About Our Speaker(s)
Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience covering federal, state, and local government regulation; agency news; and private philanthropy. As a webinar instructor, he has helped hundreds of listeners better position themselves for funding, burnish their applications, and get a firmer grip on the federal/private money tree. Klimko specializes in uncovering alternative and hidden grant opportunities.

Win Funding for General Operating Expenses: A Survivor's Guide to Today's Giving Environment (CDP518C)

Event Information
Product Format
Pre-recorded Webinar
Frank Klimko
60 minutes
Event Description

Turn Your Funding Search Into a Well-Targeted Mission

At the intersection between the world of philanthropy and federal funding, President Trump has erected a giant Stop sign. So how do you fund the cause-worthy project you feel so passionate about? How do you marry passion with action and launch your non-profit initiative when federal funding could well slip below levels not seen for a generation?

There is a way forward! Join grants specialist Frank Klimko as he introduces you to the current private funding landscape—and gives you the edge you need to get ahead in this highly competitive environment. Thanks to years of experience helping grant seekers secure funding, Klimko knows the reality that foundations face when they go after federal grand funds. He can guide your search, whether you are testing the waters or already neck-deep in the chase for money.

After attending this live webinar, you will have solid foundation to guide your quest for funds to cover operating support, overhead, and capacity building. Klimko will show you what types of expenses are most likely to be awarded, what your best bets for foundation funding are, and what you need to successfully apply for funds. Sure—money is harder than ever to find, but with the right skills you’ll be equipped to search efficiently and effectively!

Session Highlights

Here is a taste of what you will uncover:

  • Virtually all you need to know to successfully pursue funds for operating support, overhead, and capacity building
  • Which types of expenses are most likely to be awarded by foundations
  • Where to find your best bets for foundation funding, including affinity groups, researchers, and other sources of information which go beyond homepage listings
  • How to avoid pitfalls when developing your proposal—make the case for what you need and avoid the red flags that can hold you back
  • Information on some well-known funders of operating support which can serve as an example of what you’ll need to successfully apply for funds

Session Takeaways

This session will cover:

  • The reality of foundations and operating expenses - learn what you can really expect
  • How to use your experience in government grant seeking as a guide to foundation giving, and where it's not appropriate
  • How to identify which foundations are your best bets for operating support, and which ones are likely to be a waste of time
  • How to write a successful proposal, including the 'inside information" that foundations want to see before awarding operating funds
  • The latest trends in foundation funding, and how they'll impact your future grant seeking

Who Should Attend

  • Affinity Groups
  • Branding Specialists
  • Child Health Services Departments
  • Child Nutrition Experts
  • Child-Serving Organizations
  • Children Hospitals
  • Cities
  • Colleges
  • Community Action Agencies
  • Community and Neighborhood Associations
  • Community Foundations
  • Doctors
  • Education Departments
  • Educators
  • Family Foundations
  • For-Profits
  • Foster Care Service Providers
  • Foundations
  • Governments
  • Grant Writers
  • Gyms
  • Maternal Health Providers
  • Nutrition and Obesity Experts
  • Outdoor Recreation Centers-Playgrounds
  • Pediatricians
  • Philanthropic Organizations
  • Private Funding Match Providers
  • Pools
  • Recreation Centers
  • Regional Foundations
  • School Districts 
  • School Funding Officers
  • Small Businesses
  • TANF Agencies
  • Teachers
  • Tribes
  • Youth Centers

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