Library to offer proposal-writing workshop for nonprofit grant seekers

On Feb. 26, the James V. Brown Library will offer a Foundation Center presentation for nonprofit representatives seeking to understand the grant proposal writing process.

Presented by Robin Glossner, the Foundation Center cooperating collection coordinator at the library, the session will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Wing.

In the proposal writing basics class, attendees will learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. For those new to proposal writing, the class will cover:

How the proposal fits into the overall grant-seeking process.

What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation.

Tips for making each section of a proposal stronger.

What funders expect to see in a proposal and attachments.

Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process.

Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals.

Registration is free but space is limited – call the library at 326-0536 to register or at Participants may bring a brown bag lunch.

The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis and training, it connects people who want to change the world, to resources needed to succeed.

The James V. Brown Library is one of 470 members of the Funding Information Network that offer free local access to core Foundation Center resources and training, including access to the Foundation Directory Online, a comprehensive database of grants and grantmakers.

For more information about the Foundation Center, visit

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