Sechler, C.P.A., will provide you with the step-by-step run down of nonprofit startups so you can begin sharing your mission with the community.​​​​

12 - 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Next Sessions:

January 3rd, 2018 - Harmon Library.

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February 7th, 2018 - Harmon Library.

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March 7, 2018 - Harmon Library

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Presented by Carolyn Sechler, C.P.A

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