Nonprofit Leadership Institute

Brought to you by the Yellow Springs Community Foundation

 

Nonprofit Leadership Institute

May 20–24, 2019

Mon-Thurs 9:30am–4:00pm (lunch provided)

Fri 9:30am-1:30pm (lunch provided)

 

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 for college-age adults. 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 future professional and personal endeavors.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Ages 18-27. Open to Yellow Springs residents who are current degree-seeking college students, recent high school or college graduates, or in a college gap year. Also open to Greene County (Ohio) residents attending a Greene County college.

 

FELLOWSHIP STIPEND

Participants who complete the Nonprofit Leadership Institute will receive a stipend of $300.00 ($10/hr., 30 paid hours) which includes classroom time and 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 John Bryan Community Center and include educational components and activities. Afternoon sessions will be 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. Individual participants will be responsible for arriving at all locations on time. Participants must complete the entire week of activities to receive the fellowship stipend. Partial participation, missed activities or work time, late or inconsistent arrival, or other behavior not suitable for a professional work environment may result in forfeiture of the entire stipend amount. Photo ID must be provided on arrival. Participants must complete an IRS W-9 form and sign a liability and photo release agreement.

 

WAIT LIST & CANCELLATION

Applicants may be placed on a wait list if fellowships have been assigned or for other reasons. Cancellations should be reported before Wed, May 15, 4:30pm.

SCHEDULE

Lunch will be provided each day.

May 20 May 21 May 22 May 23 May 24
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

 

 

Application for a Fellowship Stipend

Yellow Springs Community Foundation

Nonprofit Leadership Institute

 

May 20–24, 2019

A maximum of 15 fellowships will be awarded to attend the Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

 

To apply, email Leadership@yscf.org with the following information:

 

Name

Age (as of Institute dates)

Address

Phone – is text OK?

Email

Preferred method of contact

College you are attending & years completed, or year graduated from high school

Intended major or degree field (if degree-seeking)

Years lived in Yellow Springs or Greene County

Name and contact (phone or email) of a local reference

Any dietary restrictions?

Any other special needs?

 

In a few sentences, explain why you want to attend the Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

 

 

YSCF Nonprofit Leadership Institute Spring 2019 FAQs

 

  1. Who can apply for a YSCF Leadership Fellowship for the May 2019 Leadership Institute?
    Yellow Springs residents who are current degree-seeking college students, recent high school or college graduates, or in a college gap year. Also open to Greene County (Ohio) residents attending a Greene County college. Ages 18-27.
  2. What are the expectations of the Fellows during class and when visiting nonprofits?
    Fellows will be expected to behave in a manner appropriate for a professional work environment, including arriving on time at the John Bryan Center and at local nonprofits. Participants must complete the entire week of activities to receive the fellowship stipend. Partial participation, missed activities or work time, late or inconsistent arrival, or other behavior not suitable for a professional work environment may result in forfeiture of the stipend.
  3. What identification and forms are required?
    Photo ID must be provided at the beginning of the Institute. Participants must complete an IRS W-9 form and sign a liability and photo release agreement. Forms will be available at the Institute.
  4. Is transportation provided?
  5. When will fellowships be awarded?
    Notifications will begin April 15 and continue until all of the fellowships have been awarded or the Institute begins.
  6. What type of work will Fellows do at the nonprofits?
    The learning experience and work will vary according to the nonprofit; learning about the particular environment, whether inside or outside, will likely include some physical work.
  7. Which nonprofits will participate in the institute?
    We are currently seeking commitments from a wide variety of nonprofits that include large and small, with different focuses.
  8. Will curriculum be provided before the Leadership Institute?
    Materials will be available during the Institute.
  9. Will there be an exam at the end?
    No, but participants will collaborate to decide on the last day which nonprofit(s) should receive a small grant.
  10. What if I’m new to the area and don’t have a local reference?
    Apply anyway.
  11. Are there accommodations for physical or other limitations?
    Absolutely—we will work with you. All are encouraged to apply. This is a non-discriminatory process and institute.
  12. Is lunch provided?
    Lunch will be provided Mon–Fri at no cost to participants.