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The Central Illinois Nonprofit Resource Center is a Funding Information Network Partner of The Foundation Center, headquartered in New York City. We are a support center for the philanthropic sector in Central Illinois, offering a variety of workshops as well as online and print resources to assist nonprofits in achieving their goals.

Inside our Summer 2018 Issue

The CINRC has completed another successful series of workshops this past spring.  We had 5 distinct workshops with 4 guest speakers including Dr. Kim Wiley, UIS Public Administration Dept. who gave a workshop on “Program Implementation”; Paula Gramley from Memorial Medical Center provided a workshop on using the Community Health & Socieconomic Data resource for Sangamon, Logan, Morgan & Christian counties; Kristin Olson, Grants Galore, gave an exceptional introduction on grant writing and UIS’ Don Long and Keenan Dungey from UIS’ Research Administration & Research & Institutional Effectiveness, respectively, provided workshop participants with effective project development strategies through their workshop on Logic Models; and as always, I provided a workshop on the Foundation Center’s newly revised Foundation Directory Online, for locating private foundation funding. 

Among the recent UIS graduates this Spring was none other than the CINRC’s very own Bridget Brian.  She interned with the CINRC under the auspices of the Chancellor’s Leadership Lived Experience program for the past several months. Her exceptional social media and organizational skills will be sorely missed.  But we are proud of her successful undergraduate accomplishments in Biology and wish her continued success on the next chapter of her journey.

Brookens Library is undergoing a renovation of the main floor.  The main entrance of the library will be closed for the summer & early part of the fall.  But never feara, we have  provided directions on the detour for getting you into the library, via this entertaining video:

If you come to use the CINRC collection or wish to make an appointment to see me, you will find me and the collection temporarily relocated to the 3rd floor of the library.   My office is right next to the elevator on the 3rd floor and the collection is adjacent to that.  For more on the library main floor renovation project check out:

Although we are in a bit of temporary chaos we will continue to work to provide you with the resources and services that you are accustomed to including community education offerings.  Check out our summer workshop on “Locating Private Foundation Funding” on June 15th (see the registration info in this newsletter) and please feel free to make an appointment if you would like a private consultation. 

Pamela M. Salela, CINRC Coordinator

CINRC Resource Highlight

Foundation Directory Online

The Foundation Center has completely rebuilt and redesigned their database for locating foundation funding. The new graphical interface makes it much easier to quickly determine if a foundation might be a good match for your nonprofit's needs. Come into Brookens Library to check it out and watch your emails for more information about our upcoming Fall 2018 workshop series!



GrantSpace is the Foundation Center’s resource center online. Here you can find a plethora of resources including sample proposals, frequently asked questions, publications and ways to collaborate with others. Perhaps the most valuable resource in GrantSpace are their training opportunities online: They offer free webinars as well as fee-based. There are options for live webinars as well as archived streams. The workshops are usually 60-90 minutes in length and include such topics as: proposal writing, proposal budgeting, storytelling for social media, intro to fundraising planning, social media for nonprofits, and many more. They also have a more extensive 6-week proposal writing course online that costs $225. I have heard that the quality is very good and might be a good option for someone if they are very new to the process and trying to put together a finished product.

Tips from The Foundation Center

When should an organization start looking at grants?

"Would it surprise you to know that some nonprofits have never, and will never, turn to grant funding as part of their development plan?"

Determine when your organization should start looking for grants by reading more at

From the Foundation Center Issue Lab

From the Philanthropy News Digest- Highlight

"Founded in 1983, the Camphill Association of North America is part of an international movement to create communities that meet the needs of children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities through a combination of community life, the arts, and work on the land. Drawing inspiration from the principles of anthroposophy, Camphill communities provide a holistic therapeutic environment in which individuals with disabilities live and work with volunteer staff — known as "coworkers" — as equally valued contributors to the life of the community. Founded in 1966, the Camphill Foundation currently supports more than a hundred communities in fifteen countries."

Read more at:

New Publications in the CINRC

Zen and the Art of Fundraising: 8 Pillars of Success – Alexandra Pia Brovey

“Are you a successful fundraiser? Many of us believe we are. We have attended conferences and seminars over the years. We learned about the stages of getting a gift, best practices, and the latest marketing techniques.

Do these things make us successful? In Zen and the Art of Fundraising: 8 Pillars of Success, Alexandra Pia Brovey shows us that they go part way. She shows that to continue on the path to success, we must possess other traits or qualities, which she calls pillars. These 8 pillars can be honed and strengthened over time.”

The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing, 6th Edition – Jane C. Geever

"In the sixth edition of our essential Guide, author Jane Geever provides detailed instructions on preparing successful grant proposals. Incorporating the results of 40 interviews with grantmakers across the nation, the Guide reveals their priorities in reviewing submissions and provides insight into what makes a winning proposal."

CINRC Calendar

Locating Private Foundation Funding

Pamela Salela, Central Illinois Nonprofit Resource Center

Friday, June 15th; 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; UIS Brookens Library

This workshop will include the following: Demonstration of the specialized database, Foundation Directory Online Professional and information regarding the Foundation Center’s online tutorials and web streams; Introduction to private foundations; Tips about proposal writing and communicating with the foundations; An overview of resources for nonprofits in Brookens Library.


Go to to view all upcoming CINRC events.

