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Oct. 3 Non-Profit Institute Open House and Resource Fair is postponed in the wake of flood closures

Loss of prep time in advance of third annual non-profit event forces delay; new date not yet set

The Non-Profit Institute Open House and Resource Fair, which had been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 3, has been postponed until an unspecified future date in the wake of flooding that closed the campus for two weeks earlier this month.

The third annual NPI bash, which was to include workshops, local vendor booths and guest speakers, will still take place, but organizers with the IU Northwest Center for Regional Excellence, which oversees the Institute, have not determined a future date. More information about a new date will be released as it becomes available.

Although the open house has been postponed, NPI, located on the second flood of the Library Conference Center at IU Northwest, remains open for business. Institute personnel are available for consultations with non-profit personnel to discuss ways to utilize human capital, maximize sustainability and better assist constituents.

NPI was formed two years ago with funding from a three-year, $150,000 Lake Area United Way grant. The Institute offers a university-based setting for research and public-service support, along with targeted education and training, support for grantsmanship and organizational development, and development of new means for non-profit sustainability, including information about funding resources.

The NPI’s mission is to increase the organizational capacity and financial sustainability of non-profit organizations in Northwest Indiana. The Institute provides such services as one-on-one technical assistance, technology education and resources, networking for community building, professional development courses, and workshops for staff, volunteers and board members. The Institute operates under the auspices of the IU Northwest Center for Regional Excellence and is administered by the Center for Regional Excellence and GRANTS, Inc, a local, non-profit technical-assistance and capacity-building organization.

For more information, contact NPI at (219) 981-5673, or email



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