Events

Below is a list of upcoming and past events such as workshops, webinars, and community meet-ups related to COVID-19 response in the Inland Empire

UPCOMING EVENTS

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #52

Dear community partners,

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners. In these calls, we hope to generate greater awareness of what the responses are looking like and to build stronger networks of actors for the coming weeks. We know that collaboration and partnerships are going to be the bedrock for managing the flow of both public and private dollars to ensure innovation, rapid response, and equity in assistance.

Time: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

TOPIC: Riverside County Probation Department

RSVP HERE 

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #53

Dear community partners,

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners. In these calls, we hope to generate greater awareness of what the responses are looking like and to build stronger networks of actors for the coming weeks. We know that collaboration and partnerships are going to be the bedrock for managing the flow of both public and private dollars to ensure innovation, rapid response, and equity in assistance.

Time: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

TOPIC: Collaboration Competition IE Winners

RSVP HERE

PAST EVENTS

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #51

Dear community partners,

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners. In these calls, we hope to generate greater awareness of what the responses are looking like and to build stronger networks of actors for the coming weeks. We know that collaboration and partnerships are going to be the bedrock for managing the flow of both public and private dollars to ensure innovation, rapid response, and equity in assistance.

Time: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

TOPIC: IE Policy Summit

 

RSVP HERE

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #50

Dear community partners,

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners. In these calls, we hope to generate greater awareness of what the responses are looking like and to build stronger networks of actors for the coming weeks. We know that collaboration and partnerships are going to be the bedrock for managing the flow of both public and private dollars to ensure innovation, rapid response, and equity in assistance.

Time: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

 

TOPIC: Women’s empowerment

RSVP HERE

Forecast of Where We’re Going: Covid-19’s Impact on the Nonprofit Sector 

A discussion led by Steven Forry, President of Forry & Associates, a full-service consulting company that specializes in: endowment, annual and capital campaigns, tactical CRM management, strategic planning, and board and leadership training. During his 30-year career, Steven has raised millions of dollars for well-known organizations throughout Southern California, including Mission Hospital/Providence Health, Scripps Institute of Medicine and Science, Sharp Healthcare and American Family Housing

When: March 16, 2021 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

RSVP HERE

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #49

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

TOPIC: Open mic

Time: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Location: Zoom information will be provided by an automatic digital link email from Eventbrite after you register.

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #48

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Time: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #47

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Time: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

SBA Live: Economic Aid Act & PPP Relaunch Webinar

The SBA’s Orange County / Inland Empire District office, in collaboration with SCORE, invites you to join them to learn more about the Economic Aid Act and the PPP Relaunch. In this webinar, they will cover the application process, required forms and guidance, and conduct a Q&A session for attendees.

Scheduled Webinars (Click on a date below to register now.) 

February 1: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

February 2: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

February 3: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

February 4: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

February 9: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

February 10: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

February 11: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

February 16: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

February 17: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

February 18: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

February 23: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

February 24: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

February 25: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

uResearch – Chancellor’s Research Fellowship Information Sessions

The Chancellor’s Research Fellowship (CRF) is a competitive award that supports undergraduate student engagement in faculty-mentored research and creative activity projects. This award is open to students in all disciplines. 

The Chancellor’s Research Fellows invite you to a panel discussion on the COVID-19 Vaccine.  The panelists will discuss the current status of the vaccination efforts, the importance of immunization, and challenges faced in immunizing underserved communities.

When: Friday, February 26 at 4:00pm

RSVP HERE

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on California Small Businesses Hearing

The Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy (JEDE) will be conducting an informational hearing, Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on California Small Businesses. Among other topics, the hearing will provide an overview of the economic impact of COVID19 on California small business, program Innovations to support the economic recovery of small businesses from the COVID-19 Pandemic and hearing about small business needs in California. 

The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at the California State Capitol, Room 4202, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

Due to guidance on physical distancing, seating for this hearing will be very limited for press and for the public. All are encouraged to watch the hearing from its live stream on the Assembly’s website at https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents.

The Capitol will be open for attendance of this hearing, but the public is strongly encouraged to participate via the web portal, phone.

Information regarding phone lines will be made available by Legislative Data Center a few days prior on the committee website on the hearing date. We encourage the public to monitor the committee’s website- to be exact the today’s events page- for updates.

JEDE is the policy committee within the California State Assembly responsible for reviewing policies and legislation related to small business development, international trade, and other economic development related issues. The committee regularly publishes reports on these areas of interest.  Copies of these reports are available online at ajed.assembly.ca.gov

Virtual House Committee on Appropriations Meeting hosted by the Office of Representative Pete Aguilar

The House Committee on Appropriations will soon begin preparing their appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2022. As you know, the House Committee on Appropriations is responsible for funding the federal government and department programs that support access to health care, educational programming, youth and family services, job training, programs to address homelessness and veteran services. The appropriations bill also includes funding for federal programs that strengthen our economy and our nation’s infrastructure.

