Learn about Community Humane Shelter and our newest grant resource.
Nonprofit Network Newsletter
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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."
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