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The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

May, 2016

Nonprofits' Online Revenue Increased 19 Percent in 2015

Nonprofit online revenue grew at a median rate of 19 percent in 2015 — up from 13 percent in 2013 — with revenue from emails up 25 percent, a report from M+R Strategic Services and the Nonprofit Technology Network finds.

Now in its tenth year, the 2016 M+R Benchmarks Study analyzed data from 105 nonprofits and found that the total number of online donations rose 21 percent in 2015. In terms of issue areas, human rights (35 percent) and international affairs/development (33 percent) saw the largest median gains in online revenue, while education (-3 percent) saw the biggest decline. In addition, monthly gifts — which accounted for 17 percent of online revenue — grew at a median rate of 24 percent, compared with 18 percent for one-time gifts, while one-time donations for international aid jumped 47 percent, possibly in response to the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria.

According to the survey, email lists grew at a median rate of 14 percent in 2015, down slightly from 16 percent in 2014, while overall open rates fell 5 percent, to 16 percent. For fundraising emails, open rates (14 percent) and click-through rates (0.43 percent) were down 4 percent and 6 percent, respectively, with response rates down 8 percent, to 0.06 percent. Advocacy messages fared even worse, with open rates (15 percent) and click-through rates (3 percent) down 6 percent and 9 percent, respectively, and response rates down 11 percent, to 2.1 percent. The study also found that the median number of messages sent to email subscribers in 2015 was 49, 19 of which were fundraising appeals.

According to the report, 13 percent of all online gifts were made from mobile devices, which likely reflects user preference as well as the increased adoption of mobile optimization best practices by nonprofits. And while nonprofits' social media audiences remained smaller than their email lists, the number of Facebook fans (up 29 percent) and Twitter followers (up 25 percent) grew, while website traffic increased some 8 percent.

From The Foundation Center's This Week in Philanthropy News Digest email, 4/26/16

 

More Nonprofits Hiring in 2016

A majority of nonprofit organizations expect to add new positions in 2016, a sign that the sector has rebounded from the Great Recession and continues to grow, a report from Nonprofit HR finds.

Based on a survey of nearly 450 nonprofits in the United States and Canada, the report, Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey Results, found that 57 percent of respondents — including 52 percent of small, 66 percent of midsize, and 59 percent of large organizations — expect to create new positions in 2016, up 7 percentage points from last year's survey, while only 8 percent plan to eliminate positions, down 7 percentage points. Conducted in partnership with GuideStar, the survey also found that 51 percent of respondents increased staff size in 2015, continuing an upward trend for the fourth straight year. Only 15 percent of respondents said they reduced headcount in 2015, the lowest figure since 2008, while 34 percent reported no change in staff size, up slightly from 33 percent in 2014.

High on the priority list of positions to be filled are fundraisers, with 44 percent of respondents planning to head staff in that area, followed by direct services (42 percent), education and community outreach (40 percent), program management and support (37 percent), and marketing, communications, and public relations (37 percent).

According to the survey, the top three staffing challenges cited by respondents are hiring qualified staff within constrained budgets (33 percent), finding qualified staff (23 percent), and maintaining salary budgets against market pressures (16 percent). The survey also found that 84 percent of the nonprofits surveyed have no formal retention strategy, 59 percent have no formal succession plan, and 55 percent of small, 23 percent of midsize, and 22 percent of large organizations have no formal diversity and inclusion strategy. To compete with the private sector in attracting and retaining talent, the report suggests, nonprofits need to invest in recruitment, retention, succession planning, and talent development.

From The Foundation Center's This Week in Philanthropy News Digest email, 4/26/16

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Public Funding Opportunities

 

Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01): PA-13-183

SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 9/8/16.

$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.

* Hispanic-serving institutions.

* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).

* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.

* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).

* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).

* Small businesses.

* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).

* State governments.

* County governments.

* City or township governments.

* Special district governments.

* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).

* Eligible agencies of the federal government.

* U.S. territories or possessions.

* Independent school districts.

* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.

* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).

* Faith-based or community-based organizations.

* Regional organizations.

* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).

