Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Spring GIC Workshops

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.

  • Friday, April 27, 2012 ~ 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!

  • Friday, April 27, 2012 ~ 11 a.m. – 12 noon

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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 231 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 (608) 262-6431, or send email to: grantsinfo@library.wisc.edu.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Communiversity Session: Evaluating Nonprofit Programs

Register now for this special Communiversity session presented by the UW Center for Nonprofits:

Evaluating Nonprofit Programs: The Case of a Community Partnership"
with UW Associate Professor Lori Bakken and collaborators, Hugh Meyers and Cathy Couture of Orion Family Services

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Presentation 5:00 – 6:00 pm with networking reception to follow

1800 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive, UW-Madison Campus
Parking Available in Lot 17 next to Engineering Hall

Evaluating the effectiveness of nonprofit programs is a critical element of continuous planning efforts. This
session will share details of how UW faculty and students worked with principals of Orion Family Services on
evaluating their “Parent Skill Builders” program. Participants will hear about how this collaborative
community/academic partnership worked and details of the value derived from it. This session will also
explore how similar evaluation projects can impact future funding and program decisions.

Registration is free and open to the public.
Register by pressing Ctrl and clicking on this site:
https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/OHRDCatalogPortal/Default.aspx?tabid=29&CourseKey=36474
Or by emailing Katherine Sydor at sydor@wisc.edu

This UW Center for Nonprofits Communiversity Sessions receive generous support for this series from the
Oscar Rennebohm Foundation, Alliant Energy Foundation, and the Brittingham Fund, Inc.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Grant Links, October 17, 2011

UW-Madison:  College of Letters & Sciences - Ralph B. Abrams Scholarship (Undergraduates)

Beloit, WI:  Ambassador Club to give grants (Nonprofit Organizations)

Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Taylor,Wood, and western Shawano Counties, WI:  Komen affiliate to offer grants (Nonprofit Organizations, Governmental Agencies and Educational Institutions)

WI:  Department of Health Services - Procurement and Grant Opportunities (Varies)

WI:  Department of Natural Resources - Funding Sources Water and Wastewater (Varies)

WI:  Wisconsin Department of Tourism Grants

Monday, August 22, 2011

Grant Links: August 22, 2011

WI:  Horatio Alger Wisconsin Scholarship (College-bound High School Seniors)

US: Coca−Cola Scholars Program  (College-bound High School Seniors)

US:  Environmental Protection Agency Fellowships (Graduate Students)

US:  National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

US:  Office of Research & Analysis to Offer Grants to Research Value and Impact of the Arts (Nonprofits, units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes)

US:  Wendy’s High School Heisman Program (College-bound High School Seniors)

US:  Whole Foods School Garden Grants (Nonprofit organization or nonprofit K-12 school)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Stories - How Nonprofits Shape Madison

Madison WI - Absolutely Art (2322 Atwood Ave.) & Café Zoma are proudto feature “Stories— How Nonprofits Shape Madison” during  the month of August. Please join us for a photographic celebration of Madison’s Nonprofit Organizations, live local music, and catering by Bunky’s Café the night of the reception.

Friday, August 5, 2011
5-9 pm


Both group representation and individual artistic expression, “Stories” is comprised of eight photographers’ work that provides an inspiring showcase of the nonprofit groups in Madison in honor of Madison Nonprofit Day, August 11th. From animals to shelters, /Clint Thayer, Tony Vang, Monique Karlen, Bryan Gladding, Amber Arnold, Brooke Lewis, Caroline Hoffman, and Mary Kay Baum/ have turned their lenses on a variety of local nonprofit organizations.  To learn more about the photographers visit: http://www.madisonnonprofitday.org/sponsors/photographers .

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and these photographers have joined together to tell the story of how nonprofits shape Madison. They capture the many moments of nonprofits providing joy, easing pain, supporting families, and enhancing the experience of living in Madison.

There are more than 20 participating nonprofits, some of which include:  Dream Bikes, Briarpatch, East Madison Community Center, Dane County  Timebank, Porchlight, Middleton Outreach Ministry, Heartland Farm  Sanctuary, Henry Vilas Zoo, and WORT-FM.*//*

The exhibit will run from August 3-31. Please visit Facebook for updates on this show and other events at Absolutely Art. To learn more about Madison Nonprofit Day visit: http://madisonnonprofitday.org/

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Student AFP Chapter Calling for Proposals from Dane County Nonprofits

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) at UW-Madison is a collegiate chapter of the international AFP organization. The chapter's mission is to work with local non-profit organizations to help them maximize their effectiveness and to expose current students to meaningful work. 

