The Indiana University Northwest Non-Profit Institute is hosting its February Brown Bag Lunch Series on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 11:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. in Room 201 of the Library Conference Center. The program will be facilitated by Debbie Thomas, Ph.D., executive director of the IU Northwest Center for Regional Excellence, who will present the program Civic Engagement - How to Develop Community Based Partnerships with Faculty and Students. Also, Tameka Emory, of IU Northwest Career Services, will discuss Creating and Implementing Internships with Impact.
The Brown Bag Lunch Series is free and open to the public. The series is designed to provide a forum for non-profit executives, board members, staff, volunteers, and organizations to take part in mini-workshops with user-friendly handouts that address day to-day organizational issues and situations related to the management and development of non-profits. These discussions are held on the third Thursday of each month.
Upcoming Brown Bag Lunch Series workshops include: on March 19, IRS Do’s and Don’ts – What You Need to Know Prior to April 15, hosted by IRS representative Deborah Knox; and, on April 16, You Have a List of Donors – Now What? How to Increase Individual Donor Gifts, hosted by Carol Nordstrom, Ph.D., of Non-Profit Connections. Both programs have an 11:30 a.m. starting time and will also be held in Room 201 of the Library Conference Center.
The mission of the IU Northwest Non-Profit Institute is to provide education, research and technical assistance that will increase the capacity and sustainability of non-profits for fund development, service provision, outcome measurements, and impact throughout Lake County. NPI is a resource center where Northwest Indiana non-profits may receive information, consulting services and training to increase staff, board and volunteer development and organizational capacity.
NPI is sponsored in part by the Lake Area United Way and co-sponsored by the IU Northwest Center for Regional Excellence (CRE), IU Northwest Library and Data Center, and GRANTS Inc. The CRE’s mission is to foster learning, scholarship, discovery, creativity and service through university and community engagement and outreach in the seven counties of Northwest Indiana. GRANTS Inc. stands for Grant Research and Non-Profit Training Services, Inc. It provides professional development to agencies serving children, families and the disabled in Northwest Indiana. NPI offers a variety of services related to grant-writing and grant review, fundraising, program design, evaluation, organizational development, volunteer management, board development and strategic planning, and leadership development, all at no cost.
For more information, or to RSVP for the Brown Bag Lunch Series, please contact NPI at (219) 981-5673.