Need Guidance on Nonprofit Voter Registration Drives? Sign Up for a FREE Webinar on June 14th
Nonprofit VOTE is holding a webinar on June 14th for nonprofit organizations to offer tools and guidance on integrating voter engagement into your ongoing activities and services. The webinar and collaterals will help you create a voter registration plan, develop strategies and tactics for registering community members, and, most important—ensure you remain nonpartisan. Nonprofit VOTE is the leading source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits. The Policy Institute is partnering with Nonprofit VOTE on a number of get-out-the-vote initiatives, so stay tuned for more developments as Election Day draws near.
Title of webinar: “Ready, Set, Register: Nonprofit Voter Registration”
When: June 14, 2012 @2:00pm Eastern; 11:00am Pacific
To Register Click Here.
NULPI Facilitates HHS Panel on Community-Based Organizations and Workforce Development
Last week, NULPI staff facilitated an Informal Group Discussion exploring the role of community-based organizations (CBOs) in workforce development. The activity was part of the 15th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference (WREC), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The topic, suggested by NULPI, was one of 13 group discussions on various social welfare issues.
The discussion group included representatives from community colleges, research and other nonprofit organizations. In general, the consensus on the role of CBOs was positive—CBOs are valued for their expertise in soft skills training, supportive and wrap-around services, and job placement, but not financially rewarded for their work. Conversely, CBOs are undervalued in the area of research – i.e. there is very little research on the work of CBOs throughout the welfare and workforce systems.