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JFNA Grants Bulletin 
June 21, 2016


Please click here to view funding opportunities.

Kindly let Liz Leibowitz, Director of Government Affairs, know if you intend on applying for any of them or if you have any questions.
 Case Manager Learns Much from March of the Living 
Since last year, Hands On Tzedakah - the philanthropic charity run by Boca Raton resident Ron Gallatin - has sent a case manager from Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services - the Boca Raton-based Jewish social-services agency - on the March of the Living in order to have
them better understand how to help meet the needs of local Holocaust survivors.

The March of the Living is a two-week Holocaust educational trip to Poland and Israel taken each year by more than 10,000 students from all over the world-along with adult supervisors
and Holocaust survivors still able to make the trip.

"While it is impossible for anyone to fully understand the horrors
that Holocaust survivors endured 70 years ago, Hands on Tzedakah believes sending JFS case managers on the March of the Living will better equip them to avoid common 'hot buttons' when trying to help this population," said Gallatin -
chairman, president and CEO of Hands on Tzedakah, Inc. - in a recent email. Continue reading here.

Times of Transformation Web Seminar: The Changing LTSS Environment for the Aging and Disability Networks


Health and long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems are changing quickly, as are the roles of community-based organizations in those systems. Join ACL and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to learn about new efforts to integrate care for people with Medicare and Medicaid, and how aging and disability organizations can participate.

This web seminar will highlight the trends, opportunities and challenges facing community-based organizations working to help older adults and people with disabilities live successfully at home and in the community.

The web series will feature presentations by: Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator, ACL; Tim Engelhardt, Director, Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, CMS; Sandy Markwood, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Area Agencies on Agings (n4a)  

June 29th, 1pm ET


Rebuilding Financially After Domestic Violence: The Job Search

Abuse is found among women and men regardless of social class, age, ethnicity and location. Economic control in an abusive relationship takes many forms and gaining financial self-sufficiency can be the difference between staying in or leaving a violent relationship. This workshop covers building a modest financial foundation and making plans for the future, which are crucial skills you can impart to individuals so they are empowered to make informed, responsible financial decisions to reestablish their lives.

Rebuilding Financially After Domestic Violence
June 29th, 9:30am MT
12:30pm MT
June 24, 2016  
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Engaging with Aging Conference 
September 18th-20th | Montreal, Quebec 


Join the Jewish Federations of Canada for an exciting opportunity for professionals and lay leaders to collaborate with colleagues and peers from across Canada on topics relevant to those invested in improving the lives of seniors. Learn more here.
Build A More LGBTQ Inclusive Atmosphere
Let the memory of all those lost in the attack at Pulse Nightclub be a blessing. May we honor their lives with our love, resilience, and will to build a better world. Add your name to the condolence message for the LGBTQ community of Orlando at keshetonline.org.

Commit to creating a truly LGBT inclusive atmosphere at your organization by joining the Keshet-AJFCA Leadership Project.

Conference in Honor of Selfhelp's 80th Anniversary  
When the Past is Present:
Trauma-Informed Care for Holocaust Survivors
December 6th-8th
UJA-Federation of New York | 130 East 59th Street | New York, NY 10022
A conference for professionals and organizations who work with Holocaust survivors to explore the impact of trauma on provision of service to this unique population. 
National Human Services Assembly Executive
Leadership Certificate Program

The Executive Leadership Certificate Program (ELCP) - through a unique partnership between the National Human Services Assembly (NHSA), the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Innovation at Arizona State University, and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs Executive Education at Indiana University-provides the foundation of knowledge a new or potential CEO needs to hit the ground running. It does so in a peer learning environment with an efficient combination of in-person and online sessions to accommodate working professionals. The expertise of the two universities, coupled with the peer cohort, makes the program uniquely valuable for new and promising leaders in the sector. Learn more here.
Board Webinar: Management or Governance: Whose Job Is What?  board of directors
Nonprofit Boards of Directors have the ultimate responsibility for their organizations. But the chief executive is, or should be, responsible for day to day management and in doing so, the chief executive must have the ability to make decisions and act autonomously. Challenges can arise when there is a lack of clarity about the difference between Governance (the Board's job) and Management (the chief executive's job) and specifically, where does one end and the other begin? Learn more here .
Presenter:  Dr. Dennis Morrison, Chief Clinical Officer, Netsmart