PURPOSE: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks research to improve understanding of the causes of high priority diseases in the United States and to develop and test more effective interventions for reducing/eliminating health disparities. Research is encouraged in the following high priority diseases within the scientific mission areas of the NIDDK: diabetes, obesity, nutrition-related disorders, hepatitis C, gallbladder disease, H. Pylori infection, sickle cell disease, kidney diseases, urologic diseases, hematologic diseases, metabolic, gastrointestinal, hepatic, and renal complications from infection with HIV.

CFDA: 93.847

CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-183.html

From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 5/4/16

Subject(s) health disparities, medical research

 

Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01): PA-13-292

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 9/8/16.

$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.

* Hispanic-serving institutions.

* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).

* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.

* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).

* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).

* Small businesses.

* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).

* State governments.

* County governments.

* City or township governments.

* Special district governments.

* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).

* Eligible agencies of the federal government.

* U.S. territories or possessions.

* Independent school districts.

* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.

* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).

* Faith-based or community-based organizations.

* Regional organizations.

* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).

PURPOSE: The purpose of this FOA is to encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U. S. population. Health disparities between, on the one hand, racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and, on the other hand, the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention. Particular attention is given to reducing “health gaps” among groups. Applications that utilize an interdisciplinary approach, investigate multiple levels of analysis, incorporate a life-course perspective, and/or employ innovative methods such as systems science or community-based participatory research are particularly encouraged.

CFDA: 93.866; 93.173, 93,273; 93.121; 93.399; 93.396; 93.395; 93.394; 93.393; 93.865; 93.847; 93.242; 93.213; 93.867; 93.879; 93.113; 93.837; 93. 279; 93.361; 93.846

CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-292.html

From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 5/4/16

Subject(s) health disparities, medical research



Improving Physical Infrastructure to Enhance Animal Model Research: Revisions of Center Grants (P51): RFA-OD-16-007

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/1/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.

$ AVAILABLE: ORIP intends to commit $1 million in FY2017 to fund one to two awards.

ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.

* Hispanic-serving institutions.

* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).

* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.

* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).

* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).

PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites revision applications to active National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center Grant awards of participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The revised applications will propose improvements to physical infrastructure to enhance animal model research. The scope of the revisions will depend on the specific animal model-related research needs of investigators associated with the Center and will range from request for specialized equipment to support for alteration and renovation (A&R) projects. It is expected that applicants will propose sustainable designs and use green technologies.

CFDA: 93.351

CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-16-007.html

From NIH web site, accessed 4/29/16

Subject(s) medical research



Improving Physical Infrastructure to Enhance Animal Model Research: Revisions of Research Project Grants (R01): RFA-OD-16-008

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/1/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.

$ AVAILABLE: ORIP intends to commit $1 million in FY2017 to fund four awards.

ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.

* Hispanic-serving institutions.

* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).

* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.

* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).

* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).

PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites revision applications to active National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center Grant awards of participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The revised applications will propose improvements to physical infrastructure to enhance animal model research. The scope of the revisions will depend on the specific animal model-related research needs of investigators associated with the Center and will range from request for specialized equipment to support for alteration and renovation (A&R) projects. It is expected that applicants will propose sustainable designs and use green technologies.

CFDA: 93.351

CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-16-008.html

From NIH web site, accessed 4/29/16

Subject(s) medical research



Improving Physical Infrastructure to Enhance Animal Model Research: Revisions of Research Project Grants (R24): RFA-OD-16-009

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/1/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.

$ AVAILABLE: ORIP intends to commit $1 million in FY2017 to fund four awards.

ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.

* Hispanic-serving institutions.

* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).

* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.

* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).

* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).

PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites revision applications to active National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center Grant awards of participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The revised applications will propose improvements to physical infrastructure to enhance animal model research. The scope of the revisions will depend on the specific animal model-related research needs of investigators associated with the Center and will range from request for specialized equipment to support for alteration and renovation (A&R) projects. It is expected that applicants will propose sustainable designs and use green technologies.

CFDA: 93.351

CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-16-009.html

From NIH web site, accessed 4/29/16

Subject(s) medical research



Improving Physical Infrastructure to Revisions of Center Grants (P40): RFA-OD-16-010

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/1/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.

