Finding Funding with
Foundation Center
September 10, 2013
Speakers
• George Ford, Product
Manager, Foundation
Center
• Leeanne G-Bowley,
Manager of National
Training, Foundation
Ce...
GuideStar Exchange Membership
Exchange participants are nonprofits that have updated their nonprofit
reports sharing:
Impa...
• Analyzed by foundations, some of whom
require an updated GuideStar Exchange form
• Powers donor advised funds and online...
Get Started!
www.guidestar.org/exchange
#findingfunding
Using the Foundation Center’s
Foundation Directory Online
The Foundation Center
Mission: To strengthen the social sector by advancing
knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and a...
What We’ll Cover
Foundation Directory Online Professional
• Over 120,000 grantmakers – private, corporate, and
community f...
Looking for a match
• Who funds in my area of interest?
• Who funds in my geographic region?
• Who will provide the type o...
Grantseeker Training with the
Foundation Center
The Foundation Center was established in 1956 and we are
the leading source of information on philanthropy world wide.
Wit...
The Foundation Center’s training staff has responded to the needs
of nonprofit professionals with curriculum that has been...
Proposal Writer’s Bootcamp
Day One: Proposal Writing Seminar
Day Two: Proposal Budgeting Workshop
Day Three: Foundation Re...
1 Day Courses
New! Foundation Research Master Class
Foundation Fundraising Essentials
Proposal Writing Boot Camp
Proposal ...
Webinars
• Outcome Thinking and Management (4-Part Webinar
Series)
• Building Your Nonprofit’s Sustainability (3-Part Seri...
The World of Grantmakers
Who Supports Nonprofits?
Institutional Grantmakers
The World of Grantmakers
• Private Foundations
• Direct Corporate Giving Programs
• Grantmaking ...
What Is a Private Foundation?
• Nongovernmental, nonprofit organization
• Has its own funds or endowment
• Managed by its ...
Types of Private Foundations
• Independent
• Company-sponsored
• Operating
~ 5% payout requirement
~ Must disclose total g...
Other Types of Grantmakers
• Direct Corporate Giving Programs
– Research through sponsoring companies
• Grantmaking Public...
Q&A
For More Information
Foundation Directory Online:
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org
Contact:
gef@foundationcenter.o...
Connect with GuideStar
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Facebook:
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Learn about best practices for diversifying your organization's funding mix through foundation grants. The Foundation Center will provide an introduction to Foundation Directory Online Professional, the comprehensive database of U.S. grantmakers and their grants. We'll also touch on grantseeker training with the Foundation Center. Whether you need to learn how to identify the right funding partners, implement an outcomes-based approach to program evaluation, or craft compelling proposals, this webinar will help you find the right training course to help you.

Presenters: George Ford, Product Manager, Online Subscription Services, Foundation Center; Leeanne G-Bowley, Manager, National Training, Foundation Center; Usma Ziard, Senior Marketing Director, GuideStar (moderator)

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GuideStar Webinar (09/10/13) - Finding Funding with Foundation Center