As Vice Chair of the House Committee on Appropriations, Representative Pete Aguilar invites you to attend an Appropriations Planning Workshop on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Ms. Victoria Rivas, Deputy Chief of Staff /Legislative Director in our DC office, will provide an overview of the congressional appropriations process and how it impacts local resources. We will discuss strategies to obtain federal grants and ask you to identify programs that have the best impact on the populations you serve. Your participation will help increase support for projects and programs critical to California’s 31st Congressional District. The deadline to send Appropriations submissions is Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

When: Wednesday, February 17, 2021  

Time:  10:00 am – 11:30 am PST 

RSVP: Andrea Harlin, Andrea.Harlin@mail.house.gov 909-503-5674

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #46

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Time: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #45

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Time: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #44

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Time: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #43

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Time: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Annual Funders Roundtable

At this years Annual Funders Roundtable we will discuss the impact of Covid-19 on philanthropy. This years presenters are: 

  • Margarita Luna, M.P.H., M.S.W., C.P.C.
    Senior Program Manager
    The California Endowment
  • Lisa Wright, M. Div., CFRE
    President
    Inland Southern California United Way
  • Heidi Robertson, MPH is the Program Officer –
    Health for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians 

When: Thursday, February 4th 9:00-11:00AM (PDT): RSVP HERE 

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #42

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Time: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Financial Survival and the Future Webinar 

2021 will be as challenging for mission-driven organizations as 2020. Join us for an open and interactive conversation about various financial aspects these ventures should consider at the beginning of a new year in order to ensure their mid- and long-term survival and financial sustainability. 

The Caravanserai Project will provide updates and facilitate a conversation on:

  • Forgiveness of PPP Round 1 Loans 

  • Application for PPP Round 2 Loans

  • Other Available Loans and Grants for Non-Profits

  • Financial Planning for Navigating 2021 and a Post-COVID world. When: January 29, 2021; 9 – 10:30 am, PDT (ZOOM Event) RSVP HERE

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #41

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Webinar #41: This webinar will focus on vaccine outreach and trusted messengers.

Time: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #40

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Time: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Webinars

Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy, is pleased to announce the launch of the $500 million Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant program for eligible small business owners and nonprofits who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants ranging from $5,000-$25,000 will be awarded to eligible small businesses and nonprofits to help cover expenses during the pandemic. Applications for Round 1 will open on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, and close on Friday, January 8 at 11:59 pm. Round 2 will be announced in the near future.

In an effort to ensure that this important information is shared throughout our small business and nonprofit community, Assemblymember Cervantes invites you to join her for a small business webinar, in partnership with the Orange County/Inland Empire SBDC Network, on one of the following dates:

Tuesday, December 29: 11:00 AM (English & Mandarin) 

Tuesday, January 5: 11:00 AM(English & Spanish)

To register for the December webinars, and for additional dates, visit: https://fullerton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DNMLHwM5SSehzRxAKkSFZA.

To register for the January 5 webinar, visit: https://fullerton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rYAyzfOvTFenM37S4PhW1g

Small businesses and nonprofits can visit the newly launched www.CAReliefGrant.com to review eligibility, prepare business documents and get ready to apply.

CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program: How to Apply!
January 6, 2021 from 2PM to 3:15PM
Register here

THIS WEBINAR WILL BE RECORDED. If you can’t attend, please register and you will receive the recording and slides after the webinar.

Speakers:

  • Lynn Fernandez, Lendistry 
  • Janet Perez Shenky, Lendistry
  • Sue Sigler, CalNonprofits CSBG Program Manager
  • Lucy Salcido Carter, CalNonprofits Policy Director
  • Jan Masaoka, CalNonprofits CEO

If you know of a specific question you want presenters to answer please send it to Sue Sigler, CalNonprofits CSBG Program Manager, at sues@calnonprofits.org with the subject line “webinar question”. You will also be able to ask questions during the webinar.

CalNonprofits is partnering with the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) and the grant administrator Lendistry to provide grant program and application information to nonprofits across the state. 

The application process for Round One began at 6:00 AM on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 and ends at 11:59 PM on Friday, January 8, 2021. Grants will range from $5,000 to $25,000 depending on the size of the organization. There will be two rounds of grants totaling $237.5 million each.

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #39

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners. 

Time: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Women Business Owners Virtual Town Hall with Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara hosted by NAWBO
 
Please join Vikita Poindexter, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) president and CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara for a virtual town hall on insurance issues for Women Business Owners during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. With many businesses experiencing tremendous economic loss, it is imperative for you to have up to date information on services and resources.
 
Please email your questions in advance to crb@insurance.ca.gov and no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 7th. We will do our best to answer all emailed questions during the virtual town hall.
 
