Training Opportunities: April and New Valparaiso Series!

Purposeful Committees and Making them Work
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First Financial Bank
4353 S. 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 
Presented by: Dave Sternberg

If you're on a board, you've probably witnessed the best laid plans and initiatives die in a committee. Committees need to be purposeful, and ultimately linked to your strategic goals. Learn how to structure committees to best serve your organization, and identify the need for standing committees vs. task forces to prevent stagnant ideas and conversations. Developing committee job descriptions and recruitment techniques will also be discussed. 
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Save These Dates! New Series Coming to Valparaiso!
Bring your board/staff team to join us for a series of four workshops this summer, beginning May 22. We’re gathering many of the top nonprofit trainers and consultants in the state to teach, inspire, and guide you in re-imagining how your organization can improve its impact and sustainability.

May 22nd: Session #1 – Taking Your Nonprofit to the Next Level

June 12th: Session #2 - Creating a Comprehensive Fundraising Plan

July 10th: Session #3 - Creating a Consistent Message, Plus Data Driven Marketing

August 14th: Session #4 - Better Governance and Fundraising Boards


New Series - Lafayette

2014 Douglas W. Eberle 

Not-for-Profit Board Governance Series

REMINDER! Due to weather, our first session (Feb.5th) was moved to Mar. 5th. The original topic for Mar. 5th was moved to Dec. 3rd - see below.

Location: The Lafayette Country Club, 1500 S. 9th Street, Lafayette IN 47905

NEW Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (exception Mar. 5th: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Cost: $150 / person* for the entire series, or $20 / person for each individual session.*Board members may rotate sessions if one seat is purchased for the organization & scholarships are available for those sending more than one board member. 

This educational series is designed to improve the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening boards of directors, and is being jointly sponsored by NCHS, United Way of Greater Lafayette, and The Greater Lafayette Community Foundation. Leading regional and national instructors, with expertise in topics relating to board governance and leadership, will present information essential to guiding and sustaining Not-For-Profits. This series, named after the late Douglas W. Eberle, is especially designed for the volunteer leaders on the Boards of Not-For-Profit Corporations. The series is open to any Indiana nonprofit, though preference is given to Tippecanoe and surrounding counties, and limited to 100 attendees per session.

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· Mar. 5th - So You’re a Board Member - Now What? (*special time 10am - 3pm)
Chuck Loring - Loring, Sternberg & Associates (BoardSource certified)
· Apr. 2nd - Effective Committees & Meetings
Susan Decker - Susan Decker Consulting (BoardSource certified)
· May 7th - Strategic Planning with Financial Viability
Steve Strang - Spectrum Nonprofit Services
· Jun. 4th - Creating a Fund Raising Culture
Phil Purcell - Ball State Foundation
· Jul. 9th - Financial Accountability for Non-Financial Board Members
Miriam Robeson - Attorney, specialization in nonprofit law
· Aug. 6th - Creating Awareness for Your Mission and Marketing Strategies that Work
Andrew Hayenga - Bohlsen Group, Nonprofit Services
· Sep. 10th - Risk Management Plans
Jennifer Chandler - National Council of Nonprofits
· Oct. 1st - Nonprofit’s Role in Public Policy
Tim Delaney - National Council of Nonprofits
· Nov. 5th - Recruiting and Orienting Board Members
Dave Sternberg - Loring, Sternberg & Associates (BoardSource certified) 
· Dec. 3rd - Board & Staff Relations and Performance  Reviews of Executive Directors   
(rescheduled from original date of March 5th)
Bryan Orander - Charitable Advisors (BoardSource certified)

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New Series - Greencastle & Crawfordsville

2014 Putnam & Montgomery Nonprofit Learning Series

11:00 am - 2:00 pm (unless otherwise noted by * below)

Greencastle Location: (Mar - Jul) 
The Inn at DePauw
2 West Seminary Street
Greencastle, IN 46135

Crawfordsville Location: (Sep - Nov)
Crawfordsville Country Club
3272 W. Country Club Rd. 
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Cost: $100 / person / series, or $15 / person / workshop

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Greencastle Workshops:
· March 11th -  Personal Leadership Development: Discover Your Style & Strengths 
Kris Taylor - Evergreen Leadership
· April 8th - Board Self-Assessments & Building the Board
Bryan Orander - Charitable Advisors (BoardSource certified)
· May 13th - Better Board Meetings & Decision Making
Susan Decker - Susan Decker Consulting (BoardSource certified)
· June 10th - Board's Role in Fundraising
Phil Purcell - Ball State Foundation
· July 8th - Meet the Press - Putnam County Media
panel discussion of media representatives

Crawfordsville Workshops
· *September 9th - Risk Management - How to Manage a Crisis & Develop Contingency Plans 
(*special time 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Jennifer Chandler - National Council of Nonprofits
· *October 14th - Effective Grant Writing: The Journey to Grantsmanship  
(*special time 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Nick Parkevich - Loring, Sternberg & Associates
· November 4th - Meet the Press - Montgomery County Media
panel discussion of media representatives

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For Questions:
Vicki Kirby at the Putnam County Community Foundation 765-653-4978
Paula Reed at the Montgomery County Community Foundation 765-362-1267

New - Volunteerism Workshops!

Volunteer Coordinator Cafe's

This series is brought to you by the United Way Volunteer Center, as a way to connect and promote the services and tools available to any volunteer coordinator. These workshops are free, and open to anyone who works with volunteers. Lunch is provided courtesy of United Way of Greater Lafayette. Registration is required. 

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

West Lafayette Public Library
Walnut Room (upstairs)
208 W. Columbia Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Free, lunch courtesy of the United Way Volunteer Center


Get Connected: Recruitment Strategies for Volunteer Coordinators
February 26th, 2014

Know Your Volunteers... Keep Your Volunteers: Retention Strategies for Volunteer Coordinators
May 28th, 2014

Recognizing Your Volunteers: Recognition Strategies for Volunteer Coordinators
August 27th, 2014

Ask the Experts: Learn the Best Tips of the Trade from Veteran Volunteer Coordinators
November 26th, 2014

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Not-for-Profit Learning Series of the Wabash Valley

NEW SERIES! Not-for-Profit Learning Series of the Wabash Valley
2nd Wednesdays in Oct, Nov, Dec, Mar, Apr, May
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

New Location!
First Financial Bank
4353 South 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 

$100 for all workshops (discounts for bringing board members!)

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