Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 5 Alert # 3 - May 20, 2014

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Funding News and Grant Tips

The Funding Information Center is Moving!
The Library and Information Services Program, which includes the Funding Information Center (FIC), is moving to the sixth floor of the Moreton Building at the end of June 2014.
The newly renovated Moreton Building is located at the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Central Campus in Austin at the corner of 49th Street and Grover.
The Funding Information Center will continue to offer all of the services you have known — library services, grant research, and the weekly Funding Alert — in the new location.
The FIC’s telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same and we will provide additional information on the move in mid-June. If you have any questions, please contact Doug Jumper at doug.jumper@dshs.state.tx.us, (512) 776-7684.
From The Funding Information Center, 5/13/14icon

DSHS Releases Texas HIV Plan for 2014-15
At the end of 2012, 72,932 Texans were living with HIV. In that year alone, 4,265 Texans learned they had HIV, a number very similar to the new diagnoses reported each year since 2003. As treatment advances continue to increase the quality and length of life for many people living with HIV, this consistent number of new infections results in a five to six percent increase in the number of Texans living with HIV each year.
The just released 2014-15 Texas HIV Plan presents framework and strategies to reduce the number of new HIV infections and provide treatment and care for those living with HIV. This new plan will:
* Prioritize actions and coordinate the use of resources across individuals and organizations in communities and groups affected by HIV.
* Identify common goals.
* Harmonize strategies and evaluation.
* Enrich local action rather than direct it.
Instead of a detailed compilation of strategies in local plans, the Texas HIV Plan takes an overarching approach. The goal of the plan is to reduce new HIV infections by focusing on two lines of attack:
* Decrease risk for populations and communities vulnerable to HIV.
* Reduce the amount of virus present in communities by reducing undiagnosed and untreated HIV infections.
The Texas HIV Plan uses a comprehensive approach based on public health principles and the Continuum of Care developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The HRSA continuum shows the range of possible engagement in care, beginning with awareness of HIV status and spanning a range of engagement levels, ending with people with HIV fully engaged in medical care. The HRSA continuum has been expanded into the Texas spectrum of HIV engagement.
Current strategies to prevent and treat HIV have resulted in a contained epidemic, but there are still about 4,100 Texans diagnosed every year. For Texas to push past the plateau in new cases, addressing how and why the virus is spread with a comprehensive, coordinated strategy is necessary.
The Funding Information Center (FIC) was established in January 1990 to serve as a clearinghouse to research and disseminate HIV/AIDS-related funding information to the Texas public.
From DSHS HIV/STD Program HIV/STD Insider e-mail, 5/6/14icon

Lack of Women in Leadership Positions Hurts Nonprofits
Nonprofit organizations are missing out on donations and hobbling their own efforts by not putting more women in board and leadership positions, a poll of female nonprofit employees commissioned by the Chronicle of Philanthropy and New York University's George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising finds.
According to the poll, 59 percent of respondents working at nonprofits with at least $25 million in assets said their organizations would be more effective at advancing their mission if they had more women on the board, while 58 percent said their fundraising efforts among women would be more effective. Conducted by Harris Interactive, the survey also found that 40 percent of women at large nonprofits said their organizations did not put as much effort into identifying and soliciting donations from affluent women as they do men, and that as a result their organizations were leaving money on the table, while 36 percent said wealthy female donors were given the same respect as wealthy male donors.
Debra Mesch, director of the Women's Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University, told the Chronicle that the lack of attention given to women as donors or board members was consistent with her own research. Even though women donors tend to be more loyal than their male counterparts and are often better at asking their networks for donations and other resources, they "are not considered as major donors or perceived to be the decision makers," said Mesch. "We certainly see that in many studies there are financial gains for organizations when more women are on the board."
The poll also found that 57 percent of all respondents who were not CEOs said they aspire to lead a nonprofit, including 72 percent of women age 33 and younger. Those who do not have that ambition cited as their reasons the time commitment required (55 percent) and the stress involved (44 percent) in leading a nonprofit. Only 7 percent of the women surveyed said they didn't think they were capable of taking a top leadership position, while 44 percent said their organization favors men over equally qualified women for such positions.
Jan Masaoka, chief executive officer of the California Association of Nonprofits, told the Chronicle that people who make hiring decisions tend to gravitate toward candidates who are like them, so that when a board is dominated by men, it tends to choose men to fill executive positions. "Boards will often spend a lot of time on the desired profile of the type of person they want in terms of skills and professional background," said Masaoka. "Then they'll turn around and hire the people they like and they ignore the profile."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest This Week e-mail, 5/7/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

