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Grant Alert: $4.5 Million Available For Youth Transitional Living

funding grant alert Jun 17, 2019

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families' (ACYF) Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the availability of funds under the Transitional Living Program (TLP). The Purpose of FYSB’s TLP grant program is to implement, enhance, and/or support effective strategies for successful transition to sustainable living for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 to under 22 and/or pregnant and parenting youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent child(ren). Projects must provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for up to 18 months, which under extenuating circumstances, can be extended to 21 months and provide comprehensive services that supports the transition of homeless youth to self-sufficiency and stable, independent living. Through the provision of shelter and an array of comprehensive services, TLP youth will realize improvements in four core outcome areas (i.e., safe and stable housing,...

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Interview With Sherry Watson and Daven Michaels


The Power Of Purpose Co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer Sherry Watson sits down with Daven Michaels to discuss his business strategies and the secrets behind his success. 

Daven Michaels is the founder of 123 Companies. He's been an entrepreneur since the age of 15, that’s over 30 years now. During this time he's stumbled across a business formula that he used to turn multiple diverse business ventures into extremely successful businesses, including a few multiple-million dollar home runs.

Daven was very fortunate to have crossed paths with a very smart individual at a very young age. He took him under his wing, mentoring and guiding him along the way. Daven now finds himself applying those same lessons and principles even today.

In 2006 Daven started 123Employee, a virtual employee center in the Philippines. He started with one employee and today he has hundreds of employees operating from several managed facilities. In 2011 he used the power of public speaking to cast...

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Announcing Nonprofit University 2.0!


The Power Of Purpose is pleased to announce the launch of Nonprofit University 2.0

Nonprofit University aims to be the premier Nonprofit educational system based on all varying degrees of nonprofit experience and resources needed at all stages of Nonprofit development!

"Nonprofit University is your step-by-step education system for progressing from the stages of nonprofit startup and nonprofit creation to the seasoned professional who builds a high-achieving nonprofit corporation.

Nonprofit University provides curriculum based on all varying degrees of nonprofit experience and equips you with the resources needed at all stages of nonprofit development," says Sherry Watson, co-founder of The Power Of Purpose

Sherry Watson
Co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer, The Power Of Purpose

Here are the new Nonprofit University 2.0 resources below: 

Live Classroom Experience: Learn From My Faculty Of Experts At Nonprofit University

From day one you'll get a...

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Training: "The Maverick Millionaire"

training Jun 03, 2019

The Power Of Purpose presents: 

Sherry Watson and Paul Finck: "The Maverick Millionaire"

On this web training Sherry and special guest Paul Finck discuss: 

"How to double your income without investing more of your valuable time by following a simple step-by-step process TODAY!" 

On this new training, you'll discover: 

  -7 Steps to take your life back

  -5 Unfair advantages you could employ today

  -How to shift your paradigm to attract financial abundance

  -Identify the beliefs that are holding you back DAILY

  -#1 reason for stress in your life and how to eliminate it 

  -The power of emotional intelligence and how to adapt to it

  -Instant access to the tools for ultimate control in your world

  -How to create long-lasting transformation daily 

For over three decades Paul Finck has developed his systems and processes as a small business owner, implemented them into his life, created the...

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New Study Provides Insight Into Women's Foundation Funding Priorities

Uncategorized May 23, 2019

A new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute explores patterns across more than 200 women’s foundations and funds, providing insight on a powerful and pioneering force in philanthropy dedicated to women and girls. While these grant-making organizations vary in terms of geography, assets and grant amounts, they align across a number of key areas, including funding the local community, an emphasis on education and economic empowerment, and participation in activities beyond funding to advance the causes they care about.

Based on an analysis of more than two hundred women's foundations and funds that award grants to programs and organizations benefiting women, the report, Women's Foundations and Funds: A Landscape Study (found that 71 percent were established between 1990 and 2010; 37 percent were standalone organizations while the rest were affiliates of a larger foundation or other organization; and only 8 percent were private foundations....

