Volume 13, Issue 6| June 2020
The Nonprofit Connection
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Greetings!
 
As I write this, I am in my home in Greensboro, only about two blocks from the South Elm Street commercial corridor that has been the center of protests in this city over the past weekend. As an organization with a mission to mobilize people and organizations that inspire community change, we know that what's happening now is a clear call for change that has been far too long in coming for our country. Already in the midst of one mass traumatic event--a global pandemic--we are called upon to listen more deeply, to learn more intently, and to mobilize more effectively so as to reduce or eliminate other continuing traumas in our community. It is tough work, but work that must happen. Back in February (it seems sooo long ago!) our board met to discuss more ways we can further and more effectively infuse equity--inherent in our core values of Inclusivity and Transparency --into our programs and services. That work didn't stop for the pandemic, and I hope you will see us moving forward alongside so many of you. We know we will stumble, but we also know that we must continue on, for the good of our community, our local nonprofits, and the volunteers and people they serve. We so appreciate your faith in and support of us, and your willingness to be with us on this journey of both learning and action. I would encourage you to read this blog post by Natalye Paquin, the CEO of Points of Light, which she published on Tuesday and that includes some great action-oriented steps. If we can help you, or your organization, at any point along your journey, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're happy to share local resources as needed.

The pandemic has already instigated so much change for us in a relatively short amount of time. As I prepared to present during a session about online events for our friends at the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits two weeks ago, I realized how much we have shifted so quickly. In only about four weeks, we moved our entire Governor's Volunteer Service Awards recognition online, figured out how to transition our Nonprofit Essentials classes in a way that would be effective and engaging in an online environment, and did similarly impressive work to re-jigger the curriculum of our Volunteer Management Training Series . Presenting the series over the course of three and a half weeks (versus three full, in-person days,) re-focusing the curriculum to reflect the changed reality of the pandemic, as well as developing and adding an entirely new session, these changes--like all of the others we've implemented--were only made possible by the incredible work of the staff at HandsOn, our facilitators and trainers, and our dedicated and engaged board. Now that some of that immediate, heavy programmatic lifting has been completed, we're looking now towards the fall. While none of us knows "what's next," we do plan to be prepared (as possible) for whatever comes, always with an eye on what will be most helpful to you--your organization, your staff, your volunteers, your board members, and our collective sector--in the coming months.

One other immediate change that we are making is moving from our weekly Nonprofit Happy Hours , started in the early days of the #quarantimes, to hosting them once a month, on the last Thursday of the month at 4 pm . (Same link as always!) We will miss seeing our "regulars" on a weekly basis, but we also hope that at least some of you will take time over the summer to refresh, refocus, and maybe even relax a little, and figured one less hour on Zoom can help facilitate that. After all, we must all put on our own oxygen masks first. :) We'll announce the "special guest star" for our next Happy Hour scheduled for June 25th via social media in the coming weeks. (Not following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram? You should!)

There are a few sayings that have guided me through some of the toughest times in my life, and these are the ones that I find myself repeating during these especially-tough times: that the only way out is through and that "way will open." I am honored and and privileged to navigate these tough times with all of you, discerning and making our way out and through together.

Take care of yourselves and stay safe,
Amy

Amy Lytle
Executive Director
HandsOn NWNC


Ed note: We promise we'll have more guest columnists in the coming months! Are you interested in sharing your love of HandsOn with our network in a guest column? Then please let Amy know !
Submit a Volunteer Service Proposal for Project Lighthouse!
As many of you heard earlier this week, it’s finally time for us to kick off planning for the 2020 Truist Lighthouse projects ! With the merging of BB&T and SunTrust in early December to form Truist , the timing of the Lighthouse projects was originally pushed out to allow staff a little extra time to focus on the merger. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Nevertheless, the company has already taken a lead in giving back to our communities through a variety of ways under the Truist Cares programs . Staff members and leaders are also very happy to begin planning for their teammate-led Lighthouse projects! HandsOn NWNC is proud to have been asked to solicit volunteer projects for this company-wide initiative for the twelfth year in a row. Last year alone, 1,100 projects were completed, providing more than 70,000 volunteer hours, thereby helping to change the lives of more than 1.3 million people. Our friends at Truist are looking forward to making an even bigger difference in their new combined communities! (Please keep in mind that you may be asked to submit a project from another Truist contact; these project lists don't overlap and you should submit to any who ask.) Projects take place region-wide, so you can be located anywhere in our service area and submit a project for our list. You can learn more about past projects on the Lighthouse Project Facebook page .

