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Mission Possible 2015: SAVE THE DATE Wednesday, April 15, 2015 8:30 to 4:00

The Changing Landscape of Non-profits in Appalachia: Sponsored by the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development, the Center for Campus and   Community Engagement at Ohio University and United Seniors of Athens County

Today, volunteers and other resources are more important to a non-profit than ever before. Building, maintaining, and growing a strong volunteer, fundraising and marketing program at your organization can be a complicated process. Come and learn about how to implement new strategies surrounding social media and feet on the ground recruiting methods, discuss what has worked for you, and network with other organizations. Together we can move mountains! For more information contact Gary Goosman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COAD awarded 3 federal grants to operate RSVP Programs 02/20/2015

ATHENS, OHIO – The Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) 3 grants to operate the Retired Volunteer Senior Program (RSVP) in 13 different counties. As taken from the letter of award:

I am pleased to notify you that your application for a 2015 RSVP grant has been approved by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for a grant award.  

Your accomplishment is significant. As part of a rigorous review process, all proposals were assessed based on the criteria established in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. Each proposal was analyzed by a blended panel of external and internal reviewers. Proposals receiving a favorable review rating were recommended for consideration by the Chief Executive Officer, who made award determinations.  

Your RSVP project is scheduled to begin on April 1, 2015. In the coming weeks, the OH State Office of CNCS will ensure your application is ready for award on time. The OH State Office will be your primary contact for technical assistance and ensuring your project aligns with National Performance Measures during your project period. The funding amount will be awarded just prior to the start of your RSVP project. 

 Erwin J. Tan, M.D. Director, Senior Corps 

Appalachian Ohio Volunteer Action Center: AOVAC is an initiative of COAD, with the mission of increasing the ability of non-profit organizations in Appalachian Ohio to serve their communities. AOVAC accomplishes this goal by promoting volunteerism in Appalachian Ohio communities, through increasing the ability of non-profits to recruit and retain volunteers and providing an online portal that connects non-profits and potential volunteers. Visit www.aovac.weebly.com to search its database of volunteer opportunities and to learn more.

CCCE: The CCCE serves as the central clearinghouse for meeting the community engagement needs for all students, faculty, and staff at Ohio University, as well as for community-based organizations locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. Specifically, the CCCE provides the administrative and educational support services to students, faculty, and members of community-based organizations who wish to employ community-based engagement practices for the betterment of students and the community. http://www.ohio.edu/communityengagement/

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