Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 2 Alert # 4 - February 25, 2014

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Survey Finds Majority of Wealthy Individuals See 'Urgent' Need for Philanthropy
Four in five high-net-worth individuals in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States see an "urgent" or "extremely urgent" need for philanthropic giving worldwide, a report from PNB Paribas Wealth Management and Forbes Insights finds.
Based on a survey of more than 400 high-net-worth individuals, the 2014 PNB Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index found that 56 percent of respondents viewed the need for philanthropy as "extremely urgent" — including 64 percent of those in the U.S. and 61 percent in the Middle East — while 23 percent viewed it as "urgent." The survey also found that U.S. respondents considered health to be the most urgent global issue in need of funding, while respondents in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East cited the environment. When asked specifically about needs in their own countries, 67 percent of U.S. respondents and 65 percent of those in the Middle East said the need for philanthropy was "extremely urgent," compared with 41 percent in Asia and 39 percent in Europe.
At the same time, the report found that a majority of donors in the Middle East (55 percent) were willing to wait more than 25 years to see the results of their giving, whereas donors in Asia (69 percent), Europe (65 percent), and the U.S. (50 percent) were only willing to wait 10 years. When asked about motivation for giving, the top responses were "personal experience with area of focus" (Middle East and U.S.), "desire to give back to society" (Asia), and "altruistic desire" (Europe).
The index also ranked the four regions by high-net-worth individuals' current and projected giving, activities to promote a cause or charity, and efforts to maximize the effectiveness of their giving. While the U.S. ranked at the top in all four categories, its overall index score of 53.2 was only slightly higher than the overall scores for Europe (46.3), Asia (42.4), or the Middle East (29.4) — a finding that the report noted was "particularly striking given that the U.S. is the source of the Giving Pledge" and widely viewed as the global leader in philanthropy.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 2/18/14icon

HRSA Seeks Grant Reviewers
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) needs new and experienced grant reviewers with expertise in:
* Health professions training
* HIV/AIDS
* Maternal and child health
* Organ transplantation
* Primary care for underserved people
* Rural health
Grant reviewers help HRSA select the best programs from competitive groups of applicants. Reviewers are chosen for specific grant programs, based on their knowledge, education and experience. Grant review panels are selected to reflect diversity of ethnicity, gender, experience and geography.
Reviewers use their expertise to objectively evaluate and score applications against published evaluation criteria. Reviewers gain understanding of the grant-making process while enjoying the opportunity to network with colleagues.
HRSA grant reviews usually are held in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and last for 3 to 5 days. Some reviews are conducted via teleconference or field reader reviews (a type of objective review approach where reviewers independently review applications from where they are based, with no group discussion of the applications).
HRSA makes all logistical arrangements and pays for travel expenses and other costs. Each reviewer receives an honorarium.
If you have expertise in the areas noted above and are interested in becoming a HRSA Grant Reviewer, you can submit your application at https://grants.hrsa.gov/webReview/registration.asp.
From Office of Minority Health FYI: Weekly Health Resources e-mail, 2/19/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

2014 Awards for Excellence (AFE) in Texas School Health
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Texas Health Institute, Texas Pediatric Society Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/28/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The AFE program awards approximately $13,500.00 in cash prizes.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Awards for Excellence in Texas School Health Program recognizes, rewards, funds and promotes effective school health programs and initiatives that strive to continually improve the lifelong physical, mental and social well-being of students, staff and the greater school community.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Ellen Smith, (512) 776-2140, e-mail: ellen.smith@dshs.state.tx.us. For more information see http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/awards.shtm
From DSHS School Health Program Friday Beat e-mail, 2/21/14icon
Subject(s) school health, health promotion/wellness

