Event Details


Beginner Grantseeking

Tuesday, June 21, 01:00 PM - Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 04:00 PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Fee: $89 for MCN members / $129 for nonmembers

Where does the grantseeking process start? How do you find funders interested in your organization and your programs? There are proven tactics for finding funders that are a good fit for your organization–and plentiful resources online–many of them free!

In this three-hour live online training, we’ll discuss the best ways to begin grantseeking (which is closer than you think!), explore four good places to start looking, work through a proven process for finding funder information, discover how to “dig deeper” into a foundation’s interests, and determine the best way for you to start capturing what you are learning about your organization and its potential funders.

This training is specifically designed to help you gain important grantseeking competencies and skills related to researching, identifying, and matching funding resources to meet specific needs. Through this training, you will:

  • Know more about major trends in grant funding
  • Apply methods of locating funding sources
  • Explore techniques to learn about specific funders
  • Determine the right method for maintaining, tracking, and updating information on potential funders
  • Identify fundable programs and projects for your organization
  • Locate best matches between funders and specific programs
  • Interpret grant application request for proposal (RFP) guidelines and requirements to accurately assess funder intent

Workshop participants will receive a digital copy of the Handbook for Successful Grant Writing that covers topics ranging from research and planning to a glossary of commonly used terms. The Handbook is only available to participants and is not otherwise for sale.

This session focuses on the nonprofit funding landscape and the process of seeking grants. The second session in this series is Beginning Grantwriting, which centers around writing grants. There is also an Intermediate Grantwriting session that serves as a writing workshop. Visit MCN's Event Calendar to register for one or all.

Event Details

This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before the event after 12 p.m.

This session will be recorded. The recording will be made available to registrants after the live event.
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State Association Partners

This event is presented in partnership with Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, Common Good Vermont, Kentucky Nonprofit Network, Maine Association of Nonprofits, North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and West Virginia Nonprofit Association.

Speaker Information

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Crystal Nutt is a grants consultant with a passion for serving organizations that empower people and build community. Her services enable nonprofits to focus on existing responsibilities while streamlining revenue-producing grants and engaging communications. Crystal has 15+ years of advancement experience and is most often recognized for her ability to lead strategically, write and communicate effectively and manage details thoroughly. With expertise in health and human services, education and workforce development, she has secured millions in funding throughout her career. Crystal has a marketing communications degree from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and serves on the board of directors for the Grant Professionals Association Northstar Chapter.

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