Our EveryAction Hero: United Nations Foundation


Created in 1998, the United Nations Foundation links the United Nations' work with others around the world, helping the UN address a range of global issues, including climate change, global health, women’s empowerment, peace and security, poverty eradication, and more. What does the United Nations Foundation do? The United Nations Foundation has a very distinct role in the evolution of #GivingTuesday. The United Nations Foundation recently made the switch to EveryAction.

Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation is donating $425,000 to 15 area nonprofit organizations

Blue Sky Collaborative

The Grizzlies Foundation is getting it done. They've funded numerous Memphis area organizations including the New Ballet Ensemble & School, Memphis Prep Program, Leadership Memphis, ArtsMemphis, the Memphis Child Advocacy Center and. Tags: Corporate Social Responsibility Free Resources for Nonprofits Online Fundraising link] They've raised over $26.1 million since 2004.

There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money


Every nonprofit organization needs more of two things: time and money. Okay, every organization (nonprofit or for-profit) could use more of those two resources. Any organization, nonprofit or for-profit has only three ways to increase the amount money they receive.

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Foundations: Innovation, Really?

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Among interviewees and participant advisors to the project that resulted in the report Caring to Change , many see foundations as embodying double standards for innovation and risk. With all the trendy and appealing chatter about “innovation” and game-changing, scalable solutions (see White House, see new journals, see social venture philanthropy), I’m wondering if mainstream and family foundations are enough a part of the conversation. Foundations can afford to be risk-takers.

Grants Available for American Nonprofit Organizations Using Computers, Technology, or Video Games to Educate

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: May 15, 2011 ESA Foundation Offers Support for Youth-Focused Education Technology Programs The ESA Foundation , a philanthropic vehicle of the Entertainment Software Association , is dedicated to supporting programs that make a difference in the lives of America's youth. Applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or governmental units exempt under Section 115 and described in Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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#COMMUNCATIONS: Blog Loud & Proud & As Often As Content Warrants

Non Profit Marketing 360

First off, blogging can be a real boon for nonprofits, not because you’ll get tens of thousands of readers, but because you’ll get tens, then hundreds, then (hopefully) thousands. How your organization got started, what were the early challenges (and successes!),

#INTERVIEW with Lori Jacobwith, Communications & Fundraising Coach, & Founder of the Ignited Online Fundraising Community

Non Profit Marketing 360

The interview was conducted by Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 and a frequent contributor to the MKCREATIVE blog. I listen for scarcity language at organizations, such as, “It’s really hard to raise money in this economy.”

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Offering Home Ownership Programs Grants

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Accepting Applications for Home Ownership Grant Program Deadline: August 1, 2007 The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation ( https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/wfhf_oview ), a philanthropic organization of Wells Fargo & Company ( https://wellsfargo.com/ ), provides financial resources to nonprofit organizations to help meet the home ownership needs of low- to moderate-income people in communities where the company does business.

The Foundation Center Now Provides Free Website That Teaches How To Do Grant Writing

Seeking Grant Money Today

The Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, has launched an online learning community for the social sector. GrantSpace ( grantspace.org ) provides free access to the most comprehensive set of information and resources available to anyone seeking grants on behalf of nonprofit organizations. The "Ask Us" link on each page connects visitors to expert assistance from Foundation Center staff via live chat or e-mail.

Six Months' Free Use of a New Service Allowing Public Charities To More Easily Acquire Grants From Private Foundations

Seeking Grant Money Today

Foundation Source Access will launch this fall. We’re writing to give you advance word that nonprofits may now pre-register at access.foundationsource.com for the upcoming giving season. Nonprofits that pre-register by October 1 st will be able to use Foundation Source for the next six months at no cost. More than 900 private foundations across the country use Foundation Source for back office services, online charity research and philanthropic support.

Follow-up: When Community Foundations Merge

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Back in May, I first wrote about the impending merger of the Peninsula Community Foundation and Community Foundation Silicon Valley. situation, with fewer nonprofit organizations sharing in slightly larger grants. I said this because I truly admire and appreciate both foundations as they've been. Despite the size of each, they've always managed to remain very grounded in the communities, and very responsive to and approachable by the grassroots nonprofits.

Learning From & Finding Grants Through The Foundation Center Can Be Mostly Free and Is Invaluable

Seeking Grant Money Today

The Foundation Center , without a doubt, is one of the most professionally well regarded, current, and informed nonprofit resources that exists. It may seem, from its name, that it is a resource for foundations (those entities who donate grants), but it is a resource for the entire nonprofit sector (nonprofit organizations and all). The Foundation Center is an excellent resource to learn best practices from (which provides much information for free).

#GRANTS: Sony USA Offers Year-Long Support To Many Types Of Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

Nonprofits depend on technology for communication, internal organization, and creative outreach. In this post, we turn to Sony USA, which offers numerous outlets where such 501(c)3 organizations can purchase Sony’s products at a notably reduced rate.

