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Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

Are you thinking of starting a nonprofit? Attend our free class and explore if starting a nonprofit is the right course of action.

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Legal Considerations for Starting a Nonprofit

This workshop will help you understand the legal concerns new nonprofits face and spell out the process for getting your nonprofit up-and-running.

Online | Webinar

Funding Information Network Informational Session

Join us to learn how the Funding Information Network's fee-based program can help your organization support your local nonprofit and small business economy.

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Online, , Online | In-person training

Stories + Numbers: Updating your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar

Grow your nonprofit’s online identity and share up-to-date information with millions of potential funders by joining us for a hands-on workshop on updating your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar.

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Online | Webinar

Find Nonprofit Career Success With Strong Personal Digital Branding

Join us to learn how to develop a strong personal story and share it across your digital storytelling ecosystem (i.e., blog, social media) to attract nonprofit professional opportunities that are aligned with your interests, skillsets, experience, and your “special sauce.”

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How can my organization find other grantmakers or potential grantees working in our areas of interest?

It is always a good idea to know about other organizations and funders working in the same areas as you. You may wish to collaborate, check out an innovative program, or model a grant after another organization’s efforts. This is also a good way to connect with thought leaders in your areas of interest.

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Getting Ahead of the Curve with Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

How can nonprofit organizations proactively address the issues of diversity, inclusion and equity within their organization in a way that generates positive and transformative change? Join us for a fascinating and informative conversation with Carly Hare, National Director/Coalition Catalyst at Change Philanthropy,

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How to Connect Your Work to the Sustainable Development Goals

More than 190 world leaders have committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals that will help us fight extreme poverty, end inequality, and fix climate change across the world. If we want to have a chance at achieving these goals of a more equitable and sustainable world, we'll need your help because of the unique role you play in the social sector.

Knowledge base

What is the percentage of grant proposals that foundations actually fund?

There's an old saying in the nonprofit world, "If you've seen one foundation, you've seen....one foundation." Foundations vary so widely that there's virtually no research on the question of what percentage of proposals they fund. We'll give you what we have in a minute, but first consider a question that's more relevant to your success.

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Proposal writing
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What should be included in a letter of inquiry?

When funders ask for a letter of inquiry (LOI), they want a few pages that will make them excited about giving you a grant. Some foundations will then invite you to send a full proposal. But for many foundations, an LOI is enough to make a decision. That means a great LOI might win you funding for your project.

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Proposal writing