Community Bulletin Board
Washington State Nonprofit Conference - May 14, 2014
In this era of increasingly complex challenges, changing community demographics and relentless pace of change, can nonprofits find meaningful and enduring solutions? To thrive in the future, we will need to shift: shift our thinking, shift our leadership and shift our definitions of outcomes. Join us on May 14th for the 2014 Washington State Nonprofit Conference and learn how. There is a pre-conference track on nonprofit finance on May 13th. Read all about it at: www.WaStateNonprofitConference.org.
This year lunch Keynote Speaker: Connie Rice. Connie Rice is renowned for her unconventional approaches to equity and inclusion. A former NAACP Legal Defense Fund's lawyer and the founder of the Advancement Project, Connie Rice left the courtroom and took to the streets of Los Angeles to fight gang violence. Provocative and passionate, She will confront and inspire us.
<http://www.washingtonnonprofits.org/workshoptracks> Registration is now open. WN Members and organizations bringing more than one person get discounts. Full conference registration starts at $200 and a lunch and keynote ticket is $59. Register: <http://www.washingtonnonprofits.org/registration> <http://www.washingtonnonprofits.org/registration>
Washington Nonprofits Upcoming Learning Events
February 5 (Belfair): Nonprofit Finance Essentials. Christa Divis, CPA with Jones & Associates LLP Certified Public Accountants, will unravel some of the mysteries behind nonprofit finances, including how nonprofits differ from for profits, what financial statements board members should be reviewing and what to look for, and how to keep your organization in compliance at the state and local level. In partnership with the North Mason Resource Center & Jones & Associates $10
February 14 (Conference call): WN Monthly Member Call: Public Policy. Join WN Policy Coordinator Rick Anderson for a roundup of the latest public policy issues and activities happening at the federal, state, and local level. Free/members only
February 14 (Online): Making a Compelling Case: Crafting a Can’t Miss Issue Statement. No other part of the grant proposal is as important as the issue statement. In this fifth session of the Grant Stewardship series, you will be introduced to GrantsUSA’s unique Five Why’s exercise—a fun and powerful process for excavating deep into the heart of what’s most important about your proposal. Presenter: Maryn Boess In partnership with Nonprofit Association of Oregon $49.50/$55
February 19 (Tacoma): Powerful Storytelling for Nonprofits. Our organizations often spend a great deal of time focusing on what we are trying to say to our audiences rather than concerning ourselves with what they actually hear. If we want to broaden and deepen public engagement in our efforts we need to strengthen our ability to position the value and impact of work in a context that is both relevant and meaningful for the communities we serve.. Presenter: Carlo Cuesta In partnership with UW Tacoma, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, & Associated Ministries $30/$40
February 26 (Online): Implementing Proper Financial Checks and Balances. This webinar dives into developing sound internal controls at each stage of a nonprofit's development. The proper checks and balances are vitally important to any size of organization; but how do you set them up without stifling the organization in bureaucracy? We have ideas on how to keep internal controls effective, while allowing you to focus more of your time on programs than on support. Presenter: Josh Tyree In partnership with Idaho Nonprofit Center $25/$35
February 28 (Mt Vernon): Human Resources in a Nonprofit Setting. Employees are your most valuable asset, and yet employees can also be your nonprofit's most significant liability. Nonprofit employers in particular face challenges due to the expectations of fair treatment and of a “social contract” inherent in the public benefit focus of a nonprofit's mission. By approaching human resources from a risk management perspective, organizations can reduce the risk of a lawsuit and undue financial burden from insurance claims. Presenter: Kara Craig/ Washington Employers. In partnership with Washington Employers, Skagit Volunteer Center & Skagit Community Foundation. Free
March 14 (Online): The Essential Evaluation Toolkit: Defining & Measuring Success. In the end, it’s all about evaluation: What is it you are setting out to do, and how will you know that you have succeeded? In this session of the Grant Stewardship series, you’ll be introduced to GrantsUSA’s step-by-step, fill-in-the-blanks template to guide you in crafting Knock Their Socks Off! outcomes statements—clear, specific, and focused on meaningful change. Presenter: Maryn Boess In partnership with Nonprofit Association of Oregon $49.50/$55
March 26 (Online): Financial Reports for a Successful Nonprofit Business Model. Your accounting system may be set up and your controls in place, but how well are you using your financial reports? Understanding the financial impact as well as the social impact of each of your programs can separate nonprofits in their ability to impact the population they serve. Learn ways to make decisions as both management and as a board, to determine the success of your activities, what you need to do moving forward, and where you are headed. Learn methods and ideas on how to bring together a mission centered analysis with a financial review to facilitate more informed strategic decisions. Presenter: Josh Tyree In partnership with Idaho Nonprofit Center $25/$35
March 25/26 (Wenatchee/Twisp): Plan Building. This workshop takes nonprofits on a journey from why they were created to what they want to be in the future, providing tools that help organizations articulate the internal structures and external resources and partners they need to deliver on their mission. Over the course of the workshop, participants will understand how effective planning happens, learn where “strategic” enters the planning process, and leave with a planning map and strategic planning workbook. Presenter: Dave Coleman. In partnership with Community Foundation of North Central Washington.
Please keep an eye on the WN calendar for further updates!
Call for Input from Washington Nonprofits:
We are collecting input on the theme and topics for the 2014 Washington State Nonprofit Conference taking place May 13-14, 2014. The survey can be found here. Please let us know what you want to talk about this spring!
- Check out http://www.blueavocado.org for some thought provoking non-profit articles.
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets every 4th Wednesday of the month. Education and support for families of loved ones having mental health disorders. Come and join our NAMI family for education and support for your loved ones. For additional information please call 541-938-4322 or e-mail email@example.com .
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