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
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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.
Social Media Breakfast is a resource that serves to assist with social media strategies.
KEEPING IT LEGAL September 3, 2014
the IRS has something to say about how funds are collected, donated, and reported. Learn what the IRS expects from you!
- Events (auctions, receptions, food sales, and more)
- Games of Chance (bingo, raffle)
- Sales & Use Tax
- Sponsorship & Marketing
- Proper Donor Acknowledgement
- Private Benefit & Inurement
Date: Wednesday, September 3 Time: 9 am – 12 pm │ Check-in starts at 8 am Location: MCC Conference Center │4601 North 19th St., Waco, TX 76708 Cost: Early Bird Rate $15│Use discount code: EARLYBIRD before August 12 (discounted price is reflected on payment page); Regular Rate $25 │Through August 26
The Central Texas Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) invites you to attend dinner at the new McLane Stadium.
Special guest speaker, Andrew Watt, FInstF, President & CEO of AFP will be presenting The Changing Terrain of Volunteerism.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of any nonprofit corporation. But how do we find all of the volunteers we need? How do we retain those treasured individuals? Come hear a global perspective on the best ways to empower, encourage and keep your best volunteers!
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 5 – 8 pm
Baylor Club at McLane Stadium: 1001 S. Martin Luther Kind Blvd., Waco, TX 76704.
All guests will use the Baylor Club main entrance on the West side of the stadium. Level 400, North Lounge.
Cost: AFP Members: $35/person
Register now as seating is limited!
FUNDRAISING FUNDAMENTALS September 26
- Preparing your nonprofit for the marathon
- The components of a good fundraising plan
- Fund development process
- Fundraising strategies/tools
- Prospect research & personal solicitations
- The benefits of fundraising planning
- Gift acceptance, donor acknowledgement, recognition & relations
Other Regional Capacity Building Training Events
12th Annual Governance of Nonprofit Organizations Course
VIDEO in Dallas September 18-19, 2014 Cityplace Events Hot Topics
- Preparing a Policies, Practices, & Procedures Manual for You Organization
- Lobbying, Political Campaigns, and Candidate Related Campaign Activity
- TABC Issues
- Gift Acceptance Policies: Should “Yes” Always Mean “Yes”?
- What You Need to Know about Document Retention and Discovery
- Employment Law – Do’s and Dont’s of Hiring and Firing
- Using Social Media to Raise Funds and Make Grants
MCLE Credits are available.
Click here to see the full line of topics for discussion, how to register, and where to stay!
We are headed to the 2014 Texas Nonprofit Summit in Austin on September 18-19, and want you to see you there, too!
This year’s Texas Nonprofit Summit is going to be better than ever, with top-notch keynote speakers, more than 40 breakout sessions to choose from, and countless networking opportunities.
- Keynote addresses on Collective Impact, the Myth of Nonprofit Overhead, and Millennial Engagement from Bill Strickland, Ken Berger, and Kari Dunn Saratovsky
- 24 sessions on topics ranging from impact measurement to advisory boards to earned income strategies to sparking creativity on your team and much more, all led by national leaders
- Access to an additional 20+ sessions designed for nonprofit capacity builders and hosted by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, which is holding their national conference concurrently with the Texas Nonprofit Summit
- Networking reception and happy hour with your fellow nonprofit professionals and hundreds of leaders attending the Alliance Conference.
When: September 18-19, 2014
Where: Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, TX
Early Bird Registration Rates through June 15: $185 for Greenlights members and OneStar grantees; $210 for non-members/grantees: http://texasnonprofitsummit.org/register Rates are $235 for members/grantees and $280 for non-members/grantees after June 15
The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox: Program Effectiveness, Performance Measurement & Results, ACC Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations
EO 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 email@example.com 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: September 25, 2014
Location: Austin Community College, 1212 Rio Grande St., Austin, TX 78701
Further information can be found by visiting the IRS.gov 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.
Why does it matter? Well, if we can understand and define the demographic and grantseeking strategy characteristics of organizations that receive $100,000 or more in annual awards, we can then compare these characteristics with those of our own organizations. In this webinar, Ellen Mowrer, GrantStation’s Director of Business and Marketing, will discuss techniques and tweaks that can help organizations move into the ranks of those receiving $100, 000+ awards. Perhaps most importantly, this webinar will help identify where these changes are possible and how to make them happen. For example, if your organization’s mission is to serve a rural population, you can’t just pick up and move to the city. However, you can adapt the insights gained in this webinar to become more successful in your grantseeking efforts. Join us for the free webinar, which is offered as a kick-off to the Fall 2014 State of Grantseeking Survey and Reports. This webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Visit the link to register.
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 2 PM Eastern Time (1 PM CST), 60 minutes