 
Time: Dec 16, 2020 01:30 PM (PDT)

African American Faith Summit On The Vaccine 

Join Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (C.O.P.E.) and the Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches (IECAAC) along with community partners Loma Linda University and the San Bernardino County Public Health Department as we come together to discuss the African American Community, COVID-19, and the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Panelist to Include:

  • Dr. Michael Siqueira, San Bernardino County Department of Public Health
  • Dr. Bridgette Peteet, Loma Linda University
  • Dr. Mark McKenzie, ClinSearch, LLC.
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Belliard, Loma Linda University

We will also have a special greeting from Dr. Richard H. Hart, President of Loma Linda University.

Click Here to Register: http://bit.ly/FaithSummitOnVaccine

Click Here for the Event Flyer

Time: Dec 16, 4-5:30PM (PDT)

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #38

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners. 

Webinar #38: This webinar will focus on the current COVID-19 surge and the impact it has made on our local healthcare systems.

Time: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #37

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners. 

Webinar #37: This webinar will focus on redistricting efforts and will include two special guests from the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, commissioners Antonio Le Mons and Dr. J. Ray Kennedy. 

Time: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #36

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Webinar #36: This webinar will focus on the housing crisis before and after COVID-19, with a particular focus on housing construction in the Inland Empire. 

Time: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

San Bernardino County Community CARES Grant Info Session 

Offered through Arts Connection – the Arts Council of San Bernardino County, a state and local partner to the CA Arts Council – this grant program distributes funding support to arts organizations and fiscally sponsored projects rooted in the community— for the community. Eligible applicants may apply for unrestricted, operational support of up to $2,500. This funding opportunity is anchored in Arts Connection’s mission to elevate and center Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)-serving organizations and projects advancing the arts and culture field in San Bernardino County.

The Community CARES Grant is allocated from a portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) funds through the CA Arts Council. Grant dollars may be used to support core operating expenses for the selected organizations and fiscally sponsored projects.
Attend an upcoming information session to learn more.

Time: November 20, 2020 at 11:30am: RSVP HERE

Fundraising Trends During Covid-19 Executive Briefing

Join us for a conversation about the current trends in development and what is expected from mission-driven organizations during and post Covid-19. Rhett Wilson, White House Historical Association VP of Development and Caravanserai Project Co-Founder and Board Member, shares the latest strategies in the field of fundraising. The webinar is made possible with the generous support of the Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance Fund. 

Time: Friday, November 20, 2020 between 9:00am – 10:30 am (PDT): RSVP HERE

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #35

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Webinar #35: This webinar will focus on veteran issues and available programs in the region.

Time: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Location: Zoom information will be provided by an automatic digital link email from Eventbrite after you register.

Safe and Healthy Workplaces Stakeholder Listening and Design Session

This stakeholder listening & design session invites stakeholders to help co-design solutions that create safer workplaces, that both protect workers and grow our economy in a sustainable and responsible manner. We welcome the participation of local government agencies, businesses, labor and worker groups, and community/nonprofit partners. State representatives, including CA Labor Secretary Julie Su and representatives from the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, will be joining us.

This session is organized by Center for Social Innovation – UCR and representatives from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, with support from Wells Fargo Foundation and the IE Labor Council.

Time: Monday, November 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #34

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Webinar #34: This webinar will be open-mic style and will allow for space to discuss the November 3rd elections.

Time: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #33

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Webinar #33: This webinar will focus on COVID-19 advocacy, ballot access, and other matters (open mic style).

Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

How Crisis Creates Change

Taking Public Health Outside the Walls of Government Using CARES Act Funding

Join us to learn how Fresno assembled a valuable set of civic assets, built trust and connectivity, and when the pandemic hit mobilized these relationships to fast track equitable public health solutions. The panel will feature leaders from Fresno Cradle to Career, Fresno County Department of Public Health, UCSF Fresno, and the community-based organizations that make up the Immigrant and Refugee and African American coalitions. 

COVID-19 presented unprecedented challenges and enormous opportunities. In this case longstanding race, power and political dynamics were overcome.

When: OCTOBER 27, 2020 AT 11:00AM PST

Register for the webinar: HERE for Zoom.

“We want this to become the core infrastructure of our public health system moving forward.”

Joe Prado, Division Manager Community health, Fresno County Department of Public Health

For more information, contact Margaret Brodkin, Director, Funding the Next Generation –margaret@fundingthenextgeneration.org

Inland Empire Elections 2020 Webinar

Join the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties Registrar of Voters, the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice and NALEO Educational Fund in a comprehensive elections and voter engagement presentation! As local jurisdictions continue responding to the threat of COVID-19, stakeholders must ensure that voters can safely and securely vote in the 2020 election cycle. Panelists will address strategies that are being implemented to engage voters, as well as measures counties are taking to hold safe and fair elections in the Inland Empire. Bilingual digital resources will also be available for distribution.

