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Nonprofit 101

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2B. 2nd Floor
As nonprofits, how can we embody the change we want to see and create more effective, accountable, and equitable organizations as we do it? This Nonprofits 101 workshop will be unlike any other you have participated in. We will explore how to infuse the governance, management, and operational practices of our organizations with our values of justice, equity and equality, through the practice of deep democracy. Whether you are a small volunteer-based association or a staffed nonprofit corporation, you will learn how you can incorporate new governance and management strategies that further your values.
Participants will leave the workshop with:
  1. A general understanding of the operations and management of democratic organizations and a vision for how they might embed more democracy in their organization moving forward;
  2. Specific tools and practices to spread power throughout their organization and give impacted people more voice to shape strategic and programmatic decisions;
  3. Resources to select and engage their board of directors, co-workers, and other key-stakeholders in conversation about new organizational structures and practices; and
  4. An understanding of legal issues arising from democratically directed nonprofits.
This workshop is ideal for individuals working in or with social justice organizations of all sizes and at all stages of organizational development. All you need is a desire to either develop or refine self-governance practices in your team, program, group, or organization. Participants should be people with the capacity and energy to start making changes in their organization.
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Grants 101

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Opportunity Space @ Patterson, 1st Floor

Grants 101

Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged with writing grants for your organization? Are you finding it difficult to begin, or are you having trouble locating grant funders? 

This class demystifies the process and provides you with step-by-step instructions to get you started. Meet with other new grant writers and share your experiences, both negative and positive. You'll leave this class with a well-defined plan of action! 


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Federal and State Grants: Navigating the Process

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Opportunity Space @ Patterson, 1st Floor

Federal and State Grants: Navigating the Process

Ericka Harney, CAGS, CAE, CFRE, GPC, CVA is an 18-year veteran of the nonprofit and education sectors. Ericka has served as an international representative for the US, raised millions in funds for great missions, and co-founded a social enterprise. She has been a regular contributing author for industry publications and is a regular keynote and session speaker at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels.

In this workshop, Ericka will help participants get a handle on the foundation and basics of applying for funds from federal and state sources.  Registration requirements, finding opportunities, do’s and don’ts, and application formatting will be covered


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Polish Your Proposal

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor

Polish Your Proposal

Share your proposal for editing and commenting by your peers. Bring five (5) copies of your grant proposal and the funder's request for proposal. You'll gain valuable insight and honest feedback from five other attendees in the workshop. Class is limited to 10 attendees. 


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How to Apply For 501 (c) (3) Status

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room B
Stephanie Knox, CPA, from Flagel Huber Flagel will discuss the process of applying for tax exempt status with the IRS. Together, we'll navigate the Exempt Application Forms 1023 and 1023 E-Z
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Registration begins 5/1/2019 at 8:00 AM

Starting Your Nonprofit With Strong Board Governance

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2B. 2nd Floor


Starting Your Nonprofit With Strong Board Governance

Ready to start a nonprofit but not sure where to start? Max Kraus, CPA and Anna Helfen, CPA will give a brief overview of the documents and best practices you need to keep in mind from a tax compliance, corporate governance and best practices standpoint so that you start your nonprofit journey on the right foot! 

Successful nonprofits have high-impact nonprofit boards. How can you help your board give its best organizational performance?  Best practices dictate clearly defined roles and responsibilities of your board members, how to ensure accountability and transparency, and how to recruit the next rock star board member



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Registration begins 5/21/2019 at 8:00 AM

Polish Your Proposal

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
Share your proposal for editing and commenting by your peers. Bring five (5) copies of your grant proposal and the funder's request for information. You'll gain valuable insight and honest feedback from the other attendees to this workshop. Class size is limited to 10 participants. 
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Registration begins 6/1/2019 at 8:00 AM

Grants 101

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2B. 2nd Floor

Grants 101

Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged with writing grants for your organization? Are you finding it difficult to begin, or are you having trouble locating grant funders? 

This class demystifies the process and provides you with step-by-step instructions to get you started. Meet with other new grant writers and share your experiences, both negative and positive. You'll leave this class with a well-defined plan of action! 


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