Nonprofit Funding, Jobs, & Events October 2021

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AmeriCorps VISTA Request for Concept Papers
Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) is an anti-poverty program designed to provide needed resources to nonprofit organizations and public agencies to increase their capacity to lift communities out of poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA provides opportunities for Americans 18 years or older from a diverse range of backgrounds to dedicate a year of full-time service with an organization (“sponsor”) to create or expand programs designed to empower individuals and communities in overcoming poverty. The power of AmeriCorps VISTA is extraordinary, and brings talented, passionate people on board to create or enhance your anti-poverty program by expanding the capacity of your organization.
Deadline: November 3, 2021 | Learn more >>

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development FY2021 Continuum of Care Competition and Noncompetitive Award of Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Renewal and Replacement Grants
The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program (24 CFR part 578) is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, states, Indian Tribes or tribally designated housing entities (as defined in section 4 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4103) (TDHEs)), and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. The goal of the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is to support the development and implementation of a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness and sharing that experience with and mobilizing communities around the country toward the same end. The population to be served by the demonstration program is youth experiencing homelessness, including unaccompanied and pregnant or parenting youth. 
Deadline: November 16, 2021 | Learn More >>

JAMS Foundation & Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)’s Initiative for Students and Youth
The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grant funding for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways that directly transfer conflict resolution education skills from adults to youth. This funding identifies specific subject areas seeking to address otherwise unresolved issues and unmet needs of both general and target youth populations, based on current research and feedback from leaders and stakeholders in the dispute resolution and education fields. The 2022 Funding Track will continue and expand the 2021 Funding Focus on conflict resolution education and training for youth to create opportunities to prevent and manage conflict in the following settings:

  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Homeless shelters
  • Foster care
  • Youth correctional facilities
  • School or after-school programs

Deadline: Initial project idea description due on January 24, 2022 | Learn more >>

Free Webinars and Trainings

From Understanding Inequality to Reducing Inequality
New York University’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change
October 28, 2021
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Modern Methods for Attracting New and More Diverse Audiences
Stanford Social Innovation Review
November 3, 2021
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Change Management Hot Topics - Webinar Series
Webinar 3: Activating Sponsors - November 3rd or 4th 
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Beyond Window Dressing: Actions to Eliminate the Race-Based Wealth Gap
Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership
November 4, 2021
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Race, Identity, and Belonging at Work- Virtual Summit
America’s Promise Alliance
November 8, 2021
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Program Quality Learning Series
Root Cause
November 8-17, 2021
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Canva for Nonprofits: How to Manage Your Brand Using Canva
November 11, 2021
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What About Funding? Convening on the State of Philanthropy
National Human Services Assembly
November 17, 2021
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Learn to Write Your First Grant
November 18, 2021
December 16, 2021
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Mindfulness and Empathy Through Nature
November 19, 2021
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9 Tools for Increasing Nonprofit Staff Pay
December 7, 2021
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2021 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
November 2-3, 2021
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2021 National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Conference
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
November 13-16, 2021
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2021 Runaway and Homeless Youth National Grantee Training
Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center
November 16-18, 2021
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National Mentoring Summit
January 26-28, 2021
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