Monthly webinars are 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central. Webinars are listed on the home page calendar, also.   

Take part in these webinars, and we hope you'll join for additional year-round education, networking, and more.

Thank you to our year-round Webinar Series Sponsor

Webinars qualify for Y-USA Leadership Recertification and CFRE certification credit. Past webinars are posted on the members-only section of the website.

Special Webinars with Y-USA Government Relations and Policy
highlighting U.S. Federal Funding Opportunities

May 9, 2023
How and Why to Work with Community Development Financial Institutions and Their Resources, including New Market Tax Credits

Webinar Host: Katie Adamson, Vice President, Health Partnerships and Policy
Presenters: Don Hinkle-Brown, President and CEO, The Reinvestment Fund; Lauren Koontz, President and CEO, YMCA of Metro Atlanta;
Kathleen Walsh, President and CEO, YMCA of Metro North
In this webinar you will learn the history and purpose of CDFIs; when Ys should work with them (what are the right circumstances); how to evaluate fit (local vs. national financial entity); how CDFIs are different; and special opportunities (NMTC regional deal, refinancing unfavorable debt, and innovative examples). Hear from local Ys who have successfully worked CDFIs and NMTCs.

December 13, 2022
Accessing Federal Funding 

Webinar Host: Kelly Kennai Grunig, Senior Director, Communications & Advocacy Engagement Government Relations and Policy
Presenters: Katie Adamson, Vice President, Health Partnerships and Policy; Elena Rocha, Senior Director, Youth Development Partnerships and Policy
From grants to support YMCA core programs and services such as child care, nutrition, housing, workforce development and mentoring, to Community Project Funds (AKA earmarks), local YMCAs have had great success accessing federal dollars. This session will review the top federal grant programs and agencies that award funding to YMCAs, take a deep dive into specific grant opportunities, and walk through the process to request Community Project Funds. Participants will also learn about emerging funding opportunities, how to prepare for federal grant opportunities, and how to improve your chances of receiving federal funding. 

December 6, 2022

What is the Employee Retention Tax Credit & How Does My Y Get It?
Host: Joel Larson, Director, State Advocacy, Y-USA Government Relations and Policy
Presenter: David Cepek, CPA, YMCA of Central Ohio Board Member

The Employee Retention Credit is a significant, unrestricted payroll tax refund worth up to $26,000 per eligible employee. Dave explains this tax credit so you can see if your Y is eligible. This webinar will introduce the employee retention tax credit (or ERC) and clarify several misconceptions about the program.