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    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 7, 2012
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      Nonprofit Resources

      Events & Fundraisers

      Issue Update

      For the Record

      Increasing the Effectiveness of Public Investments in ECE
         This report proposes ten reforms to maximize the impact of Head Start, Child Care Development Block Grants, and other existing funding streams, including working with states to align standards, improving provider quality, and enhancing data collection and reporting.

      Impact of PA Budget on Health Care
         This presentation by the Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative describes the impact of the Governor’s budget as it relates to healthcare and the impact of upcoming national healthcare reform.

      Advancing Economic Security for Diverse Elders
         This report from the Diverse Elders Coalition describes the issues facing elders of color and LGBT elders.

      Older Adults and the Mortgage Crisis
         This report from the AARP Public Policy Institute shows that over 1.5 million older Americans have lost their homes since 2007 and millions more remain at risk.

          Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

          AFAHO seeks board members
              Located at 4415 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, the African Family Health Organization works to assist hard-to-reach and vulnerable African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees in accessing healthcare and other services.
             The group is looking for new board members to help lead its efforts of ensuring equal access to healthcare, health education and other services to its target population. AFAHO is in the process of developing and launching a 3-year strategic plan and is in search of committed individuals to be a part of its growth and planning. Areas of expertise that are needed include financial, development, fundraising, marketing, legal and communications.
             For more information, email Mrs. Oni Richards-Waritay.

            Women Against Abuse
              Staff Attorney
              Director of Client

            Salvation Army
              Events and Marketing

            Children's Crisis
            Treatment Center

              Trauma Therapist

              Grant Writer

            Philadelphia FIGHT
              HIV Counselor and Tester

            Congreso de Latinos

              FT GED Instructor 

            Habitat for Humanity
              Volunteer Coordinator
                Site Supervisor

            William Penn Foundation
              Administrative Assistant,
              Program Associate,

            Childspace CDI
              Program Assistant

            Nationalities Service

              Refugee Health
              Sales and Marketing
                Program Assistant

            Philadelphia Youth

              Volunteer Associate

              Temp. Data and
              Outcomes Coordinator

            Pathways to Housing
              Team Leader

            City Year
              Special Assistant to the
              Executive Director

            Philadelphia Freedom

              Assistant Director

            University City District
              Development Director

            Montgomery Early
            Learning Center

              Executive Director/CEO

             more jobs...

          Douty Foundation announces new process
             The Douty Foundation has announced a new round of grantmaking for applications submitted by September 15th.
             A presentation on applying for a Douty Foundation grant will be held on Friday, August 17th at 9am at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, on the 4th floor.
             To RSVP, go here.
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          Legacy Fund launches grant campaign
             The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, which supports projects supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities, has launched a new grantmaking initiative on the theme of Economic Empowerment.
             Applications are due on August 15th.  Priority will be given to applications from organizations whose mission or programs address poverty-related barriers, particularly in the areas of basic need (e.g. shelter, food, health, safety) and/or long term need (e.g. employment, vocational training, entrepreneurship, educational access and achievement, personal financial management).
             For more information, go here.
             DVLF will award grants of $5000 to four finalist organizations.
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          PBJ offers to supercharge nonprofits
             The Philadelphia Business Journal will sponsor Supercharge Your Nonprofit, a workshop featuring two presentations aimed at helping nonprofits meet their goals despite the down economy.
             The event will be held on Thursday, August 16th from 8am to 11am at Community College of Philadelphia, 18th and Callowhill Streets.
             The workshop includes a presentation on Cultivating Powerful Partnerships with Corporations presented by Gail S. Bower.  The presentation aims to help participants lose the angst and embrace enthusiasm to win corporate sponsors. Participants will learn best practices in working with the corporate sector, including what to do before your meeting; what to say during the meeting; where you go next; and how that translates to building profitable relationships with longevity.
             Leveraging LinkedIn for Nonprofits, presented by Robb Pardee, will teach participants key tips to leverage LinkedIn for their organizations. Crucial topics will include branding your LinkedIn profile for your organization, integrating LinkedIn into your organizational strategy for interacting with supporters, and creating a message platform with a LinkedIn Company Page.
             For more information or to register, contact Brian Wiggins at 215-238-5126 or email here.
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          Build-A-Bear Workshop supports kids programs
             Build-A-Bear Workshop offers grants of up to $5,000 for programs benefiting children, families, and animals in a range of areas, including health, education, and domestic pet welfare.
             For more details, go here.
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          PANO offers webinar on using social media networks
             Facebook: Leveraging the Value of Social Media Marketing is an online workshop sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations on Thursday, August 30th from noon to 1:30pm.
             Whether the use of social media began as an experiment or a harmless activity for the intern, it has now become a genuine communication strategy for nonprofits.  Websites and email took years to gain wide adoption, yet communication in social media has grown at a remarkable pace. Social media has become part of the communication toolbox and organizations are now looking to go beyond a “presence” and gain value from their efforts.
             This webinar will discuss the opportunities and challenges in turning Facebook from an experiment into a high performing communication tool.
             For more details, go here.
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          RFC offers workshop on grantsmanship basics
             The Regional Foundation Center will sponsor a workshop for staff, board members, and volunteers of nonprofit organizations on Tuesday, August 21st and Wednesday, September 12th.  This is a free, introductory overview of the basics of grantsmanship research and RFC resources. No advance registration is required. Attendance is first-come, first-served up to our maximum capacity of 12 persons.
             The workshops will take place at the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street in Philadelphia, from 9:30-11:30am.
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          LaSalle sponsors all-day workshop on maintaining 501 status
             The LaSalle Nonprofit Center will sponsor Keeping your 501(c)(3) Status: What You Need to Know, on Thursday, September 13th from 9am to 4pm.
             As a nonprofit, few things are more critical to the ability to operate that preserving your tax-exempt status.  This full-day workshop for nonprofit staff as well as accountants and attorneys, presented by specialists from the IRS will discuss what 501(c)(3) organizations must do to ensure retention of their tax exemption.
             The fee is $50.  For more information, go here.
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          Cycling event benefits children, adults with special needs
             Camphill communities in Chester County will host the sixth annual Camphill Challenge cycling event on Sunday, October 14th.  Camphill Special School, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, and Camphill Soltane provide life sharing and educational opportunities for children, youth, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
             In just a few years the Challenge has grown from 12 cyclists to more than 400. The bike ride begins and ends at Kimberton Waldorf School in Kimberton and offers 50, 25, and 10 mile courses for all ages and ability levels as well as a family fun ride to nearby Beaver Farm.
             Cyclists will wind their ways through Chester County during peak autumn foliage with astounding views of farms, historic homes, and covered bridges. A picnic and music will round out the day. Registration before September 30th is just $30 and includes lunch and a T-shirt.  Children 10 and under are free.
             For more information about the Camphill Challenge, to register for the ride, become a sponsor, or set-up a personal or team fundraising page visit here or call Courtney Coffman at 610-469-9236 or email her here.
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          St. Christopher’s Hospital 9th Apple Fest
             The St. Christopher's Hospital 9th Annual Apple Fest event will be held on Thursday, September 27th from 6pm to 9pm at the Arts Ballroom, 1324 Locust Street in Philadelphia.
             This fun fall affair will feature delectable hors d’oeuvre stations, refreshing cocktails and a fabulous silent auction filled with unique items.
             For more details, go here.
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          Annual study finds child education, health improving
             The recent release of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book shows both promising progress and discouraging setbacks for the nation’s children: While their academic achievement and health improved in most states, their economic well-being continued to decline.
             This year’s Data Book uses an updated index of 16 indicators of child well-being, organized into four categories: Economic Well-Being, Health, Education, and Family and Community. The new methodology reflects the tremendous advances in child development research since the first KIDS COUNT Data Book in 1990.
             Results for Pennsylvania include an overall ranking of 14, with nine child well-being indicators in Pennsylvania improving, six worsening and none unchanged.  In addition, Pennsylvania ranks 17th in Economic well-being, 8th in Education, 8th in Health, and 23rd in Family and Community. The areas of Education and Health both saw areas of improving, while the area of Economic well-being saw the most in worsening. The area of Family and Community saw a mix of improving and worsening.
             For more Pennsylvania-specific details, go here,
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