Date: Thursday October 15, 2:00pm-3:15pm

Registration link: https://naleo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cFzL25DGTgCyLFn_BouDjg

CA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE: Virtual Town Halls

In an effort to support small businesses and homeowners in their recovery from the financial impacts of COVID-19, the California Department of Insurance will be hosting a series of town halls on important insurance issues and available resources.

Time: Wednesday, October 7 at 1:30pm (PST) – Statewide Chinese Community Small Business Virtual Town Hall – register here

Time: Monday, October 19 at 1-5pm (PST) Virtual Investigatory Hearing on Homeowner Insurance Availability and Affordability (link)

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #32

Dear community partners,

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

In these calls, we hope to generate greater awareness of what the responses are looking like and to build stronger networks of actors for the coming weeks. We know that collaboration and partnerships are going to be the bedrock for managing the flow of both public and private dollars to ensure innovation, rapid response, and equity in assistance.

Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Location: Zoom information will be provided by an automatic digital link email from Eventbrite after you register.

Lunch & Learn: Coping, Parenting and Quarantine 

October 14 | Noon – Virtual Meeting

Hear from UCR psychologists and UCR parents who will discuss the challenges of raising children during the COVID-19 pandemic. UCR Psychology Professors Kate Sweeny and Megan Robbins will share insights from their research about navigating the challenges of COVID-19 and share coping suggestions for families. 

If you missed September’s Lunch & Learn or would like a recap, view the recorded session here.

If you would like on-demand professional branding and career development content, take advantage of Human Resources curated content on managing stress and uncertainty, here

Sign Up for the Lunch and Learn Here

The New Workers Comp Landscape for Nonprofits – CalNonprofits

Workers’ compensation insurance is a significant cost for nonprofits in both money and administration time. It’s also an area that COVID is changing rapidly. In this informative, 75-minute webinar, three different perspectives are offered on workers’ comp insurance: new and changing public policy, workers’ comp and employment law, containing your workers’ comp costs. Presented in partnership with CalNonprofits Insurance Services, join the Workers’ Comp webinar to get answers – and to learn what questions you should be asking. Free for CalNonprofits Members, $39 for not-yet members.

Time: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:30am-11:45pm (PST) | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #31

Dear community partners,

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

In these calls, we hope to generate greater awareness of what the responses are looking like and to build stronger networks of actors for the coming weeks. We know that collaboration and partnerships are going to be the bedrock for managing the flow of both public and private dollars to ensure innovation, rapid response, and equity in assistance.

Time: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 8:00 AM (PDT): RSVP HERE

Location: Zoom information will be provided by an automatic digital link email from Eventbrite after you register.

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #30

Dear community partners,

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

In these calls, we hope to generate greater awareness of what the responses are looking like and to build stronger networks of actors for the coming weeks. We know that collaboration and partnerships are going to be the bedrock for managing the flow of both public and private dollars to ensure innovation, rapid response, and equity in assistance.

Time: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

Location: Zoom information will be provided by an automatic digital link email from Eventbrite after you register.

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #29

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Webinar #29: The webinar will focus on voting in the age of COVID. We will discuss how the upcoming election has been affected by the pandemic and why it is important to prepare early for this general election.

Time: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 8:00am (PST) | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #28

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Webinar #28: The webinar will focus on providing an update from public health leaders from both counties on the current state of information, impacts and interventions related to the current pandemic in the Inland Empire.

Time: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 8:00am (PST) | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #27

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

Webinar #27: This week’s webinar will have special guest, CA Labor Secretary Julie Su. We will listen to the priorities she has set for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and a number of stakeholders will share with her local labor and workforce effort, including the youth workforce system.

Time: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 8:00am (PST) | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #26

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

This week’s panel will focus on the Inland Empire Youth Summit occurring soon on September 26th. We will hear from local youth organizers who have taken the initiative to plan this event and intend to create a community space where youth can connect with each other and discuss solutions to key issues facing IE youth. Find more information here: https://generationie.org

Time: Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 8:00am (PST) | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #25

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

This coming week’s panel will focus on the mental health and well-being of residents in the Inland Empire as well as services, supports and strategies being implemented to meet their needs.

Time: Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 8:00am (PST) | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #24

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

This coming week’s panel will focus on our immigrant communities, specifically on COVID-19 related needs and assistance, including the state and/or privately funded cash assistance programs. Below are the questions we will be focusing on:

1) Where does the program(s) your organization launched or supported to assist our immigrant communities as a response to the pandemic currently stand? What important information should our audience continue to push out to their networks?

2) Are there any federal, state, or local current/future policies or efforts that we should be aware of that could hurt our immigrant communities even further? Any federal, state, or local current/future policies or efforts that could assist these communities that we should highlight and further advocate for?

3) What kind of meaningful steps do you think local governments should take if they haven’t already, and how can nonprofit leaders on this call help?

Time: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 8:00 AM (PST)

Location: Zoom information will be provided by an automatic digital link email from Eventbrite after you register.

