March 2016
Dear Friends,
As many of you know, Leadership Harrisburg Area has been supporting Team Projects through our Community Leadership Series since 2003.  In fact, LHA Team Projects have served 63 organizations.  Between 6-8 organizations are selected to participate in LHA Team Projects through a competitive application process every year.  Here are some tips for organizations that would like to partner with Leadership Harrisburg Area and members of our 2016/17 Community Leadership Series on a Team Project this year.
  1. Discuss the greatest needs of your organization among key staff and volunteer leaders.
  2. Identify a need that is outside the realm of your current capacity and would strengthen the organization's infrastructure, sustainability, programming, etc.
  3. Identify a specific, tangible outcome or product that would meet the need you've identified and can be completed by an external, self-directed team within a 9-month time frame.
  4. Feel free to discuss the idea, outcome or product with Leadership Harrisburg Area by calling 717-216.5200.
  5. Review the past LHA Team Projects at this link.  Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of former Team Projects with organizational representatives that you know.
  6. Visit the Team Project Resource Table at the upcoming Non-Profit Conference on April 6 where you can speak directly with an experienced Team Project Mentor from LHA and review a sampling of final products from past Team Projects.  (Advanced Registration Required ~ Click Here for Registration Information.) 
  7. Look for the LHA Team Project Application at our upcoming Non-Profit Conference on April 6 and available on our website shortly thereafter. Complete the Team Project Application by the June 24, 2016 deadline.
Feel free to share this information with other non-profit organizations as multiple Team Projects will be selected.  The time to start planning for your Team Project Application is NOW!

"The team provided a wealth of information and procedural and marketing recommendations based on community surveys and data analysis. These efforts took a tremendous amount of time and knowledge. Without the team's help, we may not have had the resources to pursue these endeavors. Their recommendations helped pave a clearer path for our future direction." 
Jasmine Colbert
Creative Programs Director
Perry County Council of the Arts

"The Team Project enabled Girls on the Run to bring into focus our needs as we experience rapid program growth. The questions and the discussions with the team provided a valuable opportunity to drill down and articulate who we are, where we are  going and how we can get there. It was a pleasure to connect and work with such talented leaders."
Gillian Byerly
Council Director
Girls on the Run, Capital Area

Una Martone, '07
President & CEO
Leadership Harrisburg Area 
Someone to Tell it To is a small non-profit organization founded in 2012 to provide compassionate listening and a compassionate presence to those in need. The organization seeks a candidate for the board treasurer, preferably a CPA,  who will be responsible for coordinating financial documentation on a regular basis and complete all filings, annual taxes and assist with coordinating regular audits.

A second board member with a legal assistance /contract development is also needed. The board meets monthly. Please contact Michael Gingerich or Tom Kaden at 
if interested and for more information. 

Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance is searching for a qualified candidate to serve as Board Treasurer and be part of the Finance Committee. The ideal candidate would be a CPA or have extensive accounting background. Contact Jill Whitmyer at 800-448-4906 or for more information.

HACC Foundation Board is seeking members to serve on the Board to represent HACC's campuses in Gettysburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York. To see why others enjoy serving on the HACC Foundation Board, please watch this  video. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for membership any time by submitting an online application

Christian Churches United of the Tri-County area seeks board members to join in the mission of providing a safety net and other services to help the poorest members of the community make steps towards safe housing and financial stability.  The board meets on a monthly basis. Contact Darrel Reinford, Executive Director at or 717-230-9550 for more information.

Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region works hard every day to keep families together and help them to work out of homelessness. Our mission is to empower families through relationships and skill building to move from homelessness to home. We're looking to grow our Board in 2016 with folks dedicated to the community and giving a hand up, not a hand out. In particular, we're looking for people with expertise in the areas of fund development and PR/marketing. If you're interested in learning more, please contact Krissy Marshall, Executive Director, at 717-737-1100 or  

The Keystone Musical Arts Center (KMAC) believes that music enhances every stage of life and that everyone who pursues music should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. KMAC is currently raising funds to build out a facility to house their unique group and ensemble offerings and have several board and committee positions available for individuals with accounting, legal, financial, fundraising, graphics, web design or general nonprofit experience. For more information, contact Terry Selders, at 717-737-5622 or 

