Nonprofit Leadership Institute

Brought to you by the Yellow Springs Community Foundation

March 23-27, 2020
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.

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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

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