The Kresge Foundation is seeking to fund organizations that make it a priority to improve the lives of disadvantaged individuals and communities. To that end, the Foundation is concentrating its focus in the following areas:
The F.W. Symmes Foundation seeks to fund organizations that make a positive impact on the lives of Greenville County residents by making gifts to religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational organizations, and to organizations which work for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
The Anne E. Talcott Fund seeks to fund organizations exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, as well as for testing for public safety, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. Special consideration will be given to organizations that aid the indigent. Grant award sizes range from $1,500 to $15,000.
The Bradford T. Blauvelt Memorial Trust Fund seeks to award grants to charities that provide support for educational purposes, hospitalization and medical services, and youth and family services in Ocean County, New Jersey. The Fund awards two grants per year that have an average size of $1,500.
The Bono Brothers Memorial Trust seeks to award grants to Catholic charitable organizations that provide care, support, maintenance, benefit, and education of needy children residing in Marin County, California. The Trust awards four grants per year that have an average size of $5,000 to $7,500.
The Clark Memorial Fund seeks to fund organizations located in Halifax County, Virginia that defray the cost of hospitalization or provide medical services, including education and prevention of health issues, to needy and indigent persons. The Fund distributes 10 grants per year that have an average size ranging from $3,000 to $5,000.
The Benjamin A. Black Charitable Trust for Children seeks to fund charitable organizations that provide services to economically deprived children in Nebraska. The Trust distributed 10 grants per year that have an average size ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
You have a job description, but on any given day, you're probably doing dozens of things outside the scope of that description. Combine that with the challenge of a fast-paced environment and the shifting priorities of funders, colleagues, and board members and it’s easy to fall short of doing your best. By being mindful of your limitations and capacity—and saying “no” when your plate is full—you can actually do more for your cause. In the sixth installment of the Raise and Engage podcast Danielle Johnson and Robin Anderson discuss the power of saying “no” at work.
In the most recent episode of Raise + Engage, Danielle is back with Brian Reich from little m media to discuss how nonprofit professionals can stay motivated and energized in their day-to-day roles. Brian shares his experience working with nonprofits and the lessons and tips he's learn from and shared with them over the years, including tips for avoiding a professional rut, creating forward momentum in your career and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. If you're considering making a career move or want to ensure you're on the right path, you won't want to miss this inspo-packed episode!
Episode 4: Apps and Hacks to Stay (Mostly) Sane, is all about tips, tricks and tools for sanity. Blackbaud’s own interactive product marketer, Julia Lenz, joins host Danielle Johnson to share some high tech. (and no tech.) productivity tips to help nonprofit professionals stay sane in the crazy world of philanthropy. Tune in to hear:
- Tips for how to spend the first 30 minutes of your day
- The benefits of 15 minute meetings
- Why notebooks are still relevant to a successful organization
- Ideas for better managing your inbox
- Why you should take lunch outside the box
- ...and much more!
Episode 3: Tech. Connection: Solutions, Strategy, and Staff In episode 3 of the Raise + Engage podcast, Danielle Johnson is joined by Chris Geady and William DaSilva, two IT experts in the nonprofit space, to talk technology integration for NPOs: when you need it, when you don’t, and how to do it successfully. Tune in to hear:
- When to say NO to integration
- How to set your strategic plan before even looking at technologies
- Ways to get your entire team on board
- The importance of identifying a project lead
- The RFP process - how it should and should not go
According to Danielle Johnson, straight-shooting host of the Raise + Engage podcast series, if your staff members aren’t the number one advocates for your cause on social media, you’re failing. In the most recent episode, Danielle is joined by Blackbaud’s own social media guru Madeline Turner to discuss overcoming social struggles and creating a social ambassador program at your organization. This entertaining and insightful duo dishes on the importance of making your social media presence human, making the case for a formal social program to leadership, how University of Michigan turned a one time social media campaign into a long term social program, and how Madeline's mom unknowingly became a social ambassador on #GivingTuesday.
In the premiere episode of Raise & Engage, Danielle is joined by three straight-shooting nonprofit rock-stars: Jodi Smith of Sanford Health Systems, Veronica Brown of Chicago Public Library Foundation and Ali Burke of Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation. The group talks organizational culture, problem employees, why its important to celebrate and how to shake things up this year and build a better more authentic team that gets stuff done!