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Coffee Talk: Navigating CARES Act and Other Government Funding Programs

The CARES Act has created increased government funding for grantmakers across the country. Listen in to hear how other funders are effectively managing the process of distributing government funds to generate maximum impact in their communities.

This discussion is around the following questions:

  • What’s an aspect of your application or administration of funding that is working well?
  • Are you working collectively with others in your state? What does that look like?
  • What are the expectations and standards for reporting that you must meet?
  • How are you managing the high volume of requests?

This forum brings professionals from across the sector together to share experiences and best practices.

About the Author

Ashley began working in the nonprofit community in Memphis, TN in 2005 and joined the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis as a program officer in 2008. In 2013 she became the Director of Grants and Initiatives, managing the foundation’s competitive grant programs. During this time, Ashley helped develop GiVE 365, which became a model for collaborative giving programs in foundations across the United States. She has been a leader in the community foundation field and served as the Chair of ProNet, previously the Council On Foundation's professional development group for community foundation program staff. Ashley is happy to continue her career with a team dedicated to supporting the philanthropic sector. Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors, especially during bird migration along the Mississippi flyway.

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