Community Trainings & Events Calendar

Welcome to MNN’s Nonprofit Trainings and Events Calendar! Here you’ll find trainings and events across the state to help you network, learn & give back. Browse the full calendar below or use the categories and tags to filter by region or event type.

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For questions concerning MNN’s Nonprofit Trainings and Events Calendar please contact calendar@massnonprofitnet.org.

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Jun
10
Fri
Engaging Remote and Global Employees in Pro Bono Service @ Webinar
Jun 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Engaging Remote and Global Employees in Pro Bono Service @ Webinar

The shift towards a more remote and global workforce has overarching benefits for employees and companies alike. Employees are happier and more productive, with the ability to redirect commuting time towards more productive work and life endeavors. Employers are able to attract and retain the best talent for the job, without location or logistics as a limitation – as well as enjoying the cost savings associated with reduced facilities and infrastructure.

But what impact does this new more virtual workforce have on employee engagement and development? That question is increasingly on the minds of leading employers, as telework moves from the fringes to the mainstream for talent-minded companies. This webinar will feature Robert McCarthy and Maureen Manning, two esteemed business leaders from Fidelity Investment’s Enterprise Infrastructure business unit, who will share their stories about how engaging remote and global employees in skills-based volunteering has helped increase employee engagement by providing talent and leadership development opportunities for employees.

What You’ll Walk Away With:
– Tips and best practices on how to engage remote and global employees in team based pro bono projects as a talent and leadership development initiative.
– The key challenges and opportunities around integrating virtual skilled service programs as a solution and an equalizer for remote and global employees.
– Recommendations for ways nonprofits can leverage the shift towards a more virtual workforce to access talent, connect with corporate partners and save on overhead costs.

Panelists Include:

Robert McCarthy, SVP Enterprise Infrastructure at Fidelity Investments
Maureen Manning, Executive Assistant Enterprise Infrastructure at Fidelity Investments

Jun
16
Thu
MetroWest Nonprofit Network Annual Meet the Funders and Networking Event @ Longfellow's Wayside Inn
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
MetroWest Nonprofit Network Annual Meet the Funders and Networking Event @ Longfellow's Wayside Inn

Have you ever wondered what foundations are really looking for? Join us and hear from a panel of corporate funders. Learn what they hope to accomplish in our communities, what they look for in proposals, and how to best position your organization to receive funding.1 pm Registration, 1:30-3 pm Panel Presentation and Questions,followed by
3-4:30 pm Networking Event. Please register online at www.metrowestnonprofit.org

Oct
20
Thu
TUGG’s Tech Gives Back 2016
Oct 20 all-day
TUGG’s Tech Gives Back 2016

Would your nonprofit benefit from a day of volunteer service? Building Impact is partnering with Technology Underwriting Greater Good (TUGG) to host their 6th Annual Tech Gives Back city-wide day of service on Thursday, October 20, 2016. In 2015, Building Impact supported more than 250 nonprofit organizations with the help of 20,000+ volunteers across more than 600 companies across Greater Boston with supplies and volunteer time.

This year, 1,500 volunteers will be matched with nonprofits to provide services such as:

Painting
Planting
Cleaning
Sorting
Beautification projects
Direct service/interaction with clients
Marketing and social media consultations
Volunteers will be matched with projects that will positively support your organization. Funding is also available in order to purchase supplies for these projects.

Nonprofits are asked to complete this form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TtD2uRIaMSRfnGRsS9bovjtzWnCOUBquCXsb9TQZhxQ/viewform) to proposal a volunteer project. This is a great opportunity to utilize volunteers for the projects your organization needs help with. Project proposals are due by August 5th. A video clip that showcases last year’s projects can be viewed here (https://youtu.be/Czgb5dWgwtQ).

Please contact Building Impact Director of Nonprofit Programs Robert Kordenbrock, at Robert@buildingimpact.org or at 617.933.8290 for more information regarding hosting a group of volunteers for your organization.

Oct
27
Thu
501Partners Bootcamp 101/201 in NYC @ WeWork Dumbo Heights
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – Oct 28 @ 1:00 am
501Partners Bootcamp 101/201 in NYC @ WeWork Dumbo Heights

Our popular Salesforce Bootcamp for Nonprofits series comes to New York City!

