3/23/2015

March & April Training Opportunities

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


The Board and Staff Partnership & Executive Transition
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ivy Tech - Center for Information Technology
(CIT) Building, Room #H240
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Presented by: Bryan Orander, President of Charitable Advisors

Part of the Wabash Valley Nonprofit Learning Series:  Explore how the board and Executive Director both play important, yet different roles, and hear how your peers approach that balancing act. Bryan will share tools and strategies plus lead a discussion about contingency planning for key staff. We will also talk about how you can ensure your organization is prepared when your Executive Director departs – whether for retirement, another position, or board dismissal. 

Bryan Orander is President of Charitable Advisors and Publisher of the Not-for-Profit News in Central Indiana and Southwest Ohio. For the past 18 years, Bryan has been consulting with nonprofits around the areas of leadership transition, board development, and planning. 
$20
To Register

3/09/2015

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


The Board and Staff Partnership & Executive Transition
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ivy Tech - Center for Information Technology
(CIT) Building, Room #H240
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Presented by: Bryan Orander, President of Charitable Advisors

Part of the Wabash Valley Nonprofit Learning Series:  Explore how the board and Executive Director both play important, yet different roles, and hear how your peers approach that balancing act. Bryan will share tools and strategies plus lead a discussion about contingency planning for key staff. We will also talk about how you can ensure your organization is prepared when your Executive Director departs – whether for retirement, another position, or board dismissal. 

Bryan Orander is President of Charitable Advisors and Publisher of the Not-for-Profit News in Central Indiana and Southwest Ohio. For the past 18 years, Bryan has been consulting with nonprofits around the areas of leadership transition, board development, and planning. 
$20
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 

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