Corporate & Foundation Relations


CFR Toolkit

Do you want to learn a little more about the tools used in CFR work? Need a refresher on how best to use the tools of the trade? Are you in a role where CFR is not your main job function but you are sometimes asked to support faculty members’ interactions with corporations, foundations and other organizational funders? This three-hour workshop is for you! We will go over:

  • UW relationships integral to CFR fundraising success (e.g., OSP, GCA, administrators)
  • GIMs (the grant information memoranda that govern UW sponsored programs)
  • EDW (the UW’s electronic data warehouse)
  • UW publications: what’s out there and how you might use them for CFR work (e.g., the UW Office of Research annual report, UW and UW Foundation financials, etc.)
  • UW vs. UW Foundation

Audience: newer CFR staff, fundraisers. Must have access to the Tandem database. Limited space.

Next workshop: TBD

Please email Carolyn Smith,, for questions.

CFR Essentials

In this workshop, subject matter experts will provide an overview of the processes and systems that are essential to CFR work, including:

  • The difference between gifts, grants and contracts
  • Intellectual property and confidential disclosure agreements
  • The life cycle of a sponsored program, including the roles of the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Grant & Contract Accounting function

Audience: all CFR staff, Advancement staff and those involved in CFR work. Unlimited space.

When: Recordings provided for May 2022.

Where: Zoom

Please email Carolyn Smith,, for questions.