Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 7 Alert # 1 - July 2, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

New National Report Finds Outlook for Children Living in Poverty Improved in 2011
While the national child poverty rate increased between 2005 and 2011, American children benefited toward the end of that period from an improved outlook in the areas of education and health, a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds.
According to the foundation's annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, the teen birth rate fell 15 percent, to an historic low, between 2005 and 2011; the rate of high school students not graduating in four years dropped almost 20 percent, as did the teen death rate; and the rate of children without health insurance fell some 30 percent.
Facts from the report include:
* Children living in poverty increased by 3 million compared to 2005.
* There were more than 29 million children living in households spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing. This is a minor improvement from 2010 but was still about 2 million more than in 2005.
* The number of children whose parents lacked full-time, year-round employment in 2011 was nearly 20 percent higher than in 2008.
For the first time in its 24-year history, the Data Book looked at how multiracial children were faring and found that while deep disparities persisted for African-American, Latino, and American-Indian children relative to their white and Asian and Pacific Islander counterparts, multiracial kids were generally better off than or faring as well as children in the overall population, with a few exceptions. For example, more multiracial children (42 percent) found themselves in single-parent families compared to the general population (35 percent), while 37 percent of multiracial kids had parents without full-time, year-round employment, compared to 32 percent of kids in the general population.
At the state level, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts ranked highest for overall child well-being, while Nevada, Mississippi, and New Mexico ranked lowest; it is the first time since the Data Book was launched that Mississippi has not been at the bottom of the rankings. The report also found improvements in math proficiency in forty-six states and the District of Columbia, although a considerable gap persisted between Massachusetts, with 49 percent of its eighth-graders not proficient in the subject, and Mississippi, where 81 percent of eighth-graders are not proficient.
"The progress we're seeing in child health and education is encouraging, but the economic data clearly speak to the considerable challenges we still face," said Laura Speer, the foundation's associate director for policy reform and data. "We need to do better .”
See the complete report at http://www.aecf.org/KnowledgeCenter/Publications.aspx?pubguid={68E8B294-EDCD-444D-85E4-D1C1576830FF}
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 6/27/13icon

New Recommendations for Hepatitis C Screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently issued its final recommendations for screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The USPSTF recommends screening for HCV infection in persons at high risk for infection, and recommends offering one-time screening for HCV infection to adults born between 1945 and 1965.
To learn more about this new recommendation, visit the USPTF web site at http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshepc.htm.
From Department of State Health Services (DSHS) HIV/STD Insider Update e-mail, 6/26/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Disseminating Patient Centered Outcomes Research To Improve Healthcare Delivery (R18): RFA-HS-14-003
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 8/26/13. Application: 9/27/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: AHRQ intends to fund four to eight awards, at a total of $4 million total costs per year for the four year duration of this initiative.
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 and other than federally recognized); and Indian/Native American tribally designated organization.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this FOA is to disseminate and implement existing evidence for improving the quality of health care delivery. Applicants are required to demonstrate the ability and commitment to leverage the capacities of existing broad-based networks of providers and other key stakeholders in their dissemination and implementation activities.
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-14-003.html
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality e-mail, 6/25/13icon
Subject(s) health policy research

