Free workshop on Proposal Writing: Monday, September 17

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is hosting a workshop of interest to non-profit grant-seeking organizations on Monday, September 17, from 3 – 4:30 pm.  Luz Rodriguez, Professional Trainer from the Foundation Center in New York City, will present Proposal Writing Basics: Key Components of a Grant-Seeking Proposal to a Foundation or Corporation.

The class will include how a proposal fits into the overall grant-seeking process; tips for making each section of a proposal stronger; what should be included in a standard proposal to a foundation; what funders expect to see in a proposal and its attachments; tips for communicating with funders during the grant process; and additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals. Specific attention will be give to issues of interest to the arts community; and there will be time for questions. The program is free and open to the public; and no registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

The Athenaeum offers this program in its ongoing role as a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. Through the Cooperating Collection services, library patrons have onsite access to a variety of grant seeking resources, including the Foundation Directory Online, a searchable database providing full information on over 100,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grant-making public charities offering over 2.4 million recent grants.

For further information about the Proposal Writing Basics class or the Athenaeum’s grant-seeking services, contact the Reference Department at or (413) 499-9480 ext 202 during regular library hours


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