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Affiliate Digest for September 5, 2018

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Affiliate Digest 

September 5, 2018

Dear UnidosUS Affiliates,


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 - Have You Registered to Join Us 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 several of your peers, so there is value to be gained if you join us at one or both!

Tampa Fall Regional Convening – September 25-26, 2018 includes the following:

· 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!

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

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


You can also join us in Houston for the Texas Fall Regional Convening – October 18-19, 2018. Stay tuned for updates as we confirm sessions. 

Tell Us About Your Affiliate Leadership Development Programs - Survey 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 lead. If your agency administers leadership development programs, including those that build leaders within your organization and/or that develop external leaders, please complete questionnaire here!              

Opportunities and Resources

UnidosUS 2019 Annual Conference Registration is $200 for Affiliates

 The 2019 Annual Conference is coming to San Diego Convention Center on August 3-6, 2019. 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

Deadline Extended for the UnidosUS LOI: Due 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 these five 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

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) seekd Program Officer 

 Leading philanthropic force, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, helps communities create the conditions children need to thrive. They are seeking nominations and applications for a Program Officer for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT). Launched in 2016 with 14 communities across the country, TRHT is a comprehensive, national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change addressing the historic and contemporary effects of racism. To read full details of position please click here.
 Mission Asset Fund Webinar: From Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Form an LLC Business - September 20, 2018
 UnidosUS Affiliate Mission Asset Fund invites you to share the following entrepreneurship webinar with those who may benefit: This webinar will help you navigate the legal and financial implications of forming an LLC business, like liability protections and the tax advantages this structure offers. You’ll hear case studies about when and why entrepreneurs form LLCs, and we'll share resources to help you on your entrepreneurship path. Register here 
 Benefit to Affiliates: Sight for Students Gift Certificates
 As an UnidosUS Affiliate, you may request Sight for Students gift certificates for children to have free access to quality eye care and glasses through a local VSP provider. As our Affiliate, you are able to apply to distribute Sight for Students gift certificates using this link and selected our organization from the drop-down menu. (Please note, we are working with VSP to update to UnidosUS) 

 Protect and Advance

UnidosUS Affiliates Su Clínica Sees More Voter Registration and Interes as Midterms Near

People all over the country aren’t just outraged. They’re getting engaged. And thousands have already registered to become voters. From Philadelphia to Miami and Texas to Arizona, UnidosUS and our Affiliates are working hard to ensure that these new voters are able to advocate for the issues they care about. Read full blog here.

 Julio Santana and Javier Araiza of UnidosUS Affiliate Su Clínica. Photo: Su Clínica
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