#Aging: Medicare’s Support To Home Health Agencies Likely To Be Cut 3+%

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The two federal programs that are most often discussed as targets for cutting are Social Security and Medicare. And every political stripe agrees that as the growing number of Boomer retirees move into these programs, stresses will be felt throughout the federal budget. cut in payments to the nation’s home health agencies (HHA) to begin next year. percent decrease in Medicare payments to home health agencies (HHAs) for calendar year (CY) 2012.

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Productive Partnering with Program Peers—Outcomes Not Outputs

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Working productively with your program colleagues is a challenge you often discuss with me. You tell me how you do your best with limited resources and try to prioritize on what will advance organizational goals, but that your program colleagues frequently just don’t get it.

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits, Schools, Universities, or Government Agencies Providing Non-Traditional Solutions to Employ Individuals With Disabilities

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The program awards grants nationally to fund new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects, and social ventures that lead to the generation of new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities. This includes nonprofit agencies, public and private schools, and public institutions such as universities and government (state, local, federal) agencies in the United States or any of its territories. From The Foundation Center. [If

Matching Grants for People, Organizations, & Agencies Protecting Coastal & Marine Fish Habitats

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All persons, organizations, and agencies (excluding federal government) working on projects to protect coastal and marine fish habitats are eligible to apply for funding. Federal agencies may not receive funds, but may be listed as partners on an application. Complete program guidelines and application procedures are available at the NFWF Web site. From The Foundation Center. [If

A Nonprofit's Reputaion In Its Communities Makes Or Breaks Possible Collaborations With Other Agencies

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Keep in mind as you read the following posts that nonprofits raise support from their communities in various different ways including developing, acquiring, and retaining community partners (such as other nonprofits, government agencies, or businesses) to provide programs or services with. For Your Agency's Improved Grant Raising The Single Most Important Thing A Start Up Nonprofit Can Do Is Network.

Grants for People, Organizations, & Agencies Working To Create Sustainable Fisheries In the United States

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Deadline: November 10, 2011 (Pre-Proposals) Fisheries Innovation Fund Invites Pre-Proposals The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 's Fisheries Innovation Fund is a grant program designed to foster innovation and support effective participation of fishermen and fishing communities working to create sustainable fisheries in the United States. All persons, organizations, and agencies (excluding employees of the federal government) working on projects designed to ensure sustainable U.S.

Is Your Nonpnrofit Providing Enough Or Too Many Programs? Too, How Does A Start Up Nonprofit Know How Many Programs To Open With?

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In the economy that we''ve been living in for the past six years, it may seem unnecessary to state that a nonprofit need not overextend itself and its operations by offering too many programs or services, but of course some organization do so. All nonprofit organization provide programs, or services, or products (or some combination of all three) to deliver the agency''s mission statement''s goal to the intended beneficiaries it serves.

Your Agency's First Grantwriter Starts Work Monday

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You may say to me, 'Well, we know we need a grant writer at this agency, but now we've invested in this new staff member and we have no guarantees that grant money will come in. For instance, if ten years ago your agency solicited grants regularly, bring that box of old files out of storage. You can imagine, after seeing the above, what else could help someone new to your agency or cause to educate them and give them documents to meet guideline requirements. I ask, "Ack!"?

Build a robust monthly giving program for long-term growth

DonorDigital

Organizations with robust monthly giving programs fared much better during the recent economic downturn than those with stagnant programs. The most profitable programs have specifically harnessed the online medium to recruit, cultivate, retain and upgrade their monthly donors.

What Is A Well Run Non Profit Agency? I'll Tell You.

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Clientele, community members, donors, non profit volunteers and staff, and agency leadership, you may ask: "What is a well run non profit?" A well run non profit agency is one in which: 10. 75% - 80% (or more) of a non profit's revenues are dedicated to core programs. The board of directors, (or volunteer leadership), are educated (about their role as leadership, know the agency's ratified policies, their legal responsibilities (i.e.

