Many nonprofits focus their grant seeking on the wealthiest foundations, ignoring the 84,000 family and small foundations that are each worth $50-million or less.
But small foundations often make decisions more quickly, make grants in lump sums rather than multiple payments, and offer easier application processes. What's more, the competition for their support is a lot less stiff.
Last year, giving among these foundations was up 18.3% according to Foundation Source, and you'll hear directly from Page Snow, Chief Philanthropic and Marketing Officer, who will share key findings from the firm's proprietary research as well as its annual survey of its foundation clients. Ms. Snow will reveal insights into the preferences of small foundation grant makers and the implications for grant seekers. She'll recommend strategies for finding small foundations that align with your organization's cause and tips for approaching them for the first time.
You'll also hear directly from four philanthropists that established foundations for their charitable giving. They will share insights into grant making at their foundations and share their communication preferences as well as dos and don'ts for grant seekers.
What Will You Learn?
- How to connect with decision makers at private foundations
- How to demonstrate your impact in effective ways
- How to align your grant seeking techniques with local foundation practices
Who Should Attend?
- Grant-Proposal Writers
- Foundation Relations Directors and Managers
- Chief Development Officers, Development Directors, and Fundraisers
- Executive Directors
What Resources Will You Receive?
Applying for Funding from Family Foundations
Read the results of Foundation Source's survey, which polled 120 clients to find out how they would advise applicants in their quests for funding from family foundations.
Michael and Andrea Leven Family Foundation
PAGE EBERSTADT SNOW
Chief Philanthropic and Marketing Officer
Shepard Broad Foundation
JACK AND PAM JOLLEY
President/Director and Secretary/Director
The Saratoga Charitable Foundation
This webinar is worth one CFRE credit.