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Throughout the year, the Office of Foundation Relations offers a variety of informative workshops and seminars. Please check back for our list of events this upcoming Academic Year.



WHEN: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Graduate School of Library and Information Science Auditorium (Room 126) 501 East Daniel Street, Champaign, IL (wheelchair accessible)

The Office of Foundation Relations is pleased to offer this Spring 2013 workshop that will include topics such as: identifying foundation prospects for your project; tips for preparing letters of inquiry and proposals; and, understanding the campus proposal submission process.

As seating is limited, please register here.

Who can benefit: faculty and development officers interested in foundation funding



Descriptions of our previous workshops with links to the appropriate PowerPoint slides are provided below.


Supporting Innovation & Creativity: A Conversation with the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Sponsor: Office of Technology Management & The University Library
Alice Campbell Alumni Center

Powerpoint (PDF) from April 9, 2013 session presented by Janelle Weatherford, Director, Foundation Relations



Understanding Foundation Philanthropy and Identifying Foundation Funders

This workshop helps faculty, graduate students and development professionals discover the fundamentals of private foundations, as well as the process, tools and resources available to identify the best funders.

Powerpoint (PDF) from November 5, 2009 session

Powerpoint (Web page - navigation at bottom of presentation)



Proposal Writing for Private Foundations

Information on how to prepare letters of inquiry and proposals, construct budgets, and avoid common grantseeking pitfalls.

Powerpoint (PDF) from March 31, 2009 session

Powerpoint (Web page - navigation at bottom of presentation)