UNA Member News (Nov 21)

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We have arrived at that wonderful time of year when we get to celebrate all that we are grateful to have experienced. Here at UNA we hold a huge amount of gratitude for YOU! 

We thank all the employees and volunteers of all the nonprofits in Utah.We celebrate and are so grateful for the time, energy and enthusiasm you offer to the world every day.  You make our community better, more vibrant and more vital. 

Thank you Gracias Obrigado Sukriya Merci Danke Tesekkur ederim Dziekuje Qaĝaasakung Hvala धन्यवाद Grazie どうもありがとう Ahéhee' Tapadh leibh Mālō Ngiyabonga Takk 謝謝

 

Our country is divided. As nonprofit bridge builders we can begin to change that.

Kate Rubalcava, CEO, Utah Nonprofits Association

Late last week the Dalai Lama talked about usefulness and feeling needed and how those things intertwine with our humanity as a people. Ultimately indicating that those who serve others are happier. I challenge each of us this week and in the months ahead, as we unpack the 2016 election cycle, to reflect on that concept of service to others. How lucky are we that in Utah there is such dedication to volunteerism and service. Each and every one of us can recall a moving story we’ve heard about someone else’s volunteer experience and how they have been moved or influenced by what they have learned. We also likely have our own.

The nonprofit sector, as you all well know, serves a great purpose in our communities. Our sector bridges the gap in services that government and business cannot fill. As nonprofit professionals we work tirelessly each day to provide quality experiences for our youth and our seniors. We work to ensure that our lands are protected, that our air is cleaner and our water is safe to drink. We work to feed the hungry and to provide housing for those who do not have shelter. We provide counseling and crisis intervention throughout all hours of the day. We provide safe and nurturing environments for all to learn and grow in. The ripple effect of our service to others makes the sun shine brighter each day and it also lights the faces of those we interact with daily. Which is why I refuse to believe that we, as nonprofit professionals, embody the hatred that I am seeing and hearing about in the aftermath of the election of President-elect Trump. 

There were dozens of candidates, in Utah alone, that ran for political office. Those brave souls saw gaps to be filled in their communities and decided to do something about it. I applaud each of them for their bravery, their commitment to their values and the needs of their communities .....Read More

UNA offers these opportunities to promote bridge building:

Nonprofit Day on the Hill
February 16, 2017
Register Here!

Southern Utah Community Impact Summit
April 4, 2016
Registration opening soon!

 

QuickBooks Made Easy

Join Gregg S. Bossen, CPA and nonprofit accounting expert as he covers the basics and advanced topics specifically for nonprofits.  Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks provided!

Provo: December 6
Salt Lake City: December 7

 

Community Announcements

UServeUtah is accepting grant applications for the 2017 MLK Day of Service. Grants up to $1000 will be awarded to Utah nonprofit organizations to assist in creating projects that occur between January 13 - 22 celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Grants are limited, but your service dreams are not! Applications, eligibility requirements and more information can be found at userve.utah.gov/mlk-day-grants. The deadline to apply is December 2, 2017.

SelectHealth and KSL NewsRadio have partnered to create a program called Utah Gives Back. Each weekday at 8:27am, SelectHealth Community Relations Manager Greg Reid spotlights a Utah organization making a difference in the community on KSL NewsRadio. If you know of an organization that extends a hand of friendship, understanding, hope or help, please nominate them to be spotlighted. Listen to past spotlights and nominate at utahgivesback.com.

UServeUtah will present the Volunteer Management Training on December 8 & 9in Lehi, Utah. Early Bird registration is $48 until Nov 15. Read more and register here.

Mergenthaler Transfer and Storage in SLC has a very large stock of office chairs, desks, cubicle frames, small file cabinets and more that they would love to give away to nonprofits. If you're interested please contact Stacy Luong sluong@mergenthaler.net for more details.  

On Nov 16, 2016 12:00 - 1:00 pm GPA is offering From Cabinets to the Table: The Ever-Changing Dynamics of Federal Funding Procurement. Read more and register here.

 
Welcome New Nonprofit Members!

Chabad Lubavitch of Utah

MetaSport FC

Trails Utah

Utah Legal Clinic Foundation

 
Welcome New Business Members! 

BW Productions

 

Member Benefit Spotlight

First Nonprofit Group offers UNA members state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy state unemployment tax requirements for nonprofits.

Participating UNA member organizations are now saving as much as 20%!Read more here.

First Nonprofit Companies provide convenient local consulting for unemployment claims. To find out more about this membership benefit, visit First Nonprofit Group Unemployment Insurance.

If you're interested in this program for 2017, contact Megan Cauthorn today as the deadline is approaching! megan.cauthorn@amtrustgroup.com

 
 

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