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The Foundation Center-Cleveland

1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1600


Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 861-1934
http://www.foundationcenter.org/cleveland
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 – 4:30 pm
Tues, Thursday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
First Two Wednesdays of the Month 12:00 – 8:00 pm

Education and Events Calendar – June 2009


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm 2 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 3 Library Open 12:00 – 8:00 pm 4 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 5 Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Finding Foundation Support for Your
Education featuring a special
scholarship recipients panel discussion
8 Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm 9 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 10 Library Open 12:00 – 8:00 pm 11 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 12 Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm
10:00 – 11:30 am 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Finding Foundation Support for Your Introduction to Fundraising Planning at
Education at The Health Foundation of the Public Library of Youngstown and
Greater Cincinnati
Mahoning County
1:00 – 2:30 pm To register, call (330) 744-8636 x 2
Introduction to Foundation Directory
Online with a grantmaker presentation
at The Health Foundation of Greater
Cincinnati
16 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 17 Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm 18 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 19 Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm

3:00 – 4:30 pm 1:00 – 3:00 pm 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 9:30 – 11:00 am


Find and Apply for Government Grants Mining Education Data for Proposal Grantseeking Basics with a special Dialogue with Donors: Focus on
Using Grants.gov: A Webinar for Development featuring a special introduction to Foundation Directory Education Policy and Reform
Organizations Focused on Education presentation by Joy Brewington of Online featuring Dr. William Hiller and Dr.
Catalyst Ohio Helen Williams at the Idea Center at
1:00 – 2:00 pm
15 Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm PlayhouseSquare
Prospect Research Basics
22 Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm 23 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 24 Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm 25 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 26 Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm
1:00 – 3:00 pm 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Grantseeking Basics with a special * Developing a Fundraising Plan
introduction to Foundation Directory To register for this fee-based course,
Online for Health Organizations at call 1-800-424-9836
Cuyahoga County Public Library-
Independence Branch
To register, call (216) 447-0160
29 Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm 30 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
1:00 – 3:00 pm 10:00 – 11:30 am
Introduction to Foundation Finding Foundation Support for Your
Directory Online with a Education with an introduction to
grantmaker panel at Columbus ScholarLink featuring Diane
Metro Library Higginbotham of The Columbus
To register, call (614) 645-2275 Foundation at The Columbus
Foundation
4:30 – 7:00 pm
Resource Market: Tackling Tough
Times at Columbus Metro Library
Training Opportunites
To gain insight into foundation and the overall grantseeking process … To get the most from your funding research ….
 Grantseeking Basics – (90 minutes; free): Our weekly veteran library orientation to the funding  Foundation Funding Research: Strategies for Finding and Evaluating Prospects (1.5 days, $295):
research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking A full-day workshop on how to pinpoint funding prospects based on your organization's mission and
public charities. goals, and also how to demonstrate that your organization is a good match.
 Before You Seek a Grant (90 min; free): A step-by-step checklist approach for community groups  Introduction to Corporate Giving (60 min; free)
without 501(c) (3) status to determine their readiness to approach foundations. An introduction to the world of corporate support and to the effective use of the Center’s
 Foundation Fundraising (full-day, $125): An introduction to the world of foundations and resources on corporate giving.
instruction in identifying and approaching prospective funders.  Introduction to The Foundation Directory Online (60 min; free)
 Guide to the Resources on the Foundation Center’s Web Site (90 min; free): Introduction to A hands-on introduction to the Center’s Web-based database for grantseeking.
the wide range of resources available on the Foundation Center’s web site.  Prospect Research Basics: (60 min; free)
 How to Approach a Foundation (60 minutes; free. Focuses on how to initiate contact with Covers how to identify and conduct research on individual donors of major gifts.
potential funders, plan calls and meetings, and build partnerships with donors.

To increase the financial viability of your organization…


For Individual Grantseekers
 Introduction to Fundraising Planning (75 min; free)
 Finding Foundation Support for Your Education (60 min; free): Discusses some of the tools and
A 10-step approach to the development of a fundraising plan.
techniques that can be used by individuals seeking funding for their education.
 Developing a Fundraising Plan (full-day, $195)
 Getting Started with Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (60 min; free):
A full-day workshop devoted to the many avenues available for assuring the financial viability of
nonprofit organizations. A hands-on introduction to effective use of the Foundation Center's online funding research tool for
individual grantseekers.
 Earned Income: Assessing Your Nonprofit’s Revenue Options
 Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts (60 min; free): Shows individuals in the arts how to
(full-day, $195): A full-day workshop exploring the real potential, and possible pitfalls, of the
earned income revenue stream. develop a plan to help find funding.
 Outcome Thinking and Management: Shifting Focus from Activities to Results (full-day;
$195): Learn the merits of outcome-based planning and management and how this powerful shift
in the mindset can help you achieve outstanding results for those you serve.
Other Training Opportunities
 Friday Films (60 min; free)
 Your Board and Fundraising (75 min; free): Discusses how to actively engage a nonprofit board Bring your lunch, and increase your knowledge of fundraising and nonprofits by viewing videos from the
of trustees in fundraising. Center’s collection.
 Building a Fundraising Board (full-day, $195): Developed in collaboration with BoardSource,  Grantseeker Training Institute (full-day/all-week, $795)
this full-day course will show you how- to help your board become comfortable with its fundraising Five days of comprehensive training from the Foundation Center's experts where you will learn how to
role. prepare your fundraising strategy, enlist your board's involvement, find and prioritize funding prospects,
and write effective proposals.
To strengthen your proposal writing and budgeting skills…  Special Programs
 Proposal Budgeting Basics (60 min; free) Coffee and Conversation with a Grantmaker (free)
Dialogue with Donors (free)
Learn the essentials of budget preparation as part of a basic grant proposal.
Research briefings (free)
 Proposal Budgeting Workshop (full-day, $195)
Learn how to compose and present budgets for your nonprofit organizations and programs.
ONLINE LEARNING
 Proposal Writing Basics (60 min; free)
Learn about the key components of a proposal to a foundation. Highly recommended for new Go to foundationcenter.org/getstarted/training/online for interactive e-learning
proposal writers and fundraisers. courses and online tutorials.
 Proposal Writing Seminar (full-day, $195)
Receive in-depth information about the proposal writing process for foundations.
 Proposal Writing Seminar II: Tailoring Your Proposals to Maximize Success (full-day, $195) Visit foundationcenter.org/cleveland/cl_training for more information.
Demystify the process of shaping your master proposal to meet the funders’ interests, thereby
capturing their attention - and increasing your potential to get funds.

Rev. Aug. 2007