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Foundations 101: Part 1 // Winter 2022
Tuesday, February 08, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
Category: Online-Only

Foundations 101: Part 1

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
4:00pm - 6:00pm ET

Format: Online
Location: Zoom
Intended Audience: Development professionals from nonprofit organizations with budget sizes between $100,000 and $2.5 million.
Participation Level: Medium - A mix of presentation and discussion.

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.
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Melissa Sandor is a strategic non-profit consultant and writer based in Brooklyn, NY and the Catskills. She is the former Interim Executive Director of the Millay Colony for the Arts. In her role as a strategic consultant, Sandor has worked with more than 40 NYC and national organizations including A.R.T./New York (where she currently serves as Development Consultant), Broadway Housing Communities, American Craft Council, New York City Ballet, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, Central Park Conservancy, Ballet Hispanico, and many others. Sandor is a Board Member of The Movement Theatre Company and Farm Arts Collective. She is a MacDowell Colony for the Arts Fellow (’13), a past Millay Colony resident where she received a 2009 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellowship, and a 2018 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Arts Writing Fellow at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) at Florida State University. Sandor’s writing has appeared in Ploughshares and BOMB Magazine.


All A.R.T./New York workshops, roundtables, and trainings feature automated captioning provided by Zoom. ASL interpretation and CART captioning services are available by request; requests must be made at least 5 business days before the event. For requests, accessibility information, or other accommodations please contact David Shane at [email protected].

Contact: [email protected]