Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 7 Alert # 1 - July 1, 2014

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Funding News and Grant Tips

The Funding Information Center is Moving in Two Weeks!
The Library and Information Services Program, which includes the Funding Information Center (FIC), is moving to the sixth floor of the Moreton Building in two weeks.
We will be closed from Monday, July 14 until Thursday, July 17 in order to complete the move. The Funding Alert for that week will be sent out early.
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. If you have any questions, please contact Doug Jumper at doug.jumper@dshs.state.tx.us, (512) 776-7684.
From The Funding Information Center, 7/1/14icon

Wealthy Say Volunteering, Not Money, is Best Way to Help the Poor
Nine in 10 wealthy Americans say they want to help close the income gap between the rich and the poor, according to a new study released today. But only 39 percent say donating money to charities that provide education and employment programs is the way to help the disadvantaged.
Wealthy individuals put more stock in volunteering as a way to help the poor. Forty-eight percent said giving their time and talents to programs that aid the disadvantaged would help create a more level economy. Even more of the survey’s respondents, 53 percent, think the way to create income equality is through job creation by starting or growing businesses, or by promoting business ownership and laws that reduce regulations and taxes for entrepreneurs.
The survey found that women are taking a more active role in wealth planning and decision-making, and many have their own fortunes. Fifty-two percent of women in the study came into their marriages or relationships with financial holdings equal to or larger than those of their partners, something for fundraisers to keep in mind when cultivating gifts from wealthy couples.
The nationwide survey, conducted by U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, polled 680 Americans with investable assets of $3 million or more.
Among other findings:
* One-third of women are the primary income earners or contribute equally to the wealth of their households.
* Three quarters of wealthy millennials (adults under age 35) consider the social and environmental impact of companies they invest in.
* Nearly 80 percent of well-off millennials believe socially conscious investing can help hold businesses and governments accountable for their actions.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Web site, accessed 6/24/14icon

Free Texas Mpowerment Summit at 2014 Texas HIV/STD Conference
As part of the 2014 Texas HIV/STD Conference, Resource Center Dallas will host the Texas Mpowerment Summit, a free lunchtime session from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20.
The Texas Mpowerment Summit is a gathering of the Mpowerment Interventions across Texas. Mpowerment projects focus on community mobilization, education, and social networking targeted for Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM). The Mpowerment Summit will focus on strengthening communication and brainstorming new initiatives to better target high-risk MSM to reduce the rate of HIV/STD infection. Attendees should plan to bring a lunch to this session. Register for Texas Mpowerment Summit at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/texas-mpowerment-summit-registration-11679484653. The registration deadline is July 31, 2014.
For more information on the 2014 Texas HIV/STD Conference go to http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/conference/2014/
From DSHS HIV/STD Program, HIV-STD Insider email, 6/25/14icon

 


Public Funding Opportunities

FY 2014 Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success Grants Competition
SOURCE: Corporation for National and Community Service
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applicants are encouraged to send a Notice of Intent to Apply by 7/15/14. Applications are due 7/31/14 at 5 pm Eastern Standard Time. Successful applicants will be notified by 9/30/14.
$ AVAILABLE: This Notice provides up to $11,160,000 in funding for PFS Competition grant awards.
ELIGIBILITY: States, municipalities (including counties, cities and other municipal forms), regional governmental partnerships and nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and exempt from taxation under section 501(a) and any organization described in sections 170(c)(1) or (2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Social Innovation Fund’s (SIF) Pay for Success Grants Competition (“PFS Competition”) is to advance and develop emerging models that align payment for social services with verified social outcomes. Consistent with the broader purpose of SIF, the intent of the PFS Competition is to encourage the implementation of PFS strategies in order to enhance the reach and impact of innovative community-based solutions that have evidence of improving the lives of people in low-income communities. An additional objective of this competition is to better understand in what fields of practice and under what conditions PFS strategies can scale evidence-based practices, drive better outcomes and achieve greater cost efficiency for preventive social service interventions and services.
CFDA: 24.024
CONTACT: For further information call (202) 606-3223 or email: innovation@cns.gov. For more information see http://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2014/social-innovation-fund-pay-success-grants
From Texas Office, Corporation for National and Community Service email, 6/26/14icon
Subject(s) volunteerism