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, "T o provide students with the educational foundation that will develop and enhance superb reasoning skills through the Socratic Method of teaching, using a back-to-basics approach to learning and an uncompromising focus on excellence." For more information, please contact Darlene Smith at 717-648-8790 or

The American Red Cross serving Central PA is seeking silent and live auction items for the 2016 Spirit of the Hero event to be held on Tuesday, March 29 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.  If you have questions or can donate items, contact ShaunJude McCoach at 717-947-0183 or

Junior Achievement of South Central PA has developed innovative financial literacy and STEM programs and needs your help to present them in local schools. Volunteers are needed April 21 and 22 at Central Dauphin High School. Contact Mary Reinhard, Senior Program Manager, to volunteer or if you have questions at 717-991-4634 or

Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church needs volunteers for Game Night on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  No skill needed, just a desire to play fun board games with children ages 5 to 12.  Clearances are required. Questions, contact the Center at 717-233-6541.

Neighborhood Center is also in need of a volunteer/volunteers to work the front reception desk Monday thru Friday, from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The position includes greeting people who come through the door, answering telephones, and light clerical work. Perfect for retirees or folks just looking to get out of the house. We can take one person for all five days or take different people for different days. Your gift of service would be a true blessing to us.   If you are interested please contact Ronda Peters at  717-233-6541 x307 .

New Birth of Freedom Council, Boy Scouts of America is searching for after school group mentors to work at least one specific day per week with a group of boys in Grades 1 to 5 in Harrisburg and/or York City School Districts. Qualified candidates must be 18 or older and have some experience with children.  For more information on this paid position, please contact Miranda Coyne at 717-827-4564 or or Brandon Miller at 717-590-5456 or

The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts depends on volunteers to help with the fantastic programming that is offered to the Central Pennsylvania region.  Currently, there is a need for volunteer ushers at the Sunoco Performance Theater, the mid-state's premier intimate theater setting. Ushers are needed to take tickets, assist guests to their seats and ensure they have an enjoyable experience. This position is perfect for music lovers and for those who enjoy live entertainment and as a bonus, you can see the shows for free! For more information on how to volunteer, contact Katie Hicks, Volunteer and Membership Manager at 717-724-3847 or .
Leadership Harrisburg Area  invites you to the next 2015/16 Leadership Speaker Series, "Local Women-National Impact" on Friday, March 18 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, Camp Hill. Central PA is rich with women in business, civic, and community leadership positions. Several of our stand out women have even been recognized nationally for their efforts. Join together with LHA to learn from their experiences! Click  here  for registration.

Leadership Harrisburg Area presents the 2016 Non-Profit Conference on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Noon - 5:00 pm, at the Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg.  The 2016 Non Profit Conference will feature the success story of the Red Land Little League U.S. Champions. Coach Tom Peifer from the Red Land team will share about the path to success AND how they've turned their win into a legacy of giving back. Join Leadership Harrisburg Area and our MVP faculty to help increase the WINS for your organization through several innings of fast-pitched workshops and grand slam plenary sessions. Click here for more information about the conference, sessions, and to register. 

American Lung Association 25th Anniversary Sapphire Gala on Saturday, March 12 at the West Shore Country Club.

T he Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) announces the first session of the Enhancing Communities Learning Series (ECLS) for 2016, "The Impact of Bias."  
In this interactive, opinion-challenging session, Myka Piatt of Temple University Harrisburg will offer participants the chance to explore their attitudes and beliefs about bias and poverty and learn how these attitudes and beliefs affect their work. The event is Tuesday, March 15, 1016 from 8 am - 10 am at the Giant Community Center in Camp Hill.  Breakfast will be provided. The event is free, however a $5 donation is welcome to help defray the cost of the program. Click here for more information and to register.   

Boy Scouts of America, New Birth of Freedom Council invites you to attend the  2016 Hershey Area Friends of Scouting Breakfast  on Thursday, March 17, 2016  at 7:00 am,  Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Trinidad Room. Fellow business and community leaders will network, fellowship, and dine with the program beginning at 7:30 a.m. This year's honored guest speaker will be Dr. Peter Dillon, Chief Operating Officer for the Penn State Hershey Medical Group.   There is no cost to attend the event. Guests are asked to consider making a gift to Scouting and gifts may be made in advance of the breakfast. Please RSVP by March 11, 2016 to David Counsil, District Director, by calling at 717-620-4515 or emailing at   

