Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fall Workshop Mania

There are loads of local grants-related learning opportunities coming up this autumn - both free and for fee. Let's take a look!

Grants Information Collection
These workshops offered by yours truly are free and open to the public. They take place in Memorial Library on the University of Wisconsin campus. For more info on these, go to: http://grants.library.wisc.edu/seminars.html

Finding Foundation Grants for Nonprofit Organizations
Sessions will include an orientation to the Grants Information Collection, general grantseeking tips, and hands-on experience using the Foundation Center's foundation database, Foundation Directory Online. This free workshop is suitable for staff of nonprofit organizations and UW clientele. Workshops generally exclude funding for for-profit enterprises and for personal welfare assistance. Registration is not necessary; however, space is limited.

Monday, September 17, 2007 ~ 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Friday, October 12, 2007 ~ 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Identifying Grants for Research & Project Funding
This free workshop is aimed at those from the University community (and from the public at large) who are interested in identifying grant opportunities for their research and special projects. Workshops generally exclude funding for for-profit enterprises and for personal welfare assistance Registration is not necessary; however, space is limited.

Thursday, August 30, 2007 ~ 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Friday, November 2, 2007 ~ 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Grants for Your Education
This free presentation is for current and future students in Wisconsin (of any institute of higher education) interested in researching potential scholarships, fellowships, and grants available to individuals for their education and related purposes. The focus will be on how to identify funding sources beyond those that available through most offices of financial aid. Registration is not necessary; however, space is limited.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 ~ 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Professional Development and Applied Studies
Division of Continuing Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nonprofit Development Workshops
The following classes are for fee. Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available. For more info, download the brochure.

Building effective nonprofit business partnerships (Nov 13, 2007)
Community Fundraising (July 31, 2007 or Nov 1, 2007)
Locating grants (Oct 23, 2007)
Major gift fundraising (Nov 14, 2007)
Organizational assessment, policies and procedures (Nov 20, 2007)
Role of the board and strategic planning (July 10, 2007)
Teambuilding (Aug 1, 2007 or Oct 31, 2007)
Writing successful proposals (Oct 24, 2007)

Human Services Online Classes
Also for fee, Professional Development and Applied Studies, is offering a grants-related online course this fall. CEUs are also available for completion of this course. For more info visit http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/pda/online/writing_grants.htm.

Introduction to Researching and Writing Grants
(September 12 - October 9, 2007)

And last, but not least...

The Foundation Center
Experts from the Foundation Center will be traveling to Milwaukee for a one-day for fee seminar. Registration and pricing information can be found at: http://foundationcenter.org/marketplace/catalog/product_training.jhtml?id=prod1440014&navCount=0&navAction=push.

Proposal Writing Seminar
Marquette University
Raynor Memorial Library Conference Center
Milwaukee, WI
(November 13, 2007)

That's all for now, but stay tuned for more exciting grants info!

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