September & October Training Opportunities

Purposeful Committees and Charges
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Inn at DePauw
2 West Seminary Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
Presented by: Susan Decker

Part of the 2015 Putnam & Montgomery Nonprofit Learning Series, this workshop will help you better understand how to make the most of your time in committee work. If you're on a board, you've probably witnessed the best laid plans and initiatives die in a committee.  Committees and committee meetings need to be purposeful, and ultimately linked to your strategic goals. This workshop will educate your board on structuring committees that will serve your organization best.
$15.00 if paid in advance
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Developing a Fundraising Plan
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Lafayette Country Club
1500 S. 9th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
Presented by: Angela White, CFRE Johnson Grossnickle & Associates

Part of the Douglas W. Eberle Not-for-Profit Board Governance Series: An effective, written fundraising plan provides a critical road map to increasing philanthropic support of your not-for-profit. Angela White, CFRE, Senior Consultant and CEO of Johnson Grossnickle & Associates will lead us through an interactive workshop as we:
-  Examine national and regional philanthropic trends as they relate to developing a fundraising plan; Explore benchmarks and metrics to be included in a fundraising plan; Identify the roles of board and staff in the successful implementation of a fundraising plan; Elevate your own plans by incorporating fresh ideas as we learn from our peers.

Conflict Management for Staff and Volunteers + Recruitment Strategies
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Corporate Square
1st Floor Conference Room
2901 Ohio Blvd. 
Terre Haute, IN 47903
Presented by: Alan Witchey, Executive Director of CHIP - Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, Indianapolis

Part of the Fall Session of the Nonprofit Learning Series, Alan Witchey, who led the United Way of Central Indiana Volunteer Center for over six year and has recently been appointed to Executive Director of CHIP Indianapolis, will share his vast expertise in volunteer management, and all that comes with it! This session will focus on how to address conflict when it arises, especially in the delicate relationship that exists between staff and our much needed volunteers. These conflict management strategies will benefit any organization. Alan will also give us his biggest tips when recruiting volunteers... and how to avoid conflict through clear communications right from the start. Please join us next week for this valuable opportunity. 
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Symposium for Women in Nonprofit Leadership
Friday, October 2nd, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Registration & Coffee begin at 8:15 am)
Four Points by Sheraton 
1600 Cumberland Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Join us this Fall as we welcome nearly 200 nonprofit leaders from across Indiana for a day designed to inform, motivate and educate. The Symposium offers four focus areas:
Personal Development, Leadership and Management, Fundraising, and Communication and Professionalism. 

Our keynote speakers will be Susan Bulkeley Butler "Women Count - A Guide to Changing the World" and Vicki Floyd Clark "11 Commandments for Wildly Successful Women"

The Symposium is dedicated to those whose careers exist for the pursuit of better communities across Indiana - be it in health, human services, arts, culture, environment, education, etc. This is a time for leaders to grow both professionally and personally in a day of engagement, inspiration and refreshment. We hope you will consider joining us for this amazing day! 
Less than 50 seats remain!
$89.00 ($49.00 for United Way's)
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Marketing and Crafting Your Message
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Inn at DePauw
2 West Seminary Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
Presented by: Andrew Hayenga, Bohlsen Group

Do you have a consistent message - a story that you, your staff, your board can relay when speaking about your organization? The team of the Nonprofit Division of Bohlsen Group has designed this workshop to help you compose and fine-tune your organizational narrative, and use data to effectively market that narrative for best success. Various marketing strategies using multiple forms of media will be discussed in a setting that relies on hands on activity and attendee interaction. Story telling is what marketing is all about, and every nonprofit has a story to tell. What’s your story?
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A Day with Phil Purcell: Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
Lafayette Country Club, 1500 S. 9th Street, Lafayette

Ethical Fundraising (lunch Session: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Part of the AFP / Governance Lunch & Learn, This seminar will review the best practices for ethical fundraising.  Ethical standards of practice will be used to explore specific issues relative to protecting confidentiality, avoiding conflicts of interest, assuring competent advice, compliance with legal rules, and fair compensation.  Dealing with donor restrictions on gifts with appropriate negotiation and documentation will be explored in detail.  Case studies will be used to share specific "real world" examples of ethical violations.  Questions and discussion will be encouraged!
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Legal and Ethical Integrity: Avoiding Fraud and Lawsuits (afternoon Session: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Part of the Douglas W. Eberle Not-for-Profit Board Governance Series, This highly interactive seminar will review legal and ethical requirements and best practices for nonprofit governance and management.  The discussion will include a review of responsibilities of volunteer boards of directors, other volunteers and staff.  Specific topics will include policies and procedures for avoiding conflicts of interest, private inurement and self-dealing, as well as best practices for legal documentations, accounting, IRS reporting, fundraising, donor relations and more.  Both state and federal laws considerations will be shared. Questions will be encouraged.
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Designing a Fundraising Plan
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Corporate Square
1st Floor Conference Room
2901 Ohio Blvd. 
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Presented by: Susan Decker, BoardSource Certified Governance Consultant and Faculty at St. Mary-of-the-Wood

