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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.
January 22 & 23, 2014 • Partner’s in Performance: Board Governance Training
Day 1: The Skinny on Boards (January 22nd)
- Framed within the context of factors impacting the nonprofit sector today, Chuck provides an overview of nonprofit governance challenges, opportunities and best practices.
Day 2: The Next Step - The Board’s Role in Sustainability & Governance (January 23rd)
- Building upon the information shared in The Skinny on Boards training, participants will delve deeper into the issues of strategic planning, fundraising and assessment/evaluation. 3 sessions of approximately 90 minutes each.
Note: Attendees for Day 2 should have attended Day 1 or a previous, similar training.
Time: Tuesday 8 am – 3:30 pm; Wednesday 8:30 am – 3 pm
Location: MCC Conference Center
Cost: $50 for both days $30 for one day
To register, contact Jana Bland at Waco Foundation at Jbland@wacofoundation.org
Click here to view the Partner’s in Performance Training Agenda.
Other Regional Capacity Building Training Events:
January 16-17, 2014 – Nonprofit Organizations Institute
Leading nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance and government illuminate new and developing legislation as well as all the latest legal, tax and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations.
The 2014 program features targeted tracks on lobbying and political activity, investment and finance, governance and restricted funds, commercial and business activities, and more. Additional highlights include a view from the Treasury Department, The Pulse of the Nonprofit Sector with Independent Sector’s Geoffrey Plague, Bruce Hopkins on the latest tax, regulatory and legislative developments, social media and nonprofit organizations, executive compensation, UBIT, and much more.
Come a day early for the Nonprofit Organizations Primer—a perfect introduction for new entrants to the field or refresher for seasoned practitioners
Time: Jan. 16, 7:30 am – Jan. 17
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, TX
Cost:$495 individual , $545 after Jan. 8
Click here for registration and more information.
December 11, 2013 – Following the Money Trail: How to Reach the Lucrative Baby Boomer
The Next Generation of American Giving found that donors between the ages 49-67 account for 43% of total giving. Despite this, fundraisers continue to cater to the young donor, in effect missing their greatest potential for support. Join this session to learn the real power behind the Boomer generation and how engage them in a meaningful way.
Date & Time: December 11th, 11 a.m. ET.
Location: Your computer
Click here to register!
December 19, 2013 – IRS Presents: ABCs of Charitable Contributions for 501(c)(3) Organizations
This phone forum will help charity leaders, tax practitioners and others understand the rules involving charitable donations. Register HERE.
Presentation Topics Include:
- Examples of qualified and unqualified organizations
- Charitable donations allowed by the IRS
- Acceptable non-cash contributions
- Rules involving vehicle donation
- Required written acknowledgement for donation
- When significant intervening use applies
- Donors’ record-keeping responsibilities
- A brief summary on disaster relief
Date & Time:December 19th, 2 pm ET.
Location: Your computer