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Why Research Matters to Grantseekers

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Webinar Description

Access to quality research provides nonprofits and libraries the ability to improve services, strengthen funding proposals, and share knowledge within the field.

Watch our free webinar, Why Research Matters to Grantseekers, to find out the importance of social sector research and how it can help your organization fulfill its mission. We will provide an introduction to IssueLab, the Foundation Center's free database of more than 12,000 white papers, case studies, and evaluations.

How can IssueLab help nonprofits and libraries?

  • Practitioners do not have the time to search hundreds of websites for information when designing new program interventions or communicating need to grantmakers. IssueLab helps connect nonprofits directly to the knowledge they need, easing the burden of finding information online by making a wealth of resources available for free.
  • People working on social issues across the globe have an enormous amount of knowledge that could be useful to their peers. IssueLab encourages nonprofits to freely add their reports, case studies, research, and toolkits to the collective knowledge of the sector, making it much more broadly available and accessible.

Watch to learn how to use IssueLab to find research that fits your needs, as well as how to add research and resources your organization may have authored.

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Speaker Information

Lisa Brooks is the Director of Knowledge Management Systems at The Foundation Center.

Gabriela Fitz is the Director of Knowledge Management Initiatives at The Foundation Center.

Lisa Brooks and Gabriela Fitz co-founded IssueLab, which was acquired by the Foundation Center in 2012. They now focus their efforts on further developing IssueLab as well as broader initiatives to improve knowledge sharing in the social sector.

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