ONEplace Blog

News, comments, resources, and more for nonprofits.

Economic Stimulus and the Nonprofit Sector

With all the buzz about economic stimulus monies flowing into the state, have you been wondering how - or if - your nonprofit could benefit? The following websites will connect you with federal and state programs and potential opportunities.

The stimulus initiative is huge and the information on these sites changes daily, as more specific programs and opportunities are finalized. Please note: grants being made available through the stimulus have very different rules, regulations, and deadlines than general, ongoing federal and state grants, so read the “fine print” carefully.

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State of Michigan's stimulus information
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http://www.michigan.gov/recovery
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ONEplace eNews

It’s another exciting day in the first month of ONEplace. Our eNews is launching! This brief, monthly newsletter will help keep you up to the minute with new workshop and event offerings; alerts on topics affecting the nonprofit sector; technical assistance topics; new books and resources; and highlight a different nonprofit organization each time.

A sample eNews is being sent to our nonprofit mailing list. You can sign up for your own copy here on our website. Please check it out and give us your feedback about items and topics you’d like to see included.

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ONEplace eNews
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http://www.kpl.gov/ONEplace/enews/
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Building Systems, Service Models, and Programs

Since joining KPL on October 1, 2008 to build a concept into a center for nonprofit organizations (NPO) in Kalamazoo County, I’ve been doing a lot of asking, listening, planning, and building…building systems, service models, and programs. And, a distinctive brand so you’ll remember us and look for our resourcesservices, and programs.

This has been a “group” effort. I’ve been working with many wonderful and helpful people—talented colleagues here at KPL, community advisors and supporters, nonprofit support center directors, consultants, graphics experts, and others offering their help and expertise. Thank you, every one!

In addition, I’ve worked with several patrons who’ve come to KPL for help—mostly people working in all-volunteer nonprofits—not knowing a center for nonprofits was in the making. They’ve left with new perspectives, resources, and recommendations to help improve their organizations. Having worked mostly with staffed NPs, I appreciate learning more about the needs of all-volunteer NPs from them.

As I write this, we’re approaching the day to “open to the public”—what a thrill this is! March 3, 2009 is here!

There will always be a lot to do as ONEplace evolves to meet the changing needs of individuals and organizations in the nonprofit sector. I’m looking forward to working with many people and organizations as we venture beyond this exciting March 3 milestone

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About ONEplace

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