Networking Nights Programs (submitted by the Foundation Center's Cleveland office)
This program features 3 highly interactive components including free networking, "speed-geeking" rounds, and group Q and A. It allows the host to invite up to 4 local experts to discuss on a single topic.
Meet The Grantmakers Programs (submitted by the Foundation Center)
Meet the Grantmakers is a program designed to bring local grantmakers together with members of the nonprofit community to discuss funding priorities and local issues.
- Meet the Grantmakers tipsheet
- Meet the Grantmakers setup tips
- Sample planning checklist from Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center
- Sample follow-up invite to a funder from Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center
- Sample MTG evaluation from Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center
Munch and Mingle For Nonprofits [Networking Brown Bag Lunch] (submitted by Las Vegas Clark County Library District)
Clark County Library's Munch & Mingle networking brown bag lunches started in 2009 after several workshop participants expressed interest in further in-depth answers to questions beyond the time allotted in the classroom setting.
Regular Grantseeker Workshops (submitted by the Russell Library, Middlebury, CT)
Russell Library shares tips on how they prepare and carry out regular grantseeking workshops for both FDO and GTIO.
Nonprofit Workshops With Guest Presenters (submitted by the El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs, CO)
El Pomar hosts local experts to present on topics such as: Public Relations for Nonprofits, Fundraising 101, Major Gifts, The Art of the Ask, Strategy, Collaboration, and Board Governance.
Nonprofit Mixers (submitted by the Solano Community Foundation, Fairfield, CA)
Solano Community Foundation hold a social networking "mixer" event in each fall to recognize donors, grantees, fundholders, and board members. Based on the evaluations and input they receive, the topics and day/time schedule is modified each year to meet the needs of their community.