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eNews: Nonprofits need support from Washington | MUW Day of Action | Nonprofit leaders on the move | Take the CAN interview (September 2, 2020)

Remember the importance of advocacy
Bullhorn iconCongress has been in recess since August 8, and has only 22 working days between Labor Day and Election Day. The two houses of Congress could not agree on the scope of the latest COVID relief bill, and the House-passed HEROES Act and the Senate-passed HEALS Act are still far apart both in the amount to be funded and the specifics of unemployment insurance, PPP eligibility, and funds for state and local governments.We already know that nonprofits are struggling; they are going to need more help from Wash­ington to dig out of the pandemic and its related deep recession. Now is the time to contact your representatives to let them know you need their support. Waiting until after the election may be too late to provide real help. You can use www.usa.gov/elected-officials to find all your federal, state, and local representatives quickly.

Metro United Way Day of Action – register now if you need volunteers
MUW logoOur friends at Metro United Way are offering their annual Day of Action on Friday, October 16, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. In addition to the volunteers (and masks), MUW provides up to $300 as a stipend for supplies, on-site staff supervision, and refresh­ments. If your organization has in-person or virtual projects that need volunteer help then, you have until next Tuesday, September 8, to apply (selected project partners will be notified by Friday, September 11). Email Ashley Pirtle or call her at 502-292-6135 with questions.

Nonprofit leaders on the move

  • Louisville Fund for the Arts President and CEO Christen Boone recently announced that she will be leaving those roles after serving for seven years, raising over $50 million, and revitalizing the Fund. She will remain active in the nonprofit sector, and the Fund will begin a national search for her replacement. (Full disclosure: Ms. Boone serves on CNPE’s board.)
  • Kathey Sanders just joined Cedar Lake Foundation as their new Executive Director. She brings 20 years of experience in fundraising, administration, and supervisory experience. Most recently, Ms. Sanders served as the executive director of the Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which recently closed its Louis­ville office as part of a consolidation prompted by the COVID pandemic.
  • At Commonwealth Theatre Center, former Associate Artistic Director Hallie Dizdarevic assumed a new role as Director of Creative Engagement, and former Artistic Associate Jessica De La Rosa has become CTC’s Associate Artistic Director.
  • The Lane Report noted in its August Corporate Moves that Jimmy and Lacy Parrish have been named area commanders of The Salvation Army in Louisville. The Parrishes suc­ceed Roy and Kathy Williams, who have been assigned as area commanders for Miami-Dade, Florida.

Add your voice to the collective
CAN logoCNPE 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 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 part 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 interview should only take 10 to 15 minutes to complete; you can complete it 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 October.

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

Webinar: Grant-Writing Boot Camp, Part 1 TOMORROW
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 AM this Thursday, September 3. 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 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 – Level-2 Certification TOMORROW
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 AM to noon this Thursday, Septem­ber 3. You can register here.

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 PM 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

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