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Foundation Center Workshop

Foundation Center Workshop: Grant Proposal Writing

Friday, Nov 9, 2011:00 3:00 PM

Are you new to grant proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don't want to miss one of Foundation Center’s most popular classes. Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian at Foundation Center, returns to lead this session that  will provide  an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:

  • The basic elements of a grant proposal
  • The "do's" and "don'ts" of writing and submitting a grant proposal
  • How to follow up, whether the answer is yes or no
  • A brief of overview of how to find grants in Westport Library

Attendees will receive a sample grant proposal.

Register at the Westport Library Website

Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian, provides leadership and support for Foundation Center public services for social sector and philanthropy professionals in the New York City metropolitan region. Susan has been with the Foundation Center since 1995. 





The Westport Library has the distinction of being a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy.
  • The Center’s three powerful databases are accessible free of charge on Library computers.  
  • Foundation Directory Online Professional  (for nonprofits) and Grants to Individuals help grantseekers identify foundations that award grants in their fields of interest.  Philanthropy In/Sight is an interactive mapping tool that grantseekers use to gather intelligence to  craft compelling grant proposals. 
  • These databases are accessible from any computer on-site in the Library.

If you need assistance, the staff at the Reference Desk is trained to provide support.  Call 203-291-4840.

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