Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 12 Alert # 2 - December 10, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Proposed IRS Rules to Limit Political Activity by Social Welfare Organizations
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have proposed new rules for social welfare organizations under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that could affect secretive groups engaged in political activities while claiming to promote social welfare.
The proposed guidance would amend IRS regulations to exclude "candidate-related political activity" from allowable activities for social welfare organizations. That includes communications which advocate for a clearly identified political candidate or candidates of a political party, those made within sixty days of a general election (or thirty days of a primary election) that identify a candidate or party, or those that involve expenditures that must be reported to the Federal Election Commission; contributions that must be reported under campaign finance law or grants made to section 527 political organizations and other tax-exempt groups that conduct candidate-related political activities; voter registration and "get-out-the-vote" drives; distribution of material prepared by or on behalf of a candidate or a section 527 political group; preparation or distribution of voter guides that refer to candidates; and holding an event within sixty days of a general election (or thirty days of a primary election) at which a candidate appears as part of the program.
The proposed guidance also seeks initial comments on other aspects of the qualification requirements, including what proportion of a 501(c)(4) organization's activities must promote social welfare.
Under current rules, promoting social welfare can include some political activity as well as unlimited lobbying. Large political nonprofits such as Americans for Prosperity, which is backed by conservative philanthropists Charles and David Koch, have taken advantage of the provision to make significant investments in political ads and efforts on behalf of specific candidates and issues. Administration officials described the new proposal as a response to complaints — including objections from the Treasury's own inspector general following accusations by Tea Party groups of IRS harassment last spring — that the existing regulations were too vague, leading to inconsistent and arbitrary enforcement, the New York Times reports.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 12/3/13icon

Study Finds Majority of Household Giving Goes to Groups with Religious Ties
Nearly three-quarters, or 73 percent, of household donations to charities are made to congregations or religiously identified organizations, a study conducted by Jumpstart and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds.
According to "Connected to Give: Faith Communities" contributions of cash, assets, and goods or property to religious congregations account for 41 percent of household giving in dollar terms, while 32 percent of household donations go to religiously identified organizations (RIOs) such as Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army, World Vision, and Jewish federations. The report also found that Americans are as likely to give to organizations with religious ties (53 percent) as to those without (55 percent).
The study examined three factors that influence whether a person donates to a specific organization — organizational mission, whether the organization is religiously identified, and the donor's religious or spiritual orientation — and found that giving to religiously identified groups plays a larger role in some subsectors than in others. For example, 66 percent of donors to basic human needs organizations give at least in part to RIOs working in that area, while only 42 percent of donors to environmental causes do so.
The report provides breakdowns by age, household income, motivation, and purpose of giving across the five largest religious groups in the United States — Black Protestant, Evangelical Protestant, Jewish, Mainline Protestant, and Roman Catholic — as well as Americans not affiliated with a religious tradition. The study found no statistically significant difference in rates of giving by religious affiliation, except that Jewish donors gave at lower rates to a congregation. The study also found that rates of giving to RIOs were similar across age groups, while giving to congregations and non-RIOs increased with age; and that 55 percent of Americans were driven to give through their commitment to their religious affiliation.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 12/3/13icon

Three Updated Fact Sheets Were Recently Added to CDC HIV Website
Updated Fact Sheet: HIV in the United States
More than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection, and almost one in six are unaware of their infection. See the updated fact sheet at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/statistics/basics/ataglance.html
Updated Fact Sheet: HIV among Latinos
HIV infection is a serious threat to the health of the Hispanic/Latino community. In 2010, Hispanics/Latinos accounted for over one-fifth (21 percent or 9,800) of all new HIV infections in the United States and six dependent areas, despite representing about 16 percent of the total US population. See the updated fact sheet at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/racialethnic/hispaniclatinos/facts/index.html
Updated Fact Sheet: HIV among Transgender People in the United States
Transgender communities in the United States are among the groups at highest risk for HIV infection. The term gender identity refers to a person’s basic sense of self, and transgender refers to people whose gender identity does not conform to a binary classification of gender based on biological sex, external genitalia, or their sex assigned at birth. See the updated fact sheet at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/transgender/index.html
From CDC e-mail, 12/4/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Advances in Patient Safety through Simulation Research (R18): PA-14-004
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/25, 5/25, 9/25. Expires 9/26/16.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the number, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.
ELIGIBILITY: Public or nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization; unit of local or state government; eligible agency of the federal government; Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized); Indian/Native American tribal government (other than federally recognized); and Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations.
PURPOSE: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is interested in funding a diverse set of projects that develop, test and evaluate various simulation approaches for the purpose of improving the safe delivery of health care. Simulation in health care serves multiple purposes. As a training technique, it exposes individuals and teams to realistic clinical challenges through the use of mannequins, task trainers, virtual reality, standardized patients or other forms, and allows participants to experience in real-time the consequences of their decisions and actions. The principal advantage of simulation is that it provides a safe environment for health care practitioners to acquire valuable experience without putting patients at risk. Simulation also can be used as a test-bed to improve clinical processes and to identify failure modes or other areas of concern in new procedures and technologies that might otherwise be unanticipated and serve as threats to patient safety. Yet another application of simulation focuses on the establishment of valid and reliable measures of clinical performance competency and their potential use for credentialing and certification purposes. Applications that address a variety of simulation techniques, clinical settings, provider groups, priority populations, patient conditions, and threats to safety are welcomed.
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-004.html
From AHRQ e-mail, 11/22/13icon
Subject(s) health care services, health policy research