We are bringing our popular Salesforce training to New York for a special back-to-back training. On October 27th learn the basics with Salesforce Bootcamp for Nonprofits 101. On October 28th, reach your maximum Salesforce efficiency with in-depth reporting, data migration, and more. Just looking to attend one session? No problem, you can easily sign up for one session, or both. Whether your organization wants to understand and implement fundamentals of Salesforce, or to take its Salesforce use to the next level, we offer a comprehensive training just right for you!

More about our Bootcamps:

Our Salesforce Bootcamp for Nonprofits 101 is geared to the new or relatively new nonprofit Salesforce user, and is one of our most popular offerings. This intensive training is extremely hands-on, giving you plenty of practice time to become familiar with the basic features of Salesforce for the nonprofit user, and the confidence to move forward with Salesforce in the office.

At 501Partners, we’re experts at Salesforce and want to help you use this powerful platform to increase impact in your communities.

By the end of the Salesforce Bootcamp for Nonprofits 101 you will know how to:

Process Contacts
Record Donations
Manage Tasks
Customize records
Import Data
Launch campaigns
Generate reports
Create Dashboards
Salesforce Bootcamp for Nonprofits 201 is designed to take your organization to the next level of Salesforce proficiency. Whether you’ve become familiar with Salesforce at our original Bootcamp, or you’ve gained the skills on your own, Bootcamp 201 will help your organization reach maximum efficiency with Salesforce.

At Bootcamp 201, you will leave with a fundamental understanding of Salesforce NPSP 3.0, including how to:

Efficiently migrate data from your current repository to Salesforce
Run detailed reports and create dashboards on fundraising activities
Manage RSVPs for your events
Automate your donation acknowledgments
Mass Communications through Salesforce
Take advantage of the unique benefits that Salesforce offers to nonprofit users
Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Development Staff, Admin Staff, Volunteer Coordinators, Program Directors

What attendees have said about Bootcamp

“Overall, great job! Working while learning was extremely helpful. I was able to learn a lot that will make me stronger and more effective while using Salesforce.”

“I wish I had taken this class 1.5 years ago, it would have made my job a lot easier!”

“Thank you so much for a great workshop! I definitely learned a lot, and I look forward to diving into Salesforce and seeing what it can do for our organization.”

Bootcamp 101 is on Thursday, October 27, 2016; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bootcamp 201 is on Friday, October 28, 2016; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

About Bootcamp Plus

Our advanced Salesforce skills workshops are designed to offer a deep dive into one specific function of Salesforce, with the goal of enabling you to confidently maintain your own Salesforce instance in-house. Each half-day workshop opens with a foundational overview of the subject and walks you through active use use cases to make the subject concrete and understandable. This training series is designed for hands-on learning and offers plenty of time for asking and responding to your questions.

All of our bootcamps are taught by our Director of Training, Paul Baxter.

A Few Details:

Please make sure to bring a laptop to the training. We do a lot of hands-on exercises. We also recommend using Chrome or Firefox browsers (Internet Explorer and Safari do not work well with Salesforce).

Note: Chromebooks and tablets are not recommended.

Dec
2
Fri
December Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits @ 501Partners
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
December Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits @ 501Partners

Are you a nonprofit that needs help understanding and implementing Salesforce, but lacks the skills and resources to take advantage of the platform’s power?

If yes, we have a great event for you – our Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits!
At 501Partners, we’re experts at Salesforce and want to share our knowledge with nonprofits that are looking to use this powerful platform to improve operations.

By the end of the bootcamp you will know how to:
-Process Contacts
-Record Donations
-Manage Tasks
-Customize records
-Import Data
-Launch campaigns
-Generate reports
-Create Dashboards

Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Development Staff, Admin Staff, Volunteer Coordinators, Program Directors

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What attendees have said about Bootcamp
“Overall, great job! Working while learning was extremely helpful. I was able to learn a lot that will make me stronger and more effective while using Salesforce.”
“I wish I had taken this class 1.5 years ago, it would have made my job a lot easier!”
“Thank you so much for a great workshop! I definitely learned a lot, and I look forward to diving into Salesforce and seeing what it can do for our organization.”

Mar
24
Fri
Bootcamp Plus: DIY Salesforce Data Migration @ 501Partners
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bootcamp Plus: DIY Salesforce Data Migration @ 501Partners

Data migration simply means transferring a large amount of data from one place to another in a single operation. At some point, nearly every organization will need to migrate data. If you have an existing database, you already have a substantial amount of development and program information. Entering all that information manually would take far too much time, so data migration is the solution. But data migration is useful in other scenarios as well, such as when you have a large event and collect a substantial number of new donors or program participants.

