October 21, 2021      Volume 6, Issue 9
Advancing Strategic Priorities
Rethinking the Role of the Juvenile Justice System
“Rethinking the Role of the Juvenile Justice System: Improving Youth’s School Attendance and Educational Outcomes” summarizes key findings from an unprecedented research study conducted by The Council of State Governments Justice Center on the impact of juvenile justice system involvement—particularly probation—on school attendance in South Carolina, and challenges jurisdictions across the country to reconsider whether system involvement is the most appropriate and effective way to promote youth’s school success.
Social Justice Training: Online Course Free Until 11/14
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and Thought Industries announced the release of What’s Fair? Exploring social justice in America, an online training to help Americans begin the conversation about social justice in our communities. The course will be available free of charge for the next 30 days. Learners will explore the meaning of social justice and what it looks like in our world, as well as learn how to advance key issues in their own organizations and communities. Move through the sessions at your own pace and earn a certificate upon successful completion. This course is part of a three-part series on Equity and Justice from Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.
Guest Speaker at 2021 Risk Summit
NHSA Executive Director Victor Valentine was recently a panelist for the session “Forum on Relational Resilience” during Nonprofit Risk Management Center's 2021 Risk Summit that occurred earlier this month. The Summit provided a great opportunity to talk about the network of NHSA members and how many have responded to the resilience-related challenges brought on by COVID, including relying more on technology for coordination and communications while implementing a higher-touch engagement strategy to support current members and recruit new ones. Recordings are available to attendees for 30 days after the conference.
DON’T MISS TODAY: On the Road to Unlocked!
Today is the fifth session of On the Road to Unlocked!: Investing in Our Children and Our Communities, focused on trauma of youth in the juvenile justice system. If you can join last-minute from 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET, register now. Watch for a recording of today’s session to come out in the next few weeks. Past sessions can also be viewed on-demand. The series, co-sponsored by NHSA, Youth Advocate Programs, Inc., and The Social Justice Initiative at Bryn Mawr College, highlights how a community-based continuum of care can serve as an alternative to ineffective youth justice approaches that disproportionately harm Black and Brown youth.
Sector Developments
The State of Two-Generation Work
"State of the Field: Two-Generation Approaches to Family Well-Being" is a new report released by Ascend at the Aspen Institute. This resource is designed for policymakers, philanthropists, practitioners, researchers, and others interested in learning what the two-generation (2Gen) approach has accomplished, why and how it has accelerated so quickly, and what different sectors can do to further its aims at a time when we are witnessing new and unprecedented energy and enthusiasm for bold change. The report continues to build upon Ascend's ongoing 2Gen work, as well as previous work done by NHSA.
United Way Worldwide Announces New CEO
Angela Williams has been named as the next CEO of United Way Worldwide. She will be the first female and first African-American to lead the organization, as reported by The NonProfit Times. Williams formerly served as the President and CEO of Easterseals, in addition to serving as a former NHSA Board Member during her time as EVP and General Counsel at YMCA of the USA. Williams has an extensive background in government and nonprofits, uniquely suiting her to take over the 135-year-old organization and lead it forward.
CEO Transition at NAF
Lisa Dughi took over as CEO of NAF this summer after JD Hoye retired and transitioned to a role on the Board of Directors. Dughi has held several important positions at NAF during the past 8 years and understands NAF’s value and the challenges and opportunities ahead. Hoye retired after 14 years as the organization’s CEO leaving a legacy of successes, including expanding the number of students served from 50,000 to 117,000.
National Fatherhood Initiative Job Opening
National Fatherhood Initiative is looking for a Marketing Manager to be a self-driven, data- and customer-driven marketer to manage the marketing funnel for the organization. The Marketing Manger will be responsible for website initiatives and functions, nurturing qualified leads, and managing NFI’s blog, social media accounts, direct mail campaigns, and Google ads, among other activities. Learn more and apply
Other Opportunities
General Resources, Reports & More
  • ARTICLE: "Annie E. Casey Foundation: Gun shootings fell by as much as 73% in areas where public health-focused 'Cure Violence' was implemented" via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
  • FUNDING: "The fundraising secret no one talks about" via Youth Today
  • RESOURCE: "From COVID-19 Response to Comprehensive Change: Policy Reforms to Equip Youth and Young Adults in Foster Care to Thrive" via The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • ARTICLE: "How youth-serving organizations can teach civil discourse" featuring National 4-H Council via Youth Today
  • ARTICLE: "Mandating Vaccines – 10 Steps to Consider" via 501(c) Services
  • ARTICLE: "Black children were jailed for a crime that doesn’t exist. Almost nothing happened to the adults in charge." via Youth Today
  • RESOURCE: NHSA 2021 Annual Meeting Highlights featuring HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra via NHSA
  • RESOURCE: "Communicating About Vaccination in the United States: A FrameWorks Strategic Brief" via FrameWorks Institute
  • REPORT: "Industry Insights: Nonprofit and Volunteer Perspectives" via Sterling Volunteers
  • ARTICLE: "How long will it take the nonprofit industry to recover?" via 501(c) Services
  • ARTICLE: "Chicago program builds bonds between combat veterans, youth" via Youth Today
  • RESOURCE: "Centering Racial Equity in Measurement and Evaluation: Emerging Lessons and Guidance from Human Service Nonprofits" via Measure4Change
  • RESOURCE: Leadership Practices for Race Equity Impact via NHSA
  • FUNDING: New grant funding opportunities each week via GrantStation Insider
Conferences, Events & Webinars
  • TRAINING: The Hidden Biases of Good People – Implicit Bias Awareness Training from The Dibble Institute from 12:00 – 3:00 PM ET  November 10
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Member Highlights
Spivak Honored with Change Agent Award
CenterLink CEO Denise Spivak was recently honored with the Change Agent Award from PowerOn. The PowerOn Awards Ceremony honors individuals and organizations within the program whose tireless work helps keep LGBTQ+ communities connected to the resources they need.
Rotman Named Algemeiner Top 100
The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies President & CEO Reuben Rotman has been recognized by The Algemeiner's 8th annual J100 global list of the top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life.
Partner Spotlight
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