Latest News from the Grants Collection
Welcome to Part II of the May/June 2014 edition of the Enoch Pratt Free Library/Maryland State Library Resource Center's Grants Collection News. This edition includes more training information in and out of the Central Library, and more printed and online information recently added to the Grants Collection and provided to customers at recent Grants Collection appointments.
The Maryland Governor's Grants Office (GGO) recently hired Michael Paroby as the new director. Welcome to the grants team!
This edition was not planned this way, but it also acts as a final Grants Collection newsletter published by me. In July, I will be starting in a new librarian position at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center. During a little over two years as the Grants Collection Librarian, I have enjoyed meeting nonprofits and agencies throughout Maryland (sometimes discovering that a nonprofit took a road trip from another state to the Central Library to do nonprofit research) and helping them find what they needed to start or continue their nonprofit research.
If I did not find what the nonprofit needed, I felt great knowing that throughout Maryland and the surrounding regions there are nonprofits and agencies that specialize in providing different types of grants and nonprofit information. Some of these "thank you's" go directly towards, but are not limited to, the Foundation Center, Washington, D.C. Office, GGO, Maryland Nonprofits, the United Way of Central Maryland, various Maryland Community Foundations, and more nonprofits on this subject guide or this guide for what they provide to their nonprofit communities.
I especially want to thank the Foundation Center Funding Information Network for the support and services they provide to over 470 locations that provide information on grantseeking, grantwriting, nonprofit management, and related topics.
Continue to stop by the Grants Collection during regular business hours, and anytime online, 24/7.
Paul Chasen, Grants Collection Librarian
An Association of Fundraising Professionals-Maryland Chapter/Grants Collection Event
As women’s earning potential continues to rise, the opportunity for
larger donations increases as well. Hear first-hand from a diverse group
of women what they wish fundraisers knew about how and why they give.
You’ll walk away from this event thinking about engaging women in a new
way and become a better informed, more intentioned force in this realm.
Speakers include a dynamic group of women who represent various
backgrounds, ages, and ethnicities and bring a personal perspective
about how women are changing the philanthropic landscape.”
Benita Robinson, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Jodi Davis, Financial Advisor, The Kelly Group
Richa Beher, Young Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County
Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, Communications Director, Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
Date: Thursday, June 5, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Date: Central Library, Poe Room
Registration: Space is limited. Please register at http://bit.ly/1jxlLjT or call the Social Science and History Department'sGrants Collection at 410-396-5320.
Presented by Heather Comstock, Nonprofit Consultant, Heather Comstock Connects
Have you ever thought about starting a nonprofit or formalizing an
existing organization into an IRS-recognized charity? Bring your ideas
and questions to this seminar where you will learn more about the pros
and cons of being a nonprofit and the process and costs involved so you
can evaluate whether starting a nonprofit is right for your group.
Heather Comstock has been involved in
the Maryland nonprofit sector for over ten years and with the start-up
of several nonprofit organizations. Heather currently provides nonprofit
consulting services, volunteers as a Peer Reviewer for Maryland
Nonprofit's Standards for Excellence program, and serves as a board member on a local nonprofit.
Date: Thursday, June 12, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Location: Central Library, Poe Room
Registration: Space is limited. Please register at http://bit.ly/1cHw42R or call the Social Science and History Department's Grants Collection at 410-396-5320.
Presented by Jim Kucher, Founder & Managing Director, Income for Outcomes, A Benefit LLC
Grants, Donations, Fees for Services, Impact Investing, Social
Venture Capital, Corporate Partnerships, Social Impact Bonds – today’s
world of funding a social mission is very complicated and full of
options. Each choice has pros and cons, and each requires a different
approach. Learn to sort out the various combinations and determine which
one is right for you. Through some practical exercises, you'll learn to
talk about your work in language that will appeal to the type of
funding you seek.
J. Howard "Jim" Kucher is a serial entrepreneur
and recognized thought leader in social entrepreneurship . He has
secured over $70m in working capital on behalf of mission-oriented
enterprises. As founder and managing director of Income For Outcomes, A
Benefit LLC, Kucher is currently working with leading and emerging
social benefit initiatives to improve outcomes and increase sustainable
Date: Monday, June 16, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Location: Central Library, Poe Room
Registration: Space is limited. Please register at http://bit.ly/1gBwdX7 or call the Social Science and History Department'sGrants Collection at 410-396-5320.
These events are at other Maryland Foundation Center, Funding Information Networks. Please go to the event's website for more information.
Proposal Writing and Budgeting Basics, Wednesday, June 4, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, Annapolis
Intro to Corporate Giving, Tuesday, June 17, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, Webinar
Intro to Grant Seeking and Writing, Thursday, June 19, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Lexington Park
Grantseeking Basics, Friday, June 20, 9:30 am-11:00 am, Waldorf
Not finding an event at a Funding Information Network? The Foundation Center, Washington, D.C. Office's Classroom has more training options.
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Maryland Chapter --Click on "Event Calendar."
Center for Nonprofit Advancement
Grants Professional Association - Maryland Chapter
Maryland Governor's Grants Office --Prior training is in the Training Library.
Giving in Numbers: Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) has published its 9th annual report on corporate giving. The CECP 2013 Edition of the annual report is downloadable for free if you make an online account.
How to Fail in Grant Writing
Great advice from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Not only is the advice helpful for higher education grantseekers, but the comments are reliable and accurate for any type of grantwriter.
Applications Not Accepted: Get on Their Radar
Brad Smith, President of the Foundation Center, and Pamela Grow, a very successful nonprofit consultant (winning grants is just one of her skills), provide important steps and information to try out for getting on the grantmaker's list.
A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members by Julia Ingraham Walker
Normal to Noble: A Fun and Engaging Startup Manual for Nonprofits by Al Midgett
Strategic Fund Development: Building Profitable Relationships That Last by Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE