In an effort to assist nonprofits with capacity building, we?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 last session of the series, ?We?ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This!? will be held Thursday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center. All meetings, including those held by the board of directors, should be well run, productive and a positive experience. This workshop provides the information and tools to help you plan and participate in meetings that show results without frustrating those in attendance. Leave prepared to make your very next meeting productive and worthwhile for everyone involved.

The lunch and learn series has been highly successful, and the Community Foundation has another series planned beginning in November. Topics will include donor communications, fundraising, recruiting effective board members, and nonprofit planning.

?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