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Title: DIGGING FOR NONPROFIT MONEY IN NEVADA


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DIGGING FOR NON-PROFIT MONEY IN NEVADA
  • NEVADA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
  • RENO, NV
  • 20 OCTOBER 2005

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PRESENTED BY ...
  • SHELLY WEINER
  • FOUNDATIONS GRANTS COLLECTION SUPERVISOR
  • CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY
  • 1401 E FLAMINGO RD
  • LAS VEGAS, NV 89119
  • 702.507.3421

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PLEASE ...
  • TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES
  • THANK YOU!

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THE WORLD OF PHILANTHROPY
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WHAT IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION?
  • CREATED BY ESTABLISHING AN ENTITY UNDER THE LAWS
    OF A STATE
  • THEN APPLY FOR FEDERAL TAX-EXEMPT STATUS
  • THESE 2 STEPS CAN TAKE UP TO A YEAR

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  • NONPROFITS, UNLIKE FOR PROFIT BUSINESSES, DO NOT
    EXIST TO MAKE MONEY FOR OWNERS OR INVESTORS
  • DEDICATED TO A SPECIFIC MISSION AND VISION

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TYPES OF NON-PROFITS ...
  • PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
  • ARTS, CULTURAL OR HISTORICAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • MUSEUMS, OPERA COMPANIES, SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA,
    NONPROFIT THEATERS AND LIBRARIES

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  • SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
  • ADVOCACY AND POLITICAL GROUPS
  • COMMON CAUSE, NAACP, SIERRA CLUB
  • HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
  • HOSPITALS, CLINICS, NURSING HOMES

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BUT WAIT …
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  • THERES MORE !!!

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  • BUSINESS, PROFESSIONAL OR TRADE/LABOR
    ORGANIZATIONS
  • AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOC., AFL-CIO
  • SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS
  • RAND CORPORATION, URBAN INSTITUTE
  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS
  • LOCAL GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS

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  • YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT
  • CUB SCOUTS, BOY SCOUTS, GIRLS SCOUTS
  • UTILITY COMPANIES
  • COOPERATIVE ELECTRICAL GENERATION AND IRRIGATION
    ORGANIZATIONS PRIMARILY OPERATING IN RURAL AREAS
    AND SMALL TOWNS
  • FOUNDATIONS

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WHEW … THATS A LOT
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WHAT IS A FOUNDATION ?
  • AN ENTITY THAT IS
  • ESTABLISHED AS A NONPROFIT CORPORATION OR A
    CHARITABLE TRUST UNDER STATE LAW
  • MAKES GRANTS FOR SCIENTIFIC, EDUCATIONAL,
    CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS OR OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSES
  • TO UNRELATED ORGANIZATIONS OR INSTITUTIONS
  • TO INDIVIDUALS

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HOW TO HELP YOUR PATRONS …
Send them to 79 Fifth Avenue in New York City
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WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION CENTER?
  • AN INDEPENDENT NONPROFIT CLEARINGHOUSE
    ESTABLISHED IN 1956
  • MOST AUTHORITATIVE SOURCE OF UP-TO-DATE
    INFORMATION ON PRIVATE PHILANTHROPY IN THE UNITED
    STATES

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  • ASSISTS GRANT-SEEKERS, GRANT-MAKERS, RESEARCHERS,
    POLICY MAKERS, MEDIA AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC
  • CENTER OPERATED LIBRARIES LOCATED IN NYC,
    ATLANTA, CLEVELAND AND SAN FRANCISCO
  • http//www.fdncenter.org/

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BUT WHAT IF THEY …
  • DONT WANT TO GO TO NEW YORK ?
  • HATE TO FLY OR DRIVE ?
  • ARE AGORAPHOBIC ?

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COOPERATING COLLECTIONS
  • FREE FUNDING INFORMATION CENTERS IN LIBRARIES,
    COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS AND OTHER NONPROFIT
    RESOURCE CENTERS
  • PROVIDE A CORE COLLECTION OF FOUNDATION CENTER
    PUBLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS AND
    SERVICES IN AREAS USEFUL TO GRANTSEEKERS

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  • 225 COLLECTIONS NATIONWIDE
  • FREE ACCESS TO
  • FOUNDATION DIRECTORY ONLINE OR
  • FC SEARCH THE FOUNDATION CENTERS DATABASE ON
    CD-ROM
  • CORE COLLECTION OF FOUNDATION CENTER PRINT
    PUBLICATIONS

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COOPERATING COLLECTIONS CORE COLLECTION
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BOARD MEMBER'S BOOK

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FOUNDATION 1000

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FOUNDATION DIRECTORY (1ST PART)

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FOUNDATION DIRECTORY (2ND PART)

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FOUNDATION FUNDAMENTALS

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FOUNDATION GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS

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FOUNDATIONS TODAY SERIES

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GUIDE TO FUNDING FOR INTERNATIONAL AND FOREIGN
PROGRAMS
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ANY QUESTIONS ?
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GUIDE TO GRANTSEEKING ON THE WEB
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GUIDE TO PROPOSAL WRITING
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GUIDE TO US FOUNDATIONS, THEIR TRUSTEES, OFFICERS
AND DONORS
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GUIDE TO WINNING PROPOSALS
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NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF CORPORATE GIVING

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NATIONAL GUIDE TO FUNDING... (SERIES)
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SECURING YOUR ORGANIZATIONS FUTURE
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ARE THERE ANY COLLECTIONS IN NEVADA?