$ AVAILABLE: ORIP intends to commit $1 million in FY2017 to fund one to two awards.

ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.

* Hispanic-serving institutions.

* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).

* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.

* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).

* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).

PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites revision applications to active National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center Grant awards of participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The revised applications will propose improvements to physical infrastructure to enhance animal model research. The scope of the revisions will depend on the specific animal model-related research needs of investigators associated with the Center and will range from request for specialized equipment to support for alteration and renovation (A&R) projects. It is expected that applicants will propose sustainable designs and use green technologies.

CFDA: 93.351

CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-16-010.html

From NIH web site, accessed 4/29/16

Subject(s) medical research

 

Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30): RFA-DK-16-006

SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/23/16. Application: 11/23/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.

$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit $4.5 million in FY2017 to fund up to four awards. The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.

* Hispanic-serving institutions.

* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).

* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.

* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).

* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).

* Small businesses.

* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).

* State governments.

* County governments.

* City or township governments.

* Special district governments.

* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).

* Eligible agencies of the federal government.

* U.S. territories or possessions.

* Independent school districts.

* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.

* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).

* Faith-based or community-based organizations.

* Regional organizations.

PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research.

CFDA: 93.847

CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-16-006.html

From NIH web site, accessed 4/29/16

Subject(s) medical research, nutrition/food service, obesity

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Private Funding Opportunities

 

American Psychological Foundation Invites Nominations for 2016 Distinguished Contributions Award

SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/1/16.

$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, services should have been provided to diverse client groups or patient populations, including but not limited to children/adolescents/adults/older adults; urban/rural/frontier populations; minority populations; and persons with serious mental illness.

All nominees must have an excellent overall personal and professional reputation. Nominees should not have received disciplinary action from a state board of examiners in psychology and must have no history of ethical violations at the state or national level.

PURPOSE: The American Psychological Association is accepting nominations for the 2016 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Independent Practice.

Nominations will be considered of psychologists working in any area of clinical specialization, health services provision, or consulting for services provided to any patient population or professional clientele in an independent setting. Contributions may be judged by peer recognition, advancement of the public's recognition of psychology as a profession, relevant professional association honors, and/or other meritorious accomplishments denoting excellence as a practitioner (including advancement of the profession).

CONTACT: American Psychological Foundation, (202) 336-5843, email: foundation@apa.org. For more information see http://www.apa.org/about/awards/private-sector.aspx

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 4/22/16

Subject(s) medical research, mental health

 

American Psychological Foundation Issues RFP for Research in Couple Dynamics

SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/1/17.

$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of $6,000. 

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the applicant must be a graduate student in psychology enrolled full-time and in good standing at an accredited university and be able to demonstrate competence in the area of the proposed work.

PURPOSE: Since 1953, the American Psychological Foundation has provided financial support for innovative research, scholarships, and projects for students and early-career psychologists working to make a difference in people's lives.

To advance this mission, the foundation’s Randy Gerson Memorial Grant program awards a single grant every year to a graduate-student project in family and/or couple dynamics and/or multi-generational processes that advances theory, assessment, or clinical practice. Preference will be given to projects using or contributing to the development of Bowen family systems. Priority will be given to those projects that serve to advance the work of Dr. Randy Gerson.

CONTACT: American Psychological Foundation, (202) 336-5843, email: foundation@apa.org. For more information see http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/gerson.aspx

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 4/22/16

Subject(s) medical research, mental health

 

Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation Seeks Applications for Blepharospasm/Meige Research

SOURCE: Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research (BEBR) Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/31/16.

$ AVAILABLE: The foundation will award grants of up to $150,000 in support of research directly related to blepharospasm or Meige's Syndrome.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the principal investigator must possess an M.D. or Ph.D.

PURPOSE: Blepharospasm is a neurological condition characterized by forcible closure of the eyelids. The purpose of the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation is to undertake, promote, develop, and advance the search for the cause of, and a cure for, benign essential blepharospasm and other related disorders and infirmities of the facial musculature.

Projects must relate specifically to benign essential blepharospasm and Meige and include new treatments, pathophysiology and genetics, photophobia, and dry eye.

