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Nonprofit Workshops

Nonprofit Workshop - Grantseeking

When: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Learn how to identify foundation and corporate giving programs using free online databases accessible through the Pikes Peak Library District. Successfully search the Foundation Directory Online, the Colorado Grants Guide, and other online databases. Please RSVP by emailing tsayles@ppld.org

Nonprofit Workshop - Advance Foundation Directory

When: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

The Foundation Directory Online has made several upgrades to their system. Now you can search past grantees, view maps of giving areas, and determine the average grant award. This workshop is for those who have already taken the Grantseeking workshop and are familiar with the standard Foundation Directory Online search techniques. Please register by emailing tsayles@ppld.org

Nonprofit Workshop - Be for Impact

When: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

For Impact | The Suddes Group has helped thousands of organizations raise over $2B in the last 33+ years. Be For Impact is our philosophy and part of our point of view for how organizations can best achieve their impact in the world. This foundational session will help organizations learn how to articulate their impact, add tools around mindset, and just ask for help. Presented by Mike Gemm, Coach, Coach with For Impact | The Suddes Group. Please register by emailing tsayles@ppld.org

Nonprofit Workshop - Grant Proposal Writing Basics

When: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Participants will learn about the process of grant writing and elements of a proposal, with tips from foundations. Workshop geared to novice grant writers. Please register by emailing tsayles@ppld.org

Nonprofit Workshop - Using Census Data for Grant Writing

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

This class will train participants on using the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics. In a live computer lab setting, students will use the American Factfinder (data search tool); conduct searches using the Census 2010 for population numbers/basic characteristics, and American Community Survey for social/economic characteristics such as educational attainment, income, occupation, commuting to work, poverty status, nativity and selected homeowner costs. Special emphasis will be placed on concepts used in grant writing and social impact statements, understanding race/ethnicity terminology and downloading data into usable formats. Presenter: Angeles Ortega, Data Dissemination Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau

Nonprofit Workshop - Researching Individuals

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Setting Strategies for Major Gift Prospects: Learn the role individual donors play in your fundraising strategy, methods for identifying major gift donors, and the research tools for effective cultivation and solicitation strategies. Presented by Brinah L. Vincent, MBA, CFRE, Effective Fundraising Management
Registration is required by emailing your attendance request to tsayles@ppld.org


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