Subjects: Foundation Collection
Tags: 501(C)3, Foundation, Grants

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) You Tube Channel

The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. 
Through data, analysis, and training we connect people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.

Introduction to Finding Grants

This  video series will give you the basics to finding grants on the Foundation Directory Online

Part I (15:00)

Part II (0:49)

Part III (0:43)

Part IV (0:38)

Part V (3:05)

Topics include:

You Can’t Survive on Grants Alone, Types of Funders, Funder Motivations, Grant Writing is Never About the Need of Your Organization, What Qualifies as a Credible Nonprofit?, How to Start a Nonprofit, Do Your Homework First, The One Size Fits All Approach Doesn’t Work, To Get the Grant, You Have to How to Find the Right Match, How to Use the Foundation Directory Online, Ask for the Right Amount, Cultivating a Relationship with Funders, Sample Letters and Proposals on GrantSpace, Tips for the Initial Approach, Key Takeaways.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Published on Jan 6, 2016

Foundation Maps Guided Tour: Introduction

Published on Mar 18, 2015

Foundation Maps ( is Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. With millions of grants from 2006 to the present, innovative ways to visualize funding data, and the flexibility and precision to tailor research, Foundation Maps helps funders and nonprofits access the knowledge they need to make strategic decisions and strengthen their impact.

Introduction to Proposal Writing

Published on Apr 21, 2015

The Proposal Writing Process; Planning – The First Important Step of Proposal Writing; Research – Finding the Right Fit; Proposal Format; Typical Proposal Elements; What Funders Really Want to Know; What Specific Needs Are You Addressing?; What Are You Trying to Achieve?; What Are Your Strategies for Making it Happen?; What is Your Specific Plan of Action?; How Do You Know if You’re Successful?; How Will the Project Sustain Itself in the Long Run?; Conclusion; Executive Summary; Supporting Materials; Follow Up With Funders; Key Takeaways; Next Steps Training; Where to Find Sample Documents (27:09)

Using the 990

Published on Feb 26, 2016

David Reape of Ciuni & Panichi CPAs and Business Advisors beaks down the main sections of the Form 990 and how you can best use them to tell your organization's story. Topics include program descriptions, lobbying & advocacy, overhead, tax compliance, and more.

Cultivating Your Fundraising Team

Streamed live on Sep 30, 2014

This panel discussion, moderated by Lisa Hoffman, will explore how to create and nourish a successful fundraising team – staff and board. Panelists represent three modest sized organizations that raised about $4 million last year from individuals.

These seasoned professionals and volunteers will offer approaches and techniques based on real and current experience.

Advocacy in Philanthropy

Published on Jan 25, 2016

Marcia Egbert of the Gund Foundation and John Corlett of The Center for Community Solutions talk about advocacy in philanthropy.