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Giving Tuesday is here | Check-In Survey | Resources you may need

Today is “Giving Tuesday,” and it couldn’t come at a better time! Today, people are leveraging their generosity to remain connected and heal. Whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every generous act counts. We hope our nonprofit readers are leaning into this day as an extra reason to reach out to both current and prospective donors.

Speaking of which … this is a critical time for nonprofits in Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana to stay connected. In just the last six weeks, CNPE has attracted more than 1,000 participants to our COVID-related webinars, and more than 1,400 people have downloaded the worksheet we created to facilitate PPP loans. We can make these and many other resources possible due to our members and the generosity of our supporters and volunteers. If you are not yet a CNPE member, please join us. If you can donate to CNPE, please do. Thank you.

Take CNPE’s Check-In Survey this week
We sent you an email announcement yesterday about CNPE’s Check-In Survey, which is open all week. We need to hear from the nonprofits in Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana so we can continue to respond to your needs – and help funders to do so, too. Please, take this survey. We really care about how you are doing right now.

Rawlings Foundation offering free access to event space in Oldham County
CityPlace and The Rawlings Foundation recently announced a new grant for churches and non­profits to provide event space for organizational, ministry, and fundraising activities. (It’s even large enough to maintain social distancing.) In exchange, you just have to set up and clean up your event. Details here.

Impact 100 Louisville offering $100,000 grants if you act this week
Impact 100 Louisville logoHere’s a $100,000 “impact grant” opportunity if you act quickly: Impact 100 Louisville is accept­ing letters of intent through this Friday, May 8, from Kentucky 501(c)(3) nonprofits in (1) arts or culture; (2) education; (3) environment, recreation, or preservation; (4) family; or (5) health and well­ness. Impact grants of $100,000 each are based upon applicants’ demonstrated need and should be consistent with Impact 100 Louisville’s mission, target population, and service area. Get details and submit your letter of intent here.

Federal Reserve expanding the scope, eligibility for its Main Street Lending Program
This just in: The Federal Reserve announced on April 30 that it is expanding the scope of its “Main Street Lending Program.” The minimum loan amount is $500,000 (maximum up to $25 million); interest rates will be LIBOR + 3% (so will be under 4% currently). The loans are NOT forgivable, but nonprofits can apply if they need funds at that scale. Details here. [Editor’s Note: This announcement was retracted. Nonprofits are NOT included in this program.]

Upcoming CEO Roundtable webinars

  • TomorrowWednesday, May 6, at 9:00 AM, you can get expert advice from Molly Penn on Scenario Planning: How to Lead through Uncertainty. Molly will discuss why scenario planning is vital to your organization’s sustainability. Get details and register here.
  • Then, this Thursday, May 7, at 9:00 AM, CPAs Becky Phillips and Theresa Batliner, of MCM CPAs & Advisors, will walk us through what nonprofits who got PPP loans need to do to maximize how much of those loans get forgiven. This area is complex; if you got a PPP loan, you will want to attend “Forgive Us Our [PPP] Debts.” Get details and register here.

Free “microlearning” opportunities from Leadership Louisville
Our friends at the Leadership Louisville Center recently launched a series of free “microlearning” webinars from their Leadership Green Room, from high-profile leaders. Two took place in April (replays available), one (with Marshall Goldsmith) is at 3:00 PM today, and two are later in May. Details here.

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 over 220 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.”

Nature 365 logoCNPE Self-Care Tip of the Day: Take a minute with nature every day. Nature365.tv makes this easy by sending you a daily email with astounding, calming 40- to 80-second videos of nature scenes. Sign up here.

Hang in there. CNPE has your back. We hope you feel the love of your supporters today. Stay well. And take our survey!

My best,

Ann L. Coffey, CEO

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