Eradication of HIV-1 from CNS Reservoirs: Implications for Therapeutics (R01): RFA-MH-14-170
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 8/17/13. Application: 9/17/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to commit approximately $1,500,000 in FY 2014 to fund three to five awards in response to this FOA and the companion R21 FOA. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
NIAID intends to commit approximately $250,000 in FY 2014 to contribute funding towards awards in response to this FOA.
NIDA intends to commit approximately $2,000,000 in FY2014 to fund four to six awards in response to this FOA and companion R21 FOA.
NINDS intends to commit approximately $1,500,000 in FY 2014 to fund three to five awards in response to this FOA and the companion R21 FOA.
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 FOA will support innovative research in five areas: (1) basic research to identify and characterize persistent HIV-1 in CNS derived cells such as macrophages, microglia, and/or astrocytes in the setting of suppressive anti-retroviral therapy, with or without substance use; (2) basic research to determine the mechanisms involved in the temporal establishment, maintenance, and resurgence of persistent HIV-1 in CNS in relationship to the timing of antiretroviral therapy; (3) development of physiologically relevant animal models and CNS-based cellular assays that recapitulate HIV-1 persistence and latency in the presence of effective HAART including effects of chronic substance use; (4) assessment of current and emerging eradication approaches on whether and/or how well they have successfully reactivated persistent HIV from CNS-derived cells such as macrophages, microglia and astrocytes; and (5) assessment of CNS toxicity and adverse impact of current and emerging eradication strategies.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.853, 93.856, 93.855, 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-14-170.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 6/27/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Eradication of HIV-1 from CNS Reservoirs: Implications for Therapeutics (R21): RFA-MH-14-171
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 8/17/13. Application: 9/17/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to commit approximately $1,500,000 in FY 2014 to fund three to five awards in response to this FOA and the companion R21 FOA. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
NIDA intends to commit approximately $2,000,000 in FY2014 to fund four to six awards in response to this FOA and companion R21 FOA.
NINDS intends to commit approximately $1,500,000 in FY 2014 to fund three to five awards in response to this FOA and the companion R21 FOA.
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 FOA will support innovative research in five areas: (1) basic research to identify and characterize persistent HIV-1 in CNS derived cells such as macrophages, microglia, and/or astrocytes in the setting of suppressive anti-retroviral therapy, with or without substance use; (2) basic research to determine the mechanisms involved in the temporal establishment, maintenance, and resurgence of persistent HIV-1 in CNS in relationship to the timing of antiretroviral therapy; (3) development of physiologically relevant animal models and CNS-based cellular assays that recapitulate HIV-1 persistence and latency in the presence of effective HAART including effects of chronic substance use; (4) assessment of current and emerging eradication approaches on whether and/or how well they have successfully reactivated persistent HIV from CNS-derived cells such as macrophages, microglia and astrocytes; and (5) assessment of CNS toxicity and adverse impact of current and emerging eradication strategies.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.853, 93.856, 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-14-171.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 6/27/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

HIV Care Grant Program Part B AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Emergency Relief Awards: HRSA-13-202
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/19/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $75 million for 54 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: State governments.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Emergency Relief Funding (ERF), which enables the secretary to utilize resources to control epidemics of any disease.
CFDA: 93.917
CONTACT: Heather Hauck, (301) 443-6745, e-mail: hhauck@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://grants3.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?&fCycleID=dd58bd8f-a874-4bed-883c-89803139c4a7&txtAction=View+Details&submitAction=Go&ViewMode=EU
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Funding Information e-mail, 6/24/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS services

Ryan White States/Territories Part B Supplemental: HRSA-13-161
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $15,433,994 for 59 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Under Sections 2620 and 2689 of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program legislation, all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands are eligible for Part B Supplemental funds, provided one or more of the following does not apply. Any State or Territory that had more than 5 percent of their FY 2012 formula funds cancelled under sections 2618(a)(1) or 2618(a)(2)(F)(i), offset under section 2622 (e), or covered by any waivers under section 2622(c) for fiscal year 2012, are not eligible to apply for FY 2013 Part B Supplemental funding. States must designate a lead State/Territory agency that will be responsible for administering all assistance received; conducting a needs assessment and preparing a State/Territory plan; preparing all applications; receiving notices regarding programs; and collecting and submitting to the Secretary every two years all audits from grantees within the State, including an audit regarding funds expended.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B Supplemental program. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) administers the Part B program through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), Division of State HIV/AIDS Programs (DSHAP). The purpose of this program is to supplement the services otherwise provided by the State and is determined by the applicant’s ability to demonstrate the need in the State based on an objective and quantified basis. The authority for this grant program: Sections 2620 of Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act sections 2611-23, (42 U.S.C. § 300ff-29a) as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-87). The State/Territory must demonstrate the severity of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the State/Territory, using quantifiable data on HIV epidemiology, co-morbidities, cost of care, the service needs of emerging populations, unmet need for core medical services, and unique service delivery challenges. Applicants should explain why supplemental funding for health services is needed to provide necessary services for people living with HIV and AIDS in the State/Territory. Factors to be considered in assessing demonstrated need for the FY 2013 application include the following: 1) The unmet need for HIV-related services as determined by section 2617(b) of the PHS Act; 2) An increasing need for HIV/AIDS-related services, including relative rates of increase in the number of living cases of HIV/AIDS; 3) The relative rates of increase in the number of living cases of HIV/AIDS within new or emerging subpopulations; 4) The current prevalence of HIV/AIDS; 5) Relevant factors related to the cost and complexity of delivering health care to individuals with HIV/AIDS in the eligible area; 6) The impact of co-morbid factors, including co-occurring conditions including high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, substance use, severe mental illness, and other co-morbid factors; 7) The prevalence of homelessness; 8) The prevalence of individuals who were released from federal, state or local prisons during the preceding three years, and had HIV/AIDS on the date of their release; 9) Relevant factors that limit access to health care including geographic variation, adequacy of health insurance coverage and language barriers; and 10) Impact of a decline in the amount received in formula funding on services available to all individuals with HIV/AIDS identified and eligible under the title. When describing demonstrated need, applicants should document the use of multiple data sets, such as HIV/AIDS epidemiologic data, co-morbidity data, poverty and insurance status data, current utilization data and assessments of emerging populations with special needs.
CFDA: 93.917
CONTACT: Heather Hauck, (301) 443-6745, e-mail: hhauck@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://grants3.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?&fCycleID=00f1eff3-93f3-48a3-9abd-4c425c840344&txtAction=View+Details&submitAction=Go&ViewMode=EU
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Funding Information e-mail, 6/24/13
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, children's health

