A bi-weekly newsletter for nonprofit staff of the Southern Tier & Finger Lakes
What's New at IHS?
Don't Let the Benefits of Membership Lapse!
We're excited about the prospect of continuing our longstanding partnerships with long-time members!

In case you needed a reminder: 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, or to receive a benefits briefing,
call 607-776-9467 ext. 231.
  University of Notre Dame MBA Students
Give New Life to IHS Consulting Product
Last week, a team of University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business MBA candidates worked with IHS staff to re-imagine and re-design our Capacity Building Assessment program for the 21st century and beyond.

Following a rigorous design and test phase, students gave an impressive presentation on the updated product, which measures brand strategy, core competency, management and organizational efficiency strengths and weaknesses for nonprofit agencies.

Following some additional in-house testing, we look forward to launching the new model soon. If you're interested in being among the first to get an assessment, email jordanj@ihsnet.org.
AmeriCorps Seniors, Faith In Action of Steuben, and the Institute for Human Services are working TOGETHER to make sure that seniors have a ride to get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments throughout Steuben County.
From Our Partners at NYCON
 Email requests are common practice in fundraising campaigns, but how can you make sure they're reaching your audience? Learn about best practices in crafting, targeting, and scheduling an email fundraising campaign.
This is Part 4 of a 5 Part Series.

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.
Thank You to Our Partners Tacking This Issue!
National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families.
United Way of the Southern Tier today welcomed seven new members to its Board of Directors. They include: Mary Meisner, Monica Ridosh, Mike Burns, Katie Cervoni, Warren Roman, Deb Montrose and Nate Pizzini.
The ProAction Impact report details the many ways the organizations drives solutions and responds to community need. In this issue, we find out how the organization is actively tackling community hunger.
View the latest grant, fundraising and philanthropy opportunities and browse trainings and news items focused on the nonprofit sector in the Elmira-Corning and Finger Lakes region.

The Corning Rotary Club is pleased to announce Joseph Rajaratnam, 9, of Corning, NY took first place in the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee held Saturday, March 27, 2021. Joseph, a 3rd grader at Chemung Valley Montessori School in Elmira, NY, is the son of proud parents Samuel Rajaratnam and Uma Yoganathan. 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is urging Americans to personalize their plates for National Nutrition Month. From a young age, people are taught to celebrate their individuality. Unique dietary habits should be no exception.

Wellness GIFTS, Inc. is seeking individuals or small groups who will commit to providing a day of fun, recreation, socialization, and smiles with individuals and families who attend for a break.

April is Prevent Child Abuse Month and the ProAction Family Resource Centers are offering supportive events that promote positive parent-child interaction, healthy families and childhood development activities.

Through New York Agriculture in the Classroom, a partnership between NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, NYS Education Department, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University, and the NY Farm Bureau, elementary school children learn about the importance of agriculture in our daily lives and the significance of farming and farmworkers across all genre of agribusinesses. 

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and Steuben Prevention Coalition will lead several advocacy and safety initiatives and events locally to make the dangers and consequences of alcohol abuse known.

Sessions of the Family Service Society, Inc's Professional Training Institute are scheduled for April, May and June, covering a variety of family healing topics, offered by mental and behavioral health experts, all of which offer continuing education credits.

Check out what's happening this week at Chemung County Historical Society - March 29, 2021. Among scheduled happenigns are the opportunity to volunteer, participate in the CCHS History Blitz and to connect with the society by blog or membership.

Not just another lame April Fools Joke, the nature center is actually opening to the public on May 1st, following a long period of COVID-19 safety protocols. Don't forget to register for summer camp and keep up with the reading list in the meantime.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics are for eligible residents.

Check your eligibility by visiting http://ny.gov/vaccine.
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.
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
Our teams have been tested in this last year. The move to working remotely was less of a transition and more of an overhaul of everything we were used to.

“What’s a charity?” A recent survey asked that question and the results were pretty much all over the board, not only across organizations but also about the sector as a whole.

Forbes asks Tal Frankfurt, Founder and CEO of Cloud for Good, a Salesforce partner that creates transformational value with technology.

The nonprofit sector is no exception. Systemic patriarchy seeps into how organizations are designed and structured, and toxic masculinity informs the way organizations behave internally and interact with one another.

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.

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.

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