RFP for Grants for Alzheimer's Day Programs

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Brookdale Foundation Group Issues RFP for Start-Up Dementia Day Programs Deadline: July 6, 2007 The Brookdale Foundation Group ( [link] ) has issued a Request For Proposals for start-up social model group respite programs for people with Alzheimer's disease and their family caregivers. Funds may be requested by private nonprofit 501(c)(3) or public agencies to develop a new dementia-specific social model program. From The Foundation Center.

Creating Personas for Priority Groups of Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

These traits should help staff and partners connect with the type of person who is your program priority. All of these perspectives can contribute knowledge and understanding to create a platform for the design of the social marketing program. ".

Integrated Fundraising Programs That Work

The Agitator

The story includes concrete examples provided by Debbi Barber at agency Grizzard. Because our current approach is as follows … If your agency or nonprofit wants to talk about real campaigns with actual results, we’re happy to oblige, if there’s some basic principle illustrated or some broad lesson to be learned. Here’s a story from DM News that focuses on integrated fundraising campaigns using multiple reinforcing media.

Here Are Some Tips To Get Your Board Behind Your Agency's Grant Writing

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The following are suggestions for any fundraising committee members, fundraising staff, or executive director looking to get their board members informed on, supportive of, and ultimately to become a strength in the agency's potential to raise more and larger grants. __ Never assume any organization's leadership and its respective individual members know what any new thing that any nonprofit is doing and how it's done.

If A Grant Donor Allows Phone Calls, Call Each Donor Your Agency Is Applying for a Grant From

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Make sure that for each organization that your agency is going to apply to, you have researched each grant donor's giving guidelines and you know each grant application recipient's preferences, requirements to apply, and other pertinent application process details. Take any pressure off of yourself (and your agency) that you can. To prepare with a phone call with a grant donor - be sure that you know what your agency is applying for.

Grants for American Humane Association Animal Welfare Current Agency Member Organizations

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American Humane Announces Expansion of Second Chance Fund Grant Program for Animal Welfare Agency Members Deadline: Open Through its Second Chance Fund, the American Humane Association ( [link] ) provides financial assistance, in select cases, to animal welfare organizations and breed- specific rescue groups responsible for the temporary care of animals as they are prepared for adoption into permanent homes. Funding to any one agency is limited to $2,000 per fiscal year.

The Best & Worst Local Cause Marketing Programs of 2010

Selfish Giving

I combed through the Selfish Giving archives and came up with the best and worst local cause marketing programs of 2010. I took the unprecedented step of not including any of my own cause marketing programs. (I Here are the seven best local cause marketing programs for 2010.

Grants for Plant Conservation Programs Operated In Collaboration

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The NPCI program funds multi-stakeholder projects that focus on the conservation of native plants and pollinators under any of the following six focal areas: conservation, education, restoration, research, sustainability, and data linkages. There is a strong preference for "on-the-ground" projects that provide plant conservation benefits according to the priorities established by one or more of the funding federal agencies and according to the PCA strategies for plant conservation.

Considering Or Beginning A Grant Writing Program? Here's Some Help.

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The thing is - if your agency is considering initiating grant writing for the first time (as a fundraising method) or if it's decided to implement it for the first time - you and your colleagues would be wise to learn how it's done, what the entire grant seeking process is, why donors give grants , and what donors see (or even expect) in a well written and compiled grant proposal (or grant application), today. Be relevant, current, and successful in your agency's work. __.do

Be Familiar Wtih All Other Organizations Doing Similar Or Related Work To Your Nonprofit's.For Your Agency's Improved Grant Raising

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If your organization is not making its name and successes known, or if it is not providing currently needed effective programs, or if it is not run professionally and ethically - you should assume that these other organizations are and do - and that donors know this about them. Step up your marketing and get your agency's name and successes made known.