HIV Vaccine Research and Design (HIVRAD) Program (P01): PAR-14-206
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/29/14. Application: 7/29/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of one to three awards, corresponding to a total of $5 million, for fiscal year 2015. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. 
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support multi-component, multi-disciplinary projects that address important scientific questions relevant to AIDS prophylactic vaccine discovery research. Extensive modeling of vaccine concepts in non-human primates may be included. 
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-206.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Funding e-mail, 5/12/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Public Awareness, Education, and Communication Services
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/12/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The average yearly dollar amount of this contract for Fiscal Years (FY) 2008 to date has been $5 million per year. Respondents should be aware that there are no guarantees as to the future number or dollar amount of task orders.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas, by and through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), seeks to award a blanket contract(s) for Public Awareness, Education and Communication services in accordance with the specifications contained in this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to one or several respondents for use on an “as needed basis” by one or all of the Health and Human Services agencies.
The intent of this RFP is to identify and award blanket contracts to marketing/advertising firms that have a range of capabilities, everything from a full-service marketing/advertising firm that can provide all services detailed in this RFP, to firms that specialize in a more limited range of services. Responses to this RFP should describe the capabilities and experience of the Respondents to provide the services listed in the RFP. Respondents must identify if they are a full-service marketing/advertising firm that can provide all services detailed in this RFP or if they are a marketing/advertising firm that specializes in a more limited range of services. If respondent is offering a more limited range of services, respondent must identify all services they provide.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Elizabeth Ward, (512) 206-5468, email: elizabeth.ward@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information see http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/contract/E529150004/docs/15-0004-publicawareness.pdf
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Procurement and Contracting Services email, 5/13/14icon
Subject(s) health information

Services to Children with Autism, Ages Three through Fifteen in Two HHSC Regions
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/19/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), on behalf of the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), seeks to establish single contracts in each of two HHSC Regions (10 and either 4 or 11), with respondents capable of providing services to children with autism, ages three through fifteen in accordance with the scope of services contained in this RFP.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Kevin Warren, (512) 206-4772, email: kevin.warren@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information see http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=111344
From Electronic State Business Daily web site, accessed 5/15/14icon
Subject(s) children's health, health care services


Private Funding Opportunities

ABMRF/Foundation for Alcohol Research Invites Applications for Alcohol Research Projects
SOURCE: ABMRF/Foundation for Alcohol Research
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/15/15.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants are awarded for either one or two years, for a maximum of up to $75,000 for each of the years.
ELIGIBILITY: Grants are made to academic and research institutions (not individuals) in the United States, Canada, and South Africa. Priority is given to projects led by young investigators, but the foundation does not support students or trainees in pre- or postdoctoral programs.
PURPOSE: The AMBRF/Foundation for Alcohol Research is inviting applications for grants in support of research on the effects of alcohol consumption on health and behavior.
The foundation encourages basic and clinical research, including epidemiology. Examples of research topics include factors influencing underage drinking, mechanisms of alcohol-related organ injury, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and effects of alcohol on general health. Areas of particular interest include studies on how particular patterns of consumption (quantity of alcohol consumed, types of alcoholic beverages consumed, frequency of consumption, and context) are related to health and behavioral outcomes; and interdisciplinary, bioinformatics, and other approaches to genetic and environmental factors that influence the patterns of consumption of alcoholic beverages and related consequences.
The foundation does not support research on treatment of the complications of advanced alcoholism. However, research involving treatment paradigms intended to elucidate the pathogenesis of alcohol-related problems will be considered.
CONTACT: Grants Program Administrator, (410) 821-7066, email: grantinfo@abmrf.org. For more information see http://www.abmrf.org/grant_program
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/9/14icon
Subject(s) substance abuse research

