Getting on the Radar of Foundations (and How Tech Can Help)
What you can do to help your organization stand out—and attract the attention of foundations
The majority of family foundations state that they do not accept unsolicited proposals, or that they only give to “pre-selected organizations.” The question on any nonprofit’s mind is, how do you become one of those pre-selected organizations?
In this presentation, learn more about how technology factors in as funders find and learn about their grantees, what sources they consult to do their research on nonprofits, and what you can do to help your organization stand out and attract the attention of foundations. As funders grow increasingly tech-savvy, they use a variety of online tools to scan the landscape, and we’ll explore how you can use those same tech resources to find your ideal grantmaking partner and get on their radar.
What You Will Learn
- How to showcase the specific information funders are looking for in your online presence
- How to research foundations online, and how to keep up with their latest updates and interests
- The most effective strategies for networking and establishing relationships with funders online
Tracy Kaufman joined Candid (formerly Foundation Center), in 2007 as part of the organization’s Library and Learning Center. After many years focused on providing reference and research services within the organization’s library, Tracy is now in charge of planning all public programs for Candid’s New York office, producing upwards of 40 events, panel discussions, and capacity-building workshops per year for growing nonprofit organizations.
Tracy also leads trainings for nonprofits on grantsmanship, proposal writing, budgeting, and a variety of other subjects, and she is a lead instructor for the Proposal Writing Boot Camp. She has spoken on panels and at conferences for the United Nations, New York University, the City University of New York, the New York State Health Foundation, and numerous others. Tracy has a BA in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University.