Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 4 Alert # 5 - April 29, 2014

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Chronicle Study Shows Top Fundraisers Earn Upwards of $1 Million
Competition among large nonprofit institutions is driving total compensation for top-notch fundraisers beyond the $1 million level, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports.
According to a Chronicle analysis of 2011 data from 280 nonprofits that raised at least $35 million from private sources, Anne McSweeney, campaign director at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, was the best-compensated fundraiser ($1.21 million), followed by Susan Feagin, executive vice president for university development and alumni relations at Columbia University ($1.07 million).
While compensation did not necessarily correlate to the amount of money raised, colleges and hospitals tended to pay the most, in part because they were more likely to mount ambitious fundraising campaigns. Memorial Sloan Kettering and Columbia, for example, raised $308 million and $1.090 billion, respectively, in 2011. After McSweeney and Feagin, the highest-paid fundraisers among the nonprofits analyzed were Daniel Forman, vice president for development at Yeshiva University, which raised $102 million in 2011; Richard Naum, vice president for development at Sloan Kettering; and Mark Kostegan, senior vice president for development at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which raised nearly $111 million.
One factor behind the generous pay packages is the intense competition for fundraisers who can secure major gifts. Steven Rum, vice president for development at Johns Hopkins Medicine, told the Chronicle that an "arms race" has broken out among nonprofits to lure talented fundraisers with hefty salaries. "I lost five people to an institution a mile away, predicated on one thing: money," said Rum.
Nevertheless, the idea of anyone in the nonprofit sector earning a salary in the high six or low seven figures still rankles many. "You don't need to take poverty wages," said Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. "But if you're working for a charity, the idea of...becoming [a millionaire] is problematic. I don't care how much money you raise."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 4/22/14icon

USDA Announces Grants to Support State Breastfeeding Programs
USDA Food & Nutrition Service has announced the release of nearly $60 million in Fiscal Year 2014 funds to WIC agencies in states, territories, and Indian tribal organizations (ITO) in support of breastfeeding peer counselor programs in USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The WIC Program, which supports 51 percent of the infants born in the U.S., promotes breastfeeding as the best form of nutrition for infants. In Fiscal Year 2012, the program reached a historic milestone when recipients who were breastfeeding outnumbered the women who did not.
“Breastfeeding provides many health, nutritional, economical and emotional benefits to mothers and babies,” Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon said. “These funds will assist states as they work to improve breastfeeding support for mothers that impart long term health benefits to their infants.”
The primary goal of WIC is to safeguard the health of infants, young children, and women who are pregnant or postpartum. Research has shown that breastfeeding is the best source of infant nutrition and offers protection against infections and illnesses. Breastfed babies may have reduced health risks such as obesity, asthma, and diabetes later in life. For mothers, breastfeeding is linked to reduced risk of postpartum depression, type-2 diabetes, and certain cancers.
Evidence shows that the use of breastfeeding peer counselors increases breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity.
The WIC Peer Counseling Program addresses barriers to breastfeeding that WIC mothers face. Peer counselors are recruited and hired from WIC’s target population of low-income women and undergo training to provide mother-to-mother support in group settings and one-to-one counseling through telephone calls or visits in the home, clinic, or hospital.
To prepare staff within the WIC Program to implement and expand breastfeeding peer counseling programs, FNS developed a training system, called “Using Loving Support to Implement Best Practices in Peer Counseling." This curriculum continues to serve as a guide for local programs in designing, building and sustaining peer counseling programs.
WIC state agencies use the grants to continue to implement and administer a peer counseling program that relies on research-based components of the Loving Support Peer Counseling Model. The funds will enable WIC state agencies to build upon and expand their breastfeeding peer counseling implementation plans.
The State of Texas has $7,845,003 available dependent on the submission and approval of an operational plan.
From USDA Food & Nutrition Service e-mail, 4/23/14icon

