Weekly Resource Round-Up: March 8, 2022
This Week's Resources
If you have resources to share with our network, please contact Tobi Mojeed-Balogun our Associate Director of Programs Support.
NYS COVID Mandate Updates
As most of you all know, indoor mask mandates expired in public schools on Monday. A lot of the news around mandates and restrictions have been a little confusing so I will list some resources below that might help.
PIX11 COVID Updates - kind of NYC-centric but state information is included. Link here.
NYS Department of Health COVID website - It's a one stop shop with an info summary at the top. Link here.
If you have any other resources, please feel free to share them with me so I can share them with everyone!
Hungry on Staten Island Conflict Resolution Worksheet.
Special thank you to Susan Fowler from Christ Church who shared a conflict resolution worksheet, De-escalating With Dignity, from Elaine Smith, LCSW. The rest of the page is also filled with many resources regarding things like starting a pantry, accessing free condoms and safe sex classes, grants, and even recipes. The link to access the page is here.
2022 Bulk Buy Application!
We are thrilled to announce that we will begin accepting proposals for our 2022 Bulk Buy Program! Bulk Buy allows us to aggregate food purchasing across the Diocese and means free high-quality food for EC programs. You can find our brief application form HERE! Please contact SK with any questions or concerns.
CharityHowTo Free Webinar: "So You Want To Write a Grant?"
"Grants are a key part of launching new programs and projects for many nonprofits, but where do you begin? Join us for this FREE webinar as we discuss how grants can help your organization and the common pitfalls and challenges encountered for many first time grant writers." The webinar will be held March 15th and the link to register is here.
NYSHealth Foundation Virtual Conference: "What’s in Store for New York’s Food Future?"
NYS Health will be holding a virtual conference on "the federal and state policies and pilot programs that can have a positive impact on New York’s food future." Panelists will discuss the role states have in: tackling food and nutrition security, scaling and replicating medically tailored meals and nutritious food referral programs, and Developing policy pathways that will enable the permanent provision of free school meals for all New York State public school students. If this is something you are interested or you would like to learn more about the program click here for the link to register and the full agenda.
Fundraising Series for DYCD Contracted Organizations
The Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) will be offering an educational series about creating "more effective, equitable, and sustainable" fundraising efforts. The first session is on the day of publication of this blog so I won't include it but the second session, on March 10, is a workshop about designing effective junior boards (you can register here). The third session (March 31) is about hiring and supporting development staff in order to maintain retention (you can register here). The last session (April 5) is a panel about fundraising during challenging times. They will be pulling from experiences learned during the pandemic. You can register for the last session here.
That's all for this week -- thanks for all you do!