- March   2019 -

Dear Friends,
Have you ever wished for a FREE resource to help with board member training?  Well, wish no more!  Leadership Harrisburg Area has just released a brand new program, Board StrongBoard Strong was made possible through a partnership with The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and support from Orrstown Bank and Final Focus Productions.
Board Strong is a video series for non profit/community board members; those considering non profit board service; and veteran board members who wish to grow in their roles.  Board Strong provides insights and expert advice from seasoned industry professionals and is designed to promote effective board service and non profit excellence.  There are 5 components:
  1. Compliance Strong features Diane Edelstein of Maher Duessel and addresses the financial oversight, fiduciary and compliance responsibilities of board members.
  2. Fundraising Strong features Chad Barger of Productive Fundraising and addresses board members' role in fundraising.
  3. Serving Strong features Tina Nixon of UPMC Pinnacle and addresses the roles & responsibilities of board members and executive staff.
  4. Story Strong features Stuart Landon of Open Stage and provides tips for board member to effectively tell the organization's story.
  5. Performance Strong features Dr. Linnie Carter of HACC and provides tips for recruiting & retaining high performing board members.
Individuals who view the Board Strong video series and respond to a few questions can earn the Board Strong Certification from Leadership Harrisburg Area.  The Board Strong Certification will show non profit organizations that you are knowledgeable about the roles & responsibilities of being a board member; that you take board membership seriously; and that you would be a great asset to their team.  Board Strong Certification is a great addition to your community service resume, biography, and LinkedIn profile.  Leadership Harrisburg Area offers a Board Strong Certification for non profit organizations too.  Click on the link below to access the video and download the support materials and full information. 
I couldn't be happier to say that Leadership Harrisburg Area's board of directors was the first organization to earn the Board Strong Certification!  #LHAisBoardStrong!

Thank you!

