GivingMatters Friends,

After nearly five years with and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, it is bittersweet to announce that I'll be moving on to pursue new opportunities at the end of the month. It has been a great pleasure to work with all of you and support your amazing efforts! Rest assured that you will be in great hands, as some excellent new team members will be joining CFMT's "Bee Team" in the coming weeks.
Thanks for all that you do!
Beth and the Team
2015 Capital Campaign Report Now Available   


Thanks to all who provided data for the 2015 Capital Campaign Report. The report is now available and can be accessed online at

Since 2007, has produced this Capital Campaign Report to announce current and anticipated campaigns to funders, to provide information on recently completed campaigns, and to track fundraising trends over time. The report is a valued tool for Middle Tennessee foundations and philanthropists, and we all appreciate your assistance in making it such a rich resource! In this year's report 75 Middle Tennessee nonprofits provide details on their current capital campaigns, and 147 nonprofits announce anticipated campaigns expected to launch in the next three years. View the full report here.
The Big Payback: Watch the Action on May 5!
A total of 755 nonprofits will be participating in next month's Big Payback giving day - a 43% increase over last year! If you didn't register to participate this year, we hope you'll join in on the fun by watching the action at from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, May 5.... and support your peers by making a gift to your favorite organizations!
Bridge to Excellence: May 12 at Belmont University 


Bridge to Excellence is a unique day-long conference, presented by the Center for Nonprofit Management, offering nonprofit leaders the opportunity to think beyond the day-to-day and to consider financial sustainability and resource innovation.


This year's featured speakers include Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Jeanne Bell, CEO of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in Oakland, CA. They will be joined by a team of local and national nonprofit experts who will present innovative and interactive breakout sessions.


Bridge to Excellence is Tuesday, May 12 at Belmont University. Learn more. 

Important Changes to Charitable Solicitations Exemption Requirements
Until recently, organizations receiving less than $30,000 in gross contributions annually from the public were exempt from the TN State Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming annual registration requirement. As of July 1, 2014, organizations granted exemption status are now required to file the Exemption Request on an ANNUAL basis, six months after the end of their fiscal year., accordingly, will be requiring proof of current exempt status from these organizations. Learn more at  
Opportunities and Deadlines

April 17 - Salute to Excellence award application deadline 

April 22 - "Telling Your Organization's Story" at the Center for Nonprofit Management

April 22 - Baptist Healing Trust Q2 full proposal deadline 


May 4 - MDHA Emergency Solutions Grants application deadline 


May 12 - Bridge to Excellence Conference 


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
Big Payback: May 5
2015 Capital Campaign Report
Bridge to Excellence: May 12
Charitable Solicitations Exemption
Opportunities & Deadlines
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