Funding Alert Vol. 28 No. 2 Alert # 4 - February 28, 2017

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Private Funding for Basic Science Totaled $2.3 Billion in 2016
U.S. research institutions received more than $2.3 billion in private funding for basic science research in 2016, a report from the Science Philanthropy Alliance finds.
Based on survey responses from 42 universities and research institutions, the 2016 Survey of Private Funding for Basic Research found that foundations, corporations, grantmaking public charities, and individuals awarded $1.9 billion, or 84 percent of the total, to research in the life sciences, $300 million (13 percent) in the physical sciences, and $80 million (3 percent) in mathematics. For the 26 institutions that completed the survey in both 2015 and 2016, private funding in those three areas increased 31 percent, from $1.19 billion to $1.56 billion, while funding for basic research in all areas — including behavioral and social sciences and the arts and humanities — increased 28 percent, from $2 billion to $2.56 billion.
To see the report go to http://www.sciencephilanthropyalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Survey-of-Private-Funding-for-Basic-Research-Summary-021317.pdf.
Now in its second year, the survey was created to establish a baseline for private funding for basic science research as federal funding for such research declines. Private funding for basic science research is also a fraction of total private funding to higher education institutions, which totaled $41 billion in 2016, according to the Voluntary Support for Education (VSE) survey conducted by the Council for Aid to Education.
"While philanthropists and private sources cannot fill the gap that the government is leaving, they are uniquely suited to make an impact on basic research," said Marc Kastner, president of the Science Philanthropy Alliance. "They have the ability to support endeavors which the government may be hesitant to start, they can be more nimble and innovative, and they can support the collaboration of many different types of scientists."
From The Foundation Center's This Week in Philanthropy News Digest email, 2/21/17icon
 
Funders Rely on Peers for Knowledge to Inform Practice
When seeking knowledge to inform their philanthropic practice, foundation staff and board members turn to their peers as their most trusted source of information, a report from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation finds.
Based on interviews, surveys, case studies, and a literature review, the study, Peer to Peer: At the Heart of Influencing More Effective Philanthropy, found that peers and colleagues are the most "trusted" — described as honest, open, and discreet — source of knowledge about philanthropic practice, with foundation staff saying they turned to peers at other foundations and board members saying they relied on internal staff. Indeed, informal interactions with peers and colleagues (cited by 92 percent of survey respondents) topped the list of primary sources of knowledge for funders, followed by conferences (83 percent), email/newsletters (77 percent), and grantee interactions (67 percent). While social media (24 percent) ranked near the bottom of the list, the report noted that it eventually may become a more important channel, given that it was cited by 27 percent of program staff, who tend to be younger, compared with 17 percent of foundation leaders.
To see the study go to http://www.hewlett.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Hewlett-Field-Scan-Report.pdf.
When asked in an open-ended question to list their top three "practice knowledge needs," 44 percent of survey respondents mentioned evaluation and assessment, far exceeding other needs, including grantmaking (14 percent), advocacy (12 percent), and information sharing (11 percent). More specifically, funders said they frequently sought information about the impact of their grants; the factors that cause some charitable investments to be more impactful than others; and technical assistance with respect to assessment techniques and implementation. In addition, 80 percent of foundation staff surveyed said they use practice knowledge to challenge or affirm current practices, while 55 percent said their organization had adopted an idea or best practice in the last two years.
Conducted by Harder+Company Community Research and Edge Research, the study also found that while funders were aware of organizations, associations, and publications that produce knowledge about philanthropic practice, they tended to be less familiar with the actual content. Asked to assess the current state of practice knowledge, majorities of survey respondents said it was relevant (68 percent) and timely (61 percent), while smaller percentages said it was guiding the thinking of the sector (51 percent), is vetted and works (46 percent), and/or is duplicative (43 percent). Many respondents also said they felt overwhelmed by the volume of incoming information in their e-mail inboxes, which may explain, in part, why funders turn to peers as trusted curators of information.
"For a product to produce change, it must be part of an organizational process that includes organizational readiness and staff and leadership support," the report concludes. "A creative, well-documented, and relevant product can start the process, but the concepts presented can take their own non-linear path as the new-to-that-foundation innovation is diffused."
From The Foundation Center's This Week in Philanthropy News Digest email, 2/21/17icon

