Thursday, August 15, 2013

Did Someone say Free Money?

Who raises $$$ for GRANTS to serve the Ohio birding community and beyond?? OOS and MBS!! Who can apply for funding?? Any non-profit organization, with a IRS 501 (c)3 designation, whose objectives are related to birds, the birding community, and the preservation, enhancement, or creation of bird habitat (see link below to apply). How much has been donated in the past?? More than $30,000!

Midwest Birding Symposium donates the majority of its net proceeds to support conservation-oriented organizations and programs. In 2009, MBS donations totaled $10,000 thanks to a matching donation from The Ohio Ornithological Society. In 2011, donations doubled to $20,000 thanks again to matching funds from the OOS. For 2013, we hope to generate even more money for conservation, and we have a lot of GREAT prizes to raffle off this year. Donations of prizes are still being accepted.Tickets for the MBS Conservation Raffle are $5 for 1 ticket, $10 for 3 tickets, or $20 for 10 tickets. You don't need to be present to win. Winners will be announced each night in Hoover Auditorium.

After each MBS, the MBS hosts select a small number of conservation organizations, projects, and other worthy causes to receive contributions from the MBS Conservation Fund. For the 2013 MBS we're asking interested organizations/representatives to complete and return a one-page funding application.

The Midwest Birding Symposium 2013: Welcome!

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