7/18/2014

August & September Training Opportunities

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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Risk Management - How to Manage a Crisis & Develop Contingency Plans 
September 9th, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm *special full day time frame
Crawfordsville Country Club
3272 W. Country Club Rd. 
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Presented by: Jennifer Chandler - National Council of Nonprofits

When a crisis hits, will your nonprofit be ready? Will you? Since an unexpected crisis can knock a nonprofit off-mission for a long time, the response is critical.  This workshop is designed for board members and staff seeking a hands-on, peer learning experience to help you manage risk and protect your nonprofit’s mission. You’ll leave this workshop armed with an action plan -  so that when the unexpected crisis hits -  you and your nonprofit will be ready.
$15.00 if registered a week in advance; $25 at the door
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Risk Management Plans
September 10th, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lafayette Country Club
1500 S. 9th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
Presented by: Jennifer Chandler - National Council of Nonprofits

Juggling the demands of nonprofit management can be a three-ring circus. But by connecting with your inner acrobat, managing and embracing risk, your mission can advance by leaps and bounds. And no backflips needed: There's a network of nonprofits out there to help you keep your eye on the ball, and all your balls in the air. During this workshop we'll spot some trends, share some best practice tips, and discover some tools to help lighten your load - and advance your mission.
$20.00
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Youth Workers Cafe: Understanding the Impact of Trauma in the Lives of Children and Families
September 16th, 2014
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Bauer Community Center
330 Fountain Street (corner of 4th and Fountain)
Lafayette, IN 47902
Presented by: Amy Watts, MSW, LCSW - Indiana Department of Child Services

An introduction to trauma-informed care: Why is trauma-informed care a core competency within DCS? What do community leaders need to know about educating and caring for children involved with DCS? This workshop will help participants understand the impact of trauma in the lives of children and families. Participants will receive instruction that will help them to: 

  • Recognize the high prevalence of traumatic experiences in the lives of children involved in the system
  • Understand the impact of trauma on a child’s behavior, development, relationships, and survival strategies
  • Utilize this information to better meet the child’s needs at different developmental stages 
  • Recognize trauma-related behaviors and can coordinate evidence-based treatment 
  • Understand his or her role in responding to child traumatic stress
$Free, but registration is required. Lunch is provided courtesy of Indiana Youth Institute. 
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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.

To Register

· 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

To Register


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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