Learn With UMC: Grantseeking with Foundation Directory Online
July 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The July offering in UMC’s free educational series, Learn with UMC: Grantseeking with Foundation Directory Online, will be offered at 9 a.m. on July 12 at 87 Elm St, Camden. Certified Expert Trainer Kelly Carey will offer an interactive, hands-on workshop to introduce local nonprofits to the grant prospecting tools available through UMC’s partnership with Foundation Center Online.
There are over 140,000 charitable foundations in the United States, with a huge range of giving interests. Finding funders that are the right fit and making a strong approach can seem impossible, especially to volunteer-driven organizations. The Foundation Directory Online grantseeker’s database offers incredible tools to make this process achievable.
Foundation Directory Online offers up-to-date insight on grantmakers working in every part of the country, in every field and interest. In-depth funder profiles and details on past giving can help nonprofits craft a strong approach to the foundations most likely to give to their cause. 100% of those who have attended an FDO tutorial at UMC say that they identified prospective new funders, and 65% say they learned something new about a funder who is already donating to their program. Come learn how to use this database, which United Midcoast Charities offers free of charge 5 days a week.
The workshop is free but enrollment is limited. This workshop is generously sponsored by First National Bank.
Pre-register here or call 236-2299 with additional questions. Attendees will access the database with their own laptop or tablet, so please bring a fully charged device adequate for about 90 minutes of online work. Coffee and morning snacks will be provided.
About the presenter:
Kelly Carey is administrative coordinator at United Midcoast Charities as well the as primary coach of the Foundation Directory Online database at UMC. She loves the magic moment when a grant seeker realizes that there is LOTS of grant funding available for their work.