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Add your voice to the collective
CNPE has begun 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, ultimately, action. You can learn more about CAN here.CAN is all about facilitating the flow of information. Throughout this initiative, we will be collecting and sharing ideas and perspectives from every corner of the local nonprofit community. We already got written interview responses from an initial group of nonprofit stakeholders, summarized here. But that was just the initial step. Now, we are asking you to answer some open‑ended interview questions about nonprofit organizations and their funders.

The CAN online interview should only take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. You can answer the questions here. We’d like your answers by 5 PM, Wednesday, September 9. We will share the results of these interviews with our community in various formats and forums in the coming months.

Help us to hear other voices! Please encourage the nonprofit associates and stakeholders in your network to participate in the interview process. Be watching for details as we get more input from you and others who want our local nonprofit sector to thrive.

CNPE CHANGEMAKERS Conference for 2020 canceled
The uncertainty engendered by the COVID-19 outbreak has made it impractical for CNPE to proceed with its 2020 CHANGEMAKERS Conference this October 9. We are canceling with regret, as we had planned to celebrate CNPE’s 20th conference in a big way.

The good news is that we have exciting programming lined up for the rest of 2020. Watch future eNews messages and our website for details soon.

River Heritage Conservancy Park Livestream Rollout Event Tomorrow
River Heritage LogoRiver Heritage Conservancy is a nonprofit dedicated to creating, maintaining, and preserving a world-class park-scape along the Ohio River from Jeffersonville to New Albany. The Conservancy will livestream its master plan for the public on Thurs­day, August 27, at 5:30 PM. Helping to roll out the park plan will be Guillermo Penalosa from 8-80 Cities and the project’s lead designer, Cindy Sanders, from OLIN Studio.

Leadership Louisville offering nonprofits a discount for its virtual programs
Our friends at the Leadership Louisville Center are offering special discounts for non­profits for its four remaining 2020 courses (which are now virtual; follow links for details; you may have to contact LLC directly to secure the nonprofit discount):

  • September: Storytelling is just $450 for nonprofits ($900 standard)
  • October: Leading Virtually with The Blanchard Companies is also just $450 for nonprofits ($695 standard)
  • November: Search Inside Yourself (developed at Google) has been lowered from $1350 to $750  if you register by October 16 (scholarships are available)
  • December: Difficult Conversations is just $400 for nonprofits ($450 standard)

 Webinar: Grant-Writing Boot Camp, Part 1 (Fall/Winter Grants)
Fall and Winter treesThe grant cycle keeps turning, and it’s already time for the Fall/Winter season. If you’re new to the application process – or just want to brush up on current best practices – you’ll want to attend our Grant-Writing Boot Camp, Part 1, from 9:00 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.)

Free webinar: Working with SSI/SSDI – A Level-2 Certification Class
Join Donna Mundy of the Center for Accessible Living for this training on Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and the questions surrounding them concerning employment and asset building. CNPE offers these certification classes in cooperation with the City of Louisville. This session runs from 10:00 to noon on Monday, September 3. You can register here.

Free webinar: Using LiveHealth online (new date!)
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.

During this free webinar, from noon to 12:30 on WednesdaySeptember 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.

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

My best,

Ann L. Coffey, CEO