Successful data migration requires preparing the data in a format the Salesforce can accept. We will cover many time-saving techniques to make this process easier. We will also learn how to make migration easier by matching your data to Salesforce’s internal structure. Finally, we will use and compare three different free data migration tools.
Leave with the confidence and knowledge to:

Preparare data in Excel
Understand the differences between various data migration tools: Data Loader, Dataloader.io, Data Wizard
Execute simple migration: Contacts and Accounts
Execute Intermediate Migration, such as:
Migrating Donations and attaching the data to Accounts
Migrating Cases and attaching the data to Contacts
Adding Contacts to Campaigns through Migration
Execute Advanced Migration, such as using External ID’s to attach Donations to Accounts
Insert, Update and Delete with a data migration tool.

This morning workshop is offered in conjunction with the afternoon workshop, Salesforce for Event Management – Click and Pledge & More. Register for one or both sessions.
All of our workshops are taught by our Director of Training, Paul Baxter. Salesforce Bootcamp for Nonprofits 101 completion, or equivalent experience, is a registration pre-requirement for any Bootcamp Plus workshop. Please contact us at (978) 232-9200 if you have any questions about this requirement.

Bootcamp Plus: Salesforce for Event Management – Click & Pledge and more @ 501Partners
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bootcamp Plus: Salesforce for Event Management - Click & Pledge and more @ 501Partners

When you hold a special event – a fundraiser, volunteer recognition, or conference – you want your organization to shine. Let Salesforce help you track attendance, donors, and activities in the most efficient way possible and give you time to schmooze. This Bootcamp PLUS covers native Salesforce tools like Campaigns as well as third-party apps. We will demonstrate well-known tools, including Click and Pledge Events and Eventbrite, and discuss their relative advantages. We will also walk you through the steps to install the free Eventbrite connector, so that the data you collect online will flow seamlessly into your Salesforce instance.

Leave with the confidence and knowledge to:
Use Salesforce with third-party apps for event management
Customize Campaigns
Use Click and Pledge Events
Install the Eventbrite Connector

All of our workshops are taught by our Director of Training, Paul Baxter. Salesforce Bootcamp for Nonprofits 101 completion, or equivalent experience, is a registration pre-requirement for any Bootcamp Plus workshop. Please contact us at (978) 232-9200 if you have any questions about this requirement.

This afternoon workshop is offered in conjunction with the morning Bootcamp PLUS workshop DIY Salesforce Data Migration Sign up for one or both workshops!

Apr
7
Fri
April Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits @ 501Partners
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
April Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits @ 501Partners

Are you a nonprofit that needs help understanding and implementing Salesforce, but lacks the skills and resources to take advantage of the platform’s power?

If yes, we have a great event for you – our Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits!
At 501Partners, we’re experts at Salesforce and want to share our knowledge with nonprofits that are looking to use this powerful platform to improve operations.

By the end of the bootcamp you will know how to:
Process Contacts
Record Donations
Manage Tasks
Customize records
Import Data
Launch campaigns
Generate reports
Create Dashboards

Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Development Staff, Admin Staff, Volunteer Coordinators, Program Directors

-x-x-x-x-
What attendees have said about Bootcamp
“Overall, great job! Working while learning was extremely helpful. I was able to learn a lot that will make me stronger and more effective while using Salesforce.”

“I wish I had taken this class 1.5 years ago, it would have made my job a lot easier!”

“Thank you so much for a great workshop! I definitely learned a lot, and I look forward to diving into Salesforce and seeing what it can do for our organization.”

“Paul, the presenter was awesome! The best part was that he was able to pause and answer questions, and then continue with his train of thought. He’s very easy to understand, and able to demonstrate on the screen how to actually do things, including when answering random questions.”

“Watching an experienced user use Salesforce really teaches you a lot more than just trying to read manuals or help pages on your own. It was also useful to hear how the other attendees use salesforce at their companies.”

Apr
21
Fri
Bootcamp PLUS: Salesforce Toolbox for Admins @ 501Partners
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bootcamp PLUS: Salesforce Toolbox for Admins @ 501Partners

Salesforce Toolbox for Admins
Many organizations find having a Salesforce system administrator on site to be advantageous, not to mention cost-effective. This half-day training is designed for the relatively new nonprofit Salesforce admin who wants to be a confident user of the most helpful and frequently-used Salesforce functions. You’ll leave knowing how to administer Salesforce to support your program, organization, and staff data needs. Come ready to practice adding, ask your questions, and learn alongside your peers.