Aetna Foundation Regional Grants Program – GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities
SOURCE: Aetna Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Cycle 1: 6/5/14 at 5 pm EDT. Cycle 2: 6/16/14 to 7/30/14 at 5 pm EDT.
$ AVAILABLE: The Aetna Foundation will award regional grants at two levels: $25,000 or $50,000.
* Indirect costs may not exceed 15 percent of the total amount requested.
* Grant requests cannot exceed 20 percent of an applicant's total operating budget.
ELIGIBILITY: In Texas, grants are only made in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
PURPOSE: The Aetna Foundation Regional Grants Program – GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities – funds community wellness initiatives aligned with our Healthy Eating and Active Living focus area in our designated funding locations. Grants will support local initiatives that promote eating fresh fruits and vegetables and being physically active, which can help to prevent obesity and many chronic health conditions. Grants will target underserved, low-income and minority communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy, and where social and environmental factors may limit people’s ability to be physically active.
Types of Projects We Seek to Support:
* Community-based nutrition education and exercise programs for children and families.
* Efforts to increase the availability or affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables.
* Programs that help families to select and prepare healthy foods on a limited budget.
* Community gardening and urban farming activities.
* Innovative approaches to making physical activity accessible, affordable and fun (e.g., digital solutions).
We will give priority consideration to applications that focus on healthy eating and active living 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 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 5/14/14icon
Subject(s) nutrition/food service

Evaluation of the African American Faith-Based Mental Health Education and Awareness Initiative
SOURCE: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Interest: 6/17/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation seeks to award a one-year grant of up to $30,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Texas-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) or governmental organizations.
PURPOSE: The goal of the evaluation is to support grantee learning throughout the planning and implementation of their projects and to later capture the outcomes of the initiative. The foundation will review the letters and invite those organizations whose skill and capacity best reflect the ability to successfully complete the evaluation project to submit a full proposal.
CONTACT: Questions about the Request for Letters of Interest may be emailed to hogggrants@austin.utexas.edu. For technical inquiries, call grants management staff at (512) 471-5041. The foundation will not accept phone calls regarding the request for letters of interest except for questions related to technical issues with the online submission process. For more information see http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/uploads/documents/Faith-Based%20Initiative%20Evaluation%20LOI.pdf
From Hogg Foundation for Mental Health email, 5/14/14icon
Subject(s) mental health, minority health, medical research

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Seeks Applications for Mental Health Research
SOURCE: Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $20,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a faculty member at an accredited college or university, or be affiliated with an accredited human service organization that is 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 possess relevant experience.
PURPOSE: The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation is accepting applications for support of behavioral and psychological research studies based in the United States or Canada.
Through its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Fellows program, the fund will award grants of up to $20,000 in support of efforts to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate strategies to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. In addition, the fund will 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: Lauren Weinberger, email: lauren.weinberger@fahsbeckfund.org. For more information see http://www.fahsbeckfund.org/pdf_files/Faculty-Post-Doc_Guidelines.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 5/15/14icon
Subject(s) medical research, mental health

Lesbian Health Fund Accepting Applications for Research Projects
SOURCE: Lesbian Health Fund (LHF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for qualifying research projects. In general, investigators are notified by mail approximately two months from the application deadline of approval for funding.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Lesbian Health Fund, a program of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and their healthcare providers about lesbian health issues. LHF's mission is to improve the health of lesbians, other sexual minority women, and their families through research.
The fund supports research in the areas of understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support; eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates; development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other sexual minority women, including but not limited to depression, identity-related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease; and sexually transmitted infections; and sexual and reproductive health, including family and parenting issues.
It is expected that the results from LHF funded studies will be published in peer-reviewed journals. LHF also requires a presentation of original research findings to be made at either the GLMA annual conference, or at the Women In Medicine Conference. Research budgets can include up to $750 to subsidize travel costs.
CONTACT: For questions please email to lhf@glma.org or call (202) 600-8037. For more information see http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=959&grandparentID=594&parentID=922&nodeID=1
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/9/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Medical Library Association Seeks Applications for 2015 Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant
SOURCE: Medical Library Association (MLA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $1,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold a graduate degree in library science; be a practicing health sciences librarian with at least two years of professional experience; and be a citizen of or have permanent residence status in either the United States or Canada. Priority will be given to individual MLA members.
PURPOSE: The Medical Library Association is seeking applications for its 2015 Research, Development, and Demonstration Project grant program.
Grants will be awarded in support of research, development, and demonstration projects designed to promote excellence in the field of health sciences librarianship and information sciences. The program does not support activities that are operational in nature or have only local usefulness. More than one award may be granted in a year.
CONTACT: Please contact the MLA at (312) 419-9094 x15. For more information see http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp4702-medical-library-association-seeks-applications-for-2015-research-development-and-demonstration-project-grant
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/9/14icon
Subject(s) health literacy

