Websites like Kickstarter, RocketHub, Indiegogo, ulule, and Baltimore’s own GiveCorps enable artists, filmmakers, writers, designers and other creatives to get the financial support they need by online fundraising. Join Cinder Hypki to learn the component skills to create your own successful strategy, including a strong narrative pitch, goals, production calendar, video, e-blasts and social media plan. Cinder is a nonprofit consultant and teaches crowdfunding, grant writing, and fundraising in the MFA in Community Arts Program at MICA. She has mentored many fund-seekers through the process. 11am-2pm. Adv reg $60, $45 mbrs. Walk-in $65, $50 mbrs.

Creative Alliance at The Patterson | 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224 | info@creativealliance.org | 410/276-1651

In a report released by ArtPlace, an initiative of national and regional foundations, federal agencies and major banks to accelerate creative placemaking, Baltimore’s Downtown was identified as one of the 44 Top ArtPlaces in the nation.  Cities with neighborhoods that have been exceptionally successful at combining art, artists and venues for creativity and expression with independent businesses, retail shops and restaurants, and a walkable lifestyle to make vibrant neighborhoods were singled out by ArtPlace for their livability and creativity.

FREE CLASSES THIS MONTH AT THE FOUNDATION CENTER – WASHINGTON, DC

1627 K Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20006-1708
Tel: (202) 331-1400 

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Your Board and Fundraising                                                                                          TUE, Jan 15  |  12:45-2:15 pm

Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits
TUE, Jan 15 – 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Your Board and Fundraising: An Introductory Class
TUE, Jan 15 – 12:45-2:15 pm

Prospect Research Basics: Researching Individual Donors
WED, Jan 16 – 11:30 am-12:45 pm

Introduction to Fundraising Planning
WED, Jan 16  |  10:00-11:15 am

Introduction to Corporate Giving
THURS, Jan 17  |  10:00-11:30 am

Introduction to Corporate Giving
THURS, Jan 17 – 10:00-11:30 am

Nonprofit Sustainability: Building Blocks to Organizational Success
THURS, Jan 17 – 11:45 am-12:45 pm

Grantseeking Basics
TUE, Jan 22  |  10:00-11:30 am

Introduction to Finding Funders 
TUE, Jan 22  |  11:45 am-12:45 pm

Proposal Writing Basics
WED, Jan 23  |  9:30-11:00 am

Proposal Budgeting Basics
WED, Jan 23  |  11:15 am-12:30 pm

You Got the Grant! Now What?
WED, Jan 23  |  1:00-2:00 pm

These classes are free to attend, but registration is required.  Register at Grantspace.