Nonprofit Newsletter
August 2020
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NONPROFIT SPOTLIGHT
Turning Point Homeless Shelter

Shannon Thomas, Executive Director of Turning Point, shared that their mission is to supply housing to men, women, and children, and help them “to get back on their feet, spiritually, mentally, and financially.” Turning Point has grown tremendously in the last 10 years from an organization that provided a few days of housing for around 70 residents per year, to an organization that provides housing and programming for an average of 5-6 months for approximately 190 residents per year. Turning Point recently received a matching grant opportunity from the Steuben County Community Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund. Shannon shared that without Turning Point’s board and a community’s worth of support, Turning Point would be unable to provide its vital programs to Steuben County.

Read the full story here, and check out this 30 second video nonprofit spotlight with Executive Director, Shannon Thomas.
Pictured above with masks are Shannon Thomas, Jennifer Danic, and Turning Point board member, Ken Shelton.
SUSTAINABLE
FALL NONPROFIT CAPACITY BUILDING
In March-June, SCCF reached out to local nonprofits and asked what challenges they were facing. Many nonprofit leaders shared that their organization was struggling with canceled fundraising events, decision fatigue, stress, and planning for year-end fundraising amid the challenges of COVID-19. In response, SCCF is offering two nonprofit workshops this fall. Both trainings will be held via Zoom with limited space for in-person attendance.

Year-End & Digital Fundraising
Lisa Maxwell-Frieden and Kate Muehlfeld, both of Trine University’s Alumni and Development department, will lead a workshop on Year-end and Digital Fundraising. SCCF will offer an optional follow-up workshop to provide hands-on coaching so you can put your fundraising plan in motion. 
  • Training with Lisa and Kate: September 16, 1:00-2:30pm
  • Optional follow-up with SCCF staff: September 23, 1:00-2:00pm 

Leadership in Times of Crisis
Cheryl Taylor, the recently retired President/CEO at Foellinger Foundation, will be sharing some experiences about serving as a leader for your organization in uncertain times. 

Date & Time: November 12, 1:00-2:30pm

OTHER LOCAL GRANTMAKING OPPORTUNITY
Operation Round Up, a program from the Steuben County REMC, now holds its grant application on SCCF's online grants portal. Applications are reviewed quarterly for projects that support economic development or community benefit. These grant dollars come from the REMC members who commit to rounding up their bill each month.

UPCOMING SCCF GRANT DEADLINES
Women's Fund: August 31, 2020
REMC Operation Round Up: September 25, 2020
Education: January 31, 2021
Art & Culture, Environment, Recreation, Community Development and Other:
April 30, 2021
Humanities Fund: Ongoing
Community Funds: Ongoing
COLLABORATIVE
FUNDRAISING EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY
SCCF was asked to gather information from local nonprofits about rescheduled fundraising events in order to avoid overlapping dates. Here are the responses we received:
Council on Aging Open House
September 10th, 2020 5-7 PM

COA Heritage Hoedown
October 15th, 2020
Compassion Pregnancy Center Banquet
October 23rd, 2020
OTHER RESOURCES
Is your organization's information up to date on the Steuben County Nonprofit Directory? Send JoAnna any changes at jness@steubenfoundation.org or 260-665-6656.
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