Overview of OPGS’ ServicesResponsive Government Promoting   Partnerships for a Better DC
Mission                            Core Functions   To enhance the capacity of              Grant and Resource Developme...
   Funding Alerts                       Grants Information   Weekly online publication with        Resource Center (GIR...
   DOES – Employment Retention Services, $600K (7/13/12)    Contact: Sherri Moses 202-724-5213   NEH – Bridging Cultures...
   Organize Documentations                         Proposal Writing Tips   501 (c) (3) Certificate, DUNS Number,       ...
   Definition                                Collaboration Process     To work jointly with other people         Bring...
   12th Annual Public Private Partnership Conference –    “Nonprofits in a Global Age: Adjusting to the Virtual World”   ...
OPGS Contact InformationOffice Address: 300 E St. NW, Washington , DC 20001Main Office Number: (202) 727-8900; FAX (202) 7...
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Starting a Nonprofit | DC Office of Partnerships and Grants Services | Doing Business in DC

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June 13th, 2012: WDCEP hosted its monthly DoingBusiness2.0 speaker series. This edition focused on starting a nonprofit in DC. Lafayette Barnes, Director at the DC Office of Partnerships and Grants (OPGS), gave the crowd an overview of the variety of services DC OPGS provides to both new and existing nonprofits. Some of the services include:
• Grant and resource development support, including weekly Funding Alerts of competitive grant opportunities and online Grant Search Site;
• Executive leadership and organizational development training and technical assistance;
• Proposal-writing tips; and
• Assistance in creating collaboration and mutually-beneficial partnerships between various organizations.

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Starting a Nonprofit | DC Office of Partnerships and Grants Services | Doing Business in DC

  1. 1. Overview of OPGS’ ServicesResponsive Government Promoting Partnerships for a Better DC
  2. 2. Mission Core Functions To enhance the capacity of  Grant and Resource Development District government agencies, Support community and faith-based  Executive Leadership and organizations, nonprofits, to Organizational Development identify, apply, and secure Training and Technical Assistance resources that advance the  Donations Solicitation Oversight Mayor’s top public policy and Management priorities – education reform, financial stability, job creation,  Collaboration and Partnership public safety, self determination, Building Best Practices and sustainability
  3. 3.  Funding Alerts  Grants Information Weekly online publication with Resource Center (GIRC) Federal, Foundation, & District  OPGS staff support + four government, competitive grant computer stations with access to opportunities, DC government searchable competitive grant procurement links + resource funding databases such as: announcements are on OPGS’  Foundation Center Grant Postings – website see: www.opgs.dc.gov www.foundationcenter.org Sign Up today for your copy  GrantsDirect Grantmakers Listings – www.GrantsDirect.com  Grant Station International Insiders – www.GrantStation.com/international_ insiders
  4. 4.  DOES – Employment Retention Services, $600K (7/13/12) Contact: Sherri Moses 202-724-5213 NEH – Bridging Cultures Through Film $800K (6/27/12) Contact: Division of Public Programs 202-606-8269 HHS – PPHF 2012: Community Transformation Grants – Small Communities Programs $70M (7/31/12) Contact: Vivian Walker or Jennifer Kohr 770-488-2700 HHS – Technical Assistance to Refugee Programs and Services to Asylees $2M (7/23/12) Contact: app_support@acf.hhs.gov Bank of America Charitable Foundation – Workforce Development and Educational Programs $15M (7/2/12) Contact: www.bankofamerica.com/foundation
  5. 5.  Organize Documentations  Proposal Writing Tips 501 (c) (3) Certificate, DUNS Number,  Develop a comprehensive, and compelling Tax Identification Number, CCR proposal – use accurate/current data Registration, IRS 990 & DCRA Certificate explaining why the funder should care, of Good Standing, Indirect Cost Rate how your approach is different, & can make an impact List of Key Office Personnel, Board of Directors, Consultants, and Partners along  Demonstrate how your proposal meets the with their current bios and resumes needs of the target population rather than yours otherwise you might set yourself up Organizational Strategic Plan including – for failure Mission, Goals and Objectives, and Evaluation Methodology – Operating  Describe the existing gap – e.g. Budget, & Audited Financial Statements knowledge, resource, or service – what is ought to be, and how funding can improve Utilize the Funding Alert, GIRC, the proposed solution Foundation Center, Grants.gov to identify grants and eligibility requirements  Identify collaboration opportunities – built on shared values, missions, and resources
  6. 6.  Definition  Collaboration Process  To work jointly with other people  Bringing People Together or organizations with which you  Creating an Organization are not immediately connected, in Foundation order to achieve a common goal  Take Action and Evaluate Goal Progress  Identify opportunities to leverage  Allow for Continuity resources that foster more Please note that this process is effective capacity building and based on the Collaboration resource development Handbook:Creating, Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey by Michael Winer and Karen Ray
  7. 7.  12th Annual Public Private Partnership Conference – “Nonprofits in a Global Age: Adjusting to the Virtual World” Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 6/12/12 (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Visit OPGS’ website @ www.opgs.dc.gov for more details Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers’ Revised Common Grant Application – The Foundation Center 1627 K St. NW, 6/20/12. Contact 202-331-1400 Eight-Week Grantwriting Course, OPGS 300 E St. NW, Monday 7/2/12-8/13/12 from 6-8 p.m. Contact Pat Henry, 202- 727-0946
  8. 8. OPGS Contact InformationOffice Address: 300 E St. NW, Washington , DC 20001Main Office Number: (202) 727-8900; FAX (202) 727-1652Director, Lafayette A. Barnes (202) 727-8901, email:Lafayette.Barnes@dc.govDeputy Director/Manager, Nonprofit and Faith based Relations:Pat G. Henry (202) 727-0946, email: Pat.Henry@dc.govDonations Manager, Cesar Vence (202) 727-7996, email:Cesar.Vence@dc.govSpecial Projects Volunteer: Kathy DeBoe, (202) 727-7998, email:Kathy.Deboe@dc.govStaff Assistant: Keyen Blakely, (202) 727-8900, email:Keyen.Blakely@dc.gov

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