Category Archives: Events & Actvities

2022 Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Conference

Submit Your Session for the 2022 HCBS Conference ADvancing States is accepting session submissions for the 2022 Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Conference. Submit your session today for the opportunity to present to more than 1,500 attendees on August 14-18 in Washington, D.C. The Call for Sessions for the 2022 HCBS Conference will be open until April 15, 2022 – Submit today!
We are seeking original, thought-provoking sessions about creative approaches, innovative models, and emerging trends in the landscape of LTSS programs and HCBS service delivery as well as the pressing issues facing aging and disabilities programs.
Share your work on any of the following topics:Consumer-Directed ServicesEmployment Services and SupportsFederal Regulations and PolicyHousing Supports and ServicesInnovation and TechnologyMedicaid Waiver ProgramsManaged Long-Term Services and SupportsPrevention of Abuse, Neglect and ExploitationQuality ImprovementTransportation ServicesOther related work in Long-Term Services and Supports for older adults and people with disabilities!  
Consider working with partners within state government to develop a panel of presenters, as we will give special preference to submissions which showcase state partnerships.
Submit your Session
Every year, the HCBS Conference gathers the best presentations from state and federal agencies around improving systems that deliver long-term services and supports (LTSS) for all ages and abilities.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HCBS CONFERENCE
The 2022 HCBS Conference will be a hybrid virtual/in-person event. We are currently accepting in-person and virtual session proposals. You will be able to select your preferences on the session submission form.

Network for Good – Got Any Plans for Wednesday, March 30th? If Not, Join Us!

All-In-One Donor Management Jumpstart Partner Program
Upcoming Webinars Mini Virtual Conference: No Nonprofit Left Behind. Join us for a half day full of informative and applicable sessions (take a look at the schedule below)! You’ll learn how small organizations can capitalize on new trends in fundraising. Register to attend the live event or to receive a recording of all of the sessions via email afterwards!

Don’t Miss Out! Mindfulness for Nonprofit Professionals: How to Conquer Pandemic Stress Join Meico Whitlock from 1:00-1:30 EST for an informal mindfulness meditation session focused on conquering pandemic stress. We’ll do a brief practice together and talk about what mindfulness is (and isn’t) and how it can help combat work-related stress. Getting Your Nonprofit On Board with Crypto Giving Struggling to get your Board on board with crypto? Join Tina Roh from 1:35-2:05 EST to learn how to address or minimize the common concerns and accept crypto support with minimal hassle for your nonprofit. How to Create a One-Sentence Message That Moves People to Donate. This session will connect your mission with your impact and give you clarity in your messaging while creating a compelling reason to give. Join Rachel Bearbower from 2:10-2:40 for an easy-to-follow method and walk away with your own impact statement. Small Shop Stewardship Strategies That Give You Time Back in Your Day You know stewardship is important, but you’re operating solo. There’s so much to do and so little time! What if you could find ways to do personalized stewardship at scale that was also meaningful in building donor relationships? Join Cherian Koshy from 2:45-3:15 EST to find out how. Register now

Check out our most recent content Top Takeaways from 2 Real-World Virtual and Hybrid Fundraisers In this blog post, we look at real-world examples of successful virtual and hybrid fundraisers and the insights we can gain from them.

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Explore More What Do Your Board Members Need During a Capital Campaign? The success of your campaign will require your board to be fully supportive. Board roles in capital campaigns fall into two categories, governance responsibilities and individual participation.

Read More The Accidental Fundraiser Podcast: From Trenches to Triumph In this episode, we’re recapping highlights and reflecting on key takeaways and themes that emerged from our conversations in season 1. Listen in to hear why experience isn’t everything, and why your mission and connections matter more than anything else.

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Lebanon County Day of Caring

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Lancaster County Community Forum

Naloxone Coupon

Attached is the Pennsylvania Narcan Co-pay Assistance Program coupon, which covers the co-pay for Narcan up to the full cost of the mediation (must be paired with a primary insurance). Anyone can take this to any pharmacy, and combined with the state-wide standing order – this means anyone in PA should be able to get Narcan for free from any pharmacy! Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Community Events and Educational Opportunities

Joining Forces Community Forum (In person)
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Topics: Data snapshot of Lancaster County, Addressing Stigma in Lancaster County
More details are on the attached invitation.

Please RSVP by April 15th to

Trauma-Informed Conference Program (Virtual)

You are cordially invited to take part in our spring conference: Resiliently Grounded & Growing: Practices to Cultivate Well-Being. The conference is FREE, it is entirely VIRTUAL, and will be offered in 2 parts. All details about registration, speakers, topics, etc are in the attached flyer. Feel free to share with anyone in your networks who may be interested. Hope to “see” you there!

