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Special Events in July and August

Cloud Computing Showdown: Office 365 vs. Google Apps
Tuesday, July 24, 10:00-11:30 am
Join Dave Schulman, founder of CloudOPX, to learn about Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365, the two primary cloud-based options for replacing your on-premise computer system.

Developing a Communications Strategy for Your Nonprofit
Thursday, August 9, 10:00-11:30 am
Farra Trompeter, a vice president at the communications firm Big Duck, will outline what's in a communications strategy and guide you in how to create and implement one for your organization.


GrantSpace: Join today to build a better tomorrow.

Online Events

Live Chat: Are You a Social Entrepreneur?
Thursday, July 26, 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Join Abby Chroman of Ashoka and Nell Edgington, president of Social Velocity, for a discussion about the defining features of social entrepreneurship. They'll answer our questions about measuring impact, accomplishing social change, and more.

Webinar: Storytelling for Fundraising Success
Thursday, August 2, 1:00-2:00 pm ET
Every nonprofit has many stories to share, but how can you feature those stories that best connect with your donors in your printed and online materials?


Scholarships Available!
Developing a Fundraising Plan Seminar
September 28, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Application deadline: July 31

Because of the generosity of donors participating in the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign, we are able to offer scholarships towards the fee of our full-day seminar, Developing a Fundraising Plan on September 28. If you represent a nonprofit organization based in and serving the Washington, DC, area with a budget under $2,000,000, you are eligible to apply. The application deadline is July 31. Learn more and apply»

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Summer Hours

From August 1 until September 10, the library will be open Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. We will resume our regular Tuesday night hours (10:00 am–8:00 pm) on September 11.

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Proposal Writers Boot Camp
July 25-27
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August 13-17
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Free Classes in Our Learning Center

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Introduction to
Fundraising Planning

Monday, July 23
10:30-11:30 am

Introduction to
Corporate Giving

Monday, July 23
11:45 am-1:00 pm

Introduction to
Finding Funders

Tuesday, July 24
5:30-6:30 pm

Grantseeking Basics for International Organizations
Monday, July 30
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Grantseeking Basics
Wednesday, August 1
10:30 am-12:00 pm

How to Approach
a Foundation

Wednesday, August 1
12:15-1:30 pm

Proposal Writing Basics
Thursday, August 2
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Proposal Budgeting Basics
Thursday, August 2
12:15-1:30 pm

Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts
Tuesday, August 7
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Visit our Education and Events Calendar for more details and a complete list of classes.

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