Free Grantseeking Workshop at PSU 3/31

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PLYMOUTH, N.H.–Plymouth State University will host a free workshop for nonprofit groups looking for grants from foundations. The workshop, titled “Grantseeking Using Foundation Directory Online,” will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017, 2–3:30 PM, in Room 124 of Lamson Library at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Presenting the workshop will be Gary McCool, coordinator of Reference Services at Lamson Library and coordinator of the library’s Grant Research Center.

Thanks in part to a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Lamson Library houses a collection of grant research materials, and is a partner in the Funding Information Network of the Foundation Center.

Workshop attendees will learn how the Foundation Center’s resources can help people become more effective grantseekers. For nonprofit organizations, this workshop will chiefly focus on how to identify potential funders using the Foundation Directory Online database, which is available to the public at no charge at Lamson Library. Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is the premier grantseeking database on the Web. It includes profiles of over 140,000 foundations, corporate donors and grantmaking public charities, with descriptions of over 3 million recent grants. Users may also search over 1 million IRS 990 and 990-PF forms. The workshop will not focus on federal grants nor how to write up a proposal to a foundation.

While the workshop is free, advance registration is required. To register, or for further information about this workshop, contact Gary McCool, coordinator of the Grant Research Center at Lamson Library, at (603) 535-2457 or by e-mail at gmccool@plymouth.edu by March 27, 2017.

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