It's easy for your organization to forget what it's about, particularly under the stress of raising funds sometimes even to just survive. Sometimes, you need to remind your staff, your constituents, your supporters, and yourself.
The folks at Community TechKnowledge just announced this year's Heart & Soul grant program, put on by the CTK Foundation Fund, which is designed to do just that. Here's what they have to say:
To win, you have to channel your creativity to write an original four- to eight-line poem or stanza that reflects the work or mission of your nonprofit. No poets on staff? Ask your supporters to write a poem for you.
The 1st place winner will receive $10,000 and will have their submission turned into a song to be used in public education or awareness. The song will be written and recorded by songwriter Bill Dillon — who was recently exonerated after 27 years in prison thanks to the Innocence Project of Florida. The contest is open to all nonprofits in the United States, Canada and the UK.
There is a quick turnaround on these grants. You must submit an application by midnight on March 28, 2011, and you'll be notified if you've won on April 10.
Visit http://www.communitytech.net/foundation to apply.
Follow the effort on Twitter using tag "#ctkgrant.