Arts Info conferences and workshops
 

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Sustainable Funding Equals Greater Impact (3-Part Webinar Series)
Foundation Center
Online webinar
Date: 09-16-2014 thru 09-30-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Webinars/Sustainable-Funding-Equals-Greater-Impact-4-Part-Webinar-Series

Sustainable Funding Equals Greater Impact (3-Part Webinar Series)
Webinars take place from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET on September 16, 23, and 30.

To purchase a single webinar for $95, please select a webinar from the list below.

$239.00

When your nonprofit is able to generate revenue annually on a consistent basis, you are in a better position to devote more energy to delivering your mission and achieving greater impact. The challenge is in determining which revenue sources are most likely to support your organization over time in a manner that is cost-effective for you. Although it is critical, sustained funding isn't the only element contributing to greater impact. In this three-part webinar series you'll discover additional underlying characteristics of nonprofit sustainability and success.

Can't attend one or more of the live webinars? No problem-registration gets you access to all the recordings!

  • Details
  • Features
  • Instructor

You can register for individual webinars or the entire series.

Planning for Greater Impact: Putting the Pieces Together, September 16
An effective organization determines the right programs, utilizes resources efficiently, and finds the balance between money and mission. How do you get there? In this webinar, we'll look at how to build your organization's capacities to increase your nonprofit's impact and funding over time.


Finding the Formula for Sustained Funding, September 23

This webinar focuses on diversifying your nonprofit's revenue streams and identifying which sources are most likely to provide the greatest support for your work.


Implementing a Sustained Funding Strategy, September 30
This webinar will help you evaluate the cost-effectiveness of different revenue streams and show you how to successfully implement an income strategy.



Get Your Year End Fundraising Campaign in Shape
Foundation Center
Online webinar
Date: 09-22-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Webinars/Get-Your-Year-End-Fundraising-Campaign-in-Shape

It's almost that time of year again-fundraising season! You might already be putting the finishing touches on your year-end campaign plan, and checking off everything on your list to make sure your nonprofit is in the best position to raise mission-critical funds. If you're worried about what you may be missing, or even just getting started, tune in to our webinar with fundraising expert Jay Frost. He'll walk you through the key tasks to do now in order to take full advantage of the year-end holiday giving season.

Topics Covered:

  • Creating consistent messaging in print and online
  • Coordinating your social media campaign
  • Preparing for Giving Tuesday

 

Outcomes:

  • Be ready to launch your campaign with a checklist
  • Understand the key deadlines from October to December
  • Take away examples of strong messages across platforms
  • Learn key tips to incorporate social media

 



Proposal Writing Boot Camp
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 09-24-2014 thru 09-26-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Proposal-Writing-Bootcamp/Proposal-Writing-Boot-Camp-San-Francisco-CA-9-24-26-2014

This three-day immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills grantseekers need to become effective proposal writers. Attendees will become familiar with the key components of a competitive grant proposal and a well-organized budget, and develop a targeted list of foundation funding prospects. The first two days are devoted to proposal writing exercises, peer review exchanges, and creating sample budgets. On the third day, you’ll do actual foundation research and participate in a mock proposal review process that will help you understand the proposal from a grantmaker’s perspective.

Topics:

  • What grantmakers look for and how they approach the proposal review process
  • How to write and frame the components of a competitive grant proposal
  • Crafting a budget that conveys an accurate picture of your project’s needs and value
  • Translating your organization’s needs into research strategies
  • How to analyze and evaluate prospects using Foundation Directory Online Professional to determine a potential fit


Grantseeking Basics (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-07-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/grantseeking-basics-2014-10-07-san-francisco-ca

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 9:30 am - 11:00 am  PT
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

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Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.

Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization?
Are you new to fundraising?
Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available?

Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.

Please note:

See other Grantseeking Basics class dates.



Introduction to Finding Funders (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-07-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/introduction-to-finding-funders-2014-10-07-san-francisco-ca

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  PT
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

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Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool.

This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and IssueLab reports.

See other Introduction to Finding Funders classes.



How to Apply to the Creative Work Fund (Free)
Foundation Center
Online webinar
Date: 10-07-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/how-to-apply-to-the-creative-work-fund-2014-10-07

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  PT
Webinar
Free

Representatives of nonprofit organizations and individual artists interested in learning how to apply to the Creative Work Fund for its 2014-15 cycle are invited to attend this informational session. 

