Network Notes - Featured Events from Around the State
July 2016
Regional Featured Events
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Below are select offerings from each region. For the full listing of events and workshops go to our Searchable Calendar.
"No one keeps up this enthusiasm automatically. Enthusiasm must be nourished with new actions, new aspirations, new efforts, new vision."          
        ~ Unknown
Women's Leadership from all Seats, Empowering Organizations
Talent and opportunity abound! Women comprise three-quarters of the nonprofit workforce* and a large number of them are in leadership positions, certainly outpacing female leaders in the for-profit sector. Among young women, ages 18 to 24, 72% aspire to hold a top nonprofit leadership position. This means that more women in the nonprofit field have or want the opportunity to lead organizations. That shines a light on hiring, mentoring, and promoting other women.
There is no better time or place for women to nourish their enthusiasm for their work and improve their skills than the Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network's 4th Annual Symposium for Women in Nonprofit Leadership, Friday, October 28, at the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center. Connect with hundreds of women and men from across the state who strive daily to improve people's lives in our communities and who encourage others to do the same. The Symposium inspires us to view leadership as a web of connectivity where collective good is at the center.
 The Symposium features two keynote speakers:
  • Deanna Brown, founder and director of Cultural Connections
  • Susan Decker, a senior BoardSource governance consultant and Director of the Master of Leadership Development program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Participate in 18 break-out sessions covering four focus areas: Personal Development, Leadership and Management, Fundraising, and Communication and Professionalism.

Men and women can benefit from insights and best practices that build strong nonprofit leaders and organizations. Join us to build women's leadership skills for board, executive, or up-and coming executive roles, or entry level staff wanting to make a mark. Please share this information freely and save the date. Online registration will open July 15.
This month's download invites us to re-think how we talk about nonprofit overhead costs as "core mission support'! See link, left.
Empowering and learning together,
Bea Northcott
Training Associate
Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network
Symposium for Women in Nonprofit Leadership

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Revving Up Your Resource Development
Lunch and Learn with Dave Sternberg

The economy is revving up, your fundraising program should be as well.
Back by popular demand.  We are teaming up with Dave Sternberg again to offer his popular fundraising training at a discounted rate in Ft. Wayne.
Growing and maintaining your donor base is essential to fundraising success.  There may be new strategies, but what are the trends, and how can we best grow our revenue?  Come to learn how to analyze your results, modify your strategies, and see what the sectors are experiencing.


When: Thursday, August 18, 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM EDT
Where: Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana
             10008 Dupont Circle Dr. E
             Fort Wayne, IN
Presenter: Dave Sternberg, Loring, Sternberg & Associates and BoardSource
Cost: $25, includes all materials and lunch
Here Comes the "BOOM" Mini-Conference: 
Boomer Engagement in  Nonprofit Strategy
If you were thinking Boