Volume 14, Issue 5| May 2021
The Nonprofit Connection
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Four years ago, when I was asked to serve on the HandsOn NWNC board, I was confident that I was fully prepared after completing board training through their Project Blueprint Board Leadership Program. Per my training, I researched the organization, talked to current board members, and educated myself on the wide array of programs offered by HandsOn. I clearly remember my first board meeting and was completely overwhelmed by what I thought I knew--and, yet, just didn’t know. It was clear to me that the board members respected each other and worked hard, while having fun.

Over these last few years, I’ve been helping the Business & Revenue committee to fundraise and specifically obtain sponsors for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award celebration. I’m looking forward to what has become my favorite HandsOn event, which this year will be held virtually on Thursday, May 6, and streamed via their Facebook page. Please consider attending and making a donation in honor of our nominees (or your own favorite volunteer) on our website, or by texting "FC-GVSA" to 44-321. We will send a handwritten thank you card both to you *and* to your honoree as well!

The friendships and relationships that I’ve made wouldn’t have happened if I had declined that invitation to join this board 4 years ago. As my HandsOn board mentor said, “this is my favorite board to serve on." Serving on this board doesn’t feel like work at all, which makes it that much more rewarding! As the current Project Blueprint cohort begins their own learning journey this week, I'm hopeful that they'll end up in such a positive environment to serve in as well. If you are interested in providing that kind of board environment to someone in this year's group, I encourage you to contact Kathy Davis, so that you can participate in the "Speed Dating" event that serves as its capstone experience.

Yours in Service,

Natalie Webb
HandsOn NWNC Board Vice-Chair

Wells Fargo, Human Resources

Ed note: It continues to be a pleasure to work with board members like Natalie! Do you want to share your love of HandsOn with our network? We're always on the lookout for guest columnists in future newsletters--just let let Amy know!

Announcing our Governor's Volunteer Service Awards Winners LIVE THURSDAY (5/6) AT NOON
on our Facebook Page!
Thursday, May 6th
Facebook Live

While we are sad we can't honor our nominees and winners at our traditional breakfast yet again this year, we're excited to move forward with our virtual recognition of our nominees and winners. We hope you've been enjoying the profiles of our nominees that have been featured on both Facebook (@handson.nwnc) and Instagram (@Handson_nwnc) since mid-April. We're excited to announce the winners during a live, virtual event TOMORROW at NOON!! We hope you will join us on our Facebook page!

Want to support the efforts of these amazing volunteers and our efforts to recognize them?We encourage you to make a donation in honor of a volunteer by texting "FC-GVSA" to 44-321. Every little bit helps!

Youth Engagement Coalition:
Quarterly Partners Meeting
Thursday, May 13th, 1:30-2:30 pm
Location: Zoom

We hope that all of the organizational partners and youth leaders in the Youth Engagement Coalition will join us to help reflect back on our first year of progress, while also helping us look ahead to the coming 2021-2022 year.

Your participation will help ensure that our momentum around youth service will continue! At the meeting, we'll:

COST: FREE!! but you'll need to register for the Zoom link

2020-2021 Nonprofit Essentials:
Advocacy and Communication
Thursday, May 20th, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Thursday, May 27th, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Zoom

You're heard again and again--we all need to do a better job in telling our stories, especially as those stories changed over the course of the pandemic. But with whom should we be sharing? Our stories of impact deserve to be heard not just by our friends, neighbors, and funders--but by our elected officials as well. As the experts "on the ground," nonprofits need to play an active role in shaping public policy. Learn successful advocacy strategies used to advance an organization’s mission for the public good, how to measure the success of your advocacy and communication efforts, and how to address related legal, ethical and tax issues.  

