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Haiti Working Group

  The Problem: Haiti is encountering a staggering level of political & social chaos, making the work of INGOs increasingly difficult.    Our Response: As members of Accord and CCIH, we could benefit in comparing notes and seeking collaborative responses to the increasing challenge of working in Haiti. The group would be ad-hoc in nature[…]

Climate Meeting at OneAccord

Whether we realize it or not, climate change is deeply impacting the work that all of us do, and those whom we serve. Increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters, prolonged drought, irregularity of rainfall, decreasing biodiversity and rising sea levels are just some of the most obvious climate impacts that make our work more[…]

Dealing with Compliance Issues in the Field: Zoom Conversation for Members

Accord will host a conversation via Zoom about compliance issues that we face in the field, focusing on Central America.  NGOs face increased regulations in Nicaragua, and other countries in the region seem poised to follow. Noon Eastern on Tuesday, February 1.  Accord members only. ***REGISTER HERE*** We will focus on: The situations on the[…]

A Prayer for Us As We Work for Racial Justice

The Accord Board of Directors felt that it would be helpful to share a communication that we think speaks into the moment we are find ourselves in as a network and work for racial justice and inclusion.  In addition to what is below, We would like to assemble any helpful resources that might assist fellow[…]

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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