Posts Tagged ‘grants’

Extra! Hot News from the Foundation Center!

October 25, 2010

The Foundation Center Announces New Resources
by guest blogger Elizabeth Mueller

The Foundation Center launched on October 5, 2010. This website places information about grants and fundraising within reach of organizations of all sizes, providing the grant seeker with a one-stop shop for knowledge, community and expert guidance. GrantSpace compliments the Foundation Center with recent news, reports, documents, etc. that relates to the most pressing social change issues of the day. There are links to FAQ’s as well as a calendar that lists and allows registration for upcoming Foundation Center training opportunities around the U.S. and online.

GrantSpace has an assortment of tools and resources designed to get you up to speed on what you will need to finance and operate a nonprofit organization.

Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact (TRASI) is another new resource on the Foundation Center database. This database has guidelines for creating and conducting an assessment and ready to use tools for measuring social change. TRASI is a partnership project with the Foundation Center and McKinsey & Co. and with experts in the field to address the growing interest in measuring social impact.

Elizabeth Mueller
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Spotlighting Melanie Lachs

August 29, 2010

Melanie Lachs

I tracked down Melanie Lachs, Grants Manager at The Florida Aquarium at the August 17, 2010 AFP Suncoast chapter luncheon. Why was I stalking an innocent member of our chapter? Because she is a NEW member of course! Read on to learn more about Melanie.

Why did you join AFP Suncoast?

Melanie has been grants manager for years now. But she has attended a number of the AFP Suncoast chapter meetings and it has helped to expand her interests in fundraising. She thought it was time to join officially.

What was your favorite vacation ever?

She took a vacation to New York City with her sons, ages 15 and 18 years. Her family is from New York and she wanted to share some of their heritage with them. They stayed in the theatre district and one of her most memorable moments was when they visited the John Lennon Memorial.

What do you like best about your work?

Melanie loves her job! Through her grant writing she gets to learn about many different areas of the Aquarium such as the coral ecosystem, conservation and children’s programs.