Monday is our last day of Funding for Arts Month at the Foundation Center! Though we're not open on Mondays, we do have a great live chat for artists happening from 12:00-1:00pm: The Artist as Entrepreneur! One of the panelists is independent consultant and friend of the Foundation Center-Atlanta, Becca Posey, who helped raise close to $19,000 on Kickstarter for an indie iPad game!
Evening hours next week! We will be open until 8:00pm on Tuesday, November 1 for Grantseeking Basics and Introduction to Finding Funders. If you're looking to start foundation fundraising for your organization, these classes are a great place to start!
We invite you to our classes this upcoming week:
Tuesday, October 1, 2:00-3:30pm
Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits
Learn the characteristics of established nonprofits and assess if yours is ready for foundation fundraising.
Tuesday, November 1, 5:15-6:45pm
Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.
Tuesday, November 1, 7:00-8:00pm
Introduction to Finding Funders
Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center's premiere funding database.
Wednesday, November 2, 2:00-3:30pm
Social Media 101: LinkedIn for Nonprofit Professionals
Join Cloudspark's Jenny Schmitt and learn how to use LinkedIn to build awareness of your nonprofit.
Friday, November 4, 10:00-11:30am
Proposal Writing Basics
Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation or corporation.
Friday, November 4, 11:45am-1:00pm
Your Board and Fundraising: An Introductory Class
Learn how to actively engage your board in fundraising.
Friday, November 4, 1:30-3:00pm
Survival of the Fittest: How Your Emotional Intelligence can Impact Your Nonprofit’s Program Effectiveness and Financial Capital
Learn how personal development can advance your organization’s programs and financial sustainability with Dr. Jovi Brown, CEO and President, Top Brainiac, Inc.
The classes above are free to attend, but registration is required. For programs offered over the next three months, please see our training calendar.
While you're visiting, use our library:
- Search Foundation Directory Online Professional and other research tools for free
- Borrow books about nonprofit management and fundraising
- Ask our staff of experts for information assistance
We're open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10am-5pm (first Tuesday and last Thursday of each month, 10am-8pm). No appointment is necessary. See our web site for directions and parking information.
Can't visit the Foundation Center this week? Check out our live webinars. You can also visit our Multimedia Archive for recorded webnars, short videos, and podcasts. New this week, check out Fiscal Sponsorship for Artists and Arts Organizations Webinar. Dianne Debicella, program director for fiscal sponsorship at Fractured Atlas, discusses the fiscal sponsorship arrangement under which a charitable project without 501(c)(3) status might benefit from the tax-exempt status and administrative support of a sponsoring organization. See you soon!
Elyse Klova, Program Associate, Foundation Center-Atlanta