The director of the Creative Work Fund will describe guidelines, the grantmaking process, and respond to questions from potential applicants.

The Creative Work Fund is a grantmaking program that invites San Francisco Bay Area artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. In 2014, the Fund invites requests from collaborations featuring media artists or traditional artists. (For definitions of these categories, visit www.creativeworkfund.org/grant-guidelines.) Artists and nonprofits in the following 11 counties are eligible: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma. Grants range in size from $10,000 to $40,000.

REGISTER HERE FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7TH WEBINAR

NOTE: When you click on "Register Here" you will be taken to a registration page on Adobe Connect, our webinar platform. Registration will be keyed to your e-mail address, which you will need to enter on the log-in page when joining the webinar on the scheduled day and time. 

 



CPITS 50th Anniversary Celebration and Writing Symposium
California Poets in the Schools
Petaluma, CA
Date: 10-10-2014 thru 10-12-2014
Website: http://www.cpits.org/events/2014/CalPoetsFinalFlyerOct2014.pdf

California Poets in the Schools holds its annual writing retreat for poet teachers and writers within a festive atmosphere at the beautiful Earthrise retreat center in Petaluma, CA. October 10, LA teacher, Jack Grapes will hold a writing intensive from 1:30-5:30. Saturday, October 11 begins with a keynote speech by past California Poet Laureate, Al Young, followed by many innovative workshops that explore poetry with visual art, movement, and sound. Saturday night hip hop artist, MC Yogi will perform followed by a megathon open reading and dance party. Sunday morning, more workshops offered. Come join and connect with other writer teachers throughout the state.

For more information contact Tina at tina@cpits.org or Terri at terri@thefoxpath.net.

Call 415.221.4201



California Mural Conference and Workshop
John Natsoulas Center of the Arts
Davis, CA
Date: 10-11-2014 thru 10-12-2014
Website: http://www.natsoulas.com/2014/05/18/california-mural-conference-and-workshop/

On Saturday, October 11th at the John Natsoulas Center of the Arts (preliminary schedule), John Pugh will present an overview of his works and professional career following a special powerpoint presentation by John Natsoulas on the murals of Emmy Lou Packard and Friends. Monto Kumagai and the Davis Mural Team will then speak about local works and the Davis Transmedia Art Walk with a tour of UC Davis and the Davis Transmedia Tour after a lecture from a guest speaker Malaquias Montoya. On Sunday, October 12th, there will be a workshop by John Pugh.

Detail on registration: http://www.natsoulas.com/2014/05/18/california-mural-conference-and-workshop/



Writer's Night: First Time Authors Reveal All (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-13-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/writer-s-night-first-time-authors-reveal-all-2014-10-13-san-francisco-ca

Monday, October 13, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  PT
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

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Offered in partnership with Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival.

Debut authors will share the inspirational and informative true stories behind their paths to publication, including one of the biggest book launches of the year, and a novel published using crowd-sourcing funding. Learn about the many options available to authors today.  Bring questions.

The Authors:

Kris Calvin, educated in economics and psychology at Stanford and CAL, is CEO of a small nonprofit. A past elected official, she says politics is her hobby and her curse. One Murder More is her first published novel.

Amrit Chima is a short story writer and author of the novel Darshan, an IndieReader selection for quality literary fiction. She also curates the San Francisco reading series anthology.

John Goins is the author of A Portrait in the Tenderloin. (Ithuriel's Spear). He lives in San Francisco. Born in Washington D.C. in 1958, he has worked as a library clerk, dishwasher, lab assistant, gardener and English teacher in Istanbul.

Edan Lepucki is the author of the novel California. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a staff writer for The Millions, her short fiction has been published in McSweeney’s and Narrative magazine, among other publications.



Digi.lit - The Digital Publishing Revolution, Finally Explained (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-13-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/digi.lit-the-digital-publishing-revolution-finally-explained-2014-10-13-san-francisco-ca

Monday, October 13, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  PT
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

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Offered in partnership with Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival.

The world of publishing is changing rapidly due to the digital revolution. That’s why each year Litquake produces Digi.lit, the highly praised digital literature conference. At this miniature version of the conference you’ll get the latest insider’s scoop on publishing world trends, and learn essential information for publishing an ebook.

