2/26/2015

Not-for-Profit Learning Series of the Wabash Valley - Terre Haute


2015 SERIES! Nonprofit Learning Series


* March 12th - 
Strategic Planning: Road Maps for the Future
* April 9th - 
Donor Communication and Retention
* May 14th - 
The Board and Staff Partnership & Executive Transition
* August 13th - 
The Cure to the Special Event Bug: Purposeful Fundraising
* September 3rd - 
Conflict Management for Staff and Volunteers & Recruitment Strategies
* October 8th - 
Designing a Fundraising Plan

Time / Location / Cost:
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ivy Tech 
Center for Information Technology (CIT) building
Room H240
Terre Haute, IN 
$100 for all workshops To Register

Strategic Planning: Road Maps for the Future (Terre Haute)
Thursday, March 12th
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ivy Tech  - Center for Information Technology
(CIT) Building, Room #H240
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Presented by: Jillian Henry, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network

Kicking off the Wabash Valley Nonprofit Learning Series, this workshop will put you on the road to better planning for 2015 and beyond
Does your nonprofit have a strategic plan? More importantly... do you use it? This workshop will discuss the importance of a strategic plan, various models of strategic plans, and the process to developing and implementing a plan that works. Vision, Mission, Goals, Objectives, Strategies and Tactics will be discussed.  If your previous or current strategic plan is sitting in a binder collecting dust, or you are looking to begin the planning process for your organization, this workshop is for you. 
$20.00
To Register

Donor Communication and Retention (Terre Haute)
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ivy Tech - Center for Information Technology 
(CIT) Bldg. Room #H240
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Presented by: Wayne Robbins, Bloomerang

Part of the Wabash Valley Nonprofit Learning Series, this workshop will focus on both communicating with your donors and keeping your donors. 

Getting your story right is the key to successful donor communications. Do you know your audience? Are you grabbing their attention? Are you stirring their emotions? In this session, we will cover the tenets of effective written communications based on the principles of Tom Ahern, one of the foremost authorities on donor communication! We will show examples of his principles in action via various kinds of written communications, such as annual appeal letters, gift acknowledgements and solicitations. The results of improved donor communications can be astounding when put into daily use. After all: it’s not about you. It’s about the donor.

We will also focus on what can be done about retaining donors and building donor loyalty based on the principles of Dr. Adrian Sargeant, the world renowned authority on building donor retention and donor loyalty! Dr. Sargeant’s principles are based upon years of research conducted in the sector and can be used by any organization whether you are a one person shop or a large department.  We will show examples of his principles in action via various technology tools.  The results can be astounding when put into daily use.  As Adrian states “even a small change in retention of 10% can DOUBLE the lifetime value of your current donors!”   
$20.00
To Register

2/25/2015

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.

TO REGISTER 

March & April Training Opportunities

Board Orientation and Engagement (Crawfordsville)
Tuesday, March 3rd
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Crawfordsville Country Club
3272 W. Country Club Rd. 
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Presented by: Susan Decker, St. Mary of the Woods & BoardSource certified 

Part of the Putnam & Montgomery Nonprofit Learning Series: Do you work regularly to build new skills, relationships and capabilities with your board members? Are all the members of your board committed and engaged to the organization? If you answered “No” to either question, you may want to build an ongoing process with year-round activities to create your dream board. This session will help you cultivate and recruit the right board members and onboard them effectively so they embrace expectations and are ready to engage. We will share the latest trends in board development, building board diversity, and board members adding value to the organization.
$15.00
To Register


Board's Guide to Financials: Everything You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask (Lafayette)
Wednesday, March 4th
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Lafayette Country Club
1500 S. 9th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905

Presented by: Lynn Greggs, Simons Bitzer and Associates

Part of the Douglas W. Eberle Not-for-Profit Board Governance Series: Financial statements can be confusing, and the rules and terminology used by not-for-profits can add additional layers of complexity.  As a NFP board member, you have a responsibility not only to understand, but to make decisions based on those financials you see every month/quarter/year. This seminar will walk through financial statements commonly used by not-for-profits, explaining purpose, elements and relationships of all those numbers! This presentation will also define and explain the most often used ratios and other analytical tools for not-for-profits.  We will talk about the role and responsibility of the Board, from a financial perspective, and the different relationships an NFP board can have with the management team.  And, of course, answer questions about NFP financial statements!  
$20.00
To Register


Strategic Planning: Road Maps for the Future (Terre Haute)
Thursday, March 12th
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ivy Tech  - Center for Information Technology
(CIT) Building, Room #H240
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Presented by: Jillian Henry, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network

