ERC NEWSBRIEFS
1997 Series #9
September 30, 1997
Table of Contents
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Attached is a listing of funding opportunities and other related items mentioned in the September 30, 1997 issue of ERC Newsbriefs. Items preceded by a "$" represent grant or loan opportunities; items preceded by a " -" indicate conferences, seminars, etc. Items preceded by a "+" are general news announcements.

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FRONT PAGE NEWS

  • + Charitable Giving Relief Act
  • $ Training Programs for Slovakia, Slovenia, Bosnia/Croatia/Serbia, the Baltics, and Poland
  • $ United States Institute of Peace Solicited Grants - Deadline: January 2, 1998
  • + Partnerships in Service Projects
  • - Christian Community Development Association Annual Conference
  • - Welfare Interface Audio Conferences
  • + Computer Problems in the Year 2000
  • + State-by-State Compilations of Data on Troubled Children & Families
  • + Miscellaneous Deadline Reminders for Grant Programs
  • + GAO Reports on "High Risk Areas"
  • + Good Ideas for Volunteers
  • + How Are Cities Getting Along?
  • + All Kinds of State Reports


    AGING

  • $ Academic Career Leadership Award - Deadline: February 1, 1998
  • + The Prognosis on Retirement Income
  • + Caregiving Costs Continue to Rise
  • + Employer-Based Health Benefits for Early Retirees Disappearing


    ARTS AND HUMANITIES

  • + Deadline Reminders for Grant Programs
  • $ Museum Assessment Program: Public Dimension (MAP III) - Deadline: February 27, 1998
  • $ Special Projects in Library & Information Science - Deadline: March 31, 1998


    CHILDREN

  • - Conference on Children and Violence
  • - Child Welfare League of America 1998 National Conference
  • + New Strategies for Child Protective Services
  • + Meeting the Needs of Preschoolers Who Have Been Homeless
  • + Videotape Subject: Children's Mental Health


    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  • $ COPS Universal Hiring Program - Deadline: November 14 and January 30, 1998
  • - Neighborhood Training Reinvestment Institute
  • + How to Prevent Crime by Environmental Design
  • + New Directory for Community Economic Development
  • + Publication Lists Resources for Community Development Leaders


    DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

  • + Pamphlets Offer Help on Substance Abuse Prevention
  • + GAO Examines Drug Court Programs
  • + Catalog on Prevention Resources
  • + Videos Teach Substance Abuse Prevention to Indian Youth
  • + Suggestions on Preventing Drug/Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace


    EDUCATION

  • + Deadline Reminders for Grant Programs
  • $ Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling - Deadline: October 31
  • $ Rehabilitation Continuing Education Programs - Deadline: November 14
  • $ Centers of Research Excellence in Science & Technology - Deadline: December 1
  • $ Special Projects and Demonstrations for Providing Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • $ East European Language Institutional Grants - Deadline: January 30, 1998
  • $ Individual East European Language Training Grants - Deadline: January 30, 1998
  • $ Short-Term Travel Grants - Deadline: February 1,1998 and June 1, 1998
  • $ Teacher Enhancement and Development (TE) - Deadline: April 1, 1998 (preliminary approval)
  • - Creating Partnerships with Youth in Mind
  • + Information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • + Report Says Students Trained for Oversupplied Occupations
  • + Bias Crime Prevention Curriculum for Middle Schools
  • + Results of School Health Centers
  • + Home and School Science


    ENVIRONMENT

  • $ Graduate Environmental Study Fellowships - Deadline: November 14 (preapplications)
  • $ Environmental Education Grants Program - Deadline: November 15
  • $ Investigator-Initiated Grants
  • + Guidebook for EPA Financial Assistance Programs


    FUND RAISING

  • $ Outstanding Research in Fund Raising and Philanthropy - Deadline: November 1
  • - The Financial & Accounting Course for Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • - AAFRC Consultants Academy
  • - Indiana University Center on Philanthropy Celebrates 10 Years
  • - Strategic Fundraising Workshop
  • + Donated Products Available Through NAEIR
  • + The Grantmakers Institute
  • + New Edition of "National Guide to Funding in Religion"
  • + New Report Says Growth in Contributions Outpaced Inflation for Second Year in a Row
  • + Guide for Florida Students Looking for Scholarships
  • + New Directory of Foundations in Wisconsin