National Center for Creative Aging Invites Applications for Technical Assistance Program
SOURCE: National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/13/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $5,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, organizations must have 501(c)(3) tax exempt status (organizations operating under the fiscal sponsorship of another agency are not eligible), have an annual organizational budget of at least $150,000, and be a current NCCA Organizational Member.
PURPOSE: The National Center for Creative Aging is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging and to developing programs that build on this understanding.
NCCA is inviting applications from NCCA members for the MetLife Foundation Creativity and Aging Technical Assistance Grant, which supports the development of arts and aging programs in the areas of lifelong learning, health and wellness, and/or community engagement. 
Grants will be awarded to help organizations host and provide onsite technical assistance to a MetLife Foundation Leadership Award winner. The Leadership Award Winner will mentor senior staff and will help train staff, partnering organizations, and community members in developing an arts program. The grant also is intended to support the production of a half-day best practices forum that brings together programs, organizations, and community partners dedicated to the arts, education, health, social work, and aging in the community.
CONTACT: Katie Fitzgerald at email: Kfitzgerald@creativeaging.org. For more information see http://www.creativeaging.org/programs-people/metlife-initiative/metlife-foundation-creativity-and-aging-technical-assistance
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/9/14icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, health promotion/wellness

National Foundation for Cancer Research Accepting Nominations for 2015 Szent-Györgyi Prize
SOURCE: National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/30/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The prize recipient will be honored at a formal dinner and award ceremony and will receive a $25,000 cash prize. In addition, the recipient will lead the next Szent-Györgyi prize committee as honorary chair.
ELIGIBILITY: Nominations may be made by individuals from the research community, industry, government, and other organizations that are sufficiently familiar with the research accomplishments and contributions of the nominee. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Candidates must have made an original discovery or breakthrough in scientific understanding that has led to better prevention, earlier diagnosis, or new treatments for patients with cancer.
PURPOSE: The National Foundation for Cancer Research is accepting nominations for the 2015 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research.
The annual prize, named in honor of Albert Szent-Györgyi, Nobel Laureate and co-founder of NFCR, is awarded to an outstanding researcher whose scientific achievements have expanded our understanding of cancer and whose discoveries have made possible new approaches to preventing, diagnosing, and/or treating cancer.
The prize is designed to stimulate continued investment in the pioneering research that will produce scientific breakthroughs and lead to a deeper understanding of the scientific concepts underlying the genetics and molecular makeup of cancer.
CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research, (800) 321-CURE (2873). For more information see http://www.nfcr.org/prize
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 5/15/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research

National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Research Projects
SOURCE: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation (NIHCM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: 7/14/14. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications in September.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation will award a total of up to $250,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Individual researchers and all types of organizations and institutions, including both nonprofit and for-profit entities, are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry from research projects with great potential to inform improvements to the U.S. healthcare system.
Through its research grants program, the foundation will award grants to support investigator-initiated research related to reducing health spending in the U.S., enhancing the quality of health care, and/or expanding access to health insurance and healthcare services. Projects must advance existing knowledge in the areas of healthcare financing, delivery, management, and/or policy.
CONTACT: Julie Schoenman, (202) 296-4192, email: nihcm@nihcm.org. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and use "RESEARCH GRANT QUESTION" in the subject line. For more information see http://www.nihcm.org/grants/research-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 5/15/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Public Health Services and Systems Research
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/23/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to nine awards of up to $350,000 each for a maximum of 24 months will be available.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants may be either public entities or nonprofit organizations or academic institutions that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
PURPOSE: This solicitation aims to expand the evidence for administrative and policy mechanisms that improve quality, efficiency and value in public health delivery.
Studies funded through this solicitation will focus on multidisciplinary research that examines the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services and the subsequent impact on population health outcomes. Projects may seek to: 1) elucidate the health and economic value of public health activities; 2) understand how elements of the public health system influence the effective implementation of evidence-based public health strategies and/or strategies for collaboration between the public health and clinical health care delivery systems; and/or 3) test the impact of alternative strategies for delivering evidence-based public health services and/or collaborative approaches aimed at community health improvement between the public health and clinical health care delivery systems. Public health strategies include programs, policies, laws, services, and administrative practices that are implemented by a variety of contributors within public health delivery systems for the primary purpose of promoting health and/or preventing disease and injury on a population-wide basis.
CONTACT: Emily Patrick, (504) 224-9043, email: phssr@nnphi.org. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/public-health-services-and-systems-research.html?cid=xem_a8224&rid=bnn9EEQDiNZFW-2igFDMXl2gKhGEsTUVVdhdaVE2UAc
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 5/15/14icon
Subject(s) health policy research, public health