Charities, Stakeholders Convinced New Combined Federal Campaign Rules Will Reduce Giving
Charities and lawmakers are expressing concern that new rules designed to streamline the Combined Federal Campaign, the federal government's annual charity drive, will further reduce donations.
Published earlier this month by the Office of Personnel Management, which oversees the campaign, the Final Rule to Amend the CFC Regulations includes provisions to eliminate cash donations, implement a fee structure for participating charities, and shift the task of distributing the donations from local United Way chapters to OPM. While OPM, in response to opposition from the nonprofit sector and other stakeholders, has revised the rules to phase in some of the changes, critics of the new rules argue that they are too focused on wringing efficiencies out of the campaign instead of re-energizing charitable giving by federal workers. CFC contributions totaled $209 million in 2013 — down for the fourth straight year and the lowest level recorded in the last 15 years.
Charging participating charities a non-refundable application fee, a separate listing fee, and possibly a third round of fees to cover administrative costs could force small charities out of the campaign, United Way Worldwide senior vice president Steve Taylor told the Chronicle of Philanthropy. "We are very disappointed that OPM decided to go forward with these rules despite overwhelming opposition," said Taylor. "We are likely to ask Congress to overturn the rules."
A bipartisan contingent of lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget, which is reviewing the rules, asking "that every reasonable consideration be given to the concerns stakeholders have raised."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 4/22/14icon



Public Funding Opportunities

Assisting Directly Funded AIDS Directors in Urban Jurisdictions and Other HIV Prevention Partners in Meeting the Changes in the Public Healthcare Systems and HIV Prevention Landscape: CDC-RFA-PS14-1409
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 4/30/14. LOI is requested but not required. Application: 5/16/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $3.5 million for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: This announcement is limited to national nonprofit organizations with an established 501(c) (3) status (e.g., public nonprofit, private nonprofit) with national HIV/AIDS programmatic experience working with directly funded AIDS Directors in urban jurisdictions, and federal, state, and local entities.
PURPOSE: CDC is committed to working with public health systems to ensure planners, developers, and implementers of public health initiatives possess the skills and resources needed to better address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The purpose of this FOA is to support AIDS Directors representing directly funded urban jurisdictions and other constituents in complying with the responsibilities established in NHAS, HIP and address.
CFDA: 93.118
CONTACT: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Procurement and Grants Office (PGO), (770) 488-2700, e-mail: pgotim@cdc.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253923
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 4/22/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention

Clinical Trial Planning Grant for Interventions and Services to Improve Treatment and Prevention of HIV/AIDS (R34): PA-14-179
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 1/8/17.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
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. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions), non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. organizations, and foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA invites applications that propose completion of planning, design, and collection of preliminary data in order to 1) support efforts to prevent acquisition and transmission of HIV infection, or to 2) improve treatment and care for persons who are HIV infected, or both 1) and 2). Awards are limited to 3 years and may include 1) the development and/or pilot testing of interventions, 2) the adaptation and/or pilot testing of interventions with demonstrated efficacy for use in broader scale effectiveness trials, or 3) innovative services research that require preliminary testing.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856, 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-179.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 4/22/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS services

Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014: RFQ No. NIHLM2014082
SOURCE: National Library of Medicine (NLM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/19/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards are offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 for a one-year project.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible projects will be based on a partnership or collaboration that includes at least one library or information center and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities.
PURPOSE: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce for the fourth year the solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve disaster medicine and public health information access for health professionals, first responders, and others (paid or volunteer) that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:
* Information needs assessment;
* Roles in providing disaster health information;
* Practices and methods in information sharing;
* Skills development;
* Information retrieval;
* Resource development; and/or
* Document access.
Emphasis is on providing information or access to health and medical information in a way useful to all-hazards preparedness, response and recovery workers, and increasing the awareness and utilization of high-quality, all-hazards, and emergency topics. The purpose is also to promote new and creative collaborations on disaster health information needs among and to the mutual benefit of librarians, information specialists, or informationists and the disaster workforce.
CFDA: none listed
CONTACT: Maryann Carroll, (301) 451-7329, e-mail: maryann.carroll@nih.gov or Robin D. Hope, (301) 435-4379, e-mail: robin.hope@nih.gov. For more information see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2014disasteroutreachrfq.html
From NIH e-mail, 4/22/14icon
Subject(s) emergency medicine, public health


