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 last session in the series, ?Nonprofit Planning?Yes You Can!? will be held Thursday, Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center. The phrase ?strategic planning? strikes fear in the hearts of nonprofit board and staff members alike. Even if you have successfully developed a plan, how often is it actually implemented? Participants will leave this workshop understanding the framework of successful planning, whether it is for the next three months or the next three years. Plans created from this framework will be more likely to be successfully implemented. Nonprofit consultant June Miller will lead the session.

?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