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Introduction to Grant Research

An estimated 90% of foundations don't have websites.

That means if Google is the only research tool you're using, you're only scratching the surface of grant possibilities.

The truth is, when it comes to grant writing, there's a lot more to it than just "writing." Successful writing starts with effective research.

In this session, you'll learn about the one of the most important – and most overlooked – parts of grant writing.

Participants will learn how to research foundations to find their very best grant prospects. Learn the questions you need to ask (and answer) before applying for your next grant.

TARGET AUDIENCE Nonprofit Staff, Board Members, and Volunteers
EXPERIENCE LEVEL Any
FORMAT Presentation
DURATION 1 Hour

Participant Outcomes

You can expect to learn the following:

  • Why research is the foundation of successful grant writing
  • How to find foundations that may want to fund you
  • How to determine if you're eligible to apply
  • How to know how much to request when you do apply
  • 15 questions to ask program officers before you apply
  • 10 reasons you may not want to apply for a grant, even if you're eligible

This session includes an orientation of one free research tool and an introduction to two popular subscription databases.


What People Say About This Workshop

I thoroughly enjoyed your seminar, very well presented with a tremendous amount of good information.

I found the discussion on how to read a 990 very useful.

Thank you or the great workshop. It was incredibly helpful for learning more about foundations and other funding sources.


About the Instructor

Laura Rhodes is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, Certified Grant Writer, and fundraising trainer who has 20 years of experience working with – and for – nonprofits. As a former program officer with an international corporate foundation, Laura brings a unique perspective to the grant seeking process. She knows what works, what doesn't, and why.


Upcoming Dates for this Program

No events are currently scheduled. Contact Laura to schedule an event in your area.


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