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Mastering the art of writing funding proposals is crucial for all non-profit organizations.  


This workshop provides an overview of how to write a standard proposal to a foundation. It will include:

  • The basic elements of a proposal
  • The  standard proposal sections
  • The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no
  • Examples of  funders’ writing tips

This workshop is for non-profit organizations with very little proposal writing experience. The focus is on private foundation proposals, NOT on government funding.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Clark County Library
Large Conference Room
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

For more information, call (702) 507 – 3421.
Online registration is open until July 16.
After that date, walk-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

srdhf-logo-smallSt Rose Dominican Health Foundation
(Henderson, Nevada)

Gift Officer

Position Summary
Primary responsibility of this position is to solicit annual and major gifts in support of identified priorities and goals of Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. The Gift Officer will be responsible for establishing close working relationships with prospects and donors as well as the members of the board of St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation, the hospital’s community board, senior management and physicians to meet annual fundraising goals.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Certification, Registration, or Licensure: CFRE preferred.
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum Experience: Minimum of seven years experience in a professional fundraising role with a demonstrated ability to solicit and close gifts. Previous experience in healthcare fundraising preferred.

Grant Officer

Position Summary
The Grant Officer functions as a member of the development team with the goal of securing grant funding from private and public sources to maintain and advance the mission of Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican. This position will be responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit and coordinate grants.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Certification, Registration, or Licensure: None required. Certification as a Grant Professional preferred.
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum Experience: Two to four years experience in proposal and/or grant writing. Able to work independently with excellent follow-up. Able to handle multiple projects concurrently that involves organizing and prioritizing work assignments to meet deadlines. Exceptional writing skills with an understanding of not-for-profit healthcare and community outreach/benefit programs. Previous experience in writing and submitting state and federal grants preferred.

How to Apply     http://www.dignityhealthcareers.org/




Looking to spread the word about your non-profit organization?  Tired of paying money for a networking event?   Want to find out about available volunteer opportunites?

If so, Munch & Mingle is the perfect solution!   Come meet new people or re-connect with friends and colleagues from the local nonprofit community at these no-charge, brown bag lunches.

Munch & Mingles take place from 11 :45 am – 1 pm at the Clark County Library on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  BYOL (bring your own lunch); coffee and water will be supplied. Don’t forget to bring organizational literature to display and/or business cards.

Registration is not required for this program; for more information call 702.507.3421.

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©Alan Levine. Man This Webinar is Dull.
25 April 2011.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

Mobile for Good: A Free How-To Fundraising Webinar for Nonprofits

Tuesday, June 16
10-11:30pm PDT

This free webinar will provide the basis for writing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising and content strategy. Topics will include:

  • How to launch a mobile-compatible website.
  • The importance of mobile-optimizing your email communications.
  • The effective implementation of crowdfunding campaigns.
  • Fundraising via mobile wallets.
  • Utilizing text messaging and text-to-give.
  • Telling your nonprofit’s story through blogging.
  • Creating visual content, such as branded images and infographics.
  • Using social networks effectively for fundraising.
  • The importance of reporting live from events and communicating online in real-time.


Is Your Nonprofit Ready for Mobilegeddon?

Tuesday, June 16
12:30pm PDT

Google recently changed its algorithm to prioritize mobile-friendly websites. It is estimated 84% of nonprofits have donation pages that are NOT optimized for mobile. Bottom line: if you’ve been putting off optimizing your website or emails for mobile, then there’s no denying that Mobilegeddon is the perfect reason to get buy-in and get cracking now!

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to get buy-in from management to prioritize mobile projects
  • Techniques to optimize your website and emails
  • Lessons from organizations doing mobile right
  • Tips on how to avoid some common mistakes in responsive design


Crowdfunding 101: How To Run a Successful Campaign, from Prep Through Appreciation!

Wednesday, June 17
12:30pm PDT

This workshop is designed to give participants an overview of crowdfunding, as well as step-by-step direction for how you can take advantage of what a crowdfunding platform has to offer.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why crowdfunding is important for your organization
  • How to incorporate crowdfunding into your existing fundraising mix
  • What types of campaigns crowdfunding can be most effective for
  • What other objectives can it help you achieve beyond just making the thermometer rise
  • Best practices for setting up and marketing your campaign
  • Strategies to energize your community and galvanize an even wider audience


How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Wednesday, June 17
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

Seven out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. During this webinar, learn:

  • How to establish a powerful and engaging web presence that retains donors
  • Five donor metrics every nonprofit should measure.
  • Why donors leave and what to do about it.
  • Six key drivers that retain donors.
  • The five essential features of an effective donor database.
  • Methods for creating repeat donors.


What’s New with Office 365 for Nonprofits?

Thursday, June 18
11:00 AM- 12 noon PDT

Microsoft’s Office 365 donations to nonprofits have been a huge boon to the sector, in helping to removed outdated IT from clunky, old onsite servers to a wide range of cloud-hosted productivity and storage products.

Join us to learn what new things have launched in Office 365 – from business intelligence to in-house social networks, and more – and hear about the latest free and low-cost pricing options available to eligible nonprofits.



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Would you like to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars for your nonprofit organization? Here’s how…


What’s the next step after becoming a Nevada nonprofit organization? Like other newly formed organizations, you want to apply to the IRS for tax-exempt status. Many consider IRS Form 1023 (Application for Recognition of Exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) to be the most difficult part of the entire start-up process.


