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November 17th, 2017


Slight changes for the NPA newsletter!

Hello everyone,

After a brief hiatus, the NPA newsletter is back!  With recent changes for NPA, the newsletter will now be produced and distributed by staff at the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County.  It was determined that the newsletter has been something that most local nonprofits have previously found value in, so we do not intend to make significant changes.  The content will continue to be announcements of nonprofit events and training opportunities, nonprofit job postings, and other resources intended to support the work that you do!  The newsletter will be distributed monthly, around the 15th of each month.  Please feel free to share content for the newsletter by emailing it to before the 10th of every month.  We look forward to providing this resource as another way to support this amazing local nonprofit environment.  Please feel free to make suggestions for newsletter improvements, as we work to provide something of value to you and your organization.   

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County staff 

Nonprofit Events and Training Opportunities

Monroe County Childhood Conditions (MC3) Summit
Thursday, December 7th, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 
Monroe County Convention Center
Cost: $15; scholarships are available and registration fees are waived for youth under 25 
Sponsor: Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County & Building a Thriving Compassionate Community (BTCC)
Contact: or 812-349-7397
Event Info: or register directly at:

The second MC3 Summit will explore conditions by focusing on child and adolescent health. Health is recognized as multi-dimensional (physical, social, emotional, mental, spiritual, etc.) and must acknowledge the variety of personal, social, economic, and environmental determinants that shape the trajectories for individual and population health. Workshop topics for the Summit include: the school to prison pipeline, adverse childhood experiences, creating a culture of care, advocacy, LGBTQ+ cultural competency, and more.


Panic Free Event Planning
Thursday, December 7, 2017
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. MCPL Room 2B, second floor
Cost: Free but please register by going to or by calling Ms. Bobby Overman at 812-355-7515

Looking to launch a lucrative fundraising event? Starting a regional conference of your peers? Have an idea for a great performance or film series that could inform and entertain the community? Join Danielle McClelland, Executive Director of BCT Management Inc. the
private non-profit which manages the Buskirk-Chumley theater for a brief but vigorous program: help you distill your idea, examine the market to assess if the idea has the potential for success, create a realistic timeline, create a solid budge,t develop a compelling marketing campaign, establish a day of event plan to make sure all details are handled and you have a chance to enjoy the event. Far too often events born of great ideas and new found energy devolve into panic and spurts of chaos by the time event day arrives. If you're tired of moving through this cycle of high hopes, followed by frustration, followed by results that were not up to your expectations, or a planning team vowing never again join this two hour session to change your event planning strategy. If you're getting ready to launch an event for the first time or after a long hiatus away this seminar will help you put a solid plan in place. Participants will leave the program with a compelling pitch for their event and the outline of their event plan.

Finding Funders for Nonprofits
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
December 12th or January 10th or February 7th
MCPL Program Room 2C, second floor
Free but please register by going to 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. 

Media Rountable
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  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.


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 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.


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 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.


Arts Start Up
Saturday, March 31st, 2018
10:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m., MCPL Room 2B, second floor
Cost: Free but please register by going to  or by calling Ms. Bobby Overman at 812-355-7515 Lunch will be served to participants.

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 the Arts Start Up begins with a brief review and training on how to pitch your idea--making a compelling case for why your event should become the next big thing. Once we're ready, our local experts join the group for an organized lunch discussion where participants make contacts with music professionals, festival promoters, planning gurus and marketing professionals. Next pitches are made and the groups as a whole chooses up to 3 new ideas to take from concept to business plan in the course of the afternoon. Everyone benefits from going through the rigorous process of questioning, investigating, researching and pivoting to make the idea the best it can be. 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.


Nonprofit News

On My Way Pre-K
On My Way Pre-K awards grants to 4-year-olds from low-income families so that they may have access to a high-quality pre-K program the year before they begin kindergarten. Families who receive a grant may use the grant at any approved On My Way Pre-K program.  For more information, visit this page.



Job Postings:

United Way of Monroe County is seeking a full-time Resource Development Director. The Resource Development Director is responsible for developing and implementing plans that provide the organization the necessary resources to achieve strategic goals. Organizational leadership is provided in the area of fundraising and donor cultivation, management of development staff and interns, implementation of best practices, and directing individual and institutional giving. This position requires working closely with individuals and companies, workplace campaign coordinators, campaign chairs and committees, Indiana University officials, and volunteers to develop necessary and desired relationships and resources. Please submit resume and cover letter to by Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5:00pm
See full job posting at

POSITION: Museum Assistant
REPORTS TO: Gallery Operations Director
STATUS: Part-time (20 hours per week) with Sunday and occasional evening hours (Fair Labor Standards
Act category: "non-exempt"). Hours will be shared between gallery and volunteer department
SALARY: $10.35/hour // START DATE: December 5, 2017

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS (SPEA) INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BLOOMINGTON CAMPUS: Full-Time, Open-Rank Lecturer or Clinical Faculty Position in Nonprofit Management The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University, Bloomington campus, invites applications for a full-time, open-rank Lecturer or Clinical faculty position in the area of nonprofit management. Applicants with professional experience and the ability to teach in the areas of nonprofit management and leadership, nonprofit financial management and revenue planning, nonprofit marketing and communications, and/or social entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply. Applicants with experiences or interests in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and its credential program are especially encouraged. Qualified candidates for either position will have an excellent academic record, including a graduate degree, professional experience in nonprofit management and/or social entrepreneurship, and a commitment to high quality teaching.
See full job posting at


Giving Tuesday
As we approach Thanksgiving we found a blog post that references tips for Giving Tuesday- which falls on November 28th, 2017.  For more information visit this page.

13 Stock Video, Stock Image, and Stock Audio Resources for Creators and Marketers  Do you want to enhance the videos and graphics you produce?  Looking for affordable stock photos, video clips, and music?  In this article, you’ll discover 13 places where creators and marketers can find quality stock imagery and media files.

How to rapidly Create Branded Graphics to Promote Your Social Media Content  Do you need promotional graphics for your content? Looking for a tool to easily add your logo to your graphics?  In this article, you’ll discover how to quickly create consistently branded graphics for multiple social media channels at one time.

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