Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 8 Alert # 1 - August 5, 2014

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Foundations Report Robust Investment Returns in FY13
Investment returns for private foundations averaged 15.6 percent (net of fees) in fiscal year 2013, up from 12 percent in FY12, a study by the Commonfund Institute and the Council on Foundations finds.
Based on data from a 153 private foundations, the annual survey found that funders with assets of more than $500 million saw the highest average return, 16.5 percent, while those with assets between $101 million and $500 million and those with assets of less than $101 million reported average returns of 15.5 percent and 15.2 percent, respectively. The study also found that trailing three-year returns averaged 8.7 percent, up from 7.9 percent in FY12; trailing five-year returns jumped to 12 percent from 1.7 percent, as the -25.9 percent return of FY08 dropped out of the five-year calculation; and trailing ten-year returns averaged 6.9 percent, compared with 7.9 percent the previous year.
Among asset classes, domestic equities produced the highest returns — an average of 31.8 percent, or double the 15.9 percent return for international equities — while alternative strategies generated a return of 7.3 percent and short-term securities/cash/other returned 0.1 percent. Fixed income produced a negative return (-0.7 percent) in FY13, as historically low interest rates began to rise and bond prices fell. Within the category of alternative strategies, distressed debt returned 24.4 percent, followed by venture capital (14.2 percent), marketable alternative strategies (12.6 percent), and private equity (11.4 percent).
As the year ended, the foundations in the sample held total assets of $94.1 billion and had allocated 24 percent of those assets to domestic equities (compared with 26 percent in FY12), 9 percent to fixed income (vs. 11 percent), 20 percent to international equities (vs. 16 percent), 42 percent to alternative strategies (vs. 42 percent), and 5 percent to short-term securities/cash/other (vs. 5 percent).
From the Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest email, 7/29/14icon

DSHS Children with Special Health Care Needs: Needs Assessment Survey
As part of a statewide needs assessment, the Division for Family and Community Health at the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is currently conducting a survey of families that have a child with special health care needs and the health and safety of Texas communities.
This assessment will help guide priorities of how to improve the health of Texas families for the next five years. Input is being sought from any Texas family who has a child with special health care needs. Survey participation is voluntary and anonymous, and should only take 15 minutes. There are two links available:
English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TX_CSHCN2014
Spanish: https://es.surveymonkey.com/s/ESP_CSHCN2014
The Deadline is August 30. For questions or assistance with this survey, contact MaternalHealth@dshs.state.tx.us.
From DSHS School Health Program Friday Beat email, 7/25/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Bioreactors for Reparative Medicine (R41/R42): RFA-HL-15-004
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to the application due date. Application: 10/10/14, 4/14/15, 10/14/15, 4/14/16, 10/14/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The issuing IC and partner components intend to commit $5.4 million to fund approximately six awards for this FOA. Based on the number of meritorious applications received, funding is anticipated for up to four Phase I or Fast-Tracks in FY 2015, up to two Phase I or Fast-Tracks in FY2016, and/or two Phase IIs in FY 2017.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: Major obstacles to the generation of functional tissues and their widespread use are limited by rudimentary tissue growth technologies. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage small businesses to develop sophisticated and complex biomimetic culture systems that are capable of precise control of the cellular and three-dimensional organ microenvironment, and which address the unique physiological dynamics of heart, lung and blood tissues. Projects awarded under this announcement should show evidence of developing or using good laboratory practice (GLP) standards and/or good manufacturing practices (GMP) standards, which play an important role in the adoption of many technologies used for pre-clinical research. Additionally, sources of cell variability should be discussed in the context of potential elements of measurement assurance and use of reference materials. For projects proposing clinical grade bioreactors and clinical investigations, an applicant must provide evidence that they have contacted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for guidance concerning the development of their bioreactor device, such as correspondence regarding Investigational New Drug (IND) Application and status of their project in a timeline related to Federal regulatory approval processes.
CFDA: 93.837, 93.838, 93.839, 93.350
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-15-004.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Bioreactors for Reparative Medicine (R43/R44): RFA-HL-15-008
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to the application due date. Application: 10/10/14, 4/14/15, 10/14/15, 4/14/16, 10/14/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The issuing IC and partner components intend to commit $15,975,000 to fund approximately 19 awards for this FOA and the companion FOA, RFA-HL-15-017.
For RFA-HL-008, participating ICs intend to fund up to eight Phase I or Fast-Tracks in FY 2015, up to three Phase I or Fast-Tracks in FY 2016, and/or up to five Phase IIs in FY 2017.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: Major obstacles to the generation of functional tissues and their widespread use are limited by rudimentary tissue growth technologies. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage small businesses to develop sophisticated and complex biomimetic culture systems that are capable of precise control of the cellular and three-dimensional organ microenvironment, and which address the unique physiological dynamics of heart, lung and blood tissues. Projects awarded under this announcement should show evidence of developing or using good laboratory practice (GLP) standards and/or good manufacturing practices (GMP) standards, which play an important role in the adoption of many technologies used for pre-clinical research. Additionally, sources of cell variability should be discussed in the context of potential elements of measurement assurance and use of reference materials. For projects proposing clinical grade bioreactors and clinical investigations, an applicant must provide evidence that they have contacted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for guidance concerning the development of their bioreactor device, such as correspondence regarding Investigational New Drug (IND) Application and status of their project in a timeline related to Federal regulatory approval processes.
CFDA: 93.837, 93.838, 93.839, 93.286, 93.350
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-15-008.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Bioreactors for Reparative Medicine - SBIR Direct Phase II (R44): RFA-HL-15-017
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to the application due date. Application: 10/14/15, 4/14/16, 10/14/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total cost of $15,975,000 to fund approximately 19 awards for this FOA and the companion SBIR FOA, RFA-HL-15-008.
For RFA-HL-15-017, funding is anticipated for up to two awards in FY 2016, and/or up to three awards in FY 2017.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: Major obstacles to the generation of functional tissues and their widespread use are limited by rudimentary tissue growth technologies. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage small businesses to develop sophisticated and complex biomimetic culture systems that are capable of precise control of the cellular and three-dimensional organ microenvironment, and which address the unique physiological dynamics of heart, lung and blood tissues. Projects awarded under this announcement should show evidence of developing or using good laboratory practice (GLP) standards and/or good manufacturing practices (GMP) standards, which play an important role in the adoption of many technologies used for pre-clinical research. Additionally, sources of cell variability should be discussed in the context of potential elements of measurement assurance and use of reference materials. For projects proposing clinical grade bioreactors and clinical investigations, an applicant must provide evidence that they have contacted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for guidance concerning the development of their bioreactor device, such as correspondence regarding Investigational New Drug (IND) Application and status of their project in a timeline related to Federal regulatory approval processes.
CFDA: 93.837, 93.838, 93.839, 93.286
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-15-017.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) (U01): RFA-CA-14-012
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/14/14. Application: 11/14/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit to CISNET a total of $8.4 million for fiscal year 2015. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. The funds will be used to support approximately six awards (one per cancer site).
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* U.S. territory or possession.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions) are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a continuation of Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) program. This FOA invites applications for collaborative research projects using simulation and other modeling techniques for specific cancer sites (see below). The proposed research is expected to generate sophisticated, evidence-based decision tools that could inform international/national/regional/local decisions on the most efficient utilization of existing and emerging technologies and strategies for the control of cancer.
CFDA: 93.393, 93.394, 93.395, 93.396, 93.399
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-14-012.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Immune and Inflammatory Mechanisms in Alzheimer's Disease (R01): RFA-AG-15-018
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/29/14. Application: 1/29/15 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $4 million in FY 2015 to fund six to eight awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* U.S. territory or possession.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions) are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The goal of this FOA is to establish the role of the brain innate immune system, the systemic immune system, and the crosstalk and changes with age between the two in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. An interdisciplinary and integrative research approach to identify the cell networks and meditators of the brain and systemic immune and inflammatory systems is expected to give greater insight into the etiological mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-15-018.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/14icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research

Mucosal Environment and HIV Prevention (MEHP II) (R01): RFA-AI-14-036
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/21/14. Application: 11/21/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIAID intends to commit $1.2 million in FY 2015 to fund one to two awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Mucosal Environment and HIV Prevention II (MEHP II) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications that support innovative proof-of-concept/feasibility non-vaccine biomedical prevention (nBP) research needed to support and advance the development of safer and more effective microbicides and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) strategies. The MEHP II will support innovative, high-risk, hypothesis-driven research that provides a better understanding of how prevention products/drug delivery strategies interact with the micro- and macro-environments of the male and female genital and gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa.
CFDA: 93.855; 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-036.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database email, 7/28/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, medical research

Paul B. Beeson Clinical Scientist Development Award in Aging (K08): RFA-AG-15-016
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/7/14. Application: 11/7/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit approximately $1 million in FY 2014 to support five to seven awards. 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.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* U.S. territory or possession.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions) are not eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages and assists the development of future leaders in the field of aging by supporting clinically trained (primarily physician) faculty members early in their careers to gain additional research training and to establish independent programs in aging research.
The John A. Hartford Foundation (http://www.jhartfound.org/) and The American Federation for Aging Research (http://www.afar.org/) are interested in independently funding applications submitted under this initiative.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-15-016.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/14icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, health professions training, medical research