Kicking off the Wabash Valley Nonprofit Learning Series, this workshop will put you on the road to better planning for 2015 and beyond
Does your nonprofit have a strategic plan? More importantly... do you use it? This workshop will discuss the importance of a strategic plan, various models of strategic plans, and the process to developing and implementing a plan that works. Vision, Mission, Goals, Objectives, Strategies and Tactics will be discussed.  If your previous or current strategic plan is sitting in a binder collecting dust, or you are looking to begin the planning process for your organization, this workshop is for you. 
$20.00
To Register


Poverty Simulation (Lafayette)
Wednesday, March 25th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Plummers and Steamfitters Union Hall
2555 South 30th Street (behind IBEW)
Lafayette, IN 

Presented by: United Way of Greater Lafayette & the Peer Union Counseling Class

It is difficult for those of us who have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day – the decisions they have to make, and the fears and frustrations they feel. That is why we are inviting you to walk a mile in the shoes of those facing poverty by participating in a Poverty Simulation.


Our Poverty Simulation provides participants with the opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget. The experience is divided into four 15-minute sessions, each of which represents one week in which you must provide for your family and maintain your home. As one participant commented, "This welfare simulation dramatically demonstrates how much time and energy many families have to give just to survive from day to day. It quickly dispels the myth that people would do fine if they would only go out and get a job! Following the simulation, participants have a chance to talk about their experience with other members.
$Free - registration required
To Register, contact Jillian Henry 765-413-6049


Trauma and Resiliency Conference: Youth Overcoming Adversity (Lafayette)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
8:30 am – 4:00 pm (registration at 8:30 and opening session starts at 9:00)
Best Western
State Road 26 E. 
Lafayette, IN
$Free - TO REGISTER

This conference is for all interested individuals working with childhood trauma and how to promote resiliency to thrive. The Department of Child Services along with Children’s Bureau, Bauer Family Resources Community Partners, CASA,  and Tippecanoe Child Abuse Prevention Council will be sponsoring the day’s activities with nationally renowned speakers. In addition to this very valuable information, regional representatives will be participating in the proclamation of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Registration is open to both youth workers and those or interested in understanding more about youth resiliency and overcoming trauma. 
$Free – Registration Required; Lunch will be served. 

Speaker: Eugene Griffin, J.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Griffin is the Director of Research for The ChildTrauma Academy. As a clinical psychologist and attorney, Dr. Griffin has a unique set of skills and experience. He served as the Associate Director of the Mental Health and Services Policy Program at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and as a two term member of the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission. He served as the Clinical Director of the Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition and remains on their executive committee. Dr. Griffin was named by the MacArthur Foundation as a Champion for Change in juvenile justice reform for his work in mental health for juveniles in the justice system and is a founding member of the Models of Change Mental health/Juvenile Justice Action Network Teak in Illinois. 

Speaker: Christian Moore
One of twelve children, Christian spent most of his childhood on the streets outside of Washington, DC. By the time he entered second grade, he had been diagnosed with ADHD, conduct disorder, and severe learning disabilities. Despite being told by high school counselors that college wasn’t an option, Christian became passionate about social work and went on to earn a Master’s degree. Inspired by his work with troubled youth—and informed by his own “troubled” education experience—Christian founded WhyTry, a unique multi-sensory approach to building resilience, establishing positive relationships with youth, and fostering academic success that is now in use by more than 2 million people across the world.
TO REGISTER


AFP / Governance Lunch & Learn - Recruiting and Training a Fundraising Board (Lafayette)
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (lunch beginning at 12:00 pm)
Lafayette Country Club
1500 S. 9th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905

Presented by: Chuck Loring, Loring, Sternberg  & Associates (BoardSource certified)

Part of the AFP/Governance Lunch & Learn, this workshop - geared specifically for boards and their development staff - will provide a framework for developing a partnership and better understanding of the roles our boards play in fundraising. We encourage all organizations to send their ED's, development staff, and the board members serving on development/fundraising committees. 

Good fundraising boards come about because of strategic board recruitment.  By establishing and working a board matrix, organizations can help create the ideal board.  But first boards must agree on their definition of “board work”.  We will examine the creation of a fundraising culture, and the importance of a board expectation statement that clearly outlines a board members giving and getting expectations.  The nine steps of Board Source’s Board Building Cycle and the role of the Governance Committee will be discussed as a method of sustaining the board you have recruited.
$20.00 
To Register


Strategies for Fundraising Boards (Lafayette)
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1500 S. 9th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905

Presented by: Chuck Lorning, Loring Sternberg & Associates (BoardSource certified)

Part of the Douglas W. Eberle Not-for-Profit Board Governance Series, this workshop will continue on the theme of the lunch session (see AFP / Governance Lunch & Learn) and extend into specific strategies for boards and staff to include in their fundraising efforts. 