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GLAD YOU ASKED !
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NEVADAS COLLECTIONS
  • GREAT BASIN COLLEGE LIBRARY
  • ELKO
  • CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY
  • LAS VEGAS
  • WASHOE COUNTY LIBRARY
  • RENO

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REQUIREMENTS
  • BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT LEAST 25 HOURS PER WEEK
  • BE LOCATED IN AN AREA SERVING AT LEAST 100
    NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
  • (MAY BE CHANGED IN THE FUTURE)
  • PROVIDE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER(S) CONNECTED TO THE
    INTERNET FOR PUBLIC USE

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WANT TO JOIN THE CLUB ?
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HERES WHAT YOU NEED …
  • HAVE STAFF AVAILABLE TO ASSIST THE PUBLIC WITH
    THE RESOURCES
  • OFFER TRAINING ON GRANTSEEKING
  • SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO ANNUAL TRAINING MEETINGS

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  • PREFER SUPERVISOR TO BE PROFESSIONAL LIBRARIAN
    WITH AN MLS DEGREE
  • IF THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE, THE DESIGNATED
    SUPERVISOR SHOULD BE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT
    NONPROFITS AND EXPERIENCED IN WORKING WITH THE
    PUBLIC

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WHATS THE CATCH ?
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  • ANNUAL
  • MEMBERSHIP FEE OF
  • 995

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SUCH A DEAL !!
  • PRINT 3,785
  • ELECTRONIC 995
  • TOTAL 4,750

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OK, SO WHAT DO I DO NOW ?
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EVER HAD THESE QUESTIONS?
  • HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT GRANTMAKERS IN MY CITY,
    STATE, REGION OR COUNTRY?
  • WHAT GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUALS?
  • HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT WRITING A GRANT PROPOSAL?

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ASK THE PATRON ...
  • DO YOU HAVE YOUR
  • 501(C)3 STATUS?

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IF THEY UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION ...
GREAT !
  • REFER THEM
  • TO THE
  • FOUNDATION CENTER'S WEBSITE
  • lt HTTP//FDNCENTER.ORG gt

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HTTP//FDNCENTER.ORG
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WHAT'S ON THE WEBSITE ?
  • PHILANTHROPY NEWS DIGEST
  • FINDING FUNDERS
  • LEARNING LAB
  • RESEARCHING PHILANTHROPY
  • MARKETPLACE

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PHILANTHROPY NEWS DIGEST http//www.fdncenter.org/
pnd/
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RFP BULLETIN http//fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/
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ARE PATRONS INTERESTED ?
  • PND AND THE RFP BULLETIN ARE AVAILABLE AS FREE
    WEEKLY LISTSERVS.
  • TO SUBSCRIBE, GO TO PND AND ENTER THE E-MAIL
    ADDRESS IN THE "SUBSCRIBE TO..." BOX IN THE LEFT
    MARGIN.

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FINDING FUNDERS http//www.fdncenter.org/funders/
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GRANTMAKER WEB SITES http//fdncenter.org/funders
/grantmaker/index.html
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990 FINDER http//tfcny.fdncenter.org/990s/990sea
rch/esearch.php
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LEARNING LAB
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS http//fdncenter.org/l
earn/faqs/index.html
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ANY QUESTIONS ?
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VIRTUAL CLASSROOM http//fdncenter.org/learn/class
room/index.jhtml
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http//fdncenter.org/learn/demystify/index.html
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http//fdncenter.org/learn/classroom/establish/ind
ex.html
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http//fdncenter.org/learn/orient/intro1.html
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http//fdncenter.org/learn/shortcourse/prop1.html
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ONLINE LIBRARIAN http//fdncenter.org/learn/librar
ian/index.html
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USER AIDS http//fdncenter.org/learn/useraids/ind
ex.html
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RESEARCHING PHILANTHROPY http//fdncenter.org/res
earch/
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RESOURCE LINKS http//fdncenter.org/research/npr_
links/index.html
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TIME TO SHOP ! where's Richard Gere when you
need him ?
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OUR FAVORITE QUESTIONS
  • I NEED A GRANT TO PAY MY …
    WHATEVER
  • I NEED A GRANT TO BUY A …
  • WHATEVER
  • I NEED A GRANT FOR …
  • WHATEVER

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HOW DO I ANSWER THOSE TYPES OF QUESTIONS?
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GLAD YOU ASKED ...
  • START WITH YOUR LOCAL
  • ORGANIZATIONS FIRST, THEN
  • ON UP THE
  • LADDER

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OH, AND DONT FORGET TO ...
  • READ THE SEPARATE HANDOUT
  • FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO
  • INDIVIDUALS

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ANY QUESTIONS ?
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU VERY MUCH !
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