News, Reviews & Resources   March, 2008
In this Issue ...
Beach Umbrella

It's amazing to think Easter is almost upon us! It's only mid-March, and we're still having a summer heatwave here in Melbourne.

For those of you downunder, we hope you are coping well with the heat and the water restrictions. And for our readers in the northern hemisphere, may the winter be treating you kindly!

We hope you'll find this month's resources interesting as well as useful. And don't forget to download the pdf file for more resources - including some with closing dates in early April!

Cheers, Sue & Chris
BJ Seminars International

FYA Partnership Grants
Two clasped hands

The Foundation for Young Australians is seeking applications from youth-led organisations for Partnership Grants 2008.

Partnership Grants is a two-stage funding opportunity supporting young peoples' participation in decision-making, that results in meaningful change for young people aged 12-25.

Through Partnership Grants, The Foundation seeks to provide an opportunity for groups and organisations to develop their own criteria in response to the needs of young people and their communities.

The partnership approach is based on developing youth-led initiatives together, using the shared resources and expertise of young people, the partner organisation and The Foundation.

For more information and to download application forms and guidelines, visit the Foundation For Young Australians web site or telephone the Foundation on 1800 252 316.

Applications Close 1 April 2008.

Brighten Your Day
Girl laughing with hands raised

Here are three resources to lift your spirit, inspire you or get you talking! :)

The Acres of Diamonds movie reminds us that what we're looking for might not be that far away after all. What's YOUR diamond?

The Possibility Movie is a wake-up call to believe in yourself .. and also to believe you CAN change the world! :)

And finally, visit Volume 24 of SOON - Seriously Optimistic Online News - from St Luke's Innovative Resources. Always a great read, this particular issue has information about their new Picture This card set - 75 colour photographs designed for conversation and reflection. A great resource!

STA Travel Trust
Two hands, with world and aeroplane

The STA Travel Trust provides financial support for travel to individuals and groups. The Trust was developed to assist individuals and community groups to explore the world and make their big ideas come to life.

Applications close 21 May 2008. The board meets annually in June and applications must reach the Sponsorship Coordinator no later than 21 May to be considered. There is no upper age limit, but applicants can not be less than eighteen years old.

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Resources for Nonprofits
Management in the Nonprofit Organisation

Tools of Change

Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

Network for Good (Learning Center)

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide

Fostering Sustainable Behavior
(Doug McKenzie-Mohr

Other Useful Websites

Adolescent Health Initiative Resources

National Resource Center on ADHD

Tool Kit for Creating Your Own Truancy Reduction Program

Promoting Effective Early Learning

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform

Healthy Teen Network
(Take the link to Research and Resources)


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