Management or Governance
Thursday, June 30th - 2pm ET - REGISTER HERE
Annual Foundation Center Renewal   foundation center
AJFCA will be renewing the annual Foundation Center subscription. If you are interested please email Zahava by Friday, July 1st. Invoices will be emailed in late July. Service will begin in mid-August. We will be attempting to keep the subscription fee close to this past year's amount of $390. For more information regarding the Foundation Center click here or contact Megan.
Outside the Box Fundraising: Unique Initiatives in Our Changing Environment  fundraising success
AJFCA is pleased to bring this 2016 Annual Conference session to the network via webinar! From online to in-store Miami, Houston and Philadelphia have developed unique fundraising initiatives that can thrive in our ever changing environment. Learn more about three very different ways to raise dollars that can be replicated in your community. Learn more here.

Outside the Box Fundraising
Tuesday, July 5th - 2pm ET - REGISTER HERE
Successful Relationships:  The Recipe for Successful Employment Outcomes
Learn about the keys to employment success through JEVS approaches to engaging the person seeking employment, their family, their friends and local employers. Guided by a person centered philosophy, JEVS Community Integrated Employment (CIE) program uses a 360' model to learn about the job seeker's likes, desires and capacities. CIE staff strive to become an active influence in this person's life before, during and after the hiring process which improves the job match and long term retention. Ultimately, employment success is driven by the quality and depth of the relationship with the person, their key supports and the employer. Learn more here.

Presenters:  Joe Cipolla, Director of Employer Services & DeAndre Buie, Director of Community Integrated Employment - JEVS Human Services Philadelphia

Successful Relationships
Wednesday, July 20th - 1pm ET - REGISTER HERE
Hoarding and Its Implications for Aging in Place
AJFCA is pleased to bring this 2016 Annual Conference session to the network via webinar! Severe hoarding poses an obstacle to stable housing as eviction becomes possible and living conditions present health and safety hazards.Combatting this issue can be complicated as many geriatric hoarders have low insight into the issue and resist assistance.  Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles and the City of West Hollywood joined forces to make sure seniors can age in place in a safe and healthy environment by creating a systematic approach to work with hoarders. Presentation participants will learn how to replicate this program. 

:  Marina Berkman, Program Director & Sheila Richman, Senior Case Manager - JFS LA 

Hoarding and Its Implications for Aging in Place
Thursday, July 21st - 2pm ET - REGISTER HERE
Upcoming Summits Hosted by AJFCA
Click here to view AJFCA's calendar and learn more about upcoming calls/webinars and events. 
How to ROCK Your Google Ad Grant
Community Boost, 2016 AJFCA Annual Conference sponsors has already helped more than 25 Jewish family service agencies begin and get approved for a $10,000/month Google Ad Grant. Watch the set up webinar here.  If your organization is interested in applying to work with Community Boost to manage and fully leverage your Google Ad Grant, please contact them here.
Why Your Nonprofit Brand is More than a Logo network for good
Your nonprofit brand represents your core purpose and why it matters to your community and your donors. Brands can be a trigger for emotions and actions, and individual giving is born from these two elements. Your nonprofit brand is more than a logo:  it's a carefully planned experience. When it comes to fundraising, it's critically important that your donors' experience should match the message you send. Learn more here.
5 Ways to Engage Millennials for Your Small Nonprofit
Nonprofit fundraisers often voice that they're having trouble attracting younger supporters as their current donor base ages. The most common root cause of this complaint? Many small nonprofits don't have a tailored strategy for engaging Millennial donors in ways that resonate. Younger supporters won't just stumble into championing your cause-they need specific and meaningful outreach. How do you adapt your approach and include this generation in your planning? Read the entire article here.
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