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Greenability: How to Get a Grant

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Greenability a program of online fundraising training courses for Ontario environmental nonprofits will launch its first course - How to Get a Grant - on January 29, 2000. Every Greenability course is designed for small environmental groups and is led by Ken Wyman, one of Canada's foremost fundraisers.

How to Get a Grant will start on January 29 and run for nine weeks and is designed to help environmental non-profits get grants and (to a lesser degree) sponsorships from corporations, foundations, governments and a variety of institutional funders. For a complete course description, go to .

Fees for the program will be subsidized by Volunteer Action Online Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Culture). How to Get a Grant regularly $130)costs only $65 per participant. We encourage organizations to register at least two people for each course - staff, board and volunteers - to effectively build your organizational capacity. Space is limited. To register for the first Greenability course, e-mail your name, address and organizational affiliation to Shehrina Tabassum ( and mail a cheque for $65 per registrant made out to the Sustainability Network, 71 Deforest Road, Toronto, ON, M6S 1J5. Registrations will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. We can reserve you a spot if you need time to obtain approvals. All registrations are final.

Technical Requirements: Course participants must have access to a computer (PC486 or higher) with Internet access and e-mail for at least three hours per week. If you do not have a computer, check your local library or contact the Phoenix Community Works Foundation ( or to enquire if the Vol Net program can help you with hardware, training and Internet connectivity.