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CNPE eNews: KNN’s new Check-In Survey | Reporting on the Black experience | Ethical nonprofit marketing (July 16, 2020)

KNN and Grantmakers surveying nonprofits in Kentucky and Southern Indiana
The Kentucky Nonprofit Network has again partnered with Grantmakers of Kentucky on a 15-minute survey to check in on Kentucky’s nonprofits. The survey addresses the issues you are facing, the impact of COVID-19, and how you are moving forward. (You can see the questions here; the sponsors want only one survey response per organization.) Your responses will help inform KNN, grantmakers, and other partners on how to best to support the sector – and your responses are vital to our advocacy efforts on the sector’s behalf.We encourage you to take this important survey. The deadline is next Monday, July 20.

Reporting on the Black experience in America for the next 100 years
The Gallup organization has just announced a bold plan to launch The Center on Black Voices – an ongoing, independent study of Black life in America. The breadth and length of the project are impressive: They hope to capture “the nuanced and varying experience” of 40 million Black citizens for the next 100 years in areas ranging from justice to education to economic opportunity. You can see the launch announcement here and sign up for updates on The Center on Black Voices here.

Ethical nonprofit marketing: Strategies for a more just and equitable recovery
Scales of justice iconAt this CNPE webinar at 9 AM next Thursday, July 23, Deon Stokes will help you position your non­profit to even greater good and impact as we start to recover from this pandemic, mounting recessionary worries, and racial injustice protests. She can help you craft a strong marketing plan using a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) lens. This webinar is free to members but $50 for nonmembers; details and registration here.

Connecting in an isolating world – managing, fundraising, and communicating virtually
Connection iconCommunicating virtually is a learnable skill – it even presents its own opportunities and benefits. In this webinar at 9 AM on Thursday, July 30, Beverly Bartlett, Senior Strategist at C2 Com­munications, will share valuable tips and techniques to help you get your point across, keep your audience’s attention, and elevate your virtual impact. This webinar is $25 for members and $50 for nonmembers; details and registration here.

(We don’t want cost to prevent members from attending our webinars. If it is, please ask for a scholarship. To become a member, see the link at the bottom of this eNews.)

New CEO at Wesley House Community Services
Wesley House Community Services, a nonprofit active since 1903, recently named Patricia Keene Williams as its new CEO; she will assume the role in August. Ms. Williams will replace President and CEO Dr. Renee Campbell, who has served with distinction since 1988. We congratulate both leaders.

Thanks for all you are doing to support our community. CNPE is here to help. Please stay in touch.

My best,

Ann L. Coffey, CEO