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CNPE eNews: COVID-related webinars | Grants for Arts Projects (May 12, 2020)

COVID-related webinars | Grants for Arts Projects

Today is Kentucky Gives Day – a statewide, 24-hour giving event now in its eighth year, with more than 650 Kentucky nonprofits participating. We hope that all our readers who launched online fundraising events today enjoy great success with them.

Upcoming CEO Roundtable webinars

  • This Thursday, May 14, at 2:00 PM, we will dig into pandemic-related HR issues. Jennifer Wheatley and Amy Olds of HR Affiliates will talk about “Getting Back to Business.” They will offer a framework on reopening, consider workplace logistics, address handling employees who can’t/won’t return once recalled, suggest new COVID-related policies and procedures you need, how to handle sickness, and managing the “new normal.” You can register here.
  • On Tuesday, May 19, at 9:00 AM, we’re going to lean in to diversity, equity and inclusion, with COVID-19 and Nonprofits: A Matter of Equity – Perspectives for the Visionary Leader. Diversity speaker and consultant Michele Shelton will provide insight for nonprofit leaders on how to endure current challenges and prepare for the new normal when the pandemic ends. She’ll address the impact of the coronavirus response on (a) socioeconomic inequities; (b) the power and position of nonprofits; (c) the future of donor relations; and (d) advancing your mission. You can register here.
  • Then, on Thursday, May 21, at 9:00 AM, we’ll consider how the pandemic has affected the role of volunteers. In Volunteer Management during COVID-19, staff from Serve Kentucky will help you redesign volunteer programs to achieve your mission while keeping volunteers safe. They will present free resources you can use, including (a) Volunteer Kentucky, a recruitment and management platform, and (b) the Points of Light Service Enterprise method for designing virtual volunteering opportunities. You can register here.

NOTE: Our recent webinar on PPP loan forgiveness was popular, and we had more questions than our presenters could answer in the time allotted. But here are written answers to the questions we didn’t get to address then. (And here are the presentation slides.)

Grants for Arts Projects
The National Endowment for the Arts is offering cost-share/matching grants of $10,000 to $100,000 in a newly constituted “Grants for Arts Projects” principal grants program. We hope that many of our readers in the arts will already know about this NEA program. But if not, get details here.

CNPE’s Check-In Survey
Sincere thanks to the 227 nonprofits who responded to our Check-In Survey, which we ran all last week. We got a lot of useful information both on how you have been managing since the pandemic began and how you expect the pandemic to affect your mission and operations in the next three months. We will report back in detail on survey findings in the coming days.

Check “The List”: CNPE continually curates its useful COVID-19 Nonprofit Resources List. You will want to check it for updates.

Join our Facebook Group: Join almost 250 other folks on our Nonprofit Community Connection Facebook Group to engage informally with other local nonprofits and the CNPE staff on issues you are either struggling with or have had some success with. Our goal is “learning through crisis to build a better world.”

A word from CNPE: This is a critical time for nonprofits in Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana to stay connected. We can make all these resources possible due to the generosity of our supporters, the volunteers who present webinars, and the income we earn from membership fees. If you are not yet a CNPE member, please join now. If you can donate to CNPE, please do.

Woman stretchingCNPE Self-Care Tip of the Day: Stretching loosens your muscles, relieves muscle fatigue, and increases blood flow. If you’re totally spent by mid-afternoon, a stretch break will invigorate you in less time than it would take for a barista to whip up your usual skim latte. Just a few minutes of stretching increases blood flow through your entire body – including your brain.

Hang in there. CNPE has your back. We hope you’re getting the resources you need. Stay well.

My best,

Ann L. Coffey, CEO