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eNews: Harnessing volunteers’ energy | Finding an event sponsor (August 17, 2020)

Tapping into volunteer help
Volunteer handsThis weekend, Governor Beshear announced the launch of “Volunteer Kentucky,” a new platform to connect volunteers with nonprofits/ agencies. This statewide program already has 41 agencies signed up, with about 1/3 in Greater Louisville. If your nonprofit relies on volunteer effort – or could benefit from it – consider signing up here.Of course, Metro United Way also has a robust volunteer recruitment system, with dozens of Greater Louisville agencies participating. If your nonprofit is not already registered with MUW, you can do that here.You may be on the other side of this equation: If you have skills and time to share, you can also sign up as a volunteer at either site.

Webinar: Snagging the elusive event sponsor
Fishing NetSponsorships are a great source of revenue and contacts. They can drive individ­ual giving, the most important piece of the philanthropic pie. But for many event organizers and fund­raisers, potential sponsors are hard to find, and even harder to convert. Add to that a worldwide pandemic and the challenges just increase as we move many of our nonprofit events to virtual alternatives.

Join Liz Hack with Griffin Fundraising and Marketing TOMORROWTuesdayAugust 18, at 9 AM as she shares tips on how you can gain and retain event sponsors. This webinar, “Gain­ing & Retain­ing Event Sponsors,” is $25 for members and $50 for nonmembers; you can get details and sign up here. Plenty of spots still available.

Free webinar: Using LiveHealth online
LiveHealth 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.

LiveHealth logoDuring this free webinar, from noon to 12:30 on TuesdayAugust 25, Natasha Sherman, a Director at LiveHealth Online, will help you understand what a video visit is like, the commonly treated conditions, the type of care you can receive online, how much a video visit costs, and more! You can register here and learn something while you eat lunch at your desk next Tuesday.

Webinar: Grant-Writing Boot Camp, Part 1 (Fall/Winter Grants)
Fall and Winter treesThe grant cycle turns relentlessly, and it’s already time for the Fall/Winter season. If you’re new to the application process – or just want to make sure you are following current best practices – you’ll want to attend our popular Grant-Writing Boot Camp, Part 1, from 9 to 10:30 on Thursday, September 3. Part 2, a continuation of Part 1, will take place three weeks later, on September 24.

Popular grant-writing expert Jason Adkins will recap the topics from the summer boot camp, then dig into the essential topics of budgeting, sustainability, and readability. The cost for BOTH Part 1 on September 3 and Part 2 on September 24 is $55 for members and $75 for non-members. You can register 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.)

CNPE Self-Help Tip: Feed your brain some poetry
Poem-a-day logoWhile working distantly from colleagues, our brains can get starved for new ideas, fresh metaphors, well-crafted phrases. You can fill your verbal tank every day simply by reading a poem. Subscribe to Poem-a-Day here (scroll to bottom of page to sign up). The site features over 250 previously unpublished poems from contemporary authors. This summer, Poem-a-Day is dedicated to Black poets.

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

My best,

Ann L. Coffey, CEO