Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 11 Alert # 2 - November 12, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Nonprofits Hurt More by Bad Publicity Than For-Profits
Because they depend on the goodwill of donors and the public at large, nonprofit organizations caught up in scandal may experience greater damage to their reputations than do their for-profit counterparts, Crain's Cleveland Business reports.
Last week, two Cleveland-based nonprofits were engulfed by bad publicity: the director of the Cleveland Museum of Art resigned in connection with an extramarital affair with a museum employee who subsequently committed suicide; and a professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law sued the university and dean of the law school, alleging he was the victim of retaliation for informing university officials about the dean's alleged sexual harassment of women. Both organizations reacted swiftly to stem constituents' concerns, with the museum appointing trustee Fred Bidwell as interim director and announcing that a search for a new director would begin immediately, while Case Western Reserve stated unequivocally that its situation was "categorically not an instance of retaliation."
According to several nonprofit experts interviewed by Crain's, leadership and communications are key to weathering a public relations storm. "In these situations, there's usually an information vacuum, and the public, including donors and important segments of the community, are left to speculate.... [T]he best way to deal with that is get the information out," said Tom Andrzejewski, president of public relations agency Oppidan Group, Inc. "Second is to take the appropriate action [to] make sure the continuity of services is maintained." Lori Sheets, who heads the nonprofit practice at accounting firm Bober Markey Fedorovich, seconded that advice. If a nonprofit fails to react appropriately, she told Crain's, it risks losing donors, volunteers, and referrals. "I have seen it over the years, and I've seen the impact it has, especially on contributions and support for the agency. It takes a while to get it back to where it was."
"These nonprofits, they're really fragile," Stuart Mendel, who directs the Center for Nonprofit Policy & Practice at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, told Crain's. "Their whole ability to succeed is based on people's desire to trust them, and they have to appear that they know what they're doing," said Mendel. "There is a direct connection of the leadership and the perceived competency of the organization and its ability to raise money. If they didn't handle it right, their fundraising campaigns would be in jeopardy."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest, 11/5/13icon

New Web Portal Explains Affordable Care Act for People with HIV
News Park Forest recently reported that the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) launched a new web portal, “Obamacare & You,” designed to assist HIV-infected people in understanding potential health insurance changes that would result from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). KFF estimated that 25 percent of US HIV-infected people were uninsured and many more lacked adequate insurance. HIV-infected people would be among those most likely to benefit from ACA reforms that would remove annual and lifetime spending limits and prohibit insurance companies from denying health coverage because of pre-existing conditions. KFF also expected more low-income HIV-infected people to seek Medicaid assistance in states that chose to expand coverage.
“Obamacare & You” provided a variety of features to help HIV-infected persons navigate ACA: examples of how ACA could affect their insurance (“Find Your Story”); frequently asked questions; state-specific information about available plans and assistance, Medicaid options, Ryan White HIV/AIDS and AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, and resources; essential health benefits under ACA; downloadable worksheet to assist in gathering relevant information and selecting an appropriate plan; links to KFF’s health reform subsidy calculator; and other tools.
Gilead Sciences, Inc., funded the “Obamacare & You” web portal, which was part of the Greater Than AIDS public information initiative developed by the Black AIDS Institute and KFF. Find additional ACA consumer resources at http://www.kff.org/aca-consumer-resources/. KFF also provides factsheets on HIV/AIDS and HIV-infected people and ACA at http://www.kff.org/hivaids/. Find more information on Greater Than AIDS at http://www.greaterthan.org.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update e-mail, 11/6/13icon

AHRQ Awards to Transition to Payment Management System Subaccounts in FY 2014 and FY 2015: NOT-HS-14-002
This Guide Notice alerts Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) grantees that in accordance with new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) payment policies for grant awards, AHRQ will transition payment for grant awards to Payment Management System (PMS) subaccounts.   The transition will begin in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 and is expected to be completed by the end of FY 2015.
PMS subaccounts will be established for FY2014 awards that have new document numbers.  Implementation for non-competing continuation awards is expected to occur beginning in FY 2015 (10/1/2014).  This plan parallels the NIH plan for domestic awards (NOT-OD-13-120); AHRQ does not issue awards to foreign organizations, Federal institutions, Federal Fellows or Foreign Fellows.
Payments for AHRQ awards are currently made via pooled accounts in PMS, a centralized grants payment and cash management system operated by the Division of Payment Management (DPM) HHS.
From AHRQ e-mail, 11/6/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Clinical Research in the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of HIV-Related Heart, Lung, and Blood (HLB) Diseases in Adults and Children (R01): RFA-HL-14-023
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days before the application due date. Application: 1/8/14, 9/9/14, 1/8/15 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NHLBI intends to commit $7,600,000 in FY 2014 to fund an estimated 10 awards and $9,120,000 in FY 2015 to fund an estimated 12 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites clinical research project grant (R01) applications on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV-related heart, lung, and/or blood (HLB) diseases in adults and children. Proposed projects may utilize various approaches such as observational studies; quasi-experimental designs; and single-center, pilot trials. Whenever possible, investigators are strongly encouraged to leverage existing infrastructure such as clinical cohorts, biological specimens and imaging banks. The goal of this FOA is to address major scientific gaps in characterizing, preventing, diagnosing, or treating HIV-related HLB diseases and foster multi-disciplinary collaborations among investigators.   
CFDA: 93.233, 93.837, 93.838, 93.839 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-14-023.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information e-mail, 11/4/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, cardiovascular/heart disease, children's health