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21): PA-14-176
SOURCE: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/16, 6/16, 10/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 5/8/17.
$ AVAILABLE: The combined budget for direct costs for the two year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year. 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.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to encourage applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 21). Applications to promote positive health behavior(s) should target social and cultural factors, including, but not limited to: schools, families, communities, population, food industry, age-appropriate learning tools and games, social media, social networking, technology and mass media.
CFDA: 93.361
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-176.html
From NIH Obesity Research Funding Web site, accessed 6/25/14icon
Subject(s) adolescent health, children's health

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01): PA-14-177
SOURCE: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 5/8/17.
$ AVAILABLE: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 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.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to encourage applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 21). Applications to promote positive health behavior(s) should target social and cultural factors, including, but not limited to: schools, families, communities, population, food industry, age-appropriate learning tools and games, social media, social networking, technology and mass media.
CFDA: 93.361
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-177.html
From NIH Obesity Research Funding Web site, accessed 6/25/14icon
Subject(s) adolescent health, children's health

Improving Diabetes Management in Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes (DP3): RFA-DK-14-022
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 2/18/15. Application: 3/18/15 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit up to $3.5 Million in total costs in FY 2015 to fund one to two 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.
PURPOSE: The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research to develop, refine, and pilot test innovative strategies to improve diabetes management in young children with type 1 diabetes (5 years old and under). At the end of the funding period, there should be a well-developed and well-characterized intervention that has been demonstrated to be safe, feasible to implement, acceptable in the target population, and, if promising, ready to be tested in a larger efficacy trial.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-14-022.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 6/27/14icon
Subject(s) children's health, diabetes

Promoting Preventive Health Services for Women: HRSA-14-084
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/21/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $500,000 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b), is eligible to apply for Federal funding under this announcement. Community-based organizations, including faith-based organizations are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this initiative is to improve women’s health across the life course by increasing the use of clinical preventive services. This will be accomplished by: increasing the number of women enrolled in health insurance; raising consumer awareness of the importance of clinical preventive services; and supporting providers in the delivery of quality preventive services. These objectives will be accomplished by a coalition of organizations representing women’s health care providers who will: develop and implement strategies to assist uninsured women in obtaining health insurance coverage; develop and implement strategies to promote awareness among consumers about the importance of clinical preventive services; and provide information and training to providers to support the quality provision of these services.
CFDA: 93.926
CONTACT: Contact HRSA Call Center at (877) Go4-HRSA/(877) 464-4772 or email: CallCenter@HRSA.GOV. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258077
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health, FYI: Weekly Health Resources email, 6/25/14icon
Subject(s) woman's health

Recruitment of Established Investigators: RFA R-15-REI-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/29/14.
$ AVAILABLE: This is a 5-year award and is not renewable. Grant support will be awarded based upon the breadth and nature of the research program proposed. Grant funds of up to $6 million (total costs) for the 5-year period may be requested.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for extensive eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The goal of this award mechanism is to recruit exceptional faculty to universities and/or cancer research institutions in the State of Texas. This award honors outstanding senior investigators with proven track records of research accomplishments combined with excellence in leadership and teaching.
Funding will be given for exceptional candidates who will continue to develop new research methods and techniques in the life, population-based, physical, engineering, or computational sciences and apply them to solving outstanding problems in cancer research that have been inadequately addressed or for which there may be an absence of an established paradigm or technical framework. Ideal candidates will have specific expertise in cancer-related areas needed to address an institutional priority.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_r-15-rei-1.pdf
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 6/12/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Recruitment of First-Time Tenure-Track Faculty Members: RFA R-15-RFT-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/29/14.
$ AVAILABLE: This is a four-year award and is not renewable, although individuals may apply for other future CPRIT funding as appropriate. Grant funds of up to $2,000,000 (total costs) for the four-year period may be requested. Funding is to be used by the candidate to support his or her research program. The award request may include indirect costs of up to five percent of the total award amount (5.263 percent of the direct costs).
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for extensive eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The aim of this award mechanism is to bolster cancer research in Texas by providing financial support to attract very promising investigators who are pursuing their first faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor (first-time, tenure-track faculty members). These individuals must have demonstrated academic excellence, innovation during predoctoral and/or postdoctoral research training, commitment to pursuing cancer research, and exceptional potential for achieving future impact in basic, translational, population-based, or clinical research.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_r-15-rft-1.pdf
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 6/12/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Recruitment of Rising Stars: RFA R-15-RRS-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/29/14.
$ AVAILABLE: This is a five-year award and is not renewable. Grant funds of up to $4,000,000 (total costs) over a five-year period may be requested. Exceptions to this limit will be entertained only if there is compelling written justification. Annual allocations of this award are at the discretion of the awardee, as long as the total award does not exceed $4,000,000. The award request may include indirect costs of up to five percent of the total award amount (5.263 percent of the direct costs).
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for extensive eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The aim of this award mechanism is to bolster cancer research in Texas by providing financial support to attract individuals whose work has outstanding merit, who show a marked capacity for self-direction, and who demonstrate the promise for continued and enhanced contributions to the field of cancer research (“Rising Stars”). Awards are intended to provide institutions with a competitive edge in recruiting the world’s best talent in cancer research, thereby advancing cancer research efforts and promoting economic development in the State of Texas. The recruitment of outstanding scientists will greatly enhance programs of scientific excellence in cancer research and will position Texas as a leader in the fight against cancer.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_r-15-rrs-1.pdf
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 6/12/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research


