Welcome Joe and Eric!  


Please join us in welcoming two new members to our team! Joe Pagetta, The Community Foundation's new Director of Community Initiatives, comes to us from Nashville Public Television, where he was Director of Media Relations and Online Strategies. Joe is full of great ideas to ensure that and continue to provide robust information for and about our nonprofit community.  


Eric Leibrandt, Associate, is a recent graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South, and previously served as an intern with us in 2013! He will be the primary contact for those organizations (beginning with G-Z, alphabetically) that previously worked with Laurel Fisher. We are thrilled to have both Joe and Eric on board!

Data Transfer Completed Oct. 16

On Thursday, October 16, completed the 4th quarter profile "data transfer" to As a result of that process, 611 nonprofit listings in the GuideStar Exchange database were updated with current data from your profiles. 


Through our partnership with GuideStar, updated and publicly viewable data from organizations' profiles transfers to the GuideStar Exchange database several times a year. Most 501(c)(3) nonprofit charities and 501(c) tax-exempt organizations in the United States are already part of the GuideStar Exchange database. This annual data share eliminates the need to update two profiles annually. GuideStar is a neutral source of nonprofit information and, like, does not rate or rank the organizations in its database.

Important Notice from Kimbia Regarding Online Donations's Donate Now functionality is provided by Kimbia. Please see below for information regarding credit card security on Internet Explorer 6 and 7, and Microsoft Windows XP.

Important Security Notice for Kimbia Customers

To continue to provide you the highest levels of security, Kimbia has responded to the latest SSL vulnerability nationally reported this week by taking the industry recommended action to disable the SSL 3.0 cipher. The result of this action is that the Kimbia platform no longer supports Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or 7 on Microsoft Windows XP.
Why is Kimbia doing this?
Kimbia's top priority is to make sure your donors' data is secure. An industry-wide vulnerability affecting the SSL 3.0 protocol has been reported by Google security this week, requiring Kimbia to take immediate action to ensure all credit card transactions remain secure and protected. 

What does this mean for you and your donors?

Donors running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or 7 on Microsoft Windows XP will no longer be able to submit online donation forms-they will be informed with an on-screen message that their browser is not compatible and given a link to upgrade from Microsoft. 

In the last 2 years, less than 1% of all transactions processed by Kimbia came from Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and 7 on Windows XP, and this usage is rapidly dwindling.

What should you do?

Kimbia recommends customers upgrade their operating system to Windows 7 or higher, and browsers to the most current version of Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Still have questions?
Please contact Kimbia's support department at   

Opportunities and Deadlines

December 5 - Susan G. Komen "Community Grant Application" deadline 

December 12 - HCA Foundation 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 


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*Read about Upcoming Funding Opportunities on the NPO Homepage
In This Issue
Welcome New GM Staff!
Data Transfer Complete
Online Donation Notice
Opportunities & Deadlines
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Beth Groves Manager

Eric Leibrandt Associate

Joe Pagetta
Director of Community Initiatives

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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
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Nashville, TN 37215

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