Friday, August 21, 2009

Celebrate Madison Nonprofit Day Today!

Tours, art, entertainment, workshops, and more on Friday, August 21st and Saturday, August 22nd. Check it out at: .

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

UW-Madison First Year Experience Grant Available

"The Center for the First-Year Experience invites applications for our new first-year programs grant...

In an effort to enhance the experience of first year students, the Center for the First-Year Experience has established the First-Year Programs grant. The fund allows departments and organizations to request funding for courses, programs, and events which will enhance the first year experience and are on-going or, which occur throughout the entire academic year. Grant requests are accepted throughout the year.

All University of Wisconsin-Madison departments and registered student organizations may apply for this grant. Representatives from registered student organizations must have co-sponsorship from a UW-Madison affiliated department."

For complete application information, visit:

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fall Workshop Line-up at the GIC!

Grants for Organizations:

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, August 20, 2009 ~ 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Friday, September 25, 2009 ~ 9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Friday, October 30, 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, August 20, 2009 ~ 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, September 25, 2009 ~ 11 a.m. – 12 noon
Friday, October 30, 2009 ~ 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Grants for Individuals:

Graduate Support Series: Finding External Funding
Learn how to pinpoint those grantmakers most likely to want to fund your education or research. We’ll look at specific electronic and print resources necessary to find federal and private grant opportunities.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 ~ 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Identifying Grants for Research & Project Funding
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.

Friday, September 4, 2009 ~ 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.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 for one’s education. Focus is on how to identify funding sources beyond those that are available through most offices of financial aid.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 ~ 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Friday, October 9, 2009 ~ 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

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: