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Current Funding Opportunities 

Federal Opportunities:

Tailoring Cardiac Rehabilitation to Enhance Participation of Older Adults (HHS). Department of Health and Human Services announces funds to enhance referral, participation, and adherence in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) of older and vulnerable patients who are eligible for CR under current Medicare eligibility criteria.
$1,000,000 available.
Deadline: 11/8/2017

Service Area Competition (HHS). Department of Health and Human Services announces funds to ensure
continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services for communities and
vulnerable populations currently served by the Health Center Program.
$246,700,000 is available for eighty-five awards.
Deadline: 12/13/2017

DELTA (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances) Impact (HHS).
Department of Health and Human Services announces funds to bring about decreases in intimate partner violence.
$23,500,000 is available for ten awards.
Deadline: 1/15/2018

Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) (HUD). Department of Housing and Urban
Development announces funds to facilitate and encourage innovative homeownership opportunities on a geographically diverse basis through the provision of self-help homeownership housing programs. The funds must be used for land acquisition, infrastructure improvements, and for reasonable and necessary planning, administration and management costs.
$10,000,000 is available for four awards
Deadline: 1/25/2018
Immunity in the Elderly (HHS). Department of Health and Human Services announces funds to expand understanding of age-related changes that occur in immune function during the aging process that influence responses to pathogens and/or vaccines, as well as oral and craniofacial health.
Awards are available up to $300,000
Deadline: 2/22/2018
TANF Policy Academy for Innovative Employment Strategies- Career Pathways (HHS). Department of Health and Human Services announces funds to support a series of interactive engagement and technical assistance activities designed promote state TANF programs develop, plan, and implement comprehensive, innovative approaches to increase employment outcomes for TANF participants.
$500,000 is available for four awards
Deadline: 3/9/2018
Adminstration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families' Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the availability of funds under the Transitional Living Program (TLP) and Maternity Group Home (MGH). THE PURPOSE of FYSB’s TLP and MGH grant programs are to implement, enhance, and/or support effective strategies for successful transition to sustainable living for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 to under 22 and/or pregnant and parenting youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent child(ren).
$18,125,000 available.
Deadline 3/11/18

Foundation Opportunities:


Venable Foundation announces funds to support civic, cultural, and charitable
endeavors as well as public interest law and legal education in Virginia and Washington, DC.
Deadline: 11/1/17


If you are interested in pursuing any of these funding opportunities give us a call at 202.986.6590.   

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The End of the Year can be a great time for fundraising.  Take a look below for some ideas around giving campaigns-  now is the time to plan.

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Giving Campaigns

One great way to raise awareness about your organization, and also to raise unrestricted funds that can help with operating expenses is to run a giving campaign. You can utilize fundraising platforms to easily encourage supporters to donate to your organization. Starting and establishing an annual campaign should be a priority. Below, you'll find some best practices for running a annual campaign:

1. Create Smaller Sub-Campaigns
It can be effective to create much smaller targeted campaigns (i.e. lapsed donors, younger donors, one-time donors), which are easier to design, execute, control and track. Naturally, these sub-campaigns should not be managed in "silos", but need to be integrated with the larger annual campaign or fund as well. Board members may use the campaign to reach out to their networks.

2. Use Multiple Channels
Instead of restricting outreach to a single channel - such as email, web or phone - take a multi-channel approach that delivers consistent messaging, and attempts to usher donors forward. Twitter/Facebook posts can be scheduled in advance.

3. Test & Optimize
Constantly keep an eye on all metrics (i.e. conversion rate, campaign revenue, open rate, etc.) to evaluate campaign performance, as well as results from specific forms of outreach.

4. Tell Stories
Use storytelling elements to bring campaigns (and-sub campaigns) to life and create an emotional, personal connection. As the saying goes: people do not give to organizations, they give to people! At the same time, storytelling and connecting it to a specific cause or theme (i.e. holidays, birthdays, anniversaries) makes campaigns memorable and creates a sense of urgency, which can lead to more contributions.

5. Foster Sharing
Make it easy for potential donors to share content in three ways: clearly encourage them to do so; make content succinct and "shareable" (i.e. passing an article along is "easier" than sending a link to a website); and put social media/share icons on all digital collateral so that people can share with a click or tap. Online platforms can give you a stable link that you can share easily on social media.

6. Make Donating Easy
Use an online payment processor to make it fast, easy and safe for donors to turn their intentions into actions. The process from "I want to donate" to "I have donated" should take less than 60 seconds, and be as friction-free as possible. There several online fundraising platforms.

7. Use Personalized Ask Amounts
Instead of an open-ended ("fill in the blank") approach or level-based ("$25, $50, $100, $250...etc." approach), use personalized ask amounts to increase donor revenue and the number of donors that convert.

8. Follow Up
Last but not least: follow up with donors and let them know how their support contributed to overall campaign success - especially if they are first-time donors! Writing them a hand-written note (if time and resources permit) or a follow up email will be particularly appreciated.

{Adapted from exactask.com}

If you are interested in developing a giving campaign for your organization, give us a call!

If you know anyone who can benefit from our services and products we appreciate referrals.

Call us at 202.986.6590 or email  jamesl@thelindsaygroupllc.com.


Constance A. Lindsay, Vice President
The Lindsay Group LLC