Services Research for Autism Spectrum Disorder across the Lifespan (ServASD): Pilot Research on Services for Transition-Age Youth (R34): RFA-MH-14-101
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/22/13. Application: 10/22/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to commit approximately $10,000,000 in FY 2014 to fund 10 to 18 grants in response to this FOA and the companion announcements.
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 support research to develop and pilot test strategies to assist transition-age youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families in planning for and smoothly transitioning into adult functioning and adult services.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-14-101.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 6/27/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, medical research

Services Research for Autism Spectrum Disorder across the Lifespan (ServASD): Pilot Studies of Services Strategies for Adults with ASD (R34): RFA-MH-14-102
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/22/13. Application: 10/22/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to commit approximately $10,000,000 in FY 2014 to fund 10 to 18 grants in response to this FOA and the companion announcements.
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) will support pilot studies to develop and test service strategies that optimize the independence and functioning of adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-14-102.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 6/27/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, medical research

Services Research for Autism Spectrum Disorder across the Lifespan (ServASD): Research on Early Identification and Linkage to Services for ASD (R01): RFA-MH-14-100
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/22/13. Application: 10/22/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to commit approximately $10,000,000 in FY 2014 to fund 10 to 18 grants in response to this FOA and the companion announcements.
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 support research that develops and tests service system interventions that are broadly implementable and that rapidly engage young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in evidence-based treatment and services early in life.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-14-100.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 6/27/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, medical research

Viral Hepatitis, Early Identification and Linkage to Care for Persons with Chronic HBV and HCV Infections: CDC-RFA-PS12-120901SUPP13
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $13,400,000 for 32 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please refer to Section III. ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION of the Full Announcement for a full list of awardees that may submit an application.
PURPOSE: CDC announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 funds to supplement and expand the project period for those awardees that were funded under CDC–RFA-PS12-1209PPHF to continue early identification of persons with chronic HBV and HCV infections and to enhance linkage to care, treatment, and preventive services for persons with these infections.
CFDA: 93.270
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=vptJRBqKwRhkNNGPJKsHfxnLLS5qxJjf1zRwsdFhT4zZqp5bpQl3!-1832265690?oppId=236395&mode=VIEW
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Funding Information e-mail, 6/24/13icon
Subject(s) medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

