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Affiliate Digest for August 29, 2018

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Affiliate Digest 

August 29, 2018




Below you will find the UnidosUS Affiliate Digest, a weekly newsletter that highlights events, updates,

and resources. We encourage you to share information on upcoming activities or successes at your organization to include in the Digest.


This issue includes:


UnidosUS Updates and Events
Fall Regional Convenings Are Here! Will You Join Us this Fall in Tampa or Houston?


Join us in Florida and Texas to connect with fellow Affiliates from across the country and discuss important policies impacting the Latino community. The convenings are open to all Affiliates and will feature best-practices in nonprofit management from a number of your peers, so there is value to be gained if you join us at one or both!

This year’s Tampa Fall Regional Convening  will take place September 25 & 26, you can look forward to:

· Hispanic Services Council 6th Annual “Our Voices…Our Future” Networking Breakfast

Keynote Speaker, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of UnidosUS (Must indicate desire to attend through our registration)

·  Roundtable and Networking Lunch with Janet Murguía

·  Civic Engagement Briefing by our Policy Team

·  Nonprofit Capacity Building sessions featuring Affiliates. Topics will focus on Leadership Development, Diverse Funding Streams, Board Development and more!

Register for Tampa, Florida taking place on September 25-26 here! Limited stipends are still available for UnidosUS Affiliates in good standing with their Affiliation requirements (recertification, cobranding and payment of annual dues)

Hilton Tampa Downtown
211 N Tampa St. Tampa, FL 33602

Book by September 14th to receive a special room rate of $149 + tax.


Texas Fall Regional Convening will be in Houston on October 18-19, 2018 and we are working on the location and agenda, but hope to see you there as well! Register here today!

Register for the 2019 Annual Conference Today for $200 for Affiliates!

UnidosUS invites you to the 2019 Annual Conference at the San Diego Convention Center from August 3-6, 2019. This convening will be the site of innovative workshops, thought-provoking plenary sessions, and give attendees the chance to hear from leaders across industries.

Visit the Conference website and take advantage of the discounted Conference tickets! From now until Sunday, October 21, you can register for the 2019 UnidosUS Annual Conference at the lowest price available. If you buy 10 registrations, your 11th is free. Read about this program on the second page of Registration Information doc. 

Take the Leadership Development Programs Survey Today! Closes September 14, 2018

As part of the planning efforts to meet leadership development needs and opportunities, we would like to deepen our knowledge of the leadership programs Affiliates currently administer and leverage the expertise and best practices within the UnidosUS Affiliate Network. If your agency currently administers leadership development programs, including those that build leaders within your organization and/or that develop external leaders, please complete questionnaire here!

Having this information will be valuable as we continue to work with you to ensure our programing is responsive to your needs, and continues to tap into the expertise, experience, and excellence of the Affiliate network.

Opportunities and Resources

Deadline Extended for the UnidosUS LOI: Due Friday September 7, 2018

Through support from Comcast, UnidosUS invites organizations to submit Letters of Intent (LOI) for a three-month planning grant for up to $10,000. Planning grants will help organizations determine the digital divide that exists in their community and how they plan to narrow the gap. As such, UnidosUS is requesting proposed plans to be in one of the four focus areas: Civic Engagement, Financial Capability, Immigrant Integration, Health and Workforce Development. Dependent on the results of the planning grant and deliverables, select organizations will receive three-year grants to put their program ideas in action. Opportunity limited to specific markets Please read more here.

Letters of intent should be submitted electronically via this link by August 31, 2018, 6pm PST. EXTENDED to September 7, 2018. Applications submitted after that time will not be considered for funding.  Please direct questions to

2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize - Deadline November 1, 2018 


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize (the Prize) recognizes communities that have come together around a commitment to health, opportunity, and equity through collaboration and inclusion, especially with historically marginalized populations and those facing the greatest barriers to good health. The Prize honors those communities that are working to give everyone the opportunity to live well, including residents that are often left behind.

To read more about the selection criteria and to apply click here.

Help us Encourage Community Partners to Join UnidosUS!

UnidosUS Affiliation application is currently open! Help us spread the word and encourage community partners to apply if you believe they’d be interested in Affiliation with UnidosUS. Please share the  “Affiliation Eligibility Wizard”  with these organizations to start the process. The next application deadline is Friday November 16th, 2018.  Please see Affiliation Flyer for more details on the UnidosUS network, to access and complete the Affiliation application for this cycle please click here

Elevate Your Partnership with UnidosUS!

We would like to thank you for your commitment in partnering with UnidosUS, and ask for your help in updating your website with the UnidosUS Affiliate logo if you haven’t done so already. Reference the UnidosUS and Affiliate Co-Branding Guidelines and download the Affiliate logo.

We are stronger together and now more than ever will need to advance our work to ensure we push our community forward. Help us meet the goals we shared last fall with the following easy steps:

  1. Add the UnidosUS Affiliate logo on your website
  2. List UnidosUS as a partner on your website
  3. Mention your Affiliation with UnidosUS in your “About Us” section of your website

Let us know how you cobrand with UnidosUS by participating in our co-branding survey!

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