Re$ource$ for you: wherever you work, worship, volunteer, learn, play or thrive

Several of you have mentioned that you’ve created a “Re$ource$” e-file folder – to

move my occasional Resource$ for You! e-messages into … so that sometime in the

future, you may easily & conveniently use &/or e-forward my list of resources …

onto your colleagues, friends, families & organizations you believe in.  Imagine that

the basic information you e-forward … may provide your e-contacts with ideas,

hope & “where-to-start” information … by your having e-shared information

about prospective, collaborative partners, opportunities & abundance (via e-addresses,

Websites & current / future resources).  – thus fulfilling your goal to be of service to others & helping your e-recipients fulfill their

respective, service-focused goals, too.

 To schedule or register for future “Words Into Dollar$!”   How To Find Your Best Funders & Write $uccessful Proposals training sessions:; 512-288-6053;    

DAY ONE   8:30 AM – 12:00 Noon    “Grantsmanship 101: Developing Strategies for

Successful Proposals.” In this highly competitive world, it takes more than good writing

skills to achieve fundraising success. This workshop will introduce you to the funding

landscape and the trends that define philanthropy in America today. You will learn best

practices for communicating with donors and how to create a fundraising “Tool Kit,”

including how to refine your message, develop strategies for approaching funders, and

craft a comprehensive plan for successful grant writing.

DAY ONE:   1:00 PM – 4:30 PM   “Quest for the Best:  How To Find Your Best Potential

Funders and Write to Them.”  This session will focus on the basics of drafting a cover

letter and targeting prospective funders. We invite attendees to come with a proposal or

a project to be funded. Participants will be introduced to the vast and comprehensive

resources of

The University of Texas at Austin’s Regional Foundation Library, a repository of the

national Foundation Center. The librarian and presenters will work with you on

accessing the Foundation Directory Online, identifying potential funders, and conducting research on strategies for approaching them.

DAY TWO:   8:30 AM – 4:30 PM  “The Write Stuff:  Preparing Your Grant Proposal.” 

This intensive full-day seminar will focus on strategies for approaching your donor

prospects and drafting a powerful cover letter for your project with the support and

guidance of the presenters. You will also begin to develop an outline for an executive

summary and a basic narrative. As an added benefit, you will be provided with a

24-hour Guest Pass to the Foundation Directory Online, allowing your organization to

continue your research for potential funding. You will leave our two-day workshop with

a cover letter draft, the basics for an executive summary and proposal narrative, tools for

developing a formal proposal, and a list of potential funders to approach.

$300 registration fee includes both days. Space limited to 25 participants. Free onsite parking.  To register: or 512-475-7373

2.    Share your grant-funding, endowment-creating &/or fund-raising training ideas*

with on behalf of the highly successful Community Resource &

Recreation Center of Canyon Lake, Inc. / 501c3 begun in 1983:  providing vital social-service resources & life-enriching recreational & educational opportunities: 1 in 4 children are food insecure:  TX in the bottom 12 in the US for taking

care of food-insecure residents.  In Comal County / Canyon Lake-area, 49% are below the

165% poverty level = financially poor!  Local elementary school had 63% of its students

qualify for free- or reduced meals.   Canyon Lake, Texas, is centrally located between

Austin & San Antonio; shoreline of 80 mi. with cool, gentle waters on the Guadalupe

River: & www.Canyon-Lake.Net   Current CRRC site has

an emergency food pantry, financial-crisis assistance resources, is the distribution site


Meals on Wheels; offers a medical-equipment loan program & additional, small resources.

$1.2M goal to build a larger facility – to bring services to constituents & clients:

transportation is always an issue for underserved & underinsured residents; to provide

job resume, application, interview & training classes:  to help clients become financially

self-sufficient; to provide health-related classes for chronic diseases & cooking-

nutrition classes; to have a basic, medical-needs program; & to bring mental health

providers to the patients in our community for continuity of service & on-going

treatment – for clients’ long-term health, well-being & improved capacity to give

back to their community.   $500,000 already raised!  $700,000-to-go.  Anticipated

growth in the Canyon Lake-area community (based on community & client surveys;

county-wide task forces; pre-site studies).  Main Office: 830-964-2324

FAX: 830-964-2804; 1917 FM 2673, Canyon Lake (Sattler), TX  78133; Thrift Store:

830-964-2364; 1944 FM 2673, Canyon Lake, TX   78133; Recreational Center:

830-964-3003; 125 Mabel Jones Dr., Canyon Lake, TX  78133       *e.g., through The

Rotary Foundation global grant(s) with international Rotary partner(s); through

near-by community foundations, corporate foundations, private foundations,

major-donor prospects; capital-campaign strategy; etc.

Ask how to schedule or sponsor a  Mental Health Law Symposium in Lubbock, TX

Ask for the final version of the full program.  To register:  free for some,

$30 for others & $60 for the general public.     Denette R. Vaughn, Senior Attorney, 4747

S. Loop 289, Ste. 120; Lubbock, TX 79424; PH:   806-765-7794’ FAX: 806-765-0496

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