CONTACT: Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation, (409) 832-0788, email:bebrf@blepharospasm.org. For more information see http://www.blepharospasm.org/research-request.html   

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/29/16

Subject(s) medical research, vision/eye care

 

Donaghue Foundation Issues RFP for 2016 Greater Value Portfolio Grants

SOURCE: Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 5/17/16. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 7/26/16.

$ AVAILABLE: Through the program, the foundation will award three-, four-, and five-year grants of up to $600,000 in support of projects with an innovative approach to building a higher value healthcare system.

ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to investigators at tax-exempt organizations in the United States.

PURPOSE: The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its 2016 Greater Value Portfolio grant program.

The goal of the program is to test new approaches and tools that organizations can readily use to improve the value of the health care they provide to their patients and communities.

Eligible topics include strategies to engage consumers in a better understanding of the current status of value in health care; engage providers and health systems in defining and assessing the value of their services; encourage providers and their patients with serious illnesses to engage in difficult conversations about preferences and trade-offs related to alternative treatment options; identify, highlight, and resolve structural dysfunctions or inefficiencies between healthcare settings; and creating economic models that evaluate and address current financial disincentives for systemic change (i.e., paying for current programs with future savings or paying for social determinants of health with the savings from lower clinical services)

CONTACT: Stacy Cloud, email: cloud@donaghue.org. For more information see http://donaghue.org/wp-content/uploads/Greater-Value-Grant-Announcement-2016.pdf   

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/29/16

Subject(s) health policy research

 

Foundation for Physical Therapy Accepting LOIs for Research Projects

SOURCE: Foundation for Physical Therapy 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 6/1/16. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 8/3/16.

$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $80,000.

ELIGIBILITY: Proposals must be submitted by an individual or a group of investigators through a U.S. sponsoring organization/institution with which they are affiliated. Groups must designate one member as the principal investigator responsible for directing the project. Other members of the group may be physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, or persons from other disciplines that are relevant to the proposed study. Physical therapy PIs at any level, and of any academic rank, are eligible to apply.

PURPOSE: The mission of the Foundation for Physical Therapy is to fund and publicize physical therapy research that determines the scientific basis and value of services intended to optimize physical functioning by physical therapists and/or contributes to the development of innovative physical therapy interventions.

To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its Magistro Family Foundation Research Grant program.

Through the annual program, FPT will award grants over one or two years in support of investigator-initiated studies focused on evaluating the effectiveness of physical therapist interventions most commonly delivered by physical therapists as determined by current practice patterns and/or developing innovative interventions and evaluating their effectiveness. Priority will be given to studies that examine not only the therapeutic effectiveness of interventions but also their cost effectiveness.

CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.foundation4pt.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Magistro-Guidelines-4.14.16-FINAL.pdf

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/29/16

Subject(s) medical research

 

Kendal Charitable Funds Accepting Applications for Promising Innovations

SOURCE: Kendal Charitable Funds

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of intent must be received no later than 6/13/16. Upon review, selected organizations will be invited to submit a full application by 8/5/16.

$ AVAILABLE: Through its Promising Innovations program, Kendal will award grants of up to $25,000 in support of programs that respond to challenges of aging individuals in rural places.

ELIGIBILITY: Organizations with an IRS Section 501(c)(3) or 7871 status are eligible to apply.

PURPOSE: As a system of nonprofit communities, programs, and services founded on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Kendal Charitable Funds aspires to transform the experience of aging. Kendal affiliates work together within the Kendal System and with caring people outside of it to transform our culture’s view of aging and of older persons, stressing the potential for fulfillment and continuing contribution during the later stages of life.

CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information seehttp://www.kendalcharitablefunds.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2014/04/2016-Grant-Seeker-Guidelines.pdf  

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/29/16

Subject(s) aged/seniors, rural health

 

Lupus Research Institute Invites Applications for Novel Lupus Research Projects

SOURCE: Lupus Research Institute (LRI)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/1/16.

$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $100,000. 

