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Center for Nonprofit Management February 2011 Events
Center for Nonprofit Management

January, 2011

Register online at www.cnmdallas.org or call 214-826-3470, ext. 239.

 

How to Save Money through Efficient Operations – Lunch and Learn
Your facility and operations are an integral part of your organization, but without a plan in place that maximizes these resources, you can consume large portions of your already tight capital.  In this one-of-a-kind session, we will address all primary areas of your facility, office, warehouse, campus, and/or agency operations and share with you the highlights of creating efficiencies, developing your capital plan, establishing cash reserves and evaluating the need for debt or restructuring existing debt. We will teach you how to maximize your facility's potential, identify cost savings and present a proactive approach to maintenance, facility operations and capital improvements.

Instructor:           Becky Galvan & Rochelle Mercier, Trinity Realty Advisors
Fee:                       $25 members/ $35 non-members
Date:                     Tuesday, February 1, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Location:             Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, Dallas

Ready, Aim, Hire!

The good news... You have the funds to fill that position!  The bad news… You have to fill that position!
Job descriptions, recruitment, interviewing… it can be an overwhelming process, but if not done well, can cost you more time in rehiring or the consequences of making a bad hire. Join us for a "soup to nuts" discussion of the recruitment process and learn how to take the pain out of the finding the right person for the job.

Instructor:           Carrie Witmer
Fee:                       $65 members/ $115 non-members
Date:                     Wednesday, February 2, 9 am to 12 pm
Location:             Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, Dallas

 

2011 Nonprofit Legal Forum: EMPLOYMENT LAW
The 2011 Nonprofit Legal Forum is a quarterly program intended to provide the information and education needed to address the legal issues crucial to running nonprofit organizations.   Each forum will consist of a panel of attorneys who specialize in the topic of that session. The panelists will take turns speaking in general to the topic and then move to a table of participants where they can engage in a more intimate Q&A.

Fee:                       $45 members/ $55 non-members
Date:                     Thursday, February 3, 9 am to 12:30 pm
Location:             
Center for Community Cooperation, 2900 Live Oak, Dallas

Marketing Strategies for Nonprofit Success
To a nonprofit, marketing is the process by which organizations create community/stakeholder interest in programs and services. At its core the same concept - doing what it takes to convince enough people to invest the necessary resources.  So what are your marketing pains? How do you struggle with convincing people to invest in your organization? In this highly interactive workshop you will examine the various marketing strategies and tactics that can be applied to the nonprofit sector; and engage in exercises designed to resolve your marketing dilemmas.

Instructor:          
Ann Ranson, sales & marketing coach & consultant
Fee:                       $65 members/ $115 non-members
Date:                     Wednesday, February 9, 9 am to 12 pm
Location:             
Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, Dallas

Prep for the Audit or Review
Is your organization considering an audit, but you're not sure what it entails? What are the benefits? How much does it cost? Is a review or compilation service a better choice?  In this session you will come to understand the differences between an audit, review and compilation service and what would be right for your organization at this time.  You will also learn how to prepare for whichever service you decide by discussing what the Auditor will be doing and looking for and what he/she will need in order to make the overall process go smoothly.

Instructor:           David Hall, CPA, principal of The Hall Group
Fee:
                      
$65 members/ $115 non-members
Date:                     Thursday, February 10, 9 am to 12 pm
Location:            
Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, Dallas


Nonprofit Management Certificate Program
Session 1: Nonprofit Organizations – Culture & Challenges

The first session in the seven-part certification series, this session provides an overview of the nonprofit sector and involves discussion of its unique mission-driven culture, challenges and management trends. 

 

Fee:                       $210
Date:                     Friday February 11, 9 am to 4:30 pm
Location:             
Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, Dallas


QuickBooks for Nonprofit Success: Level II
This is an Intermediate Level Course intended to be taken as a follow up to QuickBooks for Nonprofit Success: Level I.  Are you are comfortable with the basics and ready to move on to more complex tasks? Do you wish to get more functionality out of your QuickBooks?  The purpose of this class is to build upon basic QuickBooks knowledge and understand more of the software's functionality. We will study various intermediate features and then discuss how these may be helpful for management, the board, and development. Time permitting; we will also have a Q&A session in which we will try to make QuickBooks work better for your specific needs.

Instructor:           Chad M. Rosen, CPA, MBA, MS, is the managing member of CMRosen, LLC
Fee:
                       $65 members/ $115 non-members
Date:                     Tuesday, February 15, 1 to 4:30 pm
Location:            
Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, Dallas

 

Write To Be Heard! Secrets of a PR Pro
We live in an age of "information overload" and "sound bite-it is"! To be seen and heard you must write to survive all the clutter. The simple truth is, people don't have the time to read for the meaning in something, which employs the writer to be clear, concise, conversational and accurate, if the audience is going to grasp the message.

This session promises to be time well spent as you learn from the best what the tricks are to writing like a PR professional! Based on journalism teachings, these writing concepts are the underpinning for PR, advertising, marketing and professional communicators - very different from the type we all learned in English class!

Instructor:           Janie Bryan Loveless
Fee:
                       $65 members/ $115 non-members
Date:                     Thursday, February 17, 9 am to 12 pm
Location:            
Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, Dallas

 

 

Nonprofit Management Certificate Program
Session 2:  Strategic Planning for Nonprofits

The second session in the seven-part certification series, this session examines the fundamental role that strategic thinking, alignment and planning play in effective and sustainable growth of nonprofit organizations.

 

Fee:                       $210
Date:                     Friday February 18, 9 am to 4:30 pm
Location:             
Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, Dallas

 

12 Tools for Engaging Your Board in Major Gifts Fundraising
Why are so many volunteers reluctant to participate in approaching prospects and donors? How can board chairs, development committee chairs, nonprofit CEOs and professional fundraising staff lead their board teams to own -and even enjoy- the essential and ultimately rewarding work of major gifts fundraising?  This workshop offers 12 tools that board leadership and staff can use to engage their teams in understanding donors' needs and to increase comfort levels and confidence in approaching major gift prospects.

Instructor:           Carole V. Rylander, CFRE, principal of Rylander Associates
Fee:
                       $65 members/ $115 non-members
Date:                     Tuesday, February 22, 9 am to 12 pm
Location:            
Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, Dallas


Can You Hear Me Now? Influencing Policymakers for Support
The social sector needs political support to accelerate their impact, but why aren't policymakers listening?  The common problem for many nonprofit organizations, including social enterprises, is a basic understanding of HOW to be heard by policymakers. Using best practices based on the research by Dr. Robert B. Cialdini, author, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, and real world experience, we will examine how to build meaningful relationships with policymakers. In doing so, you will learn ways to frame your organization's social issues in a way that will improve your overall success as an advocate.

Instructor:           Suzanne Smith, founder and managing director of Social Impact Architects
Fee:
                       $65 members/ $115 non-members
Date:                     Thursday, February 24, 9 am to 12 pm
Location:            
Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, Dallas



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