Tuesday, March 26, 2013

FREE Webinar: Data Gets Grants

Good morning SMARTies,

There's a couple of upcoming webinars that may be of your interest and definitely present a learning opportunity.

Data Gets Grants
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
FREE but Register

To receive grant funding, it is necessary to submit a proposal that identifies and successfully documents a dire need. The need has to be compelling enough to pull at the heartstrings and substantial enough to satisfy the intellect. It is also crucial to measure the need so that the problem is articulately described and so that realistic, quantifiable objectives are created.

How to determine which data to gather
Simple processes to follow to locate data
Where to start when seeking data online
What to do if numbers terrify you or put you to sleep
How to measure local need

Speaker: Mark Goldstein, CFRE, is President and CEO of Communication Mark consulting in Arden, NC. Mr. Goldstein is most sought after as an expert proposal writer and project strategist. To learn more click here

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Free Webinar: Pathways to Grow Impact

Good afternoon SMARTies!

When nonprofits regularly collect and "make meaning" from data about their programs and services, they are able to refine strategy, allocate necessary resources and assess progress. This process also allows for a more informed discussion with funders and other partners. Join TCC Group Senior Partner Peter York for this free webinar, hosted by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO). Peter will lead a conversation about gathering and interpreting program data to build on what works. He will also offer practical steps for funders interested in supporting this practice among grantees.

Rebecca Donham of the MetroWest Health Foundation will also share her organization's work to build grantee capacity to internationally collect, interpret, and apply program data findings.

Thursday, March 21, 2013
1:00 p.m.
Register here

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Webinar: How to Win Grants from Corporate Foundations

Good afternoon SMARTies,

Join The Chronicle of Philanthropy for a one-hour session that will delve into strategies for winning corporate foundation grants. Nonprofit experts will focus exclusively on winning strategies for working with corporate grant makers, from getting your foot in the door, to developing relationships, to writing winning proposals.

Thursday, April 11, 2013
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Early Bird: $75 After March 28: $96

What you'll learn: 

  • Craft a compelling story about your organization's impact
  • Create proposals that match grant makers' priorities
  • Build relationships that advance your organization's and the grant maker's goals. 

Mark Shamley
President & CEO
Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Spring Ahead...

DanceWorks Chicago is racing the clock to get the most out of the coming week!
To start your week, please consider joining the discussion Diversity: Then/Now at Old Town School at 6:30pm on Sunday. To finish off your week, we'd love to welcome you to the Larry Long Studio of the Ruth Page Center for Dance Bytes at 12:30pm and 3:30pm on Friday, March 15. We will be sharing the first look at new work by Jessica Miller Tomlinson (12:30pm) and Joshua Manculich (3:30pm) created for DanceWorks Chicago through our new DanceMoves program!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Leveraging Social Media for Nonprofit Events

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Social Media for Nonprofits and Eventbrite will present a free webinar offering clear strategies, tactics, and resources for using social media to help ensure the success of nonprofit events. If your nonprofit is planning an upcoming gala or fundraiser, do not miss this webinar.

Learn how to

  • use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to maximize the success of your fundraisers 
  • best times of day for posting messages to social media outlets and sending e-mails 
  • when to post upcoming events to maximize attendance 
  • how to use free tools to keep the experience going after your event ends among many other learning opportunities. Click here for more information. 

Sign up now for this FREE webinar and learn how to harness the power of social media to drive results in the real world!

This webinar will be co-presented by Ritu Sharma & Laura Coltrin.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

DWC...in like a lion

After being on the road (and in the snow) for much of February, DWC is back for a three-week period leading up to our travel to the Netherlands mid-March. Three weeks: three new works (Francisco Avina's new creation for the Music + Movement Festival plus our first two DanceMoves creations: Jessica Miller Tomlinson and Josh Manculich), master class for After School Matters, rep prep for tour, Dance Chance this Monday evening, Dance Masters class with acclaimed choreographer/director Stephen Petronio on Wednesday, FREE in-studio showings Dance Bytes (THREE!), and participation in a discussion on diversity in dance.  Please join us...we'd be excited by your attenDANCE!