In order to make the Lighthouse Projects a success, we need to hear from you! The deadline to submit projects is MONDAY, June 15th, at 5:00 pm ! An online project submission form has been created, so please be sure to use it to submit your proposal rather than sending an email. (However, you are always welcome to reach out via email with questions or concerns). All project parameters are listed on the submission form, so please review those carefully. We hope you will take the time to discuss possible ideas with your team so that you can submit projects that will be meaningful both to your organization and the volunteers, especially during these unprecedented times. HandsOn NWNC staff has put together a list of project ideas that will hopefully be of some assistance as you brainstorm safe and innovative ways to utilize this valuable resource. Truist employee teams will begin choosing projects in July. 

In a typical year, more than 16.5 million individuals are impacted by Lighthouse Projects across the Truist footprint. Make sure that this year, your clients are included in that number! However, none of this will happen unless your needs are expressed! Please reach out to Brittney Albert with any questions or concerns.
Last Session of 2019-2020 Nonprofit Essentials:
Grant Writing
Wednesday, June 17th, Noon to 4:30 pm
OR
Thursday, June 18th, Noon to 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom

Even before the pandemic, we were planning on offering something new this year for our last class in our yearly Nonprofit Essential series which covers Grantwriting. We're excited to welcome not only a new instructor for this class, but a brand new curriculum as well--one that will provide a differentiated educational experience based on experience level. We believe that this change in approach and design will provide a more effective and engaging class for all involved!

For those who are registered for our entire Nonprofit Essentials series, you may choose to attend either session. For those who are looking to take only one class, this format means that we will have space for you! Even if you've attended one of our grantwriting classes in past years, we encourage you to consider coming back for the new, advanced session.

On Wednesday , June 17th join us for Advanced Grant Writing , which is geared toward those with a higher level of experience seeking to increase their effectiveness. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: evaluate a request for funding and customize a proposal to match the grant maker's interest; develop a strong needs assessment; formulate broad goals and measurable objectives; and write grant proposal components in compliance with grant instructions and demonstrate the mechanics and logic of good expository writing. Participants will have an opportunity to review and critique well-written proposals and seek guidance regarding their specific grant writing challenges. This session features small group work.
 
On Thursday, June 18th, join us for a more introductory Grantwriting session designed for those seeking to develop practical, everyday grant proposal writing skills. In this session, you'll learn to: assess the "grant readiness" of your organization; research funding sources; become familiar with grants terminology; write a successful grant by learning the common elements of a grant proposal; and prepare to manage a grant.

The Advanced Grant Writing session will be taught by Ruth Peebles , President of The INS Group , who offers more than 30 years of hands‐on experience in nonprofit management, project management, fundraising and organizational development. Ms. Peebles is an instructor for the Duke University Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management and served as an adjunct instructor for the School of Public and International Affairs Master of Public Administration Program at North Carolina State University.

The Grant Writing course will be taught by Susan Brittain . Susan is an independent consultant, who has held a variety of roles within our local nonprofit sector, and brings with her many years of direct grant writing experience.

COST: $50 for Supporting Partners; $60 for all others for both sessions
Supporting Partners can register for the entire 10-class series for just $450 ($550 for all others,) and you can begin the series with any class. ( Not currently a HandsOn Supporting Partner? Become one when you register for the class and enjoy the discount today!)


