Get Ready for 4.0! 


In mid-October, you'll be treated to a new look and feel when you visit! In an effort to enhance user experience and provide more meaningful content, is getting a makeover. We hope these changes will better serve your organization and the local nonprofit sector as a whole.

New website features will include:

  • A redesigned homepage
  • A cleaner layout for nonprofit profiles 
  • A more prominent "Search" feature
  • A Nonprofit Directory listing all organizations published on the site, displayed alphabetically or by region
  • An archive of newsletter e-blasts
  • And more!

Get ready for the October launch!

The launch of the new and improved website is a great opportunity to reintroduce as an important information resource and giving tool for our region. In the coming weeks and months, we will invite local foundations, donors, and nonprofit partners to tour the new site and search for their favorite organizations. Are you ready for new visitors to your profile? Please contact your profile coach if you need assistance updating your organization's information. 

Collaboration College Returns

Collaboration College is a yearlong opportunity for nonprofits to combine their respective strengths to create greater community good, and to learn and be supported in that effort.  


Mark your calendars for Collaboration 101 on Tuesday, October 21st at Lipscomb University for a deeper look into models of collaboration and collective impact, and an overview of Collaboration College 2.0. The day-long conference will feature nationally recognized and locally acclaimed speakers, and will offer attendees a variety of perspectives from nonprofit collaboration experts. Visit for more details and to register.


Those organizations that wish to participate in the full program will be offered additional meetings throughout the school year. This experience will result in the top collaborating teams receiving grant funding for their projects and the other finalists benefiting from expert consultation. 


Collaboration College
Made possible by The HCA Foundation, Baptist Healing Trust, The Center for Nonprofit Management & Lipscomb University  
Join the Fun: The Big Payback 2015!
Nearly 200 organizations are already registered for The Big Payback on May 5, 2015! Congratulations to Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children (TAEYC), Global Education Center, and the Nashville Ballet. As the 1st, 2nd, and 100th organizations to submit Participation Agreements, they were each visited by our staff with a surprise gift!

Join the fun and complete your organization's Participation Agreement today! Documents should be returned to What's The Big Payback all about? Learn more about Middle Tennessee's "day of giving," which raised nearly $1.5 million for local nonprofits, here.

Opportunities and Deadlines

September 19 - HCA Foundation grant application deadline
September 24, 9:00am - Komen Grants Training session (attendance at one session is mandatory for applicants)
September 30, 3:00pm - Komen Grants Training session (attendance at one session is mandatory for applicants)

October 9 - Baptist Healing Trust Q4 grant application deadline (*please note: the successful submission of a preliminary application is a prerequisite for submitting a full proposal)
October 15 - Collaboration College registration deadline
October 21 - Collaboration College at Lipscomb University

December 5 - Susan G. Komen Community Grant Application deadline 


January 15The Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund grant application deadline (*please note: this is a NEW deadline, corresponding to a changed grant cycle)   


Rolling Deadlines:

Ingram Industries Charities 

Frist Foundation 

The Memorial Foundation 


*Discover Nonprofit Workshops at the Center for Nonprofit Management
*Read about Upcoming Funding Opportunities on the NPO Homepage
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