September 20, 2017
 
Free Nonprofit Training; Grant Proposals Sought

September 5, 2017 — Greater Worcester Community Foundation to offer free workshops for nonprofits... Brookview House gets boost from Boston banking/investment firm... Proposals sought from nonprofits to benefit Town of Sandwich... Worcester Arts Council now accepting grant applications from nonprofits.

Gr. Worcester Community Foundation Offers Free Workshops for Nonprofits

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation in Worcester announced that it will be offering free training and resources through its Nonprofit Support Center to help local nonprofits do their jobs better, as follows:
  • Sept. 26: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Getting Started – Organized as a clinic and led by two senior managers who are leading their agencies on the journey, attendees can expect practical advice and consultation in a supportive, non-judging and confidential setting. Deadline to register: Sept. 19. Details.

  • Oct. 12: Successful Media Strategies for Nonprofits – Focus will be on creating positioning statements, defining your external personality, press release writing, connecting with all your audiences, and measuring the ROI of a public relations campaign. Deadline to register: Oct. 5. Details.

Brookview House Gets Boost from Boston Banking/Investment Firm

Brookview House, a Dorchester nonprofit that helps homeless and at risk families learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, recently announced that it received a $4,000 donation from the Boston banking and investment firm of Brown Brothers Harriman, a long-time supporter. Funds were raised via a golf tournament.

The firm also donated 100 backpacks filled with school supplies, which the nonprofit distributes to children it serves. The backpack program has been organized every year since 2005.

Fund for Sandwich Seeking Grant Proposals from Nonprofits

The The Cape Cod Foundation in South Yarmouth announced that it will make grants of up to $500 to nonprofit organizations serving residents of Sandwich.

Proposals that will be considered include projects and programs within the fields of health and human services, education, the environment, youth and elder services, community development, and the arts.

Nonprofits with questions concerning the grant application process, should contact the Dara Gannon, at 508-790-3040 or dgannon@capecodfoundation.org.

Worcester Arts Council Now Accepting Grant Applications

The Worcester Arts Council recently announced that it is now accepting grant applications from nonprofits for its 2018 funding cycle.

Projects that will be considered should be innovative, collaborative in nature, provide a public benefit, reach under-served populations and demonstrate artistic excellence. All projects must occur within the city of Worcester within the 2018 calendar year.

Deadline to apply: Oct. 16. Details.

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