Nonprofit Leadership Institute

The Nonprofit Leadership Institute (NLI) engages and inspires community service by introducing students to the Yellow Springs area nonprofits. The NLI fosters an understanding of nonprofits, builds leadership skills, and provides service opportunities with hands-on work experience within the Yellow Springs community for professional and personal endeavors. The NLI is the YSCF foundational training program for the Miller Fellow Program, and is a requirement for all Miller Fellowships.

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For more information on each NLI offered, click on the links below:

YSHS NLI 2020

Greene County NLI 2020

Antioch College NLI 2020

YSHS NLI 2020

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
March 23-27, 2020
Mon-Thurs 9:30am–4:00pm (lunch provided)
Fri 9:30am-1:30pm (lunch provided)

Download the YSHS Nonprofit Leadership Institute Flyer

Apply Now Create a login and click on the YSHS NLI 2020 application.

In an effort to generate educational and service opportunities for the Yellow Springs community, to provide service to nonprofits, and to bring together students and the local nonprofit community, the Yellow Springs Community Foundation is offering a week-long Nonprofit Leadership Institute, developed especially for young people. Participants will gain educational and hands-on work experience with Yellow Springs area nonprofits. The Institute is intended to raise awareness about nonprofits—where they are, what they do, how they operate, and their value to communities. The Institute will focus on knowledge about and exposure to professional work environments, communication, grants, and the importance of volunteerism and philanthropy. Participants will also have opportunities to work with nonprofit employees. This will build leadership skills and exposure for professional and personal endeavors.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to Yellow Springs High School juniors and seniors. There will be a cost of $300 for the week-long Institute. Scholarships will be available based on need. A maximum of 15 fellowships will be awarded to attend the Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS / SENIOR PROJECT

Thirty-five (35) hours of community service will be awarded or can be used as Senior Project.

FELLOWSHIP STIPEND

Participants who complete the Nonprofit Leadership Institute will receive a stipend of $100.00 ($10/hr., 10 paid hours) for nonprofit site work. Lunch will be provided each day.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A letter of recommendation must accompany the application.
  • Participants must commit to the full week of activities, work collaboratively and complete all of the week’s activities, and arrive on time and prepared for each work day.
  • Morning sessions will take place at the YSCF location and include educational components and activities.
  • Afternoon sessions will be site visits and work at the local nonprofits. All locations will be in the Yellow Springs area and may be walkable depending on conditions and preferences.

WAIT LIST & CANCELLATION

Applicants may be placed on a wait list if fellowships have been assigned or for other reasons.

SCHEDULE

Lunch will be provided each day.

March 23 March 24 March 25 March 26 March 27
9:30-

1:30

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Nonprofits 101: How they work, what they do

WORK

ENVIRONMENTS

Practices, management, coordination

COMMUNICATION & MARKETING

Professional writing, media, public outreach

FINANCIALS & PLANNING

Funding, grants, strategic planning

DEBRIEF &

GRANT AWARD

Grants review, criteria, and practices

1:30-
4:00
Site and work visit with nonprofit Site and work visit with nonprofit Site and work visit with nonprofit Site and work visit with nonprofit

Apply Now Create a login and click on the YSHS NLI 2020 application.

Greene County NLI 2020

Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
May 18-21, 2020
Mon-Thurs 9:30am–4:00pm (lunch provided)
Fri 9:30am-1:30pm (lunch provided)

Apply Now Create a login and click on the Greene County NLI 2020 application.

In an effort to generate educational and service opportunities for the Yellow Springs community, provide service to nonprofits, and engage students and the local nonprofits, the Yellow Springs Community Foundation (YSCF) is offering a week-long Nonprofit Leadership Institute (NLI), developed for young adults ages 18-27. Participants will gain educational and hands-on work experience with Yellow Springs area nonprofits. The Institute is intended to raise awareness about nonprofits—where they are, what they do, how they operate, and their value to communities. The Institute will focus on knowledge about and exposure to professional work environments, communication, grants, and the importance of volunteerism and philanthropy. Participants will also have opportunities to work with nonprofit employees, build leadership skills and exposure for future professional and personal endeavors.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to Yellow Springs and Greene County residents ages 18-27 years. There will be a cost of $300 for the week-long Institute. Scholarships will be available based on need. A maximum of 15 fellowships will be awarded to attend the Greene County Nonprofit Leadership Institute 2020.

FELLOWSHIP STIPEND

Participants who complete the Nonprofit Leadership Institute will receive a stipend of $100.00 ($10/hr., 10 paid hours) for nonprofit site work. Lunch will be provided each day.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Participants must commit to the full week of activities, work collaboratively and complete all of the week’s activities, and arrive on time and prepared for each work day.
  • Morning sessions will take place at the YSCF location and include educational components and activities.
  • Afternoon sessions will be site visits and work at the local nonprofits. All locations will be in the Yellow Springs area and may be walkable depending on conditions and preferences.

WAIT LIST & CANCELLATION

Applicants may be placed on a wait list if fellowships have been assigned or for other reasons.

SCHEDULE

Lunch will be provided each day.

May 18 May 19 May 20 May 20 May 21
9:30-

1:30

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Nonprofits 101: How they work, what they do

WORK

ENVIRONMENTS

Practices, management, coordination

COMMUNICATION & MARKETING

Professional writing, media, public outreach

FINANCIALS & PLANNING

Funding, grants, strategic planning

DEBRIEF &

GRANT AWARD

Grants review, criteria, and practices

1:30-
4:00
Site and work visit with nonprofit Site and work visit with nonprofit Site and work visit with nonprofit Site and work visit with nonprofit

Apply Now Create a login and click on the Greene County NLI 2020 application.

Antioch College NLI 2020

Application Deadline: January 10, 2020
Date TBD
Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm (lunch provided)
Sunday 10:00am-2:0pm (lunch provided)

Apply Now Create a login and click on the Antioch College NLI 2020 application.

The Nonprofit Leadership Institute (NLI) engages and inspires community service by introducing Antioch College students to the Yellow Springs area nonprofits. The NLI fosters an understanding of nonprofits, builds leadership skills, and provides service opportunities with hands-on work experience within the Yellow Springs community for professional and personal endeavors. It is the YSCF foundational training program and a requirement for all Miller Fellowships.

ELIGIBILITY

Participants must be a full time registered student of Antioch College in good standing.

FELLOWSHIP STIPEND

Participants who complete the YSCF Nonprofit Leadership Institute will receive a stipend of $140.00 ($10/hr for 14 paid hours) for training.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Participants must complete YSCF Job Training & Work Sessions and activities, work collaboratively, arrive on time, and be prepared for each work session.
  • YSCF Job Training Sessions will take place at the YSCF location and include educational components and activities.
  • YSCF Work Sessions will include site visits and work at local nonprofits. All locations will be in the Yellow Springs area and may be walkable depending on conditions and preferences.

Apply Now Create a login and click on the Antioch College NLI 2020 application.