Kent State University at Trumbull Offers Grant Workshop on June 28

With more than 5,000 grantmaking organizations in Ohio, nonprofits and agencies should discover ample opportunities to fund programs and services. However, David Holmes, Cleveland lead of Foundation Center-Cleveland, says, “Smaller organizations may overlook grants and foundations as a source of funding because the process can seem overwhelming. Grantseeking is really about making connections.” 

To help make those connections, the Grant Information Center at Kent State University at Trumbull will offer “Introduction to Proposal Writing” with a “Meet the Grantmakers” panel discussion from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at Kent State Trumbull’s Technology Building (Room 117), located at 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW in Warren. The workshop will demonstrate the basic elements of a proposal, the do’s and don’ts of writing and submitting a proposal, and follow-up procedures.

Panelists include representatives from The Youngstown Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley.

The workshop is free and open to the public. However, space is limited. Participants must register by calling 216-861-1933 x325 or online at http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/cleveland/introduction-to-proposal-writing-2016-06-28-warren-oh. Eligible attendees can earn 1.5 CFRE education credits.

Parking for the event is free.

The Kent State Trumbull Campus Library is a member of the Foundation Center’s nationwide network. This group of libraries, community foundations and other nonprofit organizations provide a vast collection of resources for individuals and agencies that do fundraising. The Kent State Trumbull Library is open to the public, and parking is free. Grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and the Foundation Center’s electronic database, The Foundation Directory Online, are provided for free public access as a service to the community. The fully searchable database includes detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, as well as an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation’s top funders.

Speaker Bio

David Holmes is the lead for Social Sector Outreach at the Foundation Center in Cleveland. Holmes served as a program officer for the Stocker Foundation in Lorain, Ohio, and as the director of grants and prospect research at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. from Villanova University and an M.L.I.S. from Kent State University.

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