Nonprofit Insider: September 3, 2020
Happy almost Labor Day!
We hope you are able to relax and enjoy a happy and healthy holiday. You deserve it!
Funding Focus:
Erie County CARES Nonprofit Assistance Program
Erie County has earmarked up to $6.5 million dollars exclusively for nonprofit organizations that have suffered financial consequences resulting from COVID-19. Applications for these federal funds must be submitted directly to Erie County. Local county officials ...not federal or state... will decide upon the merits of your organization’s application. Do not miss this rare, stream-lined and Erie-based opportunity to apply for federal grant funds! Learn more here.

Application deadline: Monday, 9/14/2020
Grant amount: up to $100,000
Tune in for a special Erie County CARES Nonprofit Assistance Grant Information Session TODAY at 4:00 PM! Click here for more information.
Need help with the online Erie County CARES application? Contact:

Richard E. Ahlfield, President/Manager
804.725.8663
Governance Gateway:
Virtual Edition!
Please join The Nonprofit Partnership for our classic Board member training… with a virtual twist! With your safety in mind, the NPP team has revised our Governance Gateway training to meet your needs from wherever you learn best!

Registrants will be required to watch pre-recorded educational videos prior to the October 8th virtual meeting at 9:00 AM.

This session is sponsored by Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

Cost: $50.00 per registrant.
Click here to enter for a chance for a free registration!
Virtual Highlight:
Let’s Get Ready for the Next Communications Crisis
If 2020 has proven anything, it's that you can never be too prepared for the next crisis. So if you haven't already, it's important to develop a crisis communications protocol!

Join Peter Panepento of Turn Two Communications for "Let's Get Ready for the Next Communications Crisis" on Wednesday, September 16th at 11:00 AM.

Peter will help your nonprofit create a crisis communications strategy that will prepare you to speak quickly and effectively.
Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs (OPEN):
Preparedness Training
FEMA has launched a new preparedness training, “Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs,” or OPEN. The training is designed to empower Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to prepare for incidents and increase resilience in the face of a disaster.

OPEN is both a self-guided online course for individuals and a downloadable instructor-led course designed to help organizations take preparedness steps. The OPEN training will walk participants through ten preparedness actions. CBOs can take these preparedness actions to improve their organization’s resilience.
Shelving Units Available for FREE!
The Meadville Public Library has up to 96 double sided steel shelving units available for free. Shelves are three feet wide, two feet deep and eight feet high. They are double sided and free standing. Interested parties are responsible for pick-up and assembly.

Please contact John J. Brice, III for more information:
jbrice@ccfls.org / 814-336-1773 ext 302.
Job Openings
  • St. Martin Center, Inc. seeks Full-Time Teachers
  • Playway Loving Child Care Center (Sikh Cultural Society Erie PA) seeks a Teacher
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