The effectiveness, success and sustainability of your nonprofit is vital to the populations/clientele you serve. They are dependent on you and quite frankly, so is the greater Waco community. Clearing the calendar to participate in area training opportunities is one of the most strategic ways you can serve, lead, and make a resounding impact for your nonprofit. Invest today! For a list of training opportunities hosted by Waco Foundation, click here.
Local Trainings Events & Monthly Meetings
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Nonprofit Network is scheduled on the 3rd Thursday of each month of January to May & September to November.
The Nonprofit Network is a monthly gathering of area nonprofit agencies. The FREE meetings are hosted by the Cooper Foundation and provide an opportunity for networking, peer learning and capacity building. RSVP’s are appreciated! To do so, please contact Karen Aho at the Cooper Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The meetings are as scheduled
8:00 am Refreshments & Networking
8:30 am Announcements and Program Begins
9:45 am Q&A Time
10:00 am Program Concludes
Location: Texas Life Annex, 1000 Washington Ave., Waco, TX 76701
Nonprofit Network Meeting Dates
Looking ahead, here are the upcoming dates for the 2015 Nonprofit Network
January 15(passed) February 19(Passed: Be sure to check out the next one in April!)
- April 16
- May 21
- September 17
- October 15
- November 19
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The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 27,000 members in 180 chapters working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The Central Texas chapter serves more than 70 members in the greater Waco, Temple and Killeen areas. You may join the local chapter by accessing the national AFP website (www.afpnet.org) and following the instructions for membership election. For more information, see the “AFP Membership” tab on the left-hand sidebar.
Every 4th Thursday of the month, AFP meetings are held at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Education Building, 100 Texas Ranger Trail, Waco, TX 76706. To learn more about the meeting time and dates, visit centexafp.org
John Maxwell — the best-selling author and expert on leadership — will speak at McLennan Community College as part of the McLennan Distinguished Lecture Series. The event will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 13, 2015 at McLennan’s Conference Center. Admission is free, but tickets will be required and will be available at a later date through the McLennan Box Office.
John Maxwell is synonymous with leadership.
He is a best-selling author and expert on developing leaders.
John C. Maxwell is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker who has sold more than 24 million books in 50 languages. Often called the country’s No. 1 leadership authority, Maxwell was identified as the most popular leadership expert in the world by Inc. magazine in 2014. And he has been voted the top leadership professional six years in a row on LeadershipGurus.net. Read more here.
Date: October 13, 2015
Time: 7 pm
Location: McLennan Community College Conference Center, 4601 North 19th Street, Waco, TX 76708
Cost: FREE! Tickets will be available through the McLennan Box Office at a later date.
Regional & National Training Events
April 16 & 30 – Greenlights’ “Outcomes Management Intensive” Two Part Series
April 30 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
May 5 & 6 – Essential Grant Skills
Hosted by Dallas Public Library, Essential Grant Skills is a 2-day training for grantseekers.
Whether you approach this training as an “introduction to the field” or a “refresher,” in just two days you’ll learn the most critical skills for grantseeking success!
- Learn where to focus your energy for the best results.
- Create the core elements of a great funding request.
- Get a head start on your next proposal – using work created in class!
This training benefits:
- newcomers by introducing them to the entire grants process
- experienced grant professionals who want a sharper competitive edge
- program & grant development staff who want better results
Learn more about this training: click here.
Tuition for this training is $445.
The textbook, Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing, is highly recommended for this training and will be referenced during class. The standard cost for this textbook is $45, however, when purchased with your registration, the cost is only $35 (and you don’t pay shipping.) A limited number of copies will be available at the training site for purchase at the standard price of $45.
May 12-13 — Social Enterprise for Nonprofits
Hosted by Pikes Peak Workforce Center and Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center, this 2-day training with Rolfe Larson, MBA, helps participants establish a plan for building a steady, reliable earned income stream for their nonprofit organizations in a way that is compatible with their organization’s mission.
During this training, you identify and assess an earned income opportunity; practice market research, pricing strategies, operational plans, and financial analysis; and work with a small team to develop a mini-business plan. Read more here.
Date: May 12 & 13
Location:Pikes Peak Workforce Center / Citizens Service Center
Special Event Room – 1019
1675 Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Registration details located here.
May 19-20 – IRS Exempt Organizations Workshop
IRS Exempt Organizations offers one-day workshops for small and medium-sized 501(c)(3) organizations around the country in collaboration with colleges and universities as part of our Academic Institutions Initiatives in an effort to help develop the nonprofit leaders of tomorrow. These popular workshops are presented by experienced IRS Exempt Organizations specialists and explain the nuts and bolts of what 501(c)(3) entities must do to keep their tax-exempt status and comply with tax obligations.
This introductory workshop is designed for organization administrators, volunteers who are responsible for tax compliance, the faculty and students of its academic hosts, and nonprofit practitioners.
All full-day workshops are approved by the IRS for six (6) continuing education (CE) credits for Enrolled Agents.
Date: May 19 & 20
Location: Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75243
May 19-21 – Emerging Leaders in Public Service
The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University is hosting a 3-day workshop for those who are looking to improve their leadership skills: Tuesday, May 19 — Thursday, May 21, 2015.
This program will help you gain management and leadership skills, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and help to develop a plan to improve your leadership potential.
Enjoy nearly 20 hours of educational workshops with topics such as: Performance Management, Working with a Board, and Leadership Fundamentals. Emerging leaders from nonprofits, education, or state and local government who want to improve their leadership skills will benefit from this program.
Please visit the website for more information. Applications for admission are due by April 13, 2015.
Date & Time: Begins at 1 pm on Tuesday, May 19 through Thursday evening on May 21, 2015
Location: Bush School of Government and Public Service on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas│4220 TAMU College Station, TX 77843
Cost: $595 and will include assessments, materials, & most meals
Why infographics? If you’ve never created one, they can seem daunting and expensive. However, when you find the right data and have the right story to tell, your Infographic can reach a wide audience and make a big difference in your community and beyond. Join us for a free webinar as we look at the six reasons why people love infographics—and why you might consider adding them to your communications mix. Over the course of the hour we’ll review a wide range of successful infographics and talk about what makes each of them great. Read more here.
April 8 – Register for IRS webinar: Unrelated Business Income Tax and Tax-Exempt Organizations
Presentation topics include:
- Unrelated Business Income Tax
- Three parts test
- Common types of UBI activities
- Exceptions and exclusions
- Principal form used to report
- IRS resources
Date: April 8, 2015
Time: 2-3 pm EST (1-2 CST)