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Affiliate Conference Bulletin


Are you ready for Conference? We are looking forward to joining many of you in San Diego next week! This week’s conference bulletin dives deeper into activities you won’t want to miss to help you plan your time with us!

This issue features:

Get ready to Transform. Influence. Lead. with us at the UnidosUS Annual Conference!  Today is the last day to register!

Will You Join Us at the Affiliate Leadership Breakfast? Reserve Your Seat Today

Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. 

Register Here

UnidosUS and the UnidosUS Affiliate Council invite you to The Affiliate Leadership Breakfast, this will be a high-level forum on issues of relevance for Affiliate Executive Directors, and their senior leadership and Board members, and provides a dedicated Affiliate-only space to identify ways to strategize with other UnidosUS Affiliate Network organizations. 

This year’s Affiliate Leadership Breakfast will feature:

First, UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía will present the UnidosUS’s 2020 Empowerment Priorities as we prepare to maximize our impact in a potentially watershed election year. We are excited to share this plan, which was informed by Affiliate input received over the past year through the different sessions on UnidosUS’s 50th Anniversary Campaign for Equal Opportunity and the strategy development process.

Second, a robust discussion will follow entitled, Next Level of Advocacy: Is a Sister 501 (c)(4) In Your Future?

The UnidosUS Affiliate Network has shown immense interest in establishing a stronger presence in the advocacy and electoral spheres to enhance the voice of the communities they serve. The thought of “speaking politically” as an organization can be intimidating at first, but we have members of the Affiliate Network that prove it is possible and can have outstanding impact.

In this session, we will discuss why establishing a sister 501 (c)(4) organization is an important next step for Affiliates to take their advocacy footprint to the next level. Affiliate leaders will share their experiences in establishing 501(c)(4) organizations and the opportunities this entity can bring to engage your communities leading up to the 2020 election and beyond. Whether your organization already has a 501(c)(4) or is thinking about forming one in the future, you will walk away with a greater understanding of how a 501(c)(4) can be a powerful tool to strengthen our collective impact and ability to effect change for the Latino community.  


Christina Bustos, Associate, Sandler, Reiff, Lamb, Rosenstein & Birkenstock

David Adame, President & CEO, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., UnidosUS Board of Directors

Jennie Carreón, Assistant Vice President of Civic Engagement, AltaMed



Luis Granados, Chief Executive Officer, Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), UnidosUS Board of Directors


Since this is a space exclusively for Affiliate Executive Directors, senior leadership, and Board members, you are not automatically registered for this event with your conference registration, registration is required, Register here today!


Download the 2019 UnidosUS Conference App Today!

This year’s Conference App is now available for download. This year’s App will help you navigate the schedule and keep up with fellow Affiliates.

Some features include:

  • Build your own profile and connect with new peers
  • Build a personalized schedule tailored to your interests
  • See information on sessions, bios on speakers, and more 
  • Listen to our UnidosUS Spotify playlist
  • Share your Conference experience in our social wall
  • Full list of the Affiliate Network*
* If you do not see your organizations logo in app, please send logo to as a square (1:1 ratio), high resolution logo (500px by 500px), PNG format preferred 



A Big THANK YOU to Affiliates on the 2019 Conference Host Committee for All Your Hard Work!

This Week’s Road to San Diego Features Affiliate Casa Familiar 

In this week’s Road to San Diego article, we feature Casa Familiar. Affiliate Casa Familiar offers services from affordable housing to arts ad culture to community and economic development. Casa Familiar has a history of working with the people, for the people, and its vision puts organizing and empowerment at the forefront. Next week they’ll be celebrating their Abrazo Awards Gala 2019 on Thursday August 1, 2019,  in which they’ll honor UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía, and they’ll celebrate their creative ideas for the development of the U.S.-Mexico border.

For question about the Abrazo Awards and discounted tickets for UnidosUS Affiliates, please contact Tiernan Seaver at

Read full blog here: The untold border crisis: How UnidosUS Affiliate Casa Familiar is tackling environmental social justice

Previous blogs:

Checkout These Workshop Previews – You Won’t Want to Miss them!

Choose from more than 25 workshops that tackle issues the Latino community is facing.  On this issue, we are featuring:

  • The “You” Advantage: Using Your Uniqueness to Build a Bridge of Possibilities (Future Changemakers) Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


“It’s better to give than to receive.” We’ve all heard that, but Pedro David Espinoza takes it a step further: “If serving is beneath you, then leadership is beyond you.” That motto has been the basis of Pedro’s journey, from growing up in Peru to attending UC Berkeley and becoming the founder of a Silicon Valley startup at 19. In this session, join Pedro as he tells the story of his life, and how he used his talents for a better purpose—to make a social impact—and push yourself to go beyond your comfort zone, to ask yourself “what bridges am I building today?”


