A bi-weekly newsletter for nonprofit staff of the Southern Tier & Finger Lakes
What's New at IHS?
Collectively, thanks to our donors, a total of $410 was during the #FLX Gives fundraising campaign. That means that next season, more girls will be able to participate in Girls on the Run. 

Through participation in Girls on the Run, each girl will gain competence, feel confidence in who she is, develop strength of character, learn to respond to herself and others with care, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make meaningful contributions to her community. 

Now that is powerful and it is because of YOUThank you for making a difference in the lives of girls in our community.
The IHS Resource Development Meeting is a chance for our members to discuss grant opportunities, best practices for grant preparation and how best to interface with grantmakers and governmental agencies during application.

This month's meeting will tentatively feature a Special Guest Presenter: 
Nichola Ostrander, Founder Ostrander's Consulting, Elmira, NY.

The holidays can be tough, but don't let human services issues ruin your holiday cheer. Help starts with 2-1-1 HELPLINE.

2-1-1 HELPLINE can connect people with human services and community health needs with nearly 600 governmental and nonprofit agencies. 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 ... Even during the holiday season.

In the first edition of the Institute for Human Service, Inc.'s (IHS) new blog, "Nonprofits Take Flight", we take a closer look at who nonprofit professionals are through the lens of nature.

What's New at IHS?
NYCON has made available a tool to help EDs better manage their time. Use the worksheet to track your actual vs. desired time on a task and adjust as needed.

Download or print the worksheet here.

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.
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The United Way wants you to know how the public can help local seniors this holiday season by gathering specific items for stocking stuffers for the senior meal programs in Chemung and Steuben counties.


A statewide survey on the effects of COVID-19 shows most New Yorkers are worried about themselves or family members being infected with COVID-19 and are experiencing mental health issues.


The Bath, Addison and Mobile Family Resource Centers bring the community a number of family focused events to encourage child social and emotional development and learning through fun and informative activities.


ProAction of Steuben and Yates, Inc, is hiring for several positions. Pro Action works to build a community of resilient individuals and families who can meet their basic needs, overcome adversity, and prosper. If you share this vision for the community and meet minimum qualifications, you are encouraged to apply.


Family Service Society's Professional Training Institute has hosted in-person trainings for over 25 years. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, for the remainder of 2020, all trainings will be webinars offered via Zoom.


Now is the time to be a part of the 2021 Leadership Steuben Program, co-sponsored by the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce and SUNY Corning Community College Workforce Development & Community Education.  Don't miss this educational opportunity. Enroll now!  Class will begin on Jan. 20, 2021.


Quitting smoking isn't easy. It takes time and a plan. You don't have to stop smoking in one day, start with day one. The annual Great American Smokeout (GASO) event in November can be your day to start the journey toward a smoke-free life.
 
Following an FLXGives Day that more than doubled its donations, the Community Foundation looks forward to next year, and details its regularly scheduled programming for the month of December, which includes member Zoom meetings, scholarship information sessions, training opportunities, holiday events and more. 


During FLXGives, Tanglewood raised $12,000 that will help manage the 300 acre property. Several virtual events are on the schedule and you can keep up with the staff reading list. Due to COVID-19, the Nature Center is closed, but trails remain open.


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County raised $27,000 for a new bathroom facility for the 4-H youth at the Steuben County Fairgrounds, smashing their $12,000 goal during FLXGives Day of Giving on Nov. 13.


This year in lieu of an in person gathering, the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County 4-H/Youth Development Program is recognizing the youth by placing 4-H yard signs in front of every 4-Her's home.


As an essential business, our community relies on the Foodbank to serve them during the COVID-19 crisis, which is why they need individuals who can commit to multiple volunteer shifts, to help reduce the total number of visitors coming into the Food Bank as they implement best practices and procedures for preventing COVID infection.


Support Bridges For Brain Injury during ROC the Day, a 24-hour, online event held on Dec. 1, that gives people in our community an opportunity to support all of the non-profit organization in the Greater Rochester Area.


The cold weather has arrived & this often means more burdens on families, with adding heating bills to already tight budgets. Don't let winter become a crisis for your family. Turning Point can help with your heating bills. 

COVID-19 RESOURCES
The New York State Department of Labor is partnering with Coursera, the leading online training provider. Through Coursera, unemployed New Yorkers will have access to nearly 4,000 programs across high-growth industries and can hone skills in data science, business, and technology. Many of these programs are pathways to certifications, professional certificates and can help elevate your career.

The novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is creating an evolving situation with varied impacts around the world and across the states. The National Council of Nonprofits updates this page regularly with the latest information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond.

Read the latest guidance for schools on COVID-19 across the state, take advantage of resources provided for remote learning and information about child care, child nutrition and meals, continuity of learning, special education, state assessments, school closures, and more.

If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services, get in touch with your local 2-1-1 HELPLINE by dialing 2-1-1 on any phone to speak with someone who can help connect you to community resources that meet your Pandemic-related needs. 

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
More than half of Americans who have worked remotely during the pandemic (55%) are not aware of possible tax consequences from not changing their state tax withholding to reflect their remote work location.

    Report on Giving in 2020 Reveals COVID-Induced Shifts
The COVID-19 pandemic has also brought attention and gratitude to the brave employees, deemed "essential workers," who didn't have the luxury of sheltering in place as infection rates skyrocketed.

If you're a nonprofit leader, 2020 has likely put a wrench in your usual event planning strategy. With a global pandemic keeping most of us indoors, hosting a traditional in-person event is not the best idea.

Funders must take the lead in breaking a vicious cycle that is leaving nonprofits so hungry for decent infrastructure that they can barely function as organizations-let alone serve their beneficiaries.

Upcoming Training & Professional Development
The latest RPU newsletter and training announcements offer many opportunities to learn more about partner events and presentations in the coming months on a variety of helpful topics.

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.

Click the link to view CCE's offerings of free virtual workshops on financial literacy for this fall.

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