Steuben County Nonprofits
Steuben County Community Foundation is committed to building a strong and sustainable network of nonprofit organizations. As part of our strategic plan, and with the help of Dr. Kelly Trusty from Trine University, we are excited to encourage the spirit of collaboration with Steuben County’s nonprofit organizations. SCCF is grateful to the organizations that have participated in conversations with SCCF, sharing their challenges, successes, needs, and enthusiasm for a brighter future.
The resources listed on these pages can be used to spark new ideas, build a fund development strategy, apply for grant support, or find training for other nonprofit management needs.
Meeting Space Available
Nonprofits can reserve the community room at Steuben County Community Foundation’s office for free to host meetings or trainings. The room can easily be set up for up to 25-30 people. There is wifi available for use, along with a computer and large TV for presentations or virtual meetings. Give us a call at 260-665-6656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if the room is available. Click here to download SCCF’s community room and board room reservation guidelines.
At this time, our community room remains closed to public meetings due to COVID-19.
Resources for Steuben County Nonprofits
SCCF recommends searching the IRS website for information about charities and other non-profits, including how to apply for IRS recognition of tax-exempt status, annual required filings, how to remain tax-exempt, and other educational resources. For example, you can read about the life cycle of an exempt organization and how it changes with time.
GrantStation Insider is a weekly resource newsletter for information about funding opportunities, conferences, and seminars for not-for-profit organizations.
Carnegie Public Library
In 2011, the Steuben County Community Foundation made a donation to the Steuben County Carnegie Public Library to begin a collection of philanthropic resources. There are now materials regarding tips for nonprofit board members, grant writing, fundraising, and many other topics.
Sometimes it helps to get an outside perspective of your organization, and paid consultants can guide your nonprofit through strategic planning, board training, or organizational development. The Dekko Foundation has a list of consultants in Indiana and other states posted here.
GuideStar’s Mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.
BoardSource has long recognized the critical role that boards play in overseeing their organizations’ mission, finance, and strategic direction. With more than 25 years of hands-on experience working with nonprofit boards, BoardSource has become the go-to resource for funders, partners, and nonprofit leaders who want to magnify their impact within their community through exceptional governance practices. Some of these resources, like this sample board member job description, can be accessed for free.
IU Lilly School of Philanthropy
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy focuses on research to improve the nonprofit sector by collecting data, analyzing trends, and documenting the behavior of donors. That research is essential. It identifies best practices and challenges conventional wisdom.
The Fund Raising School
The Fund Raising School in Indianapolis teaches comprehensive, proven fundraising concepts and principles, incorporating the latest research. At the same time, it offers specific tools and techniques that enable and empower fundraisers to effectively plan and manage developmental efforts
Indiana 211 Partnership, Inc. (IN211) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building the 2-1-1 system for Indiana. The goal is to create a seamless network of information and referral services that enables anyone in Indiana in need of human services to have quick referrals to those who provide them by dialing 2-1-1.
Grant Proposal Writing Resources:
- Sample Funder Prospect Worksheet
- Theory of Change
- Logic Model Templates
- Program Evaluation
- Sample Project Budgets
- KU Community Tool Box
- Sample Grant Proposals
→ If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit, we can help connect you with information and resources.
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