Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Jernigan Library is site of grant writing workshop

KINGSVILLE - March 09, 2011

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

The Jernigan Library at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will be the site of a free workshop on Proposal Writing Basics and Grant-seeking Resources for Nonprofit Organizations from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26.

The session will be led by Kief Schladweiler, coordinator of cooperating collections with the Foundation Center. He will provide tips on how to best identify funding sources highlighting the electronic and print resources available for free use at the Jernigan Library, a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center.

The course will provide an overview of Foundation Center’s top-tier searchable database, Foundation Directory Online Professional, providing information on more than 100,000 grant makers and more than two million grant records. He also will introduce attendees to key components of a proposal to a foundation or corporation.

Schladweiler will cover gathering information to help prepare a proposal, tips for writing and structure, and communicating with the funder after the decision is made. He also will give an overview of the many free resources available on the Foundation Center’s website.

The workshop will be held in room 123 of the library. Seating is limited. Call 361-593-3319 to reserve your space.

About Kief Schladweiler

Schladweiler had been the Foundation Center’s coordinator of cooperating collections since 2005. Prior to that, he served several years as the center’s online librarian. He joined the Foundation Center in 1999 after working as a reference librarian for The New York Public Library. He earned his master’s degree in library and information science from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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