Deliberative Approaches: Patient and Consumer Input for Implementing Evidence-Based Health Care (R21): RFA-HS-14-007
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/6/14. Application: 2/7/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: AHRQ intends to fund up to five awards, for a total of $1.0 million for fiscal year 2014. Future year amounts will depend on availability of funds.
ELIGIBILITY: Public or nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization; unit of local or state government; eligible agency of the federal government; Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized); Indian/Native American tribal government (other than federally recognized); and Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations.
PURPOSE: Deliberative methods offer means to gain insight into patient and public views that can inform and improve clinical, program, and policy decisions in health care. The purpose of this FOA is to use deliberative methods to understand and clarify important public or patient values and concerns that affect the implementation of specific interventions, programs or policies to improve health care or research.
The input gained through the proposed project must be for the purpose of informing specific activities of the applicant or an organization collaborating with the applicant as part of this project. The applicant or partner organization will have identified and proposed the deliberative question and committed to using the findings from this activity in a way that will contribute to its implementation of patient centered, evidence-based care or development of programs or policies to improve care or research. The deliberative activities proposed under this project must contribute to that effort, in a specific clinical setting or by directly contributing to the development or improvement of a specific policy or program.
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-14-007.html
From AHRQ e-mail, 12/2/13icon
Subject(s) health care services, health policy research

Disaster Mental Health Research Intervention Center (P60): RFA-MH-14-090
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/3/14. Application: 2/3/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund one award, corresponding to a total of $250,000 in direct costs (phase I), for fiscal year 2014. 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: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) announces a unique opportunity for investigators to utilize diverse but related infrastructure, technology, human, and material resources to plan and implement multiple research projects directed toward improving mental health response to disasters and other emergency events.
This initiative seeks to leverage the existing disaster mental health response infrastructure and workforce to study the integration of evidence-based and promising interventions into current mental health response to disasters. A flexible funding mechanism will allow for pre-planning (in advance of large scale emergencies) between researchers and disaster response providers to develop rigorous intervention and services research studies.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-14-090.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 12/6/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, health care facilities, medical research

Patient Safety Learning Laboratories: Innovative Design and Development to Improve Healthcare Delivery Systems (P30): RFA-HS-14-005
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/7/14. Application: 2/7/14.
$ AVAILABLE: AHRQ intends to fund approximately five awards, for up to $1,000,000 total costs (including direct and indirect costs) per award, for fiscal year (FY) 2014. Future year amounts are planned, but will depend on annual appropriations.
ELIGIBILITY: Public or nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization; unit of local or state government; eligible agency of the federal government; Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized); Indian/Native American tribal government (other than federally recognized); and Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations.
PURPOSE: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) funds research leading to patient safety improvements in all settings and systems of care delivery. While many researchers have endorsed a systems model as a way of thinking about entrenched patient safety problems, there has been a scarcity of programmatic activity that actually engages in new design and systems engineering effort, and that is focused on more than singular patient safety concerns.
This P30 FOA calls for the creation and utilization of Patient Safety Learning Laboratories. These learning laboratories are places and professional networks where interrelated threats to patient safety can be identified, where multidisciplinary teams generate new ways of thinking with respect to the threats, and where environments are established conducive to brainstorming and rapid prototyping techniques that stimulate further thinking. Learning laboratories further enable multiple develop-test-revise iterations of promising design features and subsystems of the sort that can be found in larger-scale engineering projects. Once the separate projects or systems are developed, integrated, and implemented as an overall working system, the ultimate function of the learning laboratory is to evaluate the system in a realistic simulated or clinical setting with its full complement of facility design, equipment, people (patients, family members, and providers), new procedures and workflow, and organizational contextual features, as appropriate.
Under this FOA, applicants will select two to four interrelated patient safety areas as projects for which new and innovative design approaches are needed. While applicants will select the areas of patient safety focus they consider of high significance, a flexible methodology – problem analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation – is provided that parallels the system development process to give an underlying structure to the four-year level of effort.
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-14-005.html
From AHRQ e-mail, 12/2/13icon
Subject(s) health care services, health policy research

