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Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Roger Kaufman Exemplary Community Agency Award

In association with the United Partners for Human Services (UPHS), the selected agency will be recognized by the 21st Century Council at the May 2017 UPHS Conference in Tallahassee and presented with a $1000.00 check.

Application Due Date

March 10, 2017

Eligible Agencies

All State of Florida registered nonprofits providing direct services to members of the Tallahassee-Leon County community are eligible to apply.

Selection Process

A review team will consider submissions that include sections from existing agency grant proposals, grant reports, annual reports, evaluations or research papers that illustrate the effective utilization of data, especially local data, for identifying and prioritizing client and/or community needs. The material should also document the agency’s program impact and outcomes that show the mitigation of the identified need(s) and measurable benefits to the clients served.

Please refer to the award selection criteria for more information.


The cover sheet and materials to be considered may be mailed or submitted electronically.

Mailed applications should be sent to 21st Century Council, P.O. Box 10312, Tallahassee FL 32302 and must be postmarked no later than March 10, 2015.

Electronic submissions must be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and received by midnight, March 10, 2015.


Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking applications for funding under the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative. This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting mentoring programs to reduce juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, truancy, and other problem and high-risk behaviors.

For more information and to apply, visit the Grants.gov Mentoring Opportunities for Youth page.

UPHS 2016-2017 Training Schedule

We are pleased to announce our 2016-2017 Training Schedule. All trainings are published to the Calendar and will be updated with time and location information as it becomes available.


  • October 12: Board 101 (in collaboration with Leadership Tallahassee) (three dates -- October, January 18 & March 22)
  • October 13: Resource Development – How to Cultivate Major Donors (in collaboration with Association of Fundraising Professionals of the Big Bend and INIE)
  • October 28: Board recruitment – the Board’s Role


  • November 14: IT and Equipment Needs for the Nonprofit


  • December 2: Program Design, Program Outcomes and Program Evaluation
  • December 15: Workforce Training and Employment Assistance Opportunities in Leon County (UPHS Membership Holiday Luncheon, CareerSource)


  • January 12: CHSP Budget Preparation and Presentation, Part 1
  • January 18: Board 101 (in collaboration with Leadership Tallahassee)


  • February 9: CHSP Budget Preparation and Presentation, Part 2
  • February 23: Computer Security Common Sense


  • March 22: Board 101 (in collaboration with Leadership Tallahassee)
  • March 31: Bylaws: How to enhance fiduciary responsibilities of Board members


  • April 7: Building Effective Community Partnerships (UPHS Membership meeting)


  • May 10: UPHS Annual Conference


  • June 15: Media Relations for Nonprofits


  • July 25: Key Responsibilities and Competencies for the Executive Director and the Nonprofit Board – Who does what?


  • September 15: Tallahassee Human Services Sector – Are We a Collaborative Community? (UPHS Membership meeting)

UPHS Advocacy Forums

UPHS will hold at least 4 membership advocacy forums on:

  • Housing: 2 forums (dates to be determined)
  • CHSP: 2 forums (dates to be determined)

UPHS 2015 Webinar Series

SAVE THE DATES! Annoucing the 2015 UPHS Webinar Series.

NOTE: You can view past webinars on our Webinars page.

Each Webinar will contain 35 minutes of instruction with PowerPoint slides and 10 minutes for Q and A.

  • September 10 -- LinkedIn for Nonprofit Professionals -- How to maximize the benefits of LinkedIn for your long-term career goals and your current nonprofit employer
    • 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    • Instructor: Megan Hollis, Career Liaison, Florida State University Career Center
  • September 23 – Six Strategies for Active Supervision
    • 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    • Instructor: Carol Edwards, Director of Training, Community Based Care of the Big Bend
  • September 29 – #Giving Tuesday: Plans that Work
    • 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    • Instructors: Colette Podgorski, Director of Development, Florida State University; Jessica Lowe-Minor, Executive Director, Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence

If you participate in the live webinar you will be able to engage in the Q and A portion.

Look for registration information on the Calendar about 10 days before the scheduled webinar. Please email Ellen Piekalkiewicz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to receive registration information.

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