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Webinars (60 minutes, Free)

View a complete list of free webinars available from the Foundation Center.


Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits
This webinar employs a step-by-step checklist approach to assist community groups or new nonprofits increase their readiness to approach foundations for funding.

Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources
This session is a guided tour of all the free resources available on the Foundation Center’s web site. During the webinar you will explore many tools and resources to help you become a better grantseeker.

How to Approach a Foundation
This session covers the following topics: how to initiate contact with potential funders; planning calls and meetings; and building partnerships with donors.

Grantseeking Basics
A one-hour overview of the funding research process for nonprofit organizations seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities.

Proposal Budgeting Basics
Teaches the essentials of budget preparation and presentation in a grant proposal, including compiling both expense and income elements.

Proposal Writing Basics
Provides instruction on the key components of a proposal to a foundation or corporation and answers questions that first-timers often have about the process of applying for a grant


Guides and Tutorials (Free)

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Foundations Today Tutorial
Learn what foundations do, how they are changing, as well as where they fit in the larger philanthropic universe.

Proposal Writing Short Course
(Available in English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish) Describes how to prepare of the various components of a funding proposal, and includes planning, research, and cultivation of potential foundation and corporate donors.

Demystifying the 990-PF
An overview of Form 990-PF, the IRS return filed by private foundations.


Online Classes

View a complete list and price information for online training opportunities available from the Foundation Center.