Private Funding Opportunities

2014-2015 Promising Innovations Grant
SOURCE: Kendal Charitable Funds
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 5/15/14. Application: 8/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Kendal will award grants of up to $25,000 in support of pilot programs that aim to transform the experience of aging.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations that are tax exempt under sections 501(c)(3) or 7871 of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: As a network of nonprofit communities, programs, and services founded on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Kendal Charitable Funds aspires to transform the experience of aging. Kendal affiliates work together within the Kendal system and with caring people outside it to transform our culture’s view of aging and of older persons, stressing the potential for fulfillment and continuing contribution during the later stages of life.
The program supports ideas that can enhance the lives of an aging population through services, research, and/or developing new understanding and awareness of issues and opportunities. Priority will be given to projects that have the greatest potential for change and replication for the greatest number of individuals. The proposed project must address one or more non-institutionalized populations, and be designed to foster a spirit of intergenerational inclusion and shared learning.
CONTACT: Kendal Charitable Funds, (610) 335-1223. For more information see http://www.kendalcharitablefunds.org/2014-2015-rfp/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 4/18/14icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research

Aetna Foundation Accepting Applications for Regional Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs
SOURCE: Aetna Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Cycle 1: 4/10/14 to 6/5/14 at 5 pm EDT. Cycle 2: 6/16/14 to 7/30/14 at 5 pm EDT. Organizations may submit only one application to either cycle.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be nonprofit organizations with evidence of IRS 501(c)(3) designation or de facto tax-exempt status. A tax identification number is necessary to apply online.
Applicants must be located in Aetna's priority cities and states. In Texas, Aetna's priority cities are Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
PURPOSE: The Aetna Foundation is dedicated to promoting wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care while supporting the communities it serves. The foundation’s Regional Grants program funds community wellness initiatives that serve those who are most at risk for poor health — low-income, underserved, and minority populations — in Aetna's priority cities and states.
In 2014, grants will target communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy and where social and environmental factors may limit people’s ability to be physically active. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that provide nutrition education and help increase the availability of affordable fresh fruits and vegetables and/or programs that provide opportunities for physical activity.
Typically, Regional Grants support school-based or afterschool nutrition and fitness programs that help children learn healthy habits at an early age, community-based nutrition education programs for children and families, efforts to increase the availability or affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables in communities, and community gardening and urban farming activities for children and families.
Priority consideration will be given to programs that focus on healthy food choices and physical activity through a racial and ethnic health equity lens.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.aetna-foundation.org/foundation/apply-for-a-grant/regional-grants/index.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 4/18/14icon
Subject(s) nutrition/food service, health promotion/wellness

American Society of Transplantation Issues Call for Applications for Translational Science Faculty Development Grants
SOURCE: American Society of Transplantation (AST)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $100,000 over two years will be awarded to young independent investigators within the first five years of their first faculty appointment, enabling them to expand on preliminary research findings that become the basis for individual research or career development awards from federal agencies.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, all applicants must hold an M.D., D.O., Ph.D., D.V.M., or equivalent graduate degree, and have completed postgraduate training (residencies, postdoctoral fellowships, etc.) at the time of the application. In addition, applicants must be active members of AST or have submitted a completed membership application by September 15, 2014 (with expectation that their membership will be active before the grant review occurs).
PURPOSE: The American Society of Transplantation has issued a Call for Applications for its 2015 Translational Science Faculty Development Grants program.
The program is intended to support projects involving human tissue or other biologic material for in vitro examination related to transplantation. In general, these studies should link the in vitro results to other data or outcomes from the same patients to be considered a translational research faculty proposal. Priority will be given to studies designed to identify and validate surrogate markers for long-term outcomes; studies to determine the effects of cell therapies on protective immunity; studies to define predictors and/or mechanisms of disease after transplant; studies designed to identify specific molecules and/or molecular mechanisms that explain the roles of the microbiome in immunity and transplant outcomes; and/or the role of epigenetics in determining transplant outcomes.
CONTACT:  American Society of Transplantation (AST), (856) 439-9986, e-mail: info@myAST.org. For more information see http://www.myast.org/research-funding/translational-science-faculty-development-grant
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 4/18/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

Aniara Seeking Applications for 2014 Coagulation Research Grant Program
SOURCE: Aniara
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Through the program, one grant of up to $10,000 will be awarded for a specialized coagulation/hematology research project.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants are expected to have advanced degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) and be associated with an educational organization or institution. Independent researchers or those pursuing a Ph.D.-level degree may apply, but awards to non-Ph.D. applicants are rare. As a general rule, all applicants are expected to have published a minimum of three articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Funding is restricted to the Americas, and Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Icelandic citizens. The program does not pay educational tuition, nor does it offer scholarships or fellowships of any kind.
PURPOSE: Diagnostic/research company Aniara is inviting applications from established investigators for its 2014 Aniara Coagulation Research Grant program.
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.aniara.com/Aniara-Grant/About-the-Grant.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 4/18/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

