Resource round-up for July

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 | 12:00 PM


July’s resource round-up includes an aggregation of How-Tos for grant applications, a call for volunteers at, a calendar of events and information about National Philanthropy Day on November 15, tips for rebranding your organization and a social media success story from a local dance group in Virginia.

Grant Application How-Tos
eHow has a collection of articles on the subject of applying for a variety of grants. They even have one called How to Apply for a Google Grant. Included in this collection; How to Apply for Home-Based Business Grants, How to Apply for a Nonprofit Grant and How to Apply for a Burning Man Art Grant.

Update your listing on NTEN
Non-profit Technology Network is updating their member directory and need your help testing it out. If you have about 30 minutes to help out this week (7/26-7/30), send a quick email to Otherwise, just make sure that your NTEN member information is up to date.

National Philanthropy Day
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Chapters are beginning preparations for National Philanthropy Day (November 15th) acknowledgements. Check their calendar for celebratory events and gather materials for your chapter’s own celebration on their site.

Tips for rebranding your organization
If your organization is considering rebranding, this USA Today article with tips and guidance on how to assess whether your org is right for rebranding and how to navigate the obstacles, could be helpful as you get started on the process.

Success with social media
One local dance group in Virginia shares their perspective on using social media like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to raise awareness about their group on a limited budget.

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