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 third session in the series, “Recruiting an Effective Board of Directors” will be held Tuesday, June 5 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center. Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network Field Director Brad Schleppi will discuss how finding quality board members is a critically important part of sustaining and growing every nonprofit. Attendees will learn how to identify your organization’s needs, find qualified members who are willing to serve, how to ask them to join, and why some board members participate and others don’t.

The last topic of the series, “Nonprofit Planning…Yes You Can!” will be held on Sept. 6.

“We are pleased to continue the nonprofit sessions that we hosted this past year,” said Community Foundation Executive Director Jaime Toppe. “The series was well-attended, and our nonprofits reported many ideas that they planned to implement to strengthen their organizations.”

“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.