Special Opps: Funding and More for July 21,2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Jul 21, 2016 4:00:00 AM

“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research.

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Topics: Grant News

When Technology Hurts Innovation

Posted by Ryan Baird on Jul 20, 2016 6:01:25 AM

There is a wide array of new technology solutions for every process and activity government employees engage in. And while new solutions tout improved ROI and efficiency and decreased costs, quantifiable outcomes may be hard to come by. What are some challenges to an organization's successful implementation? What solutions can be applied to these obstacles?

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Topics: Grants Management Best Practices

NACo Conference This Weekend

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jul 19, 2016 3:30:00 AM

We're excited to share this reminder: The 2016 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition begins this Friday in Long Beach, California. If you're attending, be sure to check out the packed schedule. Many of the conference topics center on themes counties have long struggled with, including transportation and infrastructure, and the opioid and heroin crisis. Other topics include:

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Topics: Conferences

The Pulling Together Initiative from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Jul 18, 2016 4:13:00 AM

Thirty-three billion dollars a year in damage to the economy! The destruction of natural habitats! Serious human health implications! Upon hearing these threats, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not plants! Yet invasive weeds have the potential to do all that and more. What exactly is an invasive species? While the term may conjure up images of menacing, flesh-eating Venus flytraps, an invasive species is simply one that is not indigenous to the area, but has the potential for aggressive growth. According to the United States National Arboretum, these pests often have an advantage over existing plants because insects and diseases in a new place may not affect them yet. Once they become well established in an area, the consequences can be significant, as this list from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service documents:

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Topics: Environment

Special Opps: Funding and More for July 14,2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Jul 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM

“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research.

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Topics: Grant News

Creative Placemaking - The Our Town Grant Program

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Jul 13, 2016 4:00:00 AM

Increased tourism! Revenue upswings for local businesses! Job creation for artisans! These are all documented results of being selected for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town Grant. In our NEA Art Works post, we mentioned the many ways that art is good for us. As it turns out, art is also good for the world around us too. It can encourage economic development, spur revitalization, increase civic involvement, and reinforce our sense of community.

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Topics: Arts and Culture

Grant Peer Reviewers - Why Not You?

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Jul 11, 2016 4:13:00 AM

Have you ever been daunted by someone until you have walked in their shoes? Perhaps that gym instructor you were in awe of became a little more human after you stepped in for him one session. Maybe you saw your boss in a whole new light when you temporarily assumed her duties last summer. For grant writers eagerly awaiting competition results, decision makers might ascend to mythical status, at least until the winners are announced. Why not experience an entirely different perspective on the process by becoming a peer reviewer yourself? While nothing can completely stop the post submission jitters, gaining an insider's view on how it really works may release a few of the butterflies trapped in your stomach.

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Topics: Employment

Shrinking Cities Expand Opportunities for Reinvention

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Jul 6, 2016 4:13:00 AM

Shrinking cities, counter urbanization, sunbelt migration. These are related terms to describe the loss of population, primarily in the Northern states since the 1960s. Partly driven by economic opportunity, partly driven by retirees desiring a warmer climate, some places have experienced a steady decline in residents as others have seen their numbers soar. Based on the latest Census Bureau estimates, Business Insider shared a chart of the ten fastest-growing cities in the country. Eight out of ten are in Florida, with The Villages and Punta Gorda topping the list. While it is pleasant to ponder palm trees and tropical beaches, there are real consequences for the municipalities whose census numbers decline decade after decade.

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Topics: Urban Planning

Our Library Has Two New Resources for You!

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Jul 5, 2016 4:13:00 AM

Have you checked out our online resource library?  It is a comprehensive stockpile of everything grants-related! Articles range in subject from how to find funding opportunities, to best practices in grant management after you receive an award. We have recently added two new glossaries:

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Topics: eCivis Resources

Special Opps: Funding and More for June 30, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Jun 30, 2016 4:30:00 AM

“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research.

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Topics: Grant News

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