Sunday, November 23, 2014

Upcoming Events & Webinars

Best Practices for Internal Controls in Small Arts Organizations [NYSCA Webinar]
December 4th, 2014 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 
business-see-saw.jpgThis webinar is free and the live version is open only to nonprofits receiving funding from the NYS Council on the Arts. The recording will be made available to NYCON Nonprofit Members.
Many small arts nonprofits have limited administrative staff, but the same expectations from funders (and regulators) regarding their organization's internal controls. NYCON has seen this issue come into sharper perspective as we, and many of our nonprofit members (including smaller arts groups) have had to go through the NYS Grants Gateway and Prequalification process in order to continue to receive our state funding. One of the biggest questions we heard during this process was "How can we possibly create, document and consistently apply complex Internal Control processes in an organization with 2 or 3 or 4.... staff people?" This training will focus on the implementation of simple, yet effective internal controls processes that allow your organization to reap the benefits of accountability, efficiency, and fraud prevention despite running a smaller nonprofit.
It's Not Too Late: Year-End Major Gifts Fundraising for Nonprofits [Webinar]
December 9th, 2014  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
Presented by Andy Robinson, Consultant and Trainer
Andy Robinson Consulting, LLC
Cost:  $49 Member Rate $69 Regular Rate  REGISTER NOW
NYCON is proud to partner with our State Association colleagues in Pennsylvania, Michigan and North Carolina to bring you this webinar.
The most effective way to raise money is face to face -- and the most lucrative time to ask is right now!  In this webinar, Andy Robinson will walk you through the process of major gifts fundraising, step by step. Whether you're a veteran fundraiser or new to the field, you can expect to gain practical information and advice to help in:
  • Identifying prospects
  • Setting up appointments
  • Meeting with donors
  • How to structure the conversation -- and "the ask.
Materials & Log-in/Call-In Instructions: Webinar materials (PowerPoint PDF and other handouts), along with instructions on how to log in and call-in, will be emailed to attendees prior to the date of the webinar.
Nonprofit Committee Structures under the New Nonprofit Revitalization Act [Lunch & Learn Webinar]
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 11:00am to 12:30pm
Presented by Susan Weinrich, VP of Organizational Development Services
Free & Open to NYCON Members Register Today
Join us for this webinar and explore the changes in nonprofit board committee structure under the new law. Many rules have changed regarding board committees and nonprofit board governance. Gone are standing and "ad-hoc" committees. Now we define them as "committees of the board" and "committees of the corporation." Do you know who can be on each committee? Do you know what the roles and responsibilities are for each? Do you need minutes for each? Who should chair them? How do we bring non-board members onto a committee? For committees of the Board, what authority do they really have and how do we ensure they are accountable to the board?  Join us for this webinar on the practical implications of committee structure changes - and learn where to start.
Nonprofit Fraud & Abuse: A Unique and Personal Perspective [Special Webinar]
Thursday, December 11, 2014   11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Free & Open to NYCON Members Register Today
The mismanagement and misappropriation of nonprofit funds is a serious issue. Not only is it illegal, and carries with it significant penalties, it also takes valuable resources from people who truly need services and damages the brand of all nonprofits. It can also severely impact the lives of those involved with the organization. In this honest and frank webinar, you will hear from a former nonprofit executive director recently convicted of conduct relating to grants management fraud.

Learn about the path he chose, the decisions he made, the lessons he learned, and, most importantly, how to avoid this type of event occurring at your own nonprofit organization.
Executive Director Retreat for New Nonprofit Leaders
December 10th-12th, Latham,NY
Participants will be introduced, through practical application, to mastery of the diverse skills necessary to achieve success in their current role. Led by a multi-disciplinary team of experienced instructors, this retreat emphasizes real world elements of nonprofit
executive leadership, management and problem-solving.
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The Provider - Weekly Update

This new edition of The Provider, honoring our 30th Anniversary, is filled with news, resources, and tools to provide you with the support you need to maximize your organization's capacity for success.
Putting Your Capacity to Work
Resource Roundup for Capacity Building
IHS Member Agency News
Featured Announcement