The course is taught by Barbara Lentz, an innovative advisor, teacher, and attorney who has been active in the nonprofit and philanthropy sector her entire career.  Barbara brings real life experiences and scenarios to her work, advising nonprofits to think creatively and work collaboratively to solve problems.  She teaches classes in nonprofits, entrepreneurship, art law, contracts, and communications, and earned both the Jurist Excellence in Teaching and Innovative Teaching Awards for teaching in higher education. Barbara serves on nonprofit and social enterprise boards, including the National Advisory Council of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and co-founded the Forsyth Backpack Program, which partners with public schools and local nonprofits to provide supplemental food to food insecure children in the community.  She is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Michigan Law School. 
Nonprofit Essentials is a monthly series of 10 classes designed to provide the "essentials" needed by nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteer leaders to be successful in the sector. Classes can be taken individually, or as a full series, which can be started at any time. Offered in partnership with Wake Forest University's Office of Civic and Community Engagement for more than a decade, the classes are taught primarily by Wake Forest University staff, faculty, and alums. For the 2020-2021 season, all classes will be held online and divided into two weekly consecutive two-hour sessions to avoid the very real "Zoom fatigue!"

Visit our website to find out more about the full series, including dates for remaining sessions and NEW "advanced" sessions for some topics.

Cost: $50 for Supporting Partners, $60 for all others
Full Series: $450 for SPs, $550 for all others (the series can be started with any class)

Not sure if your organization is a Supporting Partner? Please check Join/Give Now on our website or call 336-724-2866. If payment is a barrier to your organization's participation in this program, please contact us. We want to ensure that small, grassroots organizations and those led by people of color can benefit from these sessions.

BIPOC ED Roundtable:
May Meeting
Thursday, May 20, 3 pm to 5 pm
Location: Zoom

After a successful planning and visioning meeting in March, the BIPOC ED Roundtable will again convene in May, following an every-other-month schedule for the rest of 2021. If you were unable to attend last month's meeting, but would like to share your ideas for future topics and format, please take this brief survey.

The purpose of the Roundtable is to share information and resources that help BIPOC leaders of nonprofits develop and support each other. Joy Williams, of Hope To Thrive, is serving as the participant leader of the Roundtable. We're still finalizing the agenda, and more details will go out soon.

COST: FREE!! but you'll need to register for the Zoom link!

Information Session:
2021-2022 Women's Emerging Leaders Program!
Thursday, May 27th, 10 am to 11 am
Location: Zoom
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, come to this information session to learn more about the Women's Emerging Leaders Program.
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. We'll discuss the program and what to expect, as well as review the application and answer any questions. We'll have representatives of our more than 100 graduates available to provide their insight and the impact that the program has had on them as well. 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. Can't make the session, but are still interested? Just email Kathy!
We are currently accepting applications for the program, and the deadline to apply is June 30th!
2020-2021 Nonprofit Essentials:
Grant Writing OR Advanced Grant Writing
CHOOSE ONE (Both are offered in two parts:)
Advanced Grant Writing
Wednesday, June 16, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Zoom


Grant Writing
Thursday, June 17, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Thursday, June 24, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Zoom

Our 2021-2022 Nonprofit Essentials series finishes up with one of our most popular topics--Grant Writing! Like April's Program Evaluation, we've decided to offer two tracks for this topic to help make sure that those with more experience--as well as those who have never written a grant proposal before--can connect with material that will make their task easier.

Our Advanced Grant Writing--held on consecutive Wednesdays--is designed for those who seek to increase their effectiveness in the field of grant writing. The workshop will include: Request for Proposal Analysis, Use of Statistics, Collaboration, Identification of Support Documentation Proposal Analysis and Sharpening Your Grant Writing Skills. Working in small groups, participants will have an opportunity to review and critique well-written proposals and seek guidance regarding their specific grant writing challenges.

The Advanced class is taught by Ruth Peebles, President of The INS Group. With more than 30 years of hands‐on experience in nonprofit management, project management, fundraising and organizational development, Ruth founded the INS Group in 1999 with the mission of helping federal, state, and local government agencies, nonprofits, and faith-based institutions use innovative solutions to build their capacity and sustain their programs and services. Ms. Peebles currently serves on Wake County Affiliate Board of the North Carolina Community Foundation and Student U Board of Directors. She is a founding member of the Next Generation of African American Philanthropists giving circle. 
The Grant Writing class--held on consecutive Thursdays--is a practical course designed for those seeking to develop their grant proposal writing skills. Participants will learn how to: assess the "grant readiness" of their organization; how to 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 as part of your organizational process.

These sessions will be taught by Susan Brittain, who brings decades of experience in our local nonprofit to her current private consulting and grant writing practice. Susan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor’s degree in English, and received her Master’s degree in Education/Counseling from Wake Forest University.  

