Successful Proposal Strategies & Tips
February-March 2011 - Vol 2 Issue 1
In This Issue
New BNY Mellon Guidelines
All About Community Foundations and Capital Campaigns
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Our team of development experts are sharing new fund raising tips with you, along with the latest in information from Pennsylvania Foundations Online and how to maximize your grantseeking efforts.  

NY Mellon Announces New Giving Guidelines

BNY Mellon Mid-Atlantic Charitable Trusts recently announced changes to its guidelines for the following Charitable Trusts: 

      Helen D. Groome Beatty Trust

      Esther Gowen Hood Trust

      Maria Dickinson Logan Trust

      Albert B. Millett Memorial Fund

      Rae S. Uber Trust


The following focus areas reflect their new giving priorities:


1) Basic Needs Provisions for Low-Income Individuals (letter of inquiry deadline is 3/31/11).  This includes programs providing shelter, food assistance, clothing, heat/energy assistance and basic health care for low-income individuals, families and seniors.   

2) Programs to benefit the Blind and Sight Impaired (letter of inquiry deadline is 6/30/11).  A variety of programs are considered within this priority, except medical research and guide dog programs.

3) Workforce Development Programs (letter of inquiry deadline is 12/31/11).  These programs provide youth and adults with access to training and education that lead to career development, advancement and self-sufficiency.    


Contacts are:  Barbara Buckman, Chairperson, BNY Mellon Mid-Atlantic Charitable Trusts at 610-254-1179 or

Yolanda Danean Arnold, Regional Charitable Program Coordinator at 215-553-3389.  

The mailing address is:  1735 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA  19103.

The Inside Scoop About Community Foundations, Building a Strong Non-Profit Board of Directors, and Capital Campaigns  


Check out our new "Profitable Ideas for Non-Profits" radio shows!


Click here for January's show, which features: "All About Community Foundations," and "Building your Board of Directors" with special guest, Karen Simmons, Executive Director and CEO of the Chester County Community Foundation.  The program describes how your local community foundation can be a significant funding and supportive resource for your organization, and provides tips and strategies for how to build and maintain a strong non-profit board.  Karen shares her years of experience in the non-profit sector in this very special show.    


Click here for February's show, which features a lively discussion with veteran fundraisers Corrine Sylvia and Connie Carter about Capital Campaigns:  what they are, how they work, how to know if you're ready to launch a campaign, and strategies for success.  Tips are also included about the role of a consultant in a successful campaign, and how to choose a qualified consultant.

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