DSAIA Digest: March 2012

Thu, March 08, 2012 2:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

DS Leaders Converge on Washington 


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Leaders from across the nation arrived in Washington, D.C. last week to attend the Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action Leadership Conference and the National Down Syndrome Society's (NDSS) Buddy Walk on Washington. After spending Thursday, March 1st visiting legislators on Capitol Hill, 225 individuals spent time learning, sharing and networking to improve their service capacity to their membership at the annual conference.  


Highlighted by a much-anticipated opening plenary session

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Dr. Browning addresses attendees during Opening Plenary.

by Dr. Bev Browning, author of Grantwriting for Dummies, the conference brought rave reviews.  "It was such a great feeling to know that my Board member (who paid for herself) was going to have a great time and that it would be worth her time and money," said Nancy Litteken, Club 21 Learning & Resource Center.  "And it was! She loved it.  All the members of the committee were warm and helpful and communicated how much every member was valued and an important part of a larger community."


While attendees will take their information home to their organizations to process and implement, the DSAIA Conference Committee will begin preparations for February 21-24, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Save the date on your calendar now!


DSAIA Members Receive New Grantwriting Resource


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Today, nonprofits struggle to secure increasingly competitive

and hard-to-find grants. With fewer resources and growing demands, nonprofits have had to be resourceful on all grant seeking fronts. Last week during her plenary presentation, Dr. Bev Browning announced DSAIA's newest VIP Program: subscriptions to Nonprofit One-Stop by eCivis for ALL members as a no-cost benefit of membership.  
Nonprofit One-Stop by eCivis provides top-quality research and training to nonprofit organizations from top grant professionals. Nonprofit One-Stop isn't just an electronic catalog of funder and grant profiles. It's a professional research team providing you with analysis of what a nonprofit organization needs to survive, thrive, and win! Through this DSAIA VIP Offer, you receive nearly $6,500 in value at no cost to your organization! Let One-Stop open the door to your group's sustainability by taking advantage of this incredible offer.  To find out more about the program, click here.  If you are a member of DSAIA and have not received your invitation email, please contact us today.

21 Quotes in 21 Days 



DSAIA is proud to promote World Down Syndrome Day through the "21 Quotes in 21 Days by People with Trisomy 21." The campaign utilizes email and social media to spread a great awareness message.  Special thanks goes to Gail Williamson of Down Syndrome Arts and Media( for coordinating the campaign this year for DSAIA.  To submit a quote for consideration, contact Gail at today.  If you are not receiving the daily emails, please subscribe to our mailing list today.  Be sure to share these with your membership via Facebook share or Twitter. 


Back By Popular Demand:  Great VIP Savings! 


Bobux Baby Shoes Offer 


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Thinking about marketing your walk to new parents with a Baby Bootie Promotion?  Or perhaps you're looking for an extra item to place in your Welcome Baby Package?  Back by popular demand, he DSAIA/Bobux Baby Bootie Offer pairs a great product with an attractive price. 


DSAIA members can take advantage of this quality product with great savings!  Regularly priced at $30 per pair, your organization can purchase Bobux shoes for only $14.25 per pair.  You'll save over 50%!  And some discontinued styles will be available for even less!  Prices do not include shipping. Offer valid until December 31, 2012.


To view a video detailing a great "baby shoes" promotion aimed at increasing your walk revenue and new parent attendance, click here.



Band of Angels Package 


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Save $30 when you purchase a Band of Angels customizedsupport package as a DSAIA member!  Receive the award-winning Common Threads soft cover book,My Baby Can! 18 Month Developmental Calendar(boy or girl cover), Inspirational DVD, Hi, I'm Benchildren's book, and both a large and small 'Halo with a Twist' pin!  The total retail value of this package is $65.

I want to tell you what WONDERFUL time I had at the conference. I learned so much and came away with lots of ideas for our organization. -Barb Waddle, The Upside of Downs of Northeast Ohio


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