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access_time 27 minutes

attach_money Free

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Looking for grants for your nonprofit?

Come learn how to use Foundation Directory, the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 239,000+ grantmaker profiles. You will learn how to search for grantmakers who have funded organizations working on causes and with communities similar to those you serve.

NOTE: This class is for nonprofit organizations looking for funding. It is not geared to individuals seeking grants. We recommend you take our free one-hour course, Introduction to Finding Grants, before attending.


Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Explain what Foundation Directory is
  • Identify your needs in preparation for searching for potential grantmakers in Foundation Directory
  • Research potential grantmakers using a project-based search in Foundation Directory
  • Evaluate prospects for strong or weak fit using Foundation Directory
  • Identify the options for accessing Foundation Directory
  • Access resources for getting help with Foundation Directory

Additional information

Use the following bookmarks to jump to sections of the training:

0:14 What you'll get out of this training

1:21 Options for searching for funding and why use Foundation Directory to do so

5:05 3 questions to answer when preparing to search in Foundation Directory

7:45 How to search in Foundation Directory

12:25 Evaluating and prioritizing results

14:02 Reviewing a funder profile to evaluate your fit and make connections

21:32 Searching for an organization by name

21:56 Refining your search

22:54 Where to find help in Foundation Directory

23:12 Where to access Foundation Directory

25:36 Five questions for evaluating prospects

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience



Published Tuesday, March 29, 2022