Trainings, Events & Monthly Meetings

Local Training Events & Monthly Meetings
Regional & National Training Events
Webinars

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 Trainings Events & Monthly Meetings


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.

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 Social Media Breakfast is a resource that serves to assist with social media strategies.
Led by Caryn Brown at wacosocialmedia.com, 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 here. For further information, contact Caryn at caryn@digitalmediabutterfly.com or 254.722.2991

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Nonprofit Network

Nonprofit Network is scheduled on the 3rd Thursday of each month of January to May & September to November.

The Nonprofit Network is a monthly gathering of area nonprofit agencies. The FREE meetings are hosted by the Cooper Foundation and provide an opportunity for networking, peer learning and capacity building. RSVP’s are appreciated! To do so, please contact Karen Aho at the Cooper Foundation at karen@cooperfdn.org.

The meetings are as scheduled

8:00 am Refreshments & Networking
8:30 am Announcements and Program Begins
9:45 am Q&A Time
10:00 am Program Concludes

Location: Texas Life Annex, 1000 Washington Ave., Waco, TX 76701

Nonprofit Network Meeting Dates
Looking ahead, here are the upcoming dates for the 2015 Nonprofit Network

  • Nonprofit Network’s summer break is June to August! Meetings will start back in September.
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19

Follow Nonprofit Network on Twitter

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AFP Meetings

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 27,000 members in 180 chapters working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The Central Texas chapter serves more than 70 members in the greater Waco, Temple and Killeen areas. You may join the local chapter by accessing the national AFP website (www.afpnet.org) and following the instructions for membership election.  For more information, see the “AFP Membership” tab on the left-hand sidebar. 

Every 4th Thursday of the month, AFP meetings are held at a designated location. To learn more about the meeting time and dates, visit centexafp.org

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August 26 – 28 — The Fund Raising School’s Developing Major Gifts Training

Join certified fundraising executives from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, the nation’s premier fundraising training program, for this comprehensive three day training on developing major gifts. Read more here!
Date: August 26, 27 & 28
Time: Check in at 7:30 am. Sessions run 8:30 am – 5 pm
Location: MCC Conference Center, 4601 North 19th Street, Waco, TX 76708
Cost: $99 through August 1, use code EARLYBIRD. After August 1, fee goes up to $129.
Register here! To learn more about The Fund Raising School, check them out here.

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October 9 — Executive Transitions/Succession Planning

Save-the-date! Registration information coming soon.

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October 13 – MCC hosts John Maxwell & “Developing the Leader Within You” 

John Maxwell — the best-selling author and expert on leadership — will speak at McLennan Community College as part of the McLennan Distinguished Lecture Series. The event will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 13, 2015 at McLennan’s Conference Center. Admission is free, but tickets will be required and will be available at a later date through the McLennan Box Office.

John Maxwell is synonymous with leadership.
He is a best-selling author and expert on developing leaders.

John C. Maxwell is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker who has sold more than 24 million books in 50 languages. Often called the country’s No. 1 leadership authority, Maxwell was identified as the most popular leadership expert in the world by Inc. magazine in 2014. And he has been voted the top leadership professional six years in a row on LeadershipGurus.net. Read more here.

Date: October 13, 2015
Time: 7 pm
Location: McLennan Community College Conference Center, 4601 North 19th Street, Waco, TX 76708
Cost: FREE! Tickets will be available through the McLennan Box Office at a later date.

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November 5 & 6 — The Grantsmanship Center’s Essential Grantskills

Click here for more information, and to learn about scholarship assistance, contact nwynter@wacofoundation.org.

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March 17, 2016 — The Skinny on Boards with Chuck Loring

Save-the-date! Registration information coming soon.

Regional & National Training Events


August 19 – 21 — University of Texas at Austin Hosts: The Annette Strauss Institute’s 2015 Executive Communication Training 

The Annette Strauss Institute’s Executive Communication Training empowers individuals from the nonprofits, political organizations, and civic associations to use strategic communication on behalf of the interests of their clients and communities. No matter your communications objective, this training will help you to effectively articulate your message, rise above the noise, and achieve your organization’s goals.

Our training will help you:
Create more engaging and effective presentations
Gain confidence in speaking in public and on camera
Develop clear messages that resonate with the audiences you need most.

Our workshops are designed to support professionals already working in advocacy-related jobs, as well as those interested in pursuing a career in public leadership, by showing them how to cut through the noise of the 24-hour news cycle, online blogosphere, and crowded issue field, by crafting a message that is sharpdisciplined, and resonates with the audience you need most. 

Seats are limited to no more than 30 participants. 

Register here

Dates & Times:

Wednesday, August 19    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm│Thursday, August 20    8:30 am – 5:00 pm│Friday, August 21    8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location: The University of Texas at Austin, Moody College of Communication

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Webinars


September 22 – October 27 — Register for NFF’s Fall Webinar SeriesThe Spectrum of Nonprofit Financing Options

6 sessions, from September 22 to October 27

From traditional lending to Program Related Investments, Pay for Success and Impact Investing, you’ll come away from this series with an intimate understanding of what kinds of resources are available to nonprofits now and how organizations should prepare to access the next wave of resources coming soon.

Click here to register

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