Save the Date!
The Nonprofit Alliance and NonProfit Central will hold a "Meet The Media" session from 9:00am - 12:00pm, Thursday February 14th (Valentines Day!) at the Monroe County Public Library.  More information to come in our newsletter in January.  This is a great opportunity to connect with the local media and with each other!

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 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, January 08, 2019
8:30 am - 9:30 am (second Tuesday of the month)
"Collaborating - Pros/Cons"
Facilitated by Michael Shermis, City of Bloomington & Family Resources Dept.
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!
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

Monroe County United Ministries
Development Associate
MCUM is hiring a development associate to conduct the agency's fundraising activities, special events, public relations, tours, presentations, & other duties as assigned. MCUM is a dual-service agency that provides services to the low-income population with the goal of eliminating generational poverty in Monroe County. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who can build strong relationships and is looking to grow professionally in an agency with an 80-year history in Monroe County. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Interim Executive Director, Katie Broadfoot at The position will remain open until filled.

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.

The Language Conservancy
Web Applications Developer
Do you enjoy the satisfaction of making a difference in the world with the work you do? Do you have exemplary programming skills, with a strong ability to solve problems? Can you implement IT best practices across an organization while maintaining a strong commitment to service? If you answered YES to these questions, we want to meet you! The Language Conservancy, a leading nonprofit organization that works with Indigenous language communities world-wide to preserve their endangered languages, is currently seeking a fulltime, experienced PHP Developer with excellent technical skills to join our team. Candidates must be detail-oriented have the ability to find solutions to numerous and diverse IT problems quickly and error-free.  Apply here.

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Raise More Money at Year-end
Year-end giving is a vital piece of the nonprofit fundraising puzzle, and the time when many organizations reap the harvest of the fundraising seeds they have sown all year long.  Read more here.

How to Write a Year-in-review Recap
How to write a year-in-review recap (that doesn't sound like one of those season's greetings letters) for your organization.  Read more here.  

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