Top advocacy moments
Top advocacy moments
The Ripple Effect
Winter 2018 newsletter

4 Notable Advocacy Moments from 2017

We are proud to support 16 nonprofit organizations through our advocacy grants program that are working to expand health care access and/or prevent and mitigate adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). In the last year, each organization made impressive strides to improve their capacity to be effective advocacy organizations, getting results for some of the most vulnerable Tennessee residents. Here are four of the greatest advocacy moments from 2017:
  1. TIRRC worked with the Attorney General to change course on DACA  
  2. Tennessee ranked first by Shared Hope International for having the best laws to prevent child sex trafficking.  
  3. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act was prevented multiple times.
  4. Tennessee Department of Health restored funding for evidence-based home visitation in the budget request to Governor Haslam.
These advocacy success stories go beyond benefitting a single organization’s clients to impacting entire populations affected by their respective issues. They demonstrate the diversity of advocacy opportunities and reflect successful advocacy at the local, state and federal level.
As 2018 approaches, what health-related advocacy opportunities will Tennessee see? Medicaid expansion? Changes to allow schools to more openly discuss child sex abuse? DACA? CHIP funding? Supportive decision-making? Home-based visitation funding? Mental health parity? 

2018 EPCP Class Announced

The Healing Trust is proud to announce the 2018 cohort of the Executive Peer Circle Leader Program (EPCP)! EPCP is a 12-month program that supports exceptional nonprofit leaders in our community.
These programs are grounded in the Circle Process, which makes them different from traditional skill-development or networking programs. These leaders will learn how to combat executive isolation, personal and organizational mission creep, vicarious trauma, and burnout.
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Are you making common mistakes?

Our grant reviewers appreciate the time and energy that you spend creating great grant proposals. For each grant application that we review, the grant reviewers capture the strengths and the opportunities for improvement for each of the proposals. Check out the top 10 mistakes that we see in grant proposals.
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Here are a few of the books that our staff is reading.
Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Award nominations are due January 31, 2018
The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core is accepting letters of intent  to apply for a mini-grant.  Letters are due January 29, 2018.
Q2 2018 preliminary applications are due March 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

The Future of Disability

The Arc Tennessee is hosting a one day forum on Saturday, February 17, 2018 titled:  The Future of Disability…a Big Ideas event!   The day will include a “Ted X” style forum of short, inspiring and innovative presentations around the future of disability. 

Operating Grantees: Reach out

We are happy to give you feedback on your previously submitted grant proposals. Email your program officer to schedule a time to discuss the feedback. Applicants in other categories will receive this feedback during the preliminary meeting with their program officer. 

New Grantees Announced

Congratulations to the 16 nonprofits that were collectively awarded over $700,000 in our Q4 2017 Grant Cycle! This quarter’s funding brings our grantmaking to over $79 million since 2002.
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The January, February, and March Healing for the Healer retreats are already full.  Register now to reserve a spot in another month.
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