Una Martone, '07
President & CEO
Leadership Harrisburg Area 

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 April 1, 2019 For more information, contact Alyson Long, Program Supervisor at  717-652-4987 Ext. 2001.
Do you have a love of music or a passion for dance and choreography and a desire to impact the lives of young people? If so, Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center needs you! Music Directors and Choreographers commit to an 8-11 week production period, an average of 8 volunteer hours per week and receive a small stipend to cover any costs associated with volunteering.  Don't let a lack of teaching experience keep you from volunteering!  P lease email Sherry Webb at  swebb@thehcpac.org to receive more information about HCPAC. 
The Helen M. Simpson Rehab Hospital  is committed to providing an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment.  We hold a one hour monthly meeting to review Patient Safety issues affecting the hospital. We are looking for at least two volunteers to attend this meeting. Community volunteers are essential in providing layman viewpoints and ask great questions to assist us in providing excellent patient care. Call  Brett McChesney  at 717.421.1394  or email  bmcchesney@simpson-rehab.com  for details.
Hope Within Ministries is growing and serving a record number of patients.  Medical patients may wait up to 2-3 weeks to be seen by one of our providers. We want to see each patient in a timely manner to meet their medical needs, for both acute care and health maintenance.  We are looking for individuals in the medical field who would consider serving with us for 1-2 half days a month:  PAs - Physician Assistants;   CRNPs - Nurse Practitioners;  MDs - Doctor of Medicine and  DOs - Doctor of Osteopathy. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Chelsea Bright at Chelsea.Bright@hopewithin.org or call 717-367-9797 x303.
Do you remember a childhood moment that mattered? At  Junior Achievement we are all about creating "aha" moments. JA programs teach young people how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs that make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. All programs are presented by volunteers. We had 8,000 in 2018. Become a volunteer and help us create the "aha" moments"! For a list of  volunteer opportunities, click  here . For more information, contact Mary Reinhard at mreinhard@jascpa.org, or click  here
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". Not your thing? There are other volunteer opportunities too! Check out the website .
Volunteers wanted! Newport High School will conduct Mock Interviews on  April 23 from 8:30 AM-2:45 PM . If interested, contact Becky Kephart at  pccc@perrycountychamber.org or Karen Smith at  KJsmith@newportsd.org .
Volunteers wanted! The  PA FBLA and the State Leadership Conference in Hershey will be held April 8-9, 2019.  We need to fill 200 judging spots. There are over 50 different competitions that will be occurring over the course of two days and over half of them include presentations. Please consider volunteering your time to help our students become stronger business leaders. Please use this link to sign up. For questions or more information, please email Derek Selleck, Competitive Events Coordinator, at  dselleck@pafbla.us.
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 p lease contact Terry Christopher at tchristopher1958@gmail.com or call 717-877-2978.
Ushers Needed for Concerts - The Susquehanna Chorale is looking for ushers to help at its Spring Concerts. The Susquehanna Chorale is a national award-winning adult choral ensemble, based in central Pennsylvania. Performances are Friday, May 10, at Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey, and Saturday, May 11, at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, both at 8 p.m. Concerts last for about 90 minutes. Ushers are needed to greet guests and hand out programs before performances, and to collect surveys from patrons as they exit. Ushers are invited to stay and enjoy the concert! For more information or to volunteer, call or e-mail Katie Hammaker, Director of Development and Marketing, at 717.796.5075 or dev@susquehannachorale.org.
Office Volunteers Sought - The Susquehanna Chorale is looking for volunteers to help with various administrative tasks at its Mechanicsburg office. For more information or to volunteer, call or e-mail Katie Hammaker, Director of Development and Marketing, at 717.796.5075 or dev@susquehannachorale.org.
Junior Achievement has been running its STEM program at area high schools for six years. Now it's the volunteers' turn to compete! Is YOUR DREAM TEAM ready?  Sign up here for one of the following dates: May 7 at the Capital City Airport, New Cumberland, May 16 at Listrak Corporate Offices, Lititz or May 22 at Memorial Hall, York Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 5:30 PM. Event runs from 6-8 PM.   For more information contact Kim Zech at 717-843-8028 or kzech@jscpa.org Click below to view video.

