Professional Development Funding Opportunities

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In the nonprofit world, we are always trying to make the dollars go a little further. For some organizations, having a professional development budget is unfathomable and for others it can be hard to ask for this funding when money is already so tight; after all, we are saving kids, puppies and trees.

Even if your organization does not have a professional development budget, there are still plenty of ways for you and your team to get the training you need to take your organization to the next level. Check out these professional development funding opportunities:

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Nonprofit Scholarships
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta provides scholarship opportunities for nonprofit staff and board members to attend professional and organizational development workshops and trainings. Through this opportunity, The Community Foundation will cover the cost of attendance for Foundation Center’s Proposal Writing Boot Camp, InwardBound Center for Nonprofit Leadership’s coaching services, and variety of other programs designed for nonprofit professionals. 
Deadline: Rolling

InwardBound Center for Nonprofit Leadership
Leadership Development Grant
InwardBound Center for Nonprofit Leadership invites nonprofits focused on eliminating poverty in Atlanta to apply for a six-month leadership training valued at $40,000. The InwardBound Center is particularly interested in applications from organizations that prioritize collaboration and whose leaders are committed to continuous growth and staff development. The six-month Leadership Team Intensive will help teams improve the ways they lead together and deliver results by increasing their productivity and positivity.
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Atlanta
Opportunity Grant
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Atlanta will award individual grants of up to $750 for professional development opportunities, such as conference attendance, class and workshop fees, membership to professional associations, and more!
Deadline: July 31, 2015

On the topic of professional development, is your nonprofit employer willing to contribute financially to your professional development?