In an effort to assist nonprofits with capacity building, we provide a variety of resources. You are welcome to stop in the office and look through our library of nonprofit topics. Have a specific question on board governance or current statistics? Just call or email and we will do our best to get you the answer you need.

We also host quarterly luncheons on a variety of topics. Board members, volunteers, and staff of nonprofit organizations are highly encouraged to attend. The cost is $10 per person and includes lunch. Registration is due one day prior to the session and can be made by calling 812.752.2057 or emailing info@scottcountyfoundation.org.

The Importance of Retaining First-Time Doors

November 17; 11:00 until 1 p.m., Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg; Presented by Steven Shattuck, Bloomerang

Fundraisers spend a lot of time acquiring new donors, and with good cause. However, in order to create a long-lasting relationship, the most critical gift isn’t the first; it’s the second. In this session, we will make the case for why you should concentrate on acquiring a donor’s second gift in order to achieve sustainable funding, high donor retention rates, and high donor lifetime values. You’ll see examples that can be implemented by any organization, no matter how big or small.

Grantwriting 101 – Getting Started

March 2; 11:00 until 1 p.m., Lifelong Learning Center in Scottsburg; Presented by June Miller, nonprofit consultant

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 Board’s Role in Fundraising

June 8; 11:00 until 1 p.m., Lifelong Learning Center in Scottsburg; Presented by June Miller, nonprofit consultant

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!”

Outcomes Measurement

September 14; 11:00 until 1 p.m., Lifelong Learning Center in Scottsburg; Presented by June Miller, nonprofit consultant

Can you answer the questions: “Are your programs changing the lives of the people you serve?” “Are your actions resulting in improved conditions?” “How do you know? What are you measuring?” In growing numbers, funders, donors, and the public are calling for clearer evidence that the resources they expend produce intended results and benefits for people. They are requiring that nonprofit organizations measure and report “outcomes.” This specially designed workshop reviews the definition of outcomes measurement. We discuss outcomes measurement not only as an effective tool for evaluation but also as an outstanding planning tool. The session includes specific how-to exercises and easily adaptable tools.

 

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