A bi-weekly newsletter for nonprofit staff of the Southern Tier & Finger Lakes
What's New at IHS?
The Institute for Human Services, Inc.'s Board of Directors is excited to announce that Belinda Hoad, MBA, has been named Executive Director, effective Jan. 4, 2021. Hoad stepped in for Jaclyn Woollett, PhD, who has held the position for three years. 

2-1-1 HELPLINE is now on Facebook. Check out our page for human services and community health resources in our region. Then get in touch with our Community Information Referral Specialists by dialing 2-1-1 anytime. texting your ZIP code to 898211 (8:30 to 4:30 M-F), or visiting 211helpline.org to start a webchat session or search our online directories.

Is a PPP loan right for your organization at this time? What are the rules for loan forgiveness? What can PPP dollars be spent on? What documents will you need to apply for the coming second round of PPP loans? Who do you need to work through to get your loan approved?

We can answer these questions and more when you set up a consultation with us. Call 607-776-9467 ext. 231 to inquire further about an appointment.

Consultation does not constitute legal advice. Services are subject to standard IHS consulting fees.

Following a one-year hiatus during the COVID-19 outbreak, RECHARGE, IHS's Annual Conference returns on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 for a one-of-a-kind virtual event. Stay tuned for announcements about ticket availability, speakers, sponsorship opportunities and other program details.  You can keep up on the latest announcements about the event by following us on Facebook, Twitter or visiting our website.
 
What's New at IHS?
In this monthly "Get to Know Us" Session, NYCON staff will tell you a lot more about our membership benefits - and answer all the questions you have regarding our process, costs and what you get for FREE.

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.

In tis edition of Ounce of Prevention, the coalition looks ahead to 2021, details marijuana legalization bills brought before the state legislature, takes a look at underage alcohol use statistics and seeks a few good volunteers to fight opioid treatment stigma.


In 2021, CCE Steuben are looking forward to a year of helping our local farmers be successful, supporting youth empowerment, and working with the community to be healthy via nutrition and financially.


January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Services Program (CSP) of Steuben, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties is taking this opportunity to educate women that cervical cancer is preventable with regular screening.

The Chemung County Habitat for Humanity seeks a full-time director with strong management, planning and leadership skills. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to achieve the goal of providing safe, decent and affordable housing to families in need.


Allegany Arc and The Arc of Steuben have officially merged, to become The Arc Allegany-Steuben. The two organizations began to explore a merger in 2019. After a thorough review and much consideration, the merger was approved by both Board of Directors as well as The Arc New York.

The Pro Action Resilient Children and Families Community Based programs look forward to continue serving families and children at our Family Resource Centers with safe,  scheduled drop-in times, purposeful play, fun winter activities, and more in 2021.


Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum is seeking a part-time Curator/Educator. The position is 25 hours/week/$13.00/hour/no benefits. Education/experience necessary includes 2 or 4-year science degree or vet tech (or similar) experience.


"It's Not Just Jenna" is a 27- minute documentary of a child sexual abuse survivor, followed by an open discussion of Jenna's story and the lessons it teaches about child sexual abuse and how to prevent it.
COVID-19 RESOURCES
New York State has expanded the list of people eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine to include all basic health care workers.

Check your eligibility by visiting http://ny.gov/vaccine.

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
Growing your membership is hard at the best of times, and with COVID-19, it might feel downright impossible. The good thing is the challenges of raising support and funds during a pandemic has forced organizations to get creative. 

       Small Banks Tout PPP Success Track-Record
When It Comes to Getting PPP Loans, Small Banks Work Better than Big Banks. 

Without the proper review and preparation of a grant professional to meet your organization's needs, a hiring may not be the cure-all anticipated.

Stanford Social Innovation Review's suggested reading list on topics including nonprofit management, the future of capitalism, technology trends in social movements, and the rich history of Black philanthropy.

Upcoming Training & Professional Development
Tell Well: Storytelling for Virtual Presentation
Strategies to help you find and craft compelling stories and hone your virtual presentation skills. Wednesday, January 13, from 2-4 p.m.

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.

If you can't communicate, it doesn't matter what your message is. Emotional Intelligence prevents conflicts. It's how we navigate the world.

People-Centered Leadership begins with self-leadership. If you can't lead your own life how can you expect to lead others. It's okay for everyone to possess leaderships skills and perform like a leader.

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