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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  The Library will host two free workshops for nonprofit organizations who would like to learn how to find grants and write proposals on Tuesday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel Street in Colonial Park.


At 10:30 a.m., the Introduction to Fundraising Planning workshop will present an overview of how to develop a fundraising plan driven toward success. Fundraising productivity strategist Chad Barger will discuss the basic elements of fundraising campaigns, including making a case for support, diversifying an organization’s fundraising base, and creating a plan of action. An optional 30-minute exercise will be provided after this workshop.


At 1:00 p.m., the Census Data for Grant Writers workshop will provide step-by-step instructions on how to use Census Bureau tools such as American Community Survey and American FactFinder. Noemi Mendez Eliasen, data dissemination specialist for the Census Bureau, will demonstrate how to find answers to questions regarding members of their organization’s community, including race and ethnicity, number of grandparents as caregivers, and number of community members in poverty, to name a few. For a productive session, consider bringing your Wi-Fi enabled device.


These free workshops are sponsored by Dauphin County Library System and the Foundation Center Grants Information Center. Registration is required. To register for these workshops, go to, email, or call the Ask a Librarian Desk at 652-9380 option 4.

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