OR

Join Us Last Thursdays for Nonprofit Happy Hour:
Celebrate your successes, get timely info, and connect!
June 25, 4 pm to 5 pm
Location: Zoom

Started in the early days of the pandemic, our Virtual Happy Hours were a way that we could connect and support our colleagues across the sector, share vital information, answer questions, and celebrate successes. Now that most of us are beginning to "re-open" (as though we ever really closed), consider volunteer engagement strategies in the new reality, and speculate about the future, we know that these events are still needed--but maybe not at the same frequency, since we now all have Zoom fatigue ( it's a thing! ) and we want to encourage you to take the time you need to refresh over the summer.

The next Happy Hour will be at the end of June , and we'll announce our special guest via our social media channels closer to the date, to ensure that we're responding to whatever the rest of June has brought us ( radioactive fires? murder hornets? yet another hurricane? who knows?!)


(The link will be the same each month!)
Enroll in Our 2020/2021
Women's Emerging Leaders Program!
Program Dates (Tentative): August 26-28, 2020

Attention all mid-level female staff and new female Executive Directors! If you are currently working in a nonprofit and looking for leadership development, a better understanding of nonprofit operations, and the opportunity to meet other women like yourself, we want to encourage you to learn more about the   Women's Emerging Leaders Program and consider enrolling!
 
This 10-month, equity-focused program is designed just for you by developing the skills needed to move into next-level leadership positions within the nonprofit sector. It combines a custom-designed, two-and-a-half day intensive Leadership Essentials for Women workshop (based on curriculum developed by the Center for Creative Leadership) with our Nonprofit Essentials program. The program is open to mid-level female and non-binary staff or to Executive Directors of new or emerging nonprofit organizations who have 3 years or less of experience in their role as Executive Director. We have spent the past few weeks gathering feedback from potential participants, and, based on that feedback, and the small class size, we hope we may be able to host the Leadership Essentials for Women portion of the program in-person (or in some kind of hybrid format.) If the format will affect your decision to apply, please contact us and let us know! All participants must currently work for nonprofits serving people in Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties.
 
Applications are due June 30th, and spaces are limited
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Zooming In:
Maximize Your Zoom Communication & Interaction
July 29th, 10-11:30 am
Location: Zoom

For the foreseeable future, we'll be connecting digitally. Instead of groaning into "another Zoom" let's get proactive and level up! Join this interactive hour and a half long workshop on Zoom communication and interaction. We'll briefly touch on video polish (lighting, sound, and more) and then focus on interpersonal communication, interaction, and reaching your audience. Feel free to send any questions to jen@theengagingeducator.com in advance.

The workshop will be faciliated by Jen Oleniczak Brown , the Founder and Artistic Director of The Engaging Educator (EE.) Through EE, her pedagogical approach of Improv as Continuing Education has reached thousands of people – all non-actors! – with the awesomeness that is Improv.

Since 2012, Jen has given two TEDx Talks on the power of Improv, grown EE to three locations in NYC, Winston-Salem, NC and LA, and recently began The Engaging Educator Foundation, a 501(c)(3) which offers free and low cost Improv workshops for educators, at-risk adults, teens and students on the Autism Spectrum.
 
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HandsOn's COVID-19 Response:
Keeping our Community Prepared and Informed
As many of you know, one of the ways HandsOn has responded to COVID-19 is by further leveraging our online volunteer engagement platform, GetConnected , to elevate our partners' needs and compile resources for both nonprofits and volunteers. We update two, COVID-19 pages regularly, in "real time": one that focuses on volunteer needs and resources for nonprofits , and one that emphasizes health and safety protocol for volunteers . In the past month, we've added information about re-opening processes, and reached out to partners to ensure that all of your volunteer opportunities are still current.

We will continue to curate resources and opportunities both locally and globally, and our pages continue to be referenced by the Winston-Salem Journal, the Governor's Office, local emergency management, and by other local community groups and agencies. As your needs change while we continue to go through the phased reopening process in North Carolina, please email Julia Ough to let her know so we can make updates as needed. Because, as always, we want to make it easy to make a difference!