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Extends Grant Application Deadline 
Due to technical difficulty, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) call for proposals — Coordinating Efforts to Enhance Hospitals’ Role in Population Health — did not reach some potential applicants in a timely way. In the interest of fairness and transparency, RWJF has decided to extend the application deadline. The new deadline to submit your application is 3 pm on March 15, 2017.
If you were unable to attend the applicant webinar, you can listen to the audio recording at https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/playback/Playback.do?id=4jwszd and download the accompanying slide deck at https://anr.rwjf.org/templates/external/EHPH%20Applicant%20Webinar%20Slide%20Deck.pdf. In addition, RWJF has compiled a running list of program-specific Frequently Asked Questions with responses to many questions received related to this call for proposals. See these at https://anr.rwjf.org/templates/external/EHPH%20Program-Specific%20FAQ_2_1_17.pdf.
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 2/22/17icon


Public Funding Opportunities

HIV Pathogenesis and the Oral Microbiota (R01): RFA-DE-18-007 
SOURCE: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/24/17. Application: 11/24/17 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDCR intends to commit $2 million in FY 2018 to fund three to four awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages hypothesis driven basic and translational sciences that will enhance our understanding of the role of microbiota in changing the immune response to HIV pathogenesis in the oral cavity. 
CFDA: 93.121
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-18-007.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 2/23/17icon
Subject(s) dental health, HIV/AIDS research

Interaction of HIV and Neurodevelopment of Children in Resource-Limited Settings: Improving Assessments (R01): RFA-HD-18-019 
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/3/17. Application: 4/3/17 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of four to six awards for this announcement and the companion announcement, corresponding to a total of $1 million, for fiscal year 2018. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to invite applications on research focused on the development and/or improvement of tools and/or materials for the neurodevelopmental assessment of cognitive functioning of children, and their implementation in resource-limited settings with high rates of HIV. 
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-18-019.html
From NIH web site, accessed 2/23/17icon
Subject(s) children's health, HIV/AIDS research

Interaction of HIV and Neurodevelopment of Children in Resource-Limited Settings: Improving Assessments (R21): RFA-HD-18-020 
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/21/17. Application: 4/21/17 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of four to six awards for this announcement and the companion announcement, corresponding to a total of $1 million, for fiscal year 2018. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to invite applications on research focused on the development and/or improvement of tools and/or materials for the neurodevelopmental assessment of cognitive functioning of children, and their implementation in resource-limited settings with high rates of HIV. 
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-18-020.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 2/23/17icon
Subject(s) children's health, HIV/AIDS research


Private Funding Opportunities

American Psychological Foundation Accepting Applications for Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/15/17.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be an early-career psychologist (no more than 10 years postdoctoral) and have received IRB approval, if human participants are involved, before funding can be awarded.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Foundation is accepting applications for its Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund.
A single grant will be awarded to an early-career psychologist in support of his/her research and demonstration activities that promote understanding of the relationship between self-identity and academic achievement, with an emphasis on children in grades K-8.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/clark-fund.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 2/23/17icon
Subject(s) medical research

Brookdale Foundation Announces RFP for Respite and Early Memory Programs
SOURCE: Brookdale Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/15/17.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant support for either program includes a one-year grant of $10,000, renewable for a second year, based on evaluation of first-year activities and the potential for future continuation of the program, at $5,000; all-expenses-paid participation for one staff member at a training conference, to be held October 20-22, 2017, in Denver, Colorado; and ongoing technical assistance and support from Brookdale staff in San Francisco and in New Jersey, including participation in the Brookdale Respite Network.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax exempt under Section(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The Brookdale Foundation is accepting applications for its Group Respite and Early Loss programs.
Since 1989, the Brookdale National Group Respite Program has awarded seed grants to organizations for the development and implementation of social model group respite programs. These programs have served thousands of elders with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and their family caregivers. In addition to group respite, the development of programs for people with early memory loss also is supported through this initiative.
1) Group Respite Program: The goals of the program are to offer opportunities for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia to engage in a program of meaningful social and recreational activities in a secure and supportive setting, with the goals of maximizing their cognitive and social abilities and providing relief and support to family members and other primary caregivers.
2) Early Memory Loss: Memory enhancement and compensatory skill building are central elements in this consumer-directed social and educational program. Other components are group problem-solving, socialization, peer support, exercise, and camaraderie. This model has been replicated around the country in response to the growing population of people seeking both earlier diagnosis and resources to meet their unique needs.
CONTACT: Carmen Mendieta, email: cm@brookdalefoundation.org. For more information see http://www.brookdalefoundation.net/Respite/RespiteForms/RFPGuidelines2017.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 2/23/17icon
Subject(s) health care services

