Volume 07 | January 2019
Pathways to Growth Monthly News & Updates
We would like to wish all of our clients, strategic partners, and friends many blessings and successful outcomes as you return to work in 2019! We look forward to supporting nonprofit organizations and those they serve in the Tampa Bay region, throughout Florida, and across the country this year. Thank you for partnering with us!
Meet Our Team
Laura Lambert joined the Pathways to Growth team as the Administrative Specialist in March, 2018. She came to Pathways to Growth seeking a new journey that would give meaning to her work. We have all found that Laura provides the support structure behind the scenes that keeps everything running smoothly for the management team, the grant writers, and our clients. Laura provides administrative support, researches ways to improve our processes and workflow, helps to onboard new team members, and tries to troubleshoot any problems that arise.

Laura has lived, worked, and raised her family in the Tampa area. Before coming to Pathways to Growth, she worked as Director of Catering and Convention Services for Hyatt Hotels, was a stay at home mom while her boys were young, worked for a small business buying and selling corporate jets, and worked with the military contractors General Dynamics and BAE. She enjoys music, flying, sailing, and any activities with her husband and sons.
Join Launch Now and Pathways to Growth President, Julé Colvin, at the AIM2019 Entrepreneurs Gathering. The AIM in 2019 is to RECHARGE your passion, mindset, and vision through:

  • Advancement - next-level training to bring focus to your ideas & plans to produce intended business results.
  • Information - access to applicable cutting-edge best practices, resources, and materials to equip you in launching successful ventures.
  • Momentum - connecting business leaders with successful professionals in their field or local area.

Choose from two tracks of Breakout Sessions that include Winning with Technology, Birthing of a Brand, and Winning Grants. Register online or email for details.
Nonprofit Client Spotlight
Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry ( MOSI) is a scientific playground with over 100 hands-on activities. MOSI is a not-for-profit magnet for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education where they make a difference in people's lives by making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds.

2018 was a year of transformation at MOSI that resulted in increased programs and services. A few highlights for the year include:

  • hosting 174,808 guests
  • providing on-site science programs for 26,000 of the 36,600 students who came to MOSI on a field trip
  • providing 287 outreach days to 21,324 students in schools that could not afford a field trip to the museum
  • creating an exhibit in one of the stores at Westfield Citrus Park Mall for the first time in the museum's history
  • hosting the Embry Riddle/USF Rocket Club drone event in the newly resurfaced Science Park

We are excited to see more great things on the horizon for MOSI in 2019 as the Diplodocus Skeleton returns with new hands-on exhibit elements. If you haven't been to MOSI recently, plan a visit soon to see all of the new and updated exhibits. Check out upcoming events, plan your visit, or purchase tickets online.
Catch Up With Us
One of the most important questions for a nonprofit to be able to answer well is, "What is the impact of your organization?" Pathways to Growth grant writer Ellen Stone answers 4 questions that will help you Identify Outcome Measures and Use Data to Tell Your Story. If your organization needs help developing outcome measures, contact our office for a free consultation!
What do you include in your annual report to funders if you don't have a form or guidelines from the funder? In this blog post, Pathways to Growth grant writer Ellen Stone provides Seven Tips for Writing an Exceptional Grant Report.
The beginning of the year is a time for setting goals and looking back on the memories and accomplishments of the past year. As we move into 2019, Pathways to Growth grant writer Sarah Bonema shares reflections from our team on their favorite moments from 2018.
Celebrating Winning Grants
Congratulations to all of our Pathways to Growth Clients who received notification of winning grants!
A Brighter Community received a total of $32,500 from the DeBartolo Family Foundation, GTE Foundation, the Saunders Foundation, and Suncoast Federal Credit Union (#suncoastcu) to provide scholarships for preschool students from low-income households and $2,500 from the GTE Foundation to purchase new classroom chairs.
A Door of Hope received $20,000 from the White Family Foundation to support training programs for potential foster families.
A Kid's Place received $4,000 from Publix Charities to support the daily needs of children living at A Kid's Place.

A Kid's Place also received a $25,000 donation in honor of 16 year old Lightning Community Hero of Tomorrow Award winner Gabriella Gillen.
Alpha House of Pinellas County received $5,000 from the DeBartollo Family Foundation to support the Aftercare Assistance program helping new and/or young mother transition to a life of independence.
Alpha House of Tampa received $5,000 from the Children's Board of Hillsborough County to purchase and install a new computer server.
Easterseals Washington received $1,000 from the Jordan Fund to provide new activity supplies for the Olympic Peninsula Autism Center.
The Florida Holocaust Museum received $20,000 from the Pinellas Community Foundation to provide middle school teaching trunks.
Fresh Start Mentoring received a $35,000 donation in honor of Lightning Community Hero Herb Schluderberg.
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