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National Foundations Workshop

September 23, 2012

How has the national funding landscape changed since the recession?

Which national foundations and corporations are once again funding in Minnesota?

And what’s up with Walmart?

Find out on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the “National Foundations: Know Who and Know How” workshop presented by Steve Paprocki, President of Access Philanthropy.

If your organization doesn’t think it is a candidate for funding from national foundations, think again. Acquiring national funding requires an understanding of the national funding environment and how to create a funding persona that gets you recognized as a program or organization with national impact and appeal.

Find out what kind of research, branding, and communications you need to set your organization apart from the competition and attract national dollars.

At this workshop, you will:

  • Find out what’s happening in the national funding community and whether your organization has what it takes to create a national funding persona;
  • Get the inside scoop on the top 60+ national foundations that fund in Minnesota, but are based elsewhere;
  • Discover top funders in several categories – including corporate industries, faith-based communities, specialty funders, “nooks & crannies” funders, and constituency-specific funders; and
  • Understand the quirks of national funders and how to address their specific needs and idiosyncrasies.

This workshop goes beyond the usual suspects (Gates, Ford, etc.) and includes foundations whose presence in Minnesota may not be well known.

Register now before this workshop meets capacity! Registration is available through the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits website at: http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/events/2012/10/02/national-foundations-know-who-and-how