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:



Central Texas Chapter, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants is holding their Annual CPE Expo.

When: May 22, 2014 from 8 am – 4 pm.
Location: McLennan Community College Conference Center
4610 North 19th Street
Waco, Texas 76708

Registration begins at 8 am and the Program starts at 8:25 am. Please register by Wednesday, May 14. (They will continue to take registrations and walk-ins after this date, however).

Topics Include:

Michael St. Martin – Getting Things Done on the Go: Mobile Computing for Accountants
Josh O. Ungerman, J.D. – The Eggshell IRS Exam: What to Do?
David E. Colmenero, J.D., LL.M – The Year of the Taxpayer: A Growing Divide Between Texas Comptroller
Policies and Texas Courts is Reflected in Recent Decisions
Sarah Wirskye, J.D. – Health Care Fraud
Jerry Love, CPA – Can I Retire Early? And Identity Theft
Mary Wood, J.D. – Passive Activity and Hobby Loss Limitations: Withstanding an IRS Attack on Your Client’s
Outside Business Activities Under Sections 469 & 183
Jason Freeman, J.D. – Employment Tax and Compliance for Business

Cost for 8 hours of CPE, breaks and lunch: $50
Use Eventbrite to pay online with credit cards or print out this form and mail your check to:
Central Texas Chapter of TSCPA
PO Box 7834
Waco, Texas 76714

Click this Link to For Further Information: May 22 2014 Sign-Up Form.


Ethics Standards for Texas CPAs by Charles Stanley, CPA, PhD

When: May 28, 2014 8:30 am to 12:15 pm. Registration begins at 8 am.
Location: Texas Life Insurance Co. Annex.
1000 Washington, Waco, Texas 76701.


$100 for TSCPA Members; $130 for Non-TSCPA Members. Use Eventbrite to pay by credit card or print this form and mail your check to Central Texas Chapter, PO Box 7834, Waco, Texas 76714.

Learning Objectives:
Learn about the AICPA code of Professional Conduct and rules governing independence, integrity and objectivity; the number of different rules Texas CPAs must follow; the importance and relevance of an effective code of conduct; the basis for moral reasoning; what a CPA’s primary responsibilities are; the meaning behind “fiduciary relationship” and “stakeholder”; the accountant’s priority of duty and loyalty; the ethical responsibility of an accountant; the Texas ethics requirements for mandatory CPE requirement; and what ethics are and why the accounting profession needs ethics.

Instructional Method:
Charles W. Stanley, CPA, PhD, Associate Professor of Accounting, Baylor University will lecture from an outline. Dr.Stanley has served as the Regional Chairperson for the Southwest Region for the Auditing section of the American Accounting Association. He served on the Professional Ethics committee of the TSCPA from 1990 to 2007, including service as Chair of the Communication and Education subcommittee for the PEC. He currently is serving as a member of the Special Review Committee of the GFOA, on the Education committee for the Auditing section of the AAA, and the Professional Standards Committee for the TSCPA.

Level: Basic Level
Hours and Field of Study: 4 hours of ethics and no specific prerequisites and no advance preparation required.
Included in your registration: All materials
Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain. Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure
comfort. Casual attire is acceptable. Coffee, soft drinks and pastries will be available


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.

To receive regular information about the monthly topic and registration, add your name to the distribution list at

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Other Regional Capacity Building Training Events:


Greenlights for Nonprofit Success presents ED Essentials: Intensive Training for Nonprofit Executives.

This is an intensive, four-day program for executive directors with three years of experience or less. Featuring nonprofit management experts, peer learning, local research and leading trends, attendees gain a comprehensive understanding of all major aspects of nonprofit management. Class size is limited so that participants can be part of an intimate network of leaders as they strengthen their skills and address each member’s own organizational issues through problem-solving exercises, role-play, presentation and discussion.  You’ll walk away with lots of practical materials, real-life advice, a cohort of peers and countless strategies to help you and your organization succeed.  Save your spot and sign up today!

Date: 5/8/2014

Time: 9 – 4 pm

Location: Greenlights Offices




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How to Ask for Money From Individuals

WED, May 14  |  2:00-3:00 pm ET  |  FREE WEBINAR

Learn how to avoid some common mistakes in fundraising from individuals and learn the facts about who gives away money and who can be asked for a donation. Take away specific language to make a strong ask, which is based on relationship-building and relationships you already have. Our guest presenter will be Laurene Francois, the Training Director at the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT), where she develops grassroots fundraising curriculum for nonprofits and social justice organizations rooted in a fundraising-organizing approach and popular education model.

Register HERE.


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:

  • Websites
  • Cloud Services
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • 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


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