STEM Corporate Challenge Teaser
STEM Corporate Challenge Teaser
Volunteers are Needed at the Food Pantry!  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 are also providing more fresh foods vs. one-size-fits-all bags of canned goods. W e need volunteers to assist clients with choosing their food items, packing bags, friendly conversation and more.  There's no better 4-hour "team building" experience than friending and feeding! If you can assist, please click hereFor 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 .
Bretheren Housing Association is looking for new board members  with financial and legal expertise.  BHA provides housing and supportive services to families experiencing homelessness.  BHA is a faith-based organization restoring hope to hurting individuals and families. While faith is our motivation, we do not require those who serve to profess a faith or participate in religious activities. For additional information, please contact Crystal Brown, Executive Director717-233-6016 or cbrown@bha-pa.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 .
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 Friends of the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library is looking for some new members to join the board.  We are looking for people who are passionate about reading, books, literacy, education, technology, and children as those things are at the heart and soul of our mission and our daily services to our community.  For more information about the Friends and board service, click  here or contact Sue Erdman, Executive Director, at serdman@ccpa.net or 717.766.0171, ext. 233.
The HANNA Education Foundation's  mission is to assist Susquehanna Township School District in meeting the needs of students providing equitable access to an innovative educational experience.   If you are interested in serving as a Trustee to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students, families, and teachers in our community, contact Lori Shienvold, Executive Director, at hef@hannafoundation.org or visit hannafoundation.org.
The Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center' s (HCPAC) Board of Director s 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.  P lease email Sherry Webb at  swebb@thehcpac.org to receive more information to receive more information about serving on one of these committees.
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.
Are you  interested in making a difference in the lives of Central PA teens?  Medard's House is  a start-up faith based organization that wants to build a hands-on board. We provide a safe place where teens are met, at whatever "place" they are in, with whatever they need. Sporting opportunities, a home-cooked meal, homework support, spiritual growth, arts, mentoring, and connection to other services are offered to those in need. It is a place where teens are loved like family.   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 33rd season of contemporary theatre, starting this fall. Interested in joining the team? Contact join@openstagehbg.com for more information. 
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 Nobody's Cats Foundation needs your help to keep its fee for community cat spay/neuter, vaccines and related services affordable to the public! Board members can assist with fundraising and other financial programs to help lessen our burden of the $35 per-cat fee and and other costs. Do you have an idea for an event or strategy that might help us raise funds? Unique, out-of-the-box? Or just a proven favorite? We're open to your ideas. 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.
The Susquehanna Art Museum presents Visions of Place: Complex Geographics in Contemporary Israeli Art. This is a powerful exhibit offering a unique glimpse into the terrain and culture of contemporary Israel. The exhibit runs from February 10-May 19, 2019. The museum is located at 14-1 North Third Street, Harrisburg. Exhibit hours Tuesday-Saturday from 10AM-5PM with extended hours on Wednesdays until 7 PM. Sunday hours are from 12 noon-5 PM. Contact Lauren Nye, Director of Exhibitions at LNye@SusquehannaArtMuseaum.org for more information.
Spring Calendar of Events 
The spring season comes alive at Dauphin County Parks and Recreation with an exciting line up of great indoor and outdoor spring  programs, live music, activities for kids, and much more for your entertainment pleasure. Click here for the full calendar of events. 
Do you like drag? Do you like brunch? Do you want to support the  LGBT Center ? Join us on March 9 from 10 AM-1 PM in the Horatious Ballroom at Hollywood Casino  for our Lady Luck Drag BrunchMister Treats will have on their best poker face and Felicia O'Toole is looking forward to some slot play, so join them and other performers for a rendezvous with Lady Luck! Purchase tickets here.
"Environmental Legislation Demystified" Happy Hour with PennFuture's Policy Director, Ezra Thrush.   Join us on March 14 at the Appalachian Brewing Co., upper mezzanine 6462 Carlisle Pike,  Mechanicsburg,   from 5:30-7 PM.   Ezra will talk for 15-20 starting at 6 PM and then take questions. PennFuture will buy everyone's first drink! No need to register, just show up!
Join us on March 15 for Leadership Harrisburg Area's Leadership Speakers Series. Amy Kaunas, Executive Director, The Humane Society of Greater Harrisburg, will discuss Loyalty, Determination & Curiosity. These loveable traits of our four-legged furry and tail wagging friends are also some of the exact traits found in exceptional leaders. Can we learn to be better leaders from our pets? Click here to register! Breakfast will be held at the Radssion Hotel Harrisburg, Camp Hill, from 7:30-9 AM Sponsorships are also available. 

