Nonprofit Network Newsletter
September 2019
Cahoots Coffee Cafe is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 as a collaboration between Angola United Methodist Church and First Congregational United Church of Christ. Members of the two churches were concerned that kids in town didn't have a safe place to hang out after school and during the summer. Cahoots was established to help serve the youth and provide a non-threatening, non-judgmental venue for them to share their talents, cultivate their own gifts,and develop meaningful relationships with caring adults and peers.

Cahoots ser ves good coffee and food alongside a variety of youth programming opportunities. They offer open mic nights, poetry slams, game nights, snow day lunches, mentoring, and more. Scott Poor, Executive Director of Cahoots, shared that Cahoots is “a home away from home” for some of the youth who have discovered its opportunities, and said, “I hope Cahoots can help kids who feel alienated and insecure.”

Read the full spotlight article here.
Professional Development

If your nonprofit is looking for opportunities to learn about fundraising, there may be scholarships available to supplement those costs. The Fund Raising School offers scholarships for professionals working in nonprofits with operating budgets under $1 million. The Hank Rosso Scholarship provides a 50% scholarship for a team of two nonprofit professionals and/or volunteers from a nonprofit organization. This scholarship emphasizes the importance of team work and collaboration between staff and volunteers. The Dottie Rosso Scholarship, also a 50% scholarship, supports individuals working in nonprofits with operating budgets of $1 million or less.

In addition to SCCF's fundraising training in October, another (free!) option for sharpening your nonprofit management skills is .
Creating a Comprehensive Fundraising Plan
October 22, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
at Club Z, Trine University MTI Center

There's more to fundraising than planning an annual gala. Learn the basics of fundraising and how to create a comprehensive fundraising plan. This training will be led by Laura Macknick, and it is open to staff, board members, and volunteers from nonprofit organizations who serve Steuben County.

Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP by October 15.
Women's Fund: October 31, 2019
Healthcare: October 31, 2019
Education: January 31, 2020
Humanities Fund: Ongoing
Community Funds: Ongoing

FIST Grants: Applications available soon
Last year, we coordinated a Steuben County Nonprofit Wish List to encourage philanthropic support of local charities on Giving Tuesday. Our goal was to gather and publicize a list of some general needs of nonprofits located in and serving Steuben County. SCCF is building on our previous efforts this year, and we are excited to begin collecting submissions for the 2019 Steuben County Nonprofit Wish List. We also encourage participating organizations to send us a 30 second video clip representing their organization's work, which we will compile into a single Steuben County Giving Tuesday video!

Click the button below to download the 2019 Steuben County Nonprofit Wish List form below.

Please note, this is an opportunity for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are located in and serving Steuben County.
Golf tee markers - Lynn Wernet has close to 100 golf tee markers available that a nonprofit could reuse with new lettering. They are in the shape of a golf ball, originally purchased from TLA signs and used as a fundraiser for a breast cancer organization. If interested, contact her at 260-668-7929.

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.

  • Search for grant funding from foundations outside of Steuben County. SCCF has purchased a 2 year subscription to Foundation Directory Online, which is a great resource for nonprofits to search a national database of grant opportunities. Stop by the SCCF office between 8:30am - 4:30pm to search for grant opportunities, or call the us with questions at 260-665-6656.
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