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Fundraising in Challenging Times

City of Richmond

Richmond Public Library



Contact: Tarnel Abbott, Reference Librarian, Richmond Public Library

(510) 620-5539 or 620-6561






On Monday, December 14, 2009 the Richmond Public Library and the Foundation Center, San Francisco will offer a free class for nonprofit and community based organizations, “Fundraising in Challenging Times”.  The class will be held  from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon in the Main Library’s Madeline F. Whittlesey Community Room, 325 Civic Center Plaza in central Richmond.

This new class will give you a basic overview of what you can do to survive, thrive, and succeed in sustaining your nonprofit during the current economic crisis.

  • What you can do to make sure that your nonprofit is positioned to weather the current economic situation
  • The impact of the downturn on philanthropic giving, and how to adapt your fundraising methods and strategies in the current economy
  • We'll also provide you with links and resources that will help you to explore approaches that best fit with your nonprofit's situation.

This course is intended for representatives of nonprofit organizations engaged in

fundraising.  Register through the Foundation Center 415-397-0902 or online at: http://foundationcenter.org/sanfrancisco/training/fcerichmond.html  - This program is offered free of charge. Space is limited. Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend.

The Richmond Public Library maintains a Cooperating Collection of publications of the Foundation Center and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers, including the FoundationDirectory Online Professional database.

This directory is updated weekly and provides comprehensive and accurate information on 80,000 U.S. grantmakers and their grants- -includes links to foundation Websites, IRS filings, philanthropy news and more.  Some features include:


·         Full-text search capability across 250,000+ 990s.

·         Foundation news, requests for proposals, publications and job postings.

·         Affiliations for key staff members.

·         Custom-search capabilities within foundation grants lists.

·         Over 359,000 trustee, officer and donor names- -fully indexed.

·         Program details and application guidelines for leading foundations.


Call the library at (510) 620-6561 for further information about this and other Library services and events, the buildings are wheelchair accessible. ######

Tarnel Abbott

Reference Librarian

Richmond Public Library

325 Civic Center Plaza

Richmond CA 94804

(510) 620-6561 or (510)  620-5539