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Tools & Resources

Project Resources

The following websites provide information useful to nonprofit organizations. You may find these to be good resources for your project. Bright Ideas Website offers stories of effective practices used by high-performing non-profits around the state. Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development Research unit at Case Western Reserve University examines issues of poverty in cities. Find publications and data on the Cleveland area. Cleveland City Planning Commission The City Planning Commission’s.
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Podcasts featuring Neighborhood Connections

Listen to these podcasts featuring the work of Neighborhood Connections. Lee Kay, a consultant with Neighborhood Connections, talks about Working with Resident-Led Grantmaking Committees. Blaine Griffin, a flagship member of the Grantmaking Committee, talks about What Makes a Good Grassroots Grantmaking Committee Member. Sarah Gyorki, a flagship member of the Grantmaking Committee, talks about Cultivating a Grassroots Grantmaking Committee. Joe Konen, a former member of the Grantmaking Committee, talks about Thoughtful Grantmaking at Grassroots.
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Training Opportunities

Listed below are training opportunities. Please contact the individual training provider for additional information. The Foundation Center – Cleveland offers free introductory classes on proposal writing, grant seeking, fundraising planning and more. They also offer more indepth, fee-based classes on fundraising and have a reference library to research potential funders. The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP), a program of the Mandel Foundation, is an innovative program for emerging and.
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Looking for a place to hold your gathering?

Looking for a location to hold your meetings, events, or program activities? Schools as Neighborhood Resources (SNR) offers a safe place to play, learn and have fun. Located at six Cleveland Metropolitan Schools, people of all ages can participate in activities like aerobics, arts and crafts, basketball, basic computers, swimming, music, line dancing, weightlifting, and much, much more! All of these activities are free! SNR sites will.
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Other Funding Opportunities

Listed below are other potential funding sources for grassroots groups. The Foundation Center has a library full of resources to help you find more funders, and free training classes on fundraising, proposal writing, and nonprofit management. Call them at 216-861-1933 ext. 325, visit their website at www.foundationcenter.org/cleveland, or stop by: 1422 Euclid Avenue (Hanna Building), Suite 1600, Cleveland, OH 44115. Cleveland Climate Action Fund provides funding for.
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