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Introduction to Grants Research

Date:
December 8th, 2021
Time:
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Location:
Zoom - information to be emailed
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
Event type:
Core
Member fee:
$20
Base fee:
$30
"Grants" tab in filing cabinet drawer
Program Description
 
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 cover the beginning, middle and end of the grants research process including, but not limited to:
  • Determining if your organization is grant-ready
  • Key resources to find potential funders
  • What you need to know about funders
  • Where you can locate Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Tips to consider as you conduct your research
  • How to find contributors to peer organizations
  • Best practices on making the initial approach to a foundation
The Presenter:
 
Georganna WoodsResearch Associate and Meet-the-Donors Program Manager, Philanthropy Massachusetts
 
Please view the Zoom delivery information below.
Registration type: 
Normal registration
 

Zoom Instructions

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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.

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