7/18/2014

July & August Training Opportunities

Partnership Lunch & Learn: Marketing Messages that Power Your Fundraising Efforts
August 6th, 2014
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Lafayette Country Club
1500 S. 9th Street
Lafayette, IN 
Presented by: Bohlsen Group, Nonprofit Division

Due to a partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Douglas W. Eberle Governance Series, this “Partnership Lunch & Learn" is a half-day of learning that begin with lunch and carries through to the afternoon Governance Series topic (see below). The goal of combining these two sessions is to link board members and development staff with fundraising strategies, so all board members can better understand their role in fundraising. 

Presented by The Nonprofit Division of Bohlsen Group, in this interactive workshop, attendees will learn about trends in donor communications and engagement and learn about better managing data to engage supporters more effectively. The workshop also will share thoughts on best messaging strategies and ways to get your board involved in sharing these messages. Paper and pen will be required as you'll break into small groups frequently to create your own takeaways. 

AFP members and all development staff are encouraged to bring their board members and to stay for the Governance Series session (see below). The cost to attend this lunch session is only $20, and covers lunch and handouts. If you are already registered for the Governance Series, you will need to register for this lunch session separately. 
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Creating Awareness for your Mission and Marketing Strategies that Work
August 6th, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lafayette Country Club
1500 S. 9th Street
Lafayette, IN 
Presented by: Bohlsen Group, Nonprofit Division

Part of the Douglas W. Eberle Not-for-Profit Board Governance Series, this workshop will help your organization tell the story of your mission. Create a narrative of how to articulate what you do and why you do it. Then, based on your story, you can begin to craft marketing strategies that bring awareness of your programs. Presented by The Nonprofit Division of Bohlsen Group, attendees will learn how to better define their organization's brand and foster brand consistency, which drives awareness and loyalty. With your brand better defined, the presentation will turn to trends in communications with supporters and how board members and staff can leverage trends to their advantage. *Please see the "Lunch and Learn" opportunity with AFP to extend these messages to fundraising!
$20.00
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Google Drive Workshop
Thursday, July 24th
9:00 am -12:30 pm
The West Lafayette Public Library
208 West Columbia Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Registration deadline July 23 at 4:00pm
Presented by: Zach Baiel

The Google Drive Workshop will help participants familiarize themselves with Google's Cloud-based file sharing solution. An added benefit of using Google Drive lies in the ability to edit Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations in real-time with other users in a friendly, collaborative space. Participants will also learn how to create forms to gather information from donors, volunteers, and other parties interested in you and/or your organization.
TAF Members: $20 per session   
Non TAF Members: $25 per session 
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Freeflow Workshop
Thursday, July 31st
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The West Lafayette Public Library
208 W. Columbia Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Registration deadline July 30 at 4:00pm 
Presented by: Zach Baiel

The Freeflow Workshop will allow participants to use the knowledge they have gained from the previous workshop. Participants will also push their projects forward by working with the instructor and others to leverage these Internet tools. We will also discuss Crowdsourcing and FLOSS solutions that can be used in your organization or as an individual.
TAF Members: $20 per session   

Non TAF Members: $25 per session 
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Better Governance and Fundraising Boards
August 14, 2014
10 am - 3 pm
United Way of Porter County
951 Eastport Center Drive, Valparaiso
$40/session *discounts for UW agencies

Part of the PATH Growing Your Nonprofit Series: It's never been more important for boards and staff to work together effectively to solicit financial support for your organization. Designed for board-staff teams, BoardSource certified presenter, Susan Decker will address the complementary roles board members play in their organization's governance and resource development. The session begins with a close look at board recruitment, structure, operations, and culture, knowing that weak boards don't raise funds effectively. The second part of the session focuses on how to involve board members in effective fundraising. 
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Recognizing Your Volunteers: Recognition Strategies for Volunteer Coordinators
August 27th, 2014
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
West Lafayette Public Library
Walnut Room (upstairs)
208 W. Columbia Street

West Lafayette, IN 47906

Part of the Volunteer Coordinator's Cafe: Volunteer recognition is one of the primary keys to retaining volunteers. If people feel appreciated, they want to continue, and they want to do more. This workshop will share various ways to recognize your volunteers, and provide strategies on how to identify what your volunteers value, so you can thank them in a way that is meaningful to them. 
$Free lunch, provided courtesy of the United Way Volunteer Center (registration is required)
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4/30/2014

New Valparaiso Series!


PATH Growing Your Nonprofit Series: New Workshops in Valparaiso!


PATH Growing Your Nonprofit Series: 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. Topics include raising the performance level of your nonprofit, marketing, creating development plans, and getting your boards to fundraise. 

Sponsored by A Positive Approach to Teen Health and United Way of Porter County.

Dates: May 22nd, June 12th, July 10th, August 14th (see details below)
Time: 10:00 am -3:00 pm central time. (Lunch is included, courtesy of United Way of Porter County.)
Cost: $100 for all four sessions
Location: Way of Porter County (951 Eastport Centre Drive, Valparaiso).

For more information on the PATH Growing Your Nonprofit Series

May 22nd: Session #1 – Taking Your Nonprofit to the Next Level
Where are we now? How do we build on strengths? What’s holding us back? – Join Bryan Orander, President of Charitable Advisors, to explore methods to conduct an organizational assessment, examine common nonprofit business models and how they apply to you. Identify the areas of focus for your organization, from fund development, to financial stability, to board and staff relations. This workshop will get you thinking strategically about the health and balance of your organization, and set the stage for our future capacity building workshops in the series.
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June 12th: Session #2 - Creating a Comprehensive Fundraising Plan
With the multitude of media and information available to nonprofits on fundraising advice, organizations can be more overwhelmed than ever on deciding where to begin. This session promises to be helpful whether you are new to fundraising or have experience in the field and are seeking a fresh approach to planning your resource development endeavors. Presenter Laura Edwards, Executive Director of Resource Development from Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, will focus on sharing practical strategies and tactical steps to aid in creation of a realistic and viable fundraising plan for your organization. Discussions will include setting monetary and donor engagement goals, planning various fund development approaches, using SMART strategies and objectives for measurable success, as well as touching on how incorporating annual appeals, major gifts, and planned gift opportunities into your goals. 
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July 10th: Session #3 - Creating a Consistent Message, Plus Data Driven Marketing

Do you have a consistent message - a story that you, your staff, your board can relay when speaking about your organization? Bohlsen Group’s Nonprofit Services team has designed this workshop to help you compose and fine-tune your organizational narrative, and use the data you track to provide a compelling case for support. Various marketing strategies using multiple forms of media will be discussed. Story telling is what marketing is all about, and every nonprofit has a story to tell. What’s your story? 
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August 14th: Session #4 - Better Governance and Fundraising Boards

It's never been more important for boards and staff to work together effectively to solicit financial support for your organization. Designed for board-staff teams, BoardSource certified presenter, Susan Decker will address the complementary roles board members play in their organization's governance and resource development. The session begins with a close look at board recruitment, structure, operations, and culture, knowing that weak boards don't raise funds effectively. The second part of the session focuses on how to involve board members in effective fundraising. 
To Register

1/29/2014

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)

To Register

New Series - Greencastle & Crawfordsville

2014 Putnam & Montgomery Nonprofit Learning Series


Times:
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

To Register




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

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

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. 

Time:
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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

Cost:
Free, lunch courtesy of the United Way Volunteer Center



Topics:

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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10/01/2013

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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