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Annoucements

Website is LIVE!
The United Way of Monroe County has recently finished NPA's website. This is another way to stay involved with the NPA and provides further information on other resources in town that are connected to NPA!
To access the new site, follow this link: https://www.monroeunitedway.org/NPA


Free Desk Available!
An executive office desk is available and would like to find a new home as soon as possible. It comes apart in two independent desk sections (2' x 6' and 3' x 6') and a bridge. When together, the longest side is 8'8" x 6'. Interested individuals can contact Chris Myers from Area 10 Agency on Aging at (812) 876-3383 ext. 508 or email at cmyers@area10agency.org

Nonprofit Events and Training Opportunities

Marketing Your Event or Organization
Thursday, January 18, 2018
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., MCPL,  Room 2A, second floor
Cost: Free but please register by going to http://mcpl.info/npc or by calling Ms. Bobby Overman at 812-355-7515
You're passionate about what you do; the mission of your organization, the magic of your event, but you struggle to convince news media to cover it. Writing a press release seems overwhelming and who to send it to, a great unknown. Does this sound familiar? Are you looking to refresh your marketing plan or develop one for the first time? Join Danielle McCleland, Executive Director of BCT Management, Inc. the private non-profit which manages the Buskirk-Chumley Theater for a brief but vigorous program where we will: find the compelling story at the heart of your event or organization, develop talking points to share with all of your team members ,establish a template press release that will eliminate the blank page jitters and practice pitching a story to a potential media outlet.  Participants will leave the program with confidence in their ability to sell their event to potential donors/sponsors audiences and news outlets.

Finding Funders for Nonprofits
Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., MCPL Program Room 2C, second floor
Free but please register by going to  http://mcpl.info/npc or by calling Ms. Bobby Overman at 812-355-7515
Learn to use the Foundation Center's database to ensure you have the most up-to-date, complete information about grantmakers and what they offer. 

Event Tech 101
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., MCPL Room 2A, second floor
Cost: Free but please register by going to  http://mcpl.info/npc or by calling Ms. Bobby Overman at 812-355-7515
Are you planning a big fundraiser, your first ever multi-venue festival, a show that you've been dreaming up for the last five years? Have you just now recovered from the nightmare of putting together some difficult event that left you feeling like you'll never do it again? Don't despair. There are easily employable methods and techniques that can help make the process of putting on your show be just as successful as the end result. Wouldn't it be amazing if you felt confident in: creating a master contact list, organizing your preparation tasks into easily accomplish-able timeliness, formalizing a production schedule for rehearsals and day of event and engaging others in both the idea and the timeline.  The show must go on but wouldn't it be amazing if putting it together felt just as good for the participants as it does for the audience or guests who attend? You could be the hero who makes that happen. This seminar will prepare you to do so.

Meet the Media Event
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. MCPL Room 1C, first floor
Cost: Free but please register by going to  http://mcpl.info/npc  or by calling Ms. Bobby Overman at 812-355-7515
Representatives of local media discuss how to get coverage of your organization’s work in our community, and answer your questions. Break into small groups to craft a pitch for your nonprofit’s story. Multiple people from your organization welcome; one pitch per nonprofit.

Nonprofit Board Certification Seminar
Thursday, February 22, 2018
1:00 PM- 5:00 PM, City Hall, City Council Chambers (#115)
Cost: $25/person in advance, $30/person at the door
Description: Serving on a nonprofit organization's volunteer board of directors can be one of the great pleasures of your life or a study in frustration. If you and the organization are not well matched, or you have different expectations regarding your role, you may be bewildered at best and discouraged at worst. When you're well matched, serving on a board can be immensely rewarding, both personally and professionally.
For more information: http://www.bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.org/event/detail/?event_id=42239

One-on-one support
Nonprofit Central Coordinator Bobby Overman is available for one-on-one appointments by calling 812-355-7515 or emailing boverman@mcpl.info

Nonprofit News

Community Foundation Receives $800,000 gift, largest in its history.
Prior to her death in December 2016,  Judith "Judy" Feldpausch created a lasting legacy through a planned gift to endow funds that would benefit seven local Monroe County nonprofits. With this gift, the Community Foundation has established the Judith B. Feldpausch Fund, which will provide annual grants in perpetuity to Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, the Monroe County Humane Association, People and Animal Learning Services (PALS), American Red Cross services benefiting Monroe County, The Salvation Army – Bloomington, and Volunteers in Medicine.
 

Trent Deckard Joins the United Way of Monroe County
United Way of Monroe County welcomes Trent Deckard as Resource Development Director. Deckard will lead donor relations and fundraising to support United Way’s focus of helping people learn more, earn more, and lead safer and healthier lives.

He brings over 10 years of experience in public service, fundraising, higher education, communications, volunteer management, executive leadership, and community outreach.

A Monroe County native, Trent attended Ball State for his Bachelors degree and Indiana University for a Masters in Applied Communications.He received the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce "10 Under 40" Award in 2017 and also has recently received numerous public speaking and communications recognitions.  To read more, click HERE.
 

Community Foundation Announces $560,000 in grant initiatives
The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County has announced that it is awarding $560,000 in competitive and proactive grants this year to local organizations. The grant recipients were honored at a special event on Thursday, January 11 at Hoosier Energy.

Thirteen nonprofit organizations have received Community Impact Grants, a competitive granting initiative totaling more than $270,000. The Community Impact Funding Initiative is co-funded by the Community Foundation and Smithville Charitable Foundation. The Community Foundation also announced that it is distributing $290,000 in proactive grants this fiscal year to serve Monroe County.  The read more click HERE.

Employment

Monroe County Democratic Party, Executive Director (Part-Time)

MCDP is seeking a part-time Executive Director to manage the day-to- day operations of the organization. The Director will be responsible for carrying out the organization’s fundraising goals, assisting Party officers and Deputy chairs in executing the Party’s strategic objectives, coordinating activities for MCDP’s Democracy Lab (a multi-organization coordinating body housed with MCDP headquarters), and managing a team of interns and volunteers.

Required Qualifications: The Executive Director must have a passion for political engagement and a commitment to the ideals of the Democratic Party. The ED must have more than two years of experience in managing political campaigns or working for political organizations aligned with the Democratic Party.The director must have strong written and oral communications skills as well as the ability to tactfully and respectfully interact with a broad array of individuals and organizations. Further, the director must be able to work independently, organize and prioritize tasks and projects, and meet routine deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong knowledge of local, state, and national politics, an experience developing and managing budgets, and a familiarity with Nation Builder and VAN (Voter Activation Network).
Salary: Depending on Experience // Commitment: ~25 hours/week

To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to chair@monroedems.org

All Options, Community and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator (CVEC)

The CVEC will work closely with other staff to identify program needs and opportunities, coordinate creative outreach efforts, and spearhead volunteer and intern recruitment, training, supervision, and retention. 

All-Options believes a diverse workforce is critical for reproductive justice and an asset to our organization. People who have experienced pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and/or adoption, people of color, people with disabilities, and those who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, or queer are encouraged to apply. To learn more about the position click HERE

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