Topic: Demystifying the Search for Funding Opportunities: How to Identify and Access Them
The November Business Breakfast Bytes will feature experts who will provide education on grants and other funding options such as fundraising, donors, planned giving and annual funds.
Hosted by: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh – Appleton Office (located in the Marathon Center)
Lindsay Fenlon, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region, will lead the session and facilitate this panel of experts including:
Heidi Dusek: Executive Director – J.J. Keller Foundation
Anna Simeth: Associate Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Sponsored Research Support – Lawrence University
Tammy Williams: Vice President Community Engagement – Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
John Weyenberg: Executive Director/President – Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity
Are you a non-profit staff member? A Board Member? A local funder or Community Engagement Coordinator? Are you looking for more information on funding opportunities available to you? Does your current income need to be diversified? Do you know what funders look for in the businesses they invest in?
Any business, whether for-profit or non-profit, will always be on the lookout for ways to receive funding. While there are many options out there, it may be difficult to know where to begin, the requirements of certain funding opportunities or even how to convince someone to invest in you and your organization. The panel for this presentation consists of both non-profits and funders, which will provide insight, tips and tricks on the funding opportunities that are out there and how to improve your chances of securing them. What tends to work or not work? What do funders look for? How do you sell your mission? Who is the right person to contact and when should you contact them? There will also be plenty of time for Q&A, so bring your list of questions!