Caravanserai Project: Webinar Series 

Join for a series of Technical Assistance and Capacity Building webinars and workshops free for Riverside County nonprofits thanks to CARES Act funds provided by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

  • Digital Strategies for Nonprofits 1: Establishing an Online Presence
  • Digital Strategies for Nonprofits 2: Content Strategy 
  • Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits and Google Ads
  • Fiscal Integrity and Planning during COVID 19
  • Essential Board Responsibilities
  • Executive Briefing on Fundraising Trends during COVID 19
  • The Breakthroughs Masterclasses

Learn more and apply

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #24

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

In these calls, we hope to generate greater awareness of what the responses are looking like and to build stronger networks of actors for the coming weeks. We know that collaboration and partnerships are going to be the bedrock for managing the flow of both public and private dollars to ensure innovation, rapid response, and equity in assistance.

Location: Zoom information will be provided by an automatic digital link email from Eventbrite after you register.

When: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 8:00 AM (PST) | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #23

COVID-19 has placed enormous health and economic stress on our community organizations and the people they serve. For that reason, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar as a response to COVID-19. We welcome updates from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

In these calls, we hope to generate greater awareness of what the responses are looking like and to build stronger networks of actors for the coming weeks. We know that collaboration and partnerships are going to be the bedrock for managing the flow of both public and private dollars to ensure innovation, rapid response, and equity in assistance.

Time: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 8:00 AM (PST)

Location: Zoom information will be provided by an automatic digital link email from Eventbrite after you register.

Inland Empire Regional Conversation presented by Arts Connection

This conversation will include updates on state and federal advocacy and funding opportunities with special guests from both Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. You will have a chance to share ideas, questions and concerns with the Californians for the Arts team, and most importantly each other as the situation continues to evolve. Hearing from one and other is vital as we strategize best practices and the future of our industry in the age of COVID-19. 

When: August 13th, 10:00am-11:30pm | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #22

Webinar #22: This coming week’s panel will focus on racial equity solutions. We are looking for local efforts that focus on advancing racial equity, the challenges those efforts have faced over the years, and what to look forward to in the near future. The panel will run for about 40 minutes, and will have a few guiding questions, similar to those noted below:

1) There was a lot of anger, pain, and frustration following the murder of George Floyd. How did your organizations channel these efforts to push for meaningful policy change, especially on criminal justice reform?

2) Why was it important, in your mind, for these jurisdictions to declare racism a public health crisis? What does it signify that many of our white-led local governments and special districts are passing these resolutions? Are we turning a corner here?

3) What kind of meaningful steps do you think local governments should take, and how can nonprofit leaders on this call help?

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #21

Webinar #21: This coming week’s panel will focus on essential workers, the risks they face, and how nonprofit leaders can help in advocacy and assistance. We are looking for perspectives from workers and the organizations who serve them, including warehouse workers, domestic/home health care workers, farmworkers, nurses, and teachers. The questions we will ask panelist include:

1) What are the health risks that workers are facing, both on the job and in their homes and communities? What is being done to address them? What more needs to be done by government and employers, and how can community leaders help?

2) What are the economic risks that workers are facing? What is being done to address them? What more needs to be done by government and employers, and how can community leaders help?

When: Wednesday, August 5th, 8:00am-9:15am | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #20

This coming week’s panel will focus on remote learning and the implications for our high school-age youth on the following: 1) remote instruction and the challenges of maintaining student access, engagement, and learning outcomes 2) building and maintaining community for youth in the absence of sports and other extracurriculars 3) understanding and addressing the mental health needs of youth.

When: Wednesday, July 29th, 8:00am-9:15am | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #18

This week’s webinar will focus on the Black Equity Initiative (BEI) and Fund. Black communities have been bearing the brunt of two pandemics: COVID-19 for the past several months and racism since the inception of this country.  In the Inland Empire, there is an important history of Black-led activism working to achieve racial justice so the webinar will dig deeper in a brief history of BEI, the initiative’s progress towards “formalization,” and suggestions for supporting Black empowerment and anti-Black racism work in the IE.

When: Wednesday, July 15th, 8:00am-9:15am | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #17

When: Wednesday, July 9th, 8:00am-9:15am | RSVP Here

Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance Fund Information Sessions

Inland Empire Community Foundation is hosting 3 information sessions in order to assist potential applicants to apply for the Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance Fund. If you cannot attend, all sessions will be recorded and uploaded on the website.

When: Jul 2nd, 4pm | July 9th, 12pm, July 16th 5pm | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #16

Webinar #16 will dive deeper into community health workers and promotores in the Inland Empire and the many dimensions of their work.  Some of the questions that will be discussed include:

As trusted community leaders, what are promotores or community health workers witnessing in terms of the impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities? In what ways are promotores and community health workers a practice and strategy that centers equity? What is the role that promoters or community health workers can play in advancing racial justice and healing? What invesetments could we make now to assure promotores or CHW’s are part of our preventive and community based medical system in the future?

