June 2019
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Dear Friends,

As a non profit professional, expressing gratitude has been a huge part of my career experience. Whether thanking donors, volunteers, co-workers & employees or being thanked by employers, board members, or constituents, I’ve seen gratitude result in increased dedication and loyalty all around. I’ve seen gratitude result in increased trust and accountability. I’ve even seen productivity grow in organizational cultures where people are appreciated. After all, a person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.
Gratitude isn’t limited to the world of community service; and it certainly isn’t limited to one or two holidays per year. Gratitude has benefits in every workplace, in every type of organization, all year round. A culture of gratitude can be the competitive differentiator for your organization and help keep employees, volunteers, donors, patrons, etc. engaged. 
The most important ingredient for creating (or improving) a culture of gratitude is authenticity. Expressions of thanks must be sincere to elicit all the benefits mentioned ~ dedication, loyalty, trust & increased productivity. You’ve got to mean it when you say it or show it. Insincere thank-yous can have adverse effects. So, find something for which you can honestly express thanks, even if you have to start small! (If you can’t find anything to be thankful for, there might be underlying problems).
Expressions of gratitude should also be specific. Just saying “thank you” can seem rote or obligatory. The words thank you should be followed by the exact thing for which you are thankful! Thank you for keeping a positive attitude during this stressful time of year. Thank you for your donation in support of student scholarships. Thank you for staying late to make sure the report was complete.  In a world where so much is taken for granted these simple remarks of appreciation will go a long way with people. Yes, we should thank the people who are being paid to perform a job. Studies show that they will perform much better when they are shown appreciation. 
And finally, thank yous should be personalized. There really isn’t a one-size-fits-all recipe for expressing gratitude. Thank you notes, verbal thank yous, public recognition, a celebratory lunch to show appreciation, or bringing in a dozen thank you donuts… are all awesome strategies…so pick the one that will resonate most with the other person or group. Gratitude is really about building relationships. You can never say thank you too soon, too late, or too often. Try it at work, at home, and where you volunteer in the community. Then, watch it spread!
Thank you for being engaged with Leadership Harrisburg Area! Thank you for reading The Community Caller. Thank you for responding to the needs and events listed throughout this publication.  

Una Martone, '07
President & CEO
Leadership Harrisburg Area
Do you love a good party?  Want to contribute to the Central Pennsylvania community? We have just what you are looking for.  Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) is seeking energetic, enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to help plan An Evening at the Barre , its premiere fundraising event.  Volunteers are asked to help with corporate sponsorships, auction item solicitation and event planning.  An Evening at the Barre will be held on Saturday, September 21 from 5-10 PM at the Hilton Harrisburg. Meetings to plan the event will be June 12, August 14 and September 11 from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Capital Blue Cross Retail Store in Enola. Committee members will be eligible to receive one free ticket to the gala. To learn more, contact Asheleigh Forsburg at 717-254-8945, or forsburg@cpyb.org .
Dedicated Helpline Specialists Needed!  Directly impact your community one connection at a time! Specialists at CONTACT Helpline play a critical role in assisting callers with difficult situations, providing confidential, nonjudgmental, and emotional support on the helpline. We also provide referrals to callers who need assistance with basic needs (food/clothing/housing, etc.). We are always prepared, 24/7, to take a call from someone that may just need someone to talk to. You must be 18 years old to participate. Training and apprenticeships are required as well as a background check. Our next set of training dates begin July 8 . For more information, contact Alyson Long, Program Supervisor at 717-652-4987 Ext. 2001.
The Cumberland County Democratic Committee is seeking an experienced fundraiser to help pro bono with revamping current efforts and teaching a group of enthusiastic volunteers how to effectively raise money. Help is also needed with coordinating a new capital campaign, as well as, running training seminars for candidates on how to fundraise for their own campaigns. If interested, please contact Maurice Reeves at 717-649-7000 or maurice.reeves@gmail.com .
First Impressions Are Lasting! Jewish Family Services of Greater Harrisburg is looking for volunteers to greet customers and answer our phones. Please join us in our efforts to change people's lives. For more information, please contact Chudney at clewis@jfsofhbg.org or 717-233-1681.
JDRF , formerly known as The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, is seeking committed, dynamic, and energized community leaders within the Central Pennsylvania region to serve on its Advocacy, Corporate Development, Outreach, Gala and Walk committees of its Central PA Chapter. Interested individuals should have time and interest to devote to being an active volunteer to support our vision of a world without type 1 diabetes. For more information, please contact Natasha Lewis, Executive Director, at 717-395-9778 or nclewis@jdrf.org .
The  LGBT Center  is looking for volunteers! Do you like people? Don't mind greeting visitors and answering questions? Are you available some daytime hours during the week? Friendly and reliable volunteers are needed to cover our front desk so that the Center can be open during the day! If you're interested, please fill out our  volunteer form  and select "receptionist".
Calling all Artists!  LGBT Center needs help from local artists who want to make a difference! We are looking for art donations for our ARTS of PA program. We will accept paintings, stickers, pottery, apparel, and much more! All donated art will be sold online or at special events, and all profits will go directly to helping transgender and non-binary folks in need. Consider helping today or sharing this opportunity with your friends! All artists who wish to donate can fill out this form
The Nobody's Cats Foundation needs your help to keep its fee for community cat spay/neuter, vaccines and related services affordable to the public! We are especially in need of volunteers who can assist with fundraising activities to help us retain our $35 per-cat fee. Do you have an idea for an event or strategy that might help us raise funds? Or are you available to help staff or manage events, from Meowy-Hours at local breweries to our annual summer community yard sale or spaghetti dinner? To learn more about us, visit our website or Facebook page to learn more about our mission, or contact Christine Arnold at carnold@nobodyscats.org or call 1-855-867-4228.
Do you enjoy the outdoors?  The Friends of Pinchot State Park is looking for volunteers. We help the State Park at Gifford Pinchot maintain the park and campground and assist with environmental efforts and learning experiences for neighboring children at the Education Learning Center. To volunteer please contact Terry Christopher at tchristopher1958@gmail.com or call 717-877-2978.
Since converting  The Salvation Army  food pantry to a choice shopping model, we have doubled the number of people we are serving each month including larger families and those with specific dietary needs. We need volunteers to assist clients with Choice Food Pantry and breakfast feeding program. We also need help providing a hot lunch to the 130 children in our Summer Youth Enrichment program.  If you can assist, please click  here . For more information, contact Kathy Anderson-Martin at kathy.anderson-martin@use.salvationarmy.org
We are expanding our board! Beacon Clinic for Health and Hope  located in Uptown Harrisburg near Polyclinic is a faith-based, FREE primary healthcare clinic serving the uninsured and underserved in the Greater Harrisburg communities. We provide health care and prescription medicines as well as health education and the promotion of health to adults 18 years and older. We welcome all! For more information, please call Dave Getz at 717-234-4182 or email at dgetz@wwwpalaw.com , or Deb McClain, executive director at 717-418-1829 or email at  executivedirector@beaconclinicpa.org .
The Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association (CATRA) in Grantville is growing its board of directors. Since 1985 CATRA has offered an opportunity for Capital Area residents from all generations with all types of special and typical needs to establish an atmosphere of support, respect, and health in an equestrian farm environment. We offer a therapeutic riding experience to those able to benefit from it. CATRA also offers opportunities and events well beyond its weekly therapeutic riding program including its Miniature Horse and Equine-Assisted Programming as well as Paws N' Read in support of childhood literacy. All interested individuals, especially those with strategic planning, legal, IT infrastructure, or human services experience encouraged to contact Mike Babbitt at  Mike@catra.net .
Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz is seeking a few music-loving folks to join our Board of Directors. Specifically, we need new members to replace our retiring fundraising chair and folks with an interest in writing for our newsletter and website. If you want to join a board with other people dedicated to the preservation of jazz in Central PA, call Sheila Ross at 717-540-1010.

Scouting for Board Members!  Become a board member for  CONTACT Helpline . Help bridge the gap between community needs and CONTACT Helpline . Through decision making, fundraising, and building rapport within the community, you will be helping the people in your community receive the resources they need to lead a more fulfilling life. For more information, please contact Alyson Long, Program Supervisor, at 717-652-4987 Ext. 2001.
Dauphin County Library System   seeks board members to join in the mission of strengthening our Dauphin County community by promoting literacy and providing resources and services for information, education, and recreation. The board meets monthly. To learn more about the Library  please contact Karen Cullings, Interim Executive Director, at  kcullings@dcls.org  or 717-234-4961 ext. 1105 for more information.
The Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center 's (HCPAC) Board of Directors is seeking diverse individuals who are passionate about impacting today's youth and young adults. The following committees are actively seeking new members:  Finance Committee - assists in the management of finances;  Development Committee - responsible for oversight and coordination of all HCPAC fundraising activities;  Church & Community Outreach - responsible for the public presentation of HCPAC to the community.   Building & Grounds Committee - responsible for overseeing the building and grounds;  Safety & Security Committee - regularly examines the building, grounds, operation and policies of the organization with respect to the safety and security of students, guests and volunteers. Please email Sherry Webb at   swebb@thehcpac.org to receive more information to receive more information about serving on one of these committees.
Do you want to use your skills and talents to change lives? Hope Within Ministries has openings on our Board of Directors for a few strong community leaders who are passionate about our mission and providing access to healthcare for all in need. Hope Within Ministries is a faith based medical mission that provides access to comprehensive primary health care services to those in Central Pennsylvania who are low income, uninsured or underinsured relative to their household income. Our mission is to show God's love to those in need by providing access to primary healthcare services, counseling and related education. Won’t you consider helping our mission of providing tangible help and hope?

Board terms are three years and an application is required. Visit www.hopewithin.org to learn more about all Hope Within does to serve those in need in our community. Contact Donita Sturgis, President, Donita.sturgis@hopewithin.org to discuss how you can apply your skills and talents in a significant and meaningful way.
Do you enjoy beautifully performed choral music?  If so, come join us!  The Harrisburg Singers  is looking for servant leaders (specifically those with a financial or business background, social media expertise and/or fundraising experience) to serve on its Board of Directors. Additionally, we are seeking an individual to fill the role of treasurer. The Harrisburg Singers' mission is to set the standard for virtuosity and tonal beauty in choral performance for Central Pennsylvania and beyond. We aspire to be innovative, inspiring and artistically adventuresome. We dedicate ourselves to imparting to our audiences the real joy that lives in great choral literature from a variety of musical traditions. Please contact Whitney Sherbocker (LHA Class of 2011) with any questions and interest at  wsherbocker@gmail.com  or 717-385-7511.
Join our Board of Directors!  Since 1957, the Harrisburg Police Athletic League  serves the greater Harrisburg community through its unique mentor programs, which are based on positive interactions between law enforcement and our young people. Together, with athletic and character development programming, these relationships help to further trust, respect, and hope. The time commitment is dependent on the role you wish to fill, with a minimum of attending a board meeting every other month. To discuss this opportunity, please contact Anbria Bates at  admin-2014@harrisburgpal.org  or call 717-233-3104.
Make a difference in the lives of Central PA teens!  Medard's House is a youth-focused non-profit after school program that helps teens by providing a safe space for mentoring, a hot meal after school, organized physical activity, homework help and spiritual growth. In fall of 2019 we will launch two new programs in partnership with local school districts and community partners: (1) supporting students who want to go to college with resources to do academic research and direction to find scholarships and additional monies to help lower costs (2) a program collaborating with businesses who emphasize the trades, creating apprenticeship opportunities for teens who are unsure of their path after graduation.  

Needed now - A person with a professional finance background to join the Board and Chair the Finance Committee.   The role of the Finance Committee is primarily to provide financial oversight for the organization including: budgeting, financial planning, financial reporting/monitoring, and developing internal controls and accountability policies.   

Interested persons please contact Gigi Jantos at gigijantos@gmail.com .

Open Stage of Harrisburg , a professional non-profit theatre located downtown, is seeking professionals interested in serving on its board and committees. The theatre company is entering into its 34rd season of contemporary theatre, starting this fall. Interested in joining the team? Contact join@openstagehbg.com for more information. 
The Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is recruiting new Board of Trustee members to support the mission of the NMSS. People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Trustees work together with Chapter staff and Society Leadership to raise revenue and awareness within a 56 county-wide territory of Pennsylvania to achieve MS breakthroughs. Please contact Anne Mageras, Chapter President, anne.mageras@nmss.org , or 412-261-6347, ext, 63203 to discuss opportunities. 
The Premier Arts and Science Charter School in Harrisburg is seeking board members with legal and financial backgrounds. Additional board members are also needed to support our mission and vision, "To provide access to a world-class education for every student, without exception, using a back-to-basics approach to learning integrating science, technology, and the arts." If you are interested in learning more, please contact Darlene Smith at 717-648-8790 or dmsmith316@aol.com.
The Sycamore House , an Episcopal Service Corps program supported by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in Harrisburg, seeks board members to strengthen our mission in Greater Harrisburg to provide recent college graduates with opportunities to serve local non profit organizations while living in community with one another. The board meets monthly. Interested? Please contact Lynda Goldstein, current chair at lynder28@gmail.com and 814.321.5335 or Micalagh Moritz, Program Director at mmoritz@statep.org or 717.557.3321.
The summer season comes alive at Dauphin County Parks and Recreation with an exciting line up of music festivals, free movies, activities for kids, and much more for your summer enjoyment. Click here for the full calendar of events. 
CPYB presents Spring Into Summer, June 8 from 5-9 PM , an evening benefiting the students of CPYB. Join us at the CPYB Warehouse Studios in Carlisle and enjoy a night of heavy hors d'oeuvres, mingling, a silent auction and exquisite performances. Cocktail attire is preferred for the event. R egister here .
The Partnership for Better Health presents Advocacy for Better Health on June 10 from 10 AM - 2:30 PM at Dickinson College ' s Allison Hall, 99 Mooreland Ave, Carlisle. The Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy initiative has collaborated with thousands of nonprofit organizations, working with their leaders, staff, and volunteers to understand the legal issues involved in public policy work. The goals of this training are to learn: What lobbying is for nonprofit organizations; How to find flexible funding for advocacy; What advocacy looks like in Pennsylvania, with a focus on health care and human services; How your organization can be involved in election-related activities; and How to maximize coalitions in advocacy work. Presented by Nikhil Pillai, Counsel for the Bolder Advocacy Initiative at the Alliance for Justice. He consults with and trains nonprofit organizations on the rules and strategies for legal and effective advocacy. Contact Carol Thornton at carol@ForBetterHealthPa.org or 717-960-9009 x7 for more information. Register here .
The June CBW Roundtable presents Transparency Breathes Transformation by Kristal Turner-Childs, Eyes Wide Open, LLC . Join us on June 19 from 8-9:30 AM at Central Penn College Conference Center, 600 Valley Rd, Summerdale. Transparent leadership is the purposeful exposure of self that allows leaders to influence a single person, a group, an organization, or a community. Transparent leadership overcomes interferences to create, guide, mentor, motivate, and inspire others to action. Register here .
The American Literacy Corporation will host the 4th Annual Central PA Writers and Illustrators Summer Camp at Harrisburg University , July 8-19 for students going into the 3rd through 8th grade in the fall of 2019. This ten-day creative writing camp will introduce students to various types of creative writing such as short stories, poetry, journals, essays, letters, speeches, blogging and more. Campers will work from computers and notebooks. Ron Claiborne, who spent 32 years with ABC News as a correspondent and most recently as news anchor of the weekend Good Morning America, will be a Special Guest Teacher July 10 and 11 . For more information contact Floyd Stokes at superreaders@aol.com or call (717) 580-5429.    Register today.
Penn State Harrisburg 's Office of Continuing Education and School of Public Affairs are offering a one-day workshop on July 18 from 9 AM - 6 PM at Penn State Harrisburg Campus. This one-day workshop tackles the "difficult" topics surrounding the day-to-day realities of "gender" entrenched within various arenas in relationship to leadership. Subtopics of the programs are the following: communication, diversity, legal issues, conflict resolution, self-assessment, accountability and so much more. Reserve one of the limited seats to this event. Participants who register for the one-day workshop will receive .75 CEUs (Continuing Education Units), 7.5 hours. For more information, contact Dr. Firestone at  blf3@psu.edu  or 717-948-6538.
Save the date! The YWCA Greater Harrisburg announces the historic celebration of our 125 Anniversary on August 10 at 6:30 PM . The evening celebration will take place on the grounds of the YWCA, overlooking the Capitol City skyline, featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, mingling and a fireworks display. For more information call Tiffanie Keck at 717.724.2250.
Save the Date!  Central PA Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk is on September 21 at 5 PM , Soldier's Grove, State Capital. Teams and their communities Light The Night at our walks where we gather together to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by cancer. Volunteers and team members register here
Save the Date!  This year BHA celebrates 30 years of Building a Future with Hope. Save the date for our Annual Celebration on October 10 , at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey . It will be an evening of reflection, thanks, and anticipation for the future. For additional information, contact  Jessica Johnson Vinton  at 717-233-6016. Purchase tickets here .
CAPSTONE is a program designed to provide comprehensive treatment and support for young adults ages 16-30 experiencing early psychosis. CAPSTONE is a team approach offering clinical assessment, peer support, treatment, and on-going supported employment and education to the individual and their family. CAPSTONE uses an evidenced based model called NAVIGATE based upon research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health .

CAPSTONE is for current residents of Dauphin County; young adults between the ages of 16-30; persons experiencing their first episode of psychosis and individuals and families willing to participate in services.

CAPSTONE is the collaborative effort of three agencies: Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI), Case Management Unit (CMU) and YWCA of Greater Harrisburg.
  • PPI is a multi-faceted treatment provider in Central Pennsylvania and will provide Team Leadership, psychiatric services, and clinical treatment including Individual Resiliency Training, and family education services.
  • CMU is a case management agency responsible for case management and peer support services to persons enrolled in CAPSTONE.
  • YWCA of Greater Harrisburg is a community agency with a diverse service array and will provide supported employment and education.
Hope Within Ministries is a faith based, free health center located in Elizabethtown, PA. We are in need of a part-time Head Nurse (20 hours per week). Please send all inquiries to Donita Sturgis, President at Donita.sturgis@hopewithin.org or call 717-575-6853.
Leadership Harrisburg Area is accepting registrations for the next  Executive Leadership Series (ELS). As the program celebrates 25 years, twenty-five program seats will be available for the Executive Leadership Series Class of 2019. The program runs from September through November this fall. Please register by Friday, September 6, 2019. Click here for full details and access to the online registration. 
Board Strong is a new program of Leadership Harrisburg Area that was made possible through a partnership with The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. Board Strong is a video series inclusive of five components. The components address the roles & responsibilities of non-profit board members; the financial oversight, fiduciary and compliance responsibilities of non-profit board members; non-profit board members’ role in fundraising; tips for non-profit board member to effectively tell the organization’s story; and tips for engaging high performing board. Anyone who is considering serving on a non-profit board; or who is already serving on a non-profit board will gain valuable insights from the experienced non-profit leaders featured in this video. To begin your certification process, click here .
Pano is offering the following webinars in June.

Fiscal Reporting and Accountability for Sustainability: June 18, 11 Am - 12:15 PM - Are you ready to focus on key financial reporting controls as well as risk assessments in reviewing financial sustainability within a nonprofit organization? This webinar will outline 10 key risk areas and challenge you to re-think how you engage your staff and others in strategic planning and operations improvement initiatives. Register here .

Leading Conflict: How to "Fight" at Work (Round 2): June 13, 1-2 PM - Learning how to "fight" at work is not about behaving badly, being hurtful, or causing chaos. It's about knowing how to lead others through the uncertainty of interpersonal conflict and find meaning, creativity, and growth in the mess. Register here .

Six Reasons Why Infographics Matter: June 20, 1-2 PM - People love infographics - but should your nonprofit love them enough to create them? Join Idealware for a discussion about the role infographics play in a healthy communications mix. In this webinar, you'll learn about the benefits of using infographics to visualize your data, the resources available to create them, and what types of organization goals they can aid. Register here .

Board Chair Online Forum: June 25, 11 AM - 12:30 PM; July 16, 11 AM - 12:30 PM & August 13, 11 AM - 12:30 PM - So, you've landed yourself in the seat of board chair. Now what? Whether you've just begun in this role, have been doing it awhile, or are the chair-elect, you're sure to have questions. Your governing board has ultimate corporate accountability and only meets for 12-24 hours per year - how will you do it all and do it well? Register here .

Fundraising Events, Auctions, Sponsorships & Acknowledgements: June 26, 1:30-3 PM
Nonprofits raising funds through special events or other activities that involve sponsorships, auctions, lotteries, or thank-you gifts must deal with a variety of legal requirements in advertising, calculating, and acknowledging the money. Register here .
Minimize Conflict! Maximize Attendance! 
You plan, you prepare, you promote your event...then you learn that another big fundraiser is being held during your event! Eventsavvy is a tool created for nonprofit and community based organizations to use to minimize conflicting events in order to increase attendance for all.  Eventsavvy provides a centralized location for organizations in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry Counties to post upcoming events, so that other groups have the information they need to avoid using the same date whenever possible.  If you have an upcoming event that meets the submission criteria, you are invited to post the event. Visit eventsavvy.org for more details and to post your group's events. All events submitted to The Community Caller will be transferred to eventsavvy.org on a monthly basis. All eligible events posted in The Community Caller will be transferred to eventsavvy.org on a monthly basis. However, organizations that meet the guidelines are invited to submit events directly at  eventsavvy.org

Looking for a meeting space for your non-profit or community organization? Orrstown Bank is proud to share its 1600 square foot Zullinger-Coy Community Room with organizations in the community at no charge. Located at 4750 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, our newly renovated office building features a sizable room ideal for presentations, meetings or special gatherings. The 100 person capacity room is equipped with Wi-Fi, audio-video (AV), a large drop down screen and a podium. Catering access is also a benefit of the facility. Contact Amy Strohm at Orrstown Bank at 717-530-3548 to reserve the room for one-time or recurring use.
The Community Caller is emailed to over 1800 subscribers on a regular schedule during the first week of every month. The goal of the publication is to match people and resources with service opportunities and missions & programs that benefit the community. Announcements are placed primarily by non profit organizations, educational institutions, and other community organizations. If you would like to include an event or announcement in the next issue, please feel free to contact LHA with detailed information including:
  • Organization Website
  • Contact Name, Phone Number and Email
  • Date of Event
  • Specific Request
  • Description
  • Attach a flyer of the event, if applicable
Send submissions to Ann Myers  via email at  special@leadershipharrisburg.org  or call 717-216-5200. All content is subject to approval by LHA and may be edited for space.
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