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In the Loop 8-1-13

In the Loop 8-1-13

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Welcome to In the Loop, an assortment of messages that I have received during the past week, or articles that I may stumble upon. From time to time, you will find announcements of events, grant opportunities, job postings, links to websites and articles of interest or notes of encouragement. I hope that you, or someone you know, would find the information to be of use. If you would like to unsubscribe, submit material, or make general comments, you may contact me at valeriefleonard@msn.com. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Valerie F. Leonard, Editor
Welcome to In the Loop, an assortment of messages that I have received during the past week, or articles that I may stumble upon. From time to time, you will find announcements of events, grant opportunities, job postings, links to websites and articles of interest or notes of encouragement. I hope that you, or someone you know, would find the information to be of use. If you would like to unsubscribe, submit material, or make general comments, you may contact me at valeriefleonard@msn.com. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Valerie F. Leonard, Editor

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In the Loop
 
In This Issue
Funding Sources Page 1Nonprofit Management Page 2Events Page 3Job Exchange Page 4Film Page 4Small Business Development Page 4AdvocacyPage 5EducationPage 6
Welcome!
 
Welcome to
In the Loop
, an assortment of messages that I have received during thepast week, or articles that I may stumbleupon. From time to time, you will findannouncements of events, grant opportunities, job postings, links towebsites and articles of interest or notes of encouragement. I hope that you, orsomeone you know, would find theinformation to be of use. If you would liketo unsubscribe, submit material, or makegeneral comments, you may contact me at valeriefleonard@msn.com.I look forwardto hearing from you soon.Valerie F. Leonard, Editor
August 1, 2013 Volume 9, Issue 8
Connecting to communities online since 2003
 
Please Forward…
 
Funding Sources
The following announcements are from the Philanthropic News Digest.
Philanthropic News Digest 
 
 
Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to K-12 educators for projects that strengthen creativity, critical thinking skills, and/or core knowledge byengaging students in the learning process....
 Up to five students working to end hunger in their communities will behonored with $5,000 scholarships as well as grants of $5,000 for the hungercharity of their choice....
 Fifty teachers of preschool-age children will be selected to receive grants of $1,000 in recognition of their dedication to providing high-quality childcare....
 Grants of $40,000 will be awarded to junior, non-tenured religion scholars of color so that they can spend an entire academic year completing a majorresearch project on an issue of importance to North American Christianity....
 
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In the LoopConnecting to communities online since 2003Please Forward 
 
Funding Sources, Continued
 
Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to organizations able to demonstrateinnovative and effective approaches to the use of games in conflict resolution....Deadline: August 29, 2013Posted: July 26, 2013
 
 
Grants of $2,000 are available to public and private K-12 schools in the UnitedStates, the United Kingdom, and Canada to help fund school garden projects....Deadline: October 31, 2013
 
Awards of $10,000 will be presented to K-12 teachers and college oruniversity instructors in the United States in recognition of theiroutstanding impact on the lives of students....
 
The fund is a travel subsidy program to assist U.S.-based presentingperforming arts professionals and organizations in building partnershipsand collaborations with international peers....
 
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to organizations in Pennsylvaniaand Washington that serve children and teens in the areas of bereavement and grief support and/or drug and alcohol dependency.... 
 
Grants of up to $15,000 are available to American dance, music, andtheater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to performat international festivals outside the United States....
Chicago Community Trust 
The following opportunity was forwarded to me by the Illinois Department of Human Services.
The Chicago Community Trust, Strengthening Nonprofit Performance through Financial Efficiency
Grants.gov
Search the grants.gov database for federal grant opportunities here. 
 
