Free Nonprofit Workshops

The Nonprofit Resource Center offers a series of free Foundation Center training workshops on a regular basis. These classes are designed for those currently involved in a nonprofit or planning to start a nonprofit, rather than individuals seeking grants for individual or small business use.  The regularly-scheduled workshops are listed below, along with their Foundation Center description.  We also partner with various organizations for seminars on other topics.

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For more information please call the Business/Sciences Department at 415-2734.

  • Introduction to Finding Grants
    • Attendees will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations; what do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding; and how to identify potential funders and make the first approach.
  • Introduction to Proposal Writing
    • This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: the basic elements of a proposal; the “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal; and how to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.
  • Introduction to Project Budgets
    • Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for?  If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence!
  • Introduction to Fundraising Planning
    • Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.  (Often co-presented with WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth and the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis.)
  • Introduction to Corporate Giving
    • Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of the different types of corporate giving, what motivates corporations to give, and how to find potential corporate partners.

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Free Nonprofit Workshops/Seminarios Web page last updated March 15, 2018.