Nonprofit Network Newsletter
February 2019
CONNECTED
NONPROFIT SPOTLIGHT
Animal populations can multiply surprisingly fast without intervention from organizations like Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County (CHS) dedicated to their care. When household pets can produce multiple litters per year with multiple offspring, the number of animals in a community can quickly outpace the number of people who are in a position to offer them a loving home. Add to this dilemma the health concerns for animals who haven’t been fixed, and it’s clear why CHS has kept busy for years.  

SUSTAINABLE
FUNDRAISING TIP
If your organization is looking to add email appeals to its overall fundraising strategy, this blog post on Bloomerang is one of the best step-by-step guides to making those successful. Build a strong, segmented list, brand it appropriately, consider timing and content, and plan to measure your results. The biggest challenge is to make sure you've written a story worth sharing. Write about the issue your organization is working to address, then convey its urgency and how you fit into an equation to solve that problem. Finally, if you don't include a human connection, donors are more likely to press "delete" than "donate."
APRIL NONPROFIT TRAINING
Please RSVP no later than April 2.
GRANT PROPOSAL WRITING WORKSHOP RECAP
Despite the snow and ice, Dr. Kelly Trusty led a great workshop with resources for finding grant opportunities, planning a proposal, and tracking grant dollars. To learn more, check out the resource list on our website which has been updated to include even more information! For those who were unable to attend, please note that SCCF may host a similar workshop in the future if there is enough interest.

Psst... If you attended the February Grant Proposal Writing workshop and haven't yet completed the evaluation, please do so here.
UPCOMING SCCF GRANT DEADLINES
Women's Fund: March 1, 2019
FIST School Personnel Grants: April 1, 2019
Art & Culture, Environment, Recreation, Community Development, Other: April 30, 2019
FIST Community Grants: May 1, 2019
Humanities Fund: Ongoing
Community Funds: Ongoing
COLLABORATIVE
FOUNDATION DIRECTORY ONLINE
Searching for grants can be intimidating and time consuming, so SCCF wanted to make it easier for our nonprofits to bring grant dollars into Steuben County. SCCF purchased a 2-year subscription to Foundation Directory Online. This is a powerful, nation-wide database that allows you to search for funders, nonprofits, and grants related to your mission. Call the SCCF office or stop by to check it out. Our staff can help you search this great resource to find new grant opportunities for your nonprofit.
OTHER RESOURCES
  • Check here for workshops hosted by United Way of Noble County, the Community Foundation of Noble County, and the Dekko Foundation.

  • The Paul Clarke Leadership Series at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne addresses many of the topics included in SCCF's training series.
MARKETPLACE
Swap or donate items, or share information about a volunteer opportunity for your nonprofit here. Email JoAnna to add your information to our Steuben County nonprofit "marketplace." Please note that SCCF will have final discretion over content posted here.
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