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Grant Research Deep Dive: How to Find the Fit and Customize Your Approach to Foundations

July 1, 2024

10:00 am - 11:00 am PT | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET


Seeking grants for your nonprofit? Get a detailed look at the most advanced search strategies to use in Foundation Directory, the most comprehensive grant research tool for fundraisers. Next, customize your approach to emphasize the fit with different funders. Learn how to use your GuideStar profile as a complement to your grant proposal, and how to edit your proposal to showcase the impact of your nonprofit’s work in the best possible light.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals involved in fundraising

What The Training Will Cover

  • Find and evaluate prospects with a project-based search on foundation directory and determine if those prospects are a good fit for your program

  • Adapt your letter of inquiry and/or proposal draft to fit a prospective funder

  • Assess whether your proposal tells a compelling story that answers the funder's questions


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Additional Information

All workshops are live & recorded. Registrants receive slides & recordings. It is best to attend live. If you miss the workshop, you can watch the recordings and reach out to the instructor with any questions.

Looking to register 3+ people? Email us at to receive $5 off per registration!

Please Note: 

We do not offer any other discounts for this training other than the member rate. Upon registration, you will receive a link to participate in the training. Please check your inbox or spam folder.


Tracy Kaufman is an Educational Programming Manager at Candid, leading workshops related to nonprofit sustainability, management, fundraising, and other essential issues relevant to philanthropy and the social sector. She regularly educates nonprofit professionals, as well as funders, artists, students, and academic audiences. Tracy is an instructor for Candid’s Proposal Writing Boot Camp and teaches a popular workshop on outcomes and measurement. As one of Candid’s training experts, webinar instructors, and a frequent public speaker, she has spoken at conferences, most notably the United Nations, and has represented Candid on numerous panel discussions.
In addition, Tracy provides training and support to Candid Community partners – libraries, nonprofit resource centers and other institutions – and provides philanthropy and fundraising information services to individuals and local organizations. Her relationship with Candid began in 2007, when she began working for Foundation Center, one of Candid’s two legacy organizations. Previously, Tracy held positions with the Association of American Publishers and New York Public Library.  Tracy earned her Bachelor's of Arts in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University and studied Library and Information Science at the Pratt Institute.



1 hour of training = 1 credit hour



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