Don't let your individual artistic, scientific or educational ventures fail because of a lack of funding. There are foundations offering grants that will help you meet your goal and complete your project. Get the best insider tips on how to find grants and sway funders as the Greenwich Library continues its @sk the Expert series with Grants for Individuals on Friday, July 23, at 11 a.m., in the Meeting Room.
Judith Margolin, an independent consultant on foundations and grants, will provide a thorough introduction to everything the individual grant seeker needs to know about seeking funding from foundations and other sources.
"There are so many individuals out there who are seeking financial support for their worthy projects -- whether artistic, scientific or educational in nature or simply for very good ideas they would like to develop further--who are unaware of the various sources of funding they might apply for or how to go about securing a grant," Margolin said.
Margolin will cover sources of funding for individuals and how they differ from those for nonprofit organizations; fiscal sponsorship and whether or not you need it; what are the various types of support available; how to present yourself and your ideas to funders; and how to apply for funding and what to do next. A demonstration of the database, Grants to Individuals Online, will be included at the conclusion of the workshop.
Margolin served as vice president for planning and evaluation at the Foundation Center, the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, for a number of years. She is the author of several books, including The Individual's Guide to Grants and Financing a College Education. Margolin also served as editor of multiple editions of the Foundation Center's how-to books, including Foundation Fundamentals, Guide to Proposal Writing, Grantseeker's Guide to Winning Proposals, and the just released After the Grant. She lives in Stamford.
Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Michele Martin at 203-625-6533.