    HEALTH

  • + Deadline Reminders for Grant Programs
  • $ Cancer Research Network Across Health Care Systems - Deadline: October 17 (letter of intent)
  • $ Long-Term Cancer Survivors: Research Initiatives - Deadline: October 24 (letter of intent)
  • $ Grant Writing Workshops fo Faculty from Minority-Serving Institutions
  • $ Quality of Chronic Disease Managed Care - Deadline: January 6, 1998
  • - International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • + Proposed Structure for "Health People 2010"
  • + Adult Immunization Materials
  • + HRSA Enters Into Cooperative Agreements with Groups Helping Persons with AIDS
  • + An Analysis of the New Child Health Block Grant
  • + Nutrition Plays an Important Part in Chronic Disease Care


    HOUSING

  • + The Housing Preservation Program
  • + Answers for Public Housing Residents
  • + Home Energy Code Saves Money
  • + Greater Demand for Health Care for Homeless
  • + "U.S. Housing Market Conditions" Presents Latest Data on Housing Market


    MINORITY AFFAIRS

  • $ Bannerman Offers Sabbatical Fellowships to Minority Activists - Deadline: December 1
  • $ Minority Science Improvement Program - Institutional, Design, Special, and Cooperative Projects
  • $ Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program
  • $ Native Hawaiian Higher Education Program - Deadline: January 30, 1998
  • $ Support of Continuous Research Excellence (SCORE) - Deadline: February 1, 1998
  • $ Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) - Deadline: February 1, 1998
  • $ Faculty Graduate Study Program for HBCUs - Deadline: March 15, 1998
  • + Financial Aid Available for Minorities Now Published in Separate Volumes
  • + Management of Indian Trust Funds
  • + Kellogg Foundation Studies Child Welfare and Latinos


    PARISH LIFE

  • - National Conference on Abolishing the Death Penalty
  • + Can Religious Organizations Respond to Welfare Needs
  • + New Guidebook on "Opening Doors to People with Disabilities"
  • + Finances and the Church


    RURAL

  • $ Managing Information with Rural America
  • - Training Sessions Deal with Rural Housing Finance
  • - Ownership and Control of Land and Natural Resources
  • + Financial Condition of the Rural Utilities Service's Electricity Loan Portfolio
  • + Historic Preservation Information Booklets


    SOCIAL SERVICES

  • - Annual Conference on Family Relations
  • + Join the Earned Income Credit Campaign
  • + Examining the Earned Income Credit in Tax Years 1990 - 1994
  • + Why States Did Not Spend WIC Program Funds
  • + Help for Battered Women and Children


    TIPS FOR WRITING YOUR NONPROFIT WEBPAGE
    by Ronald J. Meshanko, President, ERC

    Many nonprofits are taking advantage of the internet for marketing their programs and services, providing educational information, recruiting volunteers, and even soliciting donations. Some recent government RFP's have even included internet access as a requirement for submitting a proposal.

    The following tips will help you write your webpage. If you are not a computer wizard, you might want to get HTML for Dummies by Ed Tittel and Steve James (IDG Books Worldwide).

    1. Each page should be the size of one full screen only; break it into sections that are linked.

    2. Make each page pleasing to the eye by using lots of white space and low-byte graphics.

    3. The first page should contain the agency mission statement, contact information (address, email address, telephone, etc.) and agency logo. Keep it simple.

    4. The second page should contain the menu with links to each page in the menu.

    5. Each page should be linked to the next page in the ordered sequence, have a link back to the menu, and have an email link.

    6. Before you start developing the webpage, surf the internet and look at other creative webpages.

    7. If your webpage serves as an information or link gateway to other webpages, you'll have higher visibility on the internet. Have your webpage enlisted with the internet search engines. Use the proper keywords and classification codes so people will be led to your site.

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