A bi-weekly newsletter for nonprofit staff of the Southern Tier & Finger Lakes
What's New at IHS?
 The Board of Directors of The Institute for Human Services, Inc., seeks an Executive Director. Please apply by Sept. 24, 2020 by email to institutehumanservices@gmail.com.

This is a part-time (20 hours per week), paid position with the Institute for Human Services, Inc. (IHS). This position is contracted to work with the Steuben County Office for the Aging to provide clerical and other general office duties. Apply by email to careers@ihsnet.org by Sept. 25, 2020.

This position located in Steuben County, will monitor epidemiological investigation and surveillance activities for involving people with laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspected diagnoses of COVID-19. To apply, send your resume to Publichealth@steubencountyny.gov.

2-1-1 helpline makes the social services ecosystem/network more efficient by ensuring people in need are connected to agencies that can help them.

2-1-1 HELPLINE can connect you with nearly 600 governmental and nonprofit agencies to help meet your community health and human services needs. Just dial 2-1-1, text your ZIP Code to 898-211, or visit www.211helpline.org to search our directory 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

How Do We Know About Our Nation Through the Decades

The Census is nearly as old as America itself and is rooted in our constitution. A census tells us not only about our past, but it can help us prepare for our future. So, HOW DO WE KNOW about our nation? To better understand where we came from, let's take a look back at what America was like during the first census.

A Message From Our Partners at NYCON
  Virtual Camp Finance Registration Continues
Camp Finance 2020 is going digital! This year's event will look very different from years past, but it will still provide the same quality programming you have come to expect from Camp Finance.

This three-day online conference will cover the same four topic areas, but we will Not be running sessions concurrently. This means every attendee can attend each and every session offered.

New streamlined pricing is also being offered.

Member News and Events
If you have news, events or job posts that your organization would like to share with IHS members, please email content to provider@ihsnet.org for it to be included in the next edition.

Friday's Roundtable (9/18) which will begin promptly at 8:30 am.  Please email Janet Morgan to register your attendance and a Zoom link will be sent to all registrants. 
Participants will have the opportunity to talk about budgeting under these challenging but opportunistic times, as well as conversations about how to recreate, re-imagine and evolve fundraising events, programs and forums.

On September 14, 1965, Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc. was incorporated, created to serve the specific needs of communities on a local level and signed into law under the Economic Opportunity Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson. For 55 years our agency has tirelessly worked to fulfill our mission of building communities of resilient individuals and families who can meet their basic needs, overcome adversity, and prosper.

Community Foundation Offers 
FLXGives Success Webinars

The Community Foundation will lay out best practices for success during the annual Day of Giving in two remaining sessions: 

Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m.

This issue of A Closer look discusses the risk of smoking and COVID-19 symptoms, newly released youth risk behavior data from CDC, youth engagement opportunities and more.

As of September 14, the Bath Area Family Resource Center will reopen to indoor activities under a 50% occupancy rule, (10 people max). This allows for about 2 families at a time with staff. There is now a registration process in place for 1 ½ hour time slots.

Working as a professional in human services can be exciting and overwhelming.  This course, beginning Oct. 19, is developed to meet the council for standards in the human service education guide that helps students understand the knowledge, values and skills needed to be a human service practitioner.

Members of the Rotary Club of Corning continue to serve the critical needs of our local community during the pandemic, as evidenced by the Club's recent partnership with the Salvation Army for its "Shepherd's Table" community service event. They prepared and packed 55 meals for members of the community.

The Arc of Steuben Names Joe Sherman, Sally Share, Sam Bradshaw, and Tammy Dowdle as Associate of the Month for their roles serving clients, keeping the organization going and going the extra mile to be dedicated employees.

ACEs Virtual Symposium, a free event, will take place Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A formal registration email will be available the week of September 21. SW, LMHC CEUs will be available at cost for participants.

Are you registered for our hikeathon yet? Sign up and kick off two weeks of happy walking. By signing up, you will be supporting the preservation of over 300 acres of forever wild land, and the education of over 30,000 children a year. The hikeathon runs Sep.17-Oct. 1. There's also a photo contest with sweet prizes.

Please forward this flier to your community partners, post it at stores and laundry mats and make it available to anyone who might be in need of homeless housing services. A revised flier will be available once Catholic Charities' Samaritan Center resumes normal hours. You can always access the most recent Homeless Services flier here.

Wearing a mask is important and will help us stop the spread of COVID-19. Most places are requiring people to wear a mask right now. As you start to go out more, you may worry about your child's safety and ability to wear a mask.

Learning in the Fall of 2020 will not look like it did last year, depending on state and local guidelines for reopening in the COVID-19 era. Whatever the situation, these checklists are intended to help parents, guardians, and caregivers, plan and prepare for the upcoming school year.

As the leaves begin to change so are the ProAction Family Resource Centers changing to a move back indoors. Approved safety plans are being implemented, a new registration app, and reorganizing the FRC's to offer a safe, fun, developmentally appropriate play space for families and children.
FRC's are also continuing to offer support to families using a hybrid-model to accommodate the needs of all families with a Saturday Moving and Grooving outdoor event for families , a virtual Community Café conversation for resilience building ,  the Pathways to School Readiness group on Zoom, and an in-person Family Leadership program training for skill building and connection.

If you are in search of childcare as your return to work following the COVID-19 period, The New York State Office of Children and Family Services Division of Child Care Services may be an important resource for finding local providers, knowing the latest health and safety regulations and receiving subsidized care for your child. 

Nonprofit Resources & Sector News
This past May, Sen. Klobuchar, along with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), introduced $50-billion legislation to help nonprofit organizations meet increased demand for their services due to the pandemic.

   Nonprofit Impact Report: How to Visually Communicate Your Impact
Whether you're keeping donors updated, presenting a case to internal stakeholders or creating an annual report design that speaks to stakeholders, demonstrating impact plays a key role in nonprofit communications. 

Regardless of the size of your organization, Fredericks insists that a gift acceptance policy is a must. Here's 10 reasons why.

Statutory thresholds for audited and reviewed financial statements not only vary greatly by state, but also can cause unanticipated consequences.

Upcoming Training & Professional Development

Check out a half-dozen training opportunities you won't want to miss in September.

Check out Chamber events that include business mixers, leadership workshops and seminars detailing capacity building tools.

CSS Workforce NY introduced its new free resource featuring 5,000 courses for residents of Steuben County. CSS Workforce NY also has resources for job training for new hires, skills gap assessment and training for employees with new responsibilities, retraining displaced workers and opportunities for veterans re-entering the workforce.

Click the link for a full list of offerings. webinars are FREE to NYCON members, who can also enjoy special discounts on our in-person trainings and seminars. All IHS members are also NYCON members.
Click the link for a full list of offerings.

Visit CCC's portal for workforce and professional development services and education for individuals and businesses.

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