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March 2009 (4 posts)

Come See Us
March 26, 2009

Want to learn more about fundraising, proposal writing, and everything else you need to know about to get a grant? The Foundation Center offers a wide range of training courses for grantseekers at each of our five library/learning centers in New York, Washington, Atlanta, Cleveland, and San Francisco as well as selected other locations across the country. All courses are led by expert instructors who will teach your nonprofit to survive—and even thrive—in tough economic times.

Of special interest to Foundation Directory Online subscribers is our day-and-a-half Foundation Funding Research course. First, we'll teach you to chart your organization's funding needs. Next, you'll enjoy hands-on, interactive training in our computer lab to develop a targeted list of prospects using top-tier FDO Professional. And if you're a current annual or bi-annual FDO Platinum or Professional subscriber, we'll slash the course fee by $100!

Want more? We also offer ten other essential grantseeker training courses:

  • Foundation Fundraising
  • Proposal Budgeting Workshop
  • Proposal Writing Seminar
  • Developing a Fundraising Plan
  • Cultivating Grantmaker Relationships
  • Building a Fundraising Board
  • Earned Income
  • Securing Corporate Partnerships
  • Outcome Thinking and Management
  • Grantseeker Training Institute

All of our courses are approved for CFRE International continuing education points. Please visit the Classroom Training Courses section of our web site for full details and registration information.

Archived Webinars
March 18, 2009

Windows Media Player We've posted a recording of a new version of our "Unique Benefits of FDO Professional" webinar to the Archived Webinars section of the FDO Home Screen. This update includes a section on our recently introduced FDO Alerts feature. Be sure to set aside some time (60 minutes, to be exact) to find out how Professional can help you get more of the grants you need now!

New Search Fields for All Subscribers!
March 12, 2009

Are you ready for this year's first round of new enhancements? Well, here's the scoop: now you can search for grantmakers, companies, and grants by congressional district and grants by grantmaker state! In all, this increases the number of search fields in FDO from 49 to 53. Whether you're a grantseeker looking for funding prospects, a grantmaker looking for funding partners, or a researcher studying the field, we think this added flexibility will help inform your work in new ways.

Contacting Us
March 06, 2009

Have a question? We have answers. And we'll even put you in touch with an actual, live human being! Here's a friendly reminder about how to contact us:

  • For billing questions or questions about your subscription, e-mail customerservice@foundationcenter.org or call (800) 424-9836
  • For all other questions about Foundation Directory Online, including questions about search strategies, e-mail fdonline@foundationcenter.org or call (800) 424-9836
  • For general questions about foundations, philanthropy, and fundraising research, please see the Foundation Center's Online Librarian page.

In addition, you can communicate with us (and your fellow subscribers) by posting comments to Eye on FDO blog entries and posting messages on our FDO Talk message board. We look forward to hearing from you!