2013 Humanitarian Projects Award
SOURCE: American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/4/13.
$ AVAILABLE: ASMF intends to award a number of one-year grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. The number of grants awarded will depend on the number, quality, scope, and breadth of the applications and their expected outcomes. It is anticipated that there may be a substantial number of small awards made, although larger grant awards are possible depending on expected outcomes.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include 1) individuals such as physicians (M.D. or D.O.), allied healthcare workers, and social workers (awards to individual applicants will be made formally to the individual's host institution); and 2) charitable organizations, such as academic institutions, healthcare providers, hospitals, schools, nonprofit community organizations, and civic groups.
PURPOSE: The American Sleep Medicine Foundation, a nonprofit charitable and scientific organization established by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to support sleep research and education, has announced the 2013 cycle of the Humanitarian Projects Award.
The purpose of the award is to provide support to projects that address sleep problems in disadvantaged populations. ASMF is particularly interested in projects that develop or promote novel approaches to address human suffering in underserved populations as it relates to inadequate or nonrestorative sleep, or sleep disorders in disadvantaged groups. There is growing awareness that "sleep disparity" is associated with poverty and that sleep problems have a disproportionate impact on those living in poverty.
Examples of specific projects that are responsive to this request include but are not limited to development of projects that improve sleep conditions or sleep hygiene in children or adults living in suboptimal sleep environments, such as noisy, cold, or unsafe settings; development of programs that incorporate sleep medicine services into clinics that provide care for medically indigent groups; and development of programs to coordinate the distribution of refurbished CPAP machines and supplies to underserved populations.
ASMF encourages collaborative projects that integrate the efforts and resources of more than one organization. One example would be an application involving sleep and non-sleep medicine healthcare providers plus community or civic groups that collaborate to address the objective of this award. ASMF is particularly interested in funding projects that demonstrate successful models that can be replicated in other settings. (ASMF recognizes the importance of including educational efforts when appropriate in some humanitarian projects, but for proposals that are primarily educational in nature applicants are encouraged to apply for the ASMF Educational Projects Award.
Although not a formal requirement, ASMF encourages applicants to collaborate with a physician who is board certified in sleep medicine and a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The AASM can help match potential applicants with local sleep experts in accredited sleep centers, hospitals, or universities.
CONTACT: Laura Bentley, (630) 737-9700, e-mail: lbentley@aasmnet.org. For more information see http://www.discoversleep.org/humanitarianaward.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 6/27/13icon
Subject(s) medical research

Applications for Mental Health Research
SOURCE: Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The fund will award grants of up to $20,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be faculty members of accredited colleges or universities or individuals affiliated with accredited human service organizations that are considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the principal investigator must have earned a doctorate in a relevant discipline and have relevant experience.
PURPOSE: The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation is accepting applications to support behavioral or psychological research in the United States or Canada.
Through its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Fellows program, the fund will award grants to support research on interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. The fund will also consider studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. Projects must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the U.S. or Canada and one or more other countries.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.fahsbeckfund.org/grant_programs.html#contact
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 6/27/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, medical research


Events

VolunTier Course 3: Volunteer Managers as Community Leaders
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: July 11, 8:30 am to noon.
WHERE: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, 7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 400, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Do you work with volunteers and wonder what lies ahead for you within your career? Ready to position yourself as a key, community resource? VolunTier 3 is designed for the seasoned volunteer manager who is ready to connect and engage in high-level, strategic conversations. Together, we’ll channel our expertise to inspire you as both a volunteer professional and community leader.
We will talk through key ways to strategically position your volunteer program and staff for long-term success. You will work in a small peer group setting to creatively think through ways to enhance and elevate your role through the exploration of advanced topics, research, strategies, and trends.
COST: $55 members / $95 non-members.
CONTACT: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, (512) 477-5955, ext. 252.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success Web site, accessed 6/27/13icon

Social Media 2.0: Beyond the Basics
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: July 18, 8:30 am to noon.
WHERE: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, 7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 400, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: It’s not easy to rise above the noise and understand best practices for using new and powerful digital tools. In this fast-paced, interactive workshop, social media Sherpa, nonprofit expert and author, David J. Neff, will share tips and strategies for managing highly successful social media campaigns.
You’ll learn when to hire or engage a social media expert, and how to answer pressing philosophical questions, such as “To blog or not to blog?” David will also share future trends in digital media so your nonprofit can be on the cutting edge of networking technology. Don’t miss this opportunity to take your digital presence to the next level.
COST: $55 members / $95 non-members.
CONTACT: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, (512) 477-5955, ext. 252.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success Web site, accessed 6/27/13icon

Nonprofit Executive Director Happy Hour
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: July 24, 5 to 7 pm.
WHERE: Malverde, 400-B West 2nd St, (Austin, TX)
DESCRIPTION: Join us for a fun, informal networking and information sharing event, designed exclusively for you and your fellow nonprofit ED/CEOs.
* Get to know the leaders of other organizations serving Central Texas and discover ways in which to support each other’s efforts.
* Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.
This event is free and open to any current nonprofit executive director/CEO/president only.
Please do not register to attend if you are not the current executive leader of your nonprofit organization, as space is limited.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, (512) 477-5955, ext. 252.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success Web site, accessed 6/27/13icon


Awards in Texas

The Houston Endowment has awarded $130,000 to A Caring Safe Place in Houston for outreach, prevention, and housing programs for homeless and drug-addicted HIV-positive individuals in Houston's Fifth Ward.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 5/23/13icon


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