Nonprofit Job Openings

Sangamon County Department of Public Health

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health is seeking applicants for its Director of Personal Health Services. This Senior Staff position reports to the Director of Public Health, and will require the successful applicant to have experience in the formulation and development of program policy objectives; supervision, training and evaluation of work activities to insure the successful implementation of numerous large grant programs, including Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Family Case Management, Early Intervention, Emergency Preparedness and Health Families Illinois

Deadline: None. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

More information can be found at


Girl Scouts of Central Illinois

Looking for a summer job? Come to Camp! Horses, Swimming, Adventure & much more is waiting for you at Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Summer Camp. We are seeking positions from Assistant Camp Directors to Lifeguards for our 2018 camp sessions.

Please visit the career section at for details and to apply!


Prairie Council on Aging

Prairie Council on Aging has 2 job opportunities available.

Full Time Case Manager in both the Jacksonville and Carrollton offices to assess needs for elderly clients and coordinate services and investigate abuse of Seniors and persons with disabilities. Bachelor’s Degree in social work, RN or other related fields REQUIRED. Computer literacy a must. Prior case management experience a plus, but not required.

Summer internship available at Prairie Council on Aging. Hourly position, responsibilities include learning online applications for reduced license plates and Medicare part D, prescription help, answering phone calls, and other duties as assigned.

For more information, go to Resumes can be emailed to


Illinois Symphony Orchestra

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra seeks a full-time Director of Development, who will have primary responsibility for executing a comprehensive development program to provide contributed and sponsorship revenue from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies in Springfield and Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. For full details see


Christian Child Care, INC., Lincoln, IL

Christian Child Care, INC. is accepting applications for part-time and full-time teachers. Hours may vary Monday-Friday between 6:30am-5:30pm.

Teacher positions require 60 hours of college credit, including 6 hours in Early Childhood Education, or have completed and approved credentialing coursework.

Successful applicants must pass a background check and be positive, dependable, prompt, and self-motivated.

Apply at (217) 732-5750 or email resumes to:


Mental Health Centers of Western IL

The Mental Health Centers of Western IL has a full time position available for a Counselor at the Hancock County site.

It is preferred that applicants possess a Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work and be a LPC, LSW, LCPC or LCSW. (Consideration will be given to Bachelor's Degree with 2-5 years’ experience in Behavioral Health)

Send Resume to:

Mental Health Centers of Western Illinois

Attn: Joe Little

607 Buchanan Street, Carthage, IL 62321

or via E-Mail to


Little Lambs Learning Center, Lincoln, IL

If you love children, Little Lambs Learning Center would love to have you as part of our team! We have employment, volunteer, and internship positions available.  We are currently looking for lead teachers as well as teacher assistants. We have full time and part time openings for both positions. If you are a student looking for a chance to earn service learning hours, do work for a class, or are looking for an internship, we can help! And of course volunteers are always welcome. Some of the areas volunteers serve include; playing games and reading to children, rocking and feeding babies, garden/yard work, office help, assist with fundraisers, helping in the kitchen or with cleaning, and these are just a few options. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact us! Go to for more information.


Northeast Community Fund, Decatur, IL

Northeast Community Fund is currently seeking an Executive Director candidate. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and leads and directs the day-to-day management and financial oversight to continue to build the future of the Community Fund and to fulfill its mission. For more information, go to


Pathway Services Unlimited, Inc., Jacksonville & Springfield, IL

Looking for a rewarding career? Pathway Services Unlimited, Inc. is hiring for several positions within our agency, including Residential Aides and Assistant Teachers.  Full and part time shifts are available with an attractive benefit package including 11 paid holidays.  Please visit our website,, for more information on qualifications, job descriptions and how to apply. 


Kemmerer Village, Assumption, IL

Kemmerer Village currently has openings for several positions. For more information, go to

Volunteer Opportunities in the Community

Girls on the Run Central Illinois

Girls on the Run Central Illinois inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. At the end of each program season, the GOTR program participants and their coaches complete a non-competitive 5k. Family, friends, supporters and the community are invited to participate in the 5k on May 19th at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield. Volunteer opportunities are available for our 'Time to Shine' 5k, including Happy Hair, Face Painting, Course Marshal, and more. Register to volunteer at

Our non-profit program offers girls in 3rd through 8th grade a 20-lesson curriculum that combines training for a 5k. The lessons inspire girls to become independent thinkers, healthy – mentally and physically, and enhance problem solving skills. Volunteer opportunities are available as coaches, practice partners, 5k volunteers, and committee members. To volunteer, please visit


Distress Bandanna

Distress Bandanna has volunteer opportunities to assemble Distress Bandannas and an open internship opportunity to assist with marketing, social media, phone calls to State Farm Agents, emails to schools, teen driver safety presentations, assembling Distress Bandannas, and or delivering them to the State Police and grant research or writing. Please go to or email for more information.


Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County

Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County has several volunteer opportunities available, including new home builds/renovation projects, wheelchair ramp construction, and volunteering at ReStore. All volunteer opportunities are published in an e-blast weekly and monthly. If you wish to receive these publications, please go to and sign up for the weekly e-blast and/or monthly Build Blast.

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Susan Carrigan at 217-523-2710, ext. 213

Grant Opportunities

Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling

Grant applications are now available for the 2018-2019 grant cycle and are due by September 3, 2018 for use in 2019. We award grants to qualified mental health professionals and counseling graduate students - individuals, groups, agencies in the following categories; professional development, research, social emphasis projects, and school counseling. Additionally, the Foundation hosts educational and networking events throughout the state including our 3rd Annual Workshop Retreat in Springfield planned for Friday, June 29. Go to for more information.

Lincoln Land Community College Courses

Lincoln Land Community College offers short courses on many topics of interest to nonprofits. See their current listings under Community Education Classes:

You’ll find online course listings under the following categories: nonprofit and grant writing

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