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Resource news for LSA members
Please plan to join Kate Vonderhaar of The Advisory Board on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 3:00-4:00 PM EDT, for an informative webinar on recruiting entry-level staff from diverse sources, and retaining them by providing growth and engagement opportunities. The webinar will address building a robust pipeline of entry-level staff, and how it requires collaboration among employers, educators, and local workforce development groups. Employer voices are heard less often in national conversations about health career pathways.
Lutheran Services in America member Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) is on standby to offer immediate relief to people in need throughout Florida. As a local community partner leading disaster relief efforts throughout the state, LSF will coordinate recovery efforts, assist people in a holistic and compassionate way by meeting their varied needs (including mental health services and trauma informed care) and help provide long-term recovery care by addressing unmet needs in the months and years following this natural disaster.
Do you know someone who is motivated by Christ and making a difference in lives and communities affected by poverty? Wheat Ridge, a member of the Lutheran Services in America network, is seeking submissions for the Richard E. Herman Emerging Leader Award. This award recognizes the commitment and service of a leader who is changing the systems that perpetuate poverty, whether through their professional work or as a volunteer. The focus of this award is driven by an understanding that Jesus' life, ministry and teachings involved deep engagement with and love for those on the margins of society.
On March 21, the US House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA). The legislation slightly amends the OAA reauthorization measure (S. 192) adopted by the Senate last July. The two chambers must now reconcile the discrepancies between their bills, which could be achieved by Senate endorsement of the House-passed version. As a result of ongoing bipartisan, bicameral negotiations, the Senate appears poised to do so as early as next month. LSA applauds the House’s approval of this critical legislation, and we look forward to working with the Senate to ensure the final bill is signed into law this year. Stay tuned to hear more about OAA reauthorization and LSA's position.
Attention volunteers and staff of Lutheran Services in America member organizations! Are You…Leading a new (less than 3 years old) health or human care focused program? Between the ages of 20 and 35 years old? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you are eligible to apply for a Burst Grant from Wheat Ridge Ministries during our special LSA Burst Grant Cycle!
Unemployment Services Trust (UST), an LSA Preferred Business Partner, offers a complimentary webinar on demand for LSA members to learn more about how to manage unemployment taxes and potential savings for your organization.
Did you know? Your nonprofit organization is eligible to receive a complimentary subscription to The NonProfit Times magazine, which publishes monthly. A leading business publication for nonprofit management, The NonProfit Times is geared to the executive suite and delivers news, business information and original research on the daily operations of tax-exempt organizations.
On November 2, President Obama signed into law a two-year budget and debt ceiling agreement, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA, 114-74). The measure lifts the federal borrowing limit – also known as the debt ceiling – through March 2017, and provides a framework for federal spending in fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The deal includes $80 billion in sequestration relief, split evenly between defense and nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs – a major win for NDD advocates like Lutheran Services in America (LSA). The legislation also addresses a looming increase in Medicare Part B premiums, and makes legislative changes to extend the solvency of the Social Security Disability Insurance trust fund. To comply with parliamentary requirements, the deal also includes program and policy changes to offset the cost of these sequester and health care provisions.
If you're considering accreditation for your organization or would like to learn more about the process and benefits of accreditation, the Council on Accreditation (COA) is the place to start. Lutheran Services in America (LSA) is a sponsoring agency of COA, which means that organizations that are members of LSA are eligible for a 25% discount from COA.