Panelists:  

Kate Chynoweth leads the self-publishing division at Girl Friday Productions, where she is executive editor. Her publications include the bestselling how-to book The Bridesmaid Guide and a half dozen other projects. girlfridayproductions.com

Eileen Gittins is the founder and CEO of indie publishing platform, Blurb, which enables anyone to independently publish, share, market and distribute their work in print or digital books.

Jay A. Hartman founded Untreed Reads in 2008 as a way to promote ebooks, with an emphasis on independent authors and publishers. He’s also the author of the upcoming mystery series, The Stage Manager Mysteries.

Ted Weinstein is a veteran literary agent who represents many leading journalists, academics, and nonfiction authors in both print and digital forms.

 



TOP 10 Things All Professional Artists Should Consider When Starting And Operating Their Businesses
California Lawyers for the Arts
Sacramento, CA
Date: 10-14-2014
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1752072

With Anthony Garafola , Esq. 

  • Importance of a Business Plan
  • Selecting an Appropriate Business Structure – Sole Proprietorships v. Entities (Corporations and LLCs)
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Dealing with Government Regulations, Licenses and Permits
  • Protecting Yourself with Enforceable Contracts
  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property
  • Private Art v. Public Art Issues
  • Importance of Good Record/File Maintenance
  • Establishing Relationships with Professional Advisors
  • Estate Planning for Artists
This workshop will present an overview of the essentials aspects of starting and operating a small business, with a focus on issues that are most relevant to professional artists and their enterprises. Both new and established creative individuals will benefit from this presentation and are encouraged to attend.

Meet the Arts Funder: A Conversation with The San Mateo Arts Commission (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-14-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/meet-the-arts-funder-a-conversation-with-the-san-mateo-arts-commission-2014-10-14-san-mateo-ca

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:00 am - 11:15 am  PT
Classroom | San Mateo, CA
Free

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Join us for a conversation with the San Mateo County Arts Commission to learn about their innovative grants programs.  The session will be followed by a networking opportunity for participants and a brief demonstration of some additional funding research tools available at the San Mateo Public Library. 

About the Speaker:

Robin Rodricks is current Chair of San Mateo County Arts Commission, which launched an Arts grants program in January 2013.  A life-long lover of the arts, comes with 10 years experience at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as a Marketing and Development Manager. Since 2008, Robin has been a consultant to San Mateo County non-profits in the areas of Development and Fundraising events.



Proposal Budgeting Basics
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-14-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/proposal-budgeting-basics-2014-10-14-san-francisco-ca

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  PT
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

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Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal.

This session, geared to the novice grantseeker, will cover such topics as:

  • What is included under the "personnel" section and how to calculate it?
  • What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses?
  • How do you determine reasonable costs?
  • What types of expenses are considered "overhead"?
  • What other financial documents will funders want to see?

Prior attendance at Proposal Writing Basics is strongly recommended.

See other Proposal Budgeting Basics class dates.



Captivating Audiences: How an Ethical Approach to Digital Storytelling Can Advance Nonprofit Goals (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-15-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/captivating-audiences-how-an-ethical-approach-to-digital-storytelling-can-advance-nonprofit-goals-2014-10-15-san-francisco-ca

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  PT
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

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While the term “digital storytelling” is used widely in the nonprofit sector to refer to a variety of methods for producing short-form videos, it is the pioneering U.S. and international work of the Center for Digital Storytelling that best represents why participatory media and narrative are crucial aspects of any ethically-grounded effort to surface community voices.

Long-term Center staff member and founder of the organization’s Silence Speaks program, Amy Hill will talk in this workshop about why first-person stories are so compelling and how nonprofits can engage their clients and funders in bringing potentially sensitive personal stories into public viewing arenas. Participants will come away with:

  • A nuanced understanding of the theory, ethics, and practice of digital storytelling;
  • Experience (through hands-on activities) with what it’s like to share a story with an attuned listener; and
  • Clarity about how digital storytelling can help nonprofits reach and mobilize community members, increase organizational visibility, and engage funders and policymakers.


Introduction to Finding Funders for Arts Organizations (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-15-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/introduction-to-finding-funders-for-arts-organizations-2014-10-15-san-francisco-ca

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  PT
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

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Learn to find funders for arts nonprofits with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool.

This session provides an introduction to searching the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional for arts and arts services organizations. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring a few search paths, including grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, and RFPs.