We will walk through active use cases, and discuss some of the most commonly-asked questions about nonprofit Salesforce system administration. Finish the workshop with confidence and the ability to:

Add and Remove Users
Create a Company Profile
Edit Profiles
Use Data Securely
Export Your Data Safely and Efficiently
Merge Contacts and Accounts
De-duplicate Contacts Without Stress

This workshop is offered in conjunction with Bootcamp Plus: Salesforce Advanced Reporting. Sign up for a single session, or both for a heightened Salesforce learning experience.

Salesforce Bootcamp for Nonprofits 101 completion, or equivalent experience, is a registration pre-requirement for any Bootcamp Plus workshop. Contact us at (978) 232-9200 if you have any questions about this requirement.

About Bootcamp Plus
Our advanced Salesforce skills workshops are designed to offer a deep dive into one specific function of Salesforce, with the goal of enabling you to confidently maintain your own Salesforce instance in-house. Each half-day workshop opens with a foundational overview of the subject and walks you through active use use cases to make the subject concrete and understandable. This training series is designed for hands-on learning and offers plenty of time for asking and responding to your questions.
All of our bootcamps are taught by our Director of Training, Paul Baxter.

May
5
Fri
May Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits @ 501Partners
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
May Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits @ 501Partners

Are you a nonprofit that needs help understanding and implementing Salesforce, but lacks the skills and resources to take advantage of the platform’s power?

If yes, we have a great event for you – our Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits!
At 501Partners, we’re experts at Salesforce and want to share our knowledge with nonprofits that are looking to use this powerful platform to improve operations.

By the end of the bootcamp you will know how to:
Process Contacts
Record Donations
Manage Tasks
Customize records
Import Data
Launch campaigns
Generate reports
Create Dashboards

Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Development Staff, Admin Staff, Volunteer Coordinators, Program Directors

-x-x-x-x-
What attendees have said about Bootcamp:

“Overall, great job! Working while learning was extremely helpful. I was able to learn a lot that will make me stronger and more effective while using Salesforce.”

“I wish I had taken this class 1.5 years ago, it would have made my job a lot easier!”

“Thank you so much for a great workshop! I definitely learned a lot, and I look forward to diving into Salesforce and seeing what it can do for our organization.”

“Paul, the presenter was awesome! The best part was that he was able to pause and answer questions, and then continue with his train of thought. He’s very easy to understand, and able to demonstrate on the screen how to actually do things, including when answering random questions.”

“Watching an experienced user use Salesforce really teaches you a lot more than just trying to read manuals or help pages on your own. It was also useful to hear how the other attendees use salesforce at their companies.”

Jun
20
Tue
FREE Webinar: What Would Disney Do? @ Online @ Bay Path University
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
FREE Webinar: What Would Disney Do? @ Online @ Bay Path University

Every business exists to serve those who want and need its goods and services. So, why do some businesses seem to serve well, while others fail miserably? Across business sectors and throughout today’s competitive global marketplace, service is THE key differentiator in customer choice, and great service begins with employees at all levels.

Whether your organization serves patrons, patients, customers, clients or guests – our expert panelists will shed light on customer engagement issues that you confront every day.

How might companies rethink their customer service through the lens of a company best known for being the gold standard in customer engagement?
What does it take to increase customer engagement and company reputation?
How can we help front line employees understand their critical role as brand ambassadors, in order to create stellar customer interactions?
Register now to learn from two former Disney employees who can help you translate the Disney approach to great service in your own unique organization.

Jul
14
Fri
Salesforce Bootcamp 101 @ 501Partners
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits is just right for the new or relatively new Salesforce user, and is one of our most popular offerings! This intensive one-day training is extremely hands-on, giving you plenty of practice time to become familiar with the basic features of Salesforce for the nonprofit user.

May
30
Wed
Women in Development Brown Bag Program – Building Corporate Partnerships without Losing Your Mission or Your Mind @ Non-Profit Center
May 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Are you building corporate partnerships for your nonprofit, or interested in exploring the field of corporate fundraising? Learn from our panel of experienced professionals on how to build effective corporate partnerships. We will explore elements of the partnership lifecycle, including: how to find corporate champions, pitching a company with their interests in mind, how to communicate the impact of their partnership, employee engagement, and much more.

Anticipated takeaways:

How to identify potential corporate partners for your organization
How to avoid mission creep when creating a corporate partnership
How to frame a volunteer day to include a donation component

Audience/Target Market: Individuals who work in corporate relations, Directors of Development, entry-level development staff interested in corporate & foundation relations.

