Resources for Partner Organizations

 

CJP sends out a bi-weekly email to our partner organizations with updates and resources, with an emphasis on addressing the unique challenges presented by the coronavirus crisis. Members of other organizations can sign up for that email here. This page includes content summaries of the latest email (with a link to the full text), as well as links to content published earlier.

*Updated Thursday, January 7

Upcoming Opportunities

 

Synagogue Seminar Series — Solicitation Training

Tuesday, January 19 | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET | Virtual event

Are your staff, board, and development committee comfortable asking for the philanthropic support your synagogue needs to be sustainable and innovative? Come learn step-by-step from Consultant Nanette Fridman on how to make the ask and practice roleplaying both a donor and a solicitor in this interactive session.

Nanette Fridman, MPP, J.D., is a strategist and coach for values-driven organizations and leaders. She is the President of Fridman Strategies, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in governance, fundraising, strategic planning, and leadership development. Nanette speaks and trains across North America and is the author of On Board: What Current and Aspiring Board Members Must Know About Nonprofits & Board Service and Holding the Gavel: What Nonprofit Board Chairs Need to Know.

Please invite your synagogue’s development professionals, development committee, or any board members you think would benefit from this training.

Register Here

LEAP: Innovation & Leading Through COVID

Wednesday, January 27 | 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET | Virtual event

CJP is excited to announce a special joint leadership session presented in partnership with Catholic Charities of Boston and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley: Innovation & Leading Through COVID, featuring keynote speaker, Professor Dutch Leonard, of Harvard Business School.

Leaders should think of themselves as the architects of the conditions for innovation. In this interactive session, Professor Leonard will help us reflect on what conditions led to rapid innovations during COVID and how we can sustain the conditions for the long term.

Professor Dutch Leonard is George F. Baker Jr. Professor of Public Management at the Kennedy School and Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration and Co-chair of the Social Enterprise Initiative at Harvard Business School. He teaches leadership, organizational strategy, crisis management, and financial management. His current research concentrates on crisis management, corporate social responsibility, and performance management.

Register here for the session. 

Virtual Development Convenings

Hosted by Jennifer Weinstock,
Senior Vice President of Philanthropy at CJP 
Mondays: February 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 21 | 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Please join Jennifer on these open Zoom video calls to ask questions and discuss how we are fundraising during these unpredictable and challenging times.


General Information


Read full 1/7 email
 

New guide for reporting antisemitic incidents

Anti-Defamation League New England (ADL) and CJP are pleased to announce a new collaboration which has resulted in the creation of an informative resource guide to effectively support our community members in reporting antisemitic or bias incidents.

Everyone has a role in confronting antisemitism and hate when they see or experience it. This guide provides a step-by-step approach to reporting, which is a very important action in standing up and speaking out about antisemitism and hate. By reporting, you are helping us monitor trends, improve communal security, direct resources where the needs are greatest, and advocate for funding to combat bias and bigotry in our communities.

Please share this guide widely and remind your community to report incidents on this website.

Helpful resource from Nutter on new stimulus package

The U.S. Congress passed the long-awaited bipartisan stimulus package on December 21, 2020. According to Nutter.com, this package includes significant changes to the existing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as well as an opportunity for certain businesses to seek a second PPP loan (a “second draw loan”) if they meet specific financial metrics. Click here for a summary of the changes and details on eligibility for a second draw loan. We encourage you to reach out to your bank if you are interested in pursuing this option.

Federal Nonprofit Security Grants

During calendar year 2020, 40 Jewish organizations in Massachusetts received over $2.2 million in Federal and Commonwealth Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) funds to improve their physical security infrastructure. The CJP Communal Security Initiative provided support to many successful applicants, and in 2021 we want to support you!

The time to prepare is now, as the FY 2021 notice of funding opportunity is likely to be announced in the next two months and there may only be a two-week window to submit applications. We strongly encourage organizational leaders to consider applying for a grant this coming year. Grants are available to organizations in the Metro-Boston area and throughout the state, and we encourage all eligible institutions to apply. For more information, please email us and/or sign up for our newsletter where we will announce when the grants are open to the public.

CJP’s Communal Security Initiative (CSI) supports a thriving Jewish community by providing (no-cost) security services to approximately 200 Jewish organizations in the CJP catchment area. For information on free services and resources — as well as grant application information — we invite you to visit the CJP CSI website.


Resources for Synagogues

 

Synagogue Seminar Series — Solicitation Training

Tuesday, January 19 | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET | Virtual event
Are your staff, board, and development committee comfortable asking for the philanthropic support your synagogue needs to be sustainable and innovative? Come learn step-by-step from Consultant Nanette Fridman on how to make the ask and practice roleplaying both a donor and a solicitor in this interactive session.

Nanette Fridman, MPP, J.D., is a strategist and coach for values-driven organizations and leaders. She is the President of Fridman Strategies, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in governance, fundraising, strategic planning, and leadership development. Nanette speaks and trains across North America and is the author of On Board: What Current and Aspiring Board Members Must Know About Nonprofits & Board Service and Holding the Gavel: What Nonprofit Board Chairs Need to Know.

Please invite your synagogue’s development professionals, development committee, or any board members you think would benefit from this training.

Register Here

Emerging Synagogue Trends and the COVID Crisis: Envisioning a Jewish Future

Tuesday, February 2 | 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET | Virtual event
In this webinar with Dr. Steven Windmueller, you will learn about the trends influencing synagogues and the ways in which COVID-19 has increased organizational pressure to increase impact and efficiency. Innovative examples will be shared from across the country.

Dr. Steven Windmueller is Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Studies at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles where he served as director of its School of Jewish Nonprofit Management and dean of the L.A. campus.

Please invite anyone from your organization you think would benefit from this webinar.

Register here

Massachusetts Issues Guidance for Houses of Worship 

Specific details for houses of worship, along with resources and checklists, can be found here. Additional details are on the Reopening Massachusetts webpage and CJP’s Communal Security Initiative page. There are also Reentry Resources on this webpage.

Syngague Webinars

View resources from past synagogue webinars on our past webinar page.


MA Reopening and Covid Resources


Reopening of Massachusetts

The Baker-Polito Administration has developed a comprehensive plan to safely reopen the Massachusetts economy, get people back to work, and ease social restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19. Learn more here.

The guidelines for child and youth serving program have been posted. They require providers to create detailed reopening plans that must be approved by the Department of Early Education and Care.

Small Business Administration Loan Program  

The Small Business Administration announced that its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) grant and loan program is open. This program offers long-term, low interest loans that can be used to cover payroll and inventory, pay debt or fund other expenses. Additionally, the EIDL Advance will provide up to $10,000 ($1,000 per employee) of emergency economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties, and these emergency grants do not have to be repaid.

Federal Paycheck Protection Program Funding Update

The Federal Government is issuing new guidance and rules regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans. Below are resources, updates, and other resources to help you manage your PPP loan. 

Nonprofit Governance Bylaws and COVID-19 

Massachusetts has issued new guidance to help nonprofit organizations manage their boards of directors and governance processes during COVID-19. Among other guidelines that provide flexibility, new legislation allows boards to meet virtually, even if an organization’s bylaws require in-person meetings. The new provisions will be in place until 60 days after Governor Baker ends the State of Emergency in Massachusetts. More information can be found here

Webinars

 

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External Resources

Contact Information


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Financial assistance:
If you or someone you know in our community needs financial assistance during these difficult days, please visit the CJP Warmline or call the Warmline at 1-800-CJP-9500.