The Power of Creative Partnerships: How Artists and Human Services Nonprofits Collaborate to Affect Significant Social Change (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-16-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/the-power-of-creative-partnerships-how-artists-and-human-services-nonprofits-collaborate-to-affect-significant-social-change-2014-10-16-san-francisco-ca

Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  PT
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

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Explore opening new markets for artists and innovative methods/strategies of impact for social service non-profits. Discover new paradigms in partnerships with Cynthia Tom, artist, curator, arts organization leader, social activist.



Behind the Scenes: Read, Interpret and Use Financial Statements to Tell Your Story (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-16-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/read-interpret-and-use-financial-statements-to-tell-your-story-2014-10-16-san-francisco-ca

Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

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There is more to your finances than reading monthly budget variance reports. As financial leaders, board members and executive directors who can tell the story behind their numbers are well positioned to pursue new programmatic and funding opportunities.

Join us as we share stories from the field, and share best practices in financial leadership including:

  • Assess your financial health using key indicators
  • Use your financial statements for strategic decision-making
  • Understand your business model and your financial trends
  • Tell your story through your financial picture

If you are an Executive Director, Board member or Financial Manager, who wants to increase your financial leadership skills, this workshop is for you! This session will be infused with arts organizational case studies and examples.



Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-17-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/grantseeking-basics-for-individuals-in-the-arts-2014-10-17-sunnyvale-ca

Friday, October 17, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  PT
Classroom | Sunnyvale, CA
Free

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Gain an overview of foundation fundraising for individuals working in the arts.

If you are an individual involved in the creative arts and looking for funding to complete a project, mount an exhibition, put on a performance, or anything else arts-related, Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts will show you how to:

  • Identify funders supporting individual artists
  • Explore the option of fiscal sponsorship
  • Create a step-by-step plan to find funding for your needs as an individual grantseeker

See other Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts class dates.



Fiscal Sponsorship & the Arts: New Practices, New Solutions (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-20-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/fiscal-sponsorship-the-arts-new-practices-new-solutions-2014-10-20-san-francisco-ca

Monday, October 20, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  PT
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

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Fiscal sponsorship can be a nimble and efficient way of serving artists, organizations, and their projects, but it is little-understood and best practices are not always followed. Two seasoned fiscal sponsors and a nonprofit attorney will share stories of travails and triumphs that arise in the practice of fiscal sponsorship. What kinds of relationships work best? What are some of the complexities that arise? What do grantmakers want to know about your relationship with your fiscal sponsor and why? You are invited to share your own stories for the speakers’ analysis and problem solving. This gathering also brings to light best practices in fiscal sponsorship according to the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors. This program will be informative for grantmakers considering sponsoring fiscally sponsored projects, for organizations considering providing fiscal sponsorship services, as well as for individual artists in need of nonprofit status to secure financial support.

Speakers:

  • Frances Phillips, Program Director, Arts and the Creative Work Fund, Walter and Elise Haas Fund (Moderator)
  • M. Melanie Beene, Principal, Melanie Beene and Associates
  • Gene Takagi, Attorney, NEO Law Group
  • Wayne Hazzard, Executive Director of Dancers’ Group


Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-20-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/grantseeking-basics-for-individuals-in-the-arts-2014-10-20-san-francisco-ca

Monday, October 20, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  PT
Classroom | San Francisco , CA
Free

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Gain an overview of foundation fundraising for individuals working in the arts.

If you are an individual involved in the creative arts and looking for funding to complete a project, mount an exhibition, put on a performance, or anything else arts-related, Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts will show you how to:

  • Identify funders supporting individual artists
  • Explore the option of fiscal sponsorship
  • Create a step-by-step plan to find funding for your needs as an individual grantseeker

See other Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts class dates.



Crowdfunding in the Arts: How To Add This Essential Tool To Your Fundraising Mix (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-21-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/crowdfunding-in-the-arts-2014-10-21-san-francisco-ca

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  PT
Webinar
Free

The objective of this webinar is to demystify the world of crowdfunding, specifically for people and organizations in the arts world.

Crowdfunding is quickly become a new tool in the fundraising toolbox to tap into your network to raise money, faster, from a larger audience. For artists, it can be a great alternative, or complement, to grants and other types of funding. This webinar is designed to give participants an overview of crowdfunding, help you determine if a crowdfunding approach could be right for you, as well as step-by-step direction for how you can take advantage of what a crowdfunding platform has to offer. 

