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June 14, 2013 Ci
Volume 9, Issue 4
In This Issue
Funding Sources Page 1 Nonprofit Management Page 2 Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Webinars Page 2 Connecting to communities online since 2003 Small Business Development Page 3 Please Forward… Recommended Reading Page 3 Job Exchange http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Outlook-for-HiringPay/126545/ Page 4 Capacity Building Blocks Page 4 Policy and Advocacy Page 4
In the Loop
I got the following information from grants.gov. I can provide a technical review, or package the proposal. For further information, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Grants.gov Postings 6-11-13
Philanthropic News Digest Welcome!
Welcome to In the Loop, an assortment of e-mails 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 email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Valerie F. Leonard, Editor
The following announcements are from the Philanthropic News Digest. NBCUniversal Foundation Invites Applications for 21st Century Solutions Initiative Grants totaling $1.2 million will be awarded to nonprofits working to address community challenges in ten metro areas across the country... Hadassah Foundation Seeks Applications for Projects Benefiting LowIncome Israeli Women Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to support social change projects that help low-income women in Israel achieve economic security.... Multi-Arts Production Fund Invites Letters of Inquiry for Performance Work Embodying Spirit of Exploration The MAP Fund will provide grants of up to $45,000 to nonprofit arts organizations working on projects that examine notions of cultural difference or "the other," and include a live performance....
Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Webinars Nonprofit Management
A number of nonprofits will have their fiscal year end on June 30, 2013. Please review the handouts from an Ask the Expert Webinar, as well as my nonprofit compliance checklist as you prepare for your state and federal filings. Click here
Stupid Things Nonprofit Marketers Can Stop Doing Hey, you! Yeah, you! Stop doing that.
I got the following information from Kivi Leroux Miller. Free Webinar Presented Live on Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern (12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Central) Can’t make this time? No worries! You'll get access to the recording for two weeks after the live event when you register now. More
How to Successfully Invest in Charter School Bonds
I got the following information from the Bond Buyer. In their relatively short lifetime, charter school financings have spent significant time in the municipal market’s spotlight, as they exist at the intersection of the nation’s quest for more effective elementary education models, and investors’ chase for incremental income in a low-interestrate environment. Click here to download the webinar on demand.
Nonprofit Employers and Health Care Reform: What You Need to Know Now!
We admit that we tried to wrap it up and tie a bow on it, but we couldn’t figure out how to share what nonprofits need to know about the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) in a way that creates excitement. Instead we’re resorting to the time-tested theory of riskavoidance: If there’s a risk of monetary penalties, most people pay attention! More
The Health Care Law Health Insurance Marketplace 101
Free webinar from the Department of Health and Human Services June 19 at 12:30 pm Eastern (11:30 am CST) Join this webinar to learn about the main provisions in the Affordable Care Act and how to access care in your community. Topics include the Health Insurance Marketplace, how to enroll in health insurance, and how to receive updates on implementation of the law. A brief question and answer session will provide answers to commonly asked questions. More
Make Your Product Donation of Tech Soup by June 30, 2013.
Register your nonprofit, charity, or library to take full advantage of donated and discounted software, hardware, and services — more than 400 programs from more than 50 donor partners! More
Improving Parenting Skills: New Tools in PerformWell
Please register for this meeting. Learn what successful performance management looks like in the field of early childhood parenting, and how to improve your program – or funding of such programs – by taking a page from the playbooks of a practitioner whose organization doubled its donor base, a funder that is a leader in developing state-level data systems for federal programs, and a researcher whose organization provides technical assistance in early childhood parenting to agencies across the country. In the Loop Connecting to communities online since 2003 Please Forward… Page 2
Small Business Development
The Small Business Quarterly Bulletin, First Quarter 2012
I got the following e-mail from the SBA The Small Business Quarterly Bulletin, First Quarter 2012 shows small businesses across America trending up, along with the economy as a whole. To view this Small Business Quarterly Bulletin in its entirety, go to http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/files/SBQB_2013q1.pdf Should you need further information, please feel free to contact Brian Headd at (202) 205-6533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preventing School Violence: A Sustainable Approach
When it comes to protecting students from violence, it’s not enough to focus only on security measures, such as hiring security guards, locking doors, or developing emergency plans... More
Why You Should Give Before You Get
I have a motto in business and life, “give before you get.” It’s a philosophy, really. And it applies to business relationships & networking as much as it does to remuneration in the workplace. More
Help Those Who Have Helped You
"On that day King Ahasuerus gave Queen Esther the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews. And Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had told how he was related to her..." More
Procrastinating, or practicing good timing?
You have a decision to make. But you just aren't sure about it. So you put it off. Sometimes that's a wise move, because the timing isn't right. More
In the Loop Connecting to communities online since 2003 Please Forward…
Policy and Advocacy
What About Edward Snowden?
From time to time I receive job leads and resumes from clients, colleagues and elected officials. I have posted them all in my Job Exchange bulletin board at http://valeriefleonard.com/TheJob Exchange/
I thank Rey Lopez-Calderon, Executive Director of Common Cause Illinois for sharing Robert Reich's Facebook status. Click here
Why Senator Bernie Sanders Doesn't Care About Edward Snowden
Here is a recent Facebook post from Senator Bernie Sanders.
Capacity Building Blocks
Nonprofit Quarterly's Editor's Note: A serious Risk to Democratic Rights – Are You Paying Attention?
I got this from the Nonprofit Quarterly. The last thirty days or so have been a news month we will not soon forget. On the national level came the IRS scandal, the wiretapping of journalists, and revelations about NSA “data mining”. It’s hard for an activist to keep up! More
Capacity Building Blocks is a 10-part series of workshops for nonprofit practitioners. The workshops are held on the client site, or mutually-agreed upon location. The interactive workshops provide a balance of instruction, case studies and group activities designed to help participants strengthen their organization’s infrastructure, and position it for long term sustainability. Participants will learn how to develop effective boards discern the differences and similarities between strategic plans and business plans, and when it is most appropriate to use each develop and implement program evaluation plans write effective funding proposals for private foundations, technology and government submittals develop budgets that support the overall mission of your organization and programs effectively communicate your organization’s mission, goals and accomplishments to enhance accountability comply with state and federal government regulations as they relate to nonprofits
Check Out Policy on the Ground
I publish Policy on the Ground to provide information and analyses of current policies on our everyday lives. Click here to visit the blog.
Lawndale Residents: Grade Your Elected Officials
The Lawndale Alliance is asking North Lawndale residents to grade their elected officials. We will publish results when we receive a critical mass of responses. Click here
Town Hall Meeting on Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
I thank Otis Monroe, CEO of the Monroe Foundation, for sharing this. Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 6:00-8:00pm MOPD Field Office; 2102 W. Ogden Avenue Sign language interpreters will be provided. To confirm your attendance or request an accommodation other than sign language interpreters, please contact Judy Palencia at (312) 744-7050, (312) 7444964 (TTY) or email@example.com by Friday, June 21st.
Catch me if you can: In the Loop Connecting to communities online since 2003 Please Forward… Page 4
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