A bi-weekly newsletter for nonprofit staff of the Southern Tier & Finger Lakes
What's New at IHS?
IHS is hiring for the position of a full-time, paid, Volunteer Engagement Specialist. This position is contracted to work with the Steuben County Office for the Aging to serve clients throughout the county. Please apply by submitting resumes to careers@ihsnet.org by Oct. 15, 2021.
This survey is intended to find out how many IHS member organizations may be interested in learning more about how we can help with employee recruitment and gauge early interest in participation in a career fair event set to happen at our next annual conference on June 8 & 9, 2022 at Corning Community College.

Your honest input is greatly appreciated and helps us better engage all IHS members in hopes of building a stronger nonprofit community.
Recognition of good work in the community by Corning Incorporated Foundation's Excellence in Volunteerism Grant Fund will result in area girls getting a running start at building healthy habits, social skills and confidence. The $1,000 award will be applied to GOTRST's program operations, including its scholarship program, enabling disadvantaged youth to participate.
Sponsor A Nonprofit Event Like No Other
The Institute for Human Services, Inc. is seeking additional funding to offset the costs for its upcoming annual conference occurring on Wednesday and Thursday, June 8 & 9, 2022.
Your generous donation assures quality professional development programming that is interactive and consequential to the region's nonprofit community. Additionally, your generosity minimizes costs for local nonprofit attendees, and allows them to attend this uniquely beneficial knowledge sharing opportunity.

Sponsorship opportunities are on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact jordanj@ihsnet.org to receive a sponsorship packet.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

Member Spotlight
The Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)
Survivor Support, 24/7/365
The Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) serves individuals, families, schools, organizations, and communities in Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben Counties in New York.

SARC works to improve the response to sexual violence by providing education, raising awareness, and engaging dedicated community volunteers.

We provide support & assistance to all survivors (and secondary survivors) regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Critical Program Areas:

  • 24-hour Hotline
  • Counseling Services
  • Victim Advocacy Services
  • Assault Prevention Education
  • Criminal Justice Help
  • Intervention & Referral Services
Help No Matter Where You Live

  • Sexual Assault Resource Center serving Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties.

  • Victim Advocacy Services serving Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Warren, Washington, Schenectady and Schoharie counties.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York and its local services reach far and wide across the Empire State to deliver sexual health and assault resources to people in need.
From Our Partners at NYCON
The 20th anniversary Camp Finance is going virtual again in 2021.

Camp Finance: Celebrating Nonprofit Resilience: Building for the Future, October 6-8 is the conference New York’s nonprofit leaders have repeatedly called the most exciting and informative professional development opportunity in the New York and though the event is virtual this year, sessions are designed to bring you the latest information to make your Camp Finance experience informative, interactive, thought-provoking and fun!

The event will be celebrating your resilience as well as Camp Finance’s 20th anniversary and some special things are in store throughout our three days!
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.
ProAction Family Resource Centers are hosting a full calendar of family and child-friendly events focused on engagement, community and a safe environment for work and play. See calendars for the Hornell, Bath, Addison and Mobile locations.

Don't Miss out on the region's premier annual giving day when FLX Gives returns on Nov. 11 & 12.

Join a training session next Tuesday, Oct. 5 on marketing your giving day campaign. Click below to see the Facebook event page, or sign up at FLXGives.org and click the trainings tab.
A number of vital programs heat up this fall, including Head Start, HEAP operations picking up on Oct. 1 and the continuation of emergency rental assistance - all while raising awareness for Suicide Prevention Month, Older Workers Week and Leukemia.
Effective June 22, 2021, Karen Wheeler is a Certified HUD Housing Counselor ensuring that Catholic Charities can continue providing housing counseling to those in Chemung, Schuyler, Tompkins and Tioga Counties.

Explore the new habitat of Bernice the tortoise at Tanglewood nature center and museum made possible by volunteers. Also check out the Winter Wiggles and Tuesday drop in event, or get to know the world of the Tasmanian Tiger in a new presentation.

The Dormann Library has some awesome things planned for the spookiest month of all, featuring story-time, TED talks with best-selling authors and a family movie night.

Join the historic ghost walk, take advantage of the last chance to catch the textile display and connect with the museum online for more local, exclusive content including its blog and membership opportunities.
Corning Community College Diversity Center highlights a number of helpful events featuring different international, racial and religious perspectives from experts around the world as well as local events and resources to kickstart DEI activities among local businesses and organizations.

AIM celebrates its staff reaching career milestones, notes positive service outcomes for residents and shines a spotlight on the talented and dedicated staff members who make it all happen.

The Steuben Prevention Coalition is conducting an Adult Perception Survey to learn more about how Steuben County residents view underage drinking, marijuana and drug use. Please take 10 minutes to answer these 36 questions to complete the following survey. 

Nominations remain open for the Chamber's annual awards,join engaging educational programs that are free to members and check out the latest job search and small business networking opportunities in this edition of member news.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Are you homebound or a caregiver and have not been able to receive your COVID-19 vaccination?

COVID-19 Vaccine Arnot Health will send medical professionals to your home to help you become fully vaccinated if you are:
• A resident of Steuben County, and
• Homebound (unable to leave your home without significant assistance), or
• A caregiver for a homebound individual

To schedule your home vaccination on visit, send an email to: MobileVaccine@SteubenCountyNY.gov. Or call NY Connects of Steuben County 607-664-2322

Nonprofit Resources & Sector News
Many funders only want to work with well-established nonprofits. What do you do if your organization is new?

Breaking up is hard to do...even when it means splitting with your organization to move on to a new adventure.

A case study in how and why it's a win-win for staff and the organization.

With careful planning, mergers and acquisitions can help nonprofits preserve their mission and expand their impact.

Upcoming Training & Professional Development
Visit CCC's portal for workforce and professional development services and education for individuals and businesses.

60% of first-time leaders who fail. A successful transition to leadership begins with often-overlooked questions and fundamental education. This program consists of assessments, foundational learning sessions, followed by your choice of group or one-on-one coaching.

Triumph Leadership Group's Stress-Free Leadership training will teach you how to live your best life and inspire others with session on Oct. 26 and 27 in Corning, NY. Call 570-439-2004 to learn more or register for your session.

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.

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This Date In History
In the world of entertainment - On September 30, 1991, Jerry Springer's tabloid talk show "The Jerry Springer Show" debuts on TV, a more tame and typical talk show format than its later, more infamous iteration.

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