You will learn best practices to prep, create, launch and market a campaign successfully.  The focus will be on the lifecycle of a campaign, from prep through appreciation, with a heavy emphasis on the best ways to market your campaign. The session will share the basics, so that you walk away with concrete steps that you can take to execute immediately. Please come ready to talk about the campaigns you have in mind so that we have an interactive and lively discussion!

REGISTER HERE



Prospect Research Basics: Researching Individual Donors (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-21-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/prospect-research-basics-2014-10-21-san-francisco-ca

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm  PT
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

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Learn how to identify and research individual donors.

Researching individual prospects can sometimes be harder than researching foundations. Find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions about researching individual donors:

  • How can I compile a list of potential donors?
  • What strategies could I use to research the individuals on my list?
  • What kind of information is relevant? What free information sources are available on the Web?
  • What ethical standards must be applied when finding out information about individuals?

See other Prospect Research Basics class dates.



Grantseeking Basics (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-22-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/grantseeking-basics-2014-10-22-san-francisco-ca

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  PT
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

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Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.

Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization?
Are you new to fundraising?
Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available?

Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.

 Please note:

See other Grantseeking Basics class dates.



Introduction to Finding Funders (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-22-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/introduction-to-finding-funders-2014-10-22-san-francisco-ca

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm  PT
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

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Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool.

This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and IssueLab reports.

See other Introduction to Finding Funders classes.



National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference
Arts Reach
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 10-23-2014 thru 10-25-2014
Early Registration: 07-31-2014
Website: http://www.artsreach.com/los-angeles-conference-2014.php

Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles, California 

Winning in the New World

The new world of rapidly changing demographics and breakthrough technologies requires an obsessive audience and partner focus and a new set of metrics.  This is the conference where you and your team will refine the skills necessary to align your revenue-generating efforts with your patrons’ lifestyles and goals.

The National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference will focus on the myriad ways your organization can benefit from the latest trends and technologies that others are using to gain, retain, and upgrade patrons.

Your team holds the keys to unlocking winning engagement strategies, and their effective collaboration is paramount to overall success.

We have built team-building workshops into the program, and have structured the tuition prices so that it will be easy for you to come as a team.  Register by July 31 and bring a colleague for FREE.  Also, each additional member of your team is only $159.

Teams get the most benefit from the conference, since they return to their company with the same knowledge base, ready to roll up their collective sleeves and put the new strategies to work immediately.

Plus, if you can’t attend the entire conference, you can transfer your registration to someone else in your organization for the times when you can’t be there.  

Make sure to register early; space is limited.

Don’t get left behind…to find out how to optimize your strategies and stay ahead of the curve, see the registration page for details.

 

"Please let your constituents know that, because they are part of the California Arts Council, they are entitled to a $130 discount off the registration price to the upcoming National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference in Los Angeles, October 23-25, and that they can bring a colleague for FREE if they register by July 31."




Introduction to Finding Funders for Arts Organizations (Free)
Foundation Center
San Rafael, CA
Date: 10-23-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/introduction-to-finding-funders-for-arts-organizations-2014-10-23-san-rafael-ca

Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  PT

Classroom | San Rafael, CA
Free

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Learn to find funders for arts nonprofits with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool.

This session provides an introduction to searching the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional for arts and arts services organizations. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring a few search paths, including grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, and RFPs.



How to Apply to the Creative Work Fund
Foundation Center
Online webinar
Date: 10-27-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/how-to-apply-to-the-creative-work-fund-2014-10-27

Monday, October 27, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  PT
Webinar
Free

Representatives of nonprofit organizations and individual artists interested in learning how to apply to the Creative Work Fund for its 2014-15 cycle are invited to attend this informational session. 

The director of the Creative Work Fund will describe guidelines, the grantmaking process, and respond to questions from potential applicants.

The Creative Work Fund is a grantmaking program that invites San Francisco Bay Area artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. In 2014, the Fund invites requests from collaborations featuring media artists or traditional artists. (For definitions of these categories, visit www.creativeworkfund.org/grant-guidelines.) Artists and nonprofits in the following 11 counties are eligible: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma. Grants range in size from $10,000 to $40,000.

REGISTER HERE FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 27TH WEBINAR

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Proposal Writing Workshop
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 11-07-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Proposal-Writing-Workshop/Proposal-Writing-Workshop-San-Francisco-CA-11-7-2014

Over 39,000 grantseekers have learned what grantmakers have to say about creating a competitive grant proposal by taking the Foundation Center’s Proposal Writing Seminar.