Enhancing the Capacity for Biomedical Research on Tuberculosis for HIV-infected Mothers and Children in India (R01): RFA-HD-14-025
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/27/13. Application: 12/27/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NICHD intends to commit a total of $1 million in FY 2014 to fund two to three awards.  The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. 
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: Cohort Research Units have been newly established in India through collaborations between the U.S. and Indian governments, investigators, and institutions in order to develop longitudinal cohorts of TB patients and their contacts (including patients with HIV and TB co-infection) and fundamental research laboratories.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to include HIV-infected and uninfected children and pregnant women with TB exposure, infection, or disease within these recently established programs in India.
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-14-025.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information e-mail, 11/4/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, children's health, women's health

Pilot Clinical Trials to Eliminate the Latent HIV Reservoir (U01): RFA-AI-13-055
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 2/7/14. Application: 3/7/14 by 5 PM local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $4 million in FY2015 to fund one to three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for support of pilot clinical trials to evaluate interventions aimed at the elimination of the HIV reservoir in HIV-infected adults who are on suppressive antiretroviral therapy.  It is expected that the trials will be fully integrated with laboratory-based analytical tools to detect and measure elimination of latently-infected cells both in blood and in tissue.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-13-055.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information e-mail, 11/4/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Sub-Saharan African Collaborative HIV and Cancer Consortia (U54): RFA-CA-13-010
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI), Fogarty International Center (FIC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/17/13. Application: 1/17/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The NCI will allocate $5 million and FIC $0.4 million in fiscal year 2014 to jointly fund approximately six to seven awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and  native Hawaiian serving institutions, Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), and state governments. The only foreign institutions eligible to apply are those located in sub-Saharan African countries.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote and facilitate research on HIV and cancer in Africa through collaborative efforts between investigators in United States (U.S.) and investigators in sub-Saharan African countries. The FOA solicits applications for Specialized Center Cooperative Agreements (U54) for research on HIV-associated cancers from research institutions in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa.  Each application is required to propose between two to four research projects that address high-priority questions relevant to the African country.  The proposed projects may range, as appropriate, from basic research to translational efforts as well as population and implementation studies. Clinical trials, however, will not be supported.  In addition, the proposed Consortium must include two mandatory cores; an Administrative/Coordinating Core and a Mentoring/Career Development Core.  Additional cores such as any technical shared resources cores may be included as appropriate for the needs of the projects.
CFDA: 93.393, 93.394, 93.395, 93.396, 93.399, 93.989
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-13-010.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information e-mail, 11/4/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, cancer research


Private Funding Opportunities

2014 Community Service Grants
SOURCE: Massage Therapy Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations must be classified as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code; have been in existence for at least one year in the state where the proposed services are to be provided; and currently provide some therapeutic or other service programs to the community.
PURPOSE: The Massage Therapy Foundation is accepting applications for its 2014 Community Service program, which is designed to promote working partnerships between the massage therapy profession and community-based organizations.
Community Service grants will be awarded to organizations that provide massage therapy to individuals who currently have little or no access to such services.
CONTACT: Gini Ohlson, executive director, (847) 905-1520, e-mail: gohlson@massagetherapyfoundation.org.  For more information see http://www.massagetherapyfoundation.org/community-service-grants/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Bulletin e-mail, 11/1/13icon
Subject(s) community health services

