Foundation Center Workshop: How to Approach a Foundation, from Initial Contact to Getting Funded

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


Susan Shiroma,
Senior Social Sector Librarian at Foundation Center, discusses how to build relationships with foundation prospects and prepare for calls and meetings with funders, from initial contact to getting funded, following field-tested best practices to increase your chances of getting the grant. Topics include:

  • Initiating contact with potential funders
  • Planning calls and meetings, including site visits
  • Effectively communicating with funders during the grant process
  • Learning how using Foundation Directory Online Professional adds value to your prospect research.

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Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian, provides leadership and support for Foundation Center public services for social sector and philanthropy professionals in the New York City metropolitan region. Susan’s achievements since joining the organization in 1995 include directing the national expansion of Foundation Center’s proposal writing seminar program and managing prospect and philanthropy research for over 1,000 nonprofit members of Foundation Center’s historic Associates Program. She is a popular and engaging Foundation Center training expert and public speaker. She is has an M.L.S. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Barnard College.
 

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