The Writing Grants for the Common Good series will breakdown the grant process for nonprofit organizations. Laurel York Odell, webinar instructor, will provide specific examples and walk registrants through the preparation and submission of funding opportunities. This series will cover:
Join us for a quick overview of these new solutions, which QTS can provide access to.
The fee to participate in Idaho Gives depends on the size of your organization and if you are a member of the Idaho Nonprofit Center. Learn more about the pricing here.
Win a $1,000 Prize
Organizations that attend ALL seven of the scheduled webinars will be entered into a prize drawing. These trainings will help put your organization on the path to success! No matter the size and shape of your nonprofit, there are tools to help you succeed in 2019.
We guarantee that if you attend ALL seven scheduled training webinars (live or recorded) and put in the effort, you will raise money! If, for some reason you don’t have a single donation, we will refund your registration fee.
Hillary Betz has 25 years experience in the nonprofit sector and teaches a class at BSU helping prepare graduate students for work in the nonprofit sector. She is looking for nonprofits who would be willing to share their organizational information with students to help them work through important concepts using real-world examples. Your organization will receive a written report on the above mentioned topics and more! All information you provide will remain strictly confidential.
If your nonprofit is interested please contact Hillary Betz as soon as possible.
Why is Professional Development Important in your Nonprofit?
“What if we invest in our staff’s development, but then they leave us? Well, what if you don't invest in their development and they stay?”
The nonprofit sector is unlike any other. It is competitive with long staff hours and limited resources. However, the employees make it special, unique, and successful… The individuals who dedicate their careers to the nonprofit sector are very good at what they do, but no one stops learning or is an expert in all fields...
Investing in the people who make the mission happen should be a top priority for any nonprofit organization.
The Nonprofit Forums are a day-long opportunity with four sessions on different topics (depending on your location).
The Oracle League
What does fundraising success look like to you? Having your head in the right space is the critical first step. The Oracle League gives you the right mindset and a firm knowledge of The Eight Principles. The Oracle League is different from other fundraising training in two ways:
Shoutout to United Way!
During the government shutdown, United Way of Treasure Valley provided a centralized online resource for federal workers.
“United Way values the important contributions of all federal workers in our community. Many of these federal employees have not only served our country in various roles, but are generous donors and volunteers in their own communities,” said Nora J Carpenter, United Way of Treasure Valley President & CEO. “It’s our turn to help these public servants. Locating resources can be challenging. Uniting community services and resources to make them easier for people to find is an important role United Way plays for our community.”
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a headcount of every person residing in the nation. The next census occurs in 2020 and will determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and how $675 billion dollars are distributed to local communities. A successful census depends on strong community engagement and participation. Part of that effort are Complete Count Committees.
Complete Count Committees (CCC) are made up of a broad spectrum of leaders that are trusted voices within their communities. They organize, plan, and implement a localized campaign to promote participation in the 2020 Census. Some counties and cities have already started their initial planning, working collaboratively with the Community Planning Association of Southwestern Idaho (COMPASS).
Currently, Partnerships Specialists have been active throughout our region meeting with local governments, elected officials, and community-based organizations. They are available to provide information about the 2020 Census and training on how to form a complete count committee, providing technical guidance on upcoming census operational activities.
Building Organizational Success
Clif Bar Family Foundation
These grants are awarded for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. Small grants average approximately $7,000 each.
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019
Anti-Hunger Service Learning
The Lead2Feed Challenge encourages middle and high school students to hone their leadership skills by completing a service-learning project that solves hunger or another community need involving a public nonprofit organization. First, second, and third place prizes, as well as honorable mentions, in the amounts of $10,000, $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000, respectively, will be awarded. To be eligible, entrants must be located in the United States, the District of Columbia or Guam and be full-time students in grades 6 through 12 at a public, private, or charter middle school or high school. Each team must be comprised of at least three students and a sponsoring teacher or adult advisor.