YWCA Lancaster: Race Against Racism – Saturday, April 30 – Musser Park

We’re just over one month away from the biggest and longest consecutively run Race Against Racism in the nation! 
On April 30, you can join thousands of your community members in the movement to end racism in Lancaster. We will keep running until injustice is rooted out; institutions are transformed, and the world sees women, girls and people of color the way we do: Equal, Powerful, Unstoppable.
Saturday, April 30th at 9am
Lancaster City
This year we’re offering more ways to race than ever before!
5k Race, April 30
Back in-person at Musser Park, rain or shine! The race you know and love: a certified 5 kilometers/3.1 mile course looping through Lancaster City.
Self-Guided Historical Race
Back by popular demand! Helping local history come alive, the self-guided course will feature a curated Race Against Racism playlist with music and local voices about historic stops along the route to learn and experience Lancaster City’s history in an impactful way.
Kids’ Fun Run
Taking place right after the 5k! A 100 yard dash for kids through age 12, that kicks off after the 5k race at approximately 10:30 a.m. Registration is required. All children receive a participation ribbon!

For more information and to register contact

Save the date and join Lebanon Family Health Services for this year’s Splash of Color Art Auction & Fundraiser!

Lebanon Family Health Services is excited to announce our 8th annual “Splash of Color” event, June 18th, 2022, at the Red Headed League’s Worrilow Room and the Farmers Market Mezzanine in Lebanon, PA. This juried art auction and fundraising event to support Lebanon Family Health Services hosts over 100 guests! This year’s Splash of Color theme is all about the five senses. With your help, we want to explore how people of our community connect with, enjoy, and internalize art through sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste. So, please mark your calendar for June 18th, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Our mailing address is:
615 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

Education Program – Lancaster County Planning


Conference Room 102

Lancaster County Government Center

150 North Queen Street

Lancaster, PA 17602

Topics of webinars do not necessarily reflect the views of Lancaster County Planning or the County of Lancaster.

About this event:
How community planners and other local leaders can utilize the agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resource & Conservation Service (NRCS) & United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD), for community plan creation and implementation is the focus of this session. We will discuss how these agencies can assist community development in agricultural and non-agricultural areas.

When Americans hear USDA, usually food and farming come to mind. But the USDA RD not only supports agricultural producers; it also supports the communities where these farmers and their families live. The agency has the role of administering more than 50 loan and grant programs to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas by supporting infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities (schools, public safety, and health care); and high-speed internet access.

And since 1935, the NRCS has provided leadership in a partnership effort to help America’s private landowners and managers conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources. NRCS employees provide technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer’s specific needs. The agency’s Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) program provides technical assistance to land-users, communities, units of state and local government, and other Federal agencies in planning and implementing conservation systems.


• Dayana Estades, USDA NCS

• Robert Morgan, USDA RD


• Peter Wulfhorst, Penn State Extension

This webinar is part of the Penn State Extension Land Use Webinar series.

AICP Credits: 1.25 ASLA Credits: 1.25

Group viewing brought to you by Lancaster County Planning.

Lancaster County Planning strives to provide educational opportunities for our planning partners – professional planners, municipalities, consultants, designers, engineers, local planning commissions, and interested citizens. In 2022, we will continue to provide an opportunity for our partners to join us at our office to view a mix of live and recorded webinars we have purchased or registered for from various sources on a variety of planning topics. Many of these programs will provide AICP CM and ASLA continuing education credits. Due to site license restrictions, we are not able to share our webinar access information with interested parties. For independent access, please contact the webinar provider directly.

For questions related to this event, please contact 717-299-8333 or email

Sign Up for United Way Lebanon County – Day of Caring

  Join Us for Our 25th Day of Caring Saturday, April 23, 2022   Each year, hundreds of volunteers head out to volunteer projects throughout the county. Some are cleaning streets, painting, landscaping and gardening, reading to children, and more. Our goal is to make as much of an impact as possible in a single day for our local nonprofits.   The staffing shortages brought on by the pandemic are greatly affecting these organizations who provide critical services to our community. By having volunteers tackle some of the projects that had been put on the back burner, they are able to keep their focus on ensuring the needs of our neighbors are met.     Sign up by April 1 to volunteer, and you will get a free LIVE UNITED t-shirt!
Sign Up Today!
  Thank you to our 2022 premiere sponsor:
  Does your nonprofit, church, etc. need help with a project? Contact Flame Vo.
  Community Impact Grants   We are pleased to announce the availability of $100,000 in community impact funding to nonprofits serving the Lebanon County community.   Applicants must demonstrate an alignment with United Way’s areas of focus: Connecting families to community resources to help them improve their economic self-dependence. Removing barriers to learning for our most vulnerable children because education is the path to self-dependence. Giving all children a strong start in life.   Grants will be awarded based upon number of applications received that align with United Way of Lebanon County’s areas of focus.   Applications will be accepted through noon on Friday, April 8, 2022.
Apply Now
  Have Questions or Need Help? Contact
  Questions or comments about this newsletter? Contact Flame Vo, Director of Marketing & Communications.
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Volunteer opportunities UPMC Outpatient Annville – Thursday April 7, 9am – 12pm