Introduction to Foundation Directory Online Essential

Looking for grants for your nonprofit?

Come learn with the Forefront Library Team how to use Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Essential, a prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 235,000+ grantmaker profiles. You will learn how to search for grantmakers who have funded organizations working on causes and with communities similar to those you serve.

NOTE: This class is for nonprofit organizations looking for funding. It is not geared to individuals seeking grants.

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Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

Explain what FDO Essential is and how it differs from FDO Professional
Identify your needs in preparation for searching for potential grantmakers in FDO Essential
Research potential grantmakers using a project-based search in FDO Essential
Evaluate prospects for strong or weak fit using FDO
Identify the options for accessing FDO Essential
Access resources for getting help with FDO Essential

Recorded February 24, 2021.


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