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The Foundation Center-Cleveland

1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1600

Cleveland, OH 44115
216.861.1933 x 325

Education and Events Calendar – November 2010 Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12:00 – 4:30 pm
* = Fee-based class (call 1.800.424.9836 to register) Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
First two Wednesdays of the month: 12:00 – 8:00 pm

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm 1 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 2 Library Open 12:00 – 8:00 pm 3 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 4 Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm 5
9:00 am – 4:00 pm 6:00 – 7:30 pm 1:00 – 4:30 pm
NEW CLASS! Before You Seek a Grant Basic Grant Writing for Nonprofits
Building a Sustainable Nonprofit* featuring Matthew Rossman of the featuring an introduction to the
Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center Foundation Center’s web site
in Mansfield, OH;
call 419.521.3110 to register
Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm 8 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 9 Library Open 12:00 – 8:00 pm 10 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 11 Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm 12
6:00 – 7:30 pm 9:30 – 10:30 am
Grantseeking Basics Coffee and Conversation with a
Grantmaker: Adriennie Hatten of
the Sisters of Charity Foundation of
at Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare
Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm 15 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 16 Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm 17 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 18 Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm 19
3:00 – 4:00 pm 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Foundation Directory Electronic Resources for Finding
Online Funders: Introduction to Foundation
in Urbana, OH Directory Online/ Guide to Resources
on the Foundation Center's Web Site/
Prospect Research Basics

Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm 22 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 23 Library Open 9:30 am – 1:00 pm 24 Library Closed 25 Library Closed 26
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Close at 1:00 pm for Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Thanksgiving
Introduction to Fundraising Planning
featuring a presentation on special
events fundraising by Deb Hermann,
GhostLight Productions
Library Open 12:00 – 4:30 pm 29 Library Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 30
10:00 – 11:30 am
Grantseeking Basics

1:00 – 2:30 pm
Proposal Writing Basics
Training Opportunities

To gain insight into foundations and the overall grantseeking process … To get the most from your funding research ….
 Before You Seek a Grant (90 min; free): Employs a step-by-step checklist approach to  Foundation Funding Research: Strategies for Finding and Evaluating Prospects (1.5
help new nonprofits determine if they are ready for foundation fundraising. days; $295): Learn to chart your organization's needs and find funders using Foundation
 Cultivating Grantmaker Relationships (full-day; $195): Strengthen the partnership Directory Online Professional, the Foundation Center's top-tier online database of
between your organization and its funders. grantmakers.
 Foundation Fundraising (full-day; $125): An introduction to the world of foundations and  Guide to the Resources on the Foundation Center’s Web Site (90 min; free): Introduction
instruction in identifying and approaching prospective funders. to the wide range of resources available on the Foundation Center’s web site.
 Introduction to Corporate Giving (60 min; free): An introduction to the world of corporate support
 Grantseeking Basics (90 min; free): Our library orientation and an overview of the
funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and and the effective use of the Center’s
grantmaking public charities. resources on corporate giving.
 How to Approach a Foundation (60 minutes; free): Focuses on how to initiate contact
 Introduction to Foundation Directory Online (60 min; free): A hands-on introduction to the
with potential funders, plan calls and meetings, and build partnerships with donors. Center’s Web-based database for grantseeking.
 Prospect Research Basics: (60 min; free)
 Securing Corporate Partnerships (full-day; $195): Learn the unique characteristics of
Covers how to identify and conduct research on individual donors.
corporate funders and where to make inroads to gain their support.

To increase the financial viability of your organization… For Individual Grantseekers

 Building a Fundraising Board (full-day, $195): Learn how to assess your board's  Finding Foundation Support for Your Education (60 min; free): Discusses some of the
fundraising potential and find strategies to motivate board members. tools and 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 workshop devoted to the many avenues available for assuring the financial viability of A hands-on introduction to effective use of the Foundation Center's online funding research
nonprofit organizations. tool for individual grantseekers.
 Earned Income: Assessing Your Nonprofit’s Revenue Options (full-day; $195):  Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts (60 min; free): Shows individuals in the
Explores the real potential, and possible pitfalls, of the earned income revenue stream. arts how to develop a plan to help find funding.
 Fundraising in a Challenging Economy (75 min; free) An overview of what you can do
to survive, thrive, and succeed in sustaining your nonprofit during an economic downturn. Other Training Opportunities
 Introduction to Fundraising Planning (75 min; free)  Grantseeker Training Institute (full week; $795)
A 10-step approach to the development of a fundraising plan. Five full days of comprehensive training from the Foundation Center's experts where you will
 Outcome Thinking and Management: Shifting Focus from Activities to Results (full- learn how to prepare your fundraising strategy, enlist your board's involvement, find and
day; $195): Learn the merits of outcome-based planning and management and how this prioritize funding prospects, and write effective proposals.
powerful shift in the mindset can help you achieve outstanding results for those you serve.  Special Programs
 Your Board and Fundraising (75 min; free): Discusses how to actively engage a Coffee and Conversation with a Grantmaker
nonprofit board of trustees in fundraising. Dialogue with Donors
Friday Films
To strengthen your proposal writing and budgeting skills… Research briefings
 Proposal Budgeting Basics (60 min; free)
Teaches the essentials of budget preparation as part of a basic grant proposal. ONLINE LEARNING
 Proposal Budgeting Workshop (full-day; $195)
Go to foundationcenter.org/getstarted/training/online for interactive e-learning
Will help you to compose and present budgets for your organization and programs.
courses and online tutorials.
 Proposal Writing Basics (60 min; free)
Learn about the key components of a proposal to a foundation. Recommended for new
proposal writers and fundraisers. Visit foundationcenter.org/cleveland/cl_training for more information.
 Proposal Writing Seminar (full-day; $195)
Helps the nonprofit grantseeker gain the proposal writing experience needed to secure Rev. Oct. 2009
grants from foundations and corporate sources.