Nonprofit Essentials is a monthly series of 10 classes designed to provide the "essentials" needed by nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteer leaders to be successful in the sector. Classes can be taken individually, or as a full series, which can be started at any time. Offered in partnership with Wake Forest University's Office of Civic and Community Engagement for more than a decade, the classes are taught primarily by Wake Forest University staff, faculty, and alums.

Visit our website to find out more about the full series. The 2021-2022 series will begin again in September, and we will announce those dates over the summer.

Cost: $50 for Supporting Partners, $60 for all others
Full Series: $450 for SPs, $550 for all others (the series can be started with any class)

Not sure if your organization is a Supporting Partner? Please check Join/Give Now on our website or call 336-724-2866. If payment is a barrier to your organization's participation in this program, please contact us. We want to ensure that small, grassroots organizations and those led by people of color can benefit from these sessions.

Spaces Still Available for FREE Organizational Assessments!
Now that we are emerging out from the pandemic, NOW is the time to envision what a "better normal" might look like in the future for your organization. And HandsOn has two programs that can help you do just that!

With the financial support of the Clemmons Community Foundation, we have funding to offer our transformative Organizational Assessment program for FREE(!!!) to organizations located in or serving the residents of Lewisville and Clemmons.  We know that many of you are using your experience in the pandemic not just as an inflection point, but a *reflection* point, and our organizational assessment process can help you do just that. Starting with an online assessment taken by staff, board members, and/or other leadership volunteers, the assessment process provides a “snapshot” of an organization’s health so that your team can make strategic decisions going forward. After completing the online assessment, your organization will be matched with a consultant who will facilitate a half-day session to help you interpret your results, identify top priorities, and devise a plan for next steps--everything you'll need to make sure that your organization comes out of COVID-19 stronger than ever! Don't miss out on this rare and timely opportunity!

