It is easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of work needed in order to provide the level of support our communities truly need. Taking on big issues is challenging, but it doesn't need to be so hard. Luckily, the folks at The CTK Foundation understand this and have a great way to remind us that the work of nonprofits can be both entertaining and change the world.
Heart & Soul grant
The CTK Foundation has just launched the 2012/2013 Heart & Soul Grants, with over $55,000 to assist nonprofits like yours in accomplishing your mission. But, more important than the money is the process for applying, which is unlike any other grant program!
How do you apply for these grants?All you have to do is submit a 4-8 line poem expressing the heart of your mission at www.communitytech.net (orgs must be US-based 501(c)(3)s). The intent behind submitting a poem is for you to refresh, nurture and reawaken your sense of mission! The Grant Application opens today (12 noon CST on 12/3/12) and closes at 12 noon CST on 1/7/13. The Heart and Soul grant will provide one eligible nonprofit organization to receive the main award:
- A $10,000 cash and
- A professionally written and recorded song by the Grammy Award-winning group, The Original Blind Boys of Alabama.
Both the song and the accompanying $10,000 grant will help the selected nonprofit to better accomplish their unique mission in their community. If you have questions about the grant, please see the FAQ page on the Heart & Soul site.
Additional 2012/2013 Heart & Soul Grants:
- $10,000 HHS Grant — available to an Austin, TX-area nonprofit specializing in the provision of At Risk Children and Families — a gift from the Cipione Family Foundation of Austin, TX
- Two $5,000 Grant Awards to 2 US Nonprofits
- Five $1,000 Grant Awards to Community TechKnowledge, Inc. customer organizations attending the 2013 Outcomes Immersion Certification Training
- $20,000 in matching cash grants to nonprofits for CTK software purchases
- Three autographed guitars: one by The Original Blind Boys of Alabama, one by Los Lonely Boys, and one by Sunny Shipley
Learn more about the CTK Foundation?
The CTK Foundation was established by Community TechKnowledge, Inc., to recognize and celebrate the work nonprofits do and seek to promote the use of technology in managing the accomplishment of their mission. For regular updates or questions about the Heart & Soul grant submissions and awards, check out the CTK Facebook Page.
Join Ash Shepherd and Debra Askanase of Community Organizer 2.0 for a webinar on Dec 5th as they present “Retool Your Social Media Efforts with a Social Media Audit”.
This webinar is a great opportunity to learn more about what a social media audit can offer your organization, how to use and modify the framework to meet your particular needs and what to do with the results.
In this webinar, participants will:
- Learn about tools and resources for conducting your own social media audit
- Understand how to conduct a social media audit
- Learn how to utilize tools to assess which social media activities and systems to optimize
- Learn about tying the audit into your social media strategy
This webinar is hosted by the good folks at Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), an organization that facilitates the exchange of technology related knowledge and information specifically for the nonprofit community.
Date: Dec 5, 2012
Time: 2pm ET
Cost: $35 for NTEN Members / $70 for Nonmembers
Not so much a "Techie" as a people person with a sense of humor who appreciates how technology and communication can help us make positive change in the world.