Volume XVIII | Issue 38 | October 10, 2019


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OLE: Downloading Transactions Into QuickBooks

Tues. 10/15 - QB Desktop      Wed. 10/16 - QB Online


Funding Opportunities

National Opportunities
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Support for Marketing to Promote Conservation Initiatives
Temper of the Times Foundation promotes the use of standard marketing concepts to increase awareness about wildland conservation and restoration initiatives.

Nonprofit Theatres Nationwide Funded
The Actors’ Equity Foundation is dedicated to supporting the professional theatre community, from emerging artists to seasoned veterans, while promoting and investing in theatre and the performing arts.

Grants Advance Reproductive Justice Efforts
The Groundswell Fund supports the movement for reproductive justice by mobilizing new funding and capacity building resources to grassroots organizing and policy change efforts led by low-income women, women of color, and transgender people.

Journalism Schools and Media Organizations Supported
The mission of the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation is to invest in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills, and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information.


Regional Opportunities
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Collaborative Programs to Address Arizona Health Systems Funded
The mission of the Vitalyst Health Foundation is to connect, support, and inform efforts to improve the health of individuals and communities throughout Arizona.

Grants Strengthen Environmental Education Programs in North Carolina Schools
NC Beautiful, a nonprofit organization that improves North Carolina’s environmental resources through education and environmental stewardship, is offering Windows of Opportunity grants to teachers at public, private, and charter K-12 schools in North Carolina.

Support for Legal Aid Initiatives in Illinois
The Illinois Bar Foundation seeks to ensure meaningful access to the justice system for all of the state’s residents.

California Marine and Coastal Education Projects Funded
The goal of the Whale Tail Grants Program, an initiative of the California Coastal Commission, is to support projects that teach California’s children and the general public to value and take action to improve the health of the state’s marine and coastal resources.


Federal Opportunities
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Funds Available for Research on Maternal and Child Health
The Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) Program supports innovative, applied, and translational intervention research studies on critical issues in order to advance the health and well-being of maternal and child health populations.

Student Awards Support Environmental Improvement
The People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Student Design Competition supports solutions to real world challenges in the areas of air quality, safe and sustainable water resources, sustainable and healthy communities, and chemical safety.


International Funding
For more International and Canadian funding opportunities:
See this month's International Insider and Canadian Insider.


Partner Depot

Budget Week! A 3-Part Webinar Series With Elevate!

If you’ve ever had to create a budget for your grant proposal, and panicked—the team at Elevate knows how you feel.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a grant RFP that doesn’t ask you to submit a budget of some kind—be it an organizational budget, a grant budget, or a program budget. These documents can be overwhelming to create, especially when you aren’t sure which information to include or how much detail to provide.

Enter: Budget Week! In this 3-part series from October 29-31, we’ll answer all your questions about the different budget types you’re bound to encounter in your grantwriting career. Save your seat!


Attn: Nonprofits Using Online Learning

Do you use learning as part of your program delivery? Many nonprofits are digitally transforming their learning to the online environment to scale impact and mission, and to take advantage of the best parts of what the Internet has to offer.

Take a look at this white paper: The Challenge of Scaling Learning as Part of a Nonprofit Program.

If your nonprofit organization is using online learning we should talk. Extension Engine helps nonprofits—Youth Entrepreneurs, Year Up, New Teacher Center, Bridgespan—build online learning programs.

If you’d like to learn more, visit extensionengine.com.


GrantStation Announcements

Funding Alerts

GrantStation shares database profiles of Local, National, Canadian, and International grantmakers with upcoming deadlines each week. Check out the current Funding Alerts for more grant opportunities!


Other Announcements

TrendTrack

Ten Questions You Should Ask Before Making a Gift Outside the USA

by Ted Hart

Fifteen years have passed since the world became virtually borderless. Tools like Skype, Facebook, and Twitter have enabled us to be more connected than ever before. Friends and families can now keep in touch even when oceans apart, news can be shared in real time, and action can be immediate. Yet a growing number of studies are warning us that our seemingly vibrant virtual social networks are a trap leading to acute loneliness. Why are we talking about the possible negative impacts that social media has on our happiness? Well, a recent study proposed a new strategy for tackling the loneliness epidemic: less focus on self.
 


Online Education

LIVE Workshop: Downloading Transactions from Your Bank into QuickBooks (NEW)

Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 16, 2019

When it comes to streamlining your accounting process, utilizing the download feature in QuickBooks is a huge game changer and will literally cut the time you spend dealing with your books in half. We are very excited to have Gregg Bossen, a CPA specializing in nonprofits and president of QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits, present this one of a kind and highly requested webinar. In this session, Gregg will cover how to connect your bank and credit card accounts to your QuickBooks; downloading of transactions for free; pointing downloaded transactions to accounts, programs, and grants; creating “rules” in QuickBooks so that the downloaded transactions are preassigned to the correct categories; matching downloaded transactions that have already been entered manually to avoid double entry; and matching downloaded deposits (bank accounts only) to existing items in QuickBooks. There will also be time for your questions. There are separate webinars for people who use the desktop version and the online version of QuickBooks.
 


PathFinder

A Fundraiser’s Perspective on How to Stand Out on #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday falls on December 3 this year. Is your organization ready? Blackbaud’s upcoming webinar, “A Fundraiser’s Perspective on How to Stand Out on #GivingTuesday,” teaches participants how to double their impact on Giving Tuesday by highlighting ways to motivate an organization’s community, and especially donors, to influence Giving Tuesday success. This informative webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.
 


GrantStation 20th Anniversary

Comparing and Contrasting

by David Preis and Maria Machado

We are celebrating the 20th anniversary of GrantStation by interviewing some of our longstanding Members. Maria Machado at Shared Housing Center, Inc. of Dallas, TX, has been a Member since 2006, so I wanted to gain insights from her years in grantseeking. She shared her approach to government grants and talked about the value of comparing and contrasting your organization to others.
 


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