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MacKay Building
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Pierre, SD 57501

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Calendar | Grant seeking Workshops

Grant seeking Workshops

Thursday, April 2
10 a.m. to noon
SD State Library/MacKay Building

The SD State Library will host a free workshop for anyone interested in learning about grant seeking for a nonprofit organization.

The session will be led by Kief Schladweiler, Funding Information Network Services Specialist with the Foundation Center Web Link to foundation center dot o r g. Mr. Schladweiler will highlight the electronic and print resources available for your free use at the South Dakota State Library, a partner in the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network. The training will cover the following areas:

  • Introduction to Finding Funders -- Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool, the Foundation Directory Online Professional database, available at the SD State Library. This searchable database provides information on more than 80,000 grantmakers and a file of more than a half-million grant records that grant seekers can use to identify potential funders.
  • Proposal Writing Basics - Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.
    • How the proposal fits into the overall grant seeking process
    • What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation
    • Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger
    • What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments
    • Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process
    • Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals

For registration or other questions, please contact Brenda Hemmelman, email email


David Bradford EMAIL
Digital Resources Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

Kathleen Slocum EMAIL
Continuing Education Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 2

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