Support IBSA when you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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digiSTORY KC: Volunteer Information Session (Nov 9, 2016)

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Look forward to seeing you there…

digiSTORY KC: Volunteer Information Session

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (CST)

1st Floor: Connecting for Good
3210 Michigan Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64109

digiSTORY KC needs volunteers to support its digital media workshop programs for kids in Kansas City’s urban core. Find out how you can help “inspire and educate KC’s next generation of digital storytellers.”

Volunteers are needed in several areas: Team Leads and Lead Instructors for digital storytelling workshops, graphic designers, video producers, video editors, writers, instructional designers, curriculum development experts, bloggers, promotions experts, etc.

Come early (5:00 – 5:30) to meet and mingle with other volunteers and digiSTORY KC board members. The meeting will start at 5:30. You will learn about how digiSTORY KC is expanding its workshop curriculum and you will learn how you can help. You will also be able to tour the new digiSTORY Academy classroom on the second floor

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We hope you can make it!

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Youth Resource Connections October 2016 – Funding Opportunities

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Here is the October 2016 issue of Youth Resource Connections (YRC) published monthly by the Division of Youth Services (DYS), U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. It is attached in “PDF” file format. An electronic copy of the YRC will also be available on the Youth Connections Community of Practice:


BroadbandUSA’s October Webinar – What is Digital Inclusion? Wednesday 10/19 REGISTER NOW!

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BroadbandUSA’s webinar to explore digital inclusion and broadband adoption.

BroadbandUSA Webinar Series

Topic: What is Digital Inclusion?

Date: Wednesday, October 19 from 2:00-3:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

Overview: Join experts from the field to hear how the definitions of “digital inclusion” and “digital equity” have evolved over time. While access to affordable robust broadband is important, people also need digital skills, access to computers and other Internet devices, and knowledge of useful applications and content in order to fully benefit from Internet access. Our presenters Emy Tseng, Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA and Dr. Roberto Gallardo Estrella, Associate Extension Professor & Leader, Intelligent Community Institute, Mississippi State University Extension will highlight some of their own digital inclusion work and discuss examples of digital inclusion programs.

Roberto Gallardo is an associate Extension professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Roberto spearheads the efforts of the Mississippi State University Extension Intelligent Community Institute that helps rural communities transition to, plan for, and prosper in the digital age. He work in local and regional community economic development, including use of technology. He holds an engineering degree from the University of the Americas in Mexico, a master’s degree in economic development from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a PhD in public policy and administration from Mississippi State University.

Emy Tseng is a Broadband Program Specialist with the BroadbandUSA program at NTIA. Emy provides technical assistance to communities to help further broadband access, adoption and digital inclusion throughout the U.S. Emy is also an Affiliate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University where she focuses on Inclusive Innovation – how marginalized communities adopt, adapt and shape technology. Previous to NTIA, Emy was the Director of Digital Inclusion for the City of San Francisco. Emy has a math/physics degree from Brown University and a master’s degree in Technology and Policy from MIT.

Register now!

BroadbandUSA Monthly Webinar Series: How Does Broadband Contribute to Economic Development?

Register now for November 16 from 2:00-3:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

Please pre-register for each webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

​Women’s Fund is pleased to announce an ADDITIONAL NEW grant initiative

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The Women’s Fund is pleased to announce an ADDITIONAL NEW grant initiative: Mental Health Programs/Projects Which Serve Women and/or Girls in Shawnee County.

If you have a program idea and are interested in learning more about this grant opportunity, please note that a one-on-one session is required prior to submitting a proposal. These sessions with Grant Committee Chair Jane Patrick and Women’s Fund Board Chair Linda Jeffrey will allow you to learn more about The Women’s Fund and our new initiative and help determine whether your project is compatible.

These sessions will be held at the Topeka Community Foundation office, 5431 SW 29th Street on Tuesday, October 25th beginning at 9:00 AM. Each session will last 20 minutes and you should be prepared to present your project idea in that amount of time.

A formal Request for Proposal will be issued in October 2016 after the mandatory one-on-one sessions are completed.

Please contact the Topeka Community Foundation at 785-272-4804 to schedule the one-on-one session.

Thanks so much!


The Topeka Women’s Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Topeka Community Foundation. The goals of The Women’s Fund are to create a new pool of funds from women interested in becoming philanthropists through the power of collective grantmaking and to prepare the next generation of philanthropists.

MARC Training | The “Dos” and “Don’ts” of Grant Writing

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This is a Workforce Development course. Please share this workshop information with others that have interest in the subject or would benefit from this training. Thank you!

Introduction to Grant Writing
Class Category: Workforce Development

Date/Time: Fridays, October 28th and November 4th, 9-11:30 am
Location: Mid-America Regional Council Conference Center
Fees: GTI Member – $194, Non-member – $229 and Non-Profit – $115

Register Now!

This two-part workshop will cover the basics of grant writing and give you the opportunity to write a proposal and have it reviewed and discussed during the second session.

You will learn how to distinguish your grant proposal from others, basic "dos" and "don’ts," common grant writing components, evaluation techniques and general tips for writing better, more successful grants.

Instructor LaDene Morton has been providing technical and project management services to Kansas City nonprofits and public sector agencies for the past 30 years. Morton has helped prepare dozens of successful grant and bid proposals. She earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas and is a published author and member of Kansas City’s Writer’s Place.

Beverly Wilson | GTI Registrar | Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105-1659
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Advocacy Series Press Release

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Topeka, Kan. – CRC will partner with YWCA of NE Kansas for an innovative new event. The Advocacy Series will consist of three half-day events featuring continental breakfast, knowledgeable educators, advocacy basics, and specialized government information.

November 2nd starting at 8:00 a.m., a continental breakfast will be provided, Kansas Action for Children will be holding the first session on advocacy basics at the YWCA (225 SW 12th). The focus will be centered on non-profits and how they would get involved, the difference between advocacy and lobbying, and the skills the staff need to advocate.

There will be a short 30-minute networking snack break at 9:30 a.m., then the session will resume at 10:00 a.m. with Chris Keshaun educating on how storytelling is an effective tool and how to tell a story through advocacy. The day will end with a wrap-up and Q&A at 11:30 a.m. till noon.

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Advocacy Training Press Release.pdf