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Grant expert presents free proposal writing class Aug. 11

Are you new to grant proposal writing or want a quick refresher? Join us for a free workshop on August 11 featuring a trainer from Foundation Center, a world leader in matching people and organizations with grant resources.

The Bellingham Public Library is hosting Foundation Center’s popular Introduction to Proposal Writing class, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 11 in the Lecture Room at the Central Library. This free class will provide participants with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation: proposal elements, “do’s and don’t’s” and follow up steps.

The class is presented by Ganga Dharmappa, a regional training specialist from the Foundation Center’s San Francisco Office. Members of the public are invited to attend, with no registration required.

About Foundation Center

Foundation Center is a leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis and training, the center connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The center operates research, education and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.

Foundation Center also maintains a comprehensive database of grant makers and foundations nationwide. This database is available to Bellingham Public Library users free-of-charge at the Central Library, thanks to funding provided by the Whatcom Community Foundation.

Free classes continue this fall

The Bellingham Public Library also regularly offers Finding Funders, a free class introducing Foundation Center’s online database to people looking for grants for nonprofit organizations. This fall, Finding Funders is scheduled for 1:00-2:30 p.m. on September 10, October 8 and November 12 in the Central Library Lecture Room. These classes are free, with advance registration required.

For more information about the August 11 Introduction to Proposal Writing class, to register for upcoming Finding Funders classes, or to find out more about Foundation Center online database access at the library, contact Deborah Brewer at the Bellingham Public Library, 360-778-7210 or dbrewer@cob.org


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