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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards More Than $8.3 Million In Grants

Uncategorized May 22, 2019

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded grants totaling $8.3 million in support of literacy and education initiatives.

"In keeping with Dollar General's mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide grants to support literacy and education initiatives in the communities we proudly call home," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's CEO. "Each year, funds provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation make a real difference by providing the tools that students, adults, and families need to pursue new opportunities and accomplish their goals. We believe these programs empower the communities we serve, and we are honored to play a role in their success."

“Education has the ability to level the playing fields in life,” said Denine Torr, Dollar General’s senior director of Community Initiatives. “Through these grants, we are helping expand access to educational programs and enhancing literacy instruction for adults, families, and...

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Cummings Foundation Awards $15 Million In Grants

Uncategorized May 21, 2019

The Cummings Foundation has announced grants totaling $15 million to fifty nonprofits through its Sustaining Grants program.

Sustaining Grants winners were selected primarily by a 46-member volunteer committee.

“We hope this decade-long commitment allows you to think bigger, to plan for the future, and—perhaps most importantly—to dedicate more of your resources to actually providing services rather than raising money for them,” said Joel Swets, executive director of Cummings Foundation.

Cummings Foundation has awarded $250 million to date in Greater Boston alone, and it will award an additional $10 million in June, when it announces the winners of this year’s ”$100K for 100″ program.

One of the three largest private foundations in New England, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the areas where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed on a pro bono basis by its affiliate, Cummings Properties. Founded in...

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Cleveland Foundation Announces $150 Million Social Impact Investment Goal

Uncategorized May 20, 2019

The Cleveland Foundation today announced that it will allocate $150 million in capital for social impact investing by the end of 2022. The foundation defines social impact investments as opportunities that align social good with financial return to bring about social change.

The foundation’s social impact investing program consists of four primary vehicles:

  • Recoverable grants are extended to nonprofit organizations and paid back without interest over a period of time – usually less than five years. They can provide fast and flexible capital, while encouraging an organization to consider multi-year planning. Unlike loans, they are forgivable if needed, and from the foundation’s perspective, provide a source of recyclable capital that compliments traditional grantmaking.

  • Program Related Investments (PRIs) are below market-rate loans, equity investments, and bank deposits or debt guarantees that are used to fill capital gaps and address community issues. As...
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The Power Of Purpose's Nattie Watson And Brandon Johnson Wed In Ohio

announcements May 13, 2019

Our very own Nattie Watson and Brandon Johnson were married at The Mohicans, a beautiful and serene setting in Ohio over this past weekend. 

Nattie and Brandon were wed in a private ceremony in front of friends and family on Saturday, May 11th at 5:30 p.m. Central time. 


Natalie (or Nattie as she is known to her loved ones) is the youngest child of Tracy and Sherry Watson. She the is Chief Financial Officer of The Power Of Purpose (POP) and has been a valued member of the POP team since 2011. She has spent years working in our customer service and concierge departments and now heads up the finance department and accounting. Nattie also spends much of her time working hand in hand with our amazing students. Her magnetic and positive attitude is an incredible representation of our company’s values.

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Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards More Than $5 Million In Grants

Uncategorized May 07, 2019

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has awarded thirty-nine grants totaling more than $5 million in support of Parkinson's disease research. The selected grant recipients reflect the research strategy to define, measure, and treat Parkinson's disease. The foundation also awarded grants to help develop the research tools the field needs to advance. 

The grants will support projects focused on defining the causes of and factors that account for variability in Parkinson's; new methods of diagnosing the disease; and effective treatments to stop or slow its progression. The funding also will support projects focused on developing critical research tools the field needs to advance, including assays, cell lines, and DNA plasmids.

All of the funding decisions serve the foundation's mission to find a cure for Parkinson's and improved treatments for those living with the disease today. Each research step -- from laboratory studies to understand the disease...

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