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What Does A Nonprofit Do When A Foundation Only Accepts Grant Applications By Invitation? I'll Tell You.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Today, grant donors such as foundations (community, public, and private) are equally effected by our slowed economy. As such, they are attempting different survival tactics designed to either keep their foundation operating or to be able to pay debts after it folds. Some foundations have become programs of other foundations. Other foundations have merged, and still others closed. Put another way, which nonprofit would you rather give a grant to?

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Let’s Check In With Foursquare For Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

We have talked about Foursquare , the social network and geo-tagging software that offers opportunities to share your experiences at businesses and organizations of all types. offers pages for nonprofits. So Foursquare has definitely expanded its outreach toward the nonprofit world.

Foundations, Think of Your Nonprofit Constituents Before You Require Applicants Must Apply On Your Website

Seeking Grant Money Today

As grant writers, today, more than ever before, we often locate potential grant donor's giving guidelines , their IRS tax form 990 , their websites (to get to know the organization's history, culture, preference, and style), and other helpful information when prepping a grant proposal. The downside is that nonprofits must have access to a computer, know how to use them, and have access to the Internet. Foundations are not monsters. Nonprofit organizations do the same thing.

Fundraising in a downturn: The Power of Leaderless Organizations

Wild Woman Fundraising

In times like this, it’s important to reflect, take stock, and think about what your organization can use more of, and what it can use less of. This book has the basic premise that leaderless organizations will always overcome organizations with a central chain of command.

What I learned about the Texas Nonprofit Sector

Wild Woman Fundraising

Barry Silverberg, President and CEO of TANO, (Texas Association for Nonprofit Organizations) knows a LOT! Here’s what we talked about yesterday at the Nonprofit Career Club in Austin. Statistics on Texas nonprofits. 68,176 are 501 c 3 organizations.

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Your Massive Fundraising Resource List

Wild Woman Fundraising

Twitter If you’re looking for people to follow, may I suggest: @wildwomanfund/funders (This is a list: I followed all of the top 100 foundations on Foundation [.]. Here’s my resource list! I would like to keep it growing! Can you comment at the bottom with your favorite twitter friends, blogs, books, or other resources?

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Fast Ways to Find Funding Sources

Get Fully Funded

Often, one of the most frustrating parts of applying for a grant is locating a grant suitable for your organization. They are not helping you or your organization. Foundationcenter.org is a similar resource, but offers information about grants from private foundations, public foundations, and corporations throughout the United States. Depending on your organization or project’s focus, one of these sites may be more suitable. foundations and corporate donors.

How to Raise Money With Facebook – One Organization’s Success Story

J Campbell Social Marketing

According to Facebook, 150 million of the 1 billion people that use the social network are connected to a cause or nonprofit. What a person shares is a reflection of who they are and what they believe – nonprofits should ideally fit right into this mix. Baldrick's Foundation

8 Ways to Make the Case For Social Media At Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Is this the look you get when you bring up social media at your nonprofit? With 73% of online adults using at least one social network and almost half ( 42% ) of all online adults using multiple platforms, nonprofits that do not embrace this tectonic shift will get left behind.

Interview: Zach Hochstadt, Mission Minded Agency Cofounder & Nonprofit Branding Expert

Non Profit Marketing 360

Zach Hochstadt is a founding partner of Mission Minded , a branding firm working exclusively with nonprofit organizations, with offices in San Francisco and Denver. Does branding work as well for nonprofits? NPM360: Why should nonprofits care about branding?

How One Nonprofit Is Raising Thousands Using Facebook – Part 2

J Campbell Social Marketing

Case Study: How One Nonprofit Raised Thousands Using Facebook – Part 2. Baldrick’s Foundation uses social media to raise thousands of dollars and engage thousands of supporters. Google offers a full suite of free tools to nonprofit organization. Baldrick''s Foundation

#TECH: Megauploads Shut Down, Highlighting Concerns Of Cloud Computing

Non Profit Marketing 360

The move toward cloud computing has numerous benefits , including a place to back up your organization’s most important files and offering access to such files from any mobile device. How can nonprofit organizations or small businesses avoid such a tangled web?

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Matching Grants for Nonprofits Conserving Native Plants in the Face of Climate Change

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From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: July 1, 2010 (Pre-proposals) National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Invites Applications for Native Plant Conservation Initiative The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals for the Native Plant Conservation Initiative (NPCI) grants cycle. Eligible applicants include 501(c) nonprofit organizations and local, state, or federal government agencies.

