After writing my last post, I discovered something interesting. The Guide to Funding Research course I mentioned is an abbreviated version of a core Foundation Center book that we have here in our collection, Foundation Fundamentals: A Guide for Grantseekers. If you take the on-line course and want some more information, check out the book. It goes into a lot more detail than the course, and would be particularly helpful to someone who is new to foundation giving.
The eighth edition of Foundation Fundamentals is a reference book and does not circulate, but the seventh edition can be checked out with a Franklin library card, or any other library’s card that has an Access sticker.