The collegiate chapter of AFP is interested in Dane County WI based projects in which its student members can assist with and learn about a variety of
topics related to non-profits. Projects related to the development of fundraising events and/or awareness campaigns or events are strongly preferred. Event planning allows the members the greatest exposure to the diversity of work involved in fundraising, from marketing and outreach to donor and sponsorship requests. Projects serve not only as a way for the chapter to assist an organization in the community, but also as a learning experience for students. Students in the chapter are not fundraising professionals, but students interested in the non-profit world with varying levels of skills and expertise. 

Currently, students are looking for opportunities to assist in a project beginning during the Fall 2011 semester and continuing through the Spring semester.  Projects will ideally end between March and April, but please keep in mind that UW Madison students have spring break March 31st- April 8th. If you have interest in having students work on fundraising opportunities on behalf of your organization, please review
guidelines, complete the form, and email it to afp.wisc@gmail.com by August 19, 2011.

Project guidelines:

1. Application deadline is Friday, August 19, 2011.

2. Applicants will be notified by Friday, September 9, 2011 for apotential interview.

3. Applications will be judged based on three criteria: learning opportunities for students, clarity of proposal (including description of tasks in project application), and feasibility.

4. Applicants must be willing to hold regular meetings with the student chapter. These meetings can occur either on or off campus, depending on the
needs of the organization.

5. If selected, applicants must be able to present an overview of their organization and project outline at our October chapter meeting (exact date TBD in consultation with selected organization).

 
A  Frequently Asked Questions document is attached as part of the application. If you have any additional questions, email the AFP Student Chapter at: afp.wisc@gmail.com.


 

Friday, July 1, 2011

New Grant: Women, Saving, and Investment

The Social Security Administration awarded a joint grant to the Department of Employee Trust Funds and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Financial Security. The grant is funding a study of working women's patterns of saving and investment choices, specifically evaluating how best to encourage women to increase their retirement savings.
The project includes data analyses, a literature review, focus group sessions and a survey. Initial results will be available in October 2011. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Author Dalya Massachi at Rainbow Bookstore Saturday, May 6th

The author of "Writing to Make a Difference: 25 Powerful Techniques to Boost Your
Community Impact," Ms. Dalya Massachi,  will be at Rainbow Bookstore Co-op at 6pm on Friday, May 6th to share her insights into how to write well to promote social and environmental causes.


Massachi is the founder of Writing for Community Success which specializes in helping professionals in the social sector advance their missions through outstanding written materials. She is a widely published writer, trainer, writing coach, editor, consultant, and activist, primarily focusing on fund development and communications. For more information about Dalya, check out her website: http://dfmassachi.net.

"Writing to Make a Difference" is a source book of techniques that can be successfully applied to fundraising and grant writing alike!

(Source:  http://www.rainbowbookstore.org/node/11830)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring/Summer GIC Workshops

Upcoming Grants Research 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.

  • Friday, May 20, 2011 ~ 9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 7, 2011 ~ 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • Friday, August 19, 2011 ~ 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!

  • Friday, May 20, 2011 ~ 11 a.m. –  12 noon
  • Thursday, July 7, 2011 ~ 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday, August 19, 2011 ~ 11 a.m. –  12 noon

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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.

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2011 ~ 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 for one’s education. Focus is on how to identify funding sources beyond those that are available through most offices of financial aid. 

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2011 ~ 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
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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 231 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: grantsinfo@library.wisc.edu.



Friday, April 22, 2011

4th Annual Public Health in Education Symposium

Healthy Classrooms Symposium 2011

On April 27, 2011, the Healthy Classrooms Foundation will be hosting their 4th annual Healthy Classrooms Symposium. The Healthy Classrooms Foundation is a statewide nonprofit organization that works to bring the ideals and practices of public health to the classroom and community through creative, sustainable initiatives and education.  Again, student initiated and led, it is an inspiring example of how next generation nonprofit leaders are making an impact.

Please consider registering to attend this free Symposium, which draws an audience of over 300 participants.  Below you will find this year’s Keynote Speaker and Program Topics, which will provide you with information that will directly relate to your environment, classroom and student body.

When:  5:00 - 8:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, April 27st, 2011

Where:  Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53705
 

Click HERE to register free online!