2014 Neuroscience Award
SOURCE: Gruber Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Established in 2004, the Neuroscience Prize provides an unrestricted cash award of $500,000, a gold medal inscribed with the recipient's name, and a citation describing the achievement for which the recipient is being honored.
ELIGIBILITY: Individuals from anywhere in the world who have conducted highly distinguished research in the field of the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system can be nominated.
PURPOSE: The Gruber Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2014 Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience, which honors scientists for major discoveries that have advanced the understanding of the nervous system.
Nominations for the Neuroscience Prize are invited annually and may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary neuroscience research and study.
CONTACT: The Gruber Foundation, (203) 432-6231, e-mail: nominations@gruber.yale.edu. For more information see http://gruber.yale.edu/neuroscience-prize-nomination-criteria
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Bulletin e-mail, 11/1/13icon
Subject(s) medical research

ALS Research Projects
SOURCE: ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants ranging from $100,000 to $1 million over one to three years will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: National and international nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The ALS Therapy Alliance was established in 2000 to facilitate ALS research projects and collaborations among a diverse group of scientists and clinicians at multiple institutions.
Today, ATA partners with corporations, biotech and pharmaceutical firms, manufacturers, and the media to create awareness and raise funds for ALS research through its annual Breakthrough ALS campaign. To date, more than $30 million has been raised to fund research for finding a cure for this devastating disease.
ATA is accepting applications from investigators for ALS research projects. Grants will be awarded to projects — including but not limited to basic, clinical, and translational research and clinical trials — related to a better understanding of or treatments for ALS.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://alstherapyalliance.org/index.php/research/grant-submission-process.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Bulletin e-mail, 11/1/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, mental health

Beez Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer Seeks Grant Proposals
SOURCE: Beez Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/6/14.
$ AVAILABLE: A total of $25,000 in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 will be awarded.
No grant money for salaries will be considered.
ELIGIBILITY: The foundation accepts for review all grant applications submitted by accredited researchers, medical facilities, research institutions, or patient-service programs that specifically address pediatric brain cancer issues, research, public education, or patient services.
PURPOSE: The Beez Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer works to cure brain cancer through research, public awareness, and related support activities for pediatric cancer treatment. The primary goal of the foundation is to identify and target key areas in the field of children's brain cancer research and patient services that are presently underfunded.
Grants are provided for:
1) Brain cancer research projects or studies designed to help advance the treatment, cure, outcome, and etiology of pediatric brain cancer. The foundation's particular interest is in the initial funding of projects that are likely to generate data that can be used in larger-scale projects or studies. International applicants will be considered for research funding.
2) Patient services that are focused on making the lives of children with cancer and their families a little easier, with emphasis on pediatric cancer-related requests. Preference will be given to organizations in areas where the funds were raised (predominantly the Mid-Atlantic region).
3) Educational tools designed to raise awareness of brain cancer and increase knowledge of patient treatment or options. Preference will be given to organizations in areas where the funds were raised (predominantly the Mid-Atlantic region).
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.beezfoundation.org/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Bulletin e-mail, 11/1/13icon
Subject(s) cancer research, cancer education/prevention, children's health

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inviting Letters of Intent for Clinical Research Awards
SOURCE: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent: 12/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $100,000 per year (plus 8 percent indirect costs) for a maximum of three years may be requested for single-center clinical research grants. For multicenter clinical research, the potential award is up to $225,000 per year (plus 8 percent indirect costs) for a maximum of three years. For trials exceeding these limitations, please contact Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics before submission.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must demonstrate access to a sufficient number of CF patients from CF Foundation-accredited care centers and to appropriate controls.
PURPOSE: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc., the nonprofit drug discovery and development affiliate of the CF Foundation, offers competitive awards to support clinical research projects directly related to cystic fibrosis treatment and care.
The awards program supports projects that address diagnostic or therapeutic methods related to CF or the pathophysiology of CF.
CONTACT: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc., Grants and Contracts Office, (301) 951-4422, e-mail: CFFTAwards@cfftherapeutics.org. For more information see http://www.cff.org/research/ForResearchers/FundingOpportunities/ClinicalResearchAwards/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Bulletin e-mail, 11/1/13icon
Subject(s) medical research

New Careers in Nursing Program
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/9/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Funds supporting up to four hundred scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to selected schools of nursing for a one-year period. A school of nursing may apply for between five and thirty scholarships per year, to be awarded to students from underrepresented groups in nursing or who are economically disadvantaged. Preference will be given to schools able to demonstrate that the availability of scholarship funds will expand enrollment in accelerated nursing programs.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicant institutions must offer an entry-level accelerated baccalaureate nursing program or master's nursing program for non-nursing college graduates and be accredited by a nursing accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Careers in Nursing initiative aims to alleviate the nursing shortage in the United States and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Through grants to schools of nursing, the program will provide scholarships to college graduates without nursing degrees who are enrolled in accelerated baccalaureate and master's nursing programs.
The program has a two-fold purpose: to increase the numbers of nurses, and to address diversity among nursing professionals. Given the need to increase the numbers of nurses, successful applicant organizations must demonstrate that additional resources will be used to leverage internal and external resources to expand or increase diversity in their professional nursing programs. Applications should address the applicant organization's past achievements and future plans to recruit and retain a diverse student body.
CONTACT: Vernell DeWitty, (202) 463-6930, e-mail: vdewitty@aacn.nche.edu. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/new-careers-in-nursing.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Bulletin e-mail, 11/1/13icon
Subject(s) nursing, health professions training