Training Opportunities
Not-for-Profit Accounting Conference, Tuesday, May 18th, 8:00 am to 5:00pm, virtual, $270! Join CPAs, finance officers, nonprofit staff, and board members from across the state for the only statewide conference focused specifically on the unique accounting needs of the nonprofit sector. The NCACPA’s Not-for-Profit Accounting Conference features two engaging general sessions and four distinct learning tracks that highlight contingency and resiliency, COVID reporting issues, internal controls for remote environments, and fraud and cybersecurity. More details and registration are online.
"The Board's Role in Fundraising," VolunteerNC/NC Center for Nonprofits webinar, Tuesday, May 18th, Noon, FREE! Join Amy as she shares her ideas and best practices for engaging nonprofit board members in fundraising. The session is free, but registration is required.
"Shining a Light on Mental Health," PRAVA monthly meeting, Thursday, May 27th, 10:45 am Join PRAVA, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, for their regular membership meeting. This timely topic will be presented by Mattie Steele, MSW, LCSW, a psychotherapist at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Mattie has experience working with marginalized communities through education, individual and group psychotherapies, and case management. The cost is free for members and 1st time guests, and $10 for returning guests. Registration by email is required. 
Join HandsOn Staff at the VIRTUAL 2021 Points of Light Conference! Scheduled for July 14th-16th, this year’s online conference experience promises a dynamic array of inspirational moments and content relevant to the ever-evolving world over volunteerism that we are navigating together. Registration for the conference opened last week with early registration savings. Hold these dates on your calendar today and prepare for an exciting virtual conference experience! Learn more and register today!
Save the Date for Amy's Podcast Debut: September 15th at Noon! At the kind invitation of Teddy Burriss, Amy Lytle and Renee Rohrer, HandsOn's board chair, will be discussing "Non-Profit / Not-For-Profit Career Ideas and Trends." You can attend in the audience by registering here! It should be a rich discussion, and a great chance to get your burning nonprofit employment questions answered!
Funding Opportunities
Truliant Now Accepting Mini-Grant Applications! Applications are now being accepted for Truliant’s Community Mini Grants. Eligible applicants can apply for up to $1,500 for programming or capacity-building needs. Focus areas in 2021 include community development, economic mobility, financial wellness, and youth/education. To learn more or to apply, please visit Truliant’s website. Deadline is Monday, May 31st!
Black Philanthropy Initiative Seeking Proposals that Address Educational Equity! The Black Philanthropy Initiative is requesting applications for its latest Advancing Equity in Education grant cycle, working to ensure that Black students and graduates can gain access, advance, and have the support needed to thrive. Organizations can apply for grants of up to $10,000. Here is link to BPI’s web page where you can access grant guidelines and the online application. BPI is a dynamic Black-led initiative of the Winston-Salem Foundation, focusing its programming on the local Black community. Applications are due Monday, May 17th!
Healthier Together Offering Funds for Grassroots Vaccine Campaign! Healthier Together, a brand-new public/private partnership between NCDHHS and NC Counts Coalition, has launched a new grant opportunity that will provide resources to help community-based nonprofits provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. These grants will support North Carolina communities that experience health inequities to ensure that individuals from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and other historically marginalized populations are able to access vaccines. Grants will fund activities to conduct vaccine outreach and education efforts, help people schedule appointments and arrange transportation, coordinate local vaccine events at trusted and accessible locations, provide on-site interpretation services, and help ensure people get to second dose appointments. For more information and to submit applications, please review the full RFP. But hurry--the application deadline is May 14th!
Other Opportunities
Request an Intern from the NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps! This is the second year that Lead for North Carolina at the UNC School of Government and the NC Office of Strategic Partnerships have come together to sponsor the NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps, which places students in government and nonprofit internships to support COVID-19 response and other efforts. Of the more than 2,000 responses to a recent statewide nonprofit survey, nearly 1,000 shared that a student intern would be helpful to their organization. In 2020, the Response Corps placed approximately 130 students across North Carolina. To request an intern, complete the intern request form. The information will automatically be included in a public database shared with colleges, universities, and others. Students use the database to identify internships they are interested in and apply directly to host organizations. Please direct questions to covidinterns@osbm.nc.gov. 
Nominations Now Open for the Seven Under Seventy Awards! Senior Services, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is working with the Winston-Salem Journal for their sixth annual 7 Over Seventy Awards. Please make plans to nominate special people over the age of seventy who have made a significant impact on our community. Nominations close May 14th! Visit here for more information or to nominate a deserving senior. 
Employment Opportunities
The Winston-Salem Foundation, Donor Services Officer Our friends at the Winston-Salem Foundation, a HandsOn Funding Partner, is seeking a new Donor Services Officer to oversee the administrative functions associated with the Foundation’s donor-advised funds while providing customer service and grants assistance for fund advisors. This position reports to the Director, Philanthropic Services and works cooperatively with the Philanthropic Services and Advancement department and all other Foundation staff. Salary range is $58,000 - $63,000, commensurate with experience, alongside an extensive benefits package. You can review the full position description on their website, and then apply online. The application deadline is 5:00pm on May 20th!
Crisis Control Ministry, Special Events and Marketing Manager Crisis Control Ministry, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is looking to fill this full-time, non-exempt position to develop, coordinate and implement projects with responsibilities that include special events management and marketing. This includes focusing on maintaining good public relations and growing the public awareness of CCM in the community, while developing and maintaining relationships with the media and other stakeholders. Pay is $17-$20/hour. For more details and to apply, please check out the listing on Indeed.
