I. EDA Excellence in Economic Development Award
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is pleased to announce its Excellence in Economic Development Awards 2009, which recognize innovative economic development achievements of national significance.
EDA is accepting entries for Excellence in Economic Development Awards 2009 through April 16, 2009.
One of the award categories is Excellence in Community and Faith-Based Social Entrepreneurship. This award highlights an organization effectively advancing redevelopment strategies for areas in chronic economic distress.
Please access the entry brochure available on EDA’s web site at www.eda.gov. All entries must be submitted in accordance with the instructions provided in the entry brochure. Also, the contact information form must be completed and included in the entry submitted to EDA. Please contact Barbara Earman in EDA’s Legislative Affairs at 202-482-4521 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
II. REGISTER BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12th for TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and the United States Department of Labor Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives invites you to participate in a unique, three-part training to improve your organization’s ability to measure, manage, and communicate results. Participants who complete the training will also receive free case management and outcomes tracking software.
This valuable Results-Based Management training is free and will be offered in three, 90-minute webinars on December 18, 2008, January 6, 2009, and January 13, 2009, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (EST). This opportunity is open to faith-based and other community nonprofits engaged in addressing poverty, disease, and other critical human needs.
Results-Based Management training strengthens organizations’ information management capabilities and services, spurs strategic thinking, and equips organizations to communicate more effectively about what funders care most about: real impact in the lives of people in need.
The first 90-minute training webinar on December 18, 2008, will teach the fundamentals of creating and applying an outcomes-focused, case management information system. At the conclusion of the first webinar, you will be asked to complete and submit a logic model (evaluation plan) for one program offered by your organization for evaluation by experts.
Prior to the second training webinar, experts will assess your logic model and provide feedback. The second 90-minute training webinar on January 6, 2009, will build on the first by fine tuning your organization’s logic model with the help of experts and peers taking part in the webinar.
The third 90-minute training webinar on January 13, 2009, will teach you how to use case management and outcomes tracking software and customize it for your organization’s specific program(s). If you or your colleagues participate in and complete all three training webinars, your organization will also receive a free, one-year license to use ResultsOnline2, a web-based case management and outcomes tracking software.
To register for this unique training opportunity, please click here and complete the online registration by Friday, December 12, 2008.