Paul B. Beeson Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award in Aging (K23): RFA-AG-15-017
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/7/14. Application: 11/7/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit approximately $1 million in FY 2014 to support five to seven awards. 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.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* U.S. territory or possession.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions) are not eligible to apply.
The sponsoring applicant institution should have a well-established research and clinical career development program with an emphasis or specialty in geriatrics, or other topical areas within aging research. It should have faculty qualified in aging research to serve as mentors.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages and assists the development of future leaders in the field of aging by supporting clinically trained (primarily physician) faculty members early in their careers to gain additional research training and to establish independent programs in aging research.
The John A. Hartford Foundation (http://www.jhartfound.org/) and The American Federation for Aging Research (http://www.afar.org/) are interested in independently funding applications submitted under this initiative.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-15-017.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/14icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, health professions training, medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Foundation Accepting Applications for Sports Medicine Research Projects
SOURCE: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Foundation (AMSSM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/3/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the primary investigator must be an AMSSM member at the time of grant submission. Resident and fellow AMSSM members may apply as the principal investigator but must have at least one full AMSSM member listed as a co-investigator at the time of application.
PURPOSE: The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Foundation is accepting applications for its Research Grant Awards, an annual program designed to foster original scientific investigations by AMSSM members.
Grants will be awarded to research projects that investigate issues within the broad discipline of sports medicine, including clinical practice, injury prevention and rehabilitation, basic science, epidemiology, and education. The program is designed to provide partial support of research projects. Grantee institutions are expected to provide all necessary basic facilities and services that normally would be expected to exist in any institution qualified to undertake such research.
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.amssm.org/ResearchImages/AMSSMFoundation-4.pdf
From the Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest email, 7/18/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Foundation for Women’s Wellness Accepting Applications for 2014 Fellowship Awards
SOURCE: Foundation for Women’s Wellness
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: 8/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Four one-time grants of $3,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants should be MD and/or PhD candidates, fellows, residents or junior investigators/ assistant researchers at accredited U.S. medical institutions.
PURPOSE: The Foundation for Women’s Wellness, a nonprofit charity that works to improve women’s health by raising support for innovative early stage research and education, is accepting applications for its 2014 Fellowship Awards.
Fellows’ work must focus on basic, clinical, or epidemiological research; the foundation will not consider sociological or population-related investigations.
CONTACT: Sharon Cravitz, (303) 548-0595, email: sharoncravitz@thefww.org. For more information see http://thefww.org/fellowship-awards/
From the Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest email, 7/18/14icon
Subject(s) medical research, women's health

Foundation for Women’s Wellness Accepting Letters of Inquiry for 2014 Research Awards
SOURCE: Foundation for Women’s Wellness
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: 8/15/14. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications. Final awardees will be selected before year’s end. The exact decision date will depend on the number of submissions received.
$ AVAILABLE: Two grants of $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, lead investigators must be an M.D. and/or Ph.D. with a faculty appointment at an accredited U.S. medical institution. Affiliated institutions must accept the award on the awardees’ behalf with no administrative costs deducted.
PURPOSE: The Foundation for Women’s Wellness, a nonprofit charity that works to improve women’s health by raising support for innovative early stage research and education, is accepting Letters of Inquiry for small, short-term studies with the potential to improve medical knowledge related to women's health.
Through the FWW Research Awards program, the foundation will award grants for projects focused on cardiovascular disease, top female cancers, the role of hormones in disease and stage-of-life health issues such as pregnancy and menopause, and topics disproportionately affecting women. This may include disease prevention and/or treatment, identifying gender differences, and/or improving quality of life health concerns.
CONTACT: Sharon Cravitz, (303) 548-0595, email: sharoncravitz@thefww.org. For more information see http://thefww.org/research-awards/
From the Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest email, 7/18/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research, cardiovascular/heart disease, medical research, women's health

Ronald McDonald House Grants
SOURCE: Ronald McDonald House Charities
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/29/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant amounts vary.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Ronald McDonald House Charities is accepting applications for its Children's Health Grant program to support projects that directly improve the health and well-being of children.
CONTACT: Please contact grants@rmhc.org. For more information see http://www.rmhc.org/grants
From Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) School Health Program Friday Beat email, 8/1/14icon
Subject(s) children's health

