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eNews: Give for Good day next week | CNPE annual conference canceled | Raise your voice (September 10, 2020)

Give for Good day next week, September 17
The Community Foundation of Louisville’s popular Give for Good Louisville day continues to build momentum. This year’s 24-hour event, which includes some matching funds and contests based on most funds contributed during different time windows, begins at 12:00 AM on Thursday, September 17.This year, more than 500 nonprofit organizations have signed up to participate. If your nonprofit is one of them, now is the time to lean into promoting this event to your current and prospective donors. If you are a person who wants to support nonprofits in Greater Louisville, now is also an excellent time to learn more about some smaller or newer nonprofits that could use your help. The Community Foundation has compiled lists of nonprofit organizations that: (a) serve people disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and (b) have an explicit mission to advance racial justice and equity.

CNPE pyramidCNPE is participating in this year’s Give for Good day – and we could use your support. We elevate, align, and grow Greater Louisville’s nonprofit landscape so that the work you’re doing can leave a bigger footprint. With professional developmentconsultationcommunity events, and more, we believe in the power of strong nonprofits and work hard to make sure each nonprofit has the chance to become the best version of their organization possible. On Give for Good day, you can contribute to CNPE here.

CNPE CHANGEMAKERS Conference canceled for 2020
We delayed the decision as long as we could, but we have definitely canceled our annual CHANGEMAKERS Conference for 2020, formerly scheduled for this October. We plan to resume the conference in the fall of 2021, and of course will supply details once we finalize them. Canceling this event was poignant, since we were going to celebrate its being our 20th annual convening. But we plan to be back stronger than ever next fall – and we have other exciting programming for 2020 that we will be announcing soon.

You still have time to add your voice to the collective, here
CAN logo, croppedYou can help CNPE as we begin an ambitious initiative: the Com­munity Activation Net­work (CAN). CAN is a network of people and organizations who aspire to create and nurture a thriving non­profit / social impact eco­system marked by inclusion, co-creation, inter­dependence, and action. You can learn more about CAN here.

CAN is all about facilitating information flow. We are asking you to answer some open‑ended interview questions about nonprofit organizations and their funders. You can do that here. Please respond by 5:00 PM on Friday, September 18.

James Graham Brown Foundation steps up with $10M more COVID-19 support
On September 2, the James Graham Brown Foundation announced that it is committing another $10 million over the next 18 months to support local nonprofits struggling with the effects of the pandemic. The aid will take the form of grants and zero-interest loans, supporting nonprofits focusing on (a) education and workforce, (b) community and economic prosperity, and (c) quality of life, with an emphasis on equity. Details here.

Grants to improve mobility for seniors, disabled
TARC is seeking grant applications so they can award federal funds for projects that improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation services and improving mobility options available. Learn more at a video conference on Thursday, September 17, at 10:00 AM (email Russ Greenleaf by September 16 to attend). Apply by October 15; details here.

Speed bump
The Speed Art Museum’s director Stephen Reily announced last week that he will stay in his current role only through next spring. He has served successfully as the Speed’s director for more than three years, beginning a year after it reopened following a complete renovation. A committee of the Speed’s board has already begun a nationwide search for a replacement.

Free webinar: Using LiveHealth online
LiveHealth logoLiveHealth Online lets users visit with a board-certified doctor, psychiatrist, or therapist on their smartphones, tablets, or computers with a webcam. It’s an easy, convenient way to get the care you need whether you’re at home, at work, or on the go. During this free webinar, from noon to 12:30 PM on Wednesday, Sep­tember 16, Natasha Sherman, a Director at LiveHealth Online, will help you understand what a video visit is like, commonly treated conditions, the type of care you can receive online, how much a video visit costs, and more. You can register here. One lucky attendee will receive a $50 gift card.

Webinar: Learn how your organization can benefit from shared services
Nonprofit leaders must divide their energy between pro­grammatic work and managing back-office demands, including admin­istra­tion, finance, human resources, information tech­nol­ogy, and compliance. You can’t outsource your mission, but you may be able to outsource some of the back-office functions that can divert attention from that mission.

Join us on Wednesday, September 23, at 2:00 PM as we hear from IMPACTV, an organiza­tion formed by like-minded nonprofit organizations to deliver strategic, pro­fessional back-office services to other nonprofits. You’ll learn how shared services can help your organization reduce costs and risks, improve purchasing power and operating efficiency, and foster collaboration that leads to program innovation. Free for members; $25 for non-members. Register here.

Webinar: Grant-Writing Boot Camp, Part 2 (Fall/Winter Grants)
Remember, if you participated in Part 1 of this boot camp on September 3, be sure to attend Part 2 on Thursday, September 24, from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. Popular expert Jason Adkins will continue to delve into budgeting, sustainability, and readability for grant writers.

Thanks for all you do to support our community. CNPE is here to help. Please stay in touch. We hope that Give for Good day is a big success for your nonprofit organization.

My best,

Ann L. Coffey, CEO
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