In an effort to assist nonprofits with capacity building, the Scott County Community Foundation will be hosting quarterly lunch and learn sessions. Board members, volunteers and staff of nonprofit organizations are highly encouraged to attend.

The second session, “Grantwriting 101: Getting Started” will be held March 19 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Mid-American Science Park. This date was changed from a previously announced date of March 14.

If you have ever wondered what grant makers are looking for when reading a grant proposal, this workshop is for you. You will learn the basics of how to respond to questions you will find on nearly every grant proposal. We will also discuss where to look for grant opportunities. By attending this workshop, you will improve your chances of receiving funding.

The Community Foundation’s 2019 Community Grants Program is also open. After the session, you may ask questions specific to your grant application.

Future topics include “High Trust Leadership – The Heart and Soul of Success” on June 13; and “Crucial Conversations: Learn to Successfully Navigate the Conversations You are Avoiding” on Sept. 12, 2019. These workshops will be led by nonprofit consultant June Miller, who brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate and nonprofit training.

“We are pleased to continue our nonprofit workshops for the third year,” said Community Foundation Executive Director Jaime Toppe. “We’ve really seen a growth in local nonprofits as they implement ideas they’ve learned, and they enjoy the networking provided through the sessions.”

“I advise staff and volunteer board members to support your organization by attending,” said Toppe. “Our grants committee will look favorably upon organizations that apply for funding from the Community Foundation, and have shown a desire to build their organization’s capacity through attendance at these sessions.”

The cost for attending is $10 per person and includes lunch. Registration is due one day prior to the session, and can be made by calling the Scott County Community Foundation at 812-752-2057 or emailing info@scottcountyfoundation.org.