Moderator: Christine Riley Miller, Director of Sustainability, Samsonite LLC

Panelists: Chris Mann, National VP of Corporate Partnerships, City Year
Sally Washburn, Senior Director of Development, UMass Lowell
Patrick Manchon, Director of Institutional Relations, Boston Ballet

Oct
17
Wed
Pfizer Strategic Legal Thinking Seminars for Nonprofit Executives: Insurance Basics for Nonprofits @ Webinar
Oct 17 @ 12:50 pm – 3:30 pm

Lawyers Clearinghouse is pleased to announce a complimentary webinar for nonprofit organizations, Strategic Legal Thinking Seminars – Insurance Basics for Nonprofits: What All Nonprofits Should Know, offered by Pfizer and Exponentum (TM). The webinar will discuss legal and practical issues that nonprofits confront when seeking to protect themselves through insurance coverage. Lawyers Clearinghouse is pleased to be part of Exponentum (TM).

Speakers will include Scott Konrad of Hub International, and Teresa Lewi and Russell Squire of Covington & Burling LLP.

Please register by 12:00 pm on October 9.

Program (all times are Eastern Time)
12:30 p.m. Registration and Networking (for New York City live location)
12:45 p.m. Opening Remarks (for New York City and WebEx participants)
12:50 p.m. Start of Program Presentation
3:15 p.m. Q&A
3:30 p.m. Adjournment

Nov
8
Thu
Exponentum Webinar: Best Practices for Nonprofits in the #MeToo Era: Investigations and Policies @ Webinar
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Exponentum Webinar: Best Practices for Nonprofits in the #MeToo Era: Investigations and Policies @ Webinar

Lawyers Clearinghouse and Exponentum are pleased to present a complimentary webinar for nonprofit employers.

Legal requirements and best practices are evolving in the #MeToo era affecting all employers. Tailored specifically for nonprofit leaders, we will provide practical and timely guidance so you can effectively evaluate current policies and be prepared to investigate workplace complaints and respond appropriately. All executive directors, in-house counsel, human resources professionals, board members, and other leaders of nonprofit organizations are invited to attend.

Topics:
– Best practices and legal requirements for your policies against harassment, discrimination and retaliation
– Highlights of the latest state statutes mandating that employers take certain steps to prevent workplace harassment
– Steps for conducting an effective workplace investigation

Speakers:
Tara K. Burke, Of Counsel, Jackson Lewis P.C.; Michael A. Frankel, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Lawyers Clearinghouse is proud to be a member of Exponentum (TM), a national network of business law pro bono providers. www.exponentum.org.

Nov
13
Tue
Advanced Grant Seeking @ Philanthropy Massachusetts
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Advanced Grant Seeking @ Philanthropy Massachusetts

Nonprofit organizations often seek grant support but fall short in receiving an award. Competition for grants continue to grow as government funding dwindles. Learn how to present your case for support no matter the type or size of grant you are requesting. This session will sharpen your grant-seeking skills by making your proposal more competitive.

From logic models to making your case for support using 2,000 or less characters, this workshop will help you prepare successful paper and paperless proposal narratives including those to the different levels of government. There will be a discussion on the use of Gantt and PERT charts and other visual aids to help reviewers quickly understand the intent of your proposed project. You will also learn techniques to use when preparing proposals to obtain grants for capacity-building projects and capital campaigns.

The intended learning goals are as follows:

– Understand the current giving trends of foundations, corporations, and government agencies
– Analyze request for proposals (RFPs) to determine a fit with your proposed project
– Prepare reviewer friendly proposals
– Formulate strategies to develop proposals for special projects, capacity-building efforts, and capital campaigns
– Learn techniques to apply for a multi-year or million-dollar grant

This workshop provides learning opportunities for intermediate to advanced (10+ years) grant seekers. The ideal participants will be those with two or more years of experience preparing grant proposals who have an understanding how to develop a strong needs statement, goals and outcomes, evaluation strategies, and the budget and justification for the project/program they propose.

Presenter
Diane Gedeon-Martin is a nationally recognized grants consultant, instructor, and lecturer in the area of grants and grant seeking for nonprofit organizations. For more than 25 years, she has trained over 20,000 people through her grant-seeking workshops and conference sessions. Her dedication to the field is evident in the way she speaks about the grant seeking process; her enthusiasm is contagious!