Nonprofit Management 
Just Checking
A number of nonprofits will havetheir fiscal year end on June 30,2013. Please review the handoutsfrom an Ask the Expert Webinar, aswell as my nonprofit compliancechecklist as you prepare for yourstate and federal filings.Click here
NTEN's Change Journal
What if you could no longer usedesktop computers? If yourinfrastructure had to shift to all-mobile, all the time, how wouldyour organization respond andchange? The 10th issueof 
NTEN:Change
explores thechallenges and opportunities of thisnew mobile world and is chock-fullof articles, case studies, tips, andstatistics to help you incorporatemobile into your nonprofit strategy.
 A Closer Look: NTEN's2013 Engagement Management Data Study
Is your organization experimentingwith Instagram video?
SmallAct 
 reports on five nonprofits who arecreatively using this new tool. More
8 Tips on the Effective Use of Social Media for Social Good
Writing on a Gates foundation blog,Jennifer James shares how she built 
an activist group of “mom bloggers”
through the use of social media.More
 
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In the LoopConnecting to communities online since 2003Please Forward 
 
Events
What to Do in Chicago Today
I got an eclectic list of things to do in Chicago today (and the near future)from Chicago.com. The list includes meetings, tours, arts and cultural andother fun events in communities around the Chicagoland area. Check it  out . 
IVI-IPO Happy Hour
I thank Alonso Zaragosa for sharing the following information.
IVI-IPO is having a Happy Hour social at Howl at the Moon, one of the wildest places to start off a weekend. Admission to the event is free for IVI-IPOmembers ; $5 for non-members. Join or renew a Lapsed Membership andreceive 2 Tickets More
LBLDC To Host Open House
I thank Eric Strickland, Executive Director of the Lawndale Business and Local Development Corporation for extending the following invitation.
The Lawndale Business and Local Development Corporation is having anopen house on Friday, August 2, 2013, at 3333 West Arthington, from5:30 p.m.-9:30 p,m. Come join us for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and fun, as athank you to our clients and salute to our business associates.
Spelman Chicago Alumnae Association&Morehouse Chicago Alumni AssociationBack to School Beach Party
I thank the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College for the followinginformation.
BACK TO SCHOOL BEACH PARTY 
August 4, 201239th St. Beach 2pm - 6pmPlease remember to bring your lawn chairs. If you have any questions, pleasecall. Anthony Love (773)655-5459 or Sheri Yarbrough (773)339-9142
Sundown in K-Town
I thank Billy Brooks of BBF for sharing the following information.
Better Boys Foundation’s second annual Sundown in K
-Town film festival willfocus its vision on films about food this year, presenting Sundown in K-Town2013: Dig In! A West Side Film Festival About Food. All films will be shownfree of charge from Tuesday, August 6 to Friday, August 9, 2013, at 8:15pm(or sundown) in the courtyard of the BBF Center at 1512 S. Pulaski Rd. Better
Boys Foundation’s FilmLAB youth apprentices will also present their short 
films about food and issues of access alongside independent feature lengthfilms. Click  here for more details, including the film schedule.
Commissioner Steele'sGolf Outing
Commissioner Robert Steele ishosting a golf outing at Cog HillGolf and Country Club, 12294South Archer Avenue in Lemont,IL. Registration-7:30 am; ShotgunStart-9:00 am; Dinner-2:00 pm.RSVP by August 8th. Contact:773-413-8644 orfriendsofrobertsteele@yahoo.com Click  here for more details regarding fees and sponsorship.
Breaking Down Barriers: A Forum on Re-Entry
I thank Charitee Rummage of theCook County Justice Advisory Council for sharing the following.
 You are cordially invited to attendBreaking Down Barriers: A Forumon Re-Entry. The programincludes presentations anddiscussions about how to reduce
recidivism, Cook County’s current 
policy initiatives regardingbarriers to reentry, and what changes need to be implementedin order to better serve the re-entering population, theirfamilies, and the community. Forthis forum, we are focusing on thewestern suburbs and the west side of Chicago. If there areorganizations or groups you feelshould attend this event, pleasegive us their contact information.Click  here to finish reading the invitation.
Bronzeville Family Fest  August 3, 2013 Details 

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