Friday, March 6, 2009

Meet the Grantmaker Panel a Great Success!

On Friday, March 6, 2009, the Grants Information Collection held a free, public event attended by 55+ individuals from across South-central Wisconsin.

Beginning at 12 noon, we enjoyed a "Conversation with Local Grantmakers" who spoke about the focus of their organization's giving, how they prefer to be approached, what they like to see in submitted grant applications, as well as a few words on how the current economic situation is affecting their foundation's giving. Ann Flynn, Executive Director of Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation; Marthea A. Fox, Executive Director of Alliant Energy Foundation; and Tom Linfield, Vice President, Grantmaking and Community Initiatives at Madison Community Foundation all had wonderful advice to share.

Then from 1:30pm–2:30pm, Kief Schladweiler from the Foundation Center's New York office gave a presentation entitled, "What's New with Foundation Directory Online Professional: An overview of the Center's web site with a focus on many recent FDO enhancements."

To learn more about our future educational opportunities, please visit our workshop schedule.

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