Northern Dauphin Christian School invites you to bid on over 200 silent auction items at their annual event to be held on Saturday, March 19 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at David's Community Bible Church, 1072 Rt. 25, Millersburg. For more information, click here for the event flyer.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg Diocesan Commission on Social Doctrine will be hosting a Symposium on Catholic social teaching: Living the Gospel Today on March 19. Sister Donna Markham, the President of Catholic Charities USA, will be the keynote speaker.   Following Mass with Bishop Gainer, there are a number of important presentations on contemporary social issues by community leaders including Sister Romaine Niemeyer of Holy Spirit Hospital, Hillary Byrnes from the USCCB, as well as clergy from our diocese.  This event will also include a panel discussion on that issue with Mr. Antonio Cube, the US Bishop's Director of the Justice for Immigrants Campaign.   Electronic registration is available at here.

The  PA Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) will host the 19th Annual Vision of Hope Gala & Auction to be held at the Hershey Lodge on Saturday, April 2,  2016.  PCAR created the Vision of Hope Fund in 2005 to provide professionals and communities access to research and resources to prevent child sexual abuse and help survivors heal. For more information or to register, click here

Dress for Success will host the Capital Area Breakfast on April 6 , from 7:30 am - 9:00 am at Central Penn College.  Keynote Speaker: Cindy Dlugolecki will be speaking about how she took control of her life when faced with cancer. The event includes a breakfast, door prizes & raffle items. The cost is $40 to attend. Click here for more information and to register. 

Come join Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area for a night of fun at their 2016 Spring Gala on April 9. You can "Be The Bridge" for the homeless single mothers and children the organization serves all while enjoying dinner, live music by SweetLife, live and silent auctions and hearing from a program graduate/alumni. The event will be held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, beginning at 5:00 pm with hors d'oeuvres and silent auction. To register, contact Jenny Nace at 839-7077 or  

The YWCA of Greater Harrisburg'12th Annual Race Against Racism will be held on Saturday, April 30. This event promotes awareness of racism and injustice in our community and raises vital funds to support the YWCA's racial justice programs. The 5k run/walk starts at 9 am, and features a brand-new route this year, starting and ending at Soldier's Grove (behind the Capital in Harrisburg). Register here as an individual or as a team, and consider sponsoring!

PinnacleHealth Auxiliary Club Phantastic presents The Orient Express on Saturday, May 7 Please consider supporting our event by donating gift certificates, merchandise or services for a silent auction. The PinnacleHealth Auxiliary is a 501(c)3 organization, therefore donations are tax deductible. Sponsorships and reservations are available here .  The proceeds from the Spring Gala will benefit the "Space to Grow, Room to Heal" campaign benefiting the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI). The demand for child and adolescent services at PPI has increased dramatically since its opening seven years ago. Last year, because of limited clinical space, 120 children and their families needing care and support were unfortunately turned away. This campaign will fund the creation of an additional unit and services for child and adolescent patients.   
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) is currently accepting proposals for grants available through The Kids Trust, a fund created in 2005 by and in memory of Gary L. Houck, Jr. Before his death, Gary's wish was to create a fund that would provide support and services to young children who are living with physical or emotional abuse, or neglect.   Applicants must either be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or have a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization act as a fiscal agent for the proposed project.   The deadline for submitting proposals is April 1, 2016.   Interested organizations may click here to view the grant guidelines online.

YWCA Carlisle will offer a Women Survivors of Trauma Support Group. Registration is currently open for a new 12-week support group starting March 31 from 6-7:30 pm at YWCA Carlisle's facility located at 301 G Street.  Adult women who are survivors of past trauma such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse are invited and encouraged to attend the safety and privacy of this 12-week session in order to learn ways to manage symptoms and relationships stemming from past abuse.  NO COST TO ATTEND all 12 sessions running every Thursday evening. Visit the website to register and for more information. 

PANO is delighted to be a collaborating with the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and other nonprofit state associations to bring our leaders three incredible days of learning and networking at the 2016 National Nonprofit Leadership Conference.  Join us  April 20 - April 22, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in Tysons, Virginia.  E njoy engaging content with renowned experts and networking opportunities with nonprofit leaders from across the country. Join us for fun evening activities and build lasting relationships beyond our geographic borders.   Check out all the sessions and register here today!  PANO members receive $300 off by selecting Collaborating Member during registration!   Early bird rate ends April 6th!

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