Grant Research Workshops at Plymouth State and Concord Libraries

August 18th, 2004 by Adam

Lamson Library at Plymouth State University, and Concord Public Library, will host workshops for nonprofit groups seeking grants from foundations.

“Grantseeking with the Foundation Center’s Electronic Resources,” will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, at the Concord Public Library auditorium, and from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, September 9 at Lamson Library.

The workshops are not about how to write a proposal to a foundation, but are about the Foundation Center’s main grant research sources.

Special attention will be devoted to demonstrating the use of FC Search, the Foundation Center’s searchable database of foundations and grant recipients on CD-ROM. FC Search is available for the public to search at both libraries.

Erika Wittlieb, coordinator of cooperating collections at the Foundation Center, an independent nonprofit information clearinghouse in New York City, will present the workshops. She will also demonstrate the resources on the Foundation Center’s content-rich Web site.

Wittlieb oversees the Foundation Center’s national network of more than 200 grant research centers and conducts site visits and workshops.

Thanks in part to grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Lamson Library and Concord Public Library each house collections of grant research materials, and each is a “Cooperating Collection” of the Foundation Center.

Advance registration is required for the free workshops. For the Concord workshop, call Robbin Bailey at 225-8590 by September 1; for the workshop at Plymouth State University, call Gary McCool at 535-2457 by September 2.