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  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[…]

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[…]

Anglican Relief and Development Fund Location: Poland and through partners in Ukraine Activities: Raising funds to send to trusted and vetted partners for relief activities Blessings International Location: Ukraine, Romania, Poland Activities: Shipping medicine and minor medical supplies CAMA Services Location: Ukraine, Poland, possible other locations in Europe Activities: Funding of relief efforts directly and[…]

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[…]

Watch the full recording with Q + A here. Organizations responding to the voices being amplified today are asking, “How do we bring about real cultural shifts that last and make a difference?” Integral Alliance and Accord Network came together to host a discussion on the issue that has risen to the forefront of every[…]

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[…]

  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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

– 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[…]

Kristen Check and Rodney Green, both with Compassion International, recently facilitated Accord members in a discussion on how Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) can adapt in the age of COVID-19 and serve as a powerful tool to better address new realities caused by the pandemic.   Webinar participants completed a series of polling questions to show[…]

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[…]

Bill Haley, Executive Director of Coracle, joined Accord members on April 16, 2020 to discuss self-care for leaders during the COVID-19 crisis. Bill’s session builds on the webinar from earlier this week about how to equip staff during this crisis.     The session covered four major areas of self-care: Gratitude: Be conscientiously grateful. Gifts: Receive[…]

Bill Simmons, President and CEO of American Leprosy Missions, led a recent Accord Network webinar on April 14, 2020 in which he shared lessons he’s learned about how to care well for staff during crises. Bill draws inspiration from another time of hardship in his life; the difficult decision to lead a retail book distributor[…]

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