Pediatric Research Projects
SOURCE: Gerber Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Concept Papers due 12/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: In 2012, the foundation awarded grants of up to $290,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply. In addition, organizations must be determined not to be private foundations under Internal Revenue Code Section 509. No grants are made to individuals.
PURPOSE: The mission of the Gerber Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of infants and young children. To that end, the foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects designed to make a significant impact on issues affecting infants and young children from birth to three years of age.
The foundation awards grants for research projects focused on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition, and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. Projects may address etiologic mechanisms of disease; new, improved, or less invasive diagnostic procedures; reduction or elimination of side effects; alleviation of symptoms; new, improved, or less invasive therapies or treatments; dosage or dosing requirements or mechanisms for drugs, nutrient supplementation, or other therapeutic measures (under or overdosing); and preventative measures.
Priority will be given to projects offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of diseases and those with broad applicability to the general population on a regional or national level.
CONTACT: The Gerber Foundation, (231) 924-3175, e-mail: tgf@ncresa.org. For more infoirmation see http://www.gerberfoundation.org/   
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Bulletin e-mail, 11/1/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, health promotion/wellness, nutrition/food services


Events

Grant Writing Certificate Program
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: November 18-22, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The Grant Writing Certificate Program provides an intensive opportunity to acquire the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive grant writing environment. Instructor Jack Smith is an accomplished grant writer with an easygoing style who packs each day with a vast amount of content and expertise. In addition, you’ll receive an extensive package of materials to use both during the week and for future grant writing projects.
The Grant Writing Certificate Program is a hands-on workshop, not just a series of lectures. Class size is intentionally small in order to provide personalized attention while you build a real, usable work product.
This certificate program is composed of four sessions held over five days for a total of 30 contact hours (3.0 CEUs):
* Introduction to Grant Writing (6 hours)
* Hands-on Grant-Writing Workshop (12 hours)
* Grant Research: Targeting Funds for Nonprofits Online (6 hours)
* Coordinating Grant Writing with Development (6 hours)
Grant writing techniques and processes are in a transitional stage. Grant Writers need to stay on top of the latest trends that include more online grant applications, requirements for better-designed evaluations and new social policies that determine grant opportunities. Participants that have completed our Grant Writing Certificate Program will have increased his/her chances of winning competitive grants through a better understanding of the entire grant process.
A laptop computer is required for 3 days of the program and familiarity with the personal computer environment is highly recommended as a prerequisite for this program.
COST: $450 TANO Members / $650 Non Members
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From CCBNO ACC e-mail, 11/5/13icon

Mother Goose Got Punk’d
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: December 3, 6 to 7:30 pm.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Visual storytelling has the power to move public policy, influence the direction of war, and alter the course of civil society. During this presentation, Aaron Bramley, co-founder of Lights. Camera. Help. Film Festival, will explain ways to turn video into great visual storytelling so you can raise funds, build community, recruit volunteers, and incite action. With examples and behind-the-scenes insight, his talk will cover the strategic decisions and real-world how-to’s that go into creating compelling visual stories.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
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The Board’s Role in Fundraising
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: December 4, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Board members often fear fundraising. This workshop helps members understand their special role in all stages of fundraising so that the full board can carry out its responsibility to raise funds for the organization. It presents strategies and techniques that help members — including those reluctant to ask potential donors for contributions — do as much as possible to help raise money. Fundraising is not an easy task, but it is a primary responsibility of every board of directors.
We recommend you come as an organizational team, your organization’s Executive Director attend or Board Leaders if possible. While these organization members are not required to attend, it would have a greater impact on your organization and board.
COST: $30.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
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Two Day Strategic Grant Workshop
SPONSOR:  Institute for Strategic Funding Development
WHEN: November 18-19, 8:30 am to 5 pm.
WHERE: St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: To teach individual and groups a comprehensive overview of effective grant development techniques, including: finding best fit funding sources, creating innovative programs, & planning for funding sustainability.
COST: $498.
CONTACT: Institute for Strategic Funding Development, (877) 414-8991, e-mail: info@isfdonline.com.
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