Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Partner Event: Beginner Grantseeking

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 -
10:00am to 1:00pm EDT
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Virtual Meeting
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Presented by the Maine Association of Nonprofits in partnership with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Where does the grantseeking process start? How do you find funders interested in your organization and your programs? There are proven tactics for finding funders that are a good fit for your organization–and plentiful resources online–many of them free!

In this three-hour live online training, we’ll discuss the best ways to begin grantseeking (which is closer than you think!), explore four good places to start looking, work through a proven process for finding funder information, discover how to “dig deeper” into a foundation’s interests, and determine the best way for you to start capturing what you are learning about your organization and its potential funders.

This training is specifically designed to help you gain important grantseeking competencies and skills related to researching, identifying, and matching funding resources to meet specific needs. Through this training, you will:

  • Know more about major trends in grant funding
  • Apply methods of locating funding sources
  • Explore techniques to learn about specific funders
  • Determine the right method for maintaining, tracking, and updating information on potential funders
  • Identify fundable programs and projects for your organization
  • Locate best matches between funders and specific programs
  • Interpret grant application request for proposal (RFP) guidelines and requirements to accurately assess funder intent

Workshop participants will receive a digital copy of the Handbook for Successful Grant Writing that covers topics ranging from research and planning to a glossary of commonly used terms. The Handbook is only available to participants and is not otherwise for sale.

This session focuses on the nonprofit funding landscape and the process of seeking grants. There is Beginning Grantwriting on May 19th, which centers around how to write grants. Intermediate Grantwriting on May 10th, serves as an in-depth writing workshop.

For more information and to register, visit the event page.

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