Monday, March 30, 2009

Late Spring & Summer Workshops at the GIC

Up-coming Workshops:

Intro to Foundation Grants for Non-Profit Organizations
Sessions will include an orientation to the Collection, background on the world of grantmaking, information on how to build a credible nonprofit organization, as well as general grantseeking tips. This workshop is suitable for staff of nonprofit organizations and UW clientele.

Thursday, May 21, 2009 ~ 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Friday, July 17, 2009 ~ 9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Foundation Directory Online
Gain hands-on experience using the Foundation Center's foundation database, Foundation Directory Online. Those new to grants research, consider taking it with the workshop above!

Thursday, May 21, 2009 ~ 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, July 17, 2009 ~ 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Prospect Research Basics: Researching Individual Donors
Understand prospect research and the process involved; learn how to start and expand your prospect list; and explore relevant resources. This workshop is suitable for those interested in nonprofit fundraising.

Monday, August 10, 2009 ~ 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

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. Emphasis is on funding for academic pursuits.

Monday, June 29, 2009 ~ 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon

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 for one’s education. Focus is on how to identify funding sources beyond those that are available through most offices of financial aid.

Friday, June 19, 2009 ~ 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Further Information:
Each semester the Grants Information Collection in Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, sponsors workshops on grant-seeking strategies. Workshops generally exclude funding for for-profit enterprises and for personal welfare assistance.

Fee: None ~ free to all
Registration: Not required ~ but seating is limited.
Location: Room 436 Memorial Library at 728 State Street, Madison*

*Non-UW participants will be able to get a day pass upon showing an ID at the entrance. For more information telephone the Nikki Busch at (608) 262-6431, or send email to:

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