Grants for American Nonprofit Environmental, Education, Human Services, Disaster Relief Projects, and More

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: Rolling (April 30, November 1) "Lawrence Foundation Accepting Proposals for Environmental, Education, Human Services Projects "The Lawrence Foundation awards grants in support of the environment, education, human services, disaster relief, and other causes. To determine whether your organization is eligible for this grant ". RFP human services education disaster relief grants environment the foundation center

Grants for North American Nonprofits Bringing Joy, Comfort, and Learning to Children In Need

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: Rolling "Toy Industry Foundation Invites Grant Proposals for Programs to Help Children in Need "The Toy Industry Foundation invites grant proposals from nonprofit organizations seeking full or partial funding for special projects or ongoing programs designed to improve the lives of children in need. The foundation accepts proposals from qualified nonprofit organizations based in North America.

Grants for Programs Increasing Employment Outcomes for People With Disabilities

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. Deadline: February 15, 2011 Kessler Foundation Offers Grants to Increase Employment Outcomes for People With Disabilities The Kessler Foundation 's Signature Employment Grant Program seeks to fund cutting-edge, innovative, and other non-traditional solutions that increase employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Visit the Kessler Foundation Web site for complete program information and application instructions.

Grants for Nonprofits Serving Men With HIV/AIDS in Latin America

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [If Grassroots nonprofit organizations led by or closely linked to MSM/LGBT communities in low- and middle-income countries in Latin America are encouraged to submit relevant proposals. Each eligible organization may apply for an award of up to $20,000 to support project-related costs for up to twelve months. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations (e.g., tax-exempt nonprofit organizations.

Grants for Nonprofits Providing Nutrition Education and Help to Under-Served Communities

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From The Foundation Center. Deadline: September 15, 2013 "Aetna Foundation Accepting Applications for Regional Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs "The Aetna Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone, while supporting the communities it serves. To be eligible, applicants must be nonprofit organizations with evidence of IRS 501(c)(3) designation or de facto tax-exempt status.

Grants for Affordable Housing Nonprofits Revitalizing or Stabilizing Neighborhoods Adversely Effected by Recent Economic Downturns in TD Bank Market Areas in U.S.

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: August 30, 2013 "TD Charitable Foundation Invites Applications for 2013 ''Housing for Everyone'' Grants "The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A. , is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to its eighth annual "Housing for Everyone" competition. Twenty-five organizations in communities served by TD Bank will each be awarded a $100,000 grant in 2013. "To

Grants for Equine Nonprofits Working On Health and Welfare on National or International Scale (Emergency Grants, too)

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: May 1, 2012 American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation Accepting Funding Requests for Horse Health and Welfare Programs The American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners , is accepting funding requests from nonprofit organizations and individuals that share its mission to support research, education, benevolence, and the equine community.

Why Common Core Will Fail

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

The latest in educational "fixes," promoted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Governors Association, and the Obama administration, the Common Core initiative was developed "to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce."

Grants for U.S. Residents, Age 16+, Who Are NASCAR Fans and Are Making Significant Impact On the Lives of Children

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From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: July 18, 2011 NASCAR Foundation Invites Nominations for New Award to Recognize Volunteer Efforts of NASCAR Fans on Behalf of Children The NASCAR Foundation is accepting nominations for the first Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, which will recognize the outstanding charitable and volunteer efforts of NASCAR fans on behalf of children. Visit the NASCAR Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines and the nomination form.

Year Long Grants for Youth Social Entrepreneur Nonprofits

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From The Foundation Center. Deadline: Open Starbucks Foundation Offers Support for Young Social Entrepreneurs A program of the Starbucks Foundation , the Starbucks Shared Planet Youth Action Grants program is designed to help young people realize their natural potential to reinvent their local communities. The program is the primary vehicle through which the Starbucks Foundation invests in communities globally as part of the Starbucks Shared Planet commitment to communities.

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Grants for U.S. Based Nonprofits Working in Innovation in Cardiovascular Health

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From The Foundation Center. Deadline: July 31, 2010 AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation Announces Connections for Cardiovascular Health Grant Program The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation has received a $25 million charitable contribution from biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for Connections for Cardiovascular Health, a new program designed to help improve cardiovascular health in the United States. Tags: RFP grants cardiovascular health the foundation center

Grants for Communities Innovating in Urban Forestry

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From The Foundation Center. [If To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities must be a current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA-designated community within TD Bank''s United States footprint. Municipalities are encouraged to apply in partnership with community partners such as nonprofit organizations, schools, businesses, etc. environment grants RFP the foundation center

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$10,000 Grant for Non Profits Teaching English to Immigrants

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. Ray Solem Foundation Announces Grant Program to Help Immigrants Learn English in Innovative Ways Deadline: July 31, 2007 In keeping with the wishes of its benefactor to help poor immigrants advance within the United States and become productive citizens, the Ray Solem Foundation ( [link] ) is offering one-time grants of up to $10,000 each to nonprofit organizations that have found creative ways to help immigrants in the U.S.

How can you make your impact last?

Wild Woman Fundraising

We know what nonprofits are. We know that nonprofits depend on a good vision and service model and fundraising to continue their work. Thanks to UnLtd – the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, for providing this free resource with some free tools and worksheets to you get started.

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