2015 Farm to School Grants
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please see PURPOSE section for deadlines.
$ AVAILABLE: USDA awards up to $5 million in competitive grants for training, supporting operations, planning, purchasing equipment, developing school gardens, developing partnerships, and implementing farm to school programs. New in FY 2015, USDA will make approximately an additional $500,000 available to eligible entities to support conferences, trainings, and events focused on farm to school program development.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: USDA is focused on improving childhood nutrition and empowering families to make healthier food choices by providing science-based information and advice, while expanding the availability of healthy food.
In this funding round, USDA is soliciting applications for four types of grants:
1. Planning grants are intended for school districts or schools just starting to incorporate farm to school program elements into their operations.
2. Implementation grants are intended for school districts or schools to help scale or further develop existing farm to school initiatives.
3. Support Service grants are intended for state and local agencies, Indian tribal organizations, agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers, and nonprofit entities working with school districts or schools to further develop existing farm to school initiatives and to provide broad reaching support services to farm to school initiatives.
Proposals for planning, implementation, and support service grants are due at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, 4/30/14. A 25 percent cash or in-kind match of the total project cost is required.
4. Conference/Event grants are open to all interested parties. They are intended to support conferences, events and trainings that strengthen farm to school supply chains, or conferences, events and trainings that provide technical assistance in the area of local procurement, food safety, culinary education and integration of agriculture-based curriculum.
Letters of Intent for Conference/Event grants are due at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, 4/2/14.
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Please contact USDA via email at farmtoschool@fns.usda.gov. For more information see http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/fy-2015-farm-school-grant-program-funds-available
From USDA e-mail, 2/19/14icon
Subject(s) children's health, school health, nutrition/food services

Beyond HAART: Innovative Approaches to Cure HIV-1 (U19): RFA-AI-14-004
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/28/14. Application: 7/28/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The following NIH components intend to commit the following amounts in FY 2015: NIAID, $5.5 million; NHLBI, $5.5 million; and NIMH, $0.25 million for a total of three to six 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 FOA is to encourage investigators to work together on innovative approaches to eliminate HIV-1 and leverage the expertise and resources of the participating Institutes. Research topics of interest are as follows: cell therapies, including those based on hematopoietic stem cells; novel gene therapy approaches; and the development and delivery of non-traditional antiviral strategies (e.g. miRNAs, siRNAs, and gene-editing enzymes). Applications are expected to include basic science/preclinical research as well as translational activities such as test-of-concept studies in animal models or humans. Applications must be designed as collaborative efforts between academia and the private sector.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856, 93.839, 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-004.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) Funding Database e-mail, 2/18/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CARs): CDC-RFA-PS14-1406
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/17/14. Application: 4/10/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $750,000; Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $2,250,000.
ELIGIBILITY: City agencies, colleges/universities, commercial organizations, community based organizations, county agencies, educational organizations/institutions, IRS 501 (c)(3) organizations, nonprofit Organizations, religious organizations, state agencies, tribal organizations
PURPOSE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funds for a cooperative agreement with national organizations with demonstrated experience and capacity of implementing community engagement methods (e.g. community-based participatory research) and multi-sector partnerships to promote sexual health, advance community wellness, influence sexual health behavior and practices, and reduce STI disparities.
CFDA: 93.941
CONTACT: Norman A Hayes, e-mail: Nhayes3@cdc.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251204
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) Funding Database e-mail, 2/18/14icon
Subject(s) sexually transmitted disease, medical research, community health services

Health Information Technology (HIT) Capacity Building for Monitoring and Improving Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum - Technical Assistance Center: HRSA-14-088
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $250,000 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include academic institutions, nonprofit organizations including faith-based organizations, and those eligible for funding under Parts A-D of Title XXVI of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Ryan White Program). Additionally, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territories of the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments are also eligible to apply for these funds.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2014 Health Information Technology (HIT) Capacity Building for Monitoring and Improving Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum- Technical Assistance Center (TAC) to support a single organization that will provide technical assistance to a maximum of four (4) Ryan White Program Part A or Part B capacity building sites funded under a separate announcement (HRSA-14-057). Under HRSA-14-057, the four grantees will be funded to enhance the health information technology (HIT) systems in their States or Eligible Metropolitan Areas (EMAs) or Transitional Grant Areas (TGAs).
CFDA: 93.928
CONTACT: Contact HRSA Call Center at (877) Go4-HRSA / (877) 464-4772 or e-mail CallCenter@HRSA.GOV. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250938
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) Funding Database e-mail, 2/18/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS services, technology


