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?
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!
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.
Designing a Fundraising Plan
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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.
Board's Guide to Finances: Everything You Wanted to Know... But Were Afraid to Ask
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Inn at DePauw
2 West Seminary Street
Greencastle, IN 47933
Presented by: Lynn Greggs, Simons, Bitzer & Associates
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!
$15 if registered one week in advance; $25 at the door
The Nonprofit Marketing Guide
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Lafayette Country Club
1500 S. 9th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
Presented by: Kivi Leroux Miller, Author of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide
What’s really going on in nonprofit communications today? Find out during this interactive quiz-style lunch keynote where Kivi Leroux Miller will help you compare and contrast the conventional wisdom and what your organizations is doing with what’s currently considered best practice and what national research says is actually happening. Nonprofits that communicate well today are mini media moguls that publish and broadcast directly to their participants and supporters, both online and offline. It's a lot to manage. During this session, Kivi Leroux Miller will share her process for mapping out your major campaigns and story arcs so that your core messages get through, while leaving room to merge in on-the-fly decisions that take advantage of breaking news or timely discussions in social media. Participants will also receive a copy of Kivi's book, The Nonprofit Marketing Guide.