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Announcements
Free Community Tax Service 2018-United Way
United Way of Monroe County is the lead convener and sponsor of the Free Community Tax Service. The Free Community Tax Service helps residents file their federal and Indiana tax returns for free and claim the EITC, if eligible. United Way and the Financial Stability Alliance are proud to work with several local community organizations to help local residents retain more of their earnings.
For more information, Click Here!

Exciting things are happening at IU for service engagement
Thursday, March 1st, 2018
3:00pm, Presidents Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union
It's been a long time coming....but now it's here!
IU Corps, a website that will centralize access to community engagement programs available to IU students - from local to global - will be hosting a grand kickoff event on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. 
This is a great opportunity for local nonprofits to meet the IU Corps director Cassi Winslow-Edmondson, and join campus and community members to learn more about IU Corps, a new network to help connect students with existing and future community-engagement opportunities!
Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel will preside.
Come see what all the excitement is about!
RSVP your attendance here.

Global Youth Service Day 
Friday, April 20, 2018
Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world! The Monroe County Youth Council, along with the Monroe County Public Library, Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County, and the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, invites young people who are enrolled in Harmony School or an MCCSC or RBBCSC high school to be a part of GYSD in Bloomington. 
Don't wait until the deadline to register! This year Global Youth Service Day registrations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Projects will close as they are filled and participation is limited. 
Registration is OPEN for ALL Monroe County High School Students through March 9, 2018.  For more information Click Here!
Nonprofit Events and Training Opportunities

Techsoup "AWS: Using Cloud Technology to Enhance Your Mission" -WEBINAR
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
11:00 am-12:00 pm (PST)
With presenters James Devine, Brad Milnes, and Sima Thakkar, this webinar is an overview of AWS for nonprofits and what support services are available to subsidize spending and training to transform your workforce and vision of your organization.  Click here!

Community Leadership Facilitation- Deep Dive Day (IPA)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
Cost: $60.00 for IPA/GIFT members, $90.00 for Nonmembers
With speakers Kris Parker, Tamara Ogle, and Andrea Prouix Buinicki, this session is designed to give tips for effective meetings, explore teamwork and facilitating conversations.
For more information, click here!

The Indiana Youth Institute "State of the Child: The Well-being of Indiana Youth"-WEBINAR
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
1:00pm-2:30pm (EST)
With speakers Charlie Geier, Sarah Mihich, Katie Kincaid, and Ingrid Arreola, this webinar is meant to address the top challenges for kids in Indiana and what to do about the challenges. This webinar will provide data from the 2018 Indiana KIDS COUNT© Data book. 
To register, Click Here!

Introduction to Cultural Competency for Nonprofits
Nonprofit Central Event, Monroe County Public Library

Thursday, March 22nd, 9:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. or March 23rd, 10:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Register for one session.
Main Library, Meeting Room 1B
Cost: Free, but please register by going to  https://mcpl.info/  and click on events or by calling Ms. Bobby Overman at 812-355-7515

An introduction to the core concepts of cultural competency, implicit bias, introductory health equity discourse and inclusive practices.  Open to all nonprofit staff and volunteers interested in deepening their understanding and practice of cultural competency in the programs and missions of their organizations. Two online modules (Understanding Race and Ethnicity and Understanding Class, Socioeconomic Status and the Impact of Poverty) will be available to participants following this session along with an optional in-person module on Advocacy and Social Justice (offered in May 2018 to participants of this session).

Finding Funders for Nonprofits Using the Foundation Center Database
Nonprofit Central Event, Monroe County Public Library

Tuesday, March 27th, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Main Library, Meeting Room 2C
Cost: Free, but please register by going to  https://mcpl.info/  and click on events 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, what they offer and to make sure you aren't missing out on funding opportunities for your organization.

Arts Start Up Education Series: Arts Start Up
Nonprofit Central Event, Monroe County Public Library

Saturday, March 31st, 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Main Library, Program Room 2B
Cost: Free, but please register by going to  https://mcpl.info/  and click on events or by calling Ms. Bobby Overman at 812-355-7515 
Lunch will be served.
Modeled on tech start up weekends the Arts Start Up offers participants an opportunity to pitch and workshop their idea to both other dreamers and experienced event presenters, Networking with the individuals behind the events, festivals, and venues that make Bloomington the special place it is. Only Arts Start Up participants are eligible to submit proposals to the Arts Start Up Fund which will select viable proposals for a three time commitment of support from the John Waldron Arts Center or the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Support includes rent-free use of the spaces, additional marketing and on-going guidance from BCT Management, Inc. staff. This is part of the Arts Start Up Education Series.
Presenter: Danielle McClelland, BCT Management, Inc.
Co-sponsored with Buskirk Chumley Theater  Management, Inc.

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

 
Employment

Garden & Gleaning Coordinator for Hoosier Hills Food Bank
P/T: 25-30 hours/wk during growing season; 15-20 hours/wk during off season.  Includes paid time off. Oversee planning, planting, maintenance and harvesting of 1.5 acre organic garden plot with volunteer assistance.  Organize gleaning efforts at local farms. 
Key requirements: include knowledge of organic gardening practices; ability to perform physical work in all weather conditions; ability to lift 40 lbs. regularly; ability to work with a diverse variety of volunteers; good communications skills; valid IN driver’s license; ability to operate or learn to operate a tractor; commitment to agency mission.  Apply with letter and resume to HHFB, PO Box 697, Bloomington, IN 47402 or usda@hhfoodbank.org.

Resources
Handling Misinformation in the Workplace
With social media becoming a more vital part of society, it is increasingly easy to miscommunicate information. This article helps to identify ways to combat this issue. 
To view the article, Click Here!

Nonprofits! This is How to Use Facebook's Fundraising Tools
Facebook has established a new trend of giving. Recently there has been a large use of fundraising happening with user's birthdays. However, Facebook can be utilized for much more than birthday donations. This article by Nonprofit Tech for Good follows a nonprofit organization as it outlines how to use Facebook's Fundraising Tools effectively. 
To view the article, Click Here!
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