Welcome to your handy FDO Guide
Here’s a handy FDO guide to get you started.
[Tip 1] Optimize Your Searches Using the Global Search Bar
Search FDO as you would any search engine and get results specific to your grantseeking needs. Begin your search directly from your homepage when you log into your account.
One search for all your needs yields: grantmakers, grants, and recipients – it’s that easy!
Simply enter a short phrase that describes your work into the global search bar— such as your field of work and where you are looking to be funded. You can now search more intuitively than ever to find what you’re looking for.
Remember, it’s best to start your search broadly as grantmakers classify their funding support in many different ways. For example, start your search with “performing arts in New York City” instead of “ballet in New York City.” Drill deeper and see if these grantmakers and grants fit your needs. What you learn from a grantmaker profile will also help you refine your funder search. Include the city your nonprofit is in in your search – and search broader by searching using state – to get a sense of what organizations are sending dollars to your region.
[Tip 2] Searching for Organizations by Name
Interested in a particular foundation? If you want to search for a specific organization by name, click Search by Organization below the global search bar or use the Organization Name field in Advanced Search & Filters, instead of using the global search bar.
[Tip 3] Leverage Advanced Search & Filters to Drill Further
Use Advanced Search & Filters to refine your broader search results. With insights from the grantmaker, grant and recipient profiles, consider how you might want to filter further— for example, you may want to see specific transaction types or grants in a certain dollar range. With Advanced Search you can also search for specific geolocations, funders, recipients, or even staff.
Only use as many additional filters as required so you don’t miss a funder that may be interested in your work!
Select from the drop-down menu options or use the type-ahead feature in the Advanced Search & Filters fields to help frame your search—this will give you other ways to define what you’re looking for and help you identify the results you need.
Now You’re Ready:
- Find your best matched funders
- Get the most up-to-date insights on funders
- Dive into the giving landscape relevant to your mission
- Discover the decision makers and connect to funders
- Leverage grantmaker and recipient profiles to win grants with targeted proposals