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Introduction to Grants Research: Essex County

October 2nd, 2019
2:00PM to 4:00PM
Essex County Community Foundation, 175 Andover St., Danvers, MA 01923
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
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This introductory workshop will start participants on the road to finding appropriate prospective grantmakers for their organizations.

The program begins with a quick overview of how to make sure your organization is “grant ready” so that when you start your research and find prospective funders, your organization is poised to make a strong impression.

We will review helpful resources for locating funding opportunities and learn how to determine if your organization’s work aligns with the funding priorities of a potential grantmaker.

We’ll cover:

  • where you can locate Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • resources for finding corporate donors
  • how to find contributors to your peer organizations
  • Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) and what they are
  • a little bit about individual donor cultivation

And more!

Sprinkled throughout will be some takeaways and tips we have collected over the years from foundation program officers, about how to strengthen the odds of receiving a grant.

The resources available at the Essex County Community Foundation will also be covered.

In the last 30 minutes of the session we will demonstrate how to use the Foundation Directory Online and run a few trial searches.

This program is recommended for those who are new to grantseeking.

Registration type: 
Normal registration

Zoom Instructions:

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 info@philanthropyma.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.

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