CHADD Invites Applications for 2014 Young Scientist Research Fund Awards
SOURCE: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Two researchers will each receive an unrestricted cash award of $5,000; recognition at CHADD's annual international conference; an allowance to cover most conference-related expenses (travel, hotel, registration); and a one-year professional membership to CHADD.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be in the process of completing a doctoral degree or have completed such a degree within the last three years, with the degree awarded no earlier than January 2011. They also must be involved in conducting research which addresses an area of ADHD that will further understanding of the disorder.
PURPOSE: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is accepting applications for its 2014 Young Scientist Research Fund Awards, which recognize researchers new to the field who are making contributions to the understanding of ADHD.
The program supports research that addresses any area relevant to ADHD, including biological/genetic underpinnings of the disorder; treatment efficacy; impact on the individual or family, school or workplace accommodations, social stigma and discrimination, public health and epidemiology.
CONTACT: Zuali Malsawma, (800) 233-4050, ext. 130, e-mail: youngscientist@chadd.org. For more information see https://www.chadd.org/YoungScientist.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 4/18/14icon
Subject(s) mental health, health professions training, medical research

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation Accepting Applications for Certification Research Grants
SOURCE: Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of up to $15,000 will be awarded annually.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the principal investigator must be actively involved in some aspect of hospice and palliative care practice, education, or research; hold a master’s or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program; and have a project that is consistent with the purpose of the research grant. Preference will be given to HPNA members.
PURPOSE: The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, is accepting applications for its Certification Research Grant program.
The purpose of the HPNF Certification Research Grant is to gauge the impact of certification within a research topic that pertains to palliative care. As long as there is a mechanism of measuring the impact of certified versus non-certified hospice and palliative nurses, the research can be on any relevant topic. Something as simple as the investigator determining the certification status of any nurse participants would qualify as a certification component worthy of grant approval.
CONTACT: HPNF Director of Development, (412) 787-9301, e-mail: info@hpnf.org. For more information see http://www.hpnf.org/DisplayPage.aspx?Title=HPNF%20Certification%20Research%20Grant
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 4/18/14icon
Subject(s) nursing, medical research

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Accepting Applications for Training Award in Substance Abuse and Addiction
SOURCE: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Two grants of $22,000 each (including $2,000 for a mentor stipend) will be awarded in 2014.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be STFM-member residents or fellows at residency programs in the U.S.
PURPOSE: The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, in partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is accepting applications for two year-long training awards to support the development of expertise in substance abuse and addiction within academic family medicine.
The awards program is designed to promote knowledge of research-based substance abuse and addiction treatment within family medicine; advance medical care for patients who are addicted to and/or abuse substances; and facilitate the academic growth, advanced education, and development of future researchers in drug abuse and addiction. Awardees will conduct an original pilot/data-gathering study; present the results at the 2016 STFM annual spring conference; and submit a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Recommended topic areas include clinically relevant applications with a focus on substance abuse and addiction, including implementing screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance abuse and addiction; use of health information technology to ensure screening and intervention; integration of diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up into patient-centered medical homes; unique teaching methodologies to improve diagnosis and treatment in residency programs; distribution of treatment responsibilities; use of evisits and/or social media in the treatment of substance abuse and/or addiction; community interventions to reduce the prevalence of drug abuse and/or addiction; development and/or implementation of curricula for teaching diagnosis and treatment; medical or mental health complications of substance abuse and/or addiction; and behavioral interventions for substance abuse and/or addictions.
CONTACT: Mary Theobald, e-mail: mltheobald@stfm.org. For more information see http://www.stfm.org/Research/TrainingAwardinSubstanceAbuseandAddiction
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 4/18/14icon
Subject(s) substance abuse research


Events

Strategically Engaging Skills-Based and Pro Bono Volunteers
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: May 13, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, Room 411.0, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: What’s old is new again as nonprofit organizations increasingly turn to skills-based and pro bono volunteers to help build organizational capacity. As the need for nonprofit services increase and financial resources remain tight, many organizations are engaging these highly skilled individuals to provide everything from technical to marketing to human resources to strategic planning services.
The session is based on the principals outlined in the Taproot Foundation book, Powered by Pro Bono. Participants will learn how to utilize this strategic human resource and take a leadership role in supporting their organization’s mission.
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 4/25/14icon

