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





Enhanced Grant Writing and Fundraising: Ideas to Realities at The Evergreen State College

23 02 2015

Just received word I’ve been approved to offer a 4-credit course in the first summer session at TESC in Olympia, WA. This course helps students understand and appreciate United States philanthropy especially  non-profit organizations and what they must do to seek and secure outside funding.  We’ll define and discuss key components of developmental readiness like board development and strategic planning that funders view as important to organizational sustainability. We’ll learn how to research funding sources.  A primary focus of the course is grant writing, specifically how to prepare a competitive grant application to a corporate, foundation or federal source.  The course also shares keys to successful grant administration and other resource development activities. These activities include annual funds, special events, contracting, planned giving, in-kind contributions and more. Join us this summer to learn ways to convert your ideas to realities!

For further information contact me at: tescgrantwriting@gmail.com





FREE SPECIAL EVENT ASSESSMENT/PLANNING TOOL

18 07 2014

Lots of organizations have their special events during this time of the year or are planning for the next special event. We’ve developed an event assessment tool that can also be used for planning purposes. The tool has helped clients build their event year after year. For a free copy of the tool please send an email to don@sparrowhawkco.com





SNAP! SparrowHawk Nonprofit Assistance Program!

26 05 2014

Introducing SNAP! the SparrowHawk Nonprofit Assistance Program–FREE resources to members*:

  1. Free half-hour initial consultation
  2. Temporary use of our Tumwater, WA research office and conference room (3 minutes from the State Capitol)
  3. Use of our copy machine (up to 100 copies/month) including sending digital color copies
  4. Limited use of our Foundation Directory Online subscription (in office)
  5. Access to hundreds of sample documents and PowerPoint presentations (via OneDrive)
  6. 5% discount on initial engagement
  7. Plus additional benefits added regularly!

Yes! Please sign me up for FREE SNAP! Membership!

Thanks!

 

 

*must be a non-profit corporation or a non-profit corporation in formation