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  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[…]

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,[…]

USAID

Over 80 Accord members joined Chuck Pope and Randy Tift with USAID’s COVID-19 Global Task Force for a webinar on April 6, 2020 regarding the CARES Act and the role of unsolicited applications. Chuck and Randy shared insights into the U.S. global response to COVID-19 and details on how the recent CARES Act $274 million[…]

Below is a message from our Faith and Giving Coalition in Washington DC regarding the end of the Parking Lot Tax. I want to thank all of you who joined in these efforts. Happy New Year, Chad! I hope during your holiday celebrations you found a moment to celebrate the repeal of the “church parking[…]

At OneAccord in October, our membership unanimously approved changes to Accord’s dues schedule for 2020 and 2021. While we are raising dues, we are adding valuable incentives: Associate members can send their CEO to OneAccord without registration cost. Members can send their CEO to OneAccord AND our Colorado exec retreat without registration fee. The San[…]

This is a guest post by Doug Fountain, the Executive Director of Christian Connections for International Health. CCIH is an Accord member and is an association that serves over 160 organizations and several hundred individuals around the world who advance health and wholeness from a Christian perspective. A gathering of leaders a few days ago[…]

We want to let you know that there will be a members meeting at the OneAccord forum (Sept. 30-Oct. 3, Ridgecrest, NC). We will discuss our activities for the year, board memberships, and our dues structure as an organization. We look forward to seeing you there.

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