Senator Ted Kennedy's Gifts to Those He Cared About Are Available to Us Nonprofits, To Imrpove Our Agencies, Too

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The benefit of the affirmation would be nice but the example that Kennedy set, specifically, what he gave his son, is now a challenge before each of us, and it's a challenge that we can take up with tremendous success both in our personal lives, but also through the work of our agencies in our communities. With the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy there have been many memorials, this week.

Award for U.S. Domestic Violence Nonprofit Programs Addressing Needs of Under-Served Populations

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Deadline: November 22, 2013 "Mary Byron Project Announces Roth Award for Domestic Violence Programs Focused on Under-Served Populations "As part of its annual Celebrating Solutions Awards honoring innovative programs in the United States that demonstrate promise in ending the generational cycle of domestic violence, the Mary Byron Project has created the Roth Award to reward and spotlight domestic violence programs that address the needs of under-served populations.

How Proof of Concept Can Improve Fundraising for a New Program and What Proof of Concept Is

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When a nonprofit organization is either launching a brand new program or project; of if a new nonprofit organization, itself, is beginning it is extremely powerful to raise funds (including grant writing and other methods) in part by providing a proof of concept that clearly demonstrates the efficiency, viability, and strong potential of the new program or organization. For instance, let's say that you and I are launching a brand new mentoring program at a local community college.

Reviewing the CDC's HIV/AIDS Program

Social Marketing and Social Change

Still, after a week of talking with some colleagues and mulling it over, I agreed to be one of about 50 or so external experts to review their activities over a 3-day period organized under five panels of Planning, Prioritizing, and Monitoring; Surveillance; Biomedical Interventions, Diagnostics, Laboratory, and Health Services Research; Behavioral, Social, and Structural Interventions Research; and Prevention Programs, Capacity Building, and Program Evaluation.

Grants for Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Agency Breed-Specific or Golden Retriever-Specific Canine Cancer Research

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Visit the Morris Animal Foundation Web site for complete program information. From The Foundation Center. Morris Animal Foundation Announces New Research Opportunity Targeting Canine Cancer Deadline: January 1, 2008 The Morris Animal Foundation ( [link] ) is the largest charitable nonprofit organization funding research to protect, treat, and cure animals worldwide -- including both companion animals and wildlife.

Applying Service-Dominant Logic to Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

Many social marketing programs, and most public health ones, have shied away from working with their customers or members of their priority groups. After testing these concepts and messages with members of the priority audience, we create materials and a program ‘look and feel’ to reflect this benefit positioning, launch it, monitor its uptake and completion rate and evaluate the results (for how long is a critical point here).

The Best of Social Marketing in 2016

Social Marketing and Social Change

Assessing program coverage of two approaches to distributing a complementary feeding supplement to infants and young children in Ghana. Both delivery models were implemented sub-nationally as 1-year pilot programs, with the aim of informing the design of a scaled-up program.

Your New Program Or Project Design Must Be Clear Before Applying for Grants

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It forces the program or project design to be fully thought through, fleshed out, and finalized; because if you can't describe for a potential donor the full extent of the program or project, you have work to do. In order to raise grants, and more than one or two, project or program details must be honestly, thoroughly, and succinctly conveyed. They do their work by contributing money, just like your nonprofit does its work by providing programs, resources, research, etc.

What Programs, Campaigns, or Items Get Grants?

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What programs, campaigns, or things that we need can we get grant support for? For instance, an organization may raise funds through the following various streams; major donors, becoming a United Way agency, grant writing, sponsorships, bequests, donation cup at programs or events, special events, etc. It organizes the non profit agency and provides leadership with a snap shot of the expected funds raised year to year.

How to prospect and qualify major donors with Jeff Scheifels- Free Webinar

Wild Woman Fundraising

Veritus Group is a major gift consulting agency that has taken the discipline of direct-response and applied it to major gifts. Are you wondering where all of the major donors are hiding? Come to our free one hour webinar on September 23rd, 10am-11am PT!