ELIGIBILITY: Applications from established and new investigators in diverse disciplines, including those who may not have worked in lupus, are encouraged. To be eligible, applicants should hold an advanced degree and be affiliated with an institution of higher learning in the United States.

PURPOSE: The Lupus Research Institute is inviting applications for novel, idea-driven research projects relevant to basic, translational, or clinical investigation in lupus.

Through its Novel Research Grants program, LRI will award grants of up to $100,000 per year for up to three years in support of creative and innovative approaches to major challenges in lupus research. Successful proposals will advance novel hypotheses and/or technologies that have the potential to stimulate new research directions and propel the field forward.

The program’s goals are to stimulate investigation of underexplored pathways and generate transformative discoveries in lupus that can drive the development of safer and more effective treatments. Investigations into the fundamental mechanisms of lupus and its complications, explorations of novel targets and pathways, and applications involving novel technologies and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged.

The Lupus Research Institute also encourages projects based on novel explorations of lupus biology, including innovative studies that use human material to address the physiological, cellular, molecular, and/or genetic basis of human lupus.

CONTACT: Laura Hack, (212) 218-2840, email: researchadmin@lupusny.org. For more information see http://www.lupusresearchinstitute.org/new-research-grants-novel-approaches-lupus-0

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 4/22/16

Subject(s) medical research

 

Michael J. Fox Foundation Invites Proposals for PD Target Pipeline Program

SOURCE: Michael J. Fox Foundation 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: For consideration, pre-proposals must be received no later than 5/18/16. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 7/1/16.

$ AVAILABLE: Please see PURPOSE section for funding information.

ELIGIBILITY: Please see PURPOSE section for eligibility information.

PURPOSE: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research believes that a major hurdle in the development of promising treatments for Parkinson's disease is the lack of well-validated targets linked to the disease process. By promoting critical target validation studies within academic and industry laboratories, MJFF investments can de-risk subsequent drug development and ultimately accelerate the creation of innovative therapies for Parkinson's patients.

Part of the foundation’s Edmond J. Safra Core Programs for PD Research, the Target Advancement program seeks to build robust evidence to rationalize biological pathways and targets for further translation into new treatments for Parkinson's disease. The program awards grants in two categories: Target Validation and Target Optimization.

1) Target Validation Pilot awards provide up to $100,000 over a year in support of research on promising, novel, PD-relevant targets. These awards are well-suited to projects where hypothetical or experimental rationale for a target is compelling but where limited and study results can make the case for continuing (or discontinuing) a line of research. Target Validation awards also support projects that address roadblocks and knowledge gaps in our understanding of biological mechanisms associated with high-priority PD targets already supported by a strong body of validation data: alpha-synuclein, LRRK2, GBA, Nurr1, parkin, and trophic factors.

2) Target Optimization awards provide up to $200,000 over two years in support of collaborative, multi-institutional teams working to build more robust datasets that can validate targets within a specific, prioritized biological pathway as defined by MJFF scientific staff. For the Fall 2016 round, the foundation invites projects designed to probe the therapeutic potential of targeting mechanisms of dystonia associated with PD. This award is well suited to projects where hypothetical or experimental is compelling but limited and study results can make the case for continuing (or discontinuing) a line of research for eventual PD therapeutic development.

CONTACT: Michael J. Fox Foundation, email: grants@michaeljfox.org. For more information see https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=27

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 4/29/16

Subject(s) medical research

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Issues RFP for ACA-Implementation Research

SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/1/16.

$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $150,000.

ELIGIBILITY: Researchers, as well as practitioners and public and private policy makers working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Priority will be given to public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not a private foundation or Type III supporting organization.

PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for research studying implementation of the Affordable Care Act at the state level.

Through the State Health Access Reform Evaluation program, RWJF will award grants of up to $150,000 over six to 12 weeks for research projects that contribute to the knowledge of how implementation of the Affordable Care Act affects the way people get health insurance and access care.

To that end, the program seeks timely policy-relevant studies with a strong empirical design that can inform policy and health reform implementation. Eligible studies may be of a single state, groups of states, or a national analysis that uses state-level data, and projects may be generated from a range of disciplines, including health services research; economics; sociology; program evaluation; political science; public policy; public health; public administration; law; business administration; or other related fields. Eight to 12 studies will be funded.

