A bi-weekly newsletter for nonprofit staff of the Southern Tier & Finger Lakes
What's New at IHS?
RECHARGE, IHS's Annual Conference returns on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 and is proud to present programming that aims to help you live your professional life with passion, with presentations from Kate Sholonski, Erica Marx, Emily Cote of NYCON's Marketing Team and a representative of Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP. 

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

Tickets are now on sale until Friday, March 12. The cost is $30 for IHS members and $50 for non-members.

Don't wait, purchase your tickets now!
Think spring and think about renewing your IHS membership!

Our annual membership drive continues through our Annual Conference on Wednesday, March 17.

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. 

New Members Are Welcomed to Join

For more information, call 607-776-9467 ext. 231.
At the IHS Annual Membership Meeting, members will have the opportunity to vote on nominees for the IHS Board of Directors for a 3-year term. Each member organization is allocated one vote at the annual meeting.

The Annual Membership Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 9 a.m., during RECHARGE 2.0 - Institute for Human Services, Inc.'s Annual Conference. The meeting can be viewed virtually by attending the annual conference OR by members who request free admission via Zoom.

The nomination process for the Jack Lisi Youth Award comes to a close on Friday, March 19.

The award recognizes Steuben County young adults (ages 16-21) who have overcome obstacles, and exhibit a desire to succeed. This award aims to facilitate success by providing a $2,500 grant for academic financial assistance, materials needed for continuing education or materials for workforce related career goals.
Anyone can nominate a deserving young adult. Applications can be found on www.lisiyouthaward.org, and submitted via email or mail.

Nominations of more than one young adult may be submitted and are encouraged.
Registration for Girls on the Run of the Southern Tier's spring season is open through the week of March 26. This season, programming will remain 100% virtual, so girls in grades 3-5 (some virtual sites include 6th) can participate in the virtual season through a personal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) and internet access, or participate by calling in by phone.

Lessons will include:

  • The importance of expressing emotions and self-worth.
  • Standing up for yourself and others.
  • Exploring the connection between physical and emotional health.

The 8-week, 16 lesson program consists of twice-weekly meetings is proven by research to build confident and resilient girls through connection and teamwork that contribute to healthy habits for a lifetime
From Our Partners at NYCON
 Governance Matters, a 501(c)3 that supports nonprofit governance best practices, announced today that it has changed its name to BoardStrong.

BoardStrong is an affiliate of the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON), and its mission is to advance the nonprofit sector and the impact of the work nonprofits do by supporting the achievement of the highest standards of board leadership, governance and oversight. It provides nonprofit board recruitment and placement, board training, and consultation.

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 Dormann Library is partnering with the Science & Discovery Center of Corning to offer science-based programs for youth in the Bath community. The first offering will be for pre-school aged children and will focus on static electricity.

Spring is in the Air and summer camp 2021 is on everyone’s mind at Tanglewood. Registration continues while space allows. Rebound from the blues of missing camp in 2020 and make this the best summer ever!
Following their Annual Meeting, Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2021.

All of March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Dress in Blue Day is Friday, March 5, 2021, by wearing blue, you bring awareness to this disease, as well as honor all who are impacted by colorectal cancer.

Check out the latest edition of in the know for the latest monthly news and notes on current topics related to the prevention of substance abuse including local resources, events and services.

An anonymous donation was received by The Rotary International Foundation to recognize Rotarian Tom Reed for his contributions to the objectives and mission of Rotary International.

Accord has slots available for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years in their Early Head Start and Head Start programs in Allegany County. Virtual home-based services and new transportation options are available in some locations.
Dive into the in’s and out’s of heat pumps as Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben continues in their continuing Speaker Series on Wednesday, April 7 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Check out this week's news from the Community Foundation - March 2, 2021, featuring the latest news, events, resources and budding partnerships that help support the Elmira-Corning and Finger Lakes Region.

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 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.
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.
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
Perhaps the most stumbling blocks accompanying COVID are employee policy. See how HR professionals are thinking outside the box in this Nonprofit Quarterly article.

An incredibly challenging year has highlighted for nonprofits the value of authentically putting organizational egos aside, collaborating more deeply, and honestly considering mergers — and those practices need to continue.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits are relying more and more on their website to communicate with constituents and solicit much-needed donations. With continued restrictions on in-person events, having a well-designed donation page is essential.

Resilience isn’t a dreamy concept, it’s a real thing. It’s the ability to “bounce back” after an injury or accident or catastrophe. It’s no secret that thousands of nonprofits have taken a beating during the pandemic. Here are some ways to get back on track.

Upcoming Training & Professional Development

FLPPS has launched a NEW Training eCourse! Foundational Training for Community Organizations. The interactive eLearning modules take 10-15 minutes each and cover five critical topics.

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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