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It has been a helluva year. There remain great challenges and obstacles to be overcome and transformed into positive opportunities for ourselves and those in greatest need. We have traveled through a minefield of politics, incivility, and loss of national innocence. The idea that all can achieve the American dream has been shattered. And we are socially isolated and distressed by Covid-19.
 


For what is there to be grateful?  At Nonprofit Austin:

We are grateful that our eyes have been opened to the social injustice and racial inequity that we had not taken as seriously before.

We are grateful to the people of color whose insights and inspiration have informed our weekly Civil Society Zoom/TV episodes and our effort to promote greater awareness, understanding, and civility.

We are grateful that we choose to focus on individual and organizational well-being at the onset of Covid-19 and that so many of you have expressed appreciation and benefited from that focus.

We are grateful to each other as a team and to the 3708 registrants/participants who validated our efforts to provide 112 learning opportunities with over 143 hours of quality content since April 2, 2020.

We are grateful to the thousands of you who read our newsletter, check out and like our social media posts, and visit our website.

We are grateful to a college administration that has encouraged and supported our initiatives to serve the workforce needs of the central Texas nonprofit community.

We are grateful that for all its faults, the country in which we live remains a promised land.


Above all these, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve our community and make our contribution toward the betterment of our society.

Barry Silverberg, Director
Kate Tolliver, Coordinator
Anh Pham, Administrative Assistant/Webmaster
Carolyn Hoehle, Strategic Communications Specialist

Join us as we continue "The Day After " conversation, with a new (and FREE!) 5 part series focused on providing you with key skills to help navigate this difficult time.
Navigating Sustained Conflict Series

The issues that divide our country are affecting each of us within our families, our relationships, and our workplaces – and many of us are feeling exhausted, stressed, and overwhelmed with the prospect of what might come next. In response to last week's well-attended "The Day After" programs, we have chosen to continue this important conversation, with a new (and FREE!) 5 part series focused on providing you with key skills to help navigate this difficult time.

Please join us, and Lacy Alana, LCSW, RSW, MSSW, for an opportunity to: 

  • Gather and share non-political thoughts and feelings
  • Learn strategies to navigate the significant unknowns
  • Gain tools for combatting the overwhelm regarding things that feel out of your control
  • Learn some nervous system basics that help you make sense of the overwhelm you feel – and how you can use this knowledge to support yourself
  • Explore creative grounding strategies, and find re-centering together
  • Finding some moments of fun, connection, and joy in the midst of the intensity of the now
  • Build skills for navigating sustained conflict and stress
  • Build communication resources and skills around working and sharing community with those who have different views than you

Take time for yourself and be part of our virtual community as we come together for some peaceful processing and support as we explore creative grounding strategies and find re-centering together! 

REGISTER FOR NAVIGATING SUSTAINED CONFLICT!
Please note, this is a gathering open to all, regardless of ideological orientation. For this to remain a restorative space, content/discussion/learning will focus on self-care, the emotional process of navigating our current reality, understanding the nervous system elements behind our stress and overwhelm, grounding strategies, etc. – rather than content relating to specific politicians or political position or views. 

Each workshop’s content is intentionally standalone, however, each session also builds on earlier material.
BE PART OF THIS WEEK'S LIVE CIVIL SOCIETY EPISODE!
Be part of Civil Society's live, virtual, and interactive conversations that explore local issues affecting the nonprofit sector and our community! 
Thursdays at 10 AM via ZOOM!
The State of Latinx/Hispanic Nonprofits in Austin
November 19 | Julie Martinez Ballesteros, Executive Director, Manos de Cristo

The Hispanic Nonprofit Executive Director Experience
December 3 | Rosamaria Murillo, PhD, LMSW, CEO, El Buen Samaritano

**SPECIAL 11 AM START TIME!**

Hispanic Business in Austin
December 10 | Diana Maldonado, President & CEO, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
 
Civil Society, hosted by Barry Silverberg, CNS Director, explores issues affecting our communal well-being through a nonprofit lens. It is produced weekly on Zoom on Thursdays at 10:00 AM.
You can watch previous seasons of the program, including our recently-completed series on "The Black Experience in Austin" here.
 
As 2020 nears its end, we invite you to email Kate Tolliver (katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu), CNS Coordinator, using the subject line: 
REQUEST FOR PROMO CODE for a special promo code for use on November & December Nonprofit Austin learning opportunities!

Real Talk: Equity in Organizations
A FREE moderated discussion to discuss equity within our organizations!
November 19th | 12-1 PM 

So, You Want to be a Fundraiser?
A NEW series offering an overview of the nonprofit fundraising profession!
November 20th | 12-1:30 PM | Fayruz Benyousef

Taking Stock: Using The Needs Assessment Framework to Level Up Professionally
A guided look at the phases of a professional needs assessment! 
November 24th | 12-1 PM | Lacy Alana

Navigating Sustained Conflict - Week 2: Navigating Hard Conversations

A FREE series focusing on key skills to help navigate this difficult time!
November 24th | 2-3 PM | Lacy Alana

Movesz with Jamsz
A fun opportunity to move your body & relieve stress! 
November 25th | 12-1 PM | Jamsz Konnections

Virtual Playfulness: Finding Self-Care, Joy, and Inspiration for Interactive Virtual Holiday Celebrations

A special self-care holiday series!
December 1st | 12-1 PM | Lacy Alana

Navigating Sustained Conflict - Week 3: Navigating Personal Mistakes When Stressed and Mistakes in Conversations
A FREE series focusing on key skills to help navigate this difficult time!
December 1st | 2-3 PM | Lacy Alana

Movesz with Jamsz
A fun opportunity to move your body & relieve stress! 
December 2nd | 12-1 PM | Jamsz Konnections

Virtual Playfulness: Finding Self-Care, Joy, and Inspiration for Interactive Virtual Holiday Celebrations

A special self-care holiday series!
December 8th | 12-1 PM | Lacy Alana

Navigating Sustained Conflict - Week 4: Setting and Holding Boundaries: Avoiding Nightmare Conversations & Protecting your Energy & Resource

A FREE series focusing on key skills to help navigate this difficult time!
December 8th | 2-3 PM | Lacy Alana

Movesz with Jamsz
A fun opportunity to move your body & relieve stress! 
December 9th | 12-1 PM | Jamsz Konnections

Virtual Playfulness: Finding Self-Care, Joy, and Inspiration for Interactive Virtual Holiday Celebrations

A special self-care holiday series!
December 15th | 12-1 PM | Lacy Alana

Navigating Sustained Conflict - Week 5: Bringing it All Together: Implementing New Skills and Learning

A FREE series focusing on key skills to help navigate this difficult time!
December 15th | 2-3 PM | Lacy Alana

Movesz with Jamsz
A fun opportunity to move your body & relieve stress! 
December 16th | 12-1 PM | Jamsz Konnections

VIEW THE CLASS CALENDAR

As a reminder, many of our online opportunities operate under a Pay What You Can (PWYC) pricing sliding scale. Learn more about this pricing system here, which allows us to continue to offer quality programming while also addressing the financial challenges many are faced with at this present time.

"Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts." 

Henri Frederic Amiel

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