PBWM will Award Grants in May 2014

Grant Applications Available Now Through March 31, 2014 

The Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis (PBWM), an organization with a focus on supporting programs or projects geared towards economic self-sufficiency, is seeking grant applications. The deadline for submission is Monday, March 31, 2014.

The organization is accepting applications for programs focusing on, but not limited to, career development, education, entrepreneurship, scholarship and health. The application and requirement guidelines can be downloaded from the website at www.pbwmemphis.org.

“In this economy, budgets are being cut left and right. Our organization is determined to provide assistance to a few organizations that we believe are having an impact in the community.” ~ Mary McDaniel, Chairman, PBWM

Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis was founded in January 2005. The organization has nine members which include McDaniel, Debra Evans, Edith Kelly-Green, Carolyn Chism Hardy, Monice Moore Hagler, Deidre Malone, Belinda Watkins and Lashell Vaughn.

The 2013 recipients included The Boys and Girls Club of Memphis, The Girl Scouts Heart of the South, and the Soulsville Foundation. Past recipients include the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, DeNeuville, Blackhawks, Booker T. Washington High School Girls Basketball team, New Ballet Ensemble, College Bound of Memphis, Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Memphis Cultural Arts Enrichment Center, Amateur Athletic Union and the Watoto De Afrika.

2nd Annual Free New Entrepreneur Symposium Sponsored by The Carter Malone Group

The Carter Malone Group LLC, one of the largest female-owned public relations firms in the Mid-south, owned by Deidre Malone, will be hosting two free symposiums. This is the 2nd Annual Controlling How the Cookie Crumbles: Educating and Empowering Entrepreneurs Symposiums starting Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church at 9:00 a.m. and on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Orange Mound Community Center.

This symposium is designed to target women and minorities who are interested in starting a business or are new business owners. Information will be shared about the staples any business needs to get off the ground including a strong business plan, industry benchmarking, utilizing resources within the community, marketing and much more.

Seasoned industry leaders will serve as speakers for this symposium including Dr. Floyd Tyler, Founder/President of Preserver Partners and Fred Jones, Founder/President of SMC Entertainment/the Southern Heritage Classic, Nita Black – MAP Momentum, Alandas Dobbins – Memphis Office of Resource Enterprise, Natasha Donerson – Success Unlimited, Cynthia Norwood with alt.Consulting and participants from last year’s seminars will give testimonials on how this helped their business.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at both events. Program begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon.

“Last year was amazing and we look forward to more attendees learning from successful business owners and taking what they’ve learned back to their businesses or propelling them to start a business,” said Deidre Malone, President and CEO of The Carter Malone Group. “This series of symposiums is designed to help individuals learn from industry leaders and have an opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs in the area.”

A $1,500 grant and other benefits will be awarded in April to the person who submits the best business plan based on what they’ve learned at the symposium. Admission to the symposiums will be a donation for the Shelby County Rape Crisis Center. The center is in need of the following: sweat pants, sweat shirts, t-shirts and undergarments (sizes should vary for all.) 

There is limited seating for these symposiums so registration is required.
For more information call, The Carter Malone Group (901) 278-0881.
To register for one of the events please click this link to register: REGISTER 

Presentations from Speakers:

The National Civil Rights Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum

The Carter Malone Group, LLC (CMG) worked with The National Civil Rights Museum’s (NCRM) Communications team to develop and implement an integrated marketing communications strategy for the grand re-opening of the museum February 1 – March 4, 2014.

CMG was responsible for: concept, development, execution, marketing and public relations. There were a number of events associated with the re-opening that CMG was responsible for that included: the NCRM Drop the Mic Poetry Slam; the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act; the Breaking of the Chains Grand Re-opening Ceremony and Community Day.

CMG accomplished the defined goals of the plan: to increase national awareness; reintroduce the NCRM to target audiences through an integrated marketing communications; develop special events to increase museum memberships; and recruit and retain corporate partners.

The earned broadcast, print and online placements returned more than 900 placements on major network affiliates (ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC) and other national and local networks for a promotional value that exceeded $1.3 million.