Form 1023 is an organization’s most important documents. It is daunting to the uninformed, with 12 pages to the main form plus numerous schedules. No wonder many give up and pay lawyers exorbitant amounts to do it for them.


However, if you know the purpose of every line, which lines actually need to be answered and exactly what to say on those lines, your stress level goes waaaaaaay down and your bank account stays in the black!


This free workshop

  • walks you through the IRS Form 1023, line-by-line
  • briefly discusses the new online Form 1023-EZ
  • gives tips and traps to avoid

You will leave feeling confident in your ability to tackle this form on your own.

It is recommended but not required that participants
have previously attended the
How to Start a Nonprofit (Part I : Nevada) workshop.

Tuesday, June 16
2 – 4 p.m.
Clark County Library
Large Conference Room

Please register online by Thursday, June 11 at 6pm.  For more information, please call 702-507-3421.

Can’t leave the office for training?  Need to brush up on a nonprofit management topic?  Have no fear, free webinars from around the web are here.

Wednesday, June 3

Cyber Liability for Nonprofits – It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Internet Anymore… sc webinar
(S Carolina Associations of Nonprofit Organizations)
12:00 PM PDT

Cyber liability and data breach are a major concern for every organization today – for-profit as well as not-for-profit.  At least they should be.  What’s your exposure?

  • What it is – think names, address, financial or other personal information.
  • What can go wrong
  • What insurance does and doesn’t do to protect you – it may be different from what you think.


Thursday, June 4

Top Trends and Traps in Nonprofit Executive Compensation
9:30 – 11:00 AM PDT

It is increasingly important for nonprofit, tax-exempt entities to move beyond the basics of compliance and governance to develop greater sophistication in how the board and management work together to administer all aspects of the organization’s executive compensation program.
REGISTER:  http://www.guidestar.org/rxg/news/webinars/index.aspx



How to Get Microsoft Software Donations
(TechSoup)tech soup webinar
11:00 AM PDT

This webinar will teach you about the Microsoft donation program for eligible nonprofits, libraries, churches and foundations. We’ll discuss restrictions and additional benefits that will help you to get the most out of your donation request.

Wednesday, June 10

Six Tips to Master Your Online Community 
10:00 – 11:00 AM PDT

We’ll show you how to master your online communications by looking at the following topics:

  • Constituent databases
  • Websites
  • Broadcast email
  • Social media
  • Peer-to-peer fundraising

Then we’ll look at how to put it all together for a more integrated communications plan.


Thursday, June 11

Your New Favorite Thing: 30 Super Helpful Social Media Apps, Tools and Resources For Nonprofits
(Charity HowTo)charity howto
10:00 – 11:00 AM PDT
In this nonprofit webinar you’ll find 30 apps, tools and resources that nonprofits actually use to make managing social media easier, faster, smarter….better. All of them are free or quite reasonable in price.




What Is Office 365? tech soup webinar
11:00 AM – 12 Noon PDT

Spend an hour with TechSoup and Tech Impact as we walk through what’s included with donations for Office 365 for nonprofits, what it can help your organization accomplish, and how it can lighten your IT load.



Everything you’ve always wanted to know about nonprofit storytelling but were afraid to ask!


  • Allison Gauss (Classy.org) has posted a simple 4-step infographic on how to construct and communicate your story to your audience.  Allison writes, “Even more than shocking statistics, a story can spur someone to help because it makes the cause more real and elicits more sympathy from potential supporters.”


  • GrantSpace.org’s video Three Stories Every Nonprofit Should Be Telling  spotlights  Kivi Leroux Miller, author of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause.  Hear Kivi remove some of the mystery from the storytelling process by introducing how to use three time-honored storytelling plots: the Challenge Plot, the Creativity Plot and the Connection Plot.


  • Kivi also has a nine-part post on her Getting Attention blog devoted to storytelling.


  • Bloomerang has a one-hour webinar this Thursday, May 28 on Your Story in Three Minutes and How to Make It Matter!  Andrea Beaulieu will share how you can make your story matter to your audience no matter how much, or how little time you have so they walk away knowing why they support you and why they want to continue to do so.


  • Pamela Grow posts 8 Nonprofit Storytelling Tips to get you started.  Pamela points out that “storytelling is the foundation of every successful fundraising program.  It’s not magic. What stories tug at your heartstrings? Don’t be afraid of emotion, seek it out.”


  • Finally, Vanessa Chase founded The Storytelling Non-Profit in 2012 to help not-for-profit organizations articulate their impact to donors in a new way, using narrative techniques to generate greater personal interest and accountability.  The entire website is filled with practical advice to help you write your organization’s story.

Do YOU have a favorite storytelling resource?

Sticky & Easy PR

Non-profit storytelling

GuideStar Blog

Better Data. Better Decisions. Better World.

Michael Rosen Says...

Thoughts from the author of "Donor-Centered Planned Gift Marketing"

GrantSpace Blog

A Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center

Exceptional Boards

BoardSource; Building Effective Nonprofit Boards


A Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center

The Nonprofit Marketing Blog

A Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center

Beth's Blog

A Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center

Getting Attention Blog

A Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

A Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center

ANN = Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits

A Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center

Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Strategist and Consultant

Technology for the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector


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