CONTACT: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, email: sreval@rwjf.org. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2016/state-health-access-reform-evaluation--share-.html

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 4/29/16

Subject(s) medical research

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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Emotional Hijacking – Prevention and Cure

SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College

WHEN: June 3, 9 am to noon.

WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, (Austin, TX).

DESCRIPTION: Has this ever happened to you?

Your teammate showed up late for work again this morning. The team is facing a tight deadline on a critical project. You lost it and things went downhill from there.

If this was your story, you got emotionally hijacked.

You need to come to this highly interactive workshop led by two of the top Austin consultants.

Participants in the workshop will:

* Identify and understand the stages of working with emotional hijacking.

* Apply new tools to prevent emotional hijacking.

* Create an action plan for integrating the new skills into day-to-day leadership actions.

This workshop is designed for leaders in nonprofits who manage a team of at least 4 paid staff, either as a direct manager or as a project team lead.

COST: $60. To register go to http://sites.austincc.edu/npo/event-listing/emotional-hijacking-prevention-and-cure/

CONTACT: Lisa Bussett, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.bussett@austincc.edu.

From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College email, 5/3/16

 

Nonprofit Management: The Fundamentals - Program Strategy and Outcomes: Your Mission Matters (Elgin Campus)

SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College

WHEN: June 14, 9 am to noon.

WHERE: ACC Elgin Campus, 1501 West US Highway 290, (Elgin, TX).

DESCRIPTION: Nonprofit Management: The Fundamentals is a three-part series, perfect for those new to nonprofits or looking to get back to basics. In these sessions, we will address 3 key areas crucial to nonprofit success: Program Strategy and Outcomes, Leadership and Board Development, and Fundraising. At the end of the series, you will have the information and tools to help you solidify your infrastructure; creating a base to take you to the next level.

Why do you exist? How do you know you are doing what you set out to do? Starting with your mission and vision, we will examine key concepts that will help you better serve your client base and track your success.

We will discuss how to determine your program direction including deciding on your target audience, figuring out staffing levels and costs, and the external and internal realities of service provision. Finally we will learn about evidence-based programs and discuss how to set and measure outcomes for your programs.

COST: $99 per session or $249 for all three. To register go to http://sites.austincc.edu/npo/event-listing/program-strategy-and-outcomes-your-mission-matters-elgin-campus/

CONTACT: Lisa Bussett, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.bussett@austincc.edu.

From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College email, 5/3/16

 

Nonprofit Management: The Fundamentals - Program Strategy and Outcomes: Your Mission Matters (Hays Campus)

SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College

WHEN: June 16, 9 am to noon.

WHERE: ACC Hays Campus, 1200 Kohlers Crossing, (Kyle, TX).

DESCRIPTION: Nonprofit Management: The Fundamentals is a three-part series, perfect for those new to nonprofits or looking to get back to basics. In these sessions, we will address 3 key areas crucial to nonprofit success: Program Strategy and Outcomes, Leadership and Board Development, and Fundraising. At the end of the series, you will have the information and tools to help you solidify your infrastructure; creating a base to take you to the next level.

Why do you exist? How do you know you are doing what you set out to do? Starting with your mission and vision, we will examine key concepts that will help you better serve your client base and track your success.

We will discuss how to determine your program direction including deciding on your target audience, figuring out staffing levels and costs, and the external and internal realities of service provision. Finally we will learn about evidence-based programs and discuss how to set and measure outcomes for your programs.

COST: $99 per session or $249 for all three. To register go to http://sites.austincc.edu/npo/event-listing/program-strategy-and-outcomes-your-mission-matters-hays-campus/

CONTACT: Lisa Bussett, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.bussett@austincc.edu.

From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College email, 5/3/16

 

Nonprofit Management: The Fundamentals - Leadership and Board Development: The People Matter (Elgin Campus)

SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College

WHEN: June 21, 11:15 am to noon.

WHERE: ACC Elgin Campus, 1501 West US Highway 290, (Elgin, TX).