When: Wednesday, July 1st, 8:00am-9:15am | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #15

As we celebrate PRIDE this month, many are wondering how COVID-19 has particularly affected the LGBTQIA community. Webinar #15 is meant to provide an update on the health and well-being of the LGBTQIA community in the Inland Empire as well as strategies to continue meet their needs. Some of the questions that will be discussed include:

1. How is the virus affecting the health of our region’s LGBTQIA residents?  We are particularly interested in any relevant data, trends or stories you can share. 2. What are important issues to consider as we seek to ensure their present and future needs are met? 3. What are the racial justice issues with respect to the LGBTQIA community in the IE? 4. What do nonprofits need to know to be better allies in services and advocacy-related work?

When: Wednesday, June 24th, 8:00am-9:15am | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #14

Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) are committing to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar in respond to COVID-19.

Webinar #14 will focus on the launch of the Inland Empire Roadmap for an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy (IE RISE), which builds on the success of our 2020 Census outreach and is an innovative regional planning project that presents organizations with the opportunity to collaborate around shared values and campaigns as well as shape the landscape for future investment in the region. IE RISE is currently seeking partners to draft this shared community vision and platform. Please visit for more information and apply to become a member: https://ierise.org/.

When: Wednesday, June 17th, 8:00am-9:15am | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #13

Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) are committing to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar. The next scheduled zoom briefing (webinar #13) takes a deeper-dive conversation on prior and ongoing work related to Black youth leadership and youth development in the region. We think that this is a powerful moment to help steer more investments that benefit our communities. We will look into the following questions:

  • What were some of the major concerns of Black youth prior to COVID and the recent protests over George Floyd?
  • How does your organization approach the work of youth development and youth engagement?
  • In your opinion, what does this moment call for, in terms of how government officials should show up and be helpful? How about philanthropy?
  • What kind of collaborations already exist among youth-serving organizations? What more should be done, to have transformative impact? 

When: Wednesday, June 10th, 8:00am-9:15am | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #12

Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) are committing to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar. The next scheduled zoom briefing takes a deeper dive into immigrant assistance programs in the region, and will initiate a conversation about addressing anti-Black racism in our communities.

When: Wednesday, June 3rd, 8:00am-9:15am | RSVP Here

The Caravanserai Project Webinar Series: PPP Loans: Forgiveness and Loving Kindness

Many nonprofit organizations have managed to maneuver their way through the CARES Act PPP loans. It has been a chaotic and highly frustrating process and unfortunately it is far from being over. Now that the loans are in their bank accounts, these organizations are facing other challenges: how to spend them? What is forgiven and what is not? What not do to? Should these loans be spent at all? Join this webinar to learn the latest on loan forgiveness as well as some of the options organizations have when it comes to spending the money.  

When: Friday May 29th, 9am-10am | RSVP Here

One Inland Empire Arts Convening #3

This is an event hosted by Arts Connection in partnership with Music Changing Lives and the Riverside Arts Council. This is an emerging region-wide arts coalition of artists, arts organizations, and businesses that want to work together to make our position stronger in the region, to advocate for policies that include arts and cultural workers in relief and stimulus funding, as well as future recovery plans. It’s working and our convening is just the first step.

When: May 28th, 2:30pm-3:30pm | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #11

Housing in the Inland Empire was already a big issue before COVID-19, and even more so now that COVID-19 currently dictates our reality.  Therefore, there’s a need to understand the implications that this pandemic has on the state of housing.

What are the current experiences across different types of housing? (permanent housing, transitional housing, affordable housing, etc.) Are the current measures and short-term solutions such as stimulus checks, rent freezes, eviction moratoriums actually working? What other set of measures could be implemented to advance housing security and equity?

These are the questions that we will dig deep into for this upcoming week’s IE COVID Response webinar (#11). Join us if you are a housing expert, a housing advocate, or even a concerned resident like many others at this time.

When: Wednesday, May 27th, 8:00am-9:15am | RSVP Here

Webinar Series: Focus on the Basics During Crisis: Organizational Survival and Sustainability

Caravanserai Project is partnering with the Independent Sector to discuss some of the options mission driven organizations have as they start looking beyond the Covid-19 crisis. Many of these organizations have been on survival mode even before this pandemic and there is no better time for them to develop the right tools that will help them shape and own their future. This webinar is part of the Independent Sector’s constant efforts to build connections, share knowledge, nurture leadership and strengthen a sense of community among individuals and organizations from all over the country that are dedicated to common good.

When: Tuesday, May 26th, 2:00pm-3:30pm | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #10

As our state and local governments re-open our communities, it is critical that we understand the health-related context of COVID-19 in the Inland Empire. How is the virus affecting the health of our region’s residents and health care system? What are important issues to consider as we re-open in different stages? How can nonprofits protect the health of their staff and clients? What is needed to support front-line responders? 

