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Announcements

Meet the Media!
The Nonprofit Alliance and NonProfit Central will hold a "Meet The Media" session from 9:00am - 12:00pm, Thursday February 14th at the Monroe County Public Library, Meeting Room 1B & 1C combo.  Local media representatives give suggestions on how to get coverage for your meaningful community work.  Come prepared to present a story idea no more than one-minute long (only one pitch per nonprofit).  Plenty of time for 1:1 questions, too!  This is a great opportunity to connect with the local media and with each other!  Register HERE

Development Directors Networking Breakfast
This monthly meeting is for Development Directors or other staff whose primary role is fundraising.  Discussion topics are generated by the group.  To learn more and for upcoming dates, please contact Meagan Niese at meaganniese@cfbmc.org. You may also email Meagan to be added to the list serve and receive regular reminders.  Meeting times vary from month to month.  

NPA Monthly Outreach Breakfast
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 (second Tuesday of the month)
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Uptown Cafe, 102 East Kirkwood Ave, (bar side in the family dining area)
This monthly meeting is aimed towards those nonprofit staff members, paid and volunteer, for whom ‘community outreach’ is a primary job component. It’s an opportunity for colleagues to learn and share from one another’s expertise and experience in this particular area of nonprofit management. Discussion topics are generated from the group with participants volunteering to facilitate meetings. Free parking is available behind the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and a block away at the 4th Street and Walnut Street garages.  Breakfast is on your own.  

Bloomington Bicycle Club
The Bloomington Bicycle Club, Inc. (BBC) is pleased to announce it is now accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations and programs, schools, and other civic-minded organizations for grant-funding. The application deadline is February 28, 2019. For more information: Click Here!

Indiana Arts Commission:  Arts Project Support Grants Opportunity
The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) is a state agency funded by the General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. BCCF is the official Region 8 Arts Partner and our charge is to work alongside the Commission to promote and expand participation in the arts for our region, which includes Brown, Morgan, Monroe, Owen, Greene, Martin, Lawrence, and Orange counties. This includes providing access to funding opportunities like the Regional Initiative Grants (Arts Project Support and Arts Organization Support I, II).

Arts Project Support (APS) grants provide funding to Indiana arts and non-arts organizations to support a distinct aspect of the organization’s arts activities, such as a one-time event; a single production; an exhibition; an educational seminar; or series of related arts activities, such as art classes or training sessions.  APS applicants may request up to $5,000 or up to 50% of allowable project expenses, whichever is less.  Deadline to apply is March 5, 2019.  Click HERE for details.

 
Nonprofit Events

Speed Networking for Nonprofits - January 24, 2019, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Monroe County Public Library, Meeting room 2A
Exchange ideas, learn what services area nonprofits offer, and develop relationships that could lead to grant collaborations. Representatives are from IU’s Nonprofit Legal Clinic, the Kelley Institute for Social Impact, and the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County.  Register here.
Nonprofit Training Opportunities

Introduction to Finding Grants - Free webinar  1/23/19

You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.
Register here
 

7 Keys to Successful & Enthusiastic Volunteer Involvement at Your Nonprofit - Free webinar 2/13/19

Volunteers are more than simply an extra pair of hands. They bring special skills, are trusted service delivery partners, and can extend your connections with diverse communities far beyond your agency’s doors.  They are also key financial contributors, donating ten times more than non-volunteers.  

The value of volunteers can’t be ignored.  But, effective volunteer engagement requires a focus on the right tactics at the right time to fully realize the power of volunteer time and talent.  

You will learn:

  • 7 fundamentals to successful volunteer coordination throughout the volunteer life cycle
  • A key best practice for attracting high-quality volunteers
  • A key to onboarding that will convert newcomers to reliable supporters
  • A key to inspiring better staff-volunteer relations and teamwork
  • A key to acknowledging volunteers that keeps them coming back
Register here

Promoting Prosperity from the Inside Out - Free webinar on demand
Too many nonprofit organizations are dragged down by an unhealthy internal culture that sabotages their ability to do more for the mission. Don’t let your organization be one of them!  Join us our next nonprofit webinar to learn why it might be time to shake up your internal culture…and how to do it!  Click here
 
Employment

Lotus Education and Arts Foundation
Executive Director
The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation is seeking a full-time Executive Director to lead a robust non-profit multicultural arts organization based in Bloomington, Indiana.  The organization’s year-round initiatives include one of the oldest world music festivals in the U.S.; a highly impactful arts-education program in schools; community visual-arts outreach; and concerts, classes, and more in its recently renovated Lotus Firebay venue. 

The Lotus Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for strategically advancing the mission of Lotus, serving as its public face and the primary administrator for the daily operations of the organization.  ED responsibilities include strategic visioning; financial management, contract administration, and legal compliance; staffing and staff supervision; oversight and evaluation of program development and delivery; oversight and evaluation of fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and communication efforts; oversight of Lotus building and its utilization; and effective Board, community, partner, and stakeholder relations.  The ED also has direct responsibility for executing certain areas of program content, production, logistics, and infrastructure.

Send letter of application, resume, and contact information for four (4) references to the Lotus ED Search Committee, via email at lotusEDsearch@lotusfest.org.  Review of applications will begin on January 25, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington
Resource Development (RD) Associate
F/T: salary up to $45K, negotiable. Includes paid time off and benefits. Working directly with the RD Director on all RD work for the organization including annual campaigns, donor stewardship and cultivation, events, marketing & communications, donor database management, etc. 

Key requirements: resource development/fundraising education or experience is a must; attention to detail; exceptional prioritization and organizational skills; good written and verbal communications skills; PC proficiency; commitment to agency mission. Apply with cover letter and resume to Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington, P.O . Box 1716, Bloomington, IN 47402 or labshier@bgcbloomington.org. Full job description can be found on our website

LifeDesigns
Direct Support Professional
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) provides direct support to the individuals served by LIFEDesigns, Inc., utilizing available resources and training provided by LIFEDesigns. Direct Support Professionals are significantly involved in supporting employment, continuing education, and community participation for the customers of LIFEdesigns and in meeting the mission: “Partnering with people of all ages and abilities to lead meaningful and active lives.”  Apply here.
 
Resources

6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Nonprofit Video
Don't fall victim to these common mistakes:  the list!

How to Choose Shareworthy Images for Social Media
How do you choose the best images for your social media?  Go for the stories!  

11 Ways to Grow Your Nonprofit Social Media Followers
With engaged followers on one or more of the major social networks, organizations can effectively spread the word about fundraising campaigns, new initiatives, and advocacy work.  The list!
 
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