Grantmakers are inundated with inquiries for funding, receiving far more requests than they can award. How do you ensure your proposal has its best chance of success?
Hosted by the Foundation for MetroWest, this introductory workshop will demystify the grant research process and help you on the road to finding appropriate prospective grantmakers. We will cover some basic do’s and don’ts of the grant seeking process, as well as how to determine if your organization’s work aligns with the funding priorities of a potential grantmaker. We will spend the last 45 minutes of the session doing a demo of the newly upgraded Foundation Directory Online.
Learning objectives: Participants can expect to understand and learn:
- The importance of grants research in the proposal writing process
- The mechanics of grants research, particularly how to get started with Foundation Directory Online
- How to find grantmakers that are aligned with your organization’s work
Who should attend: Any nonprofit staff, board member, or volunteer of organizations of all sizes. Ideal for those who are new(er) to grants research, although this is a great refresher for veterans, too!
About the presenters: Georganna Woods and Kelton Artuso, Philanthropy Massachusetts
Georganna Woods, Research Associate and Meet-the-Donors Program Manager
Since 2005, Georganna has worked in various capacities at Philanthropy MA. She began as Associate Librarian at the Philanthropy MA Resource Center for Philanthropy (RCP) and transitioned into a combined position where she coordinates Philanthropy MA’s Meet-the-Donors series and also conducts research for Philanthropy MA Members and Partners. Georganna divides her work week between Philanthropy MA, Earthworm, Inc. – a nonprofit recycling organization, and the Dedham Community Theatre.
Kelton Artuso, Programs and Service Manager
Kelton joined Philanthropy MA in September 2017. In just six months Kelton proved to be a great asset to Philanthropy MA and moved into her current role as Programs and Services Manager. In this position, Kelton plays a key role in delivering and supporting services, and stewardship relationship with Philanthropy MA’s Grantmaking Members and Nonprofit Partners. Kelton recently completed her MBA in Public & Nonprofit Management at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business where she was able to consult with the Wenham Museum, the Skate for the 22 Foundation, and Celebrity Series of Boston. Prior to Business School, Kelton held Visitor Services roles at the Wenham Museum and the Discovery Museums. She received her BA from Mount Holyoke College.