AJFCA & IAJVS Newsletter
In This Issue
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.
Strategic Health Resource Center Webinar Series: Reforming Long-Term Care Financing and Delivery   

Earlier this year, three leading organizations with expertise in the field of aging  (the Bipartisan Policy Center, LeadingAge Pathways, and the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative) representing a diverse group of experts and stakeholders from across the political spectrum each issued a report calling for comprehensive reform of long-term care delivery and financing. JFNA was the founding co-chair of one of the groups: the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative.
Given recent data showing that the Jewish population in the United States is aging more rapidly than other sectors of the population, long-term care reform to ease the burden on Medicaid and to improve the quality of life for people in need and for their families and caregivers remains a top priority of Jewish federations and their partner agencies.  

Reforming Long-Term Care Financing and Delivery
July 19th - 3pm ET
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.

  When the Past is Present: 
Trauma-Informed Care for Holocaust Survivors 
December 6th-8th
UJA-Federation NY

Submit a proposal for the Selfhelp Community Services' 2016 Conference
Selfhelp Community. Services Inc. is seeking proposals from professionals working with Holocaust survivors for the conference in honor of its 80th anniversary, When the Past is Present: Trauma-Informed Care for Holocaust Survivors Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a deadline of August 30th, 2016.

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. Learn more here. 

July 1, 2016  
The Voice and Vision for Stronger Communities

ACTION ALERT: Urge Co-sponsorship of the IDEA Full Funding Act
Earlier this week, JFNA issued an action alert to encourage community action in support of the IDEA Full Funding Act (H.R. 551). This bipartisan bill, which AJFCA also supports, would ensure that the federal government fulfills the promise it made to cover 40% of the cost of educating students with disabilities when it passed the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) in 1975. To date, this promise has never been fulfilled. Click here to learn more about the legislation and how you can encourage your member of Congress to support it.
Sign On to Increase McKinney Funding & Protect USICH
JFNA and AJFCA recently joined in efforts to support the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program, as well the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), which is being organized by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program represent the primary source of federal funding for programs serving people experiencing homelessness. Click here to learn more and sign on before July 6th.
Legislative Monthly Wrap Up - June capital  
AJFCA's Legislative Monthly Wrap Up is available. Its contents includes updates on recent developments regarding OAA Reauthorization Holocaust survivor guidance, mental health legislation currently being debated in Congress, and two public policy proposals that AJFCA believes would hurt the very clients our agencies serve.
Click here to read about news in Washington, DC.
Understanding Crowdfunding after a Tragedy nonprofit quarterly
Crowdfunding is a popular and easy way for supporters around the world to help people in need. Nonprofits and donors need to be aware of the rules of the road-and the potential potholes-when designing and participating in crowdfunding campaigns. Continue reading here.
Apply to Become an Elder Justice Legal Corps Host Site
The Department of Justice and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently announced the launch of a new AmeriCorps program for attorneys. This program will provide high-quality legal services to low-income older adults who have been victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Equal Justice Works, a leader in mobilizing the next generation of public interest lawyers, is administering the inaugural grant and seeks host organizations for the AmeriCorps law fellows. Organizations wishing to host Elder Justice AmeriCorps fellows should apply here by July 5th.
Directors and Officers Liability Insurance: Why It's Worth the Cost
Does a nonprofit organization really need to purchase directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance? The short answer is "yes." D&O insurance covers the organization and its directors, officers, and trustees against actual or alleged wrongful acts in three major areas. Learn about the areas here.
Annual Foundation Center Renewal
 - LAST CHANCE TODAYfoundation center
AJFCA will be renewing the annual Foundation Center subscription. If you are interested please email Zahava by TODAY, 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.
Upcoming Calls/Webinars 
  • Board Webinar: Management or Governance: Whose Job Is What? Learn more here. Thursday, June 30th - 2pm ET - REGISTER HERE 
  • Outside the Box Fundraising: Unique Initiatives in Our Changing Environment Learn more here.Tuesday, July 5th - 2pm ET - REGISTER HERE 
  • Successful Relationships:  The Recipe for Successful Employment Outcomes Learn more hereWednesday, July 20th - 1pm ET - REGISTER HERE
    (This webinar is a presented by the Task Force on Jewish Residential Alternatives for Adults with Disabilities in cooperation with IAJVS and AJFCA.)
  • Hoarding and Its Implications for Aging in Place Learn more here. Thursday, July 21st - 2 pm ET -  REGISTER HERE
Upcoming Summits
Click here to view AJFCA's calendar and learn more about upcoming calls/webinars and events. 
What's Missing from Your Small Nonprofit's Fundraising Plan
The secret to better campaign results, more engaged donors, and board buy-in is a thoughtful and clear fundraising plan. While we all know we need a plan, sometimes it's not always easy to make time to create a realistic plan and in many cases, we may not have the information we need to make the right strategic decisions. If you're like most small nonprofits, it's likely that your plan is missing a critical element-clean, accurate fundraising data. Read the entire article here.
AJFCA represented at POL Conference in Detroit
AJFCA Director of Volunteer Strategy Jennie Gates Beckman organized & presented on a panel at the Points of Light National Conference on Volunteering and Service earlier this week on How to Seed Volunteerism as a Core Strategy for Community Engagement. Many participants of the Repair the World Jewish Professional delegation were present, including local Detroit professional Lindsay Leder of JFS Detroit.  The three-day conference is the largest service-related convening of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders in the world.   
Engaging Jewish Young Adults ejewish philanthropy
The lack of a communal space that positively engages young adults has meant that this cohort has looked elsewhere, as described in a recent publication from the Harvard Business Review, "How we gather." That 'elsewhere' has often been with their peers in informal settings. Learn more here.