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Thank you to all of you VIPs who braved the heat to attend our session on Creative Conflict Resolution for Volunteer Managers. And a special thank you to David Nosko for leading us through an enlightening session - without conflict! Check out some more opportunities to get involved in the Network below.

~Bet, Lucy & Stephanie
The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
News from the Network

Share Your Resources with Your Peers  

Do you have a resource - maybe a volunteer application, volunteer manual, newsletter or volunteer position templates - that you are proud of and would like to share with others in the Bloomington volunteer management community? Now you can do just that! The Volunteer Network is collecting examples of your best materials to share with other Volunteer Network members. This resource library will debut in August with documents of our own - and documents that you have shared with us. Got something to share? Share Your Knowledge...Share Your Files!

Upcoming Events & Trainings

Practical Risk Management:Lessons and Insights 

with Melanie Herman, CEO of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center of Washington, DC 

August 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: Ivy Tech Community College-Lampkin Hall

Risk management in the nonprofit sector is about improving a nonprofit's chances of survival and success in an environment of uncertainty and occasional turbulence.  Though forecasting the future may be impossible, anticipating the future and preparing are essential.  This fast-paced, interactive workshop will explore the blind spots and barriers that obscure our understanding of risk, and outline practical steps every leader can take to understand and treat risks. This workshop also includes a great amount about managing volunteer risks.  

To register contact June Miller at (812) 421-7482 or
Deadline to register is August 10th.

Register for the IU Student Involvement Fair - Sept. 7

The IU Student Involvement Fair Committee is pleased to invite non-profit agencies to the 2011 Student Involvement Fair! The mission of the IU Student Involvement Fair is to provide students with the opportunity to make contact with a wide variety of student organizations, university support services, and community organizations in order to encourage active involvement and enhance their IU experience.
Click here to download the registration form.
Deadline to reserve a table: 8/19/11.

Volunteer Network Community Volunteer Fair at Farmers' Market - Sept. 17

Start your recruitment at this annual Community Volunteer Fair at Farmer's Market !
9 a.m.-Noon
We provide the table and chairs - you bring your recruitment materials and displays. FREE! Register here to save your space .
Grants, Funding & Recognition Programs


Lloyd Olcott Community Service Award

Deadline: August 12

The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to nominate leaders in our community for the Lloyd Olcott Community Service Award. Nominate yourself or your business--or another deserving individual or business!  When selecting a candidate, please keep in mind the criteria for this award which recognizes an individual or business that provide outstanding community service and foster a spirit or volunteerism.  

Application forms are available at: 


Phone: (812) 336-6381

The Chamber Office: 400 West. 7th Street   


2011 Indiana Nonprofit Capacity Building Conference

When: September 28, from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Where: IUPUI Campus Center in Indianapolis.  

The Indiana Nonprofit Capacity Building Conference is a one-day conference where nonprofit and community leaders will network, share best practices, and learn new ideas and innovative strategies. Anyone somewhat involved in with a nonprofit organization, library, business, or related area is welcome to attend.
The winners of the Indiana Achievement Awards (IAA) will be recognized at a celebratory luncheon during the conference.  The IAA awards recognize Indiana nonprofits for exemplary practices.  Winners of the awards each receive a $5,000 cash award, statewide recognition, and a professionally produced organizational video. In the past few years some local Bloomington organizations have received one of these awards which include: Middle Way House in 2003; Sycamore Land Trust in 2007; The WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in 2008; & Mother Hubbard's Cupboard in 2005 and 2009. You could be next!

Visit the Website!  


Service-Based Scholarships and Grants

Attention all program managers with middle and high school student volunteers! Alert your teen volunteers about these exciting opportunities to get funding for college with these service-based scholarships and grants. We've even included special opportunities at IU! Another year of school is fast approaching so why not explore the variety of scholarships and grants available for new and continuing students. Learn More...   


Governor's Service Awards - Nomination Deadline Extended! 

The Governor's Service Awards are Indiana's most prestigious award for volunteer service. Volunteers in your community make an impact. Make sure to recognize them by nominating them for a 2011 Governor's Service Award! Nomination deadline extended until July 29th!

Click Here for the Nomination Form  

Volunteer Resources & Materials

Find us on Facebook "Like" Us on Facebook!  

The Volunteer Network Facebook page is a great source for finding upcoming volunteer opportunities! It is updated weekly with our "Featured 5"  Volunteer Opportunities along with other opportunities in our community. And we enjoy hearing stories about what other nonprofits are doing as well! 'Like us' and we'll make you one of our 'favorites' - giving you even more exposure for your postings. Check out our page here.


New Volunteer Quotes Are Here!! 

Quote Card

Looking for the perfect volunteer quote to include in a 

thank you note or newsletter? We have posted a listing 

of many of the inspirational quotes we have featured in our 

Weekly Volunteer Updates over the past several years. Download our set of 32 colorful and inspirational postcards to get your volunteers inspired and motivated! 

View and Download the Quotes Here! 

Online Recruitment through the Volunteer Network Hints & Tips

Boost Your Recruitment - Get Your Opportunity Featured 

Get some buzz started about volunteer opportunities at your organization by including them in the VolunteerBloomington! weekly update. VolunteerBloomington! is published in the Herald-Times every Wednesday, distributed to thousands via a subscription email list and spotlighted on area radio stations through public service announcements.
  • Log in to your account 
  • Select an opportunity to feature
  • Click on the "edit general information" link
  • Scroll to question #9 and select up to 3 dates to request your opportunity be featured
 It's FREE, it's EASY and it's EFFECTIVE! Update your listings now. 

 Questions? Contact Lucy at 349-3433 or

For best recruitment: Remember to keep your organization and opportunities up to date! Log in to update your listings.
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In This Issue
Upcoming Events & Trainings
Grants, Funding & Recognition Programs
Volunteer Resources & Materials
Quick Links


Save the date for these events and opportunities:
Aug. 17
Practical Risk Management:
Lessons and Insights
(see info at left)

Sept. 7
IU Student
Involvement Fair

Sept. 17
Volunteer Network Community Volunteer Fair at Farmers' Market

September 30
The Essentials: Volunteer Management Training
read more

Oct 12-13
Governor's Conference on Service and Volunteering
read more

Dec 6-7
Because Kids Count Conference
Indianapolis, IN

Save the Date!
April 3, 2012

Be More Awards
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Useful Links

General Resources that may be helpful to your program:

Non-Profit Alliance Weekly E-Newsletter
If you don't already get it -- it contains grant opportunities, new resources, and other useful information -- to subscribe, email

At the Monroe County Public Library: Foundation Center's database and the Library's Grant Collection, resources, books, periodicals, links and much more.

2-1-1 Infolink Web site

2003 Monroe County Service Community Assessment of Needs (SCAN) 

Monroe County Public Library's Community Organizations Database

Community Calendars Listing

Indiana Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives

Indiana Youth Institute

Energize Inc.

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