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Entries from September 2010

The Nonprofit Blog Carnival is Here: Tell Us About Your Tools

September 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

We’re hosting October’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival, which means that we’re inviting you (the reader and possibly writer) to contribute posts about the tools you use in your life working for a nonprofit. What hardware, software, items, or techniques have made your life substantially better, easier, or more interesting? We (and others) want to know; think [...]

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Tags: Blogging · Tools

Why Academics Don’t Always Make Good Social and Human Services Grant Writers

September 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

People with advanced degrees and university professors are (presumably) good at lots of things, like publishing the original research they’re trained to produce, but they aren’t always good grant writers—especially for the kinds of social and human service proposals that Seliger + Associates often writes. I think there are lots of reasons for this: Academics [...]

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Tags: Advice · Government · Grants · How-to

No FY 2011 Federal Budget? As Is Said in Jamaica, No Problem Mon!

September 19th, 2010 · 5 Comments

If you’ve ever been to Jamaica, which I visited many years ago, no matter what is going wrong at the moment, the response from most Jamaicans is likely to be No problem mon! In case you missed this tidbit in the crush of off-year election news, Congress decided not to even try to pass a [...]

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Tags: Budgets · Government · Grants

September 2010 Links: HRSA Section 330 Grantees, The Technocracy Boom, Hilarious Federal Program Titles, Why Grant Writing is So Hard, and More!

September 12th, 2010 · No Comments

* Cash-Poor Governments Ditching Public Hospitals, a phenomenon that HRSA section 330s grantees are no doubt already familiar with. * The Golden State’s War on Itself: How politicians turned the California Dream into a nightmare. * Your government at work: The Department of Commerce has released the “Grants to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics” [...]

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Tags: Links

Is it Collaboration or Competition that HRSA Wants in the Service Area Competition (SAC) and New Access Points (NAP) FOAs?

September 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments

HRSA just issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA, which is HRSA-speak for RFP) for the Service Area Competition (SAC). SAC FOAs are issued each year for different cities and rural areas in which HRSA has existing section 330 grantees, including Community Health Centers (CHCs), Migrant Health Center (MHCs), Health Care for the Homeless (HCHs), and [...]

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Tags: Advice · Grants · Programs · RFPs

HUD’s Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program (LBPHC) Program Explained

September 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments

HUD just issued the FY 2010 NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability, which is HUD-speak for RFP) for the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program (LBPHC) program (the fiscal year ends in less than a month, but better late than never). We’ve written six funded LBPHC grants over the years and are very familiar with the program, [...]

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Tags: Government · Grants · Housing · Programs · RFPs