Foundation Directory Online Training — August 27

July 18, 2013

Prospect research is a critical step in fund development planning and grant writing. So where do nonprofits go to find new funding prospects?

The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effective initiative is proud to partner with the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) and Arts Council of Greater New Orleans to provide the Foundation Center Cooperating Collection for use by nonprofits and volunteers from across the region.

Foundation Directory Online provides the most current, accurate, and comprehensive information available on over 98,000 U.S. grantmakers and their grants, drawn from reliable sources, including IRS Form 990s, grantmaker web sites and annual reports, and the grantmakers themselves. The searchable database allows users to select key words to identify the grantmakers that are the best match with their organization and project.

Foundation Center Directory Online training will be held on Tuesday, August 27th 8:30 am-10:30 am at LANO’s office located at 935 Gravier St., Suite 850. This session designed for nonprofit staff and volunteers charged with fund development and grant writing will teach participants how to use the database to identify grant prospects that are a GOOD match with their organization. Click here to register or see below. Registration is required.

Nonprofit professionals and volunteers can access the database Monday-Thursday at the LANO office located at 935 Gravier St. in New Orleans. Appointment is suggested-contact Dr. Cory Sparks at or 504-309-2081. The database is only accessible on site.