The Common Cents Conference addresses financial issues affecting Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. This conference gives attendees an opportunity to learn about the financial problems facing residents and innovative program models to help residents achieve all their financial dreams. The conference is on September 12-13 at the DoubleTree in Bethesda, MD. Click here for more information.
From July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 (FY17) – The Healthcare Initiative Foundation (HIF) awarded $1,481,703 in grants. This comprised of $225,000 in Strategic Sustainability Grants (SSG), $445,000 in Capacity Building Grants (CB), $89,641 in Emerging Needs Grants, $543,889 in Multi-Year Grants, and $178,173 in Small Grants to support organizations in Montgomery County working to provide high-quality, comprehensive, and sustainable healthcare.
HIF’s grants supported (3) three priorities: to build appropriate capacity in the Healthcare Network; to improve the quality and delivery of comprehensive healthcare; and grow a highly skilled, culturally competent healthcare workforce.
Applications for Montgomery County’s fiscal year 2019 Community Development Block Grant Public Service Grants are due September 15, 2017. Learn more about this opportunity, and view or download the application, at the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs website here.
The Community Action Board is accepting applications for its Community Advocacy Institute (formerly the Leadership Development Institute). The Community Advocacy Institute is a free program that will teach residents basic advocacy skills and it provides hands-on opportunities to advocate for important issues in the community.
The program includes a series of training workshops led by Community Action Board members and workshops feature elected officials, local advocates and issue experts. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their own testimony and complete an advocacy project. To qualify for the program, participants must be Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $54,000 or less. Applications are due August 25.
Japan Might Be What Equality in Education Looks Like (The Atlantic, August 2)
How to Foster the New Generation of Entrepreneurs, Through Nonprofit Partnerships (Entrepreneur, August 8)
Does Takoma Park Hold Too Much Power On The Montgomery County Council? (The Kojo Nnamdi Show, August 2)
Is Your Nonprofit Built for Sustained Innovation? (Stanford Social Innovation Review, August 1)
Round Two: Montgomery County’s Fight For A $15 Minimum Wage Is Back On (The Kojo Nnamdi Show, August 2)
A dashboard is a data visualization tool that helps you track, analyze and display data on important metrics. Dashboard can be used to show progress on important goals, and is useful for conveying financial and outcomes data. This session will help MORE and FIRM participants develop a dashboarding strategy. It includes steps for identifying key indicators and exploring what types of charts to use. The session will also demonstrate how Excel can be used to help create a dashboard.
This is a follow up session for recent participants in FIRM and MORE. The program will be held on September 14 from 9-11am.
Location: The Nonprofit Village/Jewish Council for the Aging (Training Room: 12320 Parklawn Dr., Rockville, MD
Nonprofit Montgomery’s MORE (Metrics, Outcomes and Responsible Evaluation) Training helps nonprofits learn about evaluation, and offer a deep dive into measuring impact and gauging program effectiveness.
MORE helps organizations develop strategic approaches to data collection and analysis, and guides them in developing metrics and to analyze program outcomes to improve service delivery. Participants will develop their skills and make concrete plans to measure the results of their work.
MORE will strengthen your organization’s capacity to measure results by:
- Understanding key evaluation terminology.
- Assessing your organization’s capacity for evaluation
- Exploring the six steps of evaluation.
- Identifying external data and resources to strengthen evaluation efforts.
- Engaging in meaningful dialogue about evaluation with key county funders and government leaders.
Nonprofits attend MORE as a team of up to four people, including the executive director or a senior leader, program directors, and development staff.
Intensive: October 12, 8:30am-5:00pm at the Universities at Shady Grove (breakfast & lunch provided) and October 13, 8:30am-12pm at the Universities at Shady Grove (breakfast provided)
More of MORE Booster Session: December 7, 2017 from 9-11:30am at The Nonprofit Village (breakfast provided).
Cost: For Nonprofit Montgomery members the cost is $25 nonrefundable registration fee per organization. For nonmembers the cost per organization is $500.
MORE is supported by Montgomery County Government, the Healthcare Initiative Foundation, and The Universities at Shady Grove.