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For the Greater Good: Telenursing in America

It’s no secret there is a nursing shortage in America. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections 2012-2022 released in December 2013, Registered Nursing (RN) is among the top occupations in terms of job growth over the next decade. The RN workforce will grow from 2.71 million in 2012 to 3.24 million in 2022, an increase of 526,800 nurses or 19% of the nursing sector. However, a 19%…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on July 28, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Health Tech Isn’t Just for Hospitals: Telehealth in Community Settings

Health Tech Isn’t Just for Hospitals: Telehealth in Community Settings

 

We’ve heard the alarming news about the nursing shortage, and we know many seniors and others with chronic healthcare challenges receive care in their homes. In the days of evidence-based practice, how do community health providers compare? And, perhaps more importantly, why should you care?

 

We read a recent article on how home healthcare providers are using video teleconferencing to…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on July 2, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Using Research & Evaluation Grants to Find Tech Funding: Two Case Studies to Motivate You

In previous posts, we’ve talked about using operating, program, and capital grants to fund your technology needs. But there is another option (isn't that always the case). Have you considered using research or evaluation grants?

The following two case studies illustrate how you can get the tech funding you need AND secure more support for your programs.

Case Study #1: Evaluation of a Children’s Overweight/Obesity Program at School

One school-based health…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on April 16, 2014 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Need Unrestricted Funds? Try 4 Techniques to Get More Operating $$

Image courtesy of Artville

It’s a common refrain among nonprofit leaders. “Why do these funders have to tie our hands so much? If only we had more…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on February 20, 2014 at 10:49am — No Comments

A model for writing a successful classroom technology funding proposal

Technology in the classroom has been a hot topic among educators for a number of years now.  Some of the technologies being deployed in the classroom include computer workstations, laptops, tablets (including iPads), iPods, videoconferencing technologies, wireless Internet, SmartBoards, robotics and more. Though not a technology per se, educators are also increasingly integrating social media into their classrooms.

In my opinion, ten years ago it was fairly easy to write a grant…

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Added by Ron Flavin on February 15, 2014 at 7:37am — 1 Comment

Creating a Culture of Innovation: Part 1 - Why You Should Care

Innovation is “the introduction of something new” or “a new idea, method, or device.” In the nonprofit sector, innovations take the form of new service delivery models, devices (such as medical equipment or adaptive equipment for people with disabilities), management methods, strategies,…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on August 13, 2013 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Why & How Infographics are Effective Communication Tools in Grant Writing

As a grant writer, you may wonder why I’m writing a blog about infographics. Aren’t those the things you see on Pinterest? Why should grant writers care?

 

Infographics are a ubiquitous communication tool, and they’ve been used for years (think about your nightly weather report on TV).  Let’s look at a recent example: the Giving USA 2013 Highlights. I’m a particularly big fan of the following element from page 1 of the…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on June 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Grant Seeking: It's Not Magic!

As I prepare for another grants workshop, my focus turns to three basics components of grant seeking. These components or steps in the process can be the “deal-breakers” for winning an award:

1)   Know thy…

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Added by Linda Gatten Butler on June 12, 2013 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Assessing Credibility: Is Your Nonprofit Worthy of Investment?

Linda Butler’s last blog, “Are You Grant-Ready?” addressed an essential concept in grant seeking: there’s much more to getting grants than just writing beautiful copy. Grant makers generally care about four elements when they consider investing in a nonprofit.

 

  • Capacity to do what it is you say you will do
  • Credibility of leadership, staff, and organization
  • Evidence of both the…
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Added by Heather Stombaugh on May 21, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Are You Grant-Ready?

In order to position your organization as grant-ready, this article offers two core ideas. First, criteria are identified that a fundraiser can use to assess an organization’s capacity for grant seeking and readiness. Second, steps are discussed to identify ways for implementing organizational practices that enhance grant-readiness. These core ideas are reflected in the Grant Professionals Association’s (GPA; www.grantprofessionals.org) Grant…

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Added by Linda Gatten Butler on April 4, 2013 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Back to Basics: Focus on Fundraising Fundamentals

Fundraising and grant seeking are challenging, especially in this economy. David Rubenstiein, one of the wealthiest people in the world and the co-founder of The Carlyle Group, a major U.S.-based global asset management company, said:

Raising…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on March 23, 2013 at 11:47am — No Comments

Use Communication Trends to Win More Grants: New Data Says You Should Focus on 4 Tactics in 2013

Today I received a link to the 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report from Kivi Leroux at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com. I look forward to reading this report every year because I know the treasures within will help nonprofit leaders I work with position their nonprofits against…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on January 15, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Where to Get Grant News by Jo Miller, GPC

