Have you always wanted to create a new networking group of advancement professionals at other institutions, but needed some funding to get it off the ground?
Have you and a few colleagues at some other District II institutions wanted to bring in a nationally recognized speaker for a cross-institution professional development program, but lacked the resources to make it happen?
Have you wanted some funding to create a mini-conference on a topic that doesn't seem to be covered at the annual District conferences?
The District II Venture Capital Fund is for you.
In 2007, the CASE District II Board created the Venture Capital Fund as a means to support fresh and innovative programming ideas within the District II membership. The formal purpose of the VC Fund is "to provide support for professional development/ networking opportunities initiated and organized by advancement professionals at District II member institutions." This initiative is a complement to, not duplication of, the funds that are directed toward priorities designated by the District II board.
A total of $30,000 in venture capital is available for the year ahead.
Grants of $500 - $2,500 are available through the Venture Capital Fund. Grant applications are reviewed bi-annually. Application deadlines are mid September for the fall and mid March for the spring.
All applications for Venture Capital funding will be given thorough consideration.
Successful applications will most likely meet some of the following criteria:
Watch a brief presentation about the Venture Capital Fund.
Paul J. Adamo, (Co-Chair)
Stephen A. Dare, (Co-Chair)