Do you have a fundraising plan? What are your strategies? Do you have measurable objectives  to see if you're making progress? Is the return on investment worth your time? These are just some the questions that speaker and consultant, Susan Decker will address with our workshop of "Designing a Fundraising Plan". Part of the Wabash Valley Nonprofit Learning Series this workshop will help participants craft a mission based plan for both board and staff, and provide them with direction on how to achieve their fundraising goals. 
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AFP / Governance Lunch & Learn - Lafayette

AFP / Governance Lunch & Learn - Extended Day of Learning

The Douglas W. Eberle Not-for-Profit Governance  Series and (AFP) Association of Fundraising Professionals will partner again in 2015 to bring more educational opportunities to those serving in the nonprofit sector.

Four sessions are planned for 2015 as an extension of the regularly scheduled Governance Series. The “Partnership Lunch & Learn” will begin with lunch and carry through to the Governance Series in the afternoon. The sessions will focus on a fundraising topic that coincides with the Governance Series topic. 

Participants are encouraged to attend both  sessions, which are held at the Lafayette Country Club, 1500 S. 9th Street, Lafayette IN 47905. The cost for each    session is only $20, and covers lunch and handouts.



Governance Series - Lafayette

2015 Douglas W. Eberle 

Not-for-Profit Board Governance Series

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

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 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. 

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, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network and The Greater Lafayette Community Foundation. 

National and regional presenters with expertise in board governance will present information essential to guiding and sustaining nonprofits. This series, named after the late Douglas W. Eberle, is especially designed for the volunteer leaders on the nonprofit boards. 

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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Feb. 4th - Planning for the Future: Sustainable Nonprofits
Steve Zimmerman - Spectrum Nonprofit Services

Mar. 4th - Board's Guide to Financials: Everything You Wanted to Know About Nonprofit Financials... But Were Afraid to Ask
Lynn Greggs - Simons Bitzer and Associates

Apr. 1st - Strategies for Fundraising Boards
Chuck Loring - Loring, Sternberg & Associates (BoardSource Certified)
* plus special extended day for fundraising tips - view details

May 6th - Toxic Charity
Robert Lupton, Author of Toxic Charity
* plus special lunch option for additional board members - details to come

Jun. 3rd - Leveraging Board Member's Skills and Influence
Susan Decker - St. Mary of the Woods Faculty (BoardSource Certified)
* plus special extended day for fundraising tips - view details

Jul. 1st - Board Transformation from the Trenches
Peg Smith and Ann Sheets - Executive Director and Board President of American Camp Association

Aug. 5th - Millennial Board Members and Strategies for Engagement
Derrick Feldman - Achieve
* plus special extended day for fundraising tips - view details

Sep. 2nd - Developing a Fundraising Plan
Angela White - Johnson Grossnickle and Associates 

Oct. 7th - Legal and Ethical Integrity: Avoiding Fraud and Lawsuits
Phil Purcell - Attorney, Ball State Foundation
* plus special extended day for fundraising tips - view details

Nov. 4th - The Nonprofit Marketing Guide
Kivi Leroux Miller - Author of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide

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Nonprofit Learning Series - Greencastle & Crawfordsville

2015 Putnam & Montgomery Nonprofit Learning Series

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Crawfordsville Location: (Feb - May)
Crawfordsville Country Club
3272 W. Country Club Rd. 
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

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

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

To Register

Questions contact:

Paula Reed (Montgomery Co.)
Vicki Kirby (Putnam Co.)

Crawfordsville Workshops:
· February 3rd -  Planning for the Future: Sustainable Nonprofits
Steve Zimmerman - Spectrum Nonprofits
· March 3rd - Board Orientation and Engagement
Susan Decker - St. Mary of the Woods (BoardSource certified)
· April 7th - Outcomes: Telling Your Story with Results
June Miller - Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network (BoardSource certified)
· May 5th - Toxic Charity
Robert Lupton - Author, Toxic Charity

Greencastle Workshops:
· August 4th - Strategies for Your Fundraising Plan
Nick Parkevich - Loring, Sternberg & Associates
· September 1st - Purposeful Committees and Charges  
Susan Decker - St. Mary of the Woods (BoardSource certified)
· October 6th - Marketing and Crafting Your Message
Andrew Hayenga - Bohlsen Group                                  
· November 3rd - Board's Guide to Finances: Everything You Wanted to Know About Nonprofit Financials, but Were Afraid to Ask 
Lynn Greggs - Simon Bitzer & Associates

To Register

For Questions:

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