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March 7 3PM Eastern - Monthly Network Discussion

Weekly Update - February 24, 2014

Deadline on Achieving Sustainability Strand Doodle Poll and Needs Assessment Feb 27
Howard Rutherford, now with the USF Development Office and Carol Conine of Conine and Associates have agreed to lead the professional development strand on Achieving Sustainability.  If you plan to participate in this professional development, please indicate your availability We will close the poll on Feb 27.

The proposed schedule for the strand is the following:
Week of Mar 3: Webinar on How to Identify and Research Prospects
Week of Mar 17: Developing a Case Statement and Building the Connections
Week of April 23: Elements of a Strong Proposal: Tips and Tricks of the Trade
Week of May 5 - Panel of Funders' Share Their Perspectives
After the webinar series, we will schedule once a month virtual meetings for the group to convene and report on progress, challenges and successes.

Sustainability Needs Assessment Survey
To ensure we address the questions and concerns Members have about seeking funding from private and corporate foundations, please complete this Needs Assessment Survey Please complete by Feb 28 so we can prepare for our webinar discussion scheduled for the following week.

Reminder: Youth Leader Hangout - Bringing the best to the Network
We would like to start a monthly gathering of youth leaders from around the Network to hangout with some of the best of our Cafe presenters. Two things need to happen to make it work. We need nominations of your most dynamic presenters to lead a Google Hangout with the teens, and we need your youth leaders to participate. Once we get the hang of this model of online engagement of the teens, we can open it up to unlimited teens across the country. Please send your nominations of great presenters from your cafe that would be willing to host a hangout to by March 7.

Have a great week!

Mike and Michelle
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