November & December Training Opportunities

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
To Register

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
To Register 

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 djones@iyi.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
To Register


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.



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

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