Leadership Winston-Salem, Director of Administration & Technology LWS, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is looking for a new person to fill this position that is responsible for key bookkeeping, database, website, social media, administrative and fundraising-related functions. Must exhibit an energetic approach to the key mission of fostering stronger community leaders. Position is considered the “hub” of the inner workings of the organization. Along with the LWS team, they will build effective relationships with the Alumni and community, maintain regular communications, and make connections that strengthen their network and create a high level of satisfaction. Please visit their website for more details, including duties and responsibilities. No salary information was provided. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references via email; the committee will begin reviewing applications this week, and the deadline for applications is May 12th!
Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem, Development Manager RMHWS, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is seeking a full-time Development Manager who is responsible for providing administrative, clerical, and general support to their Development Department. The Development Manager with other members of the development team on financial and database management, marketing, external and donor relations, and supports various fundraising initiatives and events. The Development Manager is responsible for providing accounting support to the House Operations Director and Executive Director. Pay for this hourly position is $18-$21/hr. For more details, please review the full position description. To apply, submit a resume and a cover letter by 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 21st to Chuck Kraft, Executive Director.
SECU Family House, Operations Manager SECU Family House, a HandsOn Supporting Partner,  is seeking a highly enthusiastic Operations Manager (OM) to join the team at their 45-room nonprofit hotel. This person leads a diverse team and provides direction and support for the operational departments including Facility Maintenance, Housekeeping, and Guest Service. This position will work collaboratively with the Guest Service Coordinator to provide leadership to the Operations staff. The OM is responsible for overall maintenance of the 45 room nonprofit hotel and the operational decisions and administrative activities for these areas while fostering an environment of teamwork and guest service that reflects our core values of Hospitality, Support, and Compassion. The OM will work with the Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator to direct the work of individual and group volunteers working in an operational capacity. This is a hands-on position requiring strengths in basic building maintenance, problem solving, guest service, team recruitment, retention and training, interpersonal communications, managing multiple projects, and planning. The OM will have opportunities to interact with visitors, volunteers, and guests and must be comfortable relating to people from varying backgrounds. Salary range is $40K-$50K per year, plus benefits. Please apply through Indeed or submit your resume and cover letter to Lori Flinchum
Kaleideum, Senior Director of Education and Engagement Kaleideum is seeking a thought leader who is passionate about how to engage their audiences with innovative programming. The position serves as the
lead of the museum's educational experience through programs - providing oversight of the development, creation,
implementation and evaluation of the museum's dynamic, high quality programs -and works collaboratively with
other departments in the museum. This position leads a team to provide all year-round programmatic activities
including formal and informal educational program development and delivery, engagement on the museum floor,
outreach, volunteer coordination, and animal care, among others, at both Kaleideum campuses with a focus on
science, art, and engineering. The hands-on, interactive, and interpretive nature of Kaleideum's programming requires an engaged, flexible, and highly creative individual with a collaborative management style. Please review the full position description for more details. Salary range is $46K-56k, with benefits. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Elizabeth Dampier. Application review begins May 10th, but the position will stay open until filled.
Healthier Together, NC Counts, Field Director and Operations Manager (two positions) Are you or someone you know an amazing and dedicated community organizer or field director looking for a new career opportunity? The NC Counts Coalition is hiring staff in our region to drive their grassroots campaign to ensure equitable vaccine access. Bilingual candidates, as well as those with strong connections to community organizations within our region, are especially encouraged to apply--NOW! The Field Director is an 18 month position for $75K per year; the Operations Manager is an 8 month position for $65K per year. Interviews have already begun, and there is a deep sense of urgency as this campaign is part of the race against COVID-19 variants, so don't hesitate to reach out and apply today!
ABC of NC, Development Associate and Volunteer Manager ABC of NC, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is a not-for-profit private center and research-based provider of diagnostic, therapeutic and educational services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. This full-time position will oversee the development department database; administer, direct, and grow the volunteer/internship program; provide administrative and programmatic support to the development team; and assist with marketing, communications, and fundraising efforts as requested. Salary range is $32-38K, with full benefits. To view the full position description and apply online, please visit their website.
Wake Forest University, Community Action Coalition VISTA Members Our friends at the Office of Civic & Community Engagement at Wake Forest University are currently accepting applications for their 2021-22 AmeriCorps VISTA cohort, the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition (WSCAC). AmeriCorps*VISTA members are placed in full-time, capacity-building roles with community organizations throughout Winston-Salem. Focused on poverty alleviation, VISTA members work in the areas of educational equity, economic empowerment, and health and food justice. AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a variety of benefits while they serve their community including student loan forbearance, funding for past or future education, a living stipend, and professional development. Individuals interested in learning more about AmeriCorps are invited to watch this 30-minute webinar overviewing opportunities for national service, benefits, and the WSCAC.
Interested candidates can learn more about the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition here. Applications are being accepted now through July 1st, on a rolling basis for an August 2nd start date. Have question or need more information? Please contact Maggie Latta-Milord, WSCAC VISTA Leader.
HandsOn NWNC Chosen as Beneficiary of May's Quotes for Good Campaign!

