Introduction to Grants Research
December 12th, 2023
Zoom - info to be emailed one week prior to event
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
With more than 30,000 nonprofits in Massachusetts, competition for funding is high. How does one get a leg up?
The first step is to do your homework. It is vital to the success of your proposal that you find funders who are aligned with your organization’s mission and program areas. Google is not an effective tool for grants research as many funders still do not maintain a website. It is therefore imperative to know the key resources for finding reliable information.
This introductory program is ideal for grant seekers who are new to the process or who would like to brush up their skills. We will provide brief tutorials in the Pro Level of the Foundation Directory Online and the new impala search engine, and cover the beginning, middle and end of the grants research process including:
- Key resources to find potential funders
- Where you can locate Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
- Tips to consider as you conduct your research
- How to find contributors to peer organizations
- Determining if your organization is grant-ready
- Best practices on making the initial approach to a foundation
- Georganna Woods, Research Associate and Meet-the-Donors Program Manager, Philanthropy Massachusetts
- Phyllis Corkum, Nonprofit Programs Manager, Philanthropy Massachusetts
Registration closes at 2 pm on Monday, December 11th. Please view the Zoom delivery information below.
Zoom Instructions for Virtual or Hybrid Programs:
Zoom information: Zoom information for the program will be sent out to all registrants one week before AND in the afternoon of the business day before the session is scheduled to take place. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe you are registered for this program and do not receive the link.
Registration & Program Follow-up Materials: Registration for the program will be closed at 2pm EST on the day before the program is scheduled to take place. If you register after this point, you will be added to the waitlist and will be able to receive the program recording as well as all follow-up materials from the session. For fee-based Nonprofit Partner programs, you can request these materials for a discounted rate. Please note that it may take up to a week to prepare and disseminate those materials to all registrants.
Community Guidelines, Program Policies and In-Person Protocol:
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