Fundraising Unpacked

Co.act & Candid Training Series

Fundraising Unpacked

Co.act and Candid Training Series
March 16, 2023 to May 16, 2023

Nonprofits thrive when we have strong, diverse sources of funding. Are you looking to grow your fundraising efforts to succeed at cultivating donors and attracting funders for your organization?

Join Co.act Detroit and Candid for Fundraising Unpacked, a virtual and interactive training series covering a range of fund development topics.

Program Schedule

  • Thursday, March 16: Intro to Corp Giving (w/Candid)   2PM – 3PM
  • Thursday, March 30: Intro to Fundraising Planning 11AM – 12PM
  • Tuesday, April 4: Intro to Individual Giving 11AM – 12PM
  • Wednesday, April 12: Intro to Finding Grants 11AM– 12PM
  • Tuesday, May 2: Intro to Project Budget 11AM – 12PM
  • Tuesday, May 9: Intro to Proposal Writing 11AM – 12PM
  • Tuesday, May 16: Go for the Gold 11AM – 12PM


Registration is now open for the remaining four sessions of the Fundraising Unpacked Training Series with Candid!

Sign up for the remaining sessions here: Fundraising Unpacked Registration

Everyone who attends all six trainings will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion for the series. Participants will also be able to attend a bonus session, Go for the Gold, which will help you earn a 2023 Gold Seal of Transparency and give you access to one free year of Foundation Directory Essential!

Intro to Corporate Giving (with Candid)

Thursday, March 16, 2PM-3PM

Unlock your corporate giving potential. Learn about the different types of corporate philanthropy as well as successful corporate grantseeking strategies, including how to find potential partners.


Intro to Fundraising Planning

Thursday, March 30, 11AM-12PM

Put your organization on the road to fundraising success. In this training, our team will walk you through the steps for developing a fundraising plan including how to make your case for support.

Handout Worksheet




Intro to Individual Giving

Tuesday, April 4, 11AM-12PM

Individual giving is the biggest source of private giving to U.S. nonprofits and charities. Join our training to find out how to start or improve your individual giving program.






Intro to Finding Grants

Wednesday, April 12, 11AM-12PM

Learn the 10 most important things about grant seeking, including who funds nonprofits and how to find them. Our training will also cover how to make the first approach with potential funders.

Handout Worksheet

Intro to Project Budgets

Tuesday, May 2, 11AM-12PM

Draft your next project budget with confidence. Our training will give you step-by-step instructions for generating a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

Handout Worksheet



Intro to Proposal Writing

Tuesday, May 9, 11AM-12PM

Get the tips you need to win funding through foundation proposals. Our training will teach you how to write a proposal and when to follow up with funders.

Handout Worksheet Proposal Outline Sample




Go for the Gold

Tuesday, May 16, 11AM-12PM

Enhance your organization’s visibility to millions of potential donors and funders. profiles allow nonprofits to grow their online presence and share their story, including through partner sites such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good. Discover the benefits of earning Seals of Transparency.