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April, 2011

NEWS YOU CAN USE
  • Financial Integrity Town Hall: Nonprofits can send three representatives for FREE!
    The Financial Integrity Town Hall, presented in partnership with the Nonprofit Financial Leadership Group, provides a unique chance to come together and take a critical look at how nonprofit finances are managed. We'll identify ways to prevent fraud and strengthen the public’s trust in the nonprofit sector.

    Hear from keynote and panelist,
    Bart Bevers, former Texas Inspector General, who led the team that uncovered and investigated the Family Connections case and referred it for prosecution.

    When: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 11 am-1 pm
    Where: The For the City Center 

    Register today! Any nonprofit organization can send up to three staff or board members for free, thanks to generous support from OneStar Foundation. Registration is just $15 for all other attendees.
  • New Case Study: Greenlights Strengthens Hospice Austin
    In an industry that is crowded and constantly moving, Hospice Austin needed a way to delegate and define the responsibilities of the board so board members could be as productive as possible. Read the case study to learn how Greenlights helped strengthen Hospice Austin through eight years of guidance and support.
  • New Member Benefits from Greenlights' Business Partners
    Our business partners support the nonprofit sector and provide exclusive discounts and value to Greenlights members. New business partners include:

    Benefit Systems, Inc. provides 25% off implementation of retirement and/or Section 125 Cafeteria plans plus 10% off annual administration fees to all Greenlights members.

    IT Freedom offers Greenlights members a complimentary IT Audit, valued at $250, that analyzes your current IT environment and exposes weaknesses in your current infrastructure.

    KELL Partners is a Software-as-a-Service consulting firm for nonprofits. They offer a 20% discount on our technology consulting services for members of Greenlights.

    Morningside Research and Consulting offers program evaluation services, including research to inform program planning, assessing the quality of implementation, and measuring the impact on the clients you serve. Greenlights members receive a free initial consultation and a 20% discount on rates.

    University Federal Credit Union focuses in on people, not profits. It's made UFCU Austin's largest, locally-owned financial institution. Join UFCU for access to great rates only available to members.

 
FROM OUR BLOG
 
By Tara Levy on Apr.26, 2011
When working on long-range planning projects or organizational assessments with nonprofits, I tend to inquire about what other organizations are doing similar work, serving the same or similar clientele, or operating in the same community in order to prompt an exploration of both collaboration and competitive difference. It’s both natural and important to consider potential partners and competitors when planning. MORE>>
 
Guest post by Sara Spivey, CMO, Convio Inc on Apr.25, 2011
When you make a phone call, you don’t think about how the number you dialed is translated into a signal and sent to another phone. You don’t think about the cables or satellites connecting you to the person on the other end or how the sound magically travels from here to there. All you think is “I want to talk to so-and-so. I’ll call them.” That’s how technology should work: a transparent, collaborative tool that lets us do more important things with greater ease. MORE>>
 
By Ann Starr on Apr.21, 2011
Our friends at Lights. Camera. Help. are welcoming submissions for this summer’s cause-driven film festival. Entries are free to submit up until May 15, so don’t wait, submit now! MORE>>
 
By Amy Silvey on Apr.19, 2011
The Greenlights team works hard. We deserve some fun every now and again, and it is one of our core values after all. Last week, we had some fun with a purpose. Our team gathered one afternoon to brainstorm and then film a video for UPG's Video Contest. MORE>>
 

 
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
 
Join us for an afternoon of mingling, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones at Abel's on the Lake. This is a great way to get connected with the Greenlights community and expand your network! Register
 
Learn the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members and best practices for structuring, managing and growing your board. This popular course is offered frequently throughout the year at a variety of times and locations. Register
 
Get on board at Board Summit! Meet the executive leaders of 50+ Central Texas nonprofits and network with 300+ business professionals. Hear how board service helps you build professional skills and networks, and learn what you should ask before joining a board of directors. Register
 
FREE for Nonprofit Representatives
Now more than ever, nonprofits need to demonstrate adequate internal controls and effective fiscal oversight in order to protect our organizations and the people we serve against fraud. The Financial Integrity Town Hall, presented in partnership with the Nonprofit Financial Leadership Group, provides a unique chance to come together and discuss preventing fraud and strengthening nonprofit financial integrity. Register
 
Lunch & Learn - FREE For Members!
It's tough for any business to keep up with the latest updates in employment law, especially for nonprofits with few or no Human Resource pros on staff. Taught by Padgett Stratemann & Co.’s Senior Manager for HR Consulting, this workshop will clarify what you need to know to identify and mitigate your risk, and ensure compliance with recent developments affecting HR. Register
 
Wondering how effective your volunteer program is? Or could be? This interactive session will focus on methods and emerging trends for managing, strengthening and sustaining volunteer programs to meet ever-changing economic, social and volunteer realities. Come explore how investment in the volunteer experience can yield significant impact and outcomes, and learn tangible ways to ensure the volunteer experience is valuable. Register
 
Join us for this in-depth look at raising major gifts through the application of “moves management” concepts, a method for structuring contacts with major donor prospects. In this workshop, Mollie Butler, CFRE, provides you with the knowledge you need to review and retool your relationship-building strategies with donors as they move up the giving ladder, and to begin to plan for a successful capital campaign or major gifts drive. Register
 
Join more than 700 nonprofit professionals, board members, funders, government representatives and other community leaders to experience an inspiring, productive two days of learning and networking. Hear from Keynote speakers Beth Kanter and Kathy LeMay, Learn nonprofit management best practices, explore innovative trends and emerging opportunities for collaboration, share ideas and resource through affinity group gatherings and more. Register
 

 
NONPROFIT NEWS
 
Kids In A New Groove Partners with The Moody Blues for an Instrument Drive during Child Abuse Prevention Month
Kids In A New Groove is partnering with legendary rock group The Moody Blues and Strait Music to collect new and gently used musical instruments for children in foster care.
 
RSC Film Screening & Silent Auction
Please join the RSC Scholarship Foundation for our 3rd annual fundraiser at the Long Center on Friday, April 29th!
 
The Wonder Ball
Please join Wonders & Worries on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 5:30 PM- 9:30 PM at the Palmer Events Center for THE WONDER BALL.
 
Workshop: Central Texas Funders Forum—Elevating Relationships
Join your nonprofit colleagues and grant professionals to learn more about philanthropy and foundation relations in Central Texas on May 13.
 

 





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