Deadlines: Feb. 1 or May 31, 2019
Active Learning Center Grant
Steelcase Education is offering a grant for an active learning classroom. Each grant includes furniture, design review, installation, onsite training, and a Learning Environment Evaluation measurement tool. The value of the grant is roughly $67,000 per project.
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019
The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications for its Art Works grant program. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. Some of the program areas addressed by the program include education, dance, design, museums, and music to name a few.
Deadline: Feb. 14, 2019
Since 2001, the foundation has awarded more than $2.4 million in grants and scholarships to the community and students. The foundation is committed to doing all it can to meet the needs of the Wallace community.
The foundation will accept grant applications until March 1 for funding requests in the following categories:
To obtain an application form, please contact the Secretary of the Morbeck Foundation, Julie Magnuson:
FM Global Fire Prevention Grant
FM Global is accepting applications for its Fire Prevention Grant Program. Grants will be awarded to fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations working to support a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts, including pre-fire planning, fire prevention education/training and arson prevention/fire investigation.
Deadlines: Mar. 31, Jul. 31, or Nov. 30, 2019
NEA’s Challenge America
The National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations – those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. All projects must extend the reach of the arts to populations that have limited access to the arts due to geography, ethnicity, economics or disability.
Deadline: Apr. 11, 2019
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across North America. The Barron Prize honors outstanding young leaders from ages 8 to 18 who have had a significant positive impact on people, their communities and the environment. Each year, up to 20 winners each receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education. The Barron Prize welcomes applications from public-spirited young people who are between the ages of 8 and 18, a permanent resident of and currently residing in the United States or Canada, currently working on an inspiring service projects.
Deadline: Apr. 15, 2019
Crayola, in collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, is accepting applications for the 2019 Creative Leadership Grant program. The program will award up to twenty grants of $2,500 each for innovative, creative leadership team-building programs in elementary schools. In addition, each program will receive an in-kind grant of Crayola products valued at $1,000.
Deadline: Jun. 21, 2019
K-12 Environmental Projects
The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for its Ecotech Grant program, an initiative to support projects that motivate children through the science, technology, engineering, and math fields while challenging them to reimagine the way their world can be. Twenty $2,500 grants will be awarded to schools or nonprofit organizations for projects that use innovation, nature-based design or technology to address environmental problems in their communities. Ideal projects integrate environmental education with opportunities for children to solve real-world problems by using science practices and technology to help care for the environment. Projects may replicate successful models or create new and innovative approaches. Priority will be given to student-directed projects that provide materials that will make the project easy to replicate, including lesson plans, protocols, videos, adaptations and examples of student work.
Deadline: Jul. 15, 2019
Rocky Mountain Power Blue Sky Program Awards
Rocky Mountain Power’s community-serving customers in eastern Idaho are eligible to apply for funds to build renewable energy projects. Blue Sky community project funding comes from customers participating in the Blue Sky program and is available to help cover the capital costs of installing new renewable energy systems for non-residential, community-serving sites within the Rocky Mountain Power service area (Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming).
Volunteers Needed in Boise Area?
BB Involved stems from Boise Brewing’s original idea of “Community Supported Beer” or CSB. There will be a handle in the taproom designated for CSB batches where $1 of every pint sold will be donated to charity.
Volunteer Coordinators will work with one selected charitable organization per month to plan a volunteer event. The purpose of BB Involved is to support a nonprofit organization and give back to the community. BB Involved is a way to connect and give back without stressing brewery operations. It provides an opportunity for nonprofits to showcase their organization and receive extra help from volunteers.
Branched Roots Marketing Donation
Branched Roots is a marketing agency which creates a unique strategy for your business through an intense research discovery phase and subsequent marketing plan, guaranteeing business growth and ROI.
One nonprofit organization will be selected at random every two months. If a nonprofit is not selected after their submission is received, we ask that they re-submit an application to be considered for the next round. Services donated:
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