Friday, October 17, 2014

“Grantseeking Basics” and “Introduction to Finding Funders”

 “Grantseeking Basics” and “Introduction to Finding Funders”
Love Library at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will host a free workshop on grantseeking for nonprofit organizations on Tuesday, October 28th from 10:00am to 12:00pm in Love Library, Room 110.  The sessions will be led by Kief Schladweiler, Funding Information Network Services Specialist with the Foundation Center (  Mr. Schladweiler will highlight the electronic and print resources available for your free use at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Love Library, a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center.

Grantseeking Basics
Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.  Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization?  New to fundraising? Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available?  Learn how to become a better grantseeker! We will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.

Introduction to Finding Funders
This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and IssueLab reports.

Save a Place for Yourself
Please come if you can and bring friends and associates.
To guarantee a seat, please contact Bob Bolin at the UNL Libraries at:
(402) 489-4926 or


Kief Schladweiler has been the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network Services Specialist since 2005.    Prior to that he served as the Center’s online librarian for several years.   He joined the Foundation Center in 1999 after working as a reference librarian for The New York Public Library.   He received his M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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