Grants for Arts, Reading, and Family Violence Prevention Community Programs from Target

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Deadline: May 31, 2009 Target Stores Accepting Applications for Arts, Literacy, and Family Violence Prevention Grants Target offers store grants to support nonprofit programs that impact the arts, early childhood reading, and family violence prevention in the locations where the company does business. Programs that make the arts accessible to school children are of particular interest. Applicants may be 501(c)(3) organizations or schools, libraries, or public agencies.

Target's Local Store Grants Program (Small Grants) Request for Proposals

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Target Invites Applications for Local Store Grants Program Deadline: May 31, 2007 Target is accepting applications from organizations in communities where the company does business for its Local Store Grants program. Early childhood reading grants support programs that promote a love of reading and encourage children, from birth through age nine, to read together with their families. From The Foundation Center.

John Urschel Interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

The two sessions he’s going to be teaching are moving from a small to large organization in your fundraising career, and growing your major gifts program. The first is how to start your major gifts program and how to succeed professionally in major gifts fundraising, right?

Seeking Grants for New Programs Or Start Up Non Profits

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My point is underscored by a real local agency doing needed important work. This agency is seven years old and just starting to grow. Today this organization is eager to raise the money to hire a part time Programs Manager and a part time Volunteer Manager (who may wind up being one employee working these two positions). Rather, serving the community is their whole motivation and THE part of this agency's work that they enjoy.

For Efficient But Effective Nonprofit Programs, Service, and Administration Like Fundraising - GIS Is A Tremendous Tool. And It's Free.

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ESRI's Nonprofit Organization Program account executive, David Gadsden, spoke. FEMA, American Red Cross, local, state, and other federal agencies, etc.) ESRI's Nonprofit Organization Program currently offers a free GIS software program called ArcGIS Online that anyone can use for free. Technological innovations are continually offering nonprofits, whether they know about them or not, advanced, simpler to use, faster solutions for their unique needs.

Applying for Grants Through the Grant Donor's Online Grant Application Wizard or Program

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Some use a grant application service that allows the grant donor to specify which questions they want the applicants to be asked, but does not require the grant donor organization themselves manage or house the grant application program on their own website (or servers). Usually, when a grant donor requires that applicants apply online, they provide the list of all of the questions that the applicant nonprofit will be asked online, ahead of time, before the time that the agency is applies.

Being More Creative

Social Marketing and Social Change

Unless you have had direct experience working with one or more creative directors (and that only happens in well resourced environments that can contract with outside agencies), the mystery of what they do can seem impenetrable and difficult to do on your own.

Grants for Model Programs or Collaborators Assiting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

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Avon Foundation Offers Support to Assist Children Affected by Domestic Violence Deadline: March 31, 2008 The Avon Foundation ( [link] ) launched the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program in 2004 to support domestic violence awareness, education, direct services, and prevention programs. As part of the Speak Out program, the foundation launched the national Not Seen, Not Heard: Helping Children of Domestic Violence program in 2005 to assist the children of domestic violence.

Grants for Programs or Collaborators Providing Assistance to Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

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Avon Foundation Offers Support to Assist Children Affected by Domestic Violence Deadline: March 31, 2008 The Avon Foundation ( [link] ) launched the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program in 2004 to support domestic violence awareness, education, direct services, and prevention programs. As part of the Speak Out program, the foundation launched the national Not Seen, Not Heard: Helping Children of Domestic Violence program in 2005 to assist the children of domestic violence.

Fiscal Award for Innovative Domestic Violence Programs That Can Be Replicated Elsewhere in the U.S.

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Mary Byron Foundation Invites Nominations for Domestic Violence Program Awards Deadline: October 5, 2007 The Mary Byron Foundation ( [link] ), which funds programs throughout the United States that are working to stop domestic violence, created the Celebrating Solutions Awards to showcase and applaud local innovations that demonstrate promise in breaking the cycle of domestic violence. To be eligible, both the nominated program and the institution must be U.S.-based,