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Free Grant Funding Workshop – How to Approach a Foundation

Attention grant seekers:

On Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 PM a free grant funding workshop will be taking place at the Oak Bluffs Public Library. “How to Approach a Foundation”, is a workshop for grant seekers that have identified potential funding organizations and want to learn how to effectively approach and communicate with foundations. Space is limited and sign up is required. Please call the library at 508-693-9433 to sign up and for additional information.

This workshop is a part of the Grant Resource Network: Martha’s Vineyard, made possible by the collaboration of Associated Grant Makers of Massachusetts (AGM), The Oak Bluffs Public Library (OBPL), and the Martha’s Vineyard Donor Collaborative (MVDC), and a grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation. Learn more about the grant seeking resources available through the Grant Resource Network: Martha’s Vineyard by contacting the MVDC or OBPL, or by visiting:Grant Resource Network: Martha’s Vineyard.

Workshop presented by Judith Margolin, Vice President for Planning and Evaluation at the Foundation Center.

Judith Margolin’s Bio:
Judith Margolin is Vice President for Planning and Evaluation at the Foundation Center, the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy. She has devoted most of her career to foundations and philanthropy. She is the author of several books, including The Individual’s Guide to Grants and Financing a College Education and has served as editor of multiple editions of the Center’s monographs, including Foundation Fundamentals, Guide to Proposal Writing, and The Grantseeker’s Guide to Winning Proposals.

Trustee Toolkit Workshop

The Oak Bluffs Public library was a host to a workshop for library trustees presented jointly by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and Southeastern Massachusetts Library System (SEMLS).
Library trustees from all of the Island libraries had an opportunity to learn how the MBLC and SEMLS can assist them in providing service to their community. The speakers were:
Irving Zangwill, Commissioner, MBLC
Robert Maier, Director of the MBLC
Maureen Killoran, Head of Public Library Advisory Unit/Govenrment Liaison
Brian Donoghue, Librarian Research Services
Cindy Roach, SEMLS Regional Administrator
Cheryl Bryan, SEMLS Asst. Admin. for Consulting & Continuing Education.
Before the workshop, guests from MBLC were given a tour of the library and were happy to see it was being well used: a story hour was going on in the Children’s program room, a book discussion in the Conference room, and many computer users in the reference area. They especially admired Margot Datz’s artwork and her book end-pannels in the Children’s room.