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Attend an Episcopal Health Foundation Grant-making Workshop, EHF

The Episcopal Health Foundation is holding three grant-making workshops in December to help potential grantees better understand our new online grant application process.

In each two-hour workshop, we will explain our vision of transformationspell out EHF’s 7 Strategies, discuss our grant guidelines and walk attendees through the online grant application system.

Attendance is NOT required to apply for a grant.

RSVP is required to attend a workshop. Please RSVP by filling out a short form at http://www.episcopalhealth.org/grant-making/grant-making-workshops

Upcoming Grant-Making Workshops:

Lufkin: December 3

10am to Noon
St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
919 S. John Redditt Dr. Lufkin, TX 75904
Click here to get directions from Google Maps

Austin: December 4

10am to Noon
St. James’ Episcopal Church
1941 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78721
Click here to get directions from Google Maps

Houston: December 18

9am to 11am
Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
Click here to get directions from Google Maps
Note: This workshop is almost at capacity. Due to limited seating, please limit participation to only one person per organization.

Learn more here. Contact email for questions: grants@episcopalhealth.org

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Get the FREE Year-End Fundraising Survival Guide, Network for Good

(Newest posting from Fund Development page – click here to see more listings.)

Check out this piece from Network for Good:

Year-end fundraising makes up a big chunk of your annual revenue.It’s important to get the most out of your December giving campaigns.

Year-End Survival Guide by Network for Good

  • Inspire donors with amazing stories and appeals
  • Make it easy to give with a branded donation experience
  • Keep donors happy and loyal with thoughtful thank-you notes and updates on the impact of their gifts
  • Plus, we’ve included our Ultimate Year-End Fundraising Checklist to help keep you on track!

 Download the free survival guide from Network for Good, click here.

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Want More Insight to Millennials & the Reshaping of Charity and Online Giving?

Nonprofit Quarterly posted a response article to a recent NPR broadcast about “Millennials and the Reshaping of Charity and Online Giving.”

Millennial contributions are not limited only to monetary donations. Instead, millennials choose to have a different user experience with the entity by personal investment in the charity or cause. No longer comfortable writing a “one and done” check, millennial involvement exists in different virtual and face-to-face social worlds. Achievement in these new social worlds requires a smart digital platform. The platform brings a new form of dedicated participation to causes in which they feel a call to action and a personal connection…read more on NPQ.

NPR’s broadcast linked here (this story is part of the New Boom series on millennials in America).

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New Toolkit Assists Agencies in Developing Financial Capability Programs

New Toolkit Assists Agencies in Developing Financial Capability Programs

CFED, in partnership with the Office of Community Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has developed “Integrating Financial Capability: A Toolkit for Social Service Organizations.” The toolkit was designed to help decision-makers and program managers develop financial capability programs. This step-by-step guide provides community-based organizations tools to determine how best to use financial capability strategies to support their clients, whether they’re providing financial capability services for the first time or want to improve or expand existing efforts.

This guide is an example of how federal agencies are moving asset building forward asset building.  There are seven key strategies that organizations can use to help families build financial capability:

  • Financial education
  • Financial counseling and coaching
  • Credit and debt management
  • Tax credits and filing assistance
  • Access to federal and state benefits
  • Access to safe & affordable financial products
  • Savings mechanisms

The toolkit is available as a draft for comment here.  CFED would appreciate your feedback on the toolkit draft via the online feedback survey found here.  If you have any questions about the toolkit or survey, please contact Kori Hattemer at khattemer@cfed.org.

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Don’t Miss “Fundraising 101 at the Library”

October 25 – Fundraising 101 at the Library

The Waco-McLennan County Library will host a class on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:05 am – 11:30 am in the upstairs meeting room. This class will be Fundraising 101- A basic introduction to fundraising and resources through the Foundation Center Collection and Grants Resource Center at the Library. This class is for those looking to start fundraising for their organization or for those new to the field of fundraising in the nonprofit field, especially 501c3′s.To register or for more information, go to WacoLibrary.org or contact Kim at 750-5974.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:05 am – 11:30 am
Location: Central Library Meeting Room, 1717 Austin Ave., Waco, TX 76701

See more training opportunities here.

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