Private Funding Opportunities

2014-2015 Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program
SOURCE: Atlantic Philanthropies
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/16/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Stipends for residential fellows vary and are commensurate with each individual’s current base salary (up to $100,000 annually). In addition to a stipend, financial support will be provided for relocation (up to $4,500), and health insurance (up to $400/month), if not covered by the institution.
Non-residential fellows may receive up to $10,000 to cover approved project-related expenses and travel costs. It is expected that applicants will secure institutional in-kind support that allows them to commit 20 percent of their time to their policy project. Non-residential applicants who are early in their career and cannot secure full institutional in-kind support for their fellowship participation may apply for partial salary support from the Health and Aging Policy Fellows program, up to a maximum of $15,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants at all career stages are eligible to apply. The program has a broad interdisciplinary focus, and past fellows have included physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dieticians, healthcare administrators, epidemiologists, economists, and lawyers from academic and practice settings.
Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories who have career plans that anticipate continued work in the U.S. after the fellowship period.
PURPOSE: Atlantic Philanthropies is inviting applications for its 2014-15 Health and Aging Policy Fellowships, a year-long program designed to provide healthcare professionals with the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans.
The program provides fellows with the opportunity to participate in a residential track or a non-residential track. The residential track allows fellows to participate in the policymaking process on either the federal or state level as legislative assistants in Congress, professional staff members in executive branch agencies, or policy organizations. The non-residential track allows fellows to remain at their home institution but work on a policy project that involves brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites. Core program components focused on career development and professional enrichment are provided for fellows in both tracks.
Fellows also have the opportunity to apply for second-year funding to continue components of their fellowship experience/project either at their placement sites, at the state/local levels, or with nongovernmental organizations.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.healthandagingpolicy.org/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 2/14/14icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research, health professions training

2014 Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Policy Fellowships
SOURCE: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/12/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Two-year fellowships are open to recent graduates of law, social work, public policy, and other related graduate programs. The foundation assumes that the fellow’s base annual salary will be between $40,000 and $45,000, as determined by the organization’s salary structure (not including fringe benefits). The foundation will fund 95 percent of the fellow’s annual salary. In addition, the award includes a professional development allowance of $2,000.
Each fellow will be required to have a designated mentor with appropriate experience in policy and mental health. Proposals should provide mentoring plans that indicate how the mentor will provide appropriate training, professional development, and supervision. The grant includes a mentor stipend of $5,000 per year. The mentor may be selected from the organization’s existing staff or from outside the organization.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations eligible to apply include nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and colleges and universities based or operating in Texas. Applicants are not required to be mental health organizations.
PURPOSE: The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health advances recovery and wellness in Texas by funding mental health services, policy analysis, research, and public education. Developing a highly trained, culturally diverse, and consumer-oriented mental health workforce is one of the foundation’s current priorities.
To that end, the foundation is inviting nonprofit organizations in Texas, governmental agencies, and academic institutions to apply for 2014 Hogg Foundation Mental Health Policy Fellowship grants. The annual program is designed to increase the number of individuals and organizations effectively participating in mental health policy analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation.
CONTACT: Questions about the RFP may be emailed to hogg-grants@austin.utexas.edu. No phone calls please. For more information see http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/uploads/documents/Policy%20Fellows%20RFP.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 2/14/14icon
Subject(s) mental health, health professions training

Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowships
SOURCE: American Federation for Aging Research
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/3/14.
$ AVAILABLE: It is anticipated that up to 10 one-year grants of up to $60,000 will be awarded in 2014. Up to $10,000 of that amount may be requested for expenses such as research supplies, equipment, health insurance, travel to scientific meetings, and additional research and educational training to build expertise in translational research.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be postdoctoral fellows (M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree or equivalent) at the start date of the award (October 1, 2014). The proposed research must be conducted at any type of nonprofit setting in the United States.
PURPOSE: The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research, established the Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows who are uniquely capable of translating advances in basic research from the laboratory to the clinic. The award is intended to provide significant research and training support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging.
Projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging that have direct relevance to human aging will be considered if they show the potential to lead to clinically-relevant strategies that address human aging and health span. Projects investigating age-related diseases also are supported if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. In addition, projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders such as frailty will be considered.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.afar.org/research/funding/glenn-postdoc/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 2/14/14icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research, health professions training

Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/18/14.
$ AVAILABLE: In 2014, the program will award up to nine four-year postdoctoral research. Recipients will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant toward support of research activities.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be physicians or dentists from historically disadvantaged backgrounds (ethnic, financial or educational); United States citizens or permanent residents; and in the process of completing or finished with their formal clinical training. (Preference will be given to the latter.) Applicants who are permanent residents and not green card holders should contact the program before applying to determine whether they can satisfy the program's eligibility and documentation requirements.
PURPOSE: The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program was established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine and dentistry and who will encourage the development of future physicians and dentists from similar backgrounds. (The program defines the term "historically disadvantaged" to mean the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or similar factors.)
CONTACT: Nina Ardery, (317) 278-0500, e-mail: amfdp@indiana.edu. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/cfp/mfd12?cid=xem_AMFDP-2-5-14
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 2/14/14icon
Subject(s) medical research, health professions training