The Rick Babusiak State Farm Agency in Winston-Salem cares about more than just bottom line profits. They are a group of local community members who are turning their professional pursuits into a way to benefit our local non-profits! In 2019, they started the Quotes For Good program and since inception have been able to donate over $12,000 to non-profits in the Triad! This month, we're thrilled to announce that RBSFI has chosen HandsOn NWNC as their May Spotlight! For every auto or home insurance quote provided during the month of May, they will donate $20 to HandsOn NWNC! State Farm corporate will match those funds at 60% - making every quote worth $32! You can help by calling or emailing for a quote this month and mentioning the Quotes For Good Program! 

HandsOn NWNC Wins
Community Partner Service Award
from WFU's Office of
Civic and Community Engagement!

Last week, WFU's Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE) announced the winners of its 2021 Service Awards, which recognize students, faculty, staff, and members of the community who have successfully and effectively worked to create meaningful social change around a particular issue, either on campus or in the Winston-Salem community. Specifically, the Community Partner Service Award recognizes a stellar community partner that contributes significantly to the vision of Pro Humanitate through their collaboration with student organizations, staff or faculty departments, courses and other community-based projects. HandsOn was deeply honored to have our deep and long programmatic partnership with WFU recognized in this way.

For years, we've worked hand-in-hand on various programs, events and learning opportunities throughout Winston-Salem. Long-standing initiatives include Nonprofit Essentials – a series of courses taught primarily by Wake Forest faculty, administrators and alums, designed to strengthen the knowledge and skills of nonprofit board members, staff, and volunteers or those pursuing careers in the nonprofit sector – as well as the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Read-In, which promotes Dr. King’s legacy of service, literacy and community empowerment for local children. We've seen that partnership grow through the pandemic, with the addition of two new programs, including the Youth Engagement Coalition, which aims to increase youth service throughout Winston-Salem, and the High-Skilled Volunteer Network, which connects Wake Forest faculty and staff with various personal or professional expertise with a local organizations looking to build or sustain capacity. We're excited about what is in store for our partnership going forward!

VolunteerNC Launches #AllinNC Campaign!

Our friends at VolunteerNC are excited to launch the new All in NC volunteer awareness campaign, with the goal of supporting North Carolinians’ most urgent needs by encouraging citizens to participate in their local communities at vital times. One way to do this is by example, so they are showcasing volunteers, voluntary organizations and urgent volunteer needs on the new site, as well as in their social media feeds. (Be on the lookout for HandsOn's own highlight this week!) We hope that all of our partners, community leaders, volunteers and will participate by providing and posting pictures and videos of volunteerism along with the All in NC logo. Enthusiastically asking, “I’m All in! Are you All in?” will give the public an understanding of our communities' needs and ways that they can get involved.

All in NC messaging, social media ideas, and links to logos, graphics and photo library can be found in the new All in NC Outreach Toolkit, which you can download from their website here. The toolkit makes it simple for you to create digital content to share with them and with your own networks. Please be sure to tag @VolunteerNC, @HandsOnNWNC, and use the hashtag #allinnc in your posts!
Let the NC Center for Nonprofits Know What Kind of State COVID Relief Funding Would Benefit YOU!

Our friends at the NC Center for Nonprofits are advocating for legislators to include a nonprofit recovery fund in the next state COVID-19 response package! Your input is essential in coming up with a plan to provide meaningful relief for nonprofits. Specifically, it would be helpful to them to know what type of economic hardships your nonprofit has experienced due to COVID-19, so they can advocate for a grant program with appropriate eligibility criteria. Examples of possible criteria could include:
·   Revenue losses during some period of the pandemic;
·   Shut-downs of operations due to COVID limitations;
·   Loss of volunteers during the pandemic;
·   Costs incurred by changing the way programs and services are provided as a result of social distancing; or
·   Increase in services to meet community needs during the pandemic.
Let them know what type of eligibility criteria for a nonprofit relief fund would make the most sense for your nonprofit and other organizations in your community. The Center has included input they have received to date in this information sheet on the need for a nonprofit recovery fund that they have shared with legislators. Stay tuned as this possibility continues to develop!
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