Grantwriting and Fundraising

One of the most confounding issues for SANE program managers is funding. Many nurses, particularly, have very little experience writing grants and raising capital, so knowing where to start can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, there's the Foundation Center. Your starting off point for all things money. Because if you don't know how to do it, where to find it, or how to ask for it, the Foundation Center has you covered.

Although some things on the site have associated fees, there's a lot there that's free. Of particular value are their online courses and tutorials:

Tutorials of note:

* Guide to Funding Research
* Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship
* Proposal Writing Short Course (in 7 different languages)
* Proposal Budgeting Basics (also available in Spanish)
* Establishing a Nonprofit Organization (also available in Spanish)

Online courses of note (require registration):

* Introduction to Fundraising Planning
* Getting Ready for Foundation Fundraising
* Introduction to Corporate Giving

There's also a listing of free webinars, if you prefer, on an even wider variety of topics, including nonprofit management and tools and resources. It's worth your time to check out the site and see what's available. I've had the opportunity to take some courses from them at their Cleveland library (they have 5 brick and mortar locations), which I found incredibly helpful, and continue to use the online site as a resource.