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

Join WordPress Superfans in the greater Waco Area

There is a great new opportunity in town for all WordPress users. This group meets to discuss about WordPress and the topics surrounding it. For more information, follow this link here.


 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



Social Media Breakfast is a resource that serves to assist with social media strategies.

Led by Caryn Brown at, here is a great way to ramp up your community base by learning how to connect with them on a daily basis. Join others for Social Media Breakfast throughout the end of the year! Schedule is as posted (click image for linked flyer):   For further information, contact Caryn at or 254.722.2991


Mediation Skills Training, ESC Region 12

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2014 Trainings, from 8 am – 5 pm on these dates:

  • September 24
  • September 25
  • September 26
  • October 1
  • October 2

Mediation Benefits?

  • retains valuable employees
  • reduces number of formal complaints
  • develops organizational culture that focuses on managing and developing people
  • maintains confidentiality
  • increases productivity and morale
  • reduces workplace stress

Read more here! 40 CPE  credits available.

Contact Session Info.
Diana Dirk
Session # 42219
ESC Region 12
Cost $200
Register Here!


October 8 – League Training: Early Childhood Education Public Policy 101 with Jason Sabo JLWPresentation courtesy of the Junior League of Waco and SmartBabies of Waco Foundation

Speaker Jason Sabo, Founder of the Frontera Strategy, will coverSmartBabies Logo CMYK

    • What programs are available at federal and/or state levels for Early Childhood Education, how they work and the success rate, and
    • How policy changes (funding or regulations) make a difference and results in positive/negative outcomes!

Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, Sheehy Room,  101 S. Third St., Waco, TX 76701
Contact: Amber Greenwood,

Register by Friday, October 3, 2014 by clicking here: Jason Sabo Event 

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Other Regional Capacity Building Training Events

Exempt Organizations Workshop for Charities

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.

Universities, colleges, or university-based nonprofit centers interested in hosting a workshop should contact Susan D. Ruth at or by phone at (202)317-8795 or e-mail the Exempt Organizations, CE&O mailbox.

All full-day workshops are approved by the IRS for six (6) continuing education (CE) credits for Enrolled Agents.

Date: December 9, 2014

Location: Austin Community College, 1212 Rio Grande St.,  Austin, TX 78701

Further information can be found by visiting the Workshops page.


Financial Management 101: Nonprofit Accounting, Budgeting and Reporting
Greenlights for Nonprofit Success

“Want to know the difference between cash and accrual accounting? Want to better understand your department or organizational budget? Need guidance with financial reporting? The Financial Management 101 course will guide you through accounting, budgeting, and reporting in the nonprofit world. The course teaches important internal controls, basic accounting, financial management concepts and strategy, budgeting, financial reports, audits and IRS guidelines. You’ll walk away knowing best practices to help your organization steward its financial resources and move forward in achieving its mission.” …read more here.

Date: November 6, 2014
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
8303 N. MoPac Expy, Suite A201
Austin, TX 78759
Cost: $65 Greenights Members
$105 Non-Members




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FREE Webinar on Nonprofit Finances Series, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University

Gain financial knowledge and strengthen your nonprofit’s financial health and decision-making through webinars that begin this week.

Offered by The Moody’s Foundation, The Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics, and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy this free, three-part webinar series will feature important nonprofit financial issues and context, building on research from the three organizations.

The series includes:

    • September 25: Lessons for the Future: The Impact of Recession, and Nonprofit Financial Knowledge
    • October 9: Nonprofit Governance and the Role of the Board in Financial Management
    • October 23: Recent Trends in Nonprofit Balance Sheets and Capital Investment.

Hurry & Register as there are a few days left.

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