Tips and Tools for Grantseeking Success

Date: 11/29/2012 Time: 09:00 AM – 03:30 PM Location: Children’s Home Society and Family Services, 1605 Eustis Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55108 Audience: Nonprofits MCF Member: $125
Nonmember: $125

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Online registration is now closed. To register, please contact Chantel Karney at or 612.465.0715.

Regular registration fee (before November 21) - $95

Late registration fee (after November 21) - $125

Description: Become a more effective grantseeker and boost your chances for fundraising success. During this A-to-Z grantseeking workshop you will get the best information on targeting new prospects and writing stronger proposals. Plus, you'll get first-hand insights from these three prominent program staff on what they look for in grantees:

  • Kristin Ridley, Opus Philanthropy Group
  • Monica Bryand, Headwaters Foundation for Justice
  • Diane Benjamin, Otto Bremer Foundation

Sign up now for this popular Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) seminar. You'll receive essential knowledge and gain an insider’s view of the proposal review and decision-making process.

Why not learn effective grantseeking strategies from MCF, the premier source of Minnesota grantmaking information!

Discount to Minnesota Grantmakers Online

Did you know that MCF also maintains Minnesota Grantmakers Online, the state's most comprehensive searchable database of foundations, corporate grantmakers and grants? When you attend this seminar, you'll also receive a 10% discount on this valuable research tool! Learn more about MGO, and take a tour to see what it has to offer you.

The day's agenda:

8:30 a.m. Registration Opens

9:00 a.m. Welcome
  Anne Bauers

9:15 a.m. Overview of Minnesota Giving & Research Tips
  Anne Bauers

10:45 a.m.  Break

11:00 a.m. Grantwriting: Developing Your Proposal
  Lori-Anne Williams

12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch and Reading Time
  Lunch is provided.

12:45 p.m. Grantwriting: Developing Your Proposal (continued)
  Lori-Anne Williams

2:00 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. The Grantmaking Process: Funders’ Views Panel Discussion
Moderator: Lori-Anne Williams

  • Kristin Ridley, Opus Philanthropy Group
  • Monica Bryand, Headwaters Foundation for Justice
  • Diane Benjamin, Otto Bremer Foundation

3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks  

3:30 p.m. Adjourn


  • Lori-Anne Williams, development director, AccountAbility Minnesota
  • Anne Bauers, MCF Research Manager


  • Kristen Ridley, program advisor, Opus Philanthropy Group
  • Monica Bryand, senior program officer, Headwaters Foundation for Justice
  • Diane Benjamin, program officer, Otto Bremer Foundation

MCF Cancellation Policy: if you must cancel your attendance for this event, please contact Chantel Karney via email or at 612.465.0715 before November 27 to ensure a refund.