  • The 2020 Health Care Debate: What’s at Stake for Latinos?

           Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.


A recent UnidosUS poll of Latino voters found that health care is a top issue. Despite the historic gains from the Affordable Care Act, work remains to expand coverage and lower costs; with the 2020 presidential election on the horizon, health care is poised to be a key issue. With various proposals ranging from Medicare for All to improvements to the ACA being introduced, what’s at stake for Latinos? In this workshop, attendees will gain insight on key policy ideas to expand coverage and lower costs, understand the potential impact on Latinos, and learn about opportunities to influence the national conversation on health care.


  • Tech for Good: Latinx Entrepreneurs Using Tech for Social Impact

          Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


As the technology continues to evolve, we have the opportunity to leverage it to create solutions that can be transformational for our communities. In this workshop, Latino entrepreneurs will talk about what inspired them to leverage technology to empower their communities, how they got their start, the bumps along the way, and their advice for future entrepreneurs. Walk away from this session with the necessary knowledge of the skills needed to put your ideas into practice.


  • A Generation at Risk: Fighting Family Separation Policies at the Border and Beyond

Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Many community-based organizations are so committed to serving that they don’t make time to step back and see if small changes can make them more impactful and sustainable. With a little strategic planning, organizations can set goals, measure impact, and focus energy. This hands-on workshop, facilitated by an experienced nonprofit management leader, will provide an overview of organizational strategic planning, covering the issues that need to inform or direct the strategic planning process. This workshop will help Latino-serving organizations better understand the process for strategic planning and help define a model for their own organization.


Check out the full 2019 Conference schedule here!

UnidosUS Nonprofit Management Certificate Available at Conference

UnidosUS is committed to developing the capacity of organizations so they achieve fiscal stability, build strong and diverse boards, and are adaptable to the changing needs of the communities they serve. This year’s conference includes a workshop series that provides tools to enhance your nonprofit’s organizational capacity in areas such as governance, operations, leadership development, and sustainability.

Participants who attend at least 4 of the following sessions and complete an evaluation through the 2019 UnidosUS Conference mobile app may be eligible for an UnidosUS Nonprofit Management certificate.

  • Collaborative Leadership: How Nonprofits Can Partner for Greater Impact  

          Saturday, August 3rd at 9:00 a.m.

  •  All-Star Boards: Practices of Highly Effective Nonprofit Boards of Directors

           Saturday, August 3rd at 11:00 a.m.

  • Delivering Your Mission Through Strategic Planning

           Saturday, August 4th at 9:00 a.m.

  • A Dynamic Duo: Broadening Your Nonprofit’s Reach with Fintech

          Sunday, August 4th at 1:00 p.m.


  • Gathering Insights: What Are the Current Needs of the Latino Community?

          Sunday, August 4th at 1:00 p.m.


  • Making Health a Shared Value: Coming Together to Build a Culture of Health

          Sunday, August 4th at 1:00 p.m.


Be on the lookout for more details via the UnidosUS Conference app as we get closer to conference. 

Join Us at the UnidosUS Affiliate Lounge

Join us on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the UnidosUS Affiliate Lounge. This space is available for Affiliates to drop-in, connect with other Affiliates and meet with staff members from the UnidosUS Affiliate Engagement team. Learn more about the two-way partnership UnidosUS has with Affiliates and enjoy this special space at Conference exclusively for you. Receive one-on-one guidance on navigating the UnidosUS Affiliate Portal available at, a digital resource created based on Affiliate feedback to strengthen our communication and partnership. Coffee & tea will be available at 2:30pm both Saturday and Sunday for Affiliates to recharge, so be sure to stop by!

Check Out the Lounge Activities Here:

We Encourage You to Invite Nonprofit Partners to this Session in the Affiliate Lounge!

Are you new to the UnidosUS Affiliate network or a new staff member of an UnidosUS Affiliate?  Do you have partners attending conference that are interested in joining the UnidosUS Affiliate network? This is the perfect session to stop by the Affiliate Lounge:

Conéctate con UnidosUS: Benefits of UnidosUS Affiliation (Open to Affiliates and Nonprofits interested in Affiliation with UnidosUS)

Sunday August 4th 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Join us for refreshments and a brief informal program to learn about what it means to be an Affiliate of UnidosUS, and the benefits and opportunities available exclusively to our Affiliates. This is an ideal session for new Affiliates and new staff from current Affiliates and for nonprofit organizations to network with Affiliates, meet Unidos staff, and learn how to join the UnidosUS Affiliate network.

Events You Won’t Want to Miss! 



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