Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Professional, a comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers now available at the Technology Engagement Center (TEC)
Rutherford County Library System (RCLS) is pleased to announce that Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Professional has been added to the online databases offered by the library system. FDO provides access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. An indispensable tool for identifying sources of funding for your project, access is available to all with a RCLS card.
FDO is a valuable resource for non-profits, containing a comprehensive codified database of 140,000+ grantmakers, 700, 000+ recipient profiles and 14 million+ grants, combined with powerful search filters allow you to find and narrow down top prospects. The information on FDO is updated weekly and includes a keyword search option called Power Search that combs through the database as well as additional Foundation Center databases: news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit-sector research reports, and nonprofit literature.
Prospect researching can now be done with accurate and consistent results, for free, on location at the Technology Engagement Center (TEC), at 306 Minerva Drive in Murfreesboro. Create a profile and build a portfolio within FDO, making recurring visits for funding research easier and more fruitful.
A Grant Writing Crash Course will be offered Friday, October 11, at 2:00 p.m. at the TEC to help anyone wanting to learn how to use this great new resource.
Monday, October 21, at 6:30 p.m. PenPal Author Heidi Heilig at Linebaugh.
Heidi's books include For Muse of Fire, The Girl from Everywhere and The Ship Beyond Time, all top sellers in Teen and Young Adult Fiction. Heidi grew up in Hawaii where she rode horses and raised peacocks, then she moved to New York City and grew up even more, as one tends to do. Her favorite thing, outside of writing, is travel, and she has haggled for rugs in Morocco, hiked the trails of the Ko'olau Valley, and huddled in a tent in Africa while lions roared in the dark.
She holds an MFA from New York University in Musical Theatre Writing and has written books and lyrics for shows including "The Time Travelers Convention," "Under Construction," and "The Hole." She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, her son and their pet snake.
This even is sponsored by Friends of Linebaugh Library.
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