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Your Chance to Weigh In on Racial Equity Goals
Our next monthly VCET Partner meeting is on Tuesday, May 22 from 2 - 4 PM at the University of Richmond's downtown campus at the corner of 7th and Broad (626 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA). The agenda will include a roll out of the proposed shared racial equity goals for the next year and a discussion on whether these are the right goals. We'll talk about how partners are using Hustle, provide a refresher and talk about some additional ideas on how to use it to increase engagement with your members. We look forward to seeing you there!
Race, Equity and Your Organization
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Charlottesville is offering a half day class entitled Race, Equity and Your Organization the afternoon of June 12th in Charlottesville. Registration is $75 for members and $100 for nonmembers. As part of our year long work in this area, we encourage our members to take a look at this opportunity.
If You're Passionate About Economic Justice...
Maybe you should be leading our Economic Justice Work Group! This work group is focused on creating a policy agenda that creates a Virginia where everyone can thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of the circumstances of their birth, family, race or anything else. With both wealth and income inequality increasing, there's a lot of work to do! If you're up to the challenge and want another way to develop in a leadership role, please contact Laura Polk at Laura@engageva.org.
Census 2020 Operations Deeper Dive Webinar
The Leadership Conference has been coordinating nationwide work on the 2020 census for over a year. On May 22nd at 2 PM they will offer a webinar that takes a deep look at the census operations as we ramp up to 2020. An accurate count in Virginia is critical both for funding important priorities but also because district lines drawn in 2021 will be based on the census results. We encourage all our partners to have one person in their organization join this webinar. Please contact Laura Polk at Laura@engageva.org if you'd like to join the broader coalition working to ensure an accurate count in Virginia.
Progressive Pub Crawl
Throw on a shirt or outfit that shows your issue interest(s) and join us on a bar crawl in the Fan area of Richmond on Saturday, May 19th at 1 PM. There is a suggested donation of $10 to support our civic engagement work around progressive issues. Participants will get the chance to win prizes, meet new people and have a great time while supporting the progressive movement. Register and find more info on the registration page. Also, please share the Facebook event with your networks. We hope you can join us!
Advocacy Training Planning Committee
Our 5th Annual Advocacy Training will take place August 11th - 12th in Richmond. Contact Laura Polk at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being part of the planning team for this event.
VCET Retreat for Organizational Leaders
You may have seen our notice last week for the retreat on September 18th for Executive Directors. Please save the date if you are a leader of one of our partner organizations whether you are an Executive Director, a President or a CEO, or something else we haven't thought of. If you are the head of your organization in Virginia, you belong there. Let's spend a day together and figure out how to do bigger things together.
2018 Nonprofit Salary Survey
As part of our Racial Equity work this year we'll be commissioning a salary survey of our partners. However, until those results are available, we thought this national data on salary increases might be of interest to you.
RFP for Funding for 2018 Election Cycle
Analyst Institute together with Civic Innovation Works and Civic Innovation USA has issued an RFP for field experiments on relational voter contact programs. Take a look at the full RFP for more details or sign up for their webinar on May 24th where they'll answer questions.
Verification for Facebook Ads
Do you run Facebook Ads for your organization? You must verify your account if you are the person who has this responsibility. Go to facebook.com/id to complete the verification process. They will ask you for an address. You must enter a physical address (not a PO Box). They will ask for an image of a photo id and your SSN. Facebook will delete the information after it is verified to protect your identity. Also, Facebook is aware the requirements are problematic for undocumented immigrants and they are working to find a way around this. Verify your account asap.
Calendar of Events
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