These are the questions that we will dig deep into for this upcoming week’s IE COVID Response webinar (#10). Join us if you are a non-profit, an healthcare leader, or even a concerned resident like many others at this time.

When: Wednesday, May 20th, 8:00am-9:15am | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #9

What are our Inland Empire school districts currently experiencing due to the unforeseen disturbances of COVID-19? What do these sudden changes mean for LCAP and how will community be engaged? What are the best practices currently emerging that will both protect the health and promote equitable educational opportunities for all students? These are the questions that we will dig deep into for this upcoming week’s IE COVID Response webinar (#9). Join us if you are an education focused non-profit, an educational leader, or even a concerned parent like many others at this time. 

When: Wednesday, May 13th, 8:00am-9:15am | Meeting Notes

Survival and Sustainability: “Never Let A Crisis Go to Waste”

This webinar is hosted by Caravanserai Project. As the disrupting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world for ever, mission-driven organizations are facing some very tough decisions ahead. While there is no doubt that emergency or disaster financial support is crucial, it is only a temporary solution and not a panacea. Numerous organizations in this sector have been on survival mode even before this crisis and managed to buy time and sugarcoated their problems.  Join this webinar to discuss in very practical terms some of the options mission-driven organizations have regarding their sustainability and building meaningful and productive partnerships.

When: Friday, May 8th, 9:00am-10:00am | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #8

Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) are committing to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar. We welcome updates on COVID-19 response from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

When: Wednesday, May 6th, 8:00am-9:15am | Meeting Notes

Region’s Capacity Builders Join Forces

Presented by Inland Empire Capacity Builders Network, this virtual webinar will include a presentation by Jan Masaoka, CEO of CalNonprofits who will provide a presentation on “What’s Next for Non-Profits.” New research from the CalNonprofits “Causes Count” report includes a deep-dive into the relationship between government and nonprofits; the first time an analysis like this has ever been done in California. This virtual webinar will also include new insights into California’s nonprofit sector.

When: May 7th, 1:00pm-3:00pm | RSVP Here

Native Americans and COVID 19 Town Hall

NDN Collective President and CEO Nick Tilsen will be joining panels of other Indigenous organizers, thought leaders and community builders, along with some special guests who have been great allies to Indigenous people and our causes. This event is part of IllumiNative’s #WarriorUp campaign which works to shine a light on the impacts and needs resulting from COVID-19 in Indian Country. This event is presented by IllumiNative and co-hosted by Taboo, Indian Country Today and NDN Collective. The townhall will be live streamed on YouTube and Facebook Live.

When: Thursday, April 30th, 5:00pm-6:30pm | Access Live Streaming Links Here

A COVID-19 Discussion with Councilmember Andy Melendrez

Councilmember Andy Melendez from City of Riverside, Ward 2, will be having a discussion on COVID-19. This virtual event is hosted by UCR School of Public Policy and is open to the public.

When: Thursday, April 30th, 12pm-2:00pm | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #7

Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) are committing to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar. We welcome updates on COVID-19 response from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

When: Wednesday, April 29th, 8:00am-9:15am | Meeting Notes

Nonprofit HR Concerns During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CalNonprofits is partnering with Public Counsel and Proskauer Rose LLP to present strategies and considerations for nonprofits – in an environment where HR policies and practices have had to adapt at lightning speed. And as some of the shelter-in-place restrictions lift, more changes will be needed.

When: Wednesday, April 29th, 11:00am | RSVP Here

One Inland Empire Art Convening #2

Music Changing Lives and Arts Connection are calling on all artist, businesses, and organizations, looking to unify to create and share virtual art innovations and resources with the purpose of reaching and benefiting the families within the Inland Empire and beyond. We are bringing together musicians, artists, leaders and organizers across the Inland Empire. Representatives across the state are invited and welcome to join us in this important call to action to organize to keep peace within our communities through music, art and creativity.

When: Wednesday, April 23rd, 10am-11:30am | RSVP Here

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #6

Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) are committing to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar. We welcome updates on COVID-19 response from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

When: Wednesday, April 22nd, 8:00am-9:15am | Meeting Notes

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #5

Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) are committing to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar. We welcome updates on COVID-19 response from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

When: Wednesday, April 15th, 8:00am-9:15am | Meeting Notes

CARES Act Loans Updates & Planning in Uncertainty

Join the Caravanserai Project team for a FREE webinar to learn the latest on the CARES Act loans and start planning for the post COVID19 new reality. Topics of discussion include updates on CARES Act, PPP & EIDL loans, planning and action in uncertainty, and developing your “Plan B.”

When: Wednesday, April 15th, 9:00am | RSVP HERE

San Bernardino County Business Resources Town Hall

San Bernardino County will be discussing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, 7A Forgiveness Program, and other funding opportunities for your business.

