Library to Host Fundraising Workshops for Nonprofits

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Library to Host Fundraising Workshops for Nonprofits

Posted: 05/22/2013
Knox County Public Library will host a free workshop on grant-seeking for nonprofit organizations on Saturday, June 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. The session will be led by Kief Schladweiler, Coordinator of Cooperating Collections with the Foundation Center. Mr. Schladweiler will highlight the electronic and print resources available for your free use at the Knox County Public Library, a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center.

The training will serve as an introduction to fundraising planning. A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. It is designed specifically for organizations that have never developed a fundraising plan or calendar. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. Participants will learn how to:

Take stock of your organization's strengths and assets Develop a case statement Set fundraising goals Identify funding partners Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar. Introduction to Finding Funders

Additionally, the program provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will explore Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases - grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and PubHub reports.

The workshop is free, but space is limited. To register, call 865-215-8753 or 865-215-8700, or email by June 7, 2013.