FOUNDATION CENTER: Doing Good Better
We always like to offer perspectives from our sister non-profits from across Summit County, Northeast Ohio, and beyond. So, we’d like to introduce you to Brian Schultz, who will be our guest blogger for this post.
Take it away, Brian Schultz! – ArtsNow
Serving as a bridge between the nonprofit and philanthropic communities, Foundation Center connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.
Through both virtual and in-person services, organizations and individuals have access to training, insights on philanthropy, opportunities to network with peers, and access to quality knowledge tools. The Foundation Center website and GrantSpace, serve as one-stop shops to meet diverse needs. Nonprofit professionals can access live chat help, 990 tax returns, sample documents, blog posts, videos, data, and frequently asked questions.
Through Foundation Directory Online, a database featuring more than 140,000 foundations, grantseekers can take their research and planning to the next level. Nonprofit professionals in Summit County can access this free database at four FIN locations throughout Summit County: the Akron-Summit Public Library, BVU: The Center of Nonprofit Excellence, Hudson Library and Historical Society, and the Twinsburg Public Library.
In addition to online webinars, live streaming, and e-learning courses, Foundation Center provides a number of in-person courses in the greater Akron area. These trainings are designed to help nonprofits build capacity, connect with peers, and engage with funders.
Some upcoming programs of interest in Akron include:
- Introduction to Finding Grants – WED, September 6, 9:30-11:00 am | FREE
- Introduction to Proposal Writing and Project Budgeting – WED, September 27, 9:30-11:30 am | FREE
- Coffee and Conversation: The Knight Foundation – TUE, October 10, 10:00 am-11:00 am | FREE
- Introduction to Fundraising Planning – WED, October 18, 9:30am-11:00am | FREE
Brian Schultz, Community Outreach Manager for Foundation Center Midwest frequently travels to Akron to present trainings, host open office hours, and is happy to have a conversation about philanthropy. If you’d like to collaborate or meet with Brian email him at firstname.lastname@example.org – or you can catch Brian at Akron Coffee Roasters or the Akron-Summit Public Library.