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? 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.
$20.00 / person
Youth Workers Cafe: Youth and Family Service Provider Resource Fair
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bauer Community Center
330 Fountain Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
During this lunch event, participants will learn more about local organizations that provide programs and services to youth and families in Tippecanoe County and the surrounding area. Organizational representatives who are exhibiting have been invited to speak briefly about the resources they provide. Attendees will then have the opportunity to visit the exhibit booths to learn more in-depth information about each organization. If your organization would like to have a table at this event, please sign up by Nov.10 at: Exhibitor Registration - Provider Resource Fair 11/17. There is no cost to exhibit.
$FREE: Lunch courtesy of Indiana Youth Institute
To Register Or, contact Debbie Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outcomes: The What, Why and How of Measuring Results
Thursday, December 10th, 2015
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ivy Tech Community College
1 Ivy Tech Way - Community Room
Logansport, IN 46947
Presented by: June Miller, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, Southern Director
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
• Benefits of measuring outcomes beyond responding to funders’ requests
• Real-life examples
*$20.00 / person - Sponsored by United Way of Cass County