When: Monday, April 13th, 1:00pm | RSVP HERE

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #4

Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) are committing to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar. We welcome updates on COVID-19 response from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

When: Wednesday, April 8th, 8:00am-9:15am | Meeting Notes

Advocacy and Lobbying During a Pandemic: Legal Tips for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits Advocates

501(c)(3)s play an important role in advocating to impact actions taken by elected officials, and educating the public about policy issues in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Elected officials vote on bills, make public statements and executive decisions, and set the course for public policy on public health as well as a wide range of other issues. These actions may be consistent with or conflict with a nonprofit’s position on an issue. After this workshop you will have a clear understanding of how to maximize your advocacy, the kinds of advocacy activities 501(c)(3)s can engage in, when a communication is considered lobbying, and why it’s important to know how the IRS defines lobbying. This online training session will be hosted by Alliance for Justice and Inland Empire Community Foundation; it is part of a 3 part online training series. Visit RSVP website for information on this training and the two other trainings.

When: Tuesday, April 7th, 9:00am-10:30am | RSVP HERE

SBA Loans Webinar

This webinar is intended to answer questions about the new SBA options (including forgivable loans) for non-profit organizations in response to COVID-19. This webinar is a partnership between United Way, U.S. Bank, and Academy GO

When: Monday, April 6th, 12:00pm | RSVP HERE

Help for the Helpers: Non-profits Finance Webinar Series

In partnership with the Center for Strategies Partnership, SCG invites non-profits to a three day webinar series, Making Sense of Emerging Financing Options for Non-profits. These webinars will help non-profit organizations explore a host of new financing options including disaster loans, payroll protection, and bridge loans.

When:

Day 1 – Navigating SBA Lending in the COVID-19 Age | Monday, April 6 10:00am-11:00am | RSVP HERE

The Los Angeles Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will teach non-profits about the nuances of the SBA disaster loan programs as well as discuss other resources and technical assistance available to nonprofits. 

Day 2 – Bridge Financing for Non-Profits During COVID-19 | Tuesday, April 7 10:00am-11:00am | RSVP HERE

Learn about low-cost capital options for non-profits and service providers that need bridge loans or lines of credit in order to ramp up direct service activities in response to the COIVD-19 crisis.

Day 3 – Financial Decision-Making & Communication In A Time Of Crisis | Thursday, April 9 10:00am-11:00am | RSVP HERE

In partnership with Andy Goodman of The Goodman Center and Philanthropy California, SCG invites you to participate in this online course to learn about how to create a good online experience and successful webinars

Webinar: What Should Non-Profits Do Now? Coping with & Surviving Covid19

Join Stephen Bennett (Co-Founder Caravanserai Project, Board member the California Endowment and Arcus Foundation) and Jeremy Hobbs (President Western Wind Foundation, Board Member the Inland Empire Community Foundation) for a FREE on-line briefing to discuss what options non-profits have during these challenging times. This briefing will address the CARES ACT and loan programs focusing on the non-profit sector.

When: Thursday, April 2nd, 2:00pm

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #3 and National Census Day

Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) are committing to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar. We welcome updates on COVID-19 response from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

When: Wednesday, April 1st, 2:00m-3:15pm | Meeting Notes

One Inland Empire Artists Convening (Zoom Conference)

Music Changing Lives and Arts Connection are calling on all artist, businesses, and organizations, looking to unify to create and share virtual art innovations and resources with the purpose of reaching and benefiting the families within the Inland Empire and beyond. We are bringing together musicians, artists, leaders and organizers across the Inland Empire. Representatives across the state are invited and welcome to join us in this important call to action to organize to keep peace within our communities through music, art and creativity.

Tuesday, March 31st, 10:00am-11:30am

Survival Strategies for Nonprofits

Join Stephen Bennett (Co-Founder Caravanserai Project, Board member The California Endowment and Arcus Foundation), Jeremy Hobbs (President Western Wind Foundation, Board Member the Inland Empire Community Foundation) and Mihai Patru (Co-Founder Caravanserai Project, UC-Riverside Entrepreneur in Residence) for a FREE on-line briefing on survival strategies for non-profit and social impact organizations. 

When: Thursday, March 26, 9:00am PST (12:00pm EST)

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #2

Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) are committing to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar. We welcome updates on COVID-19 response from any community leader—from government agencies and elected offices, businesses, and nonprofits—that can directly help our nonprofit partners.

When: Thursday, March 26, 10:00am-11:00am | Meeting Notes

Digital Tools for Organizing and Nonprofit Work

Jeannie Kim-Han, Associate Vice Chancellor at RCCD, has years of expertise in the field of remote instruction and remote work, and has offered to help provide an overview of some of these tools (including Shindig) to our community organizing and nonprofit partners.

When: Thursday, Mar 26, 12:15pm to 1:15pm | Friday, Mar 26, 1pm to 2pm

Briefing on COVID-19 Webinar #1

When: Thursday, Mar 19, 1:00pm | Meeting Note