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


Note from Beth: Last year John Haydon reached out about a special project he was working on for the CTK Foundation that was providing some resources and financial support for nonprofits.   This year,  John is working with them again and they’ve up the amount of resources.      The application is simple, all you need to do is write a poem!   As someone who has facilitated panel featuring “poetry slam case studies” in Iambic pentameter, how could I refuse?

Renew The Heart & Soul of your Non-Profit for a Chance To Win $10,000 – Guest Post by John Haydon

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 Zigler, 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 (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.

John Haydon helps nonprofits get results with new media. He is the author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies, a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, and an instructor for MarketingProfs University and Charityhowto.

2 Responses

  1. Dalit says:

    Hi, can non US NGOs participate?

  2. John Haydon says:

    Dalit – Unfortunately, only US orgs can participate.

    Beth – Thanks again for allowing me to post about this awesome award!