Redefining Pulmonary Hypertension through Pulmonary Vascular Disease Phenomics: Clinical Centers (CC) (U01): RFA-HL-14-027
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/29/13. Application: 1/29/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NHLBI intends to commit $1,170,000 (total costs) for fiscal year 2014 to fund up to five clinical centers.
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: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to participate in a new NHLBI Pulmonary Vascular Disease Phenomics Program (hereafter referred to as "PVDOMICS"). Teams of investigators will perform comprehensive, deep phenotyping across the current World Health Organization (WHO)-classified pulmonary hypertension (PH) clinical Groups 1 through 5 (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pah/types.html). This program will consist of up to five clinical centers (CCs) and one data coordinating center (DCC). This FOA solicits applications for CCs and runs in parallel with a separate FOA that solicits applications for the DCC (see RFA-HL-14-030).
CFDA: 93.838
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-14-027.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 12/6/13icon
Subject(s) cardiovascular/heart disease, health care facilities, technology

Redefining Pulmonary Hypertension through Pulmonary Vascular Disease Phenomics: Data Coordinating Center (DCC) (U01): RFA-HL-14-030
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/29/13. Application: 1/29/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NHLBI intends to commit $429,000 (total costs) in FY14 in order to fund one DCC.
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: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to participate in a new NHLBI Pulmonary Vascular Disease Phenomics Program (hereafter referred to as "PVDOMICS"). Teams of investigators will perform comprehensive, deep phenotyping across the current World Health Organization (WHO)-classified pulmonary hypertension (PH) clinical Groups 1 through 5 (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pah/types.html), which will lead to novel subclassifications of patients with pulmonary vascular-right ventricular disease, based on molecular and radiographic as well as clinical characteristics, which can be associated with specific molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis. This research is intended to lead to identification of both endophenotypes of lung vascular disease and biomarkers of disease that may be useful for early diagnosis or for assessment of interventions to prevent or treat this condition. This FOA solicits applications for the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) and runs in parallel with a separate FOA that solicits applications for the Clinical Centers (CCs) (RFA HL-14-027).
CFDA: 93.838
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-14-030.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 12/6/13icon
Subject(s) cardiovascular/heart disease, health care facilities, technology

Secondary Analyses of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging (R03): RFA-AG-14-008
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/3/14. Application: 2/3/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $1,000,000 in FY 2014 to support approximately six to eight 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: The purpose of this announcement is to solicit R03 applications for up to two years for secondary analysis of data on aging in the areas of psychology, social epidemiology, economics, sociology, and demography.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-14-008.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 12/6/13icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Invites Applications for Research in Education Grants
SOURCE: Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The Research in Education grant is a two-year, $100,000 award for anesthesiologists who have completed their clinical anesthesia training and have academic faculty appointments. During the two years, the recipient must devote a minimum commitment equivalent to 4.8 calendar person months — 40 percent of the principal investigator’s full-time appointment — to research and career development activities directly related to the FAER-funded project. The remaining 60 percent effort can be divided among clinical and teaching activities only if these activities are consistent with the recipient’s development into an independent anesthesiologist education researcher.
ELIGIBILITY: At the time of the award, applicants must be U citizens of the United States, permanent U.S. residents, or holders of the H-1 or O-1 visa with a minimum of three years remaining. Applicants also must be graduate physicians with an unexpired, permanent, unconditional, and unrestricted license to practice medicine or osteopathy in at least one state or jurisdiction of the United States; a graduate of an ACGME-accredited anesthesiology residency program; certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology or in the examination system; and an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
PURPOSE: Through the Research in Education Grant program, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research aims to advance the careers and knowledge of anesthesiologists interested in improving the concepts, methods, and educational techniques in the field anesthesiology. The program is focused on developing innovative approaches for anesthesia education.
CONTACT: Jody Clikeman, (507) 266-6866, e-mail: JodyClikeman@faer.org. For more information see http://faer.org/research-grants/research-in-education-grant/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 11/22/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, health policy research

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming - Junior Investigators
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: RWJF will award up to nine Junior Investigator grants of up to $100,000 for a 24-month period.
Of the nine Junior Investigator grants awarded in this funding round, up to two grants will be designated for Public Health Law Research (PHLR)-New Connections awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The New Connections program provides support and training to Junior Investigators to address priorities related to RWJF’s program areas: Childhood Obesity, Coverage, Human Capital, Pioneer, Public Health, Quality/Equality and Vulnerable Populations. This round of New Connections funding will focus on research projects addressing health disparities.
CONTACT: Please see URL for complete contact information. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/new-connections--junior-investigator-programs.html?cid=XEM_A7766
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation e-mail, 12/4/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, health disparities, health policy research