Training Opportunities
Take Part in Workforce ReStart Our colleagues at the Piedmont Triad Regional Council are committed to making sure that your employees, clients, and volunteers remain as safe as possible as you (however slowly) return towards regular operations. Their Workforce Development Board has developed a two-module online training program that can be taken asynchronously by all members of your team--staff or volunteers. Organizations participating in the Workplace Restart initiative will receive COVID-19 specific safety training and up to two protective face masks for each employee or volunteer, subject to availability. Currently offered to just Forsyth County organizations, those that are interested should complete one registration form and indicate the total number of team members in need of training and protective face masks. Once registered, a member of their Business Solutions Team will contact you about next steps to complete training and obtain protective face masks for employees, subject to availability. HandsOn employees have completed this training, and have found the information to be useful and applicable to most nonprofits. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!
" I  n This Together ," networking and learning gathering, every Thursday, 1:15-2:00 pm, FREE! Will you miss HandsOn's weekly Happy Hours? Then please consider joining this weekly convening instead, where members of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits' network can connect to offer mutual support with guidance from trusted nonprofit leaders. Each week features a noted speaker to spur conversation and bring you the most up-to-date information. (Amy was honored to present during one of these sessions in May on best practices in migrating events online; you can view a recording of that session on YouTube .) While the sessions are free, they do ask you to register for each session online.
" R eboot Your Calendar: Strategies for Phasing in Your Fundraising," June 17th, 11 am -Noon, NC Center for Nonprofits webinar, $35. The pandemic has reshaped your fundraising strategy, whether you've been actively fundraising during the past few months or you need to start getting back up to speed. As North Carolina reopens in phases, nonprofits are taking a similar phased approach to their fundraising activities. This interactive discussion will include tips and examples that will help you reboot your fundraising in phases. More details and registration are online.
"AFP's Fundamentals of Fundraising," June 23-24, Ciener Botanical Gardens, Kernersville, $300 The NC Triad Association of Fundraising Professionals Chapter is now planning on hosting the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising two day course in June, rather than the original May dates. The   AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations face every day. This 16-hour intensive program will provide an overview of skills, techniques, and program components for individuals with 0 to 4 years of fundraising experience. This up to date course is taught in an active learning style and includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques. More details and registration is on their website.
"2020 Nonprofit Compliance Update with attorney Jean Veilleux," WNC Nonprofit Pathways webinar, June 25th, 1 to 3 pm, FREE! Our friends at our "sister" organization, WNC Nonprofit Pathways , have moved their yearly compliance update online this year, so now it is available for all of you as well! In this online session, they will cover the basics of compliance and share what's new and coming down the pipeline. You'll learn about:
  • IRS 990 tips you need to know
  • Board duties and liability
  • The legalities of working with donors and other fundraising strategies
  • Sales tax - including new twists
  • Lobbying regulations for nonprofits
  • Critically important personnel practices

