Resources from the National Indian Health Board

25 10 2018

The latest edition of the NIHB Broadcast lists several opportunities you might be interested in.

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Tribal-Public-Health-Broadcast-10-18-2018.html?soid=1110714960954&aid=WSRF3JyICNI

Our Native-owned and veteran-owned company, ThunderHawk LLC, can help with a number of these opportunities.  Contact Dr. Thundercloud and I for more information on how we can work together at donthunderhawk3@gmail.com or (360) 280-0511.

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Evergreen Summer Class on Doing the Business of Non Profits

6 06 2018

Doing the Business of Non Profits: Ideas to Realities through Grant Writing and Fundraising

Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-9:30 Starting June 26 for 5 weeks (first session)

4 Credits

 

Description:

Students in this class will learn a lot about philanthropy in the United States and the role of nonprofits in contributing to healthy, sustainable communities. We’ll look at the historical role of charitable giving before and after contact and the evolving role nonprofits have played and are playing in the U.S.  As a part of this inquiry, we’ll consider what it takes to create a nonprofit and grow and sustain existing organizations.  We’ll also focus on Development Readiness™ for these organizations and how using this approach helps ensure a sustainable organization that benefits, for example, from an empowered and engaged board and staff as well as contemporary and ongoing strategic planning. The ethics of nonprofit organizations will also be considered as will professional development and volunteer recruitment and management. We’ll learn about grant writing and fundraising for nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. This portion of the course will also include effectively finding funding sources for organizations and their programs. Each student will be asked to identify and develop an organization and a project over the course of the quarter. The organization and project can be based on an existing nonprofit or one that is created for the purposes of the class.

Sign-up at www.evergreen.edu

Questions?

Contact me at chalmerd@evergreen.edu or don@sparrowhawkco.com





New Non-profit Class Offered at Evergreen and Grays Harbor College

9 03 2018

I will be offering a 4-credit class at The Evergreen State College this coming Spring Term called “Doing the Business of Non Profits-Ideas to Realities”.  It’s a part of the College’s Evening and Weekend Studies Program and Grays Harbor College offerings.  The course will meet Mondays from 6-9:30 PM on the main campus just west of Olympia and at the Grays Harbor College campus in Aberdeen on Thursday evenings also 6-9:30 PM. Here’s the course description:

Students in this class will learn a lot about philanthropy in the United States and the role of nonprofits in contributing to healthy, sustainable communities. We’ll look at the historical role of charitable giving before and after contact and the evolving role nonprofits have played and are playing in the U.S.  As a part of this inquiry, we’ll consider what it takes to create a nonprofit and grow and sustain existing organizations.  We’ll also focus on Development Readiness tm  for these organizations and how using this approach helps ensure a sustainable organization that benefits, for example, from an empowered and engaged board and staff as well as contemporary and ongoing strategic planning. The ethics of nonprofit organizations will also be considered as will professional development and volunteer recruitment and management. We’ll learn about grant writing and fundraising for nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. This portion of the course will also include effectively finding funding sources for organizations and their programs. Each student will be asked to identify and develop an organization and a project over the course of the quarter. The organization and project can be based on an existing nonprofit or one that is created for the purposes of the class.

Go to http://www.evergreen.edu for further information or to register.

Don Chalmers





Grants 101 Presentation!

21 07 2016

I was so excited to attend the breakout session presented by Don Chalmers, CEO of SparrowHawk Consulting, as his Grants 101 presentation was the primary reason I wanted to attend the Conference. I also wanted to meet some of my co-workers with grant writing experience to see if we could come up with ideas for additional money for future training. Impacting the future is great as long as you have the money to support the training and educational tools necessary to make that future a reality.

Many of us in this breakout class were heard saying that we could have spent a whole day learning from Mr. Chalmers and not touched the surface of his immense breadth of grant writing knowledge. I hope we can ask him back as a speaker or even to attend a class specifically designed to provide more information on those quick tips and private sector friends of education he knows so well. I mean really now, why reinvent the wheel?”

-Recent workshop participant

Can we organize a grant writing workshop for you and your organization?

Please contact: info@sparrowhawkco.com





Don’t Miss Our Presentation at the Advancement Northwest Forum on Strategic Fundraising

2 06 2016

“Lessons Learned From Tribal Capital Campaigns-Tribal Philanthropy in Action”

First Annual Advancement Northwest Forum on Strategic Fundraising June 16-17, 2016

Join us June 17th for a lively and engaging session in which we explore Tribal capital campaigns to fund culturally-appropriate buildings like a longhouse, education center, library or museum.  These first-time capital efforts received generous support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Norcliffe Foundation among many others as well as a $1 million earmark from the state of Washington and $1 million in Heritage Resource Center funds.  As the very first capital campaign for these Tribes we learned a lot about how to make these efforts successful and would like to share those lessons with you!  For example how to create patron lists for your special event when you’ve never held a special event or how to translate your case in a way the funder will not only appreciate it, but fund it.  We’ll also explore how to create and support an active and committed volunteer base that can make a big difference in a campaign’s success. We’ll also talk about some Tribe’s giving programs and how best to seek funding for your program.  See you there!

Presenters: Don Chalmers, SparrowHawk Consulting and Nicole Sieminski, Executive Director, The Tulalip Foundation

For a link to the conference:

First Annual Advancement Northwest Forum on Strategic Fundraising

For a copy of the PowerPoint or more information: info@sparrowhawkco.com

 

 





SparrowHawk Consulting Welcomes New Client: Omaha Nation Community Response Team

15 12 2015

We’re honored and pleased to welcome the Team to the family of SparrowHawk Consulting clients.  The Omaha Nation Community Response Team (ONCRT) is a private, non-profit organization that serves the residents of the Omaha Reservation in Northeastern Nebraska.  As a community-based organization, the Team strives to provide quality prevention, intervention, and community mobilization services and activities, emphasizing the inclusion of Omaha culture as the primary protective factor in bringing about positive changes in the community.  The ONCRT works at the grass root level, creating partnerships with tribal programs, the State of Nebraska, local organizations, and community stakeholders concerning a variety of youth issues.

We’ll be engaged to help ONCRT design, implement and facilitate a strategic planning process early in 2016 that will help them chart a course for the next 3-5 years and create context for future funding requests. Welcome ONCRT!





Don Chalmers to present to the Native Philanthropy Institute

1 04 2015

Don Chalmers,  an Adjunct Member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College, is presenting to the Native Philanthropy Institute to be held at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, in Prior Lake, MN May 5-6.   This year’s institute is part of the Native Americans in Philanthropy’s  25th Anniversary Celebration & Annual Conference.  Don will be speaking on Board Development/Training and the role of the Board in strategic planning. In addition to his teaching at Evergreen, for the past 2o years Don has served as a consultant to Tribes and tribal organizations as well as  non-profits throughout the United States through his company, SparrowHawk Consulting.

for further information on the 25th Anniversary of NAP: http://www.nativephilanthropy.org/

for further information on SparrowHawk Consulting:  info@sparrowhawkco.com or (800) 398-9048