Events

VolunTier Course 1: Best Practices and Emerging Trends in Volunteer Management
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: May 29, 8:30 am to noon.
WHERE: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, 7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 400, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Wondering how effective is your volunteer program? Or could be? This interactive session will focus on methods and emerging trends for managing, strengthening, and sustaining volunteer programs to meet ever-changing economic, social, and volunteer realities. Come explore how investment in the volunteer experience can yield significant impact and outcomes. Learn tangible ways to ensure the volunteer experience is valuable: idea stimulators, action steps, real life examples, surveying and assessments, and other practical how-to tools including:
* Developing a philosophy statement for volunteers and making it a mantra for everyone in your organization.
* Integrating volunteer support into every department of the organization.
* Asking legal counsel the right risk management questions about volunteers.
* Assessing staff training needs for working with volunteers.
* Discovering how the right volunteer can help you.
COST: $65 Greenlights members / $105 non-members.
CONTACT: If you have any questions, call (512) 477-5955 ext. 271.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success Web site, accessed 5/14/14icon

Board Summit
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: June 12, 6 to 8:45 pm.
WHERE: Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: If you've been thinking about sharing your time and talents with the community by joining a nonprofit board of directors, the Board Summit is for you. This one-of-a-kind event is designed to help you get to know 50 diverse, locally-based nonprofit organizations who are seeking talented professionals like you to add new energy and leadership to their boards:
* Network with more than 400 business, nonprofit and other community leaders.
* Enjoy a catered reception.
* Attend a special presentation about the tremendous impact you can have on our community as a board member.
* Learn about the major roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members and discover how to ask the right questions to ensure you find a great fit for your skills and interests.
Nonprofit board members get an insider's view of an organization’s challenges and successes, influence organizational strategy, develop new skills and connect with other community leaders.
Whether you're new to board service or have years of experience to lend to a new organization, there's never been a better time to stand up for your community by sitting on a nonprofit board.
COST: $35 Greenlights members / $35 non-members.
CONTACT: If you have any questions, call (512) 477-5955 ext. 271.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success Web site, accessed 5/14/14icon

WEBINAR - Board Essentials Online
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: June 23, 1 to 2 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This live, interactive, online training presentation provides the fundamental principles and best practices that every nonprofit board member…and the staff who work with them…should know.
Join us from anywhere to learn the top 10 roles and responsibilities of board members, with special emphasis on the board’s role in financial oversight, fundraising, planning, and partnering with the organization’s executive leader. You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the important roles of nonprofit board members and dozens of ideas for enhancing your board's impact and effectiveness. 
Web site link and dial-in information will be sent to registrants a few days prior to the training.
COST: $15 Greenlights members / $30 non-members.
CONTACT: If you have any questions, call (512) 477-5955 ext. 271.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success Web site, accessed 5/14/14icon

VolunTier Course 2: Re-energizing and Expanding Your Volunteer Program
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: June 26, 8:30 am to noon.
WHERE: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, 7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 400, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Are you a volunteer manager interested in expanding your volunteer program? Need help in defining how? VolunTier 2 is tailored for the experienced volunteer engagement manager who is ready to expand current or introduce new volunteer programming.
We will share program successes and dig deep with your peers who are implementing effective, innovative volunteer engagement tactics. We will discuss how to use metrics and communication tactics to create your own volunteer brand strategy and give you practical tools to help you devise a workable volunteer programming plan to build and grow a sustainable and robust volunteer program.
You will learn how to: track and report volunteer activity and progress to the right people and why; design and implement a customized brand strategy for your program; maximize volunteer potential and effectiveness through volunteer leaders; and secure staff buy-in through training staff to work with volunteers.
COST: $65 Greenlights members / $105 non-members.
CONTACT: If you have any questions, call (512) 477-5955 ext. 271.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success Web site, accessed 5/14/14icon

VolunTier Course 3: Volunteer Managers as Community Leaders
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: June 26, 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.
You will learn how to: strategically plan for and grow your volunteer department and staff; enhance volunteer engagement for your organization through community partnerships; build and grow leadership skills to be a key community resource; and advocate for your role and profession.
COST: $65 Greenlights members / $105 non-members.
CONTACT: If you have any questions, call (512) 477-5955 ext. 271.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success Web site, accessed 5/14/14icon


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Last updated June 17, 2014