Child Neurology Society Invites Applications for Young Academic Researchers Award Program - Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award
SOURCE: Child Neurology Society 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/15/17.
$ AVAILABLE: The recipient of the Dodge Award will receive a grant-in-aid of $20,000 and will be invited to present his/her work at the 46th annual meeting of the Child Neurology Society in Kansas City, Missouri, on 10/6/17.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a current CNS member in good standing.
PURPOSE: The Child Neurology Society is inviting applications for its 2017 Young Academic Researchers Award program.
The Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award is an award for basic science or clinical research by a promising young investigator who is also a member of the Child Neurology Society. Applications will be judged on the basis of their originality, scientific merit, succinctness, and relevance.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.childneurologysociety.org/resources/resources-detail-view/cns-and-cnf-awards-and-grants-for-young-academic-researchers-april-15-deadline
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 2/24/17icon
Subject(s) medical research

Child Neurology Society Invites Applications for Young Academic Researchers Award Program - Child Neurology Shields Research Grant
SOURCE: Child Neurology Society 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/15/17.
$ AVAILABLE: The selected investigator will receive a grant of $50,000 per year over two years.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a current CNS member in good standing.
PURPOSE: The Child Neurology Society is inviting applications for its 2017 Young Academic Researchers Award program.
The Child Neurology Shields Research Grant supports translational or clinical research by a child neurologist or developmental pediatrician early in his/her academic career. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.childneurologysociety.org/resources/resources-detail-view/cns-and-cnf-awards-and-grants-for-young-academic-researchers-april-15-deadline
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 2/24/17icon
Subject(s) medical research

Child Neurology Society Invites Applications for Young Academic Researchers Award Program - Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF) Scientific Research Grant
SOURCE: Child Neurology Society 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/15/17.
$ AVAILABLE: The selected investigator will receive a grant of $50,000 per year over two years.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a current CNS member in good standing.
PURPOSE: The Child Neurology Society is inviting applications for its 2017 Young Academic Researchers Award program.
The Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF) Scientific Research Grant supports clinical or basic science research by a child neurologist or developmental pediatrician early in his/her academic career. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.childneurologysociety.org/resources/resources-detail-view/cns-and-cnf-awards-and-grants-for-young-academic-researchers-april-15-deadline
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 2/24/17icon
Subject(s) medical research

Harrington Discovery Institute Seeks LOIs for 2018 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Awards
SOURCE: Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 4/5/17. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 5/31/17.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $700,000 over two years, as well as non-financial support.
ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to physician-scientists at accredited academic medical centers, research institutions, and universities in the United States. Applicants must have a doctorate in medicine and demonstrate exceptional promise.
PURPOSE: The Harrington Discovery Institute is accepting Letters of Intent for its 2018 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award, an annual program that recognizes physician-scientist innovators in the United States whose research has the potential to change standards of care.
Grants will be awarded to innovators at major academic medical centers in the U.S. in support of their efforts to advance promising drug discoveries. Selection criteria include innovation, creativity, and potential for impact on human health.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.uhhospitals.org/services/harrington-discovery-institute/programs-and-initiatives/harrington-scholar-innovator-program/policies
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 2/24/17icon
Subject(s) medical research

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Accepting Applications for APN, DNP Fellowships
SOURCE: Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/15/17.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Registered nurses enrolled in an MSN or DNP program at an accredited school of nursing are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation is accepting applications from registered nurses for its APN and DNP Student Fellowship program.
The annual program provides financial support to students enrolled in an MSN or DNP program, with the goal of helping them accomplish work in areas of cancer prevention, care, or control, as outlined in the ONS Research Agenda; supporting their capstone project or thesis in oncology; and advancing evidence-based practice in oncology care.
Grants will be awarded to assist with costs to complete the master's or DNP capstone or thesis project. The fellowship is not intended to support tuition expenses. It is expected that projects will require a minimum of sixty hours of work for completion. Funding cannot be used for work completed prior to approval of fellowship.
To be considered, projects must fall in one of the content areas in the current ONS Research Agenda, including interventions to adopt/maintain health behaviors; interventions to increase cancer screening, with an emphasis on underserved/understudied populations; cancer-related symptoms and side effects; late effects of cancer treatment; end of life care; psychosocial and family care; nursing sensitive patient outcomes; and translational science.
In addition, all applicants must have a mentor whose work clearly aligns with the planned project and/or that of the ONS Research Agenda.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.onsfoundation.org/apply/ed/Student
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 2/23/17icon
Subject(s) cancer research, nursing

Whitehall Foundation Invites LOIs for Bioscience Research Projects - Research
SOURCE: Whitehall Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 4/15/17. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 9/1/17.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $225,000 over three years.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold the position of assistant professor or higher; have Principal Investigator status; and be considered an "independent investigator" with his/her own dedicated lab space or have lab space independent of another investigator.
PURPOSE: The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences through its research grants and grants-in-aid programs. It is the foundation's policy to support those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by federal agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. The foundation emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest.
Research grants will be awarded to established scientists of all ages working at an accredited institution in the United States. Grants will not be awarded to investigators who have already received, or expect to receive, substantial support from other sources, even if it is for an unrelated purpose.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.whitehall.org/grants/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 2/24/17icon
Subject(s) medical research

