Friday, October 10, 2008

Fund-raising basics covered

A representative from the Foundation Center — the nation's leading authority on philanthropy — is presenting a free introduction to grant-seeking basics this month.

Representatives of nonprofit organizations and others searching for grants from foundations, corporations, and public charities will not want to miss this upcoming event, especially in light of the state of the economy and competition for grant funds.

Grant-seeking Basics will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the John Barton Payne Building. Registration is required and limited to one representative per organization. Call or e-mail Natalie Swart, (540) 439-9728, with questions or to register.

Patricia Pasqual, Director of the Foundation Center's Washington, D.C. office, will explain how the center's resources can help people identify potential funders and become more effective grantseekers.

The Bealeton Library was chosen to be a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection earlier this year.