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March 2015

Cleveland Bridge Builders - Apply Now

Cleveland Leadership Center
Jan 30, 2015 - Mar 06, 2015 | Cleveland Leadership Center | Employment
Apply today to be a member of the Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2016!

Applications are now available and are due Friday, March 6th.

You can learn more on Cleveland Leadership Centers website, where you will also find a link to the application.

Scholarships are available for those with a financial need. The application for scholarships is also available on our website and must be submitted by March 6th, in addition to the class application.

Please contact Rachel Ciomcia with any questions at 216-592-2280 or

Lakefront Greenway & Downtown Connector Study

St. Clair Superior Development
Mar 05, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Ariel International Center, 1163 East 40th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 | Space
Please join us at the first public meeting regarding the Lakefront Greenway and Downtown Connector Study. This planning study, a partnership between St. Clair Superior Development Corporation, The Campus District and The Historic Warehouse Development Corporation was funded through a $75,000 grant from the North East Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) and an $18,750 grant from the City of Cleveland is aimed at better connecting Downtown Cleveland, The Campus District and St. Clair Superior to Lake Erie via the North and South Marginal Roads. Please come and share your thoughts and ideas on initial design concepts. The meeting is being held on Thursday March 5th at the Ariel International Center, 1163 East 40th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 from 5:30 to 7:30 with a presentation at 6:30 PM. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact James Amendola at or 216-881-0644 ext 109.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) Board of Trustees Special Meeting

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Mar 11, 2015 9:00 AM | Miller Classroom in Idea Center at Playhouse Square | Community
At the meeting, CAC’s Board of Trustees will:
• hold a public work session to review the results of a community survey conducted in December 2014 and discuss its implications for CAC’s work in 2015; and
• hold an executive session to discuss personnel matters and staff compensation.

CAC’s board meetings are always open to the public, and all members of the community are welcome to attend and make public comments.

Please visit for a full listing of upcoming board meetings and information about CAC’s grant programs.

Grantmakers as Partners: Developing & Cultivating Relationships with Funders

Lakeland Community College
Mar 26, 2015 - Mar 26, 2015 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Networking, sign-in, and continental breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m. | Lakeland Community College’s Holden University Center - Room U119 (across from main entrance to Lakeland) | Community, Build Your Business, Money
While grant proposals are a critical part of the foundation fundraising process, the proposal never stands alone. What's also critically important is relationships -- how a nonprofit organization communicates with donors and prospective donors in the interest of building philanthropic partnerships.

This seminar will provide insight into the grantseeking and grantmaking processes, focusing on the many opportunities for communication between grantseekers and potential funders from the start of the relationship to the grant award -- and beyond.

Participants will learn best practices for initiating contact with potential funders; planning calls and meetings, including site visits; and effectively communicating with funders while proposals are pending. The session will also provide important insights on successfully managing "life after the grant," including:

Understanding the grant relationship
Tips for engaging the funder during the life of the grant
Best practices in managing the reports and communication required to build long-term partnerships with donors, ultimately leading to opportunities for future support

Following an overview by Carrie Miller, Regional Training Coordinator of The Foundation Center – Cleveland, attendees will enjoy a highly interactive discussion with a distinguished panel representing various types of grantmaking organizations. Serving as moderator will be John B. Gest, Jr., Managing Director of the Northern Ohio Office of Philanthropy Ohio.

$45.00 Fee (Includes continental breakfast)