Thursday, December 13, 2012

GIC Spring 2013 Workshops

Upcoming workshops at the Grants Information Collection

Identifying Grants for Your Research and Project Funding
Aimed at faculty and researchers from UW-Madison departments who are interested in identifying grant opportunities. Hands-on workshop using three grants databases: Foundation Directory Online, COS Pivot, Philanthropy In/Sight. Individuals seeking personal grants to fund their education should attend the “Grants for your Education” workshop.

Friday, February 1 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Intro to Foundation Grants for Non-Profit Organizations: Part 1: Grantseeking basics
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 outside of the university.

Friday, February 15 ~ 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 14 ~ 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Friday, April 19 ~ 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Intro to Foundation Grants for Non-Profit organizations : Part 2: Finding Funders
Hands-on workshop using 3 databases: Foundation Directory Online, Foundations in Wisconsin, COS Pivot.

Friday, February 15 ~ 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 14 ~ 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 19 ~ 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Grants for Your Education
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, February 8 ~ 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Wednesday, March 6 ~ 3:30 p.m. – 5 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
Location: Room 231 Memorial Library at 728 State Street, Madison*

Non-UW participants will be able to get a Visitor's pass upon showing a current photo ID with address information (driver's license) at the entrance to the library. For more information telephone (608_ 262-6431, or send email to: grantsinfo at

Grants Classes, Continuing Studies, UW-Madison

Writing Effective Grant Proposals, W, Jan 23, 8:30 am-3:15pm,  Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI, $128

Understand the craft of stating clear goals and objectives, building a budget, and creating a dynamic abstract for funding proposals. Also learn how to save time in planning and information gathering.

Instructor: Boris Frank
Program # 0275-13-PDAS

For additional information, contact:
SUNSHINE JANSEN: 608-262-4354
Register Online:

or register by phone at 608-262-2451

Grant Writing for the Arts, S, March 2, 9am-Noon, Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI, $65

Learn the key components for writing an award-winning grant proposal to private and public funders, including Dane Arts. From parsing grant guidelines to writing a compelling narrative and developing a budget, this hands-on workshop covers what you need in order to get started or to refine your knowledge of grant writing.

Instructor: Carol Cohen
Program # 3151-13-LSA

For additional information, contact:
SARAH MARTY: 608-263-2790
Register Online:

or register by phone at 608-262-2451

Business of Art: Grant Writing, Th, Apr 25, 6-9 pm, 21 N Park St, Rm 7045, Madison, WI, $40
Have a great idea? In this introduction to grant writing you learn the basics of how to plan a proposal, present your idea in a compelling way, and communicate constructively with funders. You even write and critique a short proposal. This is the perfect class to get you on your way to writing grant proposals that succeed.

Instructor: Tom Linfield
Program #2559-13-LSA

For additional information, contact:
LORI O'NEILL: 263-6322
Register Online by April 18:

or register by phone at 608-262-2451

Nonprofit Management Course, January - May 2013, Madison College - MATC

Jan 17, 2013 - May 16, 2013
The 16-week class meets at the Downtown Madison College Campus in Madison, 211 North Carroll Street, from 5:30 to 8:20 Thursday evenings, starting January 17th.

Tuition is $380 including individual consultation with Boris Frank.

Whether you are preparing for an entry level position working for a nonprofit organization, or you are currently employed by a nonprofit and seeking to hone your skills, an all-star list of guest speakers join course leader Boris Frank in providing an overview from starting a new nonprofit organization to ensuring that your agency is meeting the highest standards of nonprofit management principles and best practices in the profession.

The course is geared to those who work in the nonprofit world but do not have formal business and management training.

The course covers:

• Forming a nonprofit organization
• Best practices in nonprofit mnagement
• Board responsibilities and recruitment
• Strategic planning
• Fundraising and development
• Marketing and public relations
• Financial management
• Staff and volunteer recruitment and retention
• Program development

For registration information and details: log on to or contact Boris at
Catalog 10102171 Class #68056

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Grantwriting for the Arts - Nov 3 - Goodman Center - $65

Learn the key components for writing an award-winning grant proposal to private and public funders, including Dane Arts. From parsing grant guidelines to writing a compelling narrative and developing a budget, this hands-on workshop covers what you need in order to get started or to refine your knowledge of grant writing.


Carol Cohen (PhD in theatre and drama, UW- Madison) is grants manager for Wisconsin Public television and a reviewer for the Dane Arts grant program. She also works with small nonprofits on grant development.

For additional information, contact:
SARAH MARTY: 608-263-2790

S, Nov 3, 9 am-noon

GoodmanCommunity Center
149 Waubesa St
Madison, WI


Register Online

or register by phone at  608-262-2451

Register anytime.  Program # 3150-13-LSA

Friday, August 31, 2012

Fall GIC Workshops

The following workshops will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Memorial Library, Room 231. Registration is not necessary but space is limited. For more information or to register, contact

Introduction to Foundation Grants for Nonprofit Organizations

Friday, September 21, 2012, 1:30-2:45pm
Friday, November 9, 2012, 9-10:45am

Foundation Directory Online

Friday, September 21, 2012, 3:30-4pm
Friday, November 9, 2012, 11am-Noon

Grants for Your Education

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 3:30-5pm

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Workshops May 10 - Proposal Writing and Grantseeker Resources

Guest Speaker: Kief Schladweiler, Coordinator of Cooperating Collections with the Foundation Center, will present 2 workshops on Thursday, May 10, in Memorial Library, Room 126 (728 State Street, University of Wisconsin-Madison).  Registration is not required. This is a free workshop.

10:00-10:45 Proposal Writing Basics
11:00-12:00 Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources

Friday, March 16, 2012

Proposal Writing Seminar - Foundation Center - March 29 - Pyle Center

Join over 38,000 grantseekers who have strengthened their skills with our most popular course. You'll gain insight on how to prepeare a compelling proposal and convince funders to become part of your success.


  • Write a succinct cover letter and executive summary to the grantmaker
  • Support and humanize your state of need with relevant data
  • Organize detailed and comprehensive project descriptions
  • Present a concise organizational overview and necessary appendices
  • Application for six CFRE International points
  • Free copy of The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing, 5th edition (a $39/95 value)
Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin-Extenstion
702 Langdon Street, WI 53706

Course Times
Check-in and coffee: 8:30am
Course 9am-4pm

Registration Fee $195 per person
Save up to 20% on multiple registrations
Register now or call 800-424-9836