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 first session, ?Fundraising?A Closer Look? will be held Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the train depot, 90 N. Main St.. Get ready to take a closer look at what it takes to raise money for your nonprofit. In this fast paced, interactive workshop, participants will take a closer look at factors that exist in nearly every successful fundraising effort, along with fundraising tools and resources. You may be reminded of some old favorites, and new ideas that you may not have considered will be introduced. Included will be a closer look at getting members of your Board of Directors willingly involved in effective fundraising. Come prepared to ask questions, to learn and to enjoy yourself.

Future topics include ?Grantwriting 101: Getting Started? on March 14; ?High Trust Leadership ? The Heart and Soul of Success? on June 13; and ?Crucial Conversations: Learn to Successfully Navigate the Conversations You are Avoiding? on Sept. 12, 2019. These workshops will be led by nonprofit consultant June Miller, who brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate and nonprofit training.

?We are pleased to continue our nonprofit workshops for the third 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 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