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming - Midcareer Consultants
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: RWJF will award up to two Midcareer Consultant grants of up to $100,000 for a 12-month period.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The New Connections program provides support and training to Midcareer Consultants to address priorities related to RWJF’s program areas: Childhood Obesity, Coverage, Human Capital, Pioneer, Public Health, Quality/Equality and Vulnerable Populations. This round of New Connections funding will focus on projects addressing health disparities.
CONTACT: Howard M. Walters, (215) 732-2200 ext. 276, e-mail: info@rwjf-newconnections.org. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/new-connections-midcareer-consultants-2013-cfp.html?cid=XEM_A7766
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation e-mail, 12/4/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, health disparities, health policy research

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/28/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars will be selected. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will fully fund up to 10 positions. The Foundation and VA will jointly fund 10 additional positions through VA Medical Centers affiliated with the participating universities. The first year scholar RWJF stipend is $69,500 with an increase the second year. VA stipends, in some cases, will be higher. Financial support is available at each university for expenses associated with all scholars’ tuition, research, and travel.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program, physicians must: be committed to a career in academic medicine, public health, health policy or another career congruent with the program’s purposes and priorities of developing physician leaders and skilled researchers; be highly regarded by those responsible for their clinical training; complete the clinical requirements of their residency training by the date of entry into the program (except for surgeons); and be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories at the time of application.
Both MDs and DOs are eligible to apply. We will not consider applicants whose stipends will be supported or supplemented by other sources with the exception of active duty military physicians. RWJF and the VA make all funding decisions.
Consistent with RWJF values, this program embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, age and disadvantaged socioeconomic status. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will help us expand the perspectives and experiences we bring to our work. We believe that the more we include diverse perspectives and experiences in our work, the better able we are to help all Americans live healthier lives and get the care they need. We encourage applications from diverse clinical backgrounds.
PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are collaborating to foster the development of physicians who will lead the transformation of Americans’ health and health care through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program. These future leaders will conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners, and policy-makers to address issues essential to the health and well-being of all Americans.
CONTACT: Kristin Siebenaler, (919) 843-1351, e-mail: rwjcsp_admin@med.unc.edu. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/rwjf-clinical-scholars-program.html?cid=XEM_A7704
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation e-mail, 11/26/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training


Events

Getting Your Share of 40 Trillion Dollars
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: December 17, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Estimates of the much anticipated ‘wealth transfer’ in this country have been a topic of conversation in the nonprofit and financial worlds for years–and the numbers are staggering. By the year 2055 some $41 trillion will change hands as Americans pass their accumulated assets from one generation to the next. Is there a way to prepare for this phenomenon that will enhance the potential for personal satisfaction on the part of wealth holders–and benefit the community as a whole?,” says the Center for Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College. As a fundraising professional, you are “missing the boat” if you don’t have a gift planning program in place. “The ‘boomers’ are in their twilight years, the time when they can determine their legacy. They have the net worth to contribute mightily to nonprofits of all sizes. The question is: do you know how to get your fair share, or are you leaving money on the table by not creating a gift planning program?”
COST: $20.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 12/6/13icon

Give Yourself a Gift First this Holiday Season
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: December 18, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Do you dread certain parts of the holidays? Is there someone in your family or someone that you encounter during the holidays that you find difficult to relate to?
Clear communication is key to the success of all endeavors and listening well, especially in times of conflict and stress, is the most neglected aspect of peaceful communication.
In this workshop you will learn “how” to listen, especially to those you find challenging, while being connected to the joyful holiday spirit that is this season.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 12/6/13icon

Effective Grant Writing
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: January 15, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: A one-day complete “nuts and bolts” guide to grant proposal development and management of critical proposal development processes. Participants will develop a detailed outline of a full grant proposal and develop logical and compelling narrative and spreadsheets in the challenging sections of needs assessments, objectives, evaluation and budget. Participants will also develop strategies for researching, cultivating, communicating, and building partnerships with foundation, corporation, and government funders.
Additionally, the workshop will cover “important yet rarely-discussed” topics such as writing and editing styles, expectations and measurement of a successful grant writing program, the relationship of grants to overall organizational fundraising, the role of management and volunteer leadership in grant-development initiatives, and organizational team-building to support grant proposal development. Comprehensive handouts and online resources are provided.
This workshop has been highly rated as effective for both the beginner and advanced grant-writer, because of the unique perspectives provided by the presenter.
COST: $99.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 12/6/13icon


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