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By Olivia Ober

More than 100 non-profits and faith-based organizations will have an opportunity to meet next month with Indiana state agencies and nonprofit professionals to identify resources for funding and other needs.

The Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network and the Indiana Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives have joined forces to host the first Government Grants Symposium on Aug. 1 on the Ivy Tech Community College campus in South Bend.

This will be the first of two symposiums to be held in 2012. Officials said the goal is to nonprofits more resources and an understanding of the value of collaboration.

The symposium will bring together state employees, grant professionals and leaders from the nonprofit sectors.

"Information on government funding sources is requested often by nonprofits in our regions," said Denise Lamphier, northern regional director of Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network. "Giving them the tools and information to navigate through the processes will be immensely valuable."

The symposium will include workshops, presentations and opportunities for those in attendance to observe how state agencies and nonprofits can build relationships to meet the needs of a community.

Those interested in attending the symposium in South Bend can register at http://govgrantsnorth2012.eventbrite.com or can visit http://www.in.gov/ofbci/2659.htm to learn more.

Olivia Ober is a reporter at The Statehouse File, a news service powered by Franklin College journalism students and faculty.

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