While the webinar is free, registration is required , and the link will be provided upon registration.
"Value Will Conquer the Fear!" A Virtual PRAVA Meeting. Thursday, June 25th, 10 to 11 am  Join our friends at  PRAVA   (Piedmont Regional Association Volunteer Administration) for another great networking meeting and discussion this month! A potential way to boost well-being in a time of crisis is to increase individuals' sense of value, something that can often be done through volunteering. Research shows this brings particular benefits, enabling persons to establish strong social roles and ties. The impressive public response during the COVID-19 pandemic shows that there is a sizable, potentially untapped, set of individuals supporting rather than working within organizations. It may be important to capitalize on the current national enthusiasm for volunteering, as the country has to deal with the social and economic aftermath of COVID-19. Join in on a candid conversation about finding ways to volunteer and how feeling valued can be more important now than ever! Email Brittney Albert for the Zoom link.
Other Opportunities
Experiment in Self-Reliance Resumes Free Tax Prep! Effective this week, our friends at ESR will resume FREE tax prep services at one location only – ESR’s office at 3480 Dominion Street in Winston-Salem. This site will be open for appointments only from 9 am-3pm, Monday through Thursday.  
Residents with a household income of $56,000 and below are invited to have their taxes prepared at no cost using ESR’s free tax preparation services, adapted to help protect clients, volunteers, and staff from COVID-19. ESR’s lobby entrance has been set up for social distancing for clients, volunteers, and staff. ESR would like for each client to wear a mask, if possible. If clients do not have a mask, they will be given one, based on availability. Plastic protective shields will be installed in the tax consultation area. Appointments for these services may be made by calling ESR at 336-722-9400 ext. 164 or 172. 
Plan to Present at the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits' 2020 Conference! Our friends at the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits have extended their their deadline to submit proposals to present at their 2020 Conference for NC Nonprofits. After careful consideration of the ever-shifting pandemic environment, the Center has revised their invitation for presenters to include virtual sessions for our the conference, scheduled for December 8-10 . Share your experience and inspire innovation with nonprofit staff, board members, volunteers, foundation staff, corporate giving officers, consultants, and vendors who work with nonprofits. Sessions on fundraising, board governance, strategic communication, partnerships and collaboration, advocacy and civic engagement, and strategic planning are consistently requested by participants, but they are especially encourage topics that encompass their 12 key nonprofit management principles . Learn more about the criteria and submit a proposal by June 24th!
Take a Short Survey to Let Statewide Government and Funders Know About Your Needs At the end of May, the NC Center for Nonprofits , in partnership with two different state governmental offices, launched a new survey to learn more about how the pandemic is affecting nonprofits--now more than three months into the crisis. Please take 15 minutes to complete the survey , which asks about your organization's current operations and needs, as well as how they may change in the coming months. Your response to the survey will inform government, philanthropy and others about how they can most effectively and efficiently support YOU during this time. To maximize the benefits and value of this survey, responses will be publicly available. The survey, which is available in both English and Spanish, is a FOLLOW-UP to the survey that the Center did immediately after the start of the pandemic in mid-March.
Employment Opportunities
Crosby Scholars, Special Events and Community Engagement Coordinator Reporting to the Director of Development, this position’s primary responsibilities at Crosby Scholars , a HandsOn Supporting Partner , are:
·      Plan, coordinate, promote and successfully implement special events that include the Crosby Scholars Invitational Golf Tournament and Birdies and Brunch
·      Work with the development team in planning and implementing the Capital Campaign
·      Coordinate on-line giving programs,
·      Serve on the grants writing and reporting team to help write and monitor grant programs
·      Review, develop and manage marketing and public relations activities
·      Prepare newsletters and publications to promote the program and its services
·      Oversee the social media intern/part-time position program assistant
·      Serve as the staff liaison to the Marketing Committee
·      Link students to community service programs and cultural events
·      Work in conjunction with staff to maintain the website and donor giving pages
·      Work to achieve goals and objectives as outlined in the Strategic Plan
·      Assist with general program activities, as needed
·      Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who uses data to drive informed decisions for the team. For more details, please review the full position description . To apply, submit a resume to Mona Lovett , President and CEO. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Crossnore School and Children's Home, Assistant Director of Foster Care Licensing Crossnore School & Children's Home is seeking an Assistant Director of Foster Care Licensing to serve their operations in Forsyth County and surrounding areas. This position is based in Winston-Salem and assists with ongoing development and management of foster care and adoption services. The specific functions covered by this role are foster parent licensing, training, and evaluation of foster parents. This position may also include supervisory and adoption process responsibilities as well. A minimum of three years' experience in working with children and families is required, and prior supervisory experience is strongly preferred. For more details and to apply, please go online.
Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston-Salem, Engagement Coordinator The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston-Salem is seeking a part-time Engagement Coordinator (up to 25 hours per week) to support the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Committee Chairs in the planning and coordination of Program related events such as the Buddy Walk, Deacon Dash, Victory Day, social groups, Speaking Tour, Gala, fundraising and more. The individual will also support the organization by completing day to day administrative functions. Work will be completed remotely with occasional office hours in downtown Winston-Salem. Interested candidates should review the full position description and include a cover letter, resume, and three references with their application . Virtual interviews will begin immediately and the application will close on June 21st .
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, Vice President of Facilities Operations
The Vice President of Facilities Operations at the Arts Council is responsible for managing all of their facilities, which include several performing and exhibition venues as well as administrative spaces. The VPFO reports directly to the President and CEO, works closely with the leaders of other function areas and also works frequently with other Arts Council staff to help ensure (a) the effective delivery of multi-faceted services that support the community’s constellation of vibrant and diverse arts organizations and individual artists and (b) that The Arts Council’s overall operations are extending the beneficial impacts of that arts constellation to “touch every corner” of our diverse community. The salary for the position will be in the range of $60,000 to $65,000, depending on the person’s experience and skill levels. The position qualifies for the full range of Arts Council employee benefits, which include health insurance, 403(b) match after 1 year of employment, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. You can view the full position description online for more details. Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to W. Randy Eaddy, President and CEO, by June 30th! Please note: submissions may be considered as they are received, and a decision might be made, before that date. Materials submitted after that date might not be considered.
World Relief Triad, Volunteer Services Associate World Relief Triad seeks a part-time Volunteer Services Associate to help fulfill their mission of "[empowering] the local church to serve the most vulnerable" through through securing, training, connecting, coaching and caring for volunteers and interns as they love and serve refugees, immigrants and survivors of human trafficking. Previous cross-cultural and volunteer coordination experience are preferred. Review the full position description and apply online .
Funding Opportunities
The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem Requests 2020 Grant Proposals The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem i s now accepting proposals for its 2020 grant cycle, which seeks to ensure that all women and girls in Forsyth County have equal opportunities, skills, and resources to be independent, self-sufficient, and contributing members of the community. Organizations of all sizes can apply for grants of up to $15,000 ; proposals must have a gender lens focus and demonstrate how the requested dollars would positively impact the economic security of local women and girls.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the inequities in our community, and the Fund is committed to supporting nonprofit partners in order to be more responsive to the needs of women and girls in this challenging time. As a result, the Fund simplified its grant application process and made two significant changes to its grant guidelines:
  • Organizations are eligible to apply for general operating or general programmatic expenses. 
  • Organizations applying for previously-funded programs are not required to step-down from their previous grant request amount.
For more information or to apply please visit their website or contact Andrea Hulighan at (336) 714-3467. Grant applications are due June 26!
Apply to Be a Youth Serve America Lead Agency for National Days of Service Applications for grants to engage youth volunteers on 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance, MLK Day of Service, and Global Youth Service Day are now being accepted from nonprofits, schools, and afterschool programs through YSA’s 2020-2021 Lead Agency program . Grants of up to of up to $13,000 are available, depending on the number of youth volunteers engaged in two or three days of service. The funds will need to support meaningful youth volunteerism and civic participation on days of service while still putting young people’s health and safety first. The primary role of a Lead Agency is to convene and train a coalition of partners who will collectively activate youth ages 5-25 – especially middle and high-school aged youth who aren't usually asked to serve – to organize service or civic action projects through LeadASAP (Awareness, Service, Advocacy, and Philanthropy) projects that follow health and safety guidelines of federal, state, and local governments. Applications are due June 15th!
Sterling Volunteers Offering Free Basic Background Checks This Month! To meet urgent needs in response to COVID-19, our partners at Sterling Volunteers are offering f ree basic background checks to nonprofits through June 30th. They are also offering competitive, discounted pricing on some of their more detailed levels of checks. This could save you hundreds of dollars! Please let us know if you are interested and we're happy to provide a referral!
NEWS YOU CAN USE!
HandsOn NWNC, Wake Forest University's Office of Civic and Community Engagement, and Winston-Salem Young Leaders' Program Receive Youth Serve America Grant!

