Funding Alert Vol. 29 No. 10 Alert # 3 - October 16, 2018

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Funding News and Grant Tips

EMS Providers Asked to Attest to Texas EMS/Trauma Registry Submissions
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Office of EMS/Trauma Systems is asking EMS Providers to submit an affidavit to attest that a good faith effort was made to submit calendar year (CY) 2017 data to the Texas EMS/Trauma Registry and reconcile potential discrepancies between emergency healthcare runs recorded by individual EMS providers during CY17 and the number of emergency healthcare runs reflected in the Texas EMS/Trauma Registry.
For full details go to http://www.dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/AffidavitAllowedforEMSAllottFund.shtm
From DSHS Office of EMS/Trauma Systems email, 10/11/18icon

Texas HHSC Receives $46 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Use Disorders
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has new resources to fight opioid use disorders in Texas. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently awarded HHSC $46.2 million to support a comprehensive response to opioid misuse in Texas. The grant will be funded annually for the next two years. Funds will be used to expand access to treatment and recovery support services and provide increased access to medication-assisted treatment. 
HHSC will use the State Opioid Response grant funding in conjunction with Texas Targeted Opioid Response funds, which total $27.4 million annually and will end April 2019.
“The complexity of the opioid crisis requires a multifaceted approach, and it is essential that Texas continue to develop and improve prevention and treatment measures to address the issue. This award helps with that effort,” said Sonja Gaines, HHSC Deputy Executive Commissioner for Intellectual or Developmental Disability and Behavioral Health Services.
Under the grant, services will begin by Dec. 31, 2018. Activities include:
* Development of opioid misuse prevention, medically assisted treatment and recovery support services to address the opioid misuse and the overdose crisis.
* Implementation of models for full spectrum treatment and recovery support services; community peer support, peer coaching, and recovery housing; and prevention and education services.
The grant requires that evidence-based treatments, practices, and interventions for opioid use disorder be used. In addition, support services will be offered.
For more information on accessing behavioral health services in Texas, please visit https://mentalhealthtx.org/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission email, 10/9/18icon

CPRIT Updates Grantee Policies and Procedures Guide
The Grantee Policies and Procedures Guide has been updated on the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) web site. To see what sections are affected in the September 2018 edition, refer to the version control page within the Guide.
The Guide is meant as a tool for grant applicants and grant recipients. It is important to remember that agency policy is set through the official rulemaking process, as required by state law. CPRIT’s administrative rules can be found in Chapters 701-703 of the Texas Administrative Code. 
If there are conflicting provisions, CPRIT’s administrative rules, statute, and contract supersede the Guide.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 10/5/18icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Human Pancreas Analysis Program (HPAP) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-DK-18-015 
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/26/19. Application: 2/26/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit $4.5 million in FY 2019 to fund one award. 
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.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites cooperative agreement applications to continue the mission of the existing Human Pancreas Analysis Program (HPAP). This FOA will support one team of investigators with combined expertise in human pancreas physiology and pathophysiology; collection, processing and multimodal analysis of human pancreatic tissues; and biological database building, curation and management, that will be tasked to: 1) identify, collect and intensively characterize primary pancreatic tissues from patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D), beta cell specific autoimmunity, or rare forms of islet dysfunction that may inform understanding of the pathogenesis of T1D , as well as age-matched controls; and 2) analyze, organize and share the data resulting from the study of these tissues and expand the existing PANC DB open-access resource database. 
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-18-015.html
From NIH web site, accessed 10/11/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Human Pancreas Analysis Program for Type-2 Diabetes (HPAP-T2D) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-DK-18-016 
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/26/19. Application: 2/26/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit $3 million in FY 2019 to fund one award. 
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.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites cooperative agreement applications to expand the operational scope of the existing Human Pancreas Analysis Program (HPAP) to the study of pancreata recovered from tissue donors with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and related metabolic disorders. This FOA will support one team of investigators with combined expertise in human pancreas physiology and pathophysiology; collection, processing and multimodal analysis of human pancreatic tissues; and biological database building, curation and management, with a program goal of further advancing research through a shared resource, by tasking the team with : 1) identifying, collecting and intensively characterizing primary pancreatic tissues from patients with T2D and related forms of islet dysfunction, as well as age-matched controls; and 2) analyzing, organizing and sharing the data resulting from the study of these tissues through use and expansion of the existing PANC DB open-access resource database. 
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-18-016.html
From NIH web site, accessed 10/11/18icon
Subject(s) medical research
 
Understanding the Glycemic Profile of Pregnancy - Clinical Centers (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-DK-18-018 
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 2/26/19. Application: 3/26/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit $3.5 million in FY 2019 to fund five to seven awards. The number of awards is contingent upon availability of funds and the receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
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.
PURPOSE: This announcement invites applications for Clinical Centers to carefully characterize the normal course of glycemia over the entire duration of pregnancy and understand the evolution of dysglycemia when it occurs. 
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-18-018.html
From NIH web site, accessed 10/11/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Understanding the Glycemic Profile of Pregnancy - Biostatistics Research Center (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-DK-18-019 
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 2/26/19. Application: 3/26/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NNIDDK intends to commit $1.5 million in FY 2019 to fund one award.
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.
PURPOSE: This announcement invites applications for a Biostatistics Research Center to participate in a clinical consortium to carefully characterize the course of glycemia over the entire duration of pregnancy and understand the evolution of dysglycemia when it occurs.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-18-019.html
From NIH web site, accessed 10/11/18icon
Subject(s) medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

American Society for Radiation Oncology Accepting Applications for 2019 Minority Summer Oncology Fellowship Award
SOURCE: American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The fellowship provides each student with a $4,500 package that includes a $3,500 stipend for the eight-week training program (exceptions can be made for a longer program but will need to be approved by ASTRO’s Committee on Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, or "CHEDI") and $1,000 toward the cost of travel to the organization's 2019 annual meeting.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a United States medical school and be able to identify a mentor with a successful record of research productivity. The mentor should be an ASTRO member. In addition, research must be undertaken at a North American institution during the summer of 2019.
PURPOSE: The American Society for Radiation Oncology is accepting applications for its 2019 Minority Summer Fellowship Award.
The annual program is designed to introduce medical students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine to the discipline of radiation oncology early in their medical education. Although medical students in all years are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to first- and second-year students. In an effort to promote radiation oncology as a career choice, the fellowship will expose medical students to clinical, basic, and translational research questions in radiation oncology.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.astro.org/Patient-Care/Research/Funding-Opportunities/ASTRO-Minority-Summer-Fellowship-Award
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/11/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Outreach Grants
SOURCE: American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/14/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: The project must be specific to medically underserved, uninsured, and/or low-income areas, and the applicant organization must have federal tax exemption.
PURPOSE: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to community-based nonprofit organizations to provide education on breast health and screening.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.breastsurgeonsfoundation.org/call-for-grant-proposals-and-awards
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/4/18icon
Subject(s) cancer education/prevention

American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation Accepting Applications for Conference Grants
SOURCE: American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/14/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: The content must focus on patient breast health or help further the body of knowledge related to research, diagnosis, treatment, education, and/or other issues related to breast cancer.
PURPOSE: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of partnerships focused on educational meetings, conferences, or symposia, with an emphasis on events that enhance the interaction between the advocate, healthcare, and scientific communities. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.breastsurgeonsfoundation.org/call-for-grant-proposals-and-awards
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/4/18icon
Subject(s) cancer education/prevention, conference support

American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation Accepting Applications for Education Grants
SOURCE: American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/14/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: The grant project must be specific to patient breast health and/or breast cancer education.
PURPOSE: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of projects that raise awareness of breast cancer and increase the capabilities of effective patient breast health education programs. Grants are intended to support costs associated with a project (e.g., purchase of educational materials, brochure development, printing, etc.). 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.breastsurgeonsfoundation.org/call-for-grant-proposals-and-awards
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/4/18icon
Subject(s) cancer education/prevention

American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation Accepting Applications for Humanism in Medicine Award
SOURCE: American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/14/18.
$ AVAILABLE: $1,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation/Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award is a monetary award of $1,000 to enable the awardee to attend the American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting in Dallas, May 1-5, 2019.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.breastsurgeonsfoundation.org/call-for-grant-proposals-and-awards
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/4/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation Accepting Applications for Research Grants
SOURCE: American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/14/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the project must be specific to patient breast health and/or breast cancer.
PURPOSE: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to foster the research activities of the grantee. Funds may be used for activities necessary to undertake or complete a research project (e.g., providing support for ongoing projects, IRB submission fees, clinical research assistance, or statistical support). 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.breastsurgeonsfoundation.org/call-for-grant-proposals-and-awards
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/4/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Baseball Tomorrow Fund Invites Applications from Youth Baseball and Softball Programs
SOURCE: Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: BTF does not specify a maximum grant award, but the average is approximately $40,000. Generally, at least 50 percent of the total cost of the project should be committed by other sources of funding; however, the higher the ratio of matching funds, the better chance an application will be successful.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S.-based or international nonprofit and tax-exempt organization involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities. Organizations operating in the U.S. and international locations are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative of Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association.
BTF awards grants to nonprofit organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and softball programs and facilities. The funds may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. Grants are intended to provide funding for incremental programming and facilities for youth baseball and softball programs, not for normal operating expenses or as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities.
CONTACT: None.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/11/18icon
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness

Grass Foundation Accepting Applications for Neuroscience Fellowships
SOURCE: Grass Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/5/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Support provided by Grass Fellowships include laboratory space, animals, equipment, and supplies for one summer at MBL. In addition, the investigator, his/her spouse or legal domestic partner, and dependent children are provided housing, a daily meal allowance, and round-trip travel to Woods Hole.
ELIGIBILITY: Early investigators (late-stage pre-doctoral trainees and beyond) are eligible to apply. This includes applicants with prior experience at MBL or with the Grass Foundation (MBL course alumni are encouraged to apply). Priority is given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a research career. International fellows (i.e., not a U.S. citizen) must hold a valid visa (J-1, H-1B, F1 or F1-OPT) for the entire duration of the fellowship.
PURPOSE: The Grass Foundation recognizes and supports efforts to use neuroscience as a way to unite thoughtful people across various socioeconomic and geographic barriers.
The foundation is accepting applications for its Grass Fellowships at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The program supports investigator-designed independent research projects by scientists early in their career, including approaches in neurophysiology, biophysics, integrative neurobiology, neuroethology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, systems neuroscience, cellular and developmental neurobiology, and computational approaches to neural systems.
Fellows function as an intellectual and social group within the MBL scientific community while sharing space in the Grass Laboratory and are invited to participate in a weekly private seminar series where eminent MBL investigators discuss their work.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.grassfoundation.org/fellowship-overview
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/11/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Invites Applications for Research Grants
SOURCE: PSC Partners Seeking a Cure 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/23/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $60,000 over two years. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the applicant must be at an academic institution with an interest in pursuing PSC as an indication for treatment.
PURPOSE: PSC Partners Seeking a Cure is a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to provide education and support to patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis, their families, and their caregivers and to raise funds for research on the causes, treatments, and cures for PSC, an autoimmune disease that causes the bile ducts inside and outside the liver to become scarred, narrowed, and eventually blocked.
The foundation offers grants of up to $60,000 over two years in support of projects that address a novel, basic, or clinical research question related to PSC and closely allied diseases (such as inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's disease) as they relate to PSC.
Preference will be given to projects that have the potential to discover a cure for the disease and/or that identify novel therapies which may significantly delay time to liver transplantation, prevent disease recurrence following liver transplantation, and/or improve the quality of life of those with PSC.
The foundation recognizes that fundamental research is necessary to discover the environmental factors that may trigger the disease in genetically susceptible individuals and encourages research proposals aimed at identifying the gene-environment interactions contributing to disease initiation and progression. The foundation also is interested in funding research that explores PSC-related diseases (UC and Crohn’s disease) and the ways that they impact, enable, or perhaps cause PSC.
Research that will be complementary to the goals and objectives of the International PSC Study Group, including investigation of the functional roles of genes associated with susceptibility to and severity of PSC, is encouraged.
Other priority areas for research include the mechanisms of PSC pathogenesis and colorectal and cholangiocarcinoma carcinogenesis, as well as strategies for prevention. Projects focused on assessing and improving the quality of life of PSC patients are also encouraged, as are projects that address PSC in children and projects focused on assessing and improving the quality of life of PSC patients.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://pscpartners.org/research-grants/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/4/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Russell Sage Foundation Invites LOIs for Research on Effects of Affordable Care Act
SOURCE: Russell Sage Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: LOIs must be received no later than 5/23/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application no later than 8/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant requests are limited to no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 (including overhead) per project.
ELIGIBILITY: Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection. Projects that propose novel uses of existing data and projects that propose to analyze newly available or underutilized data are welcomed. The foundation will not fund research on the effects of the ACA on healthcare delivery or health outcomes (e.g., barriers to implementation, changes in the quality of care and health status, or trends in enrollment and affordability), as other funders already do that.
PURPOSE: The Russell Sage Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for the final funding round of its Social, Economic and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act program.
The program supports innovative social science research on the social, economic, and political effects of the Affordable Care Act. The foundation is especially interested in funding analyses that address important questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic well-being, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children’s outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status. The foundation also is interested in research that examines the political effects of the implementation of the new law, including changes in views about government, support for future government policy changes, or the impact on policy development outside of health care.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.russellsage.org/research/funding/affordable-care-act
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/11/18icon
Subject(s) health policy research


Events

Webinar - How I Raised More than $100,000 in Eight Weeks
SPONSOR: Fundraising Best Practices 
WHEN: October 25, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Join fundraising expert Shiree Skinner in this highly informative webinar where she will share exactly how she raised more than $100,000 is just under 8 weeks. Skinner's advice and examples will include timelines and tactics; toolkits and the sub-campaign, and decision-tree models. The examples come from the actual campaign as this was a real life situation that occurred this spring/summer, where, after the funder backed out, the organization decided they needed to raise the funds privately.
COST: $129. Use RK20 to get 20 percent off. 
CONTACT: Fundraising Best Practices, (855) 237-1396, email: info@cdpublications.com.
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Webinar - Mastering Effective Communications for Causes: Public Interest Communications & the Science of Story - Part 1
SPONSOR: Stanford Social Innovation Review 
WHEN: October 29, 1 to 2:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Developing a Public Interest Communications Strategy: Moving Beyond Awareness for Belief and Behavior Change
Public interest communications require us to move beyond awareness campaigns and communication on behalf of the interests of a particular organization. Instead, it requires us to use the best of what we know from academia and practice to design campaigns that transcend the interest of any one organization for belief or behavior change on a particular issue. Public interest communications have been used to drive internal change within an organization—such as culture change, diversity and inclusion, innovation and collaboration—as well as changes in society, including the passage of marriage equality, lowering youth smoking rates, increasing water conversation within communities, and historic campaigns for civil rights.
This section of the program will provide participants with a four-question framework for developing a strategic communications plan. This framework uses systems thinking, human-centered design, and insights from behavioral, cognitive, and social science to design effective campaigns. Participants will leave with an applicable framework that can easily be adopted into their workflow and shared with their colleagues. This session will introduce you to public interest communications, provide actionable insights from research, bright spots from the field, and hands-on practice to help you apply the framework.
COST: $249.
CONTACT: Stanford Social Innovation Review, email: webinars@ssir.org.
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Webinar - Mastering Effective Communications for Causes: Public Interest Communications & the Science of Story - Part 2
SPONSOR: Stanford Social Innovation Review 
WHEN: October 31, 1 to 2:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: The Science of Story Building 
While we know a great deal about why stories work, we don’t focus enough about what makes one story more compelling and effective—more memorable, sharable, and inspiring—than another. In this session, we will share an applicable framework for building and selecting compelling stories that will help you communicate complex challenges and help you drive engagement and action with your work. In this second part you will learn how to apply these insights to your own work, and tell stories that reflect the best of what science teaches us. 
COST: $249. 
CONTACT: Stanford Social Innovation Review, email: webinars@ssir.org.
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Webinar - Nonprofits: How to Win Sponsorships & Influence Corporate Partners 
SPONSOR: Fundraising Best Practices
WHEN: November 7, noon to 1 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: A fact of life for nonprofits is that you need corporate partners. That's true both for on-going operations and special events. What's also true is that the number of nonprofits competing for corporate partners is higher than ever. To grab attention and needed funding, you must target the right partners, hone your message, and create a compelling opportunity.
Easier said than done? Join fundraising pro Shiree Skinner to learn how to thrive in the competitive world of corporate partnerships—and secure the support your program requires. Skinner will unveil winning strategies for wooing deep-pocketed partners and show you how to present your proposal to the right corporate partners at the right time.
After attending this audio event, you'll be equipped to make your organization stand out. You'll understand the benefits you have to offer to partners—and how to present those benefits. Plus, you'll know which solicitation styles you should consider using. Don't rely on what may have worked in the past—to succeed in today's funding-shortage environment, you need future-forward skills.
COST: $129.
CONTACT: Fundraising Best Practices, (855) 237-1396, email: info@cdpublications.com.
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