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Thursday Three: Living in Reality No Matter What the Cost

  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  1 Cor. 13 1. Living in Reality One of my favorite quotes is from M Scott Peck who said that the definition of mental health can be summed up as living in reality no matter what the cost.  This concept is typically[…]

USAID: Call for Papers on Strategic Religious Engagement

From the USAID CFOI (Faith Based) Listserve: 2020 Evidence Summit on Strategic Religious Engagement The United States Agency for International Development invites the submission of abstracts from individuals or groups for USAID’s Evidence Summit on Strategic Religious Engagement to be held in Washington DC from October 6th – 8th, 2020. The three-day event will examine[…]

Conference Call with Senators:  Advancing the Universal Charitable Deduction

Tuesday, June 2 at 5:00 pm Eastern  Everyone committed to the work of charitable nonprofits during these uncertain economic times is invited to join six U.S. Senators in a free event in support of expanding the charitable deduction. REGISTER NOW Tuesday, June 2 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time During this pandemic, charitable nonprofits of all[…]

Safe Harbor: New Guidance for PPP, Extended Deadline

Treasury Provides Vital Safe Harbor for PPP Loans under $2 Million – Larger borrowers, too, should face reduced risk and uncertainty thanks to new guidance The Administration today provided additional guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). New FAQ #46 should reduce uncertainty for all PPP borrowers, but it especially helps those receiving loans of[…]

SBA Offers Temporary PPP Reprieve, Says to Stay Tuned

– Will the next guidance allay faith-based nonprofits’ concerns?   Leaders in Congress and the Administration are paying attention to the concerns we have been conveying over new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) guidance SBA issued last month. Broad terminology in that guidance created significant confusion among faith-based and other nonprofit borrowers. (See May 1 CARES Act[…]

Leading with WASH for COVID-19 (Webinar Summary)

Key Takeaways: Avoid your programming being a vector for transmission (“first do no harm”) Protect your staff Curate your WASH communication carefully and stay current Partner with others for effective WASH programming Resources: Johns Hopkins Daily Briefing Healthcare Faculties Assessment Tool Developed by Food for the Hungry and Engineers without Borders Water Mission Staff Safeguarding[…]

Are You Having Trouble with PPP?

The following is from Brian Walsh of our Faith and Giving Coalition, which follows tax issues for Accord Network: Faith & Giving Coalition members and other faith-based organizations (FBOs) are reporting that some eligible faith communities/denominations and FBOs may be having trouble securing CARES Act funds through the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). In part,[…]

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