Upcoming GFC Classes

Training available this month and next at Central Library. All courses are FREE and will be held in the Training Room on the second floor of Central Library (1301 Olive). Registration is recommended, but not required. Hope to see you!

Wednesday November 16, 2016, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

  • Introduction to Grant Research: In this workshop, the Grants & Foundations Librarian, Lisa Thorp, will introduce you to grant research resources (print and electronic) available at St. Louis Public Library's Grants & Foundation Center, provide an overview of how to use these resources, and discuss the steps you should take to identify the best prospects for your organization. Participants will learn:
    • About different types of grantmakers and (potentially) available grants.
    • Where to find accurate information about various types of foundations and how to navigate, explore, and assess grant opportunities.
    • What resources are available to help you craft a winning grant proposal.

    Join us to learn the basics of grant research – you should leave the workshop with some tools you can use, and knowing some places (real and virtual) to visit for more information.

    CLICK HERE to register

Capital Campaigns: Before, During & After - a 2-part program with Dan Reynolds, Managing Partner of Holmes, Radford & Avalon, Inc.

  • The Importance of a Pre-Campaign Feasibility and Planning Study: In this session, you will learn about the purpose and benefits of conducting a feasibility study for your organization.  We will discuss how this tool helps to clarify how you need to position your capital campaign for success, who will help to lead it, and opportunities for leadership gifts.Tuesday, December 6, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE to register.

  • Hallmarks of a Successful Campaign: Now that you’ve developed your roadmap for your campaign, Dan will walk you through the elements and factors that define campaign success.  He will guide a discussion about the stages of a campaign and lessons learned from the field. Tuesday, December 13, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

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We will have some relevant books on display - but remember, there's more where that came from. Have you visited the GFC in the Social Sciences room at Central?

Capital Campaigns

Writing Successful Grant Proposals From the Top Down and Bottom up

Writing to Win Federal Grants

Nonprofit Fundraising 101 : A Practical Guide With Easy to Implement Ideas & Tips From Industry Experts

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