It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Our CFO

Our long- time CFO, Matt Deeb, is leaving The Trust in early May to work for a local investment firm. His career began with the then Baptist Healing Trust on March 1, 2004.  Many of you know Matt as a patient budget coach, a financial guru, and as the lone male on our staff.  Around the office, Matt is known …

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7 Tips to Make the Best of Your Internship

As a college and graduate student, I have been told that internships are important and can open crucial doors for my career. “Get an internship and all the doors will be open,” they said. But is it really that simple and straightforward?  I am a full-time graduate student with an internship and a part time job who is trying to …

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5 Things I learned as an Intern at The Healing Trust

In many non-profit and ministry settings, employees need a diverse skill set. Working on the ground, especially in communities where resources are limited, requires wearing many hats and being prepared for the unexpected. I came to my internship at The Healing Trust as a third-year divinity school student, with experience in community organizing, chaplaincy, and congregational ministry. Although I have …

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Why We All Need a Succession Plan

When I was Board Chair of a nonprofit, I remember the conversations about needing a succession plan for our CEO. We struggled as an organization to develop one because we didn’t really know what a succession plan was. In our experience, staff transitions went like this: someone gives a two weeks’ notice, the organization posts the job, someone interviews candidates, …

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The Necessity of Stepping Away: How a Local Nonprofit Leader used Sabbatical to Become a Better Leader

The Refuge Center for Counseling was the first nonprofit to receive a Sabbatical Grant from The Healing Trust.  Sabbatical Grants provide support for a nonprofit organization during a period of Sabbatical for the nonprofit CEOs/Executive Director’s renewal. Amy Alexander, LMFT and Executive Director of The Refuge Center, shared her experience utilizing this unique opportunity. What did you do during your Sabbatical? Amy: During …

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Q4 2017 Grantees Announced!

Congratulations to the 16 nonprofits that were collectively awarded over $700,000 in our Q4 2017 Grant Cycle! This quarter’s grants brings our grant making to over $79 million since 2002. Check them out!

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A Reviewer’s POV: the top 10 mistakes that we see in grant applications

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. Here are the top 10 mistakes that we see in grant proposals: The needs assessment section needs more detail. There will always …

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