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Nonprofit Institute
College of Southern Maryland
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Charles County
Cara Fogarty

Michelle Sullivan

St. Mary's County

NPI Training

Fundraising Fundamentals: Finding Grants

January 15, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building), Room 106

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Course Description

Learn how to use the Foundation Directory Online to find grants. This presentation will be followed by a series of one-on-one consultations.  

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.  You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations?
What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding?
How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach?

If you are interested in a 30-minute one-on-one consultation following this class, send an email to (Please note - if demand is high, we may need to schedule two-on-one or three-on-one consultations.)

Instructor Information

Anna Tatro

Anna Tatro is the instructor for this course. She is the Grants Collection Specialist at Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. She recently led the Annual Grants Training workshop on Logic Models at CSM’s La Plata campus.

Through the State Learning Research Center, Tatro serves the state of Maryland as a Foundation Information Network Supervisor for the Foundation Center.   She uses her knowledge and passion to support nonprofits and to help organizations seek grant funding by teaching people how to use the Foundation Directory Online for prospect research, giving tips on proposal writing, and working closely with professional organizations and nonprofits throughout the state.

Tatro also served as the social work librarian at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, for eight years while also delivering health information outreach to community members, health practitioners, and other stakeholders in Baltimore and around the state.

Tatro was awarded “Librarian of the Year” in 2013 by the Southeastern Atlantic Region of the Medical Library Association for her work as the project manager/program coordinator for Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment (SHARE), an after-school program aimed at reducing health disparities in Baltimore. Tatro is dedicated to supporting nonprofits and helping organizations and individuals find grant funding.