Even great boards can do bad fundraising!  This workshop will explore ways to engage board members in effective fundraising and how to teach them that fundraising is not just about asking for money.  Ideas will be shared about the different roles board members can play in helping to successfully fundraise.  Participants will be asked to share unique ideas that their organization might have put into practice.  Resources will be shared that you will find useful in engaging your board members in fundraising.
$20.00
To Register


Outcomes: Telling Your Story with Results (Crawfordsville)
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Crawfordsville Country Club
3272 W. Country Club Rd. 
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Presented by: June Miller, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network

Part of the Putnam & Montgomery Nonprofit Learning Series:  Can you answer the questions: “Are your programs changing the lives of the people you serve?”  “Are your actions resulting in improved conditions?”  “How do you know?  What are you measuring?” In growing numbers, funders, donors and the public are calling for clearer evidence that the resources they expend actually produce intended results and benefits for people.  They are asking, or requiring, that nonprofit organizations measure and report outcomes or results.  This specially designed workshop reviews the definition of outcomes measurement.  We discuss outcomes measurement not only as an effective tool for evaluation but also as an outstanding planning tool. The session includes specific how-to exercises and easily adaptable tools.

You will learn about:
How to determine if your programs are having the results you intended
How to use outcomes measurement in planning for success
What funders are looking for when they request outcomes
How to understand the logic model and what the terms mean
The long lasting benefits of measuring outcomes beyond responding to funders’ requests

Real-life examples 
$15.00 


Donor Communication and Retention (Terre Haute)
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ivy Tech - Center for Information Technology 
(CIT) Bldg. Room #H240
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Presented by: Wayne Robbins, Bloomerang

Part of the Wabash Valley Nonprofit Learning Series, this workshop will focus on both communicating with your donors and keeping your donors. 

Getting your story right is the key to successful donor communications. Do you know your audience? Are you grabbing their attention? Are you stirring their emotions? In this session, we will cover the tenets of effective written communications based on the principles of Tom Ahern, one of the foremost authorities on donor communication! We will show examples of his principles in action via various kinds of written communications, such as annual appeal letters, gift acknowledgements and solicitations. The results of improved donor communications can be astounding when put into daily use. After all: it’s not about you. It’s about the donor.

We will also focus on what can be done about retaining donors and building donor loyalty based on the principles of Dr. Adrian Sargeant, the world renowned authority on building donor retention and donor loyalty! Dr. Sargeant’s principles are based upon years of research conducted in the sector and can be used by any organization whether you are a one person shop or a large department.  We will show examples of his principles in action via various technology tools.  The results can be astounding when put into daily use.  As Adrian states “even a small change in retention of 10% can DOUBLE the lifetime value of your current donors!”   
$20.00
To Register

1/23/2015

Lafayette Case Management Institute

Case Management Institute (Lafayette)
First Friday's March - December
8:30 am - 12:30 pm (unless noted by special time*)
Ivy Tech Renaissance Instructional Center
250 Main Street, Suite 460
Class Room #400
Lafayette, IN 46901

Sponsored by: United Way of Greater Lafayette

The Lafayette Case Management Institute (CMI) is a ten-month long professional development program for current case managers working in the homelessness prevention and intervention arena. The purpose of the CMI is to provide case managers of all educational and professional backgrounds with an opportunity to learn new skills, connect with other case managers, and renew. The CMI is a program of the United Way of Greater Lafayette, and is offered at no cost to participants. Participating agencies will receive incentives for their participation. 

Below are the dates and session content. Participants are expected to attend all sessions. 
  • Mar 6th: Exploring the Case Management Institute and Ourselves (*8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
  • Apr 3rd: Case Management Skills and Professional ethics
  • May 1st: Core Functions of Social Work
  • Jun 5th: Self Care in Helping Professionals - The BREATHE Intervention 
  • Jul 10th: Cultural Competency - Race, Class and Power
  • Aug 7th: Meeting Client's Needs
  • Sep 4th: Working with Families & Working with GLBTQ Populations (*8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
  • Oct 2nd: Crisis Intervention
  • Nov 6th: Specialized Practice Skills & Self-Care Advanced Training (*8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
  • Dec 4th: Closing Luncheon (*11:00 am  - 1:00 pm) Location TBA
To Register, contact Jillian Henry at 765-413-6049

1/06/2015

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.

To Register

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

To Register

Nonprofit Learning Series - Greencastle & Crawfordsville


2015 Putnam & Montgomery Nonprofit Learning Series


Times:
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