Nonprofit Network Newsletter
May 2019
The goal of the Downtown Angola Coalition (DAC) is to promote the heartbeat of the community and encourage people to see the area around the mound as a destination worth visiting. DAC is a nonprofit organization that started with a grassroots approach, gathering people who were interested in the downtown area. DAC provides a unique benefit to the community of Angola by organizing events for the public to enjoy and working behind the scenes on some beautification projects. Some of their events have included Angola Art Fest, which will take place again August 3, 2019, as well as the arrival of Santa and wagon rides during the holidays. Community is about building memories and connections to a place where everyone comes together, and DAC continues to play a vital role in providing opportunities for people to make those memories in Angola, Indiana.

Read the full spotlight article here .
The vast majority of planned gifts to charities are made in a few sentences in a person's will. By providing the language your donors need in order to leave a portion of their estate to your nonprofit, you can make that process even easier for them. Planned giving is a good opportunity for individuals with a modest means to make a big impact, but fewer than 50% of Americans have a current will. Which donors should you share this information with? The donors most likely to make a planned gift to your nonprofit are not just the oldest donors with the largest estates. They are often the ones who have been engaged for many years, giving consistently and moderately and offering their time and attention to your work.

If you have 10 free minutes and more questions about planned giving, listen to this podcast by The Fund Raising School with Phil Purcell. To learn how estate gifts can help your nonprofit through more sustainable endowment funding, contact SCCF.
Nonprofit Budgeting
June 25, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
at Steuben County Community Foundation

Reviewing financial data shouldn't be scary or intimidating. Steuben County Community Foundation is excited to present this opportunity for nonprofits to learn about budgeting from local accountant, Brenda Shipe.

Please RSVP by June 20, 2019.    
May was a busy month for nonprofit events. On May 22nd, SCCF collaborated with Downtown Angola Coalition to host a Nonprofit Board Boot-Camp at Holy Family Episcopal Church. Attendees learned about their fiduciary duties, as well as the responsibilities and activities that make a board member great. On May 29th, SCCF hosted two grant info sessions to demonstrate our new grants management software. You can check out our website for a written tutorial or contact our Program Officer, Jacqui Gentile. We also hosted our second Nonprofit Networking Event, enjoying an ice cream party at Scoops with 25 volunteers and staff from Steuben County nonprofits.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our nonprofit events! Did you miss out on a training in May? Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for future events.
Women's Fund: June 30, 2019
Human Services: July 31, 2019
Healthcare: October 31, 2019
Humanities Fund: Ongoing
Community Funds: Ongoing

New deadlines for 2019-2020 grants are now on our website.
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.
  • 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.
SCCF is often asked for a list of nonprofits serving the community, and we're always glad to point people to our nonprofit directory website. If your organization's profile is missing new contact information, photos, or program details, please send JoAnna your updates.
If your upcoming project or program doesn't fit the SCCF grant deadlines, your nonprofit can look beyond the county line for additional funders. SCCF has purchased a subscription to Foundation Directory Online. This is a national database of grant opportunities, which is available for you to search at the SCCF office. If you have questions contact JoAnna.
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