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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 workshops will be led by June Miller with the Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network. June brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate and nonprofit training.

The third session, “The Board’s Role in Fundraising” will be held Thursday, June 1 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center. Getting members of a nonprofit board of directors to actively participate in fundraising can be one of the biggest challenges faced by a nonprofit. The first step is to understand the nature and facts about charitable giving. Secondly, it is important to understand that there are dozens of ways in which board members can fundraise, depending entirely on their personal preferences. Participants in this workshop will understand these two concepts and more and they will believe that “fundraising is NOT begging, it is a values exchange!”

The last topic in this series, “We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This!” will be held on Sept. 7.

“Our local nonprofits are faced with many challenges when trying to fulfill our missions,” said Community Foundation Executive Director Jaime Toppe. “Being efficient and financially sustainable is an extremely vital part of being able to effectively deliver services to our community. Our Grants Committee and Board of Directors are offering these workshops to help strengthen our nonprofits and therefore make our community better as a whole.”

“The Grants Committee will look favorably upon organizations that are striving to improve their operations by attending these sessions,” added Toppe. “I highly encourage volunteer board members to support your organization by joining us!”

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.