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 Capacity Building Training Events:
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) – Monthly Meetings
Every 4th Thursday of the month, AFP will hold meetings from 8:30 am – 10:00 am. Join your professional fund development colleagues for a time of networking and learning.
Other Regional Capacity Building Training Events:
The Bush School, Texas A&M University holds Nonprofit Management Forum: Strengthening the Capacity of Nonprofit Organizations
Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
Location: The Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University
Registration is now open:
The Nonprofit Management Forum provides an opportunity for nonprofit staff, board members, students, and volunteers to come together for a day of learning, refreshment, and networking. Participants reflect on the work of the nonprofit sector and gain practical skills that will improve the effectiveness of nonprofits in our community. Bringing together academic researchers, consultants, industry professionals, and aspiring leaders, the forum is a unique learning opportunity.
Visit the Nonprofit Management Forum’s website for more information
Flip Flippen, Flippen Group, Keynote Speaker
The Heart of the Matter
Flip Flippen is the author of the New York Times and USA Today Best Seller, The Flip Side: Break Free of the Behaviors That Hold You Back, released in May of 2007. He developed the concept of Personal Constraints™ as a means to overcome performance inhibitors and to accelerate the growth of many of the world’s greatest executives, educators, and professional athletes.
Dr. William Brown, The Bush School of Government & Public Service
Strategic Leadership: Transforming Your Management Practices
William A. Brown is an associate professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and holds the Mary Julia and George Jordan Professorship. He serves as the program director for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management. He teaches the Nonprofit Management, Social Innovation, and Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management courses.
Fundraiser Confidential: How to delight your donors and raise more money NOW
Rachel Muir, CFRE
Master efficient and impactful ways to make donors feel appreciated regardless of the gift or channel and create your own stewardship plan to make sure every gift is thanked.
Creative Solutions for Performance Management in Your Organization
TyAnn Osborn, Osborn Consulting Group
With so many challenges facing your nonprofit organization, a strong talent strategy is more crucial than ever to achieving mission accomplishment and strategic success. A supportive performance management process can ensure alignment of employees with strategic goals, achievement of individual objectives, enhanced employee engagement with career fulfillment, and decreased employee relations issues.
Strategic Financial Management: Smart Growth & Oversight throughout a Nonprofit Life Cycle
Katy Avenson, CPA & Kara Hamann, CPA, CMA
Get the answers to important questions to properly manage your nonprofit finances throughout an organization’s life cycle. You’ll walk away with ideas for enhanced financial management and a better understanding of how to manage growth in a nonprofit organization.
Suzanne Smith, Social Impact Architects
Within this workshop, participants will leave with a toolkit of take-home materials that will allow them to identify and evaluate strengths through an organizational audit, translate these strengths into social enterprise opportunities, and engage in a process to evaluate the identified opportunities in an effort to determine which should be studied in more detail through a feasibility assessment.
Tactics for Building and Nurturing Community Online
Michael Wilson, Small World Labs
Find out how organizations are developing cohesive strategies to build community by approaching these challenges with an integrated approach.
If you would like to receive more information, Contact Office of Extended Education:
1-866-988-BUSH(2874) or 979-862-7810
Emerging Leaders in Public Service
Tuesday, May 13 – Thursday, May 15, 2014
Gain management and leadership skills, identify strengths and weaknesses, develop a plan to improve your leadership skills, expand professional network
Program Fee is $350.00
Application deadline is Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. CST
• Begins Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. and concludes Thursday evening
• Most meals provided
• Conference rates available at local hotels
• Over twenty hours of educational workshops and training
Workshops offered by faculty and staff from the Bush School
Public Service Leadership: Dr. William Brown
Participants are introduced to key leadership principles and are encouraged to consider the extent to which they possess these competencies as well as which areas are the “next steps” in their leadership development.
Understanding Yourself and Others: Reviewing the Myers Briggs Inventory: Holly Kasperbauer
The purpose of this session will be for participants to gain a greater understanding and awareness of their individual type and how that influences how they communicate and work in teams.
Double Loop Learning: Dr. Dominic Bearfield
This highly interactive session blends discussion and small group work to help participants overcome barriers to learning.
Developing Your Leadership Strengths: StrengthsQuest: Holly Kasperbauer
This workshop will provide you with a basic understanding of the theory and will expose you to a variety of interactive activities and reflection exercises to help you understand your strengths.
Pathways for Leader Development: Dr. Joseph Cerami
The workshop will assist you in initiating development and action plans that guide you to move from your current reality to the achievement of your development goals.
Contact Office of Extended Education
1-866-988-BUSH(2874) or 979-862-7810
- Register for upcoming phone forum: Form 990-N and 990-EZ filing tips (Part 1 of the Form 990-Series), February 20, 2 p.m., ET Register for this presentation. This phone forum will explain:
- The preliminary steps each exempt organization should take before preparing its Form 990-series information return
- Provide Forms 990-N and 990-EZ preparation tips to help filers simplify and save time in preparing the forms, and to help them manage legal risks more effectively
- Explain the steps each exempt organization should take after preparing Form 990-N or 990-EZ, including steps to avoid penalties
- Highlight some of the online resources that will help make preparation of Form 990-N or 990-EZ simpler
- Available Now, Idealware Presents: Hoverboards and Videophones: Idealware Looks to 2014 - Listen to Idealware’s Free Recording on how to improve a few key topics! Presentation Topics Include:
- Cloud Services
- Donor Management
- Email, Social Media, & Blogs
- Graphic Design and Multimedia
- Location: Your computer! If you would like more information about Idealware, please visit their website located at idealware.org.