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We need your feedback to put our VISTA members to work!

Kathy Graeff and Patty Oneil started their year of service September 4. Since that time they have been diligently working to understand Legacy Foundation, learn about our community, and initiate plans for their work with our nonprofit sector.

They are charged with helping the nonprofit organizations in Cowley County in building connections, assisting with grant-writing and marketing, and creating a countywide volunteer network. When their year of service is completed the work will continue through Legacy Foundation and the Cowley County Service Alliance (CCSA).

For this work, we have defined "nonprofit" organizations to include civic and service clubs with our staffed nonprofit organizations, as well as churches. Essentially, if you are involved with a group where the work is primarily accomplished through volunteers, then we hope you will be involved with this effort.

We've labeled the time of the initial launch during this VISTA service year as theNonprofit Engagement Initiative (NEI).

Please take a few minutes to complete the two short surveys and share this message to others that would benefit from participation. Surveys need to be completed prior to Wednesday, October 31.