Keynote Address:
New Math: Rethinking the Teacher’s Role in the Health Care Equation

Martha “Meg” Gaines, JD
UW Law Professor
Founder and Director of The Center For Patient Partnership

Program Topics Include:

  • Diabetes & Exercise – My Triumphant Story
  • Bullying and Victimization: What Adults Can Do
  • Healthy Spaces, Healthy Children
  • Wisconsin’s Obesity Prevention Movement- Get Involved
  • Talking the Talk: How to Address Sexual Health in Middle Schools
  • Working with Parents: How to Sustain a Positive Relationship
  • Ideas into Action: HCF 2010-2011 Grantee Panel
  • Physical Education: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Click HERE to register free online!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Free Workshop at MPL: Intro to Foundation Grants for Nonprofits

Date:  Thursday, April 21, 2011
Time:  5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location:  Hawthorne Branch of Madison Public Library - Community Room
Contact Number:  608-246-4548
Registration Required:  Click here to Register

Class Description:  This workshop will include background of the world of grantmaking, information on how to build a credible nonprofit organization, general grantseeking tips, and a demonstration of the powerful Foundation Directory Online database.  Suitable for anyone involved with or interested in nonprofit associations or organizations.  Presented by Nikki Busch, Grants and Research Librarian at UW-Madison's Grants Information Collection.

Monday, April 4, 2011

My New Favorite Grants Book!

Grant Writing 101:  Everything You Need to Start Raising Funds Today by Victoria M. Johnson really is my new favorite book on grants and fundraising in the broadest sense.

It's not unusual for me to be asked to review books on grantseeking or other issues related to nonprofits - either by authors themselves or by their publishers - but what is unusual is for me to be totally head over heels for one of these works.  I even plan on giving this book as a gift to friends and colleagues in need!

And here's why:

Johnson's guide is an on-point, need-to-know arsenal for those seeking funding.  No time is wasted in obtuse theory or historical ramblings; this book is aimed at those eager to jump right in and grab their fundraising reins.

The author rightly insists that one must know one's organization, its program(s), and the purpose of the funding sought before researching potential funding partners or putting pen to paper to write a grant proposal.  Why?  Because if you don't know what you're looking for, how can you find it?

Johnson translates the multitude of "types of support" variously referred to in grantmaker literature into seven purpose-driven categories--to which novices and gurus alike can relate.  Types of grantmakers are similarly organized into nine flavors, briefly defined, that serve to quickly orient one to the world of funding sources.

With this basic groundwork in place, Johnson then turns to the different questions one must answer with each of the various parts of a proposal.  In-text examples of do's, don'ts, sample wording, and even budget layouts are blocked and highlighted to catch the reader's attention at the point of need during the reading and writing process. 

But, no, she doesn't stop there, the author graciously and wisely prompts the reader not to stop once a proposal has been submitted, but instead use the opportunity to prepare for one's future fundraising needs.  For instance:  How might a grantseeker appropriately communicate with potential funders before and after submitting a grant?  What does a grant matrix look like and why do you need one?  What does an extremely short grant application look like--or an incredibly thorough one?  Different grantmakers will be looking for different formats.  Johnson helpfully closes her book with a variety of sample proposals and a resource list for further learning.


I never thought I'd say this, but if I could only recommend one grant book and one only--this would be it.  For now J

Monday, March 21, 2011

Effective Grants Research: A Success Story

As the Grants Librarian at UW-Madison's Foundation Center Cooperating Collection, I am often asked, "Do know how many of the people/nonprofits that attend your workshops or use your research collection end up getting grants?"  Answer to which is, unfortunately, "Nope."  Most grantseekers easily (and not unsurprisingly) quickly forget their friendly librarian when faced with the excitement and inevitable work that follows getting a grant or award!  Usually, if I do hear of any outcomes, I find out of such success stories incidentally or informally at a much later time.  And that's OK!  I'm always glad to hear these stories when - and however - they arrive.

Here's one example I'd like to share with you.  Wouldn't you like to be able to say something similar??  Then I hope to see at an up-coming workshop or appointment soon...

"I attended your "Introduction to Foundation Grants" and "Foundation Directory Online" trainings several years ago and began using the Grants Information Collection regularly since then.
-Due to these trainings, and having this resource, I have found hundreds of potential funding opportunities for Community GroundWorks.  I have applied for grants to several of these newly-found foundations, and at least one of them, The Blooming Prairie Foundation, has begun funding us generously! Which we wouldn't have found without your help!  

Many, many thanks.