In addition, help the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area by donating the following items: bleach, 60 gallon black garbage bags, Fabuloso (all purpose cleaner), Giant and Walmart gift cards. Items can be brought to the event or delivered to Leadership Harrisburg Area, 3211 N. Front St., Suite 105.
Join the Partnership for Better Health on March 18 for Effective Nonprofit Governance: How Boards Should Work from Noon-5 PM at the Comfort Suites in Carlisle. This impactful nonprofit training will highlight the true roles and responsibilities that every effective board member holds. Participants will also learn about standard tools for board assessment and governance, and essential board policies. Register here
March Chamber Business Women Roundtable presents Conflict Management with Claudia Williams from The Human Zone on March 20 from 8-9:30 AM at the Chamber & CREDC offices, 3211 N. Front Street, Suite 201, Harrisburg. We all have conflict, both personal and professional. In this program, you will learn a couple of simple strategies to help minimize conflict and get to the heart of solving problems. Register here.
Leadership Harrisburg Area is honored to be a finalist in the Programs category of the 2019 Non Profit Innovation Awards. We extend congratulations to our fellow finalists and invite everyone to come celebrate with us on  Wednesday, March 20 . Register  here
Join Harrisburg Young Professionals for Professional  Development: Networking on March 21 from 6:30-7:30 PM at  Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, 326 Market Street, Room 1354, Harrisburg.  There is an art to building a valuable network that can help you throughout your career. With social platforms, like LinkedIn, Facebook, and even Bumble Biz, building your network has never been easier. Even with all these tools at our disposal, what does networking really mean and how do we do it? Rubina Azizdin was asking those same questions. Through her experience in career services in high education, and now as the Director of Director of STEM UP Network at Harrisburg University, Azizdin had to master purposeful networking. Register here
The YWCA of Greater Harrisburg presents the 30th annual Tribute to Women of Excellence awards dinner on March 21 from 5:30-8:30 PM  at the Hershey Lodge. Over the last 29 years, the YWCA has honored more than 640 extraordinary women for their contributions to our region, both professionally and philanthropically. This year, we look forward to honoring 29 women who dedicate their time and talent to making a difference in Central Pennsylvania. Register here.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Harrisburg Chapter, Inc. invites you to Paint with a Twist on March 23 from 2:30-5 PM at The Workplace HUB, 2225 Sycamore Street, Harrisburg. Tickets include all art supplies and light refreshments. Art instruction by Taqiyyq Muhuammand. Purchase tickets here
Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC present Mel Robbins, an internationally recognized social media influencer and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world oMarch 27 at 5:30 PM at the Hershey Lodge, 325 University Drive, Hershey. What if you could change your life forever in just 5 seconds? The 5 Second Rule is simple - it's all about instinct. There is a small window for action that exists between the moment you have an instinct and your mind ignoring that instinct. Everyone has a five second window to act on their instinct. Five seconds is all it takes to change your life forever! Register here
Leadership Harrisburg Area's Community Leadership Series Class of 2019 will host an alumni Happy Hour and guest bartending on April 3 from 5-7 PM at Rubicon, 270 North Street, Harrisburg. Guests will be instructed on how to order their drinks in sign language to raise awareness for a current class member who is hearing impaired. To support these efforts, Rubicon will be donating 20% of the event proceeds back to Leadership Harrisburg Area to help cover the costs of the year-long language language interpreting services.  All are welcome to attend!
You are invited to the YWCA's Cards with Heart Artist's Reception on Thursday, April 11 from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM at The Hilton HotelThe reception will feature local artist Vania Hardy. Vania will auction her painting "Act of Creation," the artwork showcased on this year's YWCA Cards with Heart, with proceeds benefiting the YWCA. 
Cards with Heart will be available for purchase at the reception!  The cost of one card ($5) goes toward a night of safe shelter for a woman and her child at the YWCA. Attendance is free, and the YWCA will be offering complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar to all attendees. RSVP here
Join us on April 12 for Leadership Harrisburg Area's Beyond Leadership featuring Una Martone, President & CEO, Leadership Harrisburg Area and Eric Savage, Owner, Freedom Auto Group. Learn the 10 essentials of servant leadership via an interactive, multi-media format. You will immediately be able to establish a servant leader culture in your organization.  The session runs from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM at the Dixon University Center.  Register here
Join us on April 18! Executive Women International, in partnership with Leadership Harrisburg Area, proudly presents the third annual Lead By Example event featuring Dr. Margee Ensign, the 29th President of Dickinson College and former President of the American University of Nigeria, AUN.  During her tenure at UAN, Ensign was recognized for her response to escalating violence during the Boko Haram insurgency. Event registration will be open soon.