Where I Get My Grant News (and everything else)

I just read 3 Steps to Using Twitter to Gather Nonprofit News by Joe Waters.  Like Joe, this Jo gets the same question, “Where do you get all of this stuff?”   My answer is…

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Added by Jo Miller, GPC on January 9, 2013 at 7:13pm — 2 Comments

How to Use Grant Reporting to Get Raves from Your Funder

You grant got approved!  Hurrah, it’s time for celebrating. And, it’s time for a plan of action for keeping your funder in the loop about how you are spending their money, and how successful your project is.  All funders want to know the unvarnished truth and explicit details on the management of your project, and if you are accomplishing what you set out to do.  

Here are 4 actions to follow to make your grant reporting a breeze, and to keep your funder in the palm of your…

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Added by Lesley Peters on November 21, 2012 at 9:26pm — 5 Comments

What matters

At an early age, I learned how misplaced a focus on money, property, and status over all else can be. When the Nazis occupied my home in what is today the Czech Republic, my very courageous and astute father had the guts to drop and give up everything on a moment’s notice, home, business, cars, a very comfortable lifestyle, to get me, my mother and himself, out of there in a very short window of opportunity. His belief was that money was to be enjoyed, but not clung to, not worth one’s life.…

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Added by George Wolf on October 25, 2012 at 7:52am — 4 Comments

Three Tips for Finding Grants to Fund Your Work

Writing the grant proposal is only one part of the grants process. Comprehensive grant prospecting is crucial to the success of your grants program, and it’s all about approaching the right foundation at the right time with the right request. With thousands of private, community, and corporate foundations as well as countless opportunities through local, state, and federal governments, how do you find the needle in the haystack? How do you find grants?

Knowing is Half the…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on September 28, 2012 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Bring New Assets to Your Organization: Use In-Kind Technology Donations to Grow Your Non Profit

Most non-profits are always on the lookout for novel ways to grow their asset base. One that often gets overlooked is in-kind gifts. Organizations use these types of gifts instead of a cash grant. In the technology world, these goods can include new and refurbished computers, printers, hardware of all kinds, software, and educational materials. Corporations are delighted to donate spare items because their “giveaways” are only the small cost of the products.

The advantages to…

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Added by Lesley Peters on September 11, 2012 at 1:54pm — 2 Comments

Race to the Top Webinar for Consortiums

Race to the Top – District: Applying as a Consortium, on Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 2:00-3:30 PM EST. Find the slides and register here: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-district/resources.html 

Added by Priscilla Brennan on August 30, 2012 at 5:12am — No Comments

Race to the Top Webinar

Race to the Top has an overview webinar today from 12:00PM to 3:00PM EST. You can find the slides for the webinar and register at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-district/resources.html.

Added by Priscilla Brennan on August 21, 2012 at 5:58am — 1 Comment

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For the Greater Good: Telenursing in America

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on July 28, 2014 at 12:50pm 0 Comments

It’s no secret there is a nursing shortage in America. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections 2012-2022 released in December 2013, Registered Nursing (RN) is among the top occupations in terms of job growth over the next decade. The RN workforce will grow from 2.71 million in 2012 to 3.24 million in 2022, an increase of 526,800 nurses or 19% of the nursing sector. However, a 19%…

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Health Tech Isn’t Just for Hospitals: Telehealth in Community Settings

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on July 2, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Health Tech Isn’t Just for Hospitals: Telehealth in Community Settings

 

We’ve heard the alarming news about the nursing shortage, and we know many seniors and others with chronic healthcare challenges receive care in their homes. In the days of evidence-based practice, how do community health providers compare? And, perhaps more importantly, why should you care?

 

We read a recent article on how home healthcare providers are using video teleconferencing to…

Continue

Using Research & Evaluation Grants to Find Tech Funding: Two Case Studies to Motivate You

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on April 16, 2014 at 1:32pm 0 Comments

In previous posts, we’ve talked about using operating, program, and capital grants to fund your technology needs. But there is another option (isn't that always the case). Have you considered using research or evaluation grants?

The following two case studies illustrate how you can get the tech funding you need AND secure more support for your programs.

Case Study #1: Evaluation of a Children’s Overweight/Obesity Program at School

One school-based health…

Continue

Need Unrestricted Funds? Try 4 Techniques to Get More Operating $$

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on February 20, 2014 at 10:49am 0 Comments

Image courtesy of Artville

It’s a common refrain among nonprofit leaders. “Why do these funders have to tie our hands so much? If only we had more…

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