Livingston Nonprofits Receive Thousands from County in Support of Programs

TAPinto | February 18, 2019

Two Livingston-based nonprofit organizations, including and the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Essex County chapter and ARC of Essex County, were among the 33 nonprofits to receive funding as part of Essex County’s $5.5 million in community development block grants (CDBG) and emergency solutions grants (ESG). The $9,800 awarded to NCJW will supports its job-readiness program, and the $29,400 awarded to ARC of Essex County will be used toward the purchase of an accessible vehicle. The total of about $5.5 million from the CDBG and ESG programs represents an increase of about $400,000 over the previous year, according to the county. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development.

Spotlight

The 3 C’s of Fundraising are all 3 legs, or, the 3 Cs of fundraising capacity, commitment and connection should be firmly in place prior to raising money for a building renovation or endowment campaign.

Spotlight

The 3 C’s of Fundraising are all 3 legs, or, the 3 Cs of fundraising capacity, commitment and connection should be firmly in place prior to raising money for a building renovation or endowment campaign.

Related News

NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY

Sionic Introduces Real-Time, Bank-to-Bank Donations for Nonprofits

Sionic | July 08, 2022

Sionic, a leading provider of omni-commerce, consumer-to-business payments solutions, today announced it is releasing online and mobile widgets to accept real-time, bank-to-bank digital donations, enabling instant, lower-cost cash deposits from donors to nonprofits. The service enables nonprofit organizations to receive direct deposit, one-time or recurring donations while bypassing expensive credit card swipe fees and providing immediate access to funds. Previously, Sionic successfully facilitated digital donations for nonprofits via its Shop2Give mobile app and platform. Building on this experience, Sionic is now the first provider to offer nonprofits the ability to accept real-time payments (RTP) for donations. The company is aligning with top financial institutions, payments processors and eCommerce providers to bring Pay-by-Bank to the checkout experience. “Sionic is leveraging its rich history of creating practical and meaningful fundraising solutions for the nonprofit community, Delivering direct cash deposits from donors to nonprofits’ bank accounts while bypassing expensive card swipe fees is a win-win for both parties.” William C. Brown, Chief Marketing Officer for Sionic Sionic is also offering a “Bundled Payments” package, enabling nonprofits to access both Pay-by-Bank and Pay-by-Card widgets, consolidating all donations within a single platform. Sionic will securely process all card payments through Cybersource®, a Visa solution, and bank payments through The RTP Network®. About Sionic Atlanta-based Sionic is leading The Great Reallocation in digital payments by delivering instant bank-to-bank transfers from consumers to merchants. Sionic's market first, ULink™, is bringing real-time direct deposits to the point of sale via mobile, online, in-store, or in-vehicle experiences. The company has partnered with top financial institution owners of The RTP Network for bank payments and CyberSource, a Visa solution, for secure card payment processing. Merchants accepting real-time payments bypass expensive card swipe fees and receive POS cash deposits immediately. Consumers receive special perks for paying with their bank accounts.

Read More

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

CAEL receives $15.7 million grant from Truist Foundation to strengthen financial services career pathways

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL); Truist Foundation | May 09, 2022

