In order to provide support for our local nonprofits beyond grant dollars, SCCF offers a variety of workshops focused on building the capacity of nonprofit organizations. These workshops have been designed to address common challenges and to provide an opportunity for nonprofit leaders to connect with each other.
SCCF also hosts occasional networking events for nonprofits to create collaborative relationships. Keep an eye out for updates on this page, in our nonprofit network newsletter and on our Facebook page!
Space may be limited for events, so please RSVP with the number of staff and board members at your nonprofit who plan to attend. Each event has an RSVP form, or you may contact JoAnna Ness, our communications director, at email@example.com or call 260-665-6656.
Steuben County nonprofit leaders learned about board responsibilities, such as financial oversight and fundraising, as well as how to bring fun and mission moments to their meeting.
Dr. Kelly Trusty led a "Grants 101" style workshop at Trine University. Many of the resources she shared are listed on our Nonprofit Resources tab of the website.
Kathy Armstrong led participants through an exercise creating SMART goals and discussed the difference between outputs, outcomes, and impact. This was a great activity for grantseekers who are required to write final reports to funders.
There's more to fundraising than planning an annual gala. Laura Macknick led a training on the basics of fundraising and how to create a comprehensive fundraising plan.
Nonprofits rely heavily on working with people to get things done. Pam Zarazee, VP of Human Resources at Miller Poultry, shared the importance of relationship building in management of human resources, including volunteers, board members, and staff.
The Herald Republican's Mike Marturello and SCCF's JoAnna Ness shared tips on writing a story about your nonprofit, and how to share that story with the public.
SCCF is changing its grant guidlelines next year. Our spring 2020 events are focused on preparing grantees for the upcoming changes. Nonprofits who wish to apply in our new Impact Grant Cycle are required to send a representative of their organization to a minimum of two of these workshops listed below.