Issue 98 • September 2023


September 27, 2023
Proposal Development Workshop with Candid
at Lakeland Community College


Contact Information for the Nonprofit and Public Service Center

Directions to Lakeland and Campus Map

Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50

Get Connected Lake Geauga

Tips for Accessing Foundation Directory Online at Lakeland



Ohio Ethics Law Training

Ohio Sunshine Laws Training


For updates and more information on our programs, please:

Contact us
Phone: 440-525-7583

Visit us online
Lakeland Nonprofit and Public Service Center


Application deadline extended: Lake-Geauga Fund accepting proposals for fall grant opportunity

The Lake-Geauga Fund, an advised fund of the Cleveland Foundation, is currently seeking proposals from eligible nonprofit organizations serving residents of Lake and Geauga counties. The deadline to apply is Sept. 25, 2023 by 5 p.m.

Visit their website here to learn more, or click here to watch a recording of their recent technical assistance webinar.

Don't forget to register!

Proposal Development Workshop with Candid

Join Dave Holmes from Candid for a two-part training in writing a grant to a private funder. Come for both morning and afternoon if you are new to grant writing or are looking for a refresher.

Lending their expertise to the workshop, we will be joined by:

Andrew Katusin, program officer, Cleveland Foundation

Indigo Bishop, program officer, St. Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland

Matt Carter, senior advisor, Grants Plus

The morning: Learn the basics of putting an effective grant proposal together. Understand the basic outline of a typical proposal; learn the importance of the need, program description and budget; and get answers to your questions about structure and connecting to a potential funder.

Lunch break: Lunch is provided for full day attendees.

The afternoon: Experienced grant writers are invited to join the afternoon session of this workshop. Bring a proposal with you—and your toughest questions! Learn about refining your grant proposal for specific funders; hear from a panel of funding experts and grant makers who will offer insights and suggestions; and get a chance to get peer and expert feedback in a small group session.

Questions? Please contact Jen Smyser at

Sept. 27, 2023
Lakeland Community College

Morning: 10 a.m. – noon
Lunch break
Afternoon: 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Full day registration: $85 (includes lunch)
Half day registration: $35


Registration is open for the next cohort of the Nonprofit CEO/Executive Director Peer Advisory Group!

The Lakeland Institute’s Nonprofit/Executive Director Peer Advisory Group is where CEOs and executive directors turn for confidential discussion and tactical advice for tackling strategic issues. Working sessions tap into the knowledge of the group uncovering ideas and solutions to help members improve performance and outcomes.

Each cohort of the peer advisory group brings together a diverse cross section of nonprofit CEOs and executive directors who are interested in and committed to furthering their own personal leadership development. During monthly sessions, participants will have an opportunity to build supportive relationships and exchange best practices and ideas that will help to grow and enhance the operations of their respective nonprofit organizations.

Registration is open for the next cohort of the Nonprofit CEO/Executive Director Peer Advisory Group. Reserve your spot now! Limited membership for this cohort! Please complete this participation form.

Contact Amy Sabath at The Lakeland Institute for more information at

Hosted by The Lakeland Institute, of the Nonprofit Center at Lakeland Community College

Development Roundtable

However you approach fundraising and development, there’s always something new to learn. If you’re making plans for the fall, please consider joining the Development Roundtable. This informal group shares resources, opportunities and our collective wisdom to strengthen relationships and increase capacity within the nonprofit and public service sectors in Northeast Ohio.

The Development Roundtable is offered as part of an annual membership that includes monthly gatherings. Please contact Jen Smyser at with any questions. Register using the link below.


Lake Metroparks: looking for volunteers!

Don’t miss the upcoming events and volunteer opportunities at Lake Metroparks:

Candy Land flyer volunteers 2023.pdf

Fall Harvest Wknds for volunteers 2023.pdf

Halloween Drive Thru Volunteers 2023.pdf

Magical Hoo-loween Volunteers 2023.pdf

Nature Game Day volunteer flyer 2023.pdf

Candid resources available

If you are looking for additional resources and support with developing proposals, please consider using the online resources available on the Candid website (scroll down for live and ondemand training) and YouTube channel. Don’t forget that the full professional version of Foundation Directory Online is available for you to use free of charge at the Lakeland Library. You can use it anytime the library is open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Friday, 8 a.m. – noon | CLOSED: Saturday & Sunday. | CLOSED: Nov. 23-26 - Thanksgiving Holiday | Changes to hours will be posted on the library website. The library is located on the third floor of C-Building (Room C-3051). If you would like assistance working with this database, you can set up an appointment with a reference librarian between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Please call 440.525.7424 or email

Looking for board members? Have employment opportunities?

If you are looking for new board members or have job openings within your organization, please let us know ( so we can share the opportunity in our newsletter.

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