  1. 1. Finding Funding with Foundation Center September 10, 2013
  2. 2. Speakers • George Ford, Product Manager, Foundation Center • Leeanne G-Bowley, Manager of National Training, Foundation Center • Usma Ziard, Sr. Marketing Director, GuideStar (Moderator)
  3. 3. GuideStar Exchange Membership Exchange participants are nonprofits that have updated their nonprofit reports sharing: Impact and effectiveness information Financial information Basic information such as contact information, mission statement, etc. In exchange for the information they provide, Exchange Members receive: • Their respective GuideStar Exchange participation-level widget on their report page • Ability to post the GuideStar Exchange participation-level widget on your website and in print materials • Up-to-date information automatically distributed to partner network • Access to new fundraising tools • Additionally, Silver and Gold participants receive discounts on select Foundation Center product, four free technology tools from Grassroots.org, exclusive access to Goodsearch webinars, and Gold participants receive one free subscription to GuideStar Premium. #findingfunding
  4. 4. • Analyzed by foundations, some of whom require an updated GuideStar Exchange form • Powers donor advised funds and online donation services • Share your GuideStar Exchange profile in • Grant applications • Fundraising messages • Email updates to current and potential supporters • Collateral materials Why Is the GuideStar Exchange Important? #findingfunding
  5. 5. Get Started! www.guidestar.org/exchange #findingfunding
  6. 6. Using the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online
  7. 7. The Foundation Center Mission: To strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world. The leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, established 1956. Locations in New York, Atlanta, Cleveland, San Francisco, Washington, DC, plus over 470 Cooperating Collections Who We Are #findingfunding
  8. 8. What We’ll Cover Foundation Directory Online Professional • Over 120,000 grantmakers – private, corporate, and community foundations; corporate giving programs; public charities • Over 3 million grants back to 2003 • Company and 990 databases • Power Search – nine databases in one • Interactive maps & charts • Most thorough, accurate, up-to-date foundation information available #findingfunding
  9. 9. Looking for a match • Who funds in my area of interest? • Who funds in my geographic region? • Who will provide the type of support I need? • Has the grantmaker funded organizations like mine? Using search tools • MyFDO – Saving searches • Grant maps and charts What We’ll Cover #findingfunding
  10. 10. Grantseeker Training with the Foundation Center
  11. 11. The Foundation Center was established in 1956 and we are the leading source of information on philanthropy world wide. With two decades of experience training nonprofit professionals, the Foundation Center has developed content that is highly regarded, comprehensive, and seen as a leader in the field. The Foundation Center has recently redesigned its curriculum. This new curriculum focuses on instructional design that gives adult learners an opportunity to put what they learn immediately into practice. We offer classes throughout the country in a variety of topics— focusing on institutional fundraising. Why train with us?
  12. 12. The Foundation Center’s training staff has responded to the needs of nonprofit professionals with curriculum that has been redesigned and premiered this Spiring. Foundation Center’s training now utilizes: • Practical learning activities that encourage reflective reasoning. • Participants’ utilize their own relevant experience in small group and individual activities. • A practical focus which allows participants to gain a real world understanding of concepts developed with the Foundation Center’s expert knowledge. Redesigned Curriculum #findingfunding
  13. 13. Proposal Writer’s Bootcamp Day One: Proposal Writing Seminar Day Two: Proposal Budgeting Workshop Day Three: Foundation Research and a Mock Funding Panel #foundationgrants
  14. 14. 1 Day Courses New! Foundation Research Master Class Foundation Fundraising Essentials Proposal Writing Boot Camp Proposal Writing Workshop Securing Corporate Partnerships #foundationgrants
  15. 15. Webinars • Outcome Thinking and Management (4-Part Webinar Series) • Building Your Nonprofit’s Sustainability (3-Part Series) • More Asking, Less Writing (3-Part Series) Self Directed E-Learning • Proposal Writing: The Comprehensive Course • Grantseeking for Individuals • Grantseeking for Nonprofit Organizations Online Training and Webinars #findingfunding
  16. 16. The World of Grantmakers Who Supports Nonprofits?
  17. 17. Institutional Grantmakers The World of Grantmakers • Private Foundations • Direct Corporate Giving Programs • Grantmaking Public Charities #findingfunding
  18. 18. What Is a Private Foundation? • Nongovernmental, nonprofit organization • Has its own funds or endowment • Managed by its own trustees or directors • Established to aid educational, social, religious, scientific, or other charitable activities through the making of grants The World of Grantmakers #findingfunding
  19. 19. Types of Private Foundations • Independent • Company-sponsored • Operating ~ 5% payout requirement ~ Must disclose total giving and grants through Form 990-PF The World of Grantmakers #foundationgrants
  20. 20. Other Types of Grantmakers • Direct Corporate Giving Programs – Research through sponsoring companies • Grantmaking Public Charities – Disclose activities through Form 990 – Includes: • Community foundations • Population or issue-oriented funds • Company-sponsored The World of Grantmakers #foundationgrants
  21. 21. Q&A For More Information Foundation Directory Online: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org Contact: gef@foundationcenter.org Training at the Foundation Center: www.foundationcenter.org/training Contact: lgb@foundationcenter.org
  22. 22. Connect with GuideStar Twitter: @GuideStarUSA Facebook: www.facebook.com/GuideStarUSA Google + : +GuideStar Instagram: @guidestarusa Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/guidestar/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/guidestarusa #foundationgrants
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