A Project Management Approach
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: May 14, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: Austin Community College - Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: In the nonprofit and small business worlds, projects include everything from fund raising to starting a new program. Since the beginning of time, projects have been managed in some form. Project management is not new. Over the years, the processes for managing projects have been documented and refined so a project can now be lead strategically and thoughtfully from beginning to end.
This workshop will go through the steps of successful project management: initiating, planning, monitoring/controlling, executing, and closing. At the close of the session, participants will be able to manage successfully a project from inception to close.
COST: $79.
CONTACT: Ken Gardner, (512) 223-7111, e-mail: matthew.gardner@austincc.edu.
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Work-Life Series: Generations in the Workplace
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: May 15, 9 to 11 am.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, Room 411.0, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This series deals with everyday work – life situations. From dealing with children, to co-workers; every day we interact with multiple personalities, attitudes and behaviors. This series deals with individual views and how perceptions change interactions and behaviors.
Generations in the Workplace – Age is an important aspect of diversity, yet is unique because it is a personal and social identity that shifts over time. People in each generation are uniquely in a place in time because of the particular historical period in which they were born, raised, came of age, and worked. For the first time in history we have three to four generations working side by side in the job market. In this seminar you will learn key aspects of the four major generations and will explore ways to effectively communicate with different generations of coworkers in the workplace.
COST: $25.
CONTACT: Ken Gardner, (512) 223-7111, e-mail: matthew.gardner@austincc.edu.
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Getting Started with Social Campaigns
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: May 21, 10 am to noon.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, Room 411.0, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This class is a live, guided demonstration on how to make an offer, run a promotion, contest or giveaway on a Facebook business page using Constant Contact’s Social Campaigns tool. Participants will learn how to create a special offer, how to make it show up in at the top of their Facebook page, how to change the cover image for the offer, how to pin or highlight the offer for higher visibility and how to share the offer via email and other social media outlets to drive more people to the Facebook page. Participants may bring a laptop. Participants will also get a free trial account with Constant Contact Social Campaigns in order to practice what they learn in the class.
COST: $10.
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 4/25/14icon

Nonprofit Sustainability: Understanding & Strengthening Your Business Model
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: May 22, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Road, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: In today’s ever-changing environment, how can you make sure your organization survives, let alone thrives? Your goal is sustainability, yet it lies not at some magical destination, but in making strategic decisions every day.
Based on the book Nonprofit Sustainability; Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability, this interactive, one-day clinic offers practical advice to help you understand and strengthen the sustainability of your organization. We’ll introduce a tool to assess the mission impact and financial health of your organization’s programs and guide participants in identifying strategies leading to exceptional impact and financial viability. Participants will leave with a powerful framework and process to engage their board and staff in the strategic discussions and decisions necessary to move toward long-term sustainability.
By the end of this clinic, participants will be able to:
* Understand the orientation of sustainability, how business lines interact to create impact and financial viability and the role of strategic decision making.
* Create a Matrix Map, a visual representation of their organization’s business model including identifying business lines and then assessing mission impact and determining profitability for each business line.
* Identify the strategic imperatives for their organization’s business lines and the strategic decisions to be made.
* Engage board and staff in a strategic discussion about the direction of their organization and how each business line contributes to the sustainability of their organization.
COST: $125.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
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Leadership Development Series: Managing Change – The Process
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: May 29, 9 to 11 am.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Leadership Development Series – This series is for those who aspire to lead or are currently in leadership roles. Leaders are not always the supervisors or managers. Leaders are everywhere throughout the organization. This series addresses leadership and the roles of the leader in an organization.
Managing Change – The Process Change is inevitable throughout our lifetime. This dynamic seminar focuses on managing transitions and changes in your personal life and in the workplace. Awareness and recognition of your strengths is vital to fortifying your resilience in response to change. Different topics covered include: the processes and stages for individual and group changes, different styles and strategies for taking care of self, and building resilience.
COST: $25.
CONTACT: Ken Gardner, (512) 223-7111, e-mail: matthew.gardner@austincc.edu.
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