Good Works Connect

Good Works CONNECT is an online community space and virtual resource center connecting the good work that nonprofits do in Illinois.

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East Central Illinois Nonprofits Invited to Apply for Community Foundation Grants

The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois’ 2014 Community Commitment Grant application cycle opened August 1. Non-profit organizations in the region will find requirements, guidelines and a link to an online application on the foundation’s website.

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Microgrant Applications are Due Soon!

Good Works CONNECT offers $1,500 microgrants for attendance by nonprofit staff and board members at trainings and professional development programs of their own choosing. Microgrants are strategic investments in people and organizations to be used to defray the cost of attending programs targeted at improving the management, governance and leadership of the applicant organization.

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Featured Resources

The Foundation Center's Funding Information Network

The Foundation Center provides free funding information through more than 470 Funding Information Network locations (formerly called Cooperating Collections) — libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers located across the U.S. and several countries. Use this map to find a network location near you.

Succession Planning for Nonprofits of All Sizes

Blue Avocado article containing concise overview of the state-of-the-art in succession thinking and planning.

Evaluating Social Innovation

The philanthropic sector has been experimenting with innovative grantmaking in the hopes of triggering significant and sustainable change. FSG’s latest research report, collaboratively written with the Center for Evaluation Innovation, challenges grantmakers to explore the use of Developmental Evaluation when evaluating complex, dynamic, and emergent initiatives. 

Window of Work for Engaging Volunteers  

This resource includes a template for the Window of Work with instructions on how to use it. This simple yet powerful tool can provide salaried employees with information about each knowledge philanthropist, what motivates them and what they want to learn. From this information, salaried employees can develop a perfect role that is win-win for the knowledge philanthropist AND the organization.
 

Board Service Option Form 

This document is very valuable to nonprofits that need to engage their board members in the process of Development--including committing to and fulfilling their own personal financial contributions.
 

 

Join Good Works CONNECT

As of January 2014, Donors Forum has taken over leadership of Good Works CONNECT, including the Good Works CONNECT website and all network activities. Whether you are new or have signed up to belong to Good Work CONNECT before, we ask that you register here to confirm your interest in Good Works CONNECT.

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