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Children's Services Council’s Unique Grant Opportunity Encourages Great Ideas

Posted By Josh Hirsch, Friday, July 7, 2017

Original post: Children's Services Council

For a second year, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County is releasing funds to encourage local nonprofits to be creative – to try something new, address a community need or fuel a pilot project.

This year, The Great Ideas Initiative targets nonprofits, in business for at least two consecutive years, with budgets at $1 million or less that currently do not receive funding from the Council.

Those interested in this opportunity must submit an application by Aug. 7, 2017, that shows how their Great Idea would enhance the lives of Palm Beach County’s children (prenatal – age 18) and their families.

“We continue to be amazed by the wonderful work going on in our community on behalf of children and families,” said Lisa Williams-Taylor, the Council’s CEO. “Last year’s Great Ideas Initiative resulted in some inspiring projects. We can’t wait to see what this year brings.”

In 2016, more than 130 nonprofits submitted Great Ideas applications and 24 were chosen to receive funding. For a list of those awarded funds, click here.

This year, Great Ideas grants are offered as a lump sum during a 12-month funding cycle. Funds (up to $25,000 per project) are available in the following categories:

  • Essential Services
  • Supplies/Equipment
  • Community Outreach/Engagement
  • Capacity Building

Those interested in learning more may attend an informational session either July 10 at 2 p.m. or July 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Children’s Services Council, 2300 High Ridge Rd., Boynton Beach, FL.

Please RSVP by July 6, 2017, to Jennifer Hardy by clicking here. When responding, please specify which session you will be attending and how many people from your organization will be coming.

To review the Great Ideas Initiative guidelines, or download the application, click here.

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Hats Off Nonprofit Awards on WPTV

Posted By Charlotte Gill, Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Leadership Aspire Request for Proposals

Posted By Josh Hirsch, Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Introduction to Leadership Palm Beach County

Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) is a nonprofit organization designed to foster awareness of community issues and promote efficient communication and cooperation relationships between existing and emerging community leaders. The organization's mission is to identify and unite leaders from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to increase their understanding of countywide issues, improve their ability to lead effectively and engage them in working to solve problems in our community

Leadership Aspire

Leadership Aspire is a program offered by Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) based on a community needs assessment conducted in December 2015. This program is being provided as a service to the community to create a pipeline for leaders based on the mission of LPBC to educate and unite leaders to build a better community.

There will be quarterly 4-hour workshops presented on themes including leading with emotional intelligence, presentation skills with a focus on effective public speaking, conflict resolution, and cultural competence. Workshops need to focus on leadership training and include aspects for the individual (self-awareness/self-management), team (as a team member and team leader), and manager for the up and coming leader.

*The content themes and dates are listed on the last page of this RFP.

Submission Process

You are invited to submit a response to this request for proposal. Submit a cover page including your contact information, website, fee for service, and a link to a video of you facilitating a program if you have one. Also, rank your Aspire Session preferences after reviewing the dates and themes.
Page two of your submission should be one page describing the curriculum you would present for each of the sessions you are interested in facilitating. Your resume should be included.

Submit all information in one pdf document to Noel Martinez at no later than July 7, 2017 at noon.

Selection Process

Starting July 10, 2017 we will schedule interviews of the facilitators selected from the RFP process. Please be prepared to give a five-minute presentation on why you should be selected and the curriculum you are interested in providing. There will then be a 5-minute period scheduled for committee members to ask questions. A schedule will be created after the proposals are submitted.

Facilitators will be selected by July 21, 2017 and contacted via email.

Themes and Dates
Location: Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus
Time: 8am-12pm

Learning Objectives

Session One: September 29, 2017- Leading with emotional intelligence

  • Emotional intelligence 101; what is it and how to recognize the benefits of developing your emotional intelligence
  • Understand how emotion influences motivation and behavior
  • Increase self-awareness by becoming aware of your emotions
  • Determine the connection between emotions, productivity and quality of work

Session Two: November 17, 2017- Presentation skills for leaders with a focus on effective public speaking

  • Effective speech communication for public speaking
  • How to select and organize content, establish credibility, support ideas and evaluate with reasoning, analyze audience, and structure a speech
  • Different ways to enhance a speech such as body cues, tone of voice, and visualization techniques
  • Formulating different types of speeches, and delivery

Session Three: February 23, 2018- Conflict resolution for leaders

  • Foundations of conflict
  • Resolve conflicts professionally and with integrity
  • Listening skills and conflict resolution methodologies
  • Create successful pathways to problem solving, team building, and relationship development

Session Four: April 27, 2018- Cultural competence leadership

  • Awareness of cultural identity
  • Ability to recognize difference in cultural norms
  • Develop effective techniques to adapt to those who communicate differently
  • Create a culturally competent organization

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Impact the Palm Beaches 2017 Grant Opportunities

Posted By Josh Hirsch, Friday, June 23, 2017

You're invited to the information session on NEW


Impact the Palm Beaches 
2017 Grant Opportunities  


Six sessions available!

Wednesday, July 5:  1-2:30pm

Wednesday, July 5:  3:30-5pm 

Thursday, July 6:  9-10:30am

Thursday, July 6:  1-2:30pm

Thursday, July 6:  3:30-5pm

Friday, July 7:  9-10:30am



Town of Palm Beach United Way

44 Cocoanut Row, Suite M201 

 Palm Beach


Cost: FREE


Rsvp required

Space is limited to the first 25 registrants for each session.

Call 561-655-1919 to reserve your space. 


Information Session 


Please join the Community Foundation for this free information session as we review the grant guidelines, explain the application process and answer questions about the high-impact grant from Impact the Palm Beaches.


On November 6, 2017, high-impact grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to successful nonprofit applicants in one or more of the following focus areas: Arts & Culture; Education; Environment; Family and Health & Wellness. 


After a thorough review process, the grant recipient will be selected by majority vote of all Impact the Palm Beaches members at its Award Luncheon.


Eligible projects or programs must be implemented and serve residents of Palm Beach County (Lake Worth Road north to the Martin County line). 


To apply you must be an active 501(c)(3) for a minimum of 19 months. 


Rsvp required

Call 561-655-1919 to reserve your space. 

Space is limited to the first 25 registrants for 

each session.

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Cohort II of 101 for the 501 Program Launches with 17 Nonprofits

Posted By Shari Hanglan, Thursday, June 15, 2017
The second class of our 101 for the 501 program began today with a workshop called "Board Governance: Help Me Help You" taught by our CEO Jessica Cecere. Congratulations to Digital Vibez, IncGrandma's PlaceLive Fresh, Living Hungry, Path2CollegeResource Depot, SOMSistahs, Talented Teen Club Inc.Common Ground Community DevelopmentEmanuel C. Jackson Sr. ProjectFamily Promise of South Palm Beach CountyHaitian Empowerment FoundationJack The Bike Man, Kundalini Yoga South Florida, Parent 2 Parent Group INC, Pine Ridge Holistic Living Center, and West Palm Beach Police Athletic League for taking the next steps to increase your capacity to serve your clients better.

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