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The focus of this month’s Grantseeker is networking. Regardless of what you call it, how you feel about it, and how socially distant you are, networking comes with the fundraising territory. Below are some resources that will help you thrive, or at least endure, as a nonprofit networker. -The Grant Connect team

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Fundraising resources 📚
(AFP Nova Scotia)
Article: 9 Networking tips for fundraisers who hate networking (Bloomerang)
Article: The 7 rules of effective networking for nonprofit fundraisers (Soapbox Engage)
Article: An introvert’s advice for networking (TED)
Podcast: Networking for introverts with Susan Cain
(The Marie Forleo Podcast)
Guide: Nonprofit networking: A young professional's guide to virtual informational interviews in the age of COVID (CharityVillage)


Free fundraising strategy guide

Are you struggling to write a strong fundraising strategy for your small nonprofit? I remember staring at a blank screen trying to write my first fundraising strategy. Fast forward 15 years and many strategies later, I’ve created a free guide to help small nonprofits develop a strategy that’s right for them.


Donor survey lookbook

In collaboration with Keela, we’ve created the ultimate guide to crafting and drafting donor surveys. This free resource will help you better understand your donors’ preferences and tailor your marketing and communications materials accordingly. It includes pre-built survey templates and a list of commonly asked questions that your organization can use to jumpstart your information-gathering journey, and more.

Webinar: Elevate your fundraising with Grant Connect
(Imagine Canada - Grant Connect)

Are you considering becoming a Grant Connect user to diversify your fundraising pipeline? Join us for our webinar, Fundraising with Grant Connect, where we’ll be talking about how to find the best prospects for your nonprofit organization! The next session will be on May 11 at 2 p.m ET.

Already a user? Sign up for our Subscribers-only Grant Connect Training! It will be held on May 20 at 2.p.m ET.
Funding opportunities
CIBC Children’s Foundation supports projects or programs that directly support children in need under the age of 14 across Canada. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, but are reviewed annually between February and May.
View in Grant Connect.

Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.’s Unsmoke Canada Cleanups program funds expenses associated with organizing, hosting and promoting the success of litter cleanup projects across Canada. Applications are due May 21.
View in Grant Connect.

The Kick-start Projects Fund from Pacific Blue Cross supports one-time projects, start-up programs, and equipment funds directly related to improving mental health and wellbeing, or preventing or managing chronic disease in British Columbia. The next application deadline is May 17. View in Grant Connect.

The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (OCAF) funds not-for-profit cultural and heritage organizations in Ontario, specifically for the marketing and promotional costs of the new attraction or special event. Stage 1 applications are accepted at any time. OCAF recommends that clients submit a Stage 1 application at least 8 months in advance of the proposed date of their event. Stage 2 Applications are due May 28. View in Grant Connect.
The Grantseeker Discounted eLearning Bundle! 📚

To help with all your professional development needs, the Grant Connect team has partnered with CharityVillage to offer a custom, discounted bundle of eLearning courses — perfect for new fundraisers or seasoned pros looking to brush up on their skills. The Grantseeker Bundle brings together 5 virtual courses to help you and your organization make the most of your fundraising efforts. When purchasing this bundle, save 20% off the cost of purchasing each course individually. Bonus: Earn CFRE points!  
Community Food Centres Canada
Community Giving Coordinator (Full-time, Permanent)

(Toronto, ON)
Windmill Microlending
Alumni & Corporate Relations Coordinator (Remote/nationwide)
Blind Beginnings Society
Donor Relations And Administrative Assistant
(New Westminster, BC)
Inspiration 💡
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