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 April Learning Events


April 4 (Online)Building a Strong Volunteer Program How prepared are you to harness the potential of 21st Century volunteers?  What are the basic essentials to building a solid volunteer engagement effort for your organizations?   In this session, you’ll examine the “how” and “why” of effective volunteer engagement,  gain a  better understanding of  the essential elements and infrastructure required to support your organization’s volunteer involvement efforts and identify simple steps you can take to strengthen your volunteer program  and “thrive on engagement.”  Presenter: Nikki Russell  In partnership with United Way King County  Free

April 9 (Call)Making the Most of Giving DaysIt's exciting: Seattle's GiveBig is just around the corner: May 6, 2014. There's Giving Tuesday this fall, as well as many other organized days of giving happening around the country, throughout the year.  But participating takes time and resources.  Washington Nonprofits is partnering with Collins Group to provide a space in which WN members can ask their giving day questions.  Start by watching the Collins Group's recent webinar on Giving Days.  After watching the webinar, think about your strategy ideas and how your organization is going to approach GiveBig or whatever giving day exists in your community.  Presenter: Natalie Lamberjack & Tricia Brooks.  WN members only.  Free

April 11 (Call):  WN Monthly Member Call: Nonprofit FinancesFrom tracking restricted funds to filing 990s, nonprofit staff and board members have their hands full when it comes to stewarding their organization's financial resources.  Krista Divis, CPA with Jones & Associates LLC  will open the conversation with some best practices related to internal controls and taxes, and then we'll open up the conversation to answer your questions.  Presenter: Krista Divis  WN members only.  Free

April 11 (Online)Budget Building for Grant ProfessionalsAt the heart of every mission-driven grant proposal stands a mission-driven budget. A good budget provides an honest, complete, and clear picture of the total value of all the resources necessary to perform the proposed work. It also stands as an invaluable management and evaluation tool when it comes to running the grant-funded program.  Presenter: Maryn Boess  In partnership with Nonprofit Association of Oregon  $49.50/$55

April 14 (Pullman)Elevating Board LeadershipNonprofit boards play a critical role in overseeing their organizations’ mission, finance, and strategic direction.  They have the power to advance lasting social benefit if they are strong and effective.  How do you turn your organization’s board into an effective team, knowledgeable about the what, how, and why of your work?  Presenter: Nancy Bacon.  In partnership with United Way of Pullman, Pullman Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation  $10

April 15 (Davenport)Elevating Board LeadershipNonprofit boards play a critical role in overseeing their organizations’ mission, finance, and strategic direction.  They have the power to advance lasting social benefit if they are strong and effective.  How do you turn your organization’s board into an effective team, knowledgeable about the what, how, and why of your work?  Presenter: Nancy Bacon.  In partnership with WSU Extension Lincoln/ Adams Counties & Lincoln County Economic Development Council, with support from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation  $15

April 16 (Colville)Elevating Board LeadershipNonprofit boards play a critical role in overseeing their organizations’ mission, finance, and strategic direction.  They have the power to advance lasting social benefit if they are strong and effective.  How do you turn your organization’s board into an effective team, knowledgeable about the what, how, and why of your work?  Presenter: Nancy Bacon.  In partnership with the Upper Columbia Volunteer Center & Tri-County Economic Development Council, with support from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation  $10

April 23 (Online): The Vital Role of Board Engagement in Nonprofit Performance.  High performing nonprofits all have one thing in common: effective and active board engagement. The final part of the series highlights the role of governance in a nonprofit's finances and decision making. We will address how to connect the importance of fiduciary responsibility, your business model and internal controls with governance. And what areas you can focus on to ensure that this is working properly. A board is full of resources and should be active in assisting the organization in making both financial and programmatic decisions. Making one without the other can lead to disaster or, at minimum, an uninformed decision. This webinar will dive into concepts and solutions to aid in bringing these two key players together.  Presenter: Josh Tyree  In partnership with Idaho Nonprofit Center  $25/$35


On-going Events:  

  • 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 upthehillbilli@msn.com .

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