Utilizing Foundation Directory for Grant Research

Lunch & Learn with Roxann Ball
Thursday, April 27
Noon- 1:00 pm

Writing the perfect grant request won't do you any good if you aren't sending it to the right funder. Matching your organization's funding needs with the interests of specific foundations is a crucial step toward fundraising success.

The Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is a web-based grant research tool that provides comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. Access to FDO is provided free of charge to area nonprofit board and staff members by the Amarillo Area Foundation.

Updated weekly, FDO includes details on the following: Over 140,000 foundation, corporate donor, and grantmaking public charity profiles Over 6 million grants More than half a million trustee, officer, and donor names-fully indexed Over 1 million IRS 990s-fully keyword-searchable 54 search fields including keyword search Discover the funders most likely to support you, learn about their interests and perspectives, and gain the knowledge you need to win funding from them.

Click HERE to register online!

Fast FUNdraising Facts for Fame & Fortune

Foundation Center Workshop with Jean Block
Wednesday, March 29
9:00 pm -- 12:00 pm

This fast paced, high energy, and FUN session will discuss how using "Jean's 10 Rules for FUNdraising" will drastically improve your fundraising success. Jean's workshops are filled with real life, practical examples of what works.
In this workshop, she will share best practices in fundraising and will discuss:
" The You:Me Ratio
" The Secret of Money and How to Ask for It
" Why "No" Won't Make You Shrivel and Die
" No More Begging - you have something the donor wants
" Why Attitude Is Everything
" Keys to Success - The Elements in a Diversified Development Plan
" Much More ….

Jean Block is a national consultant and trainer on nonprofit management, board development, FUNdraising and social enterprise with more than 50 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She has served as both board and staff leader for local, regional, and national nonprofits. You can learn more about Jean at her website  www.jblockinc.com.  On the Resources page, you can sign up for her free e-newsletter, download free forms and other useful information.  Jean is based in Albuquerque.

All attendees of the Jean Block workshop are invited to lunch immediately after, provided by Association of Fundraising Professionals. The lunch is free and AFP membership information will be provided. 

Click HERE to register online!

2017 Executive Director Leader Circle

10 Sessions throughout 2017
8:15 am -- 10:00 am

In 2006, the Nonprofit Service Center launched the Executive Director Leader Circle to benefit nonprofit professionals in the panhandle. Nonprofit executive directors work in environments that are often isolated. They need a support group that can provide honest assessments and ideas regarding challenges, opportunities, and frustrations. The purpose of the Executive Director Leader Circle is to provide a confidential environment where nonprofit leaders can learn and interact with their peers. Each meeting offers a round table discussion or a featured speaker on topics vital to nonprofit leaders, as well as time for networking.

Click HERE to register online!