Introduction to Grants Research - Southeastern MA
New Bedford Whaling Museum, Harbor View Gallery, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
Following Meet-the-Donors: Southeastern MA, 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.
- Where you can locate Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
- How to find contributors to your peer organizations
- 990s and what you can learn from them
- Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) and what they are
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.
In the last 30 minutes of the session we will demonstrate how to use the Foundation Directory Online and run a few trial searches.
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