For 13 years, she was a member of the faculty of the former Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits, now renamed The Alliance after a merger) where she conducted several grant-seeking workshops annually including the popular two-day, semi-annual Grant Proposal Certificate Series. In 2015, she retired from the her position as an adjunct faculty member of The Fund Raising School (TFRS) at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University where she not only taught for 14 years but also co-developed the curriculum for the Preparing Successful Grant Proposals course.

Diane is a certified Master Trainer through the Faculty Training Academy of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International. She is a frequent presenter at regional, national, and international conferences including six consecutive AFP International Conferences, an AFP International Audioconference, and several Grant Professionals Association (GPA) regional and national conferences. In 2017, she was the keynote speaker at the New England (NE) GPA regional conference.

Nov
29
Thu
Introduction to Logic Models @ Philanthropy Massachusetts
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Logic Models @ Philanthropy Massachusetts

Did you know that only 28% of nonprofits have a current logic model, which experts consider to be the foundation for promising evaluation capacities? Come learn how this tool provides the foundation for a quality program design! You will learn about logic models for program planning, program improvement, and as the first step to prepare for outcome measurement.

Participants will:
– Learn the five components of a logic model (participants, inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes)
– Understand criteria for a quality logic model
– Illustrate how a logic model will help you make improvements to your program design and daily program practices
– Draft an outcomes ladder for your own program

This logic model session will draw from Theory of Change concepts including target population definition, participant strengths and challenges, reasons for program, and unintended negative outcomes. A logic model can help ensure that your program staff and your development staff are marching to the same tune!

Presenters:

Ellen Bass, Director, Capacity Institute

Ellen Bass launched and directs the Capacity Institute, which helps nonprofits Improve participant outcomes as a measure of mission attainment, by building and implementing their theory of change and performance management systems over two-years. Nonprofits have improved intermediate outcome success rates by 212% and long-term outcome success rates by 388%! For twenty years, Ellen has taught and coached staff from more than three hundred nonprofits how to use logic models and outcome measurement to strengthen participant outcomes, programs, staff, strategy, partnerships, and fundraising. Ellen also founded and leads the Nonprofit Performance Management Network, to improve the effectiveness of human service nonprofits nationally by engaging consultants, nonprofits and funders to invest in performance management practices. Ellen is a member of the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community, which includes more than 150 nonprofit thought leaders and practitioners who advance nonprofit high performance as the norm.

Pieta Blakely, Principal, Blakely Consulting, LLC

Pieta is the Principal of Blakely Consulting, LLC, a certified minority- and woman-owned business enterprise. She is a researcher and evaluator of programs and policy, specializing in non-profit management and workforce development. She has over ten years’ experience in program evaluation and performance management in non-profit programs.

She has experience working in agencies of various sizes, including Commonwealth Corporation and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, where she was the Director of Research and Evaluation. She specializes in designing data systems that support quality programming, creating organizational accountability plans, and using knowledge to improve program performance. Her practice focuses on anti-poverty programs and youth-serving programs.

Pieta received her BA from Brown University in Organizational Behavior and Management and Anthropology, her MS in Administrative Science from Boston University, her MEd from Harvard University and her PhD in Social Policy from Brandeis University.

Jan
24
Thu
Fiscal Governance Compliance Check-up Clinic for Nonprofits @ Holland & Knight LLP
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fiscal Governance Compliance Check-up Clinic for Nonprofits @ Holland & Knight LLP

Please register by January 10. Note that space is very limited and you may be asked to join a waitlist.

Lawyers Clearinghouse, Holland & Knight, and Exponentum™—a national network of business law pro bono providers—are uniting for a National Day of Service, with the common goal of serving nonprofits throughout the country. This legal clinic will help local nonprofit organizations assess and improve their governance systems and practices, with a focus on fiscal governance and financial management.

Issues covered will include:
– the role of nonprofit boards in financial oversight;
– audit committee governance;
– internal financial controls; and
– nonprofit investment policies.

ABOUT THE CLINIC:

The legal clinic will begin with a brief training on current fiscal governance issues. Next, each participating organization will meet with attorney volunteers assigned to you who will walk you through several questions regarding your current policies and procedures, in order to flag areas where you may need to make changes.

After this legal clinic, your organization may request additional assistance from Lawyers Clearinghouse to follow up on legal issues identified in the course of the attorney consultation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

A board member, executive director, or senior manager of your organization. All local nonprofits are encouraged to register.