Six Ways to Give Big Thanks to Big Donors
When year-end approaches, everyone is thinking about making that last-ditch ask - but 'tis the season to give thanks as well. Don't forget to let your donors know how much you love and appreciate them, especially your biggest and best supporters.
Here are six ways to go above and beyond with a creative and heartfelt "thank you."
  1. Ditch the business letter & send a card
  2. Add an invitation to something that doesn't involve another donation
  3. Record a video message...
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Youth Discuss Concerns with State and County Leaders at Steuben Youth Leadership Summit 
Poverty in Steuben County, Public Transportation, and Education were just three of the topics identified by a gathering of Steuben County youth recently, and discussed with State Senator Thomas O'Mara, Assemblyman Philip Palmesano, and Chairman Joseph Hauryski of the Steuben County Legislature.
Thirteen youth representing five school districts began the day-long Summit, conducted by the Steuben County Youth Bureau, by participating in a key-note training session with Laura Rossman, Executive Director of Pro Action of Steuben & Yates Inc., who stressed the importance of "Everyday Leadership" opportunities.
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What's New This Week?
Latest Happenings at IHS
Celebrate the Power of Rural on National Rural Health Day!
The Steuben Rural Health Network will join the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other national, state, and local rural stakeholders in celebrating National Rural Health Day on Thursday, November 20, 2014. This day of recognition, created by NOSORH, acts to showcase rural America, increase awareness of rural health-related issues, and promote the efforts in addressing such issues.
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+Follow IHS on Facebook & Twitter as we Celebrate the Power of Rural in Steuben County!

Request for Proposals: 2015 Annual Conference
IHS Conference Sign
We are seeking presenters on a broad range of topics related to nonprofit issues and trends that encompass all levels of professionals in the nonprofit work place. Participants will be interested in workshops that offer concrete ideas, methods, and resources that they can incorporate into their own programs and services.
Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, November 26th!
IHS Education
The Power of Human Capital
Supporting Your Capacity
The Benefits of IHS Membership
We value education. 
We believe in the power of human capital.
That's why we offer high-quality, accessible, and relevant nonprofit professional development opportunities on a monthly basis. 
Thursday, December 18, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Corning Country Club
*Invite your colleagues!
Volunteer Managers Workshop
Thursday, January 15, 2015
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Southeast Steuben County Library
      +Save the Date for the 2015 IHS Conference!
          Wednesday, November 18, 2015
          Radisson Hotel Corning
Membership Benefit:  
IHS Member Agencies have access to free and discounted educational opportunities presented by NYCON - Check out these upcoming webinars & workshops to see how membership can benefit your organization! 
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Not sure if you are an IHS member? 
View the list of Current Member Agencies.
Interested in becoming an IHS Member? 
Check out all of the benefits offered, as well as membership fees, then simply complete and
submit the online application!

Upcoming Self-Management Workshops
Presented by the Steuben Rural Health Network
Living Healthy NY (Chronic Disease Self-Management) - Start Date: Thursday, January 29th

National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) - Start Date: Friday, February 27th
Register by calling Health on Demand at 607-737-4499 or 800-952-2662

Upcoming Events
November - December 2014
National Rural Health Day
Family Volunteer Day!

World AIDS Day
December is Prevention Month
SRHN Quarterly Meeting @IHS @1:30 p.m.
STNED Holiday Networking Event
Spotlight of the Week
AmeriCorps Member
Management Support Tip
Building Your Leadership Capacity
Albert Manuel is an AmeriCorps Southern Tier Opportuniry Corps (STOC) member at the Salvation Army Citadel in Corning. Albert enjoys the opportunity to serve others in his community in his own way. AmeriCorps is also giving Albert the chance to gain valuable skills he can take with him in future positions.

Everyday Leadership
Drew Dudley | TEDxToronto 
We have all changed someone's life - usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other's lives. 
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Nonprofit News in the Southern Tier

Women Leaders Launchpad - Now Accepting Applications!

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