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San Antonio Area Foundation Grant Opportunities Available
San Antonio Area Foundation

February, 2014

Membership News 

Registration is open!

Are you looking for resources? Do you want to build your organization’s capacity to serve? If so, consider becoming a member of the San Antonio Area Foundation!

Our new Membership Program will enhance the experience and benefit you already receive from the Area Foundation, with additional member resources such as:

• Room reservations up to 12 months in advance
• Exclusive webinars and lunch-n-learns for you and your staff
• Consultations with Area Foundation professionals on our Planned Giving and Public Relations teams
• Free or discounted use of BoardEffect (a Board governance online portal)

Click HERE for additional details and pricing information 

Monthly webinars will be offered as part of the membership program and will be restricted to members only beginning in April.

Please join us for this month's Member Webinar...

Metrics Can Tell a Story about Stories -Using Donor Feedback and Metrics to Drive the Success of Your Program – Lynne Wester 

Tuesday, February 25th from 11:45am - 1:15pm. 

                            Click HERE for additional information 


Member training session on BoardEffect 

Click HERE to register

BoardEffect portal orientation training for organizations that have joined the Foundation’s membership program.  Training includes an overview and tour of the portal, tips for management and administration of BoardEffect, and a Q&A/practice session. Recommended attendees: Executive directors, and staff person responsible for board communications.

Accessible via your favorite web-browser and via a free iPad app, BoardEffect streamlines board work and reduces risk by providing directors easy access to important information.  BoardEffect helps the board communicate and collaborate effectively, as well as improves efficiency of the board's work. Creating the board packet becomes a simple task of dropping files into an online agenda, customized to fit the order of your board meetings. Organizing meetings becomes simple with BoardEffect's RSVP tool -- administrators survey board members on dates that work for their schedules, and then select the most popular date with one click. Committee and board collaboration becomes streamlined with online discussion, live chat, and voting tools. 

For those who are not yet members but would like to know more about BoardEffect, you are welcome to attend and watch the training, but hands on learning is restricted to members whose payment has been received.

Dates: February 27, 2014 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
          March 27, 2014 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 [m

 San Antonio Area Foundation News


 Current Grant Opportunities for Nonprofits

Strengthening Nonprofits

The Strengthening Nonprofits grant application process is open year-round with two deadlines in 2014: February 28 and September 15. The Area Foundation awards grants that build the organizational capacity of nonprofit agencies and help them better fulfill their missions and serve their clients.

Women & Girls Development Fund

The Women & Girls Development Fund grant application process is open with a deadline of March 4, 2014. The Fund builds a community of women who bring positive change through philanthropy. Women leaders pool their collective giving power to support charitable programs that allow women and girls to reach their full potential.



If you come across an opportunity that you'd like to share with others in the nonprofit sector, please contact Susan Thompson, Vice President of Grants, Programs, and Services (GPS)


Upcoming Classes/Workshops


February 5 - Making Meetings Work

February 12 - Beyond the Thank you! - How to build loyal donors
February 13 - Government Grantwriting
February 14 - Getting Results through Others
 (rescheduled date-- A Few Seats are Still Available!
February 25 - Handling Difficult Conversations - Save the Date
February 27 - To Be or not to be a 501 (c)(3)

March 3 - Foundation Center Training - Introduction to Finding Funders - 
Free workshop 
March 26 - How to Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money
March 27 - To be or not to be a 501 (c)(3)

March 5 - Organizational Ethics
March 19 - Board Principles I - Effective Governance

Special Opportunity

In 2007, a national Panel on the Nonprofit Sector identified 33 “Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice” that are designed to guide board members and staff professionals of charitable organizations as they work to improve their own operations.  The San Antonio Area Foundation is presenting the 33 principles throughout the year during four quarterly sessions.

The quarterly sessions will be held: 

March 19 - Effective Governance 
June 18 - Legal Compliance
September 17 - Financial Oversight
December 17 - Responsible Fundraising

For a limited time offer: Register today for all four series for a discounted rate of $199.00. That's 17% off full workshop price. Deadline to purchase is March 19, 2014.

Nonprofit workshops and classes are designed for anyone working in or interested in supporting the nonprofit sector. These workshops are included in our Nonprofit Management Certification series! 

Don't forget to bring a jacket - our classrooms tend to be cool, even in summer months!  

Provide and Protect Wills Workshop


Wills Workshop February 14 Image

Do you have a Will?

Learn how to create a plan that reflects your goals and dreams.

In two hours, we will cover the basics of Will preparation, estate planning
and the importance of planning for the future.

$10 - includes refreshments

Presentation by: Gina B. Gaedke, JD, CPA, 
Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law,
Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Click HERE for More Information.

San Antonio Area Foundation Upcoming Events




The third annual Bark in the Park Perrito Grito is a FREE event for pets and their families. Join the San Antonio Area Foundation's Talk About It! program and San Antonio City Councilman Cris Medina at Woodlawn Lake Park on March 1, 2014. Various services will be provided the day of the event, including: pet adoptions, low-cost vaccinations, free spay/neuter and microchipping.


Poetry Slam Luncheon

When: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Grand Hyatt San Antonio - 600 E. Market St. 

Click HERE for details


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