A bi-weekly newsletter for nonprofit staff of the Southern Tier & Finger Lakes
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Educational Opportunities from Steuben Rural Health Network and CCC
This opportunity has been made possible through funding from HRI, NYS DOH to Steuben Rural Health Network
Can We Talk: Community Conversations That Lead to Change is an in-depth exploration of diversity and cultural identity that will build understanding of communities; encourage allyship; address working through trauma; commonalities among communities; build on the momentum of the diversity, equity and inclusion movement and encourage further conversations beyond the course. ("Can We Talk?" is a 12-hour Virtual DEI Series.)
Do you know how to tell if your website is really working for you? If you’ve ever wanted to know what customers your website is bringing in, whether or not your advertising is working, or why you have a website at all, this course is for you! Come learn how to read your web analytics, what those results mean, and how you can take control of the data to improve your business. This course will be held on Friday, June 4th from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. (Truth and Lies of Web Analytics is a 4-hour virtual class).
This virtual, 6-hour course will discuss social media and digital advertising as it relates to overall Digital Media Marketing Strategy. We will cover social media advertising and organic posting platforms, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, and will touch briefly on other platforms, including Twitter, and YouTube. This course will also discuss briefly the importance of website search engine optimization as it relates to successful campaigns.  
This course is, above all, practical. A clear framework and a wide range of clearly introduced and usable techniques ensures that individuals and teams will be able to work more creatively in the future. Innovative problem solving is not a chance process and neither is the generation of new ideas. Participants will learn to: Understand problems thoroughly with practical techniques; Generate and develop new ideas and solutions; Compare and evaluate solutions; Communicate those ideas effectively. (Innovative Problem Solving is a 4-hour virtual class).
Project management is a proven method to meet cost, resource and scheduling variables in all industries and roles. A successful project requires understanding and implementing a mix of skill sets and tools. In this 4 hour training course, you are provided with an introduction to the principles of the project management process from planning to execution, as well as learning how to apply these principles to real projects within your organization. (Introduction to Project Management is a 4-hour virtual class).
Much of life’s conflicts and misunderstandings between people can be traced back to lack of effective communication. Through experiential learning, this session conveys the key elements of listening and how to communicate with others to accomplish work and personal goals while maintaining the mutual relationship. The participants will understand their own communication style and how that can impact working with others.(Effective Communication is an 8-hour virtual class).
In this session participants will learn about team functionality and individual preferences with the goal of gaining a deeper understanding of individual and team style preferences. These preferences will then be examined to set goals and leverage them to increase team relationships and effectiveness.
(Building Powerful Teams is a 4-hour virtual training).
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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
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 our process, costs and what you get for FREE. Topics will include:

  • Nonprofit Training, Education and Professional Assistance.
  •  Pducational webinars, trainings and conferences.
  • Professional technical assistance.
  • Cost Savings Solutions for Nonprofits ... and more!

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.
SAVE THE DATE: Tune in to WENY's evening news broadcast on Wednesday, June 2 as they announce the winners of the 2021 Jack Lisi Youth Award.

This award program targets an often-overlooked population and offers incentives to youth who have shown interest and ambition towards academic or employment goals.

Award recipients will also be recognized on the Jack Lisi Youth Award Facebook Page following the announcement.
Win a chance to win one of history’s hottest cars, catch the continuation of the Civil War Lecture Series, keep up with the perks of CCHS membership, or browse the gift shop this week, only at the Chemung County Historical Society.
ProAction Cues up the News to celebrate Community Action Month this May, to wish Head Start a Happy Birthday, Note Mental Health Awareness Month, Issue its Annual Impact report, and make the public aware of open employment opportunities with the organization.
The Steuben County Dairy Festival and Parade will be held at the fairgrounds on Saturday June 5 and Sunday June 6. The Parade begins Saturday at 10:30, winding its way down the traditional path through downtown Bath and many events are scheduled throughout the weekend.
The Chapters Café at the Dormann Library will be reopening on Monday, May 24th. This community coffee spot has been closed due to COVID for over a year and is excitedly anticipating serving coffees, smoothies and snacks to their library patrons once again. Hours will be Monday through Friday, 10 am-4:30 pm.

The nature center is open! Hours are Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm, and Saturdays 10am-4pm. Masks are required when inside (exhibit hall, restrooms, etc). Also, the annual trail run 5 and 10k races are just around the corner, sign up to volunteer or race today!
Do you find yourself looking for a place to share great stories about the people you know that are doing so much good in our community, to learn more about how you can give back and volunteer? Look no further.
Take an ocean adventure, walk among the dinosaurs and hang out down on the farm with themed programming at the various ProAction Resilient Children & Families Area Resource Centers in the month of June. Please continue to register for time in advance and monitor for COVID-19 symptoms before your visit.
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
Could your nonprofit have thousands or even millions of dollars in assets that it doesn’t even know about? It’s entirely possible.

Reviewing your annual audit report is an essential part of governance. Executives and those charged with governance must understand the contents of the report to perform crucial operational and oversight roles.

“Purpose” is the buzzword driving the communications strategy for brands in every industry right now, and for good reason. Consumers increasingly care about the problems facing their communities and the world at large.

The pandemic has not been kind to nonprofit organizations -- digital transformation can help.

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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Though the conflict had raged for a decade prior, the U.S. effectively entered the Vietnam War on this date as American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets in South Vietnam.

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