“Introduction to Finding Grants” Offered in February

NOTICE: Due to the expectation of snow this weekend, the February 9th session in Oak Harbor has been canceled. Check back for a rescheduling of that workshop later in the spring, or join us in Freeland on February 23.

Whidbey Community Foundation is partnering with Sno-Isle Libraries to provide free training for nonprofits in February.  Introduction to Finding Grants will be presented on Saturday, February 9 (1:00 – 4:00) at Oak Harbor Library and on Saturday, February 23 (1:00 – 4:00) at Freeland Library. Refreshments will be included. Preregistration is required as space is limited.

Attendees will be shown how to use Library resources to find potential funders and discover what they are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants.  The course will introduce the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Who funds nonprofits and their motivations.
  • What funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How to identify potential funders and make the first approach.

The Foundation Directory Online resource will be introduced, which provides detailed information on more than 11 million grants from 140,000 foundation and corporate grant makers. Following the class there will be an opportunity for hands-on online grant research. It is advisable, but not necessary, to bring a laptop/tablet for this portion of the training session.

To Register, follow the Link, pick either the Oak Harbor or Freeland Library, and choose the Introduction to Finding Grants course registration.  Registration Link