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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

CONTACT:
Maggie Morth
Communications Manager
The Foundation Center
(212) 807-2415
mor@foundationcenter.org
 

Foundation Center Announces
Spring 2007 Grantseeker Training Courses in 27 Cities


New York, NY — February 16, 2007. This spring, the Foundation Center offers nonprofit professionals the opportunity to learn the latest strategies in fundraising, proposal writing, and nonprofit management with nine full day-courses in 27 cities across the nation and its intensive Grantseeker Training Institute in four cities. The Center also offers a series of online training courses, including the recently launched Proposal Writing: The Comprehensive Course.

Full-day classroom training in 27 cities — Grantseekers can learn how to craft winning proposals with Proposal Writing Seminar, Proposal Writing Seminar II, and Proposal Budgeting Workshop. The budgeting workshop is conveniently scheduled back-to-back with Proposal Writing Seminar in most locations. The Center's "Fundraising Fundamentals" series includes Foundation Fundraising: An Introductory Course, Developing a Fundraising Plan, Building a Fundraising Board, and Foundation Funding Research. Nonprofit management courses include Earned Income: Assessing your Revenue Options and Outcome Thinking & Management: Strategies that Get Results. Nonprofit managers will learn how to evaluate business venture ideas and how to apply an outcome-based approach to their programs and projects.

Five-day Grantseeker Training Institute in four regional centers — The Center's popular Grantseeker Training Institute programs sold out in 2006. This spring the Institute will be held in San Francisco, New York, Cleveland, and Washington, DC. In a small group setting, participants learn how to develop a fundraising strategy, enlist the board's involvement, find and prioritize foundation and corporate prospects, and write grant proposals.

New online training course — The Center's newest online training option, Proposal Writing: The Comprehensive Course, helps grantseekers master the art of proposal writing through each section of a proposal-from the executive summary to the conclusion-including lessons on organizing the components and packaging the proposal.

Course descriptions, fee information, and online registration are available at http://foundationcenter.org/marketplace.

The Center also offers 18 free introductory classes on a wide range of fundraising topics at its five regional sites. Customized on-site training is available on request.

About the Foundation Center
Established in 1956 and today supported by more than 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants and conducts research on trends in foundation growth and giving. It also operates education and outreach programs that help nonprofit organizations obtain the resources they need. Its web site receives more than 40,000 visits each day, and thousands of people are served in its five regional learning centers and through its network of more than 300 Cooperating Collections located in every state and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit foundationcenter.org or call (212) 620-4230.

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