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Need money for your education or nonprofit? Take a Grant Workshop!

Photo by Brent Nicastro

Did you know that there is a fantastic Grants Information Collection for you to use, right inside of Memorial Library (just on the 2nd floor!)? The Grants Information Collection even holds workshops for various audiences: undergraduate students, graduate students, community members, and anyone involved or who plans to be involved with nonprofit organizations.

Listed below are the last workshops of this semester, all taking place in November. If you can’t make one of these, there will be a whole new set of workshops for the Spring semester! Follow the Grants Workshop Schedule page for updated information. The Grants Librarian, Ellen Jacks, can also meet with you through an appointment!

Grants for Your Education
Wednesday, November 20
Memorial Room 231
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
All student levels welcomed
Co-sponsored by the Graduate School

Searching for Scholars and Awards: Undergraduate Students
Tuesday, November 12
Memorial Library Room 126
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Searching for Scholarships and Awards: Graduate Students
Wednesday, November 13
Memorial Library Room 126
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Introduction to Foundation Grants for Nonprofit Organizations:
Part I: Grant Seeking Basics
Friday, November 15
Memorial Library Room 231
10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m
Open to the public and university employees

In the first part of this series, Ellen Jacks, Grants Librarian, will spend a lot of time discussing the world of philanthropy, how to effectively set your organization up to seek funders, and how to use the Grants Information Collection to locate potential funders. It is a great introduction to the world of grantmaking, as well as a good refresher.

Introduction to Foundation Grants for Non-Profit Organizations:
Part II: Finding Funders
Friday, November 15
Memorial Library Room 231
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Open to the public and university employees

The second part of the series is a hands-on session where Ellen Jacks will demonstrate 1-4 databases, depending on time and interest of the attendees. The attendees will get time to work on searching for their own projects and organizations, as well. The focus is on the extensive Foundation Directory Online.

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