We are honored to announce that we have received a grant from Youth Serve America , an organization dedicated to increasing volunteerism and volunteer opportunities for young people ages 5-25. Sarina Horner , who won the Youth category of this year's Governor's Volunteer Service Awards, wanted to apply for this grant on behalf of the Forsyth County Young Leaders Program (FCYL), and in collaboration with local organizations to increase youth volunteerism in our community and approached us as a partner organization. Together with FCYL and the Office of Civic Engagement at Wake Forest University , we will use the funds to connect young people in high school and college in Winston-Salem to one another and to meaningful service opportunities.
NEWS FROM AROUND OUR NETWORK
Wake Forest University's #WinstonFromHome Mobilizes 65 Remote Summer Associates; Two are with HandsOn!

Due to unprecedented demand on behalf of both undergraduate and graduate students alike caused by the pandemic, WFU's Office of Civic and Community Engagement received extra support from the Corporation of National and Community Service to radically expand their summer internship program, launching #WinstonFromHome with 65 AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates . These full and part-time members will begin their remote internships with a wide variety of the nonprofits in our network this week, and we're honored to say that two of them will be with us here at HandsOn in June and July.

Anna Jones will be working full-time, primarily with Kathy, to revamp and reinvigorate our evaluation processes for most of our longer-term programs, including Nonprofit Essentials , Women's Emerging Leaders , Project Blueprint , and our organizational assessment program . As part of her work, she will be contacting many of the past participants of these programs for follow-up information and insight. We wanted to introduce her here, and hope that you will be as responsive as possible. Based out of her home in Mocksville, Anna is a rising senior.

Our part-time member is Eli Krakow . Eli will be working primarily with Brittney to help evaluate the impact of moving our Governor's Volunteer Service Awards to social media in April and May. He'll work with her to get feedback from nominees and nominators, and provide valuable insight to our Program and Marketing Committee as we consider ideas for presenting this event and program next year. Again, if Eli contacts you, we hope you'll share your honest feedback! Based out of his home in Dallas, Eli is a rising junior. (Please be kind when it comes to the time difference!)
Kelly Hill is Selected as HandsOn's 2020-2021 Chuck Kraft Scholarship Winner

The Chuck Kraft Scholarship was created to acknowledge the first board chair of HandsOn Northwest North Carolina for his leadership during the establishment of our organization, and for his dedication and service to children and youth throughout his career with nonprofits. In appreciation of his exemplary work, HandsOn presents the Chuck Kraft Scholarship to a staff or board member currently serving a children and/or youth-focused nonprofit in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry or Yadkin County each year. The recipient is able to attend the Nonprofit Essentials Certificate Program , Project Blueprint , Volunteer Management Training Series , or Women’s Emerging Leaders Program tuition-free.

This year’s recipient is Kelly Hill, the Volunteer Services Manager for World Relief Triad . World Relief Triad’s mission is to empower the local church and community to serve the most vulnerable. Some of their key programs include refugee resettlement, anti-human trafficking, employment services, and immigration legal services.

Kelly is looking forward to participating in Women's Emerging Leaders , a ten-month program consisting of two components: an intensive 2.5 day Leadership Essentials for Women workshop and enrollment in the Nonprofit Essentials Program, a series of skill building classes jointly sponsored by HandsOn NWNC and the The Office of Civic & Community Engagement at Wake Forest University. Kelly says, "I'm eager to develop my leadership, but I want to develop it as a woman. I have been craving and searching for some women in leadership who I can learn from and who will help me develop in this current season in ways that will empower me to approach the next step in my career with both confidence and practical skills. Participating in Women's Emerging Leaders [will] be an incredible way for me to do just that." We absolutely agree, Kelly! Congratulations!
NEWS YOU CAN USE!
Pro-Bono Help Available for Nonprofits During COVID-19!

The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center has launched a new remote clinic designed to help small nonprofits with less than 25 employees navigate the legal issues they may experiencing due to COVID-19. Issues that they can help with may include:
·   Federal funding opportunities under the CARES ACT including the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) program;
·   Commercial lease issues (NC eviction moratoriums, lease amendments, landlord issues);
·   Employment law issues (paid family and medical leave, unemployment, and furloughs);
·   Insurance questions; and 
·   Bankruptcy and dissolution.

Your nonprofit can schedule an appointment with an attorney by filling out a client screening form online. Many thanks to the NC Center for Nonprofits for the head's up!
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