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 Benefits Advisor. This is a full-time, paid position with the Institute for Human Services, Inc. (IHS), a nonprofit organization located in Bath, N.Y. This position is contracted to work with the Steuben County Office for the Aging. Please submit resumes to careers@ihsnet.org by December 2, 2021.
Learn More About Experiential Learning
Following several successful experiential learning experiences with CapSource and their partners at University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business, IHS wants to share this valuable resource with member organizations exploring the integration of student interns for mission projects in the approaching spring semester.

Create an account and make your proposal submission before the Dec. 24 deadline.

Now more than ever, girls need opportunities to develop skills in cooperation and collaboration. Help them get the support they need.

You can make a difference! As a coach for Girls on the Run, you will build confidence and inner strength in young girls who need you.

99% of coaches agreed that coaching Girls on the Run was a valuable experience! We need your help! Join us for the spring 2022 season by registering now.

Our spring 2022 programming starts in March, volunteer to coach and suggest a meeting site, or learn more in just a few short clicks by toggling the buttons below.
We need your help. Our volunteer drivers are reimbursed at the federal rate for mileage and other expenses incurred on the road including meals. This is a great opportunity for the newly retired person, seasonal worker, part-time worker or kind-hearted person in your life. Please spread the word and contact us at 607-776-9467 ext. 222 to join the volunteer driver roster or find out more about the program today.

Member Spotlight
Building a Skilled, Employable and Motivated Workforce, Growing Individual Skills and Education.
CSS Workforce NY is dedicated to assisting individuals with greater employment opportunities, and therefore providing businesses with an adequate labor pool. We are committed to assisting individuals within our community as they search for career opportunities, continue their education or begin vocational training.
Critical Areas of Service:

  • Career Guidance
  • Job Search Planning
  • Resume Preparation Assistance
  • Interview preparation
  • Job Referrals
  • Paid education and training for in demand occupations
  • On the Job training

Youth Employment Services: Paid Work Experience, Funding for Training and Education, Career Planning, Job Skills and Job Search.
Contact Information 

Career Centers in Elmira, Bath, Hornell and Montour Falls!

Administrative Office:
23 West Market Street,
Suite 201 Corning

607-654-2305 (satellite)

From Our Partners at NYCON
Nancy Durand, Esq. discusses common activities that place nonprofits at risk of losing their tax exempt status. Presented by Smith Buss & Jacobs LLP, a NYCON Corporate Ally

Wednesday, December 15, from 12 to 1 p.m.
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.
Southern Tier Central Regional Planning & Development Board (STC) has commissioned a pair of online surveys for employers and workers in Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties. These anonymous surveys ask detailed questions about the impacts of the COVID shutdowns, the re-opening process, and current barriers to full employment.

The agency celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday, continues its advocacy efforts for home care workers, highlights youth programming and the accomplishments of its dedicated staff in this edition of Connections.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County is pleased to announce that they have raised over $15,680 from 129 donors for their FLXGives campaign for 2021 – Betty’s Dream.

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and throughout the month we celebrate the strength it takes to be a caregiver, while also recognizing the strain it can have. Checkout caregiver and other volunteer opportunities available now.

It's time for the annual Stocking Stuffers Drive! Please donate small items, or order items online, to fill stockings for senior citizens who receive home-delivered meals in Chemung and Steuben counties. Get the list of needs and all the details here.

Take a walk through time and discover treasures from the past. The Chemung County Historical Society "brings history alive" through interpretive exhibitions, education programs, and publications that tell the county’s history.
Tanglewood thanks everyone who donated during FLXGives. It surpassed its goal and raised $3,686! Donations will go directly to supporting our animal ambassadors as well as our school programs and summer camps. Winter Wiggles and Tuesday drop-in events continue into 2022.

Join Fund for Women for a holiday shopping stroll. Each participating vendor will generously donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to FFW. Get your holiday shopping done and support girls and women in your community at the same time.
Learn more about upcoming Corning Area Chamber of Commerce events. For a full listing of events, including Member events, please visit our calendar. You can also register for any upcoming event via email.

Date Set for Gratitude Awards and Grant Announcements
The Annual gratitude summit and grant awards ceremony a little differently this year. Plan on joining foundation staff for a very fun morning on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, from 9:30 at 11 a.m. Registration information and more details coming soon.

Help make a Merry Christmas for Livingston County families! Our Adopt-A-Family toy drive is underway and there are 4 easy ways to help!
1. Adopt a Family or Families 2. Donate unwrapped gifts 3. Monetary donations
4. Order and ship directly using our Amazon Wish.
Nonprofit Resources & Sector News
With the critical impact that employees have on meeting our missions, it would only seem natural that specific retention strategies would underpin the human resource practices of the nonprofit sector. 

Here’s a game to play with boards and other insiders to help them reveal helpful contacts.

       Deep Listening
Developing active listening techniques is essential to creating understanding and the authentic relationships necessary for social change.

Philanthropic capital must play a bigger role in driving the systems shift we need.

The nonprofit sector received welcome news last week as Governor Hochul signed two pieces of important legislation.
Upcoming Training & Professional Development
Transportation Camp Ithaca 2021 will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, December 3, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This event is free to attendees and will be facilitated by the same team that ran T-Camp 2020.

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.

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

On November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was published, sparking one of the earliest modern animal and natural conservation efforts in global history --- a mission many nonprofits carry on to this day.

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