Renew The Heart & Soul of your Non-Profit for a Chance To Win $10,000

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By John Haydon, www.JohnHaydon.com

If you're like most people who work at nonprofits, you’re inspired by quietly changing the world each and every day.

But sometimes it's not easy to stay inspired - especially because you're a human being with good days and bad days!

Zig Ziglar, the world-famous inspirational speaker, passed away last Wednesday.

Here's what he had to say about renewing one's inspiration:

  • "Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”
  • "Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”
  • “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.”
  • “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”

Re-inspire your sense of mission by participating in the Heart & Soul grant

The CTK Foundation has just launched the 2012/2013 Heart & Soul Grants, with over $55,000 to assist nonprofits like yours in accomplishing your mission.

But, more important than the money is the process for applying, which is unlike any other grant program!

How do you apply for these grants?

All you have to do is submit a 4-8 line poem expressing the heart of your mission at www.communitytech.net (orgs must be US-based 501 c3s).

The intent behind submitting a poem is for you to refresh, nurture and reawaken your sense of mission!

The Grant Application opens today (12 noon CST on 12/3/12) and closes at 12 noon CST on 1/7/13.

The Heart and Soul grant will provide one eligible nonprofit organization to receive the main award:

  • A $10,000 cash and
  • A professionally written and recorded song by the Grammy Award-winning group, The Original Blind Boys of Alabama.

Both the song and the accompanying $10,000 grant will help the selected nonprofit to better accomplish their unique mission in their community.

If you have questions about the grant, please see the FAQ page on the Heart & Soul site.

Additional 2012/2013 Heart & Soul Grants include:

  • $10,000 HHS Grant — available to an Austin, TX-area nonprofit specializing in the provision of At Risk Children and Families — a gift from the Cipione Family Foundation of Austin, TX
  • Two $5,000 Grant Awards to 2 US Nonprofits
  • Five $1,000 Grant Awards to Community TechKnowledge, Inc. customer organizations attending the 2013 Outcomes Immersion Certification Training
  • $20,000 in matching cash grants to nonprofits for CTK software purchases
  • Three autographed guitars: one by The Original Blind Boys of Alabama, one by Los Lonely Boys, and one by Sunny Shipley

What is the CTK Foundation?

The CTK Foundation was established by Community TechKnowledge, Inc., to recognize and celebrate the work nonprofits do and seek to promote the use of technology in managing the accomplishment of their mission.

For regular updates or questions about the Heart & Soul grant submissions and awards, check out the CTK Facebook Page.

About Marc Pitman

Marc A. Pitman is the author of Ask Without Fear!, director of The Nonprofit Academy, and founder of FundraisingCoach.com. A coach to leaders around the world, Marc's expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera and Fox News. Marc’s experience also includes pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, and teaching internet marketing and fundraising at colleges and universities. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family!

Follow him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook.

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