Christie Ralston
Community GroundWorks"

Thank you, Christine, for sharing!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Forward Community Investments: Loans to Nonprofits

BASIC LOAN GUIDELINES
Investment Forward Community Investments (“FCI”), a Wisconsin-based community loan fund, builds capacity in statewide nonprofits through low-cost loans and expert advisory services.  FCI works directly with organizations that serve economically-challenged individuals and households where affordable housing, community services and facilities, along with community stabilization, is the strategy used to promote long-term economic self-sufficiency.  Many of FCI’s loans are made in partnership with banks and credit unions. Because of our flexibility, FCI can assume more risk, either by making a loan that could not be made by a conventional lender or by taking a subordinate position to conventional financing.

Eligible Borrows


Any Wisconsin nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, faith-based organization, cooperative or community development organization that provides services to low- to moderate-income populations.

Eligible Projects

• Affordable housing
• Nonprofit facilities
• Economic development initiatives
Loan Amoun ts $5,000 to $400,000, with consideration given to projects up to $1 million

Eligible Uses of Loan Proceeds

• New construction
• Acquisition and rehabilitation of existing facilities
• Leasehold improvements
• Working capital
• Predevelopment loans, including land acquisition, professional fees and development costs
• Equipment

Basic Loan Types

• Primary and subordinate mortgage loans (LTV up to 95%)
• Construction financing
• Gap financing and bridge loans
   Equipment loans and leasehold improvements
   Working capital

Terms

Terms from three to five years with longer amortization periods (up to 30 years)

Interest Rates

FCI’s mission is to provide below-market rates; please call us at (866) 687-1468 for current interest rate quotes

Collateral
Always required but [their] mission allows [them] to be inherently more flexible than conventional lenders  

Fees

1% origination fee; $250 documentation preparation fee, along with other standard closing costs such as filing costs and/or title insurance and, depending on the complexity of the transaction, legal fees.

For more info: Carrie Vanderford, vice president of lending services, (866) 687-1468 or carriev@forwardci.org  


Source:  http://www.forwardci.org/financing/guidelines.html

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

UW-Madison Academic Staff: 2011 Executive Education Course Grant Competition

Want to develop your project management skills or become a better manager? Need to know more about finance and accounting? Then consider applying for a 2011 Executive Education Course Grant. All UW-Madison academic staff is eligible to apply. 

Executive Education at the Wisconsin School of Business is offering five single-course enrollments for Academic Staff professional development. The main objectives of the grant program are individual professional development, improved program quality, and improved institutional effectiveness.
Courses are offered in the following areas:

Advanced Management                     Project Management
Financial Management                       Purchasing & Supply Management
Fundamentals of Management          Sales & Sales Management
Information Technology                     Six Sigma
Marketing Management                    Supply Chain Management
Product Management 

Individual courses – no longer than three days – may be selected from many of the 200 Executive Education programs offered. There is no cost to your department or division. Courses can be taken July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012. View the latest offerings, fees, topics and course descriptions at http://exed.wisc.edu.  

The PDRC will select five grant recipients. Criteria will be based on how the course will help you improve effectiveness in your current position.
To be considered, a single electronic file submission (PDF or DOC) must include:
 - Completed application form
 - Resume
 - One or two letters of support from your supervisor or a colleague

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION – April 15th, 2011
Please submit a single PDF or DOC file containing the above documents to:
Donna Silver
Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff
If you have questions, please contact PDRC member Colleen Barrett at 263-6314 or barrett@epd.engr.wisc.edu.

Source: 
MEMORANDUM
TO:      UW-Madison Academic Staff Members
FROM: Professional Development and Recognition Committee (PDRC)
            Carol Hulland, Chair
RE:       2011 Executive Education Course Grants
DATE:  March 8, 2011

UW-Madison: Science Internationalization Course Development Awards

Course development awards are available to support UW–Madison faculty and instructional academic staff members in the sciences who wish to incorporate international content into one or more undergraduate courses.

Awards, which provide up to $10,000 in flexible funds, are for courses in the sciences.

Upcoming deadlines: March 31, 2011; May 31, 2011.

Download a pdf of the application

Contact Masarah Van Eyck, mvaneyck@cals.wisc.edu, for more information.
More information: http://www.cals.wisc.edu/ip/AboutIP/IntlPrograms.html

Monday, March 7, 2011

State Historical Society of Iowa 2011/2012 Research Grants

The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) announces a grant pro­gram for the 2011/2012 academic year. SHSI will award up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpretive writing related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Preference will be given to applicants proposing to pursue previously neglected topics or new approaches to or interpretations of previously treated topics. SHSI invites applicants from a variety of backgrounds, including academic and public historians, graduate students, and independent researchers and writers. Applications will be judged on the basis of their potential for producing work appropriate for publication in The Annals of Iowa. Grant recipients will be expected to produce an annotated manuscript targeted for The Annals of Iowa, SHSI’s scholarly journal. 
 
