- post-campaign priorities
- grant application cover sheets
- capital campaign budgets
- wall display recognizes donors, encourages giving
- how to estimate a prospect's giving potential
- recognizing multi-year pledges
- ratchet up endowments with 5-year marketing plan
- employees as major donors
- handling former named spaces when renovating a facility
- any paid position is "endowable"
- how to recognize multi-year pledges in print
Friday, May 26, 2006
FUNDAMENTALS OF PROGRAM PLANNING will teach professional program development essentials and program evaluation. This class will teach students the relationship between overall program planning and grant writing.
PROFESSIONAL GRANT WRITING covers the basic components of a grant proposal, successful approaches, and the do’s and don’ts of grant writing. Each student will learn to stop writing the grant and to start writing the story.
GRANT RESEARCH will address the basics of foundation, corporation, and government grant research. Focusing on funding sources and basic social science research, this course teaches research as part of a strategic grant acquisition effort.
$597 tuition includes all materials and certificates. To register,visit www.thegrantinstitute.com or call (888) 824 - 4424.
- Report on European Union sanctions against US products: www.buyusa.gov/europeanunion/sanctions.html
- US companies may receive free one-hour consulation with an experienced Intellectual Property Rights attorney on doing business in China: www.export.gov/china
- Full ITAR regulations: www.research.ucf.edu/compliance/EAR.ITAR_map.html
- Commercial environment/potential reconstruction business opportunities in Iraq: www.export.gov/iraq
- Chinese and Spanish language editions of US Dept of Commerce export magazine, Commercial News USA: www.export.gov/cnusa
- Middle East and North Africa trade info: www.export.gov/middleeast or 800 USA TRADE
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Free 2-part Workshop on Roles and Responsibilities of Nonprofit Leaders at Hartford Public Library June 7 & 14, 3-5pm
Part 1 : Legal roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors (fiduciary duties; administration; fiscal and personnel matters; insurance; fundraising, public relations and mission); potential liability of and protection for Board members; conflicts of interest, and on-going compliance concerns including registration, reporting and disclosure requirements. Presenter is Priya Morganstern, Esq., Director of the Nonprofit Pro Bono Initiative.
Part 2: How requirements and duties discussed in part 1 play out in "real life," including operational best practices, fundraising, and how an organization's Board and Executive Director can work together most effectively. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of effective strategic planning, teamwork, and more productive board meetings. Presenter is Richard Ryan of the National Executive Service Corp Central CT.
Registration required: www.hplct.org/register.
GiftWorks from Mission Research is fundraising management software for small- and medium-sized nonprofits. Nonprofits can use GiftWorks to track donors and donations and to build targeted lists of donors, supporters and prospects. The interface is designed for use with minimal training, so volunteers can quickly become productive. Learn more and place your donation request here: http://ga0.org/ct/R7AoXN41pmpq/ Join the discussion about GiftWorks:
- Developing an endowment action program;
- marketing the program and enlisting the board's help;
- identifying likely donors and conducting personal visits;
- establishing benchmarks and measuring success
How To Write a Grant Proposal, by Cheryl Carter New, includes CD-ROM of downloadable sample proposals for
- After School Program
- Senior Citizen Wellness Center
- Fire Station
- Inner City Drug & Alcohol Abuse Program
Never Eat Alone and other secrets to success, one relationship at a time, by Yale graduate Keith Ferrazzi, founder of Ferrazzi Greenlight, a marketing and sales consulting company and contributor to Inc., the Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review. Sample chapters:
- Build It before You Need It
- Connecting with Connectors
- Be a Conference Commando
- The Art of Small Talk
- Build It and They Will Come
- Find Mentors, Find Mentees, Repeat
Ready for check-out!
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Monday, May 15, 2006
Friday, May 12, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Monday, May 08, 2006
Saturday, May 06, 2006
- New Haven residents who turned 65 by Dec. 31, 2005 or disabled individuals between 18-64 may be eligible for rent rebates from the Dept. of Elderly Services. Income limits apply. For information call 946-8585.
- Agency on Aging of So. Central CT offers paid employment and training opportunities for Greater New Haven residents aged 55+ who meet income eligibility requirments. Details at 752-3059.
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Monday, May 01, 2006
Classes are 5-9:30pm (dinner from 5-5:30), as follows:
Intro to Mediation, June 26, 27, 28, 29
Mediation Certification , July 17, 18, 19, 20
Parent-Teen Mediation, Sept. 18, 19, 20, 21.
Community Mediation is an Approved Provider of CT CEUs. Course fees start at $400. Details and to register: www.community-mediation.org or call 782-3500.