Training details

calendar_today Thursday, April 25, 2019

access_time 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

place Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Wheelchair accessible. Directions and parking

attach_money Free


Richard Wizansky of Bold Moves Consulting will join Reference Librarian Jeanne Walsh for a free public program on foundation fundraising at the Brooks Memorial Library. Nonprofit managers, development professionals, and others interested in grants and fundraising are welcome for the hour-long presentation, with optional time at the end for informal conversation and questions.

The presentation will help grant seekers develop fundraising strategies and will include a demonstration of Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the nation's premier grantseeking research tool. As a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, the Brooks Memorial Library provides free access to the professional edition of FDO for all library visitors throughout Windham County and beyond.

Richard Wizansky, Principal at Bold Moves, has raised tens of millions of dollars for nonprofits over the past thirty years and has consulted extensively on fundraising issues to hospitals, theatres, libraries and community organizations. He has presented fund development trainings and workshops throughout New England. Jeanne Walsh has provided reference service and online database training at the Brooks Memorial library since 2003. She offers individual assistance to all library visitors interested in accessing Foundation Directory Online.

No registration is required for the program, which will take place in the library's community meeting room on the second floor. Coffee, tea, and light dessert will be served, and attendees are welcome to bring their lunches if desired.

This event is organized by a Funding Information Network partner.


  • A basic grounding in foundation fundraising strategies A basic understanding of Foundation Directory Online A greater connection with other nonprofits and grant seekers in the community A basic understanding of the roles of nonprofit managers, consultants, fundraising professionals, and the public library in securing grant funding for nonprofits

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience
  • Board members
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Grant writers
  • Individual grantseekers
  • Nonprofit startups
  • Program directors and staff

Bonus materials

Free list of tips and strategies from Bold Moves Consulting


Richard Wizansky, Principal, Bold Moves Consulting

Jeanne Walsh, Reference Librarian, Brooks Memorial Library

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