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The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awards Over $3 Million In Grants

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $3.1 million to a hundred and eleven artists and twelve organizations.

“At the core of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s mission is fostering the work and development of artists, and our 2018-19 grant and award recipients highlight the impact we can have due to Lee Krasner’s legacy,” said Ronald D. Spencer, Chairman and CEO of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. “In addition, through our support of institutions such as the Barbican Centre and their upcoming Lee Krasner retrospective and catalogue, and the Katonah Museum of Art’s exhibition of the work of Krasner and other women artists who participated in the groundbreaking 9th Street Show, we are continuing to advance much-needed scholarship.”

The Lee Krasner Award, given in recognition of a lifetime of artistic achievement, was awarded to artists Squeak Carnwath and Blane De St. Croix in...

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Community Foundation For Southeast Michigan Awards Nearly $19 Million In Grants

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced nearly $19 million in grants to organizations and initiatives primarily within southeast Michigan’s seven counties in areas including health, education, the arts, environment, youth and housing, and human services.

“From support for music education to a learning program in Detroit laundromats and a counseling program for people affected by dementia, our goal is to create permanent, positive change for residents in southeast Michigan,” said Mariam C. Noland, President, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. “We accomplish this by partnering with communities, nonprofits, foundations, and stakeholders to implement solutions to complex issues.”

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Prudential Announces $180 Million Commitment To Support Opportunity Youth

Prudential Financial has announced a commitment of more than $180 million to support "opportunity youth" gain the skills they need to compete for and succeed in quality jobs. According to Prudential, the commitment, which extends through 2025, is the largest ever private-sector investment in opportunity youth, who number some three hundred and fifty million worldwide. 

“Businesses like ours have a role to play in ensuring that global economic progress benefits all members of tomorrow’s workforce,” said Prudential Chairman and CEO Charles Lowrey. “Our goal is to improve young people’s lives by creating pathways for them to achieve financial wellness, strengthen their communities and ultimately help drive the global economy.”

Prudential’s investment will help young people across the globe gain the right skills to compete for and succeed in quality jobs. This population segment, which accounts for 350 million people...

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Grant Alert: $200,000 For My Brain Map Initiative

The Epilepsy Innovation Institute (Ei2 ) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for the My Brain Map initiative to fund pilot studies that would propose novel exploratory ways to model seizure propagation in a personalized brain network model. The ultimate end-goal is to create a user-friendly data visualization tool for seizure propagation personalized to the individual’s brain network. This request for proposals will be used to fund the preliminary exploratory work needed to develop a prototype visualization tool. 

Eligibility: Principal investigators must hold a full-time faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor or above at an academic, nonprofit research institution, or at an industry organization whose primary mission includes medical research, either in or outside the United States. 

Grantmaker Name: Epilepsy Foundation

Grant Category: Health and Wellness

Grant Geographic Focus: National

Grant Amount Available:...

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Grant Alert: $200,000 To Support Military Families

Newman's Own, Fisher House Foundation, and Military Times join together in presenting grants to the most creative military quality of life improvement plans. Grant funding will be awarded to innovative ideas to improve the quality of life for military families. 

Eligibility: Organizations must be comprised primarily of volunteers and/or be tax exempt according to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Grantmaker Name: Newman's Own, Fisher House Foundation, Military Times

Grant Area Of Focus: Military, Veterans

Grant Geographic Focus: National

Grant Availability: $200,000

Maximum Grant Amount: $50,000

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Introducing The Power Of Purpose HQ!

Uncategorized Apr 10, 2019
 

Today is the big announcement, today we take it to the next level. 

Introducing our brand new flagship training center...

...welcome to The Power Of Purpose HQ! 

We can’t express how excited we are that this day is finally here.

We created a true learning center that couldn't be further from an ordinary resource website. 

It marks a turning point in the professionalization of our industry, and we're proud that The Power Of Purpose is leading this movement.

This really is the future of Nonprofit Development and Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurship, and I sincerely hope that you and your team are a part of it.

How would you describe your Nonprofit or Purpose-Driven Business?

  • Only a vision right now?
  • Start-up?
  • Small?
  • Mid-Level?
  • Large and well funded?

Well if any of the above described your business then The Power Of Purpose HQ is the perfect training center for you. 

As founders and executives of Nonprofits and Purpose-Driven...

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4 Reasons Your Nonprofit Will Benefit From A For-Profit Partnership

fundraising nonprofit Apr 03, 2019

Building a strategic partnership with a for-profit can give your nonprofit better access to people, resources, and services you need. Many forward-thinking businesses are seeking long-lasting, mission-based, and socially conscious partnerships with nonprofits. If you’re looking to advance your mission without huge funding efforts, for-profit partnerships are the way to go.

 

1) Save Your Organization $$$

This is the most basic way that for-profits can be beneficial to nonprofits. Businesses may reach out to staff members, volunteers, beneficiaries or even board members, offering their services or product to them for free, as a prize or as a premium.

 

2) Connecting to New Business Partners

The marriage of nonprofit and for-profit business creates a symbiotic relationship that will support your cause and their business at the same time. By building collective impact efforts where businesses and nonprofits effectively collaborate can unlock benefits for both parties...

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10 Top Crowdfunding Platforms To Fund Your Nonprofit

Today, there are many places for nonprofits to find funding and donations online. These sites help social entrepreneurs, charities, and individuals gain access to the money that they need to be a catalyst for positive change. These platforms are a great place to start your search for funding your cause.

1) CauseVox

CauseVox an NYC startup site that focuses on helping small to medium sized nonprofits raise funds. They specialize in creating social impact with their causes. The supporters you gain are able to create their own pages to raise money on your behalf. This can help you increase your donations and exposure online. With a very flexible system and pricing, CauseVox is a good place to start for any nonprofit.

 

2) Razoo

Hailed as “a movement of people who want to make generosity a part of everyday life,” this platform boasts 14,000 nonprofits raising around 500 million in funds to date. Razoo also offers services for charitable fundraisers for...

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6 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Rock At Social Media

Social media is important for nonprofits whether they are highly established or just starting out. Having an online presence can take your organization from barely surviving to thriving, even with a limited budget. A polished persona on the internet can promote your mission and engage your community, and what nonprofit doesn’t need that?

If social media still seems daunting, no worries. If you follow these basic guidelines you can ensure that your organization looks good and expands your network.

 

1) Have All Your Bases Covered 

It is important to diversify your social media outlets. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are the basic channels that your organization should be on. If you have a highly visual nonprofit with lots of photo opportunities you should look into Instagram and Snapchat as well. Facebook Live is great for events to show people what you do in real time. Evaluate each channel and use your gut for what will work best for you.

 

2) Have a Game...

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