Applications for the 2011/2012 awards must be postmarked by April 15, 2011. Download application guidelines from our Web site (http://www.iowahistory.org/publications/the-annals-of-iowa/research-grants-for-authors.html) or request guidelines or further information from:
 
Research Grants
State Historical Society of Iowa
402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City  IA  52240-1806
 
Phone: 319-335-3931
e-mail: marvin-bergman@uiowa.edu(javascript:main.compose()
 
Marvin Bergman, editor
THE ANNALS OF IOWA
402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City IA 52240
 
ph. 319-335-3931
FAX 319-335-3935
 
For more information about the State Historical Society of Iowa or to find out how you can support its mission of preserving, conserving, promoting, and interpreting Iowa history, visit our Web site at http://www.iowahistory.org(http://www.iowahistory.org/)
 
Source:  SHSI Press Relase 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

UW-Madison/UW-Milwaukee Intercampus Research Incentive Grnats

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Carolyn “Biddy” Martin and UW-Milwaukee Interim Chancellor Michael R. Lovell are pleased to announce the 2011-2012 UW-Madison/UW-Milwaukee Intercampus Research Incentive Grants Program, an initiative to support research projects and promote partnerships undertaken jointly at the two campuses.

The application deadline for this program is April 4, 2011. Further details are posted on the web at http://www.provost.wisc.edu/content/memos/docs/IntercampusGrants11_12Announce.pdf (pdf). 

2011–12 UW–Madison/UW–Milwaukee Intercampus Grants Program Call for Proposals 

(Deadline: 4 April, 2011): Intercampus Grants Cover Sheet:
(http://www.provost.wisc.edu/content/memos/docs/IntercampusGrantsCoverSheet.doc)
 
Source:  Press Release dated 2/14/2011 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New NSF Proposal Policy Guide (Including Data Management Plan Info) Available Online

Starting in January, all grant applications to the National Science Foundation must include a
two-page-maximum “data management plan” (DMP) for the retention and sharing of digital
and physical data generated from the research process.


For the most up to date requirements for National Science Foundation funding, see the NSF's new Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide, January 2011 as well as their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) On Proposal Preparation and Award Administration, November 2010.
 
Plus, UW-Madison now has a Research Data Services Web site, which can help you with writing a data plan, as well as with managing and sharing your data!  For more information, contact digitalcuration@lists.wisc.edu. 

Perhaps you've not yet identifying which grant(s) to which you plan to apply?  Try Finding NSF Funding (Search or Browse functions available).

Monday, January 31, 2011

UW-Madison: Student Tech Committee welcomes proposals

The Student Information Technology Initiative Advisory Committee (SITIAC) has just published its first call for proposals. 

The charge of SITIAC is to insure that SITI funds are spent on new, potentially enterprise-level technologies or technology-related support services by recommending pilots of innovative, student-centric information technology services that have the potential to serve all students on campus. Proposals must align with this charge. 

You may access all the information you need to craft and submit a proposal here: http://www.cio.wisc.edu/news/page.aspx?p=1480

Proposals are due February 15, 2011.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Forward Community Investments Free Capacity Building Workshops Announced

Frank Martinelli, president of Center for Public Skills Training, and Shelly Schnupp, president of SMS & Associates, will provide attendees with a framework and tools for nonprofits to enhance their ability to build organizational capacity.

Belmont - February 22, 2011

La Crosse - March 10, 2011

Milwaukee - March 22, 2011 DCF Only

Fond du Lac - April 14, 2011

New Richmond - April 28, 2011

Ashland, WI - May 17, 2011

Eau Claire - June 16, 2011

Register and/or get further information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Free Up-coming Grant Research Workshops @ the GIC

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.

  • Friday, January 28, 2011 ~ 9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 17, 2011 ~ 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.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!

  • Friday, January 28, 2011 ~ 11 a.m. –  12noon
  • Thursday, March 17, 2011 ~ 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
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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, March 4, 2011 ~ 12 noon – 1:30 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. 

  • Monday, January 31, 2011 ~ 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2011 ~ 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
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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 231 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: grantsinfo@library.wisc.edu.