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), a nonprofit organization helping adult learners navigate on- and off-ramps between education and employment, announced it has been awarded a $15.7 million grant from Truist Foundation. The CAEL and Truist Foundation partnership encompasses a six-year multicity initiative that prioritizes Black, Indigenous, and persons of color (BIPOC) as well as underserved communities by building career paths in professions and industries historically unavailable to them, such as financial services. "Our work with CAEL will provide the tools adult learners, workforce organizations, postsecondary institutions and service providers need to ensure individuals can secure a position and prosper within previously inaccessible industries," said Lynette Bell, president of Truist Foundation. "Beyond our grant, Truist Bank intends to partner with CAEL to hire some of the talented adult learners who participate in the initiative's career pathways." Championing adult learner success for more than 40 years, CAEL has established and grown partnerships with workforce organizations, employers, postsecondary education institutions, regions and communities across the nation. CAEL will be partnering with nationally recognized organizations for this initiative, including CareerWork$ (BankWork$ program), CollegeAPP, Emsi Burning Glass, PAIRIN, and Riipen. The supportive ecosystem created by CAEL's work and partnership with Truist Foundation will allow adult learners to gain access to meaningful employment while creating and sustaining a diverse talent pipeline for the financial services industry. This initiative will roll out in five communities over the next six years. CAEL's partnership with Truist Foundation will: Establish partnerships with local community colleges and postsecondary institutions to ensure all adult learners have access to affordable remote and in-person classes with flexible hours and curricula, prioritizing effectiveness for women and BIPOC adult learners. Establish partnerships with local Workforce Development Boards. Provide support and resources to workforce organizations in the region to connect more job seekers to higher-wage jobs and long-term career opportunities. Provide training and tools to organizations in the financial services industry to encourage them to hire talented and diverse adult learners and support them as candidates and employees, setting them up for success. Explore potential partnerships with service providers such as local child care centers, transportation services, mental health organizations and other areas to ensure services are available and accessible, allowing adult learners to face fewer barriers when entering the financial services workforce. This comprehensive support system aims to make it possible for women, BIPOC and other underrepresented adult learners to secure, persist and excel in their careers. A lack of coordination among postsecondary institutions, employers and workforce organizations has limited opportunities to promote diversity, equity and inclusion within many industries, including financial services. This generous support from Truist Foundation will allow CAEL to bring about collaboration among educators, workforce developers, employers and service organizations to build more equitable and comprehensive pathways into financial services and adjacent industries for adult learners who have long faced systemic barriers to rewarding occupations." Earl Buford, CAEL president Expensive hurdles such as education, transportation and child care prevent many qualified individuals from pursuing employment opportunities. CAEL's work and partnership with Truist Foundation will uplift individuals within an empowering career path, diversify the financial services sector, provide individuals the opportunity to generate sustainable and generational wealth and provide support and resources to workforce organizations and educational institutions. About CAEL Recognizing that adult learners are the backbone of the U.S. economy, CAEL helps forge a clear, viable connection between education and career success, providing solutions that promote sustainable and equitable economic growth. CAEL opens doors to opportunity in collaboration with workforce and economic developers, postsecondary educators, employers and industry groups, and foundations and other mission-aligned organizations. By engaging with these stakeholders, we foster a culture of innovative, lifelong learning that helps individuals, and their communities thrive. A national membership organization established in 1974, CAEL is a part of Strada Collaborative, a mission-driven nonprofit. About Truist Foundation The Truist Foundation is committed to Truist Financial Corporation's purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Established in 2020, the foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. The Truist Foundation's grants and activities focus on building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses.

Read More

NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT

HackerRank Announces Launch of Global Partner Network to Drive Innovation with Partners and Create Positive Impact for Customers

HackerRank | July 05, 2022

HackerRank, the developer skills company, today announced the formation of a global partner network, bringing together leading technology, services, and nonprofit organizations to best support its customers across all stages of the technical hiring journey. The HackerRank Partner Network is designed to drive innovation through strong collaboration with leading organizations and expand the capabilities of the tools hiring teams use regularly. The partner network will create a positive impact on the lives of candidates and hiring teams as they recruit, hire and develop today's top technical talent by providing a level playing field for candidates in which their skills and competencies will be accurately incorporated into hiring decisions. Further, this approach supports efforts of organizations that are looking to implement more fair hiring processes, directly supporting programs aimed at increasing diversity and inclusion. "The adoption of HackerRank is about organizations committing to business transformation that prioritizes skills over pedigree, Our customers know that accurately measuring skills data is no longer optional; it is core to a future of work where jobs are constantly reinvented through the consistent use of skills data. The HackerRank Partner Network is an important milestone on our journey to help organizations be more productive by helping them hire, upskill and mobilize developers based on skills." -Vivek Ravisankar, HackerRank CEO and co-founder. More than 3,000 customers across all industries, including more than 25% of the Fortune 100, and a community of 18 million developers rely on HackerRank to raise their hiring bars and test their skills. The HackerRank Partner Network brings three types of formal partners into the fold: Technology Partners provide companies with the most streamlined and seamless experience for recruiters and hiring managers, while creating best-in-class candidate experiences that reduce overall time to hire. Services Partners supply customers with cross-platform, data-driven insights and support to develop HR transformation strategies and deliver results across a number of key initiatives. Nonprofit Partners support organizations that strive to make a positive impact in the market around the development and hiring of a more diverse pool of developers and other tech talent. Finding, hiring and retaining highly skilled talent is a top priority for organizations right now, said Steve Lucas, CEO, iCIMS. Companies need advanced and integrated technology to deliver seamless talent experiences, manage their teams and continue to build winning workforces. We are thrilled to be an active member of the HackerRank Partner Network and look forward to creating positive impact together. About HackerRank- HackerRank, the developer skills company, helps businesses attract, evaluate and hire the best technical talent from around the world. More than 3,000 customers across all industries, including over 25% of the Fortune 100, rely on HackerRank to raise their hiring bars. More than 18 million developers (approximately 40% of the global developer population) trust HackerRank to learn and showcase their coding skills.

Read More