The  2015 Capital Campaign Survey is now OPEN!  


Each spring releases a Capital Campaign Report to Middle Tennessee funders, which provides information about current and anticipated nonprofit Capital Campaigns to those who may be interested in supporting your efforts.

The data for this important resource comes from your responses to our annual Capital Campaign Survey. This short survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Even if your organization is not currently planning a capital campaign, please respond to ensure the most accurate data possible. Please submit only one response per nonprofit organization.

*Each organization completing the survey will be entered to win a
Charitable Giving Card, redeemable to your nonprofit!*

Before beginning, please have the following information on-hand:
  • If currently involved in a campaign: campaign description, financial goal, amount raised-to-date, and start/end dates
  • If planning a future campaign: tentative start date
  • If a campaign was completed in 2014: total amount raised



Have questions about this report or why you should participate? Give us a call at (615) 321-4939, or email
The Big Payback: Nonprofit Trainings
Did you miss Tuesday's Big Payback kickoff event and training at the Millennium Maxwell House? There are still plenty of opportunities to hear more about Middle Tennessee's annual giving day, to get assistance with, or to beef up your social media strategy. Learn more about all of these sessions and RSVP on the Events page of

Big Payback Trainings: 
 Davidson County @ CFMT 
    Feb. 13, 10:00-11:30 / Feb. 25, 10:00-11:30 / March 5, 1:00-2:30
 Montgomery County @ Clarksville Public Library
    Feb. 18, 1:00-2:30
 Rutherford County @ Boys & Girls Club of Rutherford Co.
    Feb. 19, 12:00-1:30
 Putnam County @ Cookeville Chamber
    Feb. 27, 1:00-2:30
 Wilson County - TBA Profile Trainings at The Community Foundation:  
    March 10, 10:00-11:30 / March 12, 2:00-3:30

Social Media & Storytelling Workshops at the Center for Nonprofit Management: March 12 / March 18 / April 14 / April 22

Still not registered for The Big Payback on May 5? Join the 500+ Middle Tennessee nonprofits already  in on the fun by emailing your signed Participation Agreement to  
Altria Grants Available
The Altria Companies Employee Community Fund (ACECF) is accepting grant applications from nonprofits in Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia through Saturday, February 28 in the following  areas:  


* Domestic Violence
* Emergency Services
* Homelessness
* Hunger Relief
* Senior Services (including Adults with Disabilities)
* Youth Services (including Youth with Disabilities)


ACECF is administered and managed directly by Altria employees. Organizations may not submit a grant application to ACECF for a specific program currently being funded by a corporate grant from the Altria family of companies. To learn more about applying for an ACECF grant, and to access the grant application, please visit  

Next GuideStar Data Transfer: February 25!

As part of's partnership with, the two websites "share" data several times each year. This process is intended to save Middle Tennessee nonprofits time and effort by eliminating the need for organizations to regularly update multiple profiles.


The next Data Transfer is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25. If you want updated information from your profile to transfer to GuideStar,  submit changes to by Friday, Feb. 13. If you miss this deadline, don't worry - your information will transfer next quarter.

Only profiles meeting these criteria will be included:

  • Organizations must have unique EINs (not shared with a fiscal agent, parent organization, etc.);
  • Profiles must be complete and publicly viewable;
  • Profiles must have current expiration dates (have not passed their expiration date);
  • Profiles must have been updated since the most recent data transfer (those updated prior to that time would have been included in the last transfer)

If you do NOT want your profile information to be part of this data transfer, please notify us ASAP at

Opportunities and Deadlines

February 13 - Big Payback Training at CFMT    

February 15 - Joe C. Davis grant application deadline  

February 17 - Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards nominations due to Hands On Nashville  

February 18 - Big Payback Training at Clarksville Library  

February 19 - Big Payback Training at BGC Rutherford County

February 20 - deadline to complete Capital Campaign Survey

February 25 - GuideStar Data Transfer 

February 25 - Big Payback Training at CFMT

February 27 - Big Payback Training at Cookeville Chamber

February 28 - Altria CECF grant applications due 


March 5 - Big Payback Training at CFMT

March 8-10 - Tennessee Conference for Volunteerism and Service-Learning, Franklin, TN 

March 10 - Training at CFMT 

March 12 - Training at CFMT  

March 12 - "Facebook Fundraising in 90 Days" 

March 13 - HCA Foundation grant application deadline 

March 18 - Twitter in 120 Minutes or Less

March 24 - The Big Payback registration deadline    


April 14 - LinkedIn Training 

April 22 - "Telling Your Organization's Story" 




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
In This Issue
Capital Campaign Survey
Big Payback Trainings
Altria Funding
GX Data Transfer
Opportunities & Deadlines
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Eric Leibrandt Associate

Joe Pagetta 

Director of Community Initiatives
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