Now the Proposal Writing Seminar has been enhanced to give grantseekers hands-on proposal writing experience plus a deeper understanding of the funder’s process. This new Proposal Writing Workshop is based on insights collected from foundation and corporate representatives for the 6th edition of The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing.

Using group exercises, case studies, and the participant’s own proposal outline, the Proposal Writing Workshop will help participants understand the components of a competitive grant proposal, discover what grantmakers consider “red flags,” and learn how to cultivate potential institutional donors.

Topics

  • The grantseeking process, including the impact of technology
  • Components of a competitive grant proposal
  • Tips from funders to proposal writers
  • The grantmaker’s process and criteria for funding decisions


Fundraising Essentials
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 11-13-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Foundation-Fundraising-Essentials

Are you new to raising money from foundations, or getting back in the game and want a refresher? This introductory workshop gives you the building blocks you need for successful foundation fundraising. Our expert instructors will show you the best strategies for identifying funders, making the first connection, and understanding what foundations are looking for in the nonprofits they support. Learn how to use the authoritative resource Foundation Directory Online Professional to find funders and get insider tips on how to approach foundations with confidence. This class is excellent preparation for our intensive hands-on courses, Foundation Research Master Class and Proposal Writing Workshop.


Topics:

  • Overview of the grantseeking process

  • How nonprofits are supported and where foundations fit

  • Characteristics grantmakers look for in potential grantees

  • How to identify connections between your work and funders’ interests and motivations

  • Effective search strategies using Foundation Directory Online Professional to identify and prioritize potential funders



77th Conference on Community Arts Education
National Guild for Community Arts Education
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 11-19-2014 thru 11-22-2014
Early Registration: 08-21-2014
Website: http://communityartsed.nationalguild.org/Home.aspx

Join 500+ Arts Education Leaders in Los Angeles!

Registration is now open! Register by August 21 and save. Register now.

Our field is united by a shared belief that all people deserve access to quality learning opportunities in the arts throughout their lives. Arts education can be a powerful force for social good and human development and a vital asset in addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Join more than 500 leaders from 300+ organizations nationwide as we explore ways to amplify our impact, increase demand and support for arts education, and transform our communities. The focus of this year’s conference—catalyzing positive change through arts education—has profound implications for all involved—staff, teaching artists, trustees, students, and our partners in other sectors. Through your participation, you’ll gain knowledge, relationships, and inspiration to advance your organization and shape the future.

  



77th Conference on Community Arts Education
National Guild for Community Arts Education
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 11-19-2014 thru 11-22-2014
Early Registration: 08-21-2014
Website: http://communityartsed.nationalguild.org/Home.aspx

Register for the 2014 Conference for Community Arts Education

Join more than 500 leaders from 300+ organizations nationwide at the 77th annual Conference for Community Arts Education (November 19-22, Los Angeles, CA) as we explore ways to amplify our impact, increase demand and support for arts education, and transform our communities. The focus of this year’s conference—catalyzing positive change through arts education—has profound implications for all involved—staff, teaching artists, trustees, students, and our partners in other sectors. Through your participation, you’ll gain knowledge, relationships, and inspiration to advance your organization and shape the future. Register by August 21 for best rates! Register now.

Early Registration Deadline: August 21

Regular Registration Deadline: September 30

Advance Registration Deadline: October 30

 

  



Proposal Writing Boot Camp
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 12-16-2014 thru 12-18-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Proposal-Writing-Bootcamp/Proposal-Writing-Boot-Camp-San-Francisco-CA-12-16-18-2014

This three-day immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills grantseekers need to become effective proposal writers. Attendees will become familiar with the key components of a competitive grant proposal and a well-organized budget, and develop a targeted list of foundation funding prospects. The first two days are devoted to proposal writing exercises, peer review exchanges, and creating sample budgets. On the third day, you’ll do actual foundation research and participate in a mock proposal review process that will help you understand the proposal from a grantmaker’s perspective.

Topics:

  • What grantmakers look for and how they approach the proposal review process
  • How to write and frame the components of a competitive grant proposal
  • Crafting a budget that conveys an accurate picture of your project’s needs and value
  • Translating your organization’s needs into research strategies
  • How to analyze and evaluate prospects using Foundation Directory Online Professional to determine a potential fit