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Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance

Wed, Dec 09, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

The nonprofit governing board has been described as an ineffective group of effective people. Why do nonprofits so broadly fail to use their boards wisely? And how might they do better? This webinar will touch upon a comprehensive range of issues in a way that will be relevant to almost every... (continued)

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Financial Roles for Non-Financial Staff

Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Effective nonprofit financial management requires collaboration throughout the organization. Learn who needs to collaborate with whom. This webinar will explore the financial role of every person in the organization including the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, program and fundraising staff, clerical staff, the receptionist, and volunteers.

Taggedgovernancefinancial managementaccountingsupervision / personnel managementgovernance financial management accounting supervision / personnel managementpersonnel

Alana V. Allen

Executive Director of I Am A Queen in NC | PR Pro | President of Lotus Flower Consulting Group

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What's a Mission Statement Worth?

Wed, Nov 04, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Does your mission statement differentiate your nonprofit clearly and concisely? Could it describe any of several other organizations? If you're clear about your value to your community, stakeholders and/or cause, why bother to “wordsmith” your mission statement? The answers to these questions can... (continued)

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Sinclair James Warning : Labor Complaints in Middle East

Millions of migrant workers exit the airport of Manila every year to find their luck as a domestic worker in foreign countries. Some of them are newbies, reluctant but determined to earn for their families back home. Others are already experienced but are still tearful when saying goodbye to their families... (continued)

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10 Minute Board Exercise in Disaster Preparedness - Protecting Your Personnel

We often find ourselves so busy with daily activities and programming that we forget to make time to "think ahead". As many nonprofits have discovered, this can be devastating should an unforeseen hazardous event occur.

Such events include fire, flooding,... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Measure, Monitor, Report

Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives... (continued)

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How You Can Engage New Board Members: Strengthening Your Nonprofit Organization

Wed, Sep 09, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Finding, cultivating and orienting board members is no small task. Strong boards understand that a focus on new members requires a clear understanding and commitment to the notion of governance—not management (the role of staff) as well as stewardship, dedication and consistency.... (continued)

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Grantwriter's FastTrack Essentials

Facilitated by veteran grantwriter Dalya Massachi, Grantwriter’s FastTrack Essentials is a unique, hands-on opportunity to develop or refresh your grantwriting skills. We’ll cover a wide range of topics concerning the strategy and craft of grantwriting to foundations, corporations, and other grantors.

Grantwriter’s FastTrack... (continued)


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Ellen Donohue

Ellen’s 30 plus years of experience in the non-profit community offers you a unique opportunity to have one of the most experienced fundraisers and trainers in the business work for you.
Ellen is a leader in the development, training and implementation of capital and major gift campaigns, board development and retention, strategic planning and the infrastructure... (continued)

The Leader as Coach: Guiding Your Team in Dynamic Change

Wed, Aug 05, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

It's virtually impossible to fulfill your mission over the long haul without change. Key people come and go, the economy surges and lags, new ways to engage donors or members emerge seemingly every day, and the imperative to operate cost-effectively is ever-present. ... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development & Implementation

Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT

Strategic planning has a dicey reputation for any number of reasons:

  1. it often is tedious and time-consuming;
  2. the issues it identifies are either obvious or not critical to the mission (or both);
  3. the actions it specifies are vague and unmeasurable;
  4. it... (continued)

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10 Ways to be an Awesome Board Member

This 7 minute video http://youtu.be/A0ZnwC_uEi8 tells you everything you need to know about being a great Board member. Shared in the spirit of building a strong sector.

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The ABCs of Building Better Boards

Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

It's as easy as ABC to create a well-functioning board of directors! Well, maybe not exactly easy, but this fast-paced webinar will share practical ways to Aquire, Build, and Celebrate to recruit, manage and reward the best board members. Starting with recruitment, we'll look at important tools that will help you... (continued)

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The Hour Series Training Modules: #1-14

Updated 2016 version, includes hyperlinks in guides and updated information. Includes all 14 of the Hour Series training modules: board development, community problem solving, ED performance review, financial management, management excellence, marketing, nonprofit start-up, outcomes measurements,... (continued)


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Volunteer Development Training Module

The updated 2016 version includes hyperlinks in the guides and everything needed to train board and staff on the recruitment, training, recognition and dismissal of all types of volunteers in a nonprofit. Included are: Power Point, sample agenda, instructor notes, relevant Hour Series guides, sample handouts.


Taggedvolunteer developmenteffective meetingsvolunteer recruitmentvolunteer trainingvolunteer recognitionvolunteer dismissal

Risk Management Training Module

This 2016 updated version includes hyperlinked text for easy access to information, as well as the addition of a section on cyber security and other risk management issues. Ideal for training boards and staff on critical issues, the module includes: Power Point, sample agenda, instructor notes, sample handouts and the relevant Hour Series guide.


Taggedrisk managementCyber Securitydisaster planninginsuranceabuse prevention

Personnel Management Training Module

The updated 2016 version includes hyperlinked text, making the information easier to use. Legal and effective policies and procedures for human resources management are essential for any nonprofit. Ideal for board, staff and consultants of small to mid-sized nonprofits, this training module includes Power Point, instructor notes, agenda, sample handouts, and relevant Hour Series guides.


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Outcomes Measurements Training Module

This 2016 updated version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. Donors want results, not statistics. This training module will help staff, board members and consultants understand how to develop and implement an outcomes measurements strategies for all programs. Included are: Power Point, instructor notes, handouts, sample agenda, and relevant Hour Series Guides.


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Financial Management Training Module

This 2016 updated version includes hyperlinked text to make it easier to access information. Especially helpful for small nonprofits wanting to make sure their financial management policies and procedures meet basic standards of accountability, the training module is helpful for staff, board and... (continued)


Taggedfinancial managementaccounting

Executive Director Performance Review Training Module

The 2016 updated version includes hyperlinked text to make it easier to access information. The module is helpful for boards or consultants looking for guidance on developing a proven performance review strategy for nonprofit executive directors. Included are: Power Point, instructor notes, sample agenda, handouts and relevant Hour Series guides.


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Board Development Training Module

The updated and revised 2016 version includes hyperlinked text to make it easier to access information. Ideal for consultants or anyone interested in providing training for governing boards of nonprofits, the module includes a Power Point, sample agendas, handouts,... (continued)


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The One-Hour Meeting

The updated, 2016 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. Long, boring, and unproductive meetings can be destructive. This guide provides simple suggestions on how to increase the productivity of meetings while decreasing their length.


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The Four-Hour Volunteer Development Process

The updated 2016 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. Nonprofits depend on volunteers: board members, committee members, and program volunteers. Yet few nonprofits have formalized policies and procedures for the recruitment, training, recognition and dismissal of all types of volunteers. This guide provides examples.


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The Two-Hour Board Training

The updated 2016 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. The critical nature of their legal governance responsibilities, and their relationship with the executive director, requires that board members be trained. This guide provides step by step directions for a variety of board... (continued)


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