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March 2011 Events - Center for Nonprofit Management
Center for Nonprofit Management

February, 2011

Register online at www.cnmdallas.org or call 214-826-3470, ext. 239.
Please note location for each class.
The Education Program is sponsored by Citigroup Foundation and the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation.

Starting a Nonprofit: Forms & Filing
This session will instruct you, step by step, on nonprofit formation and filing procedures, legal requirements and expert advice on the fundamentals necessary to success.

Instructor:           Jack Straus, attorney
Fee:                       $55
Date:                     Wednesday, March 2, 9 am to 12 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:                     Thursday, March 3, 9 am to 12 pm
Location:             Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, Dallas

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Funders' Forum 2011 Series

The Center's most popular series returns!  Join your peers and a panel of the Metroplex's community support leaders to hear the latest about their funding priorities, initiatives, guidelines, success stories, and opportunities. Learn if your organization is a match for funding and how to best approach them to request support.

Anticipated Panelists :
Cesar Arthur Moncada | Verizon Communications
David T. Ross, J.D., LL.M. | Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Monica Egert Smith | Communities Foundation of Texas
Andy Smith | Texas Instruments Incorporated

Fee:                       $65 members/ $115 non-members
Date:                     Friday, March 4, 9 am to 12 pm
Location:             
Center for Community Cooperation, 2900 Live Oak, Dallas

Managing the Development Office
There are many roles and competing demands that a development officer must be attentive to in the course of raising funds. Staying focused on your organizational and fundraising goals, while planning, crafting, forecasting and reporting on them - and that's all before lunch?

Truthfully, the job of a fund development staff is one of the most challenging a nonprofit can employ. Join seasoned fundraising professional, Carole V. Rylander for this careful examination of all the aspects of running a productive development office.

Instructor:          
Carole V. Rylander, CFRE, principal of Rylander Associates
Fee:                       $65 members/ $115 non-members
Date:                     Tuesday, March 22, 9 am to 12:30 pm
Location:             
Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, Dallas

The Inner Circle: Essentials of Brand Loyalty for Nonprofits
The relationship between fundraising and marketing can be the linchpin of success for an organization. Specifically, analyzing your various audiences, understanding their motivations, and learning how to move them into your "inner circle" of volunteers and donors. Brand Loyalty = Loyal Donors.

Instructor:           Laura Wooten is sole proprietor of Wooten Communications
Fee:
                      
$65 members/ $115 non-members
Date:                     Wednesday, March 23, 9 am to 12 pm
Location:            
Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, Dallas


Microsoft Excel: Introduction & Essentials
In this introduction to Microsoft Excel students will begin with the basics and work their way up through more complex abilities. The instructor will present several scenarios and exercises to allow skill practice for data entry, layout, formatting, printing, calculations, and much more.

Instructor:           Detrick DeBurr, CEO of Digital Rhythm Inc.
Fee:
                       $65 members/ $115 non-members
Date:                     Tuesday, January 25, 9 am to 12 pm
Location:             
Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, Dallas



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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? Looking to share financial information more readily with the board and the development department? Then you're signing up for the right class!

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

 

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



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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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