Introduction to Finding Grants
with Ellen Jacks

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016, 11:00AM

Memorial Library, UW-Madison
728 State Street

Do you know the 10 most important things you need to know to find grants for your organization? This hands-on workshop will provide you access not just to these ten important tips and tools, but give you experience using the Foundation Center's flagship database of potential funders. If there is enough time, you'll also be introduced to the other databases such as Foundation Maps and the Wisconsin Foundations database.

Session Details

Detailed Description

This would be an excellent prequel to Introduction to Proposal Writing and can be held at the computer classroom in Memorial Library or another site closer to the conference. If the later, participants may wish to bring a laptop or have access to a computer.


Participants will be able to identify potential funders, learn about funder motivations, and explore what funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding. These takeaways all include things to put into practice, such as ensuring a clear project plan or funding need, verifying credibility, and identifying keywords to more efficiently search for potential funders.

Target Audience

Beginners / New Professionals, Program Staff / Volunteers, Small Organizations

Presenters / Panelists

Ellen Jacks

Grants and Reference Librarian, UW-Madison's Memorial Library

Ellen Jacks works at the Grants and Reference Library at Memorial Library (UW-Madison). She manage the Grants Information Collection. Ellen has her Masters in Music in Ethnomusicology (2005) and  a Masters in Library Science in 2011 (both from UW-Madison). She has taught Introduction to Information Literacy and Research at Bryant &… ( see more )