Foundation Directory Online Basics

You’ll see in the sidebar there, on the right under “Upcoming Classes,” that we have a Foundation Directory Basics class coming up in May.

When we first started doing these classes last year, they were routinely full.  In fact, so many people came to these classes that I scheduled three classes per month, every other month.  Now, however, I hardly have anyone sign up for them, and that’s a shame!

Learning how to use the Foundation Directory Online should be one of the first things you do when you begin to explore the world of grants.  If you do not have anyone to write to, what’s the sense in writing?  Learning how to effectively search the Foundation Directory Online is key to finding those potential funders to read your well crafted proposals.

The class, Foundation Directory Online Basics, is a free, one hour introduction to the Foundation Directory Online.  Participants learn how to use the database’s various search screens and search fields to craft a focused search for funders.  Why don’t you join us next month?

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2 responses to “Foundation Directory Online Basics

  1. The Erie region is working on beginning a community college to the northwest region of PA. What grants and other sources of funding are available for start up costs?

    Thank you for your help.

  2. Judith:

    A community college is something new for me. Would sucha n endeavor be a 501(c)(3) non-profit? If so, you could search the Foundation Directory Online to locate potential foundation funders.

    A community college also seems like a good opportunity to explore individual donors.

    Feel free to drop me an email with further questions.

    Best, Kate B.

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