2015 SPRING NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP SERIES
Vegso Community Resource Center (VCRC)
261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432
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INTRODUCTION TO FINDING FUNDERS AND TO THE VCRC GRANT LIBRARY
PRESENTED BY BARBARA WOODEN, VCRC NONPROFIT EDUCATION COORDINATOR
January 13 - February 3 - March 3 - April 7 - May 5, 2015 10:00am – 11:30am -No Cost
Learn how to effectively use library materials, including the Foundation Center's Foundation Directory Online database. Research potential funders for your organization by developing targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs.
WHAT DID WE FORGET: ENSURING SUCCESS AS A START UP COMPANY, NONPROFIT: FROM STARTUP ZERO, TO HERO
PRESENTED BY RUDI BESTER: INVESTOR, ENTREPRENEUR AND CEO, MEMORY TREES 501(c) (3)
January 15, 2015: 1:00pm - 3:00pm - No cost
In many ways, nonprofits are no different from for-profit corporations. And, all corporations were once startups. Come and learn about sustainable corporate growth strategies; how to structure your corporation for maximum ROI; why and how technology startups create free software, and how "free" also applies to your nonprofit; pricing your products and/or services; how to pitch your nonprofit to social investors for maximum promotional impact, and to secure financing; how/where to invest 'spare cash'; and more. Come prepared to have fun, share and learn!
NAVIGATING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT: CONNECTING THE DOTS FOR OUR CHILDREN & FAMILIES
PRESENTED BY: DR. ANN FARAONE
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 2pm - 4pm - No Cost
If you are a non-profit, providing programs and services to children and families, it is important to your work to learn ways to connect with the appropriate school district departments and staff. By partnering in serving a common client, we can leverage the resources available to strengthen the educational as well as social/emotional opportunities. The entire community benefits when our families are aware of and children receive support from multiple sources to overcome the many barriers to their success.
CREATING A BUSINESS MODEL THAT GENERATES REVENUES
PRESENTED BY CHRISTOPHER A. NOE, PH.D
February 12, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - No Cost
Is your organization built to last? Does your nonprofit organization have a known business model for income generation? What is your organization's funding model and is it sustainable? For a truly successful nonprofit, developing an enterprise strategy that is tailored to your mission is an imperative. Thriving organizations have a successful business model that examines business operations and seeks to generate revenue in ways that leads to long term success of the enterprise. In this workshop, come and learn methods to devise a working business model and funding strategy that seeks to generate revenue to meet short and long term organization objectives that delivers on your vision and mission!
PRESENTED BY THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOCA RATON
March 12, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm - No Cost
Limited space, one person per organization, confirmed R.S.V.P. required
Have you been looking for an opportunity to speak one-on-one with local funders? Now is your chance! Join us for this unique event where local funders, big and small, will make themselves available for the morning. You'll have a chance to speak to each funder personally. Bring your business cards and your best four minute elevator pitch.
TRICKS OF THE TRADE: SECURING THE GRANT
PRESENTED BY LISA MAX, PRESIDENT, BETTER WORLD FUNDING
March 26, 2014 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm - No Cost
You've narrowed in on the foundations that appear to be aligned with your Nonprofit Organization's mission and goals. What's the best way to approach them? What will make them take notice of you? How and you raise money and awareness? Lisa Max has the experience and knowledge to help you navigate what could be a lucrative mine field.
CREATING A BOARD OF DIRECTORS THAT WORKS FOR THE LONG RUN
PRESENTED BY BETSI KASSEBAUM
April 23, 2015 10:00am – 12:00pm -No Cost
One of a Nonprofit organization's strongest assets is its Board of Directors… or it can be. If you have the opportunity to start at the beginning and craft your ideal Board of Directors, this workshop is just what you are looking for. If you are an established organization you will be amazed at the opportunities to engage and motivate an existing Board and thus create a better Nonprofit organization.
MANAGING TO OUTCOME: HOW ARE YOU TRACKING DATA
PRESENTED BY CHRISTOPHER A. NOE, PH.D
May 7, 2015 2:00p – 4:00pm - No Cost
Do you have a process in place to track key performance indicators (KPIs) that are telling of your organization's outcomes? Are you managing to your outputs or your outcomes? Are you tracking the right data that shows your investors their social return on investment (SROI) is worthwhile? How do you know if you are tracking the right data and that your organization's programs are benefitting your stakeholders? In this workshop, you will learn how to create a powerful narrative examining and leveraging your data to share with your donors and investors that your organization is transforming and benefitting society. We will examine tools and systems that can help you to successfully report and manage your data to successful outcomes.
NONPROFIT ROUNDTABLE: A GATHERING OF SOUTH FLORIDA EXPERTS
May 19, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00 pm - No Cost
Tony Beall, Lisa Max, Jennifer Hudson, Christopher Noe, Karen Krumholtz
The Junior League of Boca Raton is grateful for your participation in this year's Spring Leadership Series. But we know you have a secret. You still have a ton of questions that you would like to get answered on working in the Nonprofit arena. To that end we have assembled a Philanthropic Brain Trust of South Florida. The expertise of this group covers everything a nonprofit at any stage of its growth and development needs to know. We encourage you to submit questions ahead of time; this team of experts is up to the challenge. Nothing is off limits. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions from the floor.
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