Whitehall Foundation Invites LOIs for Bioscience Research Projects - Grants-in-Aid
SOURCE: Whitehall Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 4/15/17. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 9/1/17.
$ AVAILABLE: One-year grants of up to $30,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold the position of assistant professor or higher; have Principal Investigator status; and be considered an "independent investigator" with his/her own dedicated lab space or have lab space independent of another investigator.
PURPOSE: The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences through its research grants and grants-in-aid programs. It is the foundation's policy to support those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by federal agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. The foundation emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest.
Grants-in-Aid will be awarded to researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-Aid can also be made to senior scientists.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.whitehall.org/grants/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 2/24/17icon
Subject(s) medical research


Events

Creating a Positive Work Culture
SPONSOR: CNM Connect 
WHEN: March 7, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: CNM Connect – Dallas Campus, 2902 Floyd Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: A positive workplace culture leads to increased productivity, better employee morale and the ability to keep skilled workers. On the other hand, negative attitudes, particularly when they are displayed by management, can have a dramatic negative impact on the entire workforce. Ensuring that a positive culture is present in the workplace will go a long way towards keeping your organization running smoothly and keeping your employees happy. Organizational culture is determined by the leaders and can be created and reinvented. In starts with choosing a legacy, cultivating daily positivity, and constructing high performing teams. This workshop will equip you with tools and strategies to design, implement, and cultivate a long-lasting positive workplace culture.
COST: $65 member, $115 non-member. To register go to https://mycnm.secure.force.com/EventListings/CnP_PaaS_EVT__ExternalRegistrationPage?event_id=a0w3100000AFKeXAAX
CONTACT: CNM Connect, (214) 826-3470, email: education@cnmconnect.org.
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Cause Storytelling for Nonprofits 
SPONSOR: CNM Connect 
WHEN: March 16, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: CNM Connect – Dallas Campus, 2902 Floyd Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Stories touch the heart, bringing your programs, clients and mission to life. They create empathy which moves your funders, clients, employees and the public to feel connected to your mission resulting in greater support. This program focuses on successful storytelling. You will learn why telling your story matters and how to tell it with clarity and ease. You will develop your stories with variations for different audiences. You will learn how to collect stories and where and when to use them.
COST: $65 member, $115 non-member. To register go to https://mycnm.secure.force.com/EventListings/CnP_PaaS_EVT__ExternalRegistrationPage?event_id=a0w3100000AFbgsAAD
CONTACT: CNM Connect, (214) 826-3470, email: education@cnmconnect.org.
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Public Speaking with Clarity and Confidence 
SPONSOR: CNM Connect 
WHEN: March 22, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: CNM Connect – Dallas Campus, 2902 Floyd Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Many roles in the nonprofit sector require an individual to give a presentation on a regular basis. Often, the ability to receive support and funding for your organization depends on how well you present the impact of the organization and articulate the need. Overcome the fear of public speaking or improve your ability to speak with confidence by equipping yourself with the tools necessary to excel and reduce uneasiness while presenting a speech. This session will help you to clarify the purpose and goals of your presentation, understand your audience, learn how to best craft and present the speech, and handle Q&A’s like a pro.
COST: $65 member, $115 non-member. To register go to https://mycnm.secure.force.com/EventListings/CnP_PaaS_EVT__ExternalRegistrationPage?event_id=a0w3100000AFbgYAAT
CONTACT: CNM Connect, (214) 826-3470, email: education@cnmconnect.org.
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Nonprofit Financials – Understanding Reality and Ensuring a Future
SPONSOR: CNM Connect 
WHEN: March 29, 12:30 to 3:30 pm.
WHERE: CNM Connect – Fort Worth Campus, 2701 W. Berry Street, Suite 125, (Fort Worth, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Let’s face it, nonprofit accounting is weird! So let’s take a step back to the basics. If you are responsible for managing any part of the organization’s financial performance, bookkeeping, audit, or budget, it is important that you understand how to read and work with nonprofit financial statements and footnotes. In this session, we will study each component of the financial statements and discuss how to use and analyze it.
COST: $65 member, $115 non-member. To register go to https://mycnm.secure.force.com/EventListings/CnP_PaaS_EVT__ExternalRegistrationPage?event_id=a0w3100000AFKfRAAX
CONTACT: CNM Connect, (214) 826-3470, email: education@cnmconnect.org.
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