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Workshop Series: Getting Grant Ready

Workshop Series: Getting Grant Ready

Getting Grant Ready is a 6-hour grant writing workshop designed to prepare organizations to become “grant ready” by equipping them with essential skills and tools for proposal writing.

Maithreyee Dubé On Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Maithreyee Dubé On Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Maithreyee Dubé, Manager of Enrollment Services at the D’Aniello Institute of Veterans and Military Families, is a valued Gifford Foundation board member and a graduate of the NTL program. Like the four other Gifford board members who have completed the program, it left a lasting impression. She spoke with us about the experience and what she hopes future participants will gain from it.

David’s Refuge ED Kate Houck On Fundraising Events

David’s Refuge ED Kate Houck On Fundraising Events

David’s Refuge, a local non-profit supporting caregivers of children with special needs or life-threatening conditions, has held its flagship event, the Taste of David’s Refuge, for the past 11 years. Over these years, the event has transformed in response to changing times, community needs, and external circumstances.

Event Readiness Checklist

Event Readiness Checklist

While a fundraising event can be an exciting opportunity for small nonprofits to engage with their community and raise these essential funds, the process can also be complex and requires major time and preparation. Here’s a list of questions for your organization to consider before pursuing a major fundraising event along with helpful tips provided by non-profit management consultant Maria Fibiger of Three Dog Consulting.

Building Access to the Arts

Building Access to the Arts

Blondean Young returned to Syracuse in 2017 with the goal of promoting arts access within the Black community. A Gifford “What If…” Mini Grant helped her get started and introduced her to the grant writing process. Today, she leads a multifaceted and multicultural agency called BLAAC which has garnered additional support from the Central New York Community Foundation and CNY Arts, and is providing a growing suite of arts programming to the community. This is her story.

Unveiling Gifford’s Online Resource Library

Unveiling Gifford’s Online Resource Library

Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for individuals and organizations to understand the ways in which they can interact and benefit from The Gifford Foundation. With this in mind, we created a single page where all of our active programs and opportunities live.

We also invite you to take some time to visit our new Resources page, where we have added or updated several features.

Home HeadQuarters: Building Community Partnerships and Revenue

Home HeadQuarters: Building Community Partnerships and Revenue

Home HeadQuarters has developed a strong reputation for providing the loans, trainings, and other support required for expanding home ownership and improvement. What is less visible, however, are the strategies and structures they have developed for seeding and strengthening communities – both among their clients as well as among partner institutions. Studying their work reveals important lessons around how nonprofits can magnify their impact through the power of shared incentives and mutually beneficial relationship building.

Empowering Teams, Fostering Wellness Series

Empowering Teams, Fostering Wellness Series

How can individuals and organizations protect their psychological and emotional wellbeing while continuing to serve their communities?

In a two part interactive series, consultant Lisa Newcomb provides strategies for identifying and alleviating burnout, building healthy relationships, and effectively managing conflict.

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