Your organization’s skill at researching grant opportunities and identifying strong potential matches for your nonprofit will get stronger with practice. If you don’t have the opportunity to hire a dedicated prospect researcher or rely on an outside expert, you must build time for grant research into your own schedule. Utilizing an organized, targeted approach for grants prospecting can dramatically increase your organization’s annual fund and long-term sustainability. Join Rise on Thursday, March 30, 2017, to get an orientation for starting your grants research program.
Class participants will be provided with (a) an introduction to the process of information evaluation, (b) data resources commonly available in grant development, and (c) how to use the “Foundation Database Online Professional” database to identify and evaluate funding prospects.
Rise is partnering with Brad Smith, Nonprofit Information Resource Manager with the St. Charles City-County Library District. Brad oversees the delivery of the Library District’s specialty services to the nonprofit community. As a representative of the Library District, he regularly provides consultation services and assistance to public, private, and nonprofit initiatives that are aimed at enhancing community resources and services throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Brad is active among nonprofits in the community and has served on a variety of community boards, committees, and panels in the metropolitan area including; Community Council of St. Charles County; Vision Leadership Program St. Charles County; Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service; United Way of Greater St. Louis; and most recently as a member of the data team for the St. Louis Ready by 21 Initiative.
What: Grants Research – An Introduction to Data Resources and Grant Prospect Research
When: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Thomas Dunn Learning Center Auditorium 3113 Gasconade St. Louis, MO 63118
RSVP: Brian Hurd, Technical Assistance Program Manager, 314-333-7012, [email protected]