Although 85 percent of US contributions to nonprofit organizations comes from individuals, foundations and corporations are important complements to fundraising efforts. This course will help participants learn how to fund their unique activities as well as impart effective grant writing and reporting skills. They will also learn how to identify foundations willing to fund their organization’s projects and programs.
The entire Principles of Fundraising series of classes are specifically designed for novice to intermediate fund development personnel, executive directors, board members, volunteers, and those considering starting a nonprofit organization. Corporate and Foundation Grant Seeking is the third session of a five-part series.
The Principles of Fundraising was developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Connecticut Chapter in 2008. Now in its 10th year, this program continues to provide high-caliber, basic-skills development in the art and science of fundraising for nonprofits through five introductory-level, half-day workshops focusing on theory and practice taught by members of AFP who are experts in their respective fields. All of the workshops are designed to help new and established nonprofit organizations raise money more effectively and efficiently.
Learn the basics of researching and preparing grant proposals or sharpen your intermediate skills through a step-by-step approach to the process. From identifying a match with the giving priorities of grantmakers to developing the proposal idea to completing the details of the budget, this workshop provides most everything you will need to prepare clear, concise, comprehensive, and competitive proposals. Become familiar with the different formats required by funders and understand the protocol for grants management.
- Understand the proposal process
- Tools to research grantmakers
- Prepare the proposal idea
- Receive an outline to develop a proposal template
- Examine the reasons for proposal rejection
- Explore rules of grant management