A bi-weekly newsletter for nonprofit staff of the Southern Tier & Finger Lakes
What's New at IHS?
RECHARGE 2.0 IS COMING!
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. 

This event is for all nonprofit professionals from the Southern Tier and across New York State. 

Tickets are now on sale. The cost is $35 for IHS members and $50 for non-members. 

Purchase your tickets now, or inquire about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities with Jason Jordan, Director of Communications & Member Services at jordanj@ihsnet.org, or call 607-776-9467 ext. 231.
 
Our annual membership year concludes at the end of February.

Current members will receive renewal requests and new members will be encouraged to join in the month of February. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 5.

Membership benefits include capacity building, governance, and operations support, strategic collaboration and communication among agencies in our service area, professional development events that build organizational sustainability, coordination of programs and services to enhance capacity and more. 


For more information, call 607-776-9467 ext. 231.

Sign Up For COVID-19 Informational Updates By Text
COVID Text Blitz Video

Steuben County residents can now receive COVID 19 updates via text messages. To stay informed on rapid test sites and vaccination availability please text the word 'COVID' to 898-211.

Girls on the Run of the Southern Tier is seeking a virtual coach to serve as a difference-making mentor.
 
"Virtual Team Courageous" will meet Monday and Wednesdays, from 5-6 p.m.

The season begins the week of March 8 and the team will practice twice a week for eight weeks. Please see a sample lesson here. 
 
Applicants will receive coaching training and have a background check completed. Click here to apply.

From Our Partners at NYCON
Koin Nonprofit New York, the New York Council of Nonprofits, and the National Council of Nonprofits for a federal legislative briefing with U.S. Senator and Democratic Leader Charles Schumer on Friday, January 22, 2021 on issues that will impact nonprofits. All nonprofits across New York State are welcome to join.

Please send proposed questions to Chai Jindasurat, Nonprofit New York Vice President of Policy: cjindasurat@nonprofitnewyork.org by 5 p.m. on January 21.

Please be advised that due to time constraints this briefing will start promptly at 4 p.m.

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.

The Rotary Club of Corning invites the community to an evening of laughs featuring nationally-known comedians Moody McCarthy and Sam Morril. The "Virtual Comedy Night Live" event will be streamed live over Zoom on Friday, February 12, beginning at 6:30 pm.


Visit the FRC in February and enjoy play-based learning and access community resources and support. Reserve your one hour time in advance at https://signup.com/go/GYdnkdM and please help observe best practices for COVID screening, monitoring and sanitizing measures.


ProAction Resilient Children & Families have many exciting events happening in February. If you have any questions about any of the offerings, please contact the BAFRC at 607-622-1068 or Cell: 607-382-8873.

 

The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. posts news, events and access points to nonprofit, education and community resources in the latest edition of its newsletter.


Are you feeling lucky? Tanglewood's second annual raffle continues though the Feb. 26 drawing date. Staff send out birthday wishes and the latest reading list and encourage you to use the hiking trails.

 

Doors may be temporarily closed, but at the Dormann Library, our staff is still working hard to meet your needs through online and curbside services.


Steuben Prevention Coalition has published its meeting schedule for 2021 and made available its list of nominees for the organization's task force and committee roles.


There are several opportunities for seniors to volunteer in the Corning area for public health, transportation and food security causes. Whether you want to assist once a week, once a month, or as an on-call substitute, your time is greatly needed and appreciated.


In this edition of In the Know, Steuben Prevention Coalition details studies finding that a surge in teen vaping has leveled off, as use of other drugs increased or decreased marginally.


If you have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, and perhaps you find yourself needing help for the first time, reach out to us. Fill out the Assistance Request Form using this link and we will be in touch!

CSS Workforce NY

CSS Emerging Workforce Program has some exciting new opportunities for participants, especially those ages 16-24 years old.

United Way NY/2-1-1 NY 
Post Job Openings


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
Community building remains critical for nonprofits in civil society to be effective partners with the groups that they often seek to partner with and serve.

        5 Ways to Grow Your Nonprofit Member Base
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. 

Modest rebounds in nonprofit jobs during the past six months reversed course in December - the first drop since May - and nearly wiped out two months of job growth, according to a new estimate on nonprofit jobs.

If someone were to ask, "What's your organization's brand?" would you know how to respond?

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.

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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