Deadlines for Nonprofits and Fundraisers Approaching
According to the Independent Sector site, American Express NGen Fellows "may work at a range of levels within their organization — from chief executives to program officers or project managers who have managed significant initiatives. They may be new to the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, bringing valuable insights from government or business, or they may have extensive experience through volunteer activities or board service."
Qualities IS is looking for in fellows include:
- demonstrated commitment to advancing the nonprofit community;
- established track record of high-impact contributions to the public good; and
- demonstrated leadership potential for their organizations or the nonprofit community.
Those selected will be notified in early September. Click here to learn more about the program and/or apply.
Grant Offers Different Song and Dance
The application process is now open for the Heart and Soul Grant Award from the Austin-based CTK Foundation Philanthropic Fund, founded by Community TechKnowledge Inc., a provider of software and services to nonprofits. Nonprofits across the nation can enter to win a $10,000 cash award, and a professionally written and produced song by musical group Los Lonely Boys to better publicize their missions.
To be in the running, each nonprofit must submit an original poem (four to eight lines long) written by staff, volunteers or constituents that expresses the heart of its mission, fill out the online grant application, and submit the grant application and poem via the CTK Web site. If selected, the poem will become the basis of a song that Los Lonely Boys will write and produce. A video of the band performing the song will be used for noncommercial, community education and awareness purposes.
The selected organization also will receive a $10,000 cash grant from CTK Foundation that can be used to help foster a greater understanding of the organization's mission in its community. Runners up will receive a full-sized steel string First Act acoustic guitar signed by Los Lonely Boys.