Northern Dauphin Christian School is hosting their annual auction and dinner on April 27 at Grace United Methodist Church in Millersburg. Doors open at 3:30 PM to preview the silent auction which begins at 4 PM followed by dinner, provided by Traci's Place, entertainment (TBA). We end the evening with a live auction. Tickets are free but not guaranteed. There are table sponsor opportunities and then those tickets are guaranteed. If you would like more information on the evening and the auction items please visit our website at banquet.northerndauphinchristian.org. For ticket information please call Heidi Mace at 717-692-1940. 
Join us on Saturday, April 27 for The YWCA of Greater Harrisburg  Race Against Racism 5K run/walk promotes awareness of racism in our community and raises vital funds to support our racial justice programsThe revenue from our race helps support our social justice programs and mission focused community outreach. Registration opens at 7:30 AM. 5K starts at 8:30 AM.  Register here
Celebrate with us on May 10 for Leadership Harrisburg Area's 2019 Community Leadership Series Graduation from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg. Join us as we welcome the newest class into the ranks of our esteemed alumni. Register here.
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 c urrent residents of Dauphin County; y oung adults between the ages of 16-30; p ersons experiencing their first episode of psychosis and i ndividuals 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 is in need of a part-time Medical Director. Time commitment is 5 hours per week, 3-4 times per month.  The Medical Director candidate should have proficiency and comfort treating all age groups, managing chronic health conditions common in the uninsured such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Additionally, we welcome a candidate who is comfortable treating individuals with drug and/or alcohol addiction through use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Please send all inquiries to Donita Sturgis, President at Donita.sturgis@hopewithin.org or call 717-575-6853.
Now Accepting Applications for the next 
Community Leadership Series
BIG NEWS ~ The Community Leadership Series Class of 2020 will kick off in Gettysburg where we will take full advantage of the historic surroundings to lay the foundation for a transformational year!  Are you ready to immerse yourself in a learning experience?  Are you ready to expand your leadership capacity?  Are you ready to connect with a diverse group of professional?  Are you ready to make a difference in your organization, the community, and even the entire Capital Region?  Yes? Then take advantage of this amazing opportunity and apply for the next Community Leadership Series!  Applications for the CLS Class of 2020 are due by May 31, 2019.  Click on the link below for full detail and access to the online application.  Apply now
Now Accepting Applications for the next 
Executive Leadership Series (ELS)
Leadership Harrisburg Area celebrates 25 years of the ELS Class. Twenty Five program seats will be available for the Executive Leadership Series Class of 2019.  The Executive Leadership Series runs from September through November this fall.  Please register by Friday, September 6, 2019. Click here for full details and access to the online application
Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC presents the March Not-for-Profit Roundtable featuring the topic:  Event Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win on  
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on maximizing sponsorship revenue at your next fundraising event.  The session starts by focusing on identifying potential sponsors and beginning the partnership conversation.  It closes with a focus on structuring win-win, long term sponsorship relationships. Ample time will be reserved for your questions regarding sponsorship (or anything fundraising related).  Chamber members can attend for free and non-members can attend for $20.  Click here to register. For more information, contact Kara Luzik Canale at kcanale@hbgrc.org 
PANO is offering the following webinars in March.   

  • March 6 from 10:30 AM - 12 PM Leadership Part 2: Staff, Volunteers and Legal Compliance Ethics. Register here.
  • March 20 from 1:30-3 PM IRS Form 990: Public Relations Opportunity or Trap for the Unwary. Register here.
  • March 21 from 2-3 PM Do's and Don'ts of Executive Session Business Meetings. Register here

  • March 26 at 12 PM Cyber Security: Trends & Solutions for 2019. Register here

  • March 27 from 10:30 AM - 12 PM Finance and Operations. Register here
  • April 3-May 8 from 1-2 PM The Nonprofit Social Media Toolkit (6-part Idealware Web Series). Register here
The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council announces the 2019 PA Community Alliance Summit, May 21-22 at the Harrisburg Hilton. The Summit is a day of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building among diverse organizations throughout Pennsylvania led by and/or supporting underserved/unserved populations who experience marginalization and oppression. For more information, please contact Dana Thompson at danathomps@pa.gov.
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 Name
  • 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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