Volume XIX | Issue 43 | November 5, 2020


Transformational Leadership:
A Ten-Part Coached Seminar Experience

With Dr. Anthony Silard, CEO of The Global Leadership Institute and President of The Center for Social Leadership


Funding Opportunities

COVID-19 Related Funding
Opportunities related to the COVID-19 pandemic

LISC: Rural Relief Small Business Grants
The Rural Relief Small Business Grants program supports small business owners in rural locations across the United States.

CultureSource and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan: Innovation Grant Program
The Innovation Grant Program funds the extraordinary ways that nonprofit arts and culture organizations are evolving in response to—or in spite of—the COVID-19 crisis environment.

City of Boston: Boston Resiliency Fund
The Boston Resiliency Fund is the City of Boston's effort to help coordinate fundraising and philanthropic efforts to provide essential services to Boston residents whose health and well-being are most immediately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

For more grant opportunities,
visit our COVID-19 Related Funding page.


National Opportunities
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Support for Social Justice Organizations in the United States, Haiti, and Mexico
The Peace Development Fund believes that the change in values needed to establish a more just and peaceful world can come about only if it is strongly rooted in local communities that recognize the importance of building movements to create systemic social change.

Shakespeare Productions for Youth Funded
Shakespeare in American Communities, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest, brings performances and educational activities to audiences across the country.

Grants Promote Successful Reentry for Incarcerated People
The mission of the Bob Barker Company Foundation is to develop and support programs that help incarcerated individuals successfully reenter society and stay out for life.

Awards for Youth Volunteers Addressing Hunger
The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships, funded by the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, recognize student innovation and youth-led solutions to fight hunger across the country.


Regional Opportunities
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Projects Advancing Healthcare Equity in New York State Supported
The New York State Health Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable.

Funds for Well-Established Organizations in Twelve States
The Sunderland Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Arkansas, Idaho, western Iowa, Kansas, western Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, central Texas, and Washington.

Grants Enhance Education, Health, and the Environment in the DC Region
The Washington Gas Charitable Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations in the communities the company serves in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, including locations in Maryland and Virginia.

Support for Organizations Serving Coloradans
El Pomar Foundation promotes the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado through grantmaking and community stewardship.


Federal Opportunities
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Programs Support Senior Volunteerism
The AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program seek to engage older Americans in volunteer service that fosters intergenerational relationships and provides companionship to other older adults and adults with disabilities.

Funds Available to Provide Rural Broadband
The Community Connect Grant Program offers financial assistance to provide broadband service to all premises in rural, economically-challenged communities where broadband service does not exist.


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


Partner Depot

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Visit the GPCI website to learn:

  • the competencies and skills required for certification;
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  • why you should consider getting your GPC.

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GrantStation Announcements

Transition to Digital: How to Build Your Donation Generating Machine

  • Tired of fickle donors and inconsistent revenue?
  • What if you could transition your nonprofit from high-stress seasonal appeals to consistent monthly revenue?
  • Every day, Americans give $100 million online. How much of this is your nonprofit getting?

GrantStation has partnered with Gladitood founder and CEO, Ryan Brennell, to bring fundraising professionals the education and resources needed to make the transition to digital fundraising. In this webinar, Ryan will share the digital strategies he uses to leverage new, existing, and lapsed donors to drive revenue. You will leave with action steps to transform your fundraising content into a scalable system that will:

  • increase your average gift;
  • engage more donors; and,
  • improve donor retention.

You will learn a repeatable process for donor profiling, storytelling, and donor stewardship—tying it all into marketing automation so you can build a donation generating machine. This is a measurable and optimized fundraising system that will do the heavy lifting for you!


The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action

ARNOVA is a diverse community of scholars, educators, and practice leaders that strengthens the field of nonprofit and philanthropic research in order to improve civil society and human life.

The ARNOVA conference is designed to create a public conversation on, as well as opportunities for presenting research about, pressing issues and vital opportunities facing the voluntary or nonprofit sector. It is both a showcase for the best and most current research, as well as a seed bed from which new research is born. This three-day event includes two plenary sessions, 180+ panel and/or paper presentation sessions, a poster session, and numerous opportunities for networking/idea sharing. Register today, it is not too late!


Funding Alerts

Interested in GrantStation's funder profiles? View the weekly Funding Alerts to see profiles of grantmakers currently accepting applications.


Other Announcements

TrendTrack

It's About Time

by Ellen Mowrer

According to the results of GrantStation's State of Grantseeking Survey, a lack of time and staff is the greatest obstacle to successful grantseeking (even in these pandemic times). There have been full books written about how to get organized and better utilize your time; I'm sure that they are worth reading, if only one had the time to do so. I have three general time-management tips that work for me; your mileage may vary.
 


Online Education

Forecasting Revenue and Annual Projections

Thursday, November 12, 2020

If you are the leader of a nonprofit organization, you have almost certainly been asked to predict the future revenue and expenses during the annual budget season. And if you've ever been in a cash crunch, you may have wished you'd planned a little more rigorously earlier in the year. At Elevate, we know this task can feel challenging at best, and near-impossible at worst—which is why we want to share our secrets behind the same forecasting and projection process we use to produce forecasting charts for our nonprofit clients. In this webinar, presented by Alayna Buckner, we'll cover why forecasting is important, how often to go through the forecasting process, and how to create your own forecasting or projections chart for your organization. This training is ideal for development managers, directors of development, leaders of small nonprofit organizations, and other nonprofit and fundraising professionals who want a better understanding of the budgeting and forecasting process. It is also helpful for grantwriters looking to deepen their understanding of nonprofit budgets and finance practice.
 


PathFinder

How to Survive EOY Fundraising During a Pandemic (And an Election Year!)

Are the events of 2020 making you jittery about your organization's year-end fundraising campaign? If so, you may want to register for Whole Whale’s free webinar "How to Survive EOY Fundraising During a Pandemic (And an Election Year!)." Held on Thursday, November 19, 2020, this webinar will review the best online fundraising practices and tools to help nonprofits succeed this giving season in a year unlike any other. This comprehensive discussion will outline essential techniques and approaches for running a compelling and effective digital fundraising strategy.

(GrantStation's PathFinder, a library of learning opportunities, is now a free public resource!)
 


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