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 in the series is ?Grantwriting 101 ? Getting Started.? It will be held Tuesday, March 2 from 11-1 at Mid-America Science Park. 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 session will be presented by nonprofit consultant June Miller.

Future sessions include ?The Board?s Role in Fundraising? on June 8; and ?Outcomes Measurement? on Sept. 14.

?We are pleased to continue our nonprofit workshops for the fifth 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 is $10 per person and includes lunch and materials. Registration is required by Friday, Feb. 26. Please call the Scott County Community Foundation at 812-752-2057 or email