Private Funding Opportunities

American Association of Kidney Patients Issues RFP for Patient Safety Award Lecture
SOURCE: American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of up to $5,000 will be awarded to fund travel, accommodation expenses, and honorarium costs associated with the lecture.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) status as defined by the Internal Revenue Code, as well as public and/or government agencies.
PURPOSE: For more than 40 years, the American Association of Kidney Patients has been a voice for patients, advocating for improved access to high-quality health care through regulatory and legislative reform at the federal level. The association’s work has improved long-term outcomes in both quality of health and the ability of patients and family members affected by kidney disease to lead a more productive and meaningful life.
AAKP is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for the Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Award, a new annual award created to fund a lecture that advances patient safety by exploring innovation in health systems management.
CONTACT: Call AAKP at (800) 749-2257. For more information see https://www.aakp.org/media-files/press-releases-media/item/jenny-kitsen-award.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 6/27/14icon
Subject(s) health policy research

American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Accepting Applications for David Lehr Research Award
SOURCE: American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $100,000 over two years for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, all applicants must be an ASPET member in good standing.
PURPOSE: The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics is accepting applications for the 2014 David Lehr Research Award, a biennial grant program designed to provide funding for preclinical or clinical research aimed at improving human health.
Through the program, ASPET will award to an investigator who requires bridge funds to enhance a grant application for competitive renewal, an investigator who has a research project currently supported by a “no cost extension” grant and desires additional funds to enhance resubmission, or an investigator who desires funds to acquire preliminary data in support of a new grant submission. The award recipient also will receive a commemorative plaque and complimentary registration and travel expenses for the winner and spouse to attend the ASPET annual meeting.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.aspet.org/awards/aspet/lehr/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/20/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Accepting Application for Research Grant
SOURCE: Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/16/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $98,000 over two years will be awarded as seed funding for basic or clinical research.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the principal or co-investigator must be an orthopaedic surgeon. Ph.Ds and D.V.Ms are eligible to apply if affiliated with an orthopaedic department and working with an orthopaedic surgeon.
PURPOSE: The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation supports independent peer-reviewed musculoskeletal research on clinically relevant advancements that orthopaedic surgeons can apply in daily practice to improve outcomes and help patients enjoy more of life.
To that end, OREF, in partnership with the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, is accepting applications from new investigators for research projects on biologic skeletal reconstruction, including implants and stem cells.
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Kenya D. McRae, vice president of grants, (847) 384-4348, email: mcrae@oref.org; Mary Marino, grants manager, (847) 384-4359, email: marino@oref.org; or Carmen Metoyer, grants administrator, (847) 384-4362; email: metoyer@oref.org. For more information see http://www.oref.org/site/PageServer?pagename=grants_homepage
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/20/14icon
Subject(s) medical research


Events

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health
SPONSOR: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NNLM SCR)
WHEN: July 15, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. This was rescheduled from June 24.
WHERE: Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library, Street Level Classroom, 1133 John Freeman Blvd, (Houston, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices. Upon completion, participants will receive 4 hours of MLA Continuing Education credit.
Participants will be able to:
* Define and describe evidence-based public health.
* Identify a public health need and formulate an answerable question.
* Locate and search applicable literature and resources (such as PubMed, PubMed Health, The Community Toolbox, and others).
* Understand the importance of evaluation and locate helpful resources.
COST: Free but you must register at http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html?schedule_id=2937.
CONTACT: Naomi Gonzales, (800) 338-7657, email: naomi.gonzales@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/training/ebph/
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region email, 6/25/14icon

