SHOULD WE REQUEST FUNDING FROM SEVERAL FOUNDATIONS FOR THE SAME PROJECT?

  • Yes

  • Not only should you request funding for the same activities from several foundations, those foundations want you to cast a wide net in your search for support. If you do receive a grant, then contact other foundations to which you have applied, tell them the good news, and ask whether you can change your request to them to be for support for other activities of the same program.

    WHO OFFERS MULTI-DAY COURSES IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA ON FUNDRAISING FROM FOUNDATIONS?

  • Sonoma State University
  • Political Science 587, Grant Writing & Administration. Taught by Judy Kunofsky. Eight-week course, 6:00-9:40pm one evening a week. Open to Masters in Public Administration Program students, www.sonoma.edu/polisci/mpa-home.htm

    Open to the general public through Open University. Will be offered next Spring 2018.

  • California State University, East Bay
  • EXSP 8103 or PUAD7707, Proposal Writing. Semester course. Open to Certificate in Nonprofit Management students and the general public. www.ce.csueastbay.edu/certificate/nonprofit/index.shtml?intid=fhome_non

  • San Francisco State University
  • TPW 490, Grantwriting. Semester course. Open to Technical and Professional Writing (TPW) Program students or with consent of instructor. www.sfsu.edu/~tpw/program/program.html

  • University of San Francisco
  • MNA 673, Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations. Semester course, 4 hours one evening a week. Open to Master of Nonprofit Administration degree students. www.cps.usfca.edu/prospective/MNA.html

  • The Grantsmanship Center
  • Five-day training programs in the Bay Area several times a year. 213/482-9860. www.tgci.com

    HOW CAN I FIND A FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA?

    We hope that you will choose JMJ Consulting to help meet your fundraising needs. However, if we are not available when you need help, here are ways to find others:

  • Word of Mouth
  • Get recommendations from individuals whose judgment you respect.

  • Mary's List
  • Post a free listing for a consultant at www.maryslist.net, an association of fundraising consultants in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Put an ad in the monthly newsletter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Golden Gate Chapter, www.afp-ggc.org; Silicon Valley Chapter, afpsiliconvalley.afpnet.org/; on Wine Country Chapter, www.afpwcc.org. 

  • Development Executives Roundtable
  • Put an ad in the newsletter of the Development Executives Roundtable, www.dersf.org.

  • CraigsList
  • Put an ad on sfbay.craigslist.org. Choose “nonprofit sector” and “part-time.” Include the words “development” or “fundraising” or “fund raising” to make it easier for fundraising consultants to find you.