A bi-weekly newsletter for nonprofit staff of the Southern Tier & Finger Lakes
What's New at IHS?
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.
Join us on a A think-tank approach to discussing strategic and fund planning, ongoing grant opportunities, best practices for grant preparation and interfacing with grant makers.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May. 11 at 11 a.m.
Scheduling a member services meeting is now easier than ever. We've eliminated the need for back-and-forth emails to determine best dates and times by building an electronic calendar into our website.

To schedule a meeting, simply click the link and choose the best date, time and method option for you.

From Our Partners at NYCON
In these “Get to Know Us” Sessions, NYCON staff will tell you a lot more about our membership benefits – and answer all the questions you have regarding the process of consultation, costs and what you get for FREE.

Benefit topics will include: Nonprofit Training, Education and Professional Assistance, members only insurance programs, cut rates on office supplies, and other cost-savings and fundraising services.

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.
Family Service Society, Inc. proudly announced on April 26 that Cynthia Gee, PsyD, LMHC, has been appointed as the agency’s new Executive Director. Gee has a long educational and professional history in the field of behavioral health leadership.
In this issue, the Community Foundation reflects on its support for black-led and owned nonprofits, hosts discussions around a James Baldwin Documentary, posts deadlines for grant opportunities and shares partner news from around the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions.

The nature center is about to reopen to the public and is planning to do so with a long list of spring and summer events that range from animal programs to meditation and more.

The Corning Rotary Club partnered with the Friends of the Chemung River Watershed (FCRW) to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up a section of the Chemung River between the Benjamin Patterson Bridge and the Bridge Street Bridge in Corning Saturday, April 17.

United Way of the Southern Tier is partnering with two nonprofits in Chemung and Steuben counties for a diaper and baby needs drive just in time for Mother’s Day.

The Steuben County 4-H/Youth Development Program recently graduated nine 4-H members from the 2021 National Safe Tractor & Machinery Operation Certification Program. This certification allows youth 14 & 15 years of age to legally operate farm equipment for hire.

If you are 55 years of age or older and are interested in these or any other volunteer opportunities, please call Mary Dugo at the Steuben County Office for the Aging 607-664-2298, or email mdugo@steubencountyNY.gov for more information.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County is once again offering free workshops to help you get control of your finances. Three of our May presentations include: Wills versus Trusts, Yoga for your money and the estate planning survival guide.

Residents of Schuyler, Steuben, Seneca, and Yates Counties can now access guidance and financial incentives for weatherization and/or upgrading their heating and cooling systems through HeatSmart FLX South.

A network of prevention providers across New York state has created a survey for community members on the topic of marijuana.

April rolling around means a renewed focus on raising awareness for ending child abuse. ProAction details events for the remainder of the month as well as employment opportunities with the organization.

Celebrate Bees, Children Reading, Star Wars, Mom and so much more at Dormann Library in May as they carry off a number of in-person events in the first half of the month, including a special Mother's Day Contest.

The month of May is jam-packed with family and child focused events at ProAction's Resilient Family and Children Resource Centers. Please continue to reserve your time online and self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms ahead of visits. 

You are invited to participate in a two-part discussion about providing Western NY and Monroe county nonprofits of all types with up-to-date capacity-building resources they need to increase their mission impact.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics are for eligible residents.

Check your eligibility by visiting http://ny.gov/vaccine.
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
All organizations have employees, equipment, and goals, and these components all have the potential to encounter minor problems that can lead to major consequences.

Boundaries are needed in many areas of our lives: finances, relationships, friendships, how we spend our free time, and how we spend our time at work. Establishing them can be challenging.

Grants don’t get a lot of respect even though they’re integral to most nonprofit budgets. You’ve heard the complaints or made them yourself.

The business world’s “Engine 1/Engine 2” concept can help ambitious nonprofits balance today’s needs with tomorrow’s potential.

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 April 29, 1967, Aretha Franklin's smash-hit single "Respect" was released. It quickly topped the Billboard charts and became an anthem for female empowerment and civil rights movements, earning it a place in not just music history, but in the hearts and minds of anyone with a cause.

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