Simple Strategies for Event Marketing
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: July 8, 5 to 7 pm.
WHERE: Austin Community College - Eastview Campus - Room 3219, 3401 Webberville Road, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: A best practices and strategy session that teaches participants how to use online tools to manage and promote their events. Participants will discover tactics for managing registration online, how to set up an email invitation to bring more response, increase attendance, ticket sales, pre and post event communications, key elements of a successful event website, how to generate social visibility for the event, before, during and after – and how to manage onsite check-in as well as the elements of follow up and why it matters.
COST: $10.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 6/25/14icon

Work-Life Series: Listening Effectively
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: July 10, 9 to 11 am.
WHERE: Austin Community College - Highland Business Center, Room 301.0, 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.
Listening effectively is at the heart of all meaningful communication. This interactive seminar focuses on active listening, which is the process by which you communicate your understanding, willingness, and openness to another person and their message. Specific skills that are addressed include: attending skills, following skills, and reflecting skills.
COST: $25.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 6/25/14icon

Writing Grants from a Funders’ Perspective
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: July 11, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: Austin Community College - Highland Business Center, Room 301.0, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Every grant opportunity reflects the values and needs of a funding agency or foundation. This one-day workshop introduces participants to a systematic approach to developing a program or project idea for funding, identifying the funders’ needs and writing a proposal to match those needs.
Taught by an experienced nonprofit manager and grant writer and packed with techniques based on years of experience, the course will include worksheets, a budget template, and a resource guide to free tools to use in writing a grant.
Interactive exercises are included throughout the day so that everyone leaves with some hands-on experience in looking for funding, developing goals and objectives, identifying sources of data to support the proposal, outlining the narrative, as well as example of the budget for a sample proposal.
Who will benefit? Anyone who is new to grant writing or who needs a refresher and wants to focus on plotting out a program or project idea for grant funding should find what useful tools in this class.
COST: $99.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 6/25/14icon

Effective Communication
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: July 17, 6 to 8 pm.
WHERE: Austin Community College - Highland Business Center, Room 103.2, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Do people have trouble hearing you? Are you unable to get your message across effectively? You have rethought that statement several times, but it still seems to make no impact. Or maybe there’s someone you find it difficult to talk to, or feel as if that person doesn’t care about what you have to say.
Communication style is a crucial element and understanding how your personal communication styles work for and against you will improve your ability to have meaningful interactions with others.
During this two hour workshop, participants will identify their individual communication styles using the “I-SPEAK Your Language” communication system that is centered on the work of Carl Jung. Jung’s work holds that individuals develop different psychological habits or preferences that influence how they process information, make decisions and ultimately communicate with others.
This workshop will not only reveal your preferred style of communication, it will also improve your relationships with co-workers, volunteers, board members and even your boss.
Facilitated by CCBNO Coordinator Lisa Dent
COST: $20.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 6/25/14icon

Supercharge Your Facebook
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: July 18, 2 to 4 pm.
WHERE: Austin Community College - Round Rock Campus, Room 2313.00, 4400 College Park Drive, (Round Rock, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This session is best suited for small businesses or nonprofits that are managing a business page on Facebook. (Different from a personal profile) In this class, participants will learn some of the key strategies and best practices for finding new business, referrals and repeat business using Facebook. We will discuss use of images and video on Facebook, what kind of content to use for higher social visibility and how to offer special downloads and other content to grow your fan base and subscriber lists. We will also cover Facebook Insights reporting and how to manage, automate and monitor Facebook activities using free tools that help with scheduling posts and tracking response.
COST: $10.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 6/25/14icon


Awards in Texas

The Hamon Charitable Foundation of Dallas has granted $10 million to the Parkland Foundation of Dallas for its capital campaign to build a new hospital.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 5/22/14icon

The Samaritan Center of Austin has received a $100,000 Health & Wellness grant from Impact Austin to fund their program "Integrated Health Care for a Healthier Community."
From Texas NonProfits e-mail, 6/23/14icon

 


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