Health Impact Project
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/2/14.
$ AVAILABLE: This call for proposals will fund:
* Up to six Demonstration Project grants for up to $100,000 each completed within 18 months; and
* Up to five Program Grants for up to $250,000 each completed within 24 months. Program Grants must include $100,000 in matching funds or in-kind support from the grantee or partner organizations.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicant organizations include:
* State, tribal, or local agencies;
* Tax-exempt educational institutions; or
* Tax-exempt organizations as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organizations.
PURPOSE: The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew), promotes the use of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) and related approaches to help policy-makers in a wide range of fields incorporate health considerations into new policies, programs, plans, and projects, and make decisions that reduce unnecessary health risks, improve health, and decrease costs. This call for proposals (CFP) supports two types of initiatives: 1) HIA demonstration projects that inform a specific decision, with a focus on tribes, states, and territories that have had limited experience with HIAs to date; and 2) HIA program grants that enable organizations with previous HIA experience to develop sustainable HIA programs that integrate HIAs and related approaches in policy-making at the local, state, or tribal level. The Health Impact Project also partners with additional funders to support HIAs on specific topics or in a defined state or region. We will provide information regarding the availability of additional funds through periodic announcements to our mailing list and on our website.
CONTACT: Health Impact Project, (202) 540-6012, e-mail: healthimpactproject@pewtrusts.org. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2014/health-impact-assessment-portfolio.html?cid=xem_a8017
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation e-mail, 2/12/14icon
Subject(s) health policy research

Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Award
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of up to $5,000 will be awarded in 2014.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be students and/or faculty at an accredited university and demonstrate research competence and commitment to this area of research.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Foundation is accepting applications for the Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant.
The annual award program supports research into psychological and behavioral aspects of the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents as reflected in the activities and interests within pediatric psychology of the late Lizette Peterson-Homer and her commitment to improving the status of children. Specifically, the grant supports research related to the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents through accidents, violence, abuse, or suicide.
CONTACT: David M. Janicke, (352) 273-6046, e-mail: djanicke@phhp.ufl.edu. For more information see http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/peterson-homer.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 2/14/14icon
Subject(s) mental health, health professions training, children's health, adolescent health

Obesity Treatment Options Set in Primary Care for Underserved Populations
SOURCE: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/7/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $10 Million in total costs (direct and indirect costs).
ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be submitted by any private sector research organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization; any public sector research organization, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system, laboratory or manufacturer, unit of local, state or federal government. All US applicant organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Non-domestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals are not permitted to apply.
PURPOSE: PCORI seeks to determine the real-world comparative effectiveness of obesity treatment options set in primary care, in adults for racial/ethnic minorities, low socio-economic status populations, and/or rural populations. We aim to fund up to two pragmatic, randomized, multi-site clinical trials that focus on improving obesity treatment outcomes in these populations. We seek proposals where the interventions are set within primary care practices and where the comparator arm of the trial is the primary care obesity treatment that is currently reimbursed through Medicare. We encourage applicants to this PFA to leverage available staff, facilities, and community resources that are representative of real world (present and potential) linkages to primary care practices to increase the potential of adoption and uptake of the findings by other health care providers/systems. Areas of research focus should be generalizable to other settings and clinical practice sites.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/funding-announcements/obesity-treatment-options-set-in-primary-care-for-underserved-populations/
From Office of Minority Health FYI: Weekly Health Resources e-mail, 2/19/14icon
Subject(s) medical research, obesity, minority health


Events

Webinar -- Electronic Health Records to Support Comprehensive, Coordinated Primary Care
SPONSOR: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
WHEN: February 28, 1:30 to 3 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: AHRQ is hosting a webinar on needed Electronic Health Record (EHR) functionality to support the delivery of primary care. The expert panel will discuss the need for EHRs to move beyond documentation to interpreting and tracking information over time, supporting patient partnering activities, enabling team-based care, and allowing providers to use population-management tools to facilitate care delivery.
COST: Please see URL for cost information.
CONTACT: Please see https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/876407152 for more information.
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality e-mail, 2/21/14icon

