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Funding Your Nonprofit: A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

January 23, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Attendees at UMC’s 2019 Grantseeking workshop identified their best funding prospects using Foundation Directory Online, a database of 140,000 grantmakers and 9.5 million grants.

Announcing the First 2020 Learn with UMC Event – **THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL – Please call 207-236-2299 to be put on the wait list.

Learn with UMC: Grantseeking with Foundation Directory Online (FDO) workshop will be offered at 8:30 am on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 87 Elm St, Camden. Certified Expert FDO Trainer Kelly Carey will offer an interactive, hands-on workshop to introduce the grant prospecting tools available through UMC’s partnership with Foundation Center Online.

There are over 140,000 charitable foundations in the United States, and 80% of them don’t have a website. Finding funders who are the right fit may seem impossible, especially to small organizations who rely on volunteers. Foundation Directory Online grantseekers’ database offers incredible tools to make this process approachable. FDO 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 case for the foundations most likely to give to their cause.

In 2019, more than 50 nonprofit representatives used FDO at UMC to seek funding. 100% of surveyed respondents say they identified strong new prospects, 60% said they will change how they ask current or lapsed funders based on their learning, and 80% have recommended this resource to others.

This workshop is free but enrollment is limited. Register at unitedmidcoastcharities.org/events or call 207-236-2299 with additional questions. Attendees will access the database on UMC’s network 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 as the 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.

**THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL – Please call 207-236-2299 to be put on the wait list.


January 23, 2020
8:30 am - 10:30 am
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United Midcoast Charities Conference room
87 Elm St, #208
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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