Tuesday, March 19, 2013

“Proposal Writing Basics” and “Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources”

The Mary H. Weir Public Library will host a free workshop on grantseeking for nonprofit organizations on Monday, April 15th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The session will be led by Kief Schladweiler, Coordinator of Cooperating Collections with the Foundation Center (http://foundationcenter.org). Mr. Schladweiler will highlight the electronic and print resources available for your free use at the Mary H. Weir Public Library, a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. The training will cover the following areas:

Proposal Writing Basics
Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover:
  • How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process
  • What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation
  • Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger
  • What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments
  • Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process
  • Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals

Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources
We will introduce you to the resources available on the Foundation Center's newest web site for grantseekers, GrantSpace.org. GrantSpace, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers.

 Kief Schladweiler has been the Foundation Center’s Cooperating Collections Coordinator since 2005. Prior to that he served as the Center’s online librarian for several years. He joined the Foundation Center in 1999 after working as a reference librarian for The New York Public Library. He received his M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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