To Be or Not To Be a 501(c)(3)
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation - Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: March 4, noon to 2 pm.
WHERE: 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Course Description/Objectives:
* To learn the process for establishing a tax-exempt organization,
* To discuss the preparation work prior to applying to the IRS for tax-exempt status, and
* To explore the work needed to start up a tax-exempt organization.
What the workshop will cover? Individuals see needs within their communities, and they decide to start a tax-exempt organization to deliver programs and services to meet those needs. This workshop will cover the basic research needed to start a nonprofit, the required organizational documents, and a review of the IRS Form 990.
Who should take this class? Individuals considering the establishment of a tax-exempt organization.
COST: $25.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: nss@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation - Nonprofit Support Services web site, accessed 2/21/14icon

Organizational Ethics
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation - Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: March 5, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Organizational ethics are a combination of personal ethics with added organizational/business challenges. While many of us feel we understand ethical concepts and roles, we seldom take a critical look at what we mean by ethics and how our concepts are challenged every day at work. This workshop is designed to take a critical look at ethics and moral systems, discuss real-life issues in organizations and, finally, review the need and potential content of an organizational ethical code.
On the completion of this session, participants will be able to:
* Understand the difference between ethics and morals.
* Define four major moral/ethical concepts.
* Recognize ethical challenges that organizations face.
* Understand organizational culture including such elements as truth, trust, integrity and values.
* Understand the importance of an organizational code of ethics along with one or more examples to use on a daily basis.
Who should take this class? Executives, managers and board members interested in establishing and maintaining a strong and ethical organizational culture.
COST: $60.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: nss@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation - Nonprofit Support Services web site, accessed 2/21/14icon

Board Principles I -- Board Effectiveness
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation - Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: March 19, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, convened by Independent Sector and supported by BoardSource, developed “Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice” in 2007. They identified 33 principles designed to guide board members and staff professionals of charitable organizations as they work to improve their own operations. The San Antonio Area Foundation is presenting these 33 principles over four sessions to be held quarterly throughout the year (the 3rd Wednesday of March, June, September and December). The “Effective Governance” session will cover 13 principles related to the policies and procedures a board of directors should implement to fulfill its oversight and governance responsibilities effectively. Issues including board duties, structure, diversity, evaluation, strategic oversight and others will be reviewed.
What the workshop will cover:
* Board Responsibilities
* Board Meetings, Size and Structure
* Board Diversity and Independence
* CEO Evaluation and Compensation
* Separation of CEO, Board Chair and Treasurer Roles
* Board Education and Communication
* Review of Governing Documents
* Strategic Oversight
* Board Compensation
Who should take this class? Board members, Executive Directors, professional staff and administrative staff who support Board members or meetings.
COST: $60.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: nss@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation - Nonprofit Support Services web site, accessed 2/21/14icon

How to Train your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation - Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: March 26, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Would you like your board to be more comfortable and effective at raising money? If so, one of the best things you can do is learn to train them so they know how. In this workshop, Andrea Kihlstedt will teach you how to conduct exercises for your board that are fun, engaging and effective.
A copy of her new book of board exercises, How to Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money: A Cookbook of Easy-to-Use Exercises is included with the training so you can go back to your organization with everything you need to implement your action plan.
You’ll have more than 60 practical fundraising exercises at your fingertips … and you’ll know how to use them for maximum results. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to practice some simple and effective exercises that you can use at board meetings in a way that your Board members will appreciate.
You don’t have to hire an expensive consultant to train your board. With this workshop and the great new book of training exercises, you’ll be able to train them yourself throughout the year!
Learning Objectives:
* Learn how to set up and facilitate a training exercise for Board members
* Master the art of driving home the learning's from an exercise without lecturing
* Motivate and excite your board members about raising money
Who should take this class? Executive Directors and Development Directors of nonprofit organizations.
COST: $75. Includes copy of the book "Capital Campaigns: Strategies that Work."
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: nss@saafdn.org.
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To Be or Not To Be a 501(c)(3)
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation - Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: March 27, noon to 2 pm.
WHERE: 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Course Description/Objectives:
* To learn the process for establishing a tax-exempt organization,
* To discuss the preparation work prior to applying to the IRS for tax-exempt status, and
* To explore the work needed to start up a tax-exempt organization.
What the workshop will cover? Individuals see needs within their communities, and they decide to start a tax-exempt organization to deliver programs and services to meet those needs. This workshop will cover the basic research needed to start a nonprofit, the required organizational documents, and a review of the IRS Form 990.
Who should take this class? Individuals considering the establishment of a tax-exempt organization.
COST: $25.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: nss@saafdn.org.
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