The Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County enriches the local community by strengthening the nonprofit sector through communication, collaboration, professional development, and outreach. It is supported and staffed by United Way of Monroe County, the City of Bloomington, and the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County. NPA hosts a website, publishes a regular e-newsletter, organizes a couple networking events, and supports monthly gatherings of professionals and key volunteers in outreach, development, and advocacy so they can share best practices and challenges.
Monroe County is a community that respects all its citizens and provides opportunities for everyone to participate fully and to reach his or her highest potential. Nonprofits in Monroe County help the community become that place!
Submitting an Announcement to the Newsletter
We publish the NPA newsletter every month, showcasing upcoming nonprofit events and news, resources, and employment opportunities. All submissions should be 100 words or less. Be sure to double check your submissions for all pertinent information and include a short title, contact information, web address, and any cost information. The NPA newsletter needs to receive submissions by the 10th of each month and be distributed around the 15th of each month.
Email your announcements to email@example.com.
Monthly Support Breakfast
This monthly meeting is aimed towards those nonprofit staff members, paid and volunteer, for whom community outreach is a primary job component. It’s an opportunity for colleagues to learn and share from one another’s expertise and experience in this particular area of nonprofit management. Discussion topics are generated from the group with participants volunteering to facilitate, so we invite all members to submit topics that are relevant to you and your work in the community.
There is no registration for the outreach breakfast meeting.
To receive a monthly reminder email for the meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join other professional fundraisers and development directors to discuss best practices and learn from each other. For more information please email Meagan Niese at email@example.com.
Meet the Media
Local media reps provide suggestions on how to get coverage for your meaningful community work. Come prepared to present a story idea no more than one minute long (only one pitch per nonprofit). Plenty of time for one-on-one questions too. Held on or around Valentine’s Day.
What they say about the event…
“Great in-depth conversations with the panelists.”
“I learned to craft my stories specific to the media outlet.”
“I enjoyed learning about attention-grabbing strategies and becoming educated on what other nonprofits are doing.”
Meet the Funders
In this annual event, a panel of experts discusses a topic relevant to nonprofit organizations. In the speed-networking sessions that follow, local organization representatives talk about what they fund and what they look for when selecting nonprofits to fund. They will also answer questions. Held in the Fall.
What they say about the event…
“Met awesome people, got good advice.”
“Very informative. Enjoyed networking portion!”
“I have learned so much, I’m more clear on my next steps.”
For more info on these events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (812) 349-3471.
The NPA has put together a list of available local grants for Monroe County nonprofit organizations.The information presented is subject to change. (Note: NPA and its sponsors present this information without endorsement.) We suggest you contact the granting organization for further details.
Please email us at email@example.com to let us know about grants not included in this list.
Alliance of Bloomington Museums
Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington
Center on Philanthropy at IUPUI
City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department
City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County
Community Organizations File at MCPL
Foundation Center’s Database of Grantmakers at MCPL
The Gayle and Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship
Indiana Grantmakers Alliance
Indiana Office of Faith Based & Community Initiatives
Indiana Room at MCPL
Indiana University Civic Leadership Development
Ivy Tech Community College The Center for Civic Engagement
School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Service Community Assessment of Needs
United Way of Monroe County Nonprofit Resources
(Note: NPA and its sponsors present this information without endorsement.)