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Invites Applications for Program Enhancement Award
SOURCE: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/23/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Four grants of up to $2,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the program must initiate from a department of family medicine or one of its divisions or a family medicine residency program. In addition, the faculty member designated as project leader must be a current STFM member, a full-time faculty member at a family medicine department or family medicine residency program, and be employed in academic family medicine for no more than 10 years.
PURPOSE: The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine is an association of nearly five thousand family medicine educators, including medical school professors, preceptors, residency program faculty, residency program directors, and others involved in family medicine education.
Through its annual Family Medicine Program Enhancement Award program, STFM awards grants for family medicine programs to implement enhancements at their institutions while developing the leadership skills of family medicine faculty. Preference will be given to programs whose project leaders are early in their academic careers.
CONTACT: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, (800) 274-7928 or (913) 906-6000, email: stfmoffice@stfm.org. For more information see http://www.stfm.org/CareerDevelopment/Awards/ProgramEnhancementAward
From the Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest email, 7/25/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research


Events

Nonprofit Employment: The Search, The Resume, The Job
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: August 19, 6 to 8 pm.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, Room 201.0, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Join Barry Silverberg, a 38-year veteran of the nonprofit sector, for a non-traditional perspective to finding, getting, and keeping a job in the nonprofit sector.
Transitioning from the corporate workforce or seeking another position in the nonprofit sector can be a tricky feat. This discussion will give you a new perspective on your career, your resume and your job search. Gain insight on how to make the transition, how to write a nonprofit resume, and how to identify your competencies.
You will leave with a new perspective and useful tools to achieve all of the above.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: Lisa Bussett, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.bussett@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 7/30/14icon

Swingin’ Social Media: What the Jazz Basics Can Teach Us about Social Media
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: August 20, 11 am to 1 pm.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, Room 103.2, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This lively, two-hour workshop will use the most basic elements of Jazz theory to teach you how to best build a passionate and connected network of followers through social media. We’ll explore social media best practices and also look at the high-level strategic decisions while listening to some great tunes and learning about America’s most original art form.
No social media experience is necessary for this workshop, but even if you already manage your audience well, you’ll learn a new and exciting way to think about social media communications. Feel free to bring a lunch to feed yourself while you feed your brain.
COST: $25.
CONTACT: Lisa Bussett, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.bussett@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 7/30/14icon

A Project Management Approach
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: August 28, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, Room 411.0, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (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: Lisa Bussett, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.bussett@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 7/30/14icon

The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox: Program Effectiveness, Performance Measurement & Results
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: August 28, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: ACC Eastview Campus, Room 8500, 3401 Webberville Road, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: One of the most talked about subjects in the nonprofit sector is the question of effectiveness, performance measurement, and results—collectively referred to as “outcomes.” Nonprofit organizations are increasingly being pressed to measure and report their outcomes regularly to funders and other constituents.
Learn what large organizations already know:
94 percent of the money given to charity in the U.S. goes to only six percent of the charities.
Why?
Yes, it because they are bigger, have large public relations budgets, and are very well known, but it is also because they have learned and are using the language of outcomes.
Your organization is, no doubt, being asked about outcomes by investors and stakeholders.
What do you tell them?
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn from a master:
* What are outcomes?
* How does an “outcomes approach” differ from more traditional approach?
* What are the characteristics of “good” outcomes?
* What is an “outcomes statement”?
* What are outcome based tools and why should we use them?
* What is an outcome tree?
* What are indicators and how should we use them?
Dr. Penna’s award winning book, The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox, has become one of the primary resources, both here and abroad, for organizations wanting to understand, use, and manage toward meaningful, sustainable, and measurable outcomes.
COST: $125.
CONTACT: Lisa Bussett, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.bussett@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 7/30/14icon

Finding Magic in the Mundane
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: September 3, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, Room 411.0, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Please contact Lisa Bussett for description.
COST: $20.
CONTACT: Lisa Bussett, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.bussett@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 7/30/14icon


Awards in Texas

The City of Brownsville has received a $25,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for their dedication to creating healthier people and families and for uniting key partners to drive change. Brownsville is one of six cities chosen from more than 250 applications for the grants.
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Advances email, 7/1/14icon

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Houston has awarded Houston Hospice a $75,000 grant. Houston Hospice estimates that within their service area which includes Austin, Brazoria, Colorado, Fort Bend, Harris, Jackson, Matagorda, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton counties, they will provide comprehensive hospice care services to 110 breast cancer patients in 2014.
From DSHS NEWSclips, 7/21/14icon


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