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Foundations 101: Part 1 // Fall 2020
Monday, November 02, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: FY21 Workshops

Foundations 101: Part 1

Monday, November 2, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm ET

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This workshop will focus on how to identify and research foundation prospects and getting your foot in the door with a new donor. Whether you are stuck in a rut with the same circle of supporters or you are just starting out as a grant writer, this session is geared towards expanding your list of prospects and increasing your response rate.

This workshop is part of a 3-part series. While not required, participants are encouraged to take all three workshops. This workshop is best for companies with budget sizes over 100,000 but under 2.5 million. 501 (c) 3 status is strongly encouraged. This workshop does not focus on corporate sponsorship or government funding.

Register for:
Part Two - Writing the Narrative
Part Three - Grant Budgets

Whitney Estrin is the Director of Development at TDF, the country’s oldest performing arts service organization dedicated to making theatre and dance accessible to all. Prior to TDF, Whitney was the Director of Development at Theatre for a New Audience, a modern classical theatre in Brooklyn. Ms. Estrin began her fundraising career in Philadelphia, working with The Arden Theatre Company, Theatre Exile and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. She has also worked with Seattle Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, where she managed a $7 million capital campaign to open their new support facility. She was a member of the Board of Trustees for SPACE on Ryder Farm for six years, and was a founding member of Shakespeare in Clark Park, a free outdoor Shakespeare Festival in West Philadelphia. She holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Drew University and an M.F.A. in Theater Management from Yale School of Drama. Ms. Estrin is currently Board Chair of Emotive Fruition, a poets and actors collective, and is a member of the IDEA Committee of AFP-NYC.


For accessibility information, special circumstances, or other accommodations please contact Kirsten Sweeney at [email protected]. Interpretation and captioning is available upon request; requests must be made at least 7 business days prior to the event.

Contact: Kirsten Sweeney - [email protected]