A bi-weekly newsletter for nonprofit staff of the Southern Tier & Finger Lakes
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In the world of sports, April 15 is celebrated as Jackie Robinson Day, to note the day that legendary Dodgers utility infielder Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and integrated Major League Baseball as its first player of color on April 15, 1947.


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Planning large, online conferences may look easier said than done. There are many pitfalls for first-time hosts that can be avoided by following these 10 steps that will surely enhance the experience of planners, attendees and everyone involved.
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From Our Partners at NYCON
 Through its partnership with Public Strategies, LLC. NYCON has made available a breakdown of the 2021-2022 New York State Budget that details major provisions and the impacts and benefits for each major sector of the state's economy.

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The New York State Department of Labor is partnering with CSS Workforce NY, SUNY Corning Community College, and the Greater Southern Tier BOCES to invite you to the Southern Tier Regional Virtual Career Fair, being held on Thursday, April 29, 2021!  This event will focus on industries that are in high demand, including: Manufacturing, Healthcare, Hospitality, Tourism and more!

The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes examines racial equity, offers seasonal grant opportunities and highlights nonprofit news and notes for the week of April 13, 2021.

Two Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to William Turner and Beatrice Christensen on April 12, 2021, for both contributing 10,000+ hours of service to their community. Both have been active volunteers for the Once Again Shoppe (OAS) in Penn Yan.

This week at CCHS, catch the second part of the Civil War lecture series, see the new textile display, learn more about how to volunteer and catch up on the latest CCHS blog post.

Steuben Prevention Coalition’s Opioid Committee has created video messages driving home the point that proper medication disposal is key in preventing them from falling into the wrong hands and causing a fatal overdose. Please share widely via social media. 
Chemung County Health Department is now more accessible than ever thanks to its brand new presence on Instagram. Follow for access to the latest public health news.
ProAction has several summer employment opportunities posted on their Career Page. Keep checking the page for updated opportunities to find the one that fits you and your skills best.
On the heels of a recent NBC News report, the Steuben Prevention Coalition Opioid Committee (SPCOC) and Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard warned parents and residents in Steuben about the uptick in sales on social media of sales of counterfeit pills containing the deadly fentanyl.

The Dormann Library is helping readers embrace humor to reduce stress during the next Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From April 5-19, readers can learn stress-managing techniques from psychologist and stand-up comedian Brian King’s The Art of Taking It Easy ebook.

Alcohol awareness efforts, prescription drug takeback days and raising awareness for child sex abuse prevention in the month of April highlight the efforts noted in this edition of In the Know.
The kids have spoken and they want more Pokemon camp. Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum has opened a new week of K-2 Pokemon camp, Aug 16-20th. Registration is open and all 15 spots are available! 
The COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed the lives of many people living with dementia and their caregivers. These webinars will look closely at approaches to care during the pandemic and what we know about brain changes caused by COVID-19. 
Youth from the Laura Richardson Houghton Corning Youth Center recently took part in a special day of service on April 9, 2021, to honor the memory and legacy of the woman whom the center is named for - Mrs. Laura Richardson Houghton.
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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.
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.
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
Transparency and the promise of having a role in building a better future is at the core of fostering trust in online fundraising relationships.

Now that vaccination distribution has ramped up, many leaders are counting down the days to when they can bring employees back and once again maximize the rewards of face-to-face collaboration and innovation.

Researchers have compiled state-level reports on nonprofit organizations from 43 states, and the overall picture is clear: the pandemic presents an unprecedented crisis for nonprofit organizations.

Harvard Ph.D. student Jeraul Mackey's research examines organizational culture around entry-level hiring in the nonprofit sector.

Upcoming Training & Professional Development
This three weekend event was designed by parents for parents and is a virtual, interactive presentation about building connections and growing as families.

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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