DESCRIPTION: Nonprofit Management: The Fundamentals is a three-part series, perfect for those new to nonprofits or looking to get back to basics. In these sessions, we will address 3 key areas crucial to nonprofit success: Program Strategy and Outcomes, Leadership and Board Development, and Fundraising. At the end of the series, you will have the information and tools to help you solidify your infrastructure; creating a base to take you to the next level.

Do you have the right people and leaders on your team? This session will discuss the use of the Board, Advisory Boards, Volunteers, and Committees in leading your agency. By the end of the session, you will know how to identify and recruit the people you need to help you with day-to-day operations and support.

COST: $99 per session or $249 for all three. To register go to http://sites.austincc.edu/npo/event-listing/leadership-and-board-development-the-people-matter-elgin/

CONTACT: Lisa Bussett, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.bussett@austincc.edu.

From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College email, 5/3/16

 

Nonprofit Management: The Fundamentals - Leadership and Board Development: The People Matter (Hays Campus)

SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College

WHEN: June 21, 11:15 am to noon.

WHERE: ACC Hays Campus, 1200 Kohlers Crossing, (Kyle, TX).

DESCRIPTION: Nonprofit Management: The Fundamentals is a three-part series, perfect for those new to nonprofits or looking to get back to basics. In these sessions, we will address 3 key areas crucial to nonprofit success: Program Strategy and Outcomes, Leadership and Board Development, and Fundraising. At the end of the series, you will have the information and tools to help you solidify your infrastructure; creating a base to take you to the next level.

Do you have the right people and leaders on your team? This session will discuss the use of the Board, Advisory Boards, Volunteers, and Committees in leading your agency. By the end of the session, you will know how to identify and recruit the people you need to help you with day-to-day operations and support.

COST: $99 per session or $249 for all three. To register go to http://sites.austincc.edu/npo/event-listing/leadership-and-board-development-the-people-matter-hays/

CONTACT: Lisa Bussett, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.bussett@austincc.edu.

From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College email, 5/3/16

 

Nonprofit Management: The Fundamentals - Fundraising: The Money Matters (Elgin Campus)

SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College

WHEN: June 28, 11:15 am to noon.

WHERE: ACC Elgin Campus, 1501 West US Highway 290, (Elgin, TX).

DESCRIPTION: Nonprofit Management: The Fundamentals is a three-part series, perfect for those new to nonprofits or looking to get back to basics. In these sessions, we will address 3 key areas crucial to nonprofit success: Program Strategy and Outcomes, Leadership and Board Development, and Fundraising. At the end of the series, you will have the information and tools to help you solidify your infrastructure; creating a base to take you to the next level.

No money. No mission. In this session, you will learn the fundamentals of fundraising and development and begin to develop a basic fundraising plan for your organization. Tools and tips will additionally be provided to help you engage your Board and volunteers in the fundraising process.

COST: $99 per session or $249 for all three. To register go to http://sites.austincc.edu/npo/event-listing/fundraising-the-money-matters-elgin/

CONTACT: Lisa Bussett, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.bussett@austincc.edu.

From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College email, 5/3/16

 

Nonprofit Management: The Fundamentals - Fundraising: The Money Matters (Hays Campus)

SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College

WHEN: June 30, 11:15 am to noon.

WHERE: ACC Hays Campus, 1200 Kohlers Crossing, (Kyle, TX).

DESCRIPTION: Nonprofit Management: The Fundamentals is a three-part series, perfect for those new to nonprofits or looking to get back to basics. In these sessions, we will address 3 key areas crucial to nonprofit success: Program Strategy and Outcomes, Leadership and Board Development, and Fundraising. At the end of the series, you will have the information and tools to help you solidify your infrastructure; creating a base to take you to the next level.

No money. No mission. In this session, you will learn the fundamentals of fundraising and development and begin to develop a basic fundraising plan for your organization. Tools and tips will additionally be provided to help you engage your Board and volunteers in the fundraising process.

COST: $99 per session or $249 for all three. To register go to http://sites.austincc.edu/npo/event-listing/fundraising-the-money-matters-hays/

CONTACT: Lisa Bussett, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.bussett@austincc.edu

From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College email, 5/3/16

 

 
 

 



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