Joining us to speak to us at this Fundraising Friday will be Danielle Fleury, Vice President for Government Affairs for the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. She will speak about the $350 billion in aid to State, Local, and Tribal Governments authorized through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and what it could mean for your organization.
In mid-May, the US Treasury released guidance about how state and local governments can utilize the funding. Danielle will highlight some of the permissible uses of the $350 billion aid package, which includes aid to populations or communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 through programs that facilitate access to health and social services, programs that address housing insecurity, lack of affordable housing, or homelessness, programs that mitigate the impacts of COVID on education, and programs that mitigate the impacts of COVID on childhood health or welfare.
The time is now for nonprofit leaders to advocate with policymakers and call attention to the needs of their communities and the organizations who address them. It is also time to position our organizations to access funds that State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Governments will be distributing through this act.
This session will be interactive with one half dedicated to the topic above and the remaining time dedicated to networking around development topics of high interest.
Fundraising Fridays are monthly hour-long discussion groups addressing timely development topics in an open dialogue format that provides opportunities for knowledge sharing and authentic networking. These sessions, held at 9:00 am the first Friday of each month, are free and open to any and all nonprofit professionals and volunteers interested in fundraising and development issues (EDs, DDs, development staff, volunteer leaders, etc.). You will come away with a greater understanding of the topic at hand and connections with nonprofit peers who share your interests and concerns.
Zoom information will be sent via email in advance of the session.