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Advocacy vs. Lobbying for Nonprofits
In this one-hour online event presented by IHS and the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE), learn the difference between lobbying and advocacy for nonprofits, what New York State requirements are for registering activities and what the process of reporting looks like.
The Institute for Human Services, Inc. and 2-1-1 HELPLINE have launched a new partnership to connect people seeking addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services in Steuben and Chemung Counties.

Addiction help is just a call, text or search away when you get in touch with
2-1-1 HELPLINE for referral to OASAS qualified drug treatment and recovery services. Text “Opioid” to 898211 to be automatically sent updates about services and resources near you.

From Our Partners at NYCON
This session presented by Your Part-Time Controller (A NYCON Corporate Ally) will offer members the following learning objectives for filling in the blanks about your organization's finances:

  • Three Key Pieces of Financial Information that should matter most to nonprofit management teams and boards.

  • Best Practices for Presenting Financial Information for Informed Business Decisions.

  • Other Important Information that your Financial Department Should be Providing.

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.
Informative sessions for older adults and caregivers are made available online and in person by Lifespan and the program’s many sponsors. Register online at lifespanrochester.org or call to reserve your place.

This week at CCHS May 10-15, 2021 Out to Lunch Lecture Japanese Collections and Travelers May 12  12:05pm Join archivist Rachel Dworkin as she speaks about Chemung County’s ties to Japan from Elmira missionaries in Sapporo to Horseheads sister city.

United Way of the Southern Tier is the new beneficiary of the Tour de Keuka bike ride, which will return as in-person event on August 21. Registration and event details can be seen at www.tourdekeuka.org.

Pathways, Inc. and premier sponsor Wegmans, are pleased to announce the 2021 Annual Fundraiser: A Virtual Night at the Comedy Club, on Thursday, May 20, 2021, from 7:00–8:00 pm (via Zoom).

Wellness GIFTS, Inc. is seeking teams and individuals to volunteer to support families during their June 18-20, 2021 camping retreat in Bath, NY. The retreats provide a break for families caring for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Add Your Program to Southern Tier Kids on Track Summer Program Directory. Out-Of-School Time programs, schools, child care and other programs are welcome to submit an entry.

As the Bath Central School District transitions back to in person school- the ProAction Youth Development Program is also transitioning to remain in the community as a support to youth and their families.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County details some of its summer programs including informative lectures, resources, updates and workshops around agriculture, energy, financial literacy, health and nutrition.

That’s right, spring has sprung and the nature center is open! The hours are Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm, and Saturdays 10am-4pm. This Saturday, they are having a small work party around the owl aviaries and are seeking additional volunteers.

In this newsletter we look at teen melatonin use, May as Mental Health Awareness Month and another segment “Legal doesn’t always mean safe” where our educator Stephanie digs deeper into the topic of marijuana, legalization and impact on adolescents.

May is here and that means it's time to celebrate Community Action Month. Throughout the month we will highlight Community Action programs and honor many of our local heroes who do great work in our communities every day.

Rural Health Network of South Central New York is pleased to announce our upcoming webinar, A Fresh Outlook for Rural Food Retail: Business Transitions and Cooperative Ownership! The webinar will be hosted on May 25th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and is the first in a series.

Stacey O’Dell chatted with Brian O’Neill on WLEA Radio's Newsmakers show. They talk about a recent Narcan training and other substance use issues impacting the region.

The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. puts forward nonprofit resources, news and events in their latest edition of the Philanthropy Weekly Newsletter.

All New York State Residents age 12 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

The HHS COVID-19 public education campaign is a national initiative to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures such as mask wearing and social distancing.

Through a nationwide network of trusted messengers and consistent, fact-based public health messaging, the campaign helps the public make informed decisions about their health and COVID-19, including steps to protect themselves and their communities.

The effort is driven by communication science and provides tailored information for at-risk groups
NYCON has gathered local and national resources that your nonprofit may find helpful in light of the COVID-19/Coronovirus Pandemic. Linked are some important links to resources, guides, and policy updates to services and knowledge we think you'll find helpful.
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.

2-1-1 is the most comprehensive source of locally curated social services information in the United States and most of Canada.

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.

Nonprofit Resources & Sector News
Writing a flawless resume, winning the competition, and landing a job is never easy. It always requires marketing yourself the right way. And, often, simply showing your qualifications is not enough.

In NPQ’s latest Remaking the Economy webinar, experts outlined some of the joys and challenges inherent in economy building in low-income, BIPOC communities.

Nonprofit Times warns against the ease with which some grant writing professionals slip into program and sector specific jargon, often to the confusion of decision-makers.

How second careers for older adults can help nonprofit workplaces age-integrate and benefit from multigenerational mentoring.

Upcoming Training & Professional Development
Triumph Leadership Group is offering upcoming, socially distanced sessions on the topics of Stress-Free Leadership in Corning on May 19 and 20, 2021. Heal the Healer Sessions will be May 21 and May 24.

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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On May 13, 1992, astronauts carried out the first-ever three person spacewalk, marking the first opportunity for someone to remark 'Two's company, three's a crowd.' outside the comfort of an earth-like atmosphere.

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