Please join us on February 5th at the NEDCO Hatch Program building in Springfield. This will be a great opportunity to:
- Learn about upcoming events and programs in 2015, including our new art curating program!
- Find out more about our upgraded membership program.
- Connect with other local artists and find out how to get involved in all the fun activities at ESAP.
- Meet the new ESAP board members and hear about the great ideas and skills they bring to ESAP.
- Give us your feedback and tell us ideas you have that support the ESAP mission.
To learn more about the Eugene Springfield Art Project visit our facebook page or website at www.eugenespringfieldartproject.org
We look forward to seeing you there!
Over the next year, these communities will use their grant funds to organize themselves for five-year Community-Based Partnerships. Of the 25 Organizing Grant Communities, up to 10 will be selected for Community-Based Partnerships beginning in 2016. These partners will join NWHF in transforming institutions, programs and policies to deliver better outcomes in early life, equity and community health.
We look forward to working with all of the Organizing Grant Communities, who hope to impact everything from African maternal and child health, to families impacted by or at risk for family violence and sexual abuse, to rural Latino communities, and much more. With the support of our partners, Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities will help communities improve health, from birth to high school, by 2020.
How much a charity spends on overhead can have a powerful impact on donors weighing whether to support the group, a nonprofit strategist and blogger writes in The Huffington Post, citing new research on giving patterns.
Brady Josephson notes a recent study in Science magazine in which researchers found that donors gave almost three times as much when told a group’s overhead costs were covered by an outside source, compared to a standard “ask”—far more than when matching funds or seed money is mentioned.
The study reinforces that emotion is a key driver in decisions to give, according to the writer, a critic of author and consultant Dan Pallotta’s argument that charities should spend more on administration and solicitation so as to grow and have a greater impact. Feeling that their money is going “to the cause” matters to contributors, who “care more about how impactful their donation is as opposed to how impactful the organization is,” Mr. Josephson says.
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The Trust's annual competitive grant cycle for arts, heritage, and humanities nonprofit programs will open February 15, 2014 with grant guidelines posted for a May 15, 2014 grant deadline.
Cultural Development grants are for project activities that occur between August 1, 2014 to July 30, 2015 to:
Four Winds Educational Consulting sponsors short and long-term internships for students and community members interested in learning about the art of grant writing. Our grant writing internship program connects interns with local nonprofit organizations where they will research and prepare grant proposals with our primary consultant’s guidance. Ahavah Oblak M.Ed., MS, has been writing grants for twelve years and is a teacher with over 25 years of experience working with students from preschool through university level. We are able to provide supervised learning which meets class criteria, and can customize internships to help accomplish the goals interns seek in grant writing. Interns do funder research, pipeline creation, supervised grant proposal writing, grant project management, and other related tasks.
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Mother, Jewish, Nonprofit Advocate, educator, grant writer, curriculum developer, dual US/Israel citizen, friend, dancer, lover of life.