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Tomorrow, Nov. 13, The Institute for Human Services, Inc. and Girls on the Run of the Southern Tier are teaming up to fundraise during FLX Gives - The region's largest annual giving season event.

Your gift can inspire smiles, confidence and a new-found sense of self-worth in 3rd - 8th grade girls and help them on a path to the happier, healthier future they deserve.

Please, help us meet our goal of $1,000 donated by at least 20 donors by giving, or helping us spread the word by signing up to fundraise on behalf of our cause.

Girls on the Run 2019 Video

Don't let not knowing where to start get in the way of solving your human services issues. 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.

Joining IHS is the most cost effective way for nonprofits in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions to take advantage of the benefits offered by the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON). As an association member of NYCON, an IHS membership gives you access to all of the great cost saving, networking, professional and resource development tools at a lower cost.

For more insight into what your IHS membership entails, set up a consultation with our Director of Communications & Member Services at your earliest convenience.

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.

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.

A lot of good ideas and projects were discussed at Transportation Camp and NYPTA. Move Together NY would like to collaborate and develop one of the ideas into a project proposal ready for funding opportunities during four upcoming Zoom meetings.

In the latest edition of In the Know, the Steuben Council on Addiction shares information from Smart Approaches to Marijuana focusing on the connections of marijuana use and mental health as well as the Great American Smokeout and the William and Dorothy Belknap Prevention Award.

Wellness G.I.F.T.S. moved its family camping retreats to a virtual format this year due to COVID-19 public health emergency. Please join us November 20-21 and/or December 18-19 by registering at www.wellnessgifts.org or calling us at (607) 684-3243 for more information!

The Bath Area Family Resource center brings the community a number of family focused events to encourage child social and emotional development and learning through fun and informative activities.

Addison's Jennie Mose Family Resource center brings the community a number of family focused events to encourage child social and emotional development and learning through fun and informative activities.

In this issue, STTAC Gives an Update During COVID-19, previews the Great American Smokeout 2020, details NYS Quitline resources to Help You Quit and offers its petition to end overt tobacco advertising around children.

The Arc of Chemung-Schuyler is pleased to announce that Travis Pratt (Elmira), a person supported by the agency, was among 51 statewide 2020 Joslin Outstanding Performers recognized through New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc's (NYSID) 17th annual people-centered awards program.

In this edition of In the Know, Steuben Prevention Coalition outlines safe medication disposal practices and locations, reveals the results of the 2020 Drug Take Back Event, issues advice for keeping kids away from alcohol, establishing healthy connections to prevent substance abuse and describes the joy of recovery.

In this edition of Philanthro-News, the Community Foundation urges continued advocacy after Tuesday's elections, reminds donors that FLX Gives day of giving is Nov. 13 and announces fun workshops and community activities advancing education and quality of life.

Read the latest in programming news and notes from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County, including agricultural news, financial education resources and healthy eating programs.

Due to the increasing cases of COVID-19 across our region, the Nature Center is closed to the public. The Nature Center will remain closed until 2021. As always, our trails are open, with ongoing challenges for runners and educational opportunities through the suggested reading list.

Tomorrow, Friday, November 13th, the 24 hour fundraising event from FLX Gives begins. Donations made to ProAction will benefit families the basic needs of families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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
In 2020, the fundraising landscape has been both unconventional and challenging for many nonprofit professionals. As we move forward from crisis-focused activities, there are opportunities to hone your strategy and plan for the future.

    Grant Applicant Organization Holds the Bag
When nonprofits work collaboratively to tackle community needs, they often submit joint grant proposals and share the funding to implement programs. Still, only one organization can serve as the applicant for the grant. 

Even as many nonprofits work in and partner with communities of color, the nonprofit sector needs to address the very same problems within its own ranks.

As much of New York gathered in droves to celebrate the news that former Vice President Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, nonprofits had their own reactions to the historic news.

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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