Monday, December 07, 2009

Manic Monday Breakout

Wow! It's full throttle motion as COP:24/7 rolls toward the final countdown come December 31,2009. What a year it's been and this forum has gone up and beyond to keep the GLBTQ community updated and linked to the latest information from local color to national headlines. It's been a daunting task, but stepping to the plate has been a hallmark for this platform unilaterally. I've enjoyed your rants, criticism, observations and even your "silence" which has often driven the direction of our content. Here we go with only about 16 more editions of CorneliusOnpoint, so get it while you can....

DSRA Royalty Night: Let me began that this is going to be a biased post because I'm simply over the moon for the support that I was afforded to witness this weekend. THANK YOU my rainbow family for your outpouring during the Belles & Boots: An Evening of Royalty show featuring the 2010-11 DSRA Royalty Team, Mr. DSRA Jerry Lum and 1st Alternate Marvella. The benefit cast was a who's who of local entertainers including Champagne, Meranda M. Cherity, Crystal Love, Lana, Marco Delgato, Diva Denery and former Mr. DSRA Dan Scott. Even though we promoted the show with a vengeance, I was overwhelmed especially as friends whom I've not seen in years, answered the "call" to come join us in our fundraising effort for Rodeo in the Rock tentatively slated for April 30 - May 2, 2011. The evening which included a Silent Auction netted a impressive $2100.00 which will be utilized by the charitable organization for the impending rodeo and selected charity donation. Last year DSRA selected St. Judes Hospital as it's designated charity recipient. Also during the evening toys were collected for redistribution via another local entity. During competition I stated that my platform was all about refreshing DSRA within the community and outreaching to the diverse cultures that make up the "people Mosaic" of our area. This is just beginning of a journey that will be open to everyone and anyone. No matter how small the donation or talent. Our entire 2010 calendar will be announced shortly and I hope to see you all in the New Year. Good Work community!!!

Funding Streams 101: Since we are on the subject of money, this dropped in the e-mail bag and I wanted to pass it along for all of us in need of cash infusions for our various groups. I plan on either listening in or getting the MP3 for reference for my fundrasing chops. I've always stated that viable organization must discover, develop and design numerous funding streams for survival, especially in these challenging economic times. So, with that said check this opportunity out to empower your fundrasing efforts.
Building a Dynamic Grantseeking Calendar for 2010
Free Nonprofit 911® TeleconferenceTuesday, December 15 at 1 p.m. (eastern)
Too often we prepare grant proposals just because the opportunity appears on our doorstep. Too seldom do we develop a calendar that builds a comprehensive grantseeking schedule around a set of projects identified and blessed by our boards.
In this Nonprofit 911 Call with Cynthia M. Adams, CEO of GrantStation, you will learn:
How to establish your own grantseeking calendars for 2010
To uncover the right grant makers - private and government - for your programs and projects
To understand trends in corporate and foundation giving, as well as significant trends in government grants - stimulus funding as well as other federal and state programs
This will be a lively training call with an accompanying PowerPoint slides and worksheets for registrants. Register today to take the first step toward zeroing in on your fundraising plan and mix for the coming year!
Can't make it on the 15th? Register to receive a free MP3 audio and text transcript.
Our Speaker: Cynthia Adams
Cynthia Adams has been a fundraiser for over 35 years. Working directly for nonprofits and as a fundraising consultant, Ms. Adams specializes in building bridges between funders and grantseekers. She strongly believes that successful grantseeking requires a thorough understanding of the funders and sound knowledge of the playing field. Her life's work has been to level that playing field, creating an opportunity for all nonprofit organizations to access the wealth of grant opportunities throughout the world.
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