Wisconsin Workshops and Seminars

Grants Research & Nonprofit Funding

Intro to Foundation Grants for Nonprofit Organizations
Sessions will include an orientation to the Collection, background on the world of grantmaking, information on how to build a credible nonprofit organization, as well as general grantseeking tips.  This free workshop is suitable for staff of nonprofit organizations and UW clientele.

Friday, September 21, 2012 1:30 p.m. – 3:15 a.m. Find Memorial Library
Memorial Library Room 231
Friday, November 9, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Find Memorial Library
Memorial Library Room 231
Foundation Directory Online
Gain hands-on experience using the Foundation Center's foundation database, Foundation Directory Online.  Those new to grants research, consider taking it with the workshop above!

Friday, September 21, 2012 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Find Memorial Library
Memorial Library Room 231
Friday, November 9, 2012 11:00 a.m. – 12 Noon Find Memorial Library
Memorial Library Room 231
Grants for Your Education
This free presentation is for current and future students in Wisconsin (of any institute of higher education) interested in researching potential scholarships, fellowships, and grants for one’s education. Focus is on how to identify funding sources beyond those that are available through most offices of financial aid.

Wednesday November 14, 2012 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Find Memorial Library
Memorial Library Room 231

Each academic semester the Grants Information Collection at Memorial Library the University of Wisconsin-Madison sponsors separate workshops on grant-seeking strategies - one for individuals, and the other for members of nonprofit organizations. Workshops generally exclude funding for for-profit enterprises and for personal welfare assistance. It is not necessary to sign up for these workshops. However, seating is limited. Sessions are free to all.

Current Schedule
Fee: None ~ free to all
Registration: Not required ~ but seating is limited.
Location: Room 231 Memorial Library at 728 State Street, Madison*


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*Non-UW participants will be able to get a day pass upon showing an ID at the entrance. For more information contact the Reference Department at (608) 262-3242, or send email to: grantsinfo@library.wisc.edu.

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Foundation Center

Funding Information Center

Marquette University – Milwaukee, WI Orientation Sessions

Foundation Collection

UW–Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI By appointment only

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Graduate School Seminar and Workshop Series
University of Wisconsin–Madison
The UW–Madison Graduate School annually sponsors a Graduate Student Professional Development seminar series by personnel from the Graduate School and Research and Sponsored Programs in collaboration with the Office of Administrative Legal Services, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and the School of Business.

Topics typically include such areas as intellectual property issues, proposal writing, preparing proposal budgets, grant databases, the on–campus grant process, clinical trials, and copyright.
Not for Profit Development Program
Division of Continuing Studies
University of Wisconsin–Madison
The Department of Professional Development and Applied Science in the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies offers excellent workshops outlined in its online catalog in the Nonprofit Development section. Programs include such topics as locating grants, writing successful proposals, community fundraising, and more. The UW DCS also offers a Certified Public Manager Program.

Department of Professional Development & Applied Studies - Online Courses

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Part of the Division of Continuing Studies, this office offers regular online courses such as Introduction to Researching and Writing Grants, which can be taken via computer from anywhere. For more information on the course mentioned, visit http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/pda/online/writing_grants.htm. For questions about any of their online continuing education courses contact Ann Whitaker at 608-262-4509 or awhitaker@dcs.wisc.edu.


School of Business

University of Wisconsin–Madison

The University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Business often offers courses, conferences, and special seminars on topics pertaining to proposal writing and budgeting, fund raising and development for nonprofits. For the latest information on programs consult the School's home page, their executive education, events, or other relevant program sections.


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Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Degree and non-degree and continuing education opportunities in nonprofit management are available through the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management in conjunction with UW-Milwaukee. For more details see its web site for contact information.

Master of Public Administration Program
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee has a concentration in nonprofit management within its Master of Public Administration Program. The degree is presented jointly by its College of Letters and Science and the School of Business Administration.

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Nonprofit Administration Certificate Program
Center for Continuing Education/Extension


The Nonprofit Administration Certificate Program is offered through its Center for Continuing Education/Extension division. This program "provides training specific to managing a nonprofit agency. It strengthens the following skills: strategic planning, working with the board of directors, developing fiscal policy, enhancing human resource management, fund raising, evaluating programs and many more."


Other Workshops: Various Locations

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Chapters of the AFP: Association of Fund Raising Professionals often sponsor speaker breakfasts and other special activities in their respective areas. Contact and event information for Wisconsin chapters are listed on the sites of the AFP Greater Madison Chapter and the AFP Greater Milwaukee Chapter.


Donors Forum of Wisconsin

The Donors Forum of Wisconsin is one of many regional associations of grantmakers located throughout the country, many of which occasionally offer programs about grantmakers for grantseekers of nonprofit organizations in their areas. To contact the Donors Forum of Wisconsin, visit their web site for contact information.

Foundation Center

The Foundation Center of New York offers workshops throughout the country on a variety of grants-related topics. For more information, visit http://foundationcenter.org/marketplace/catalog/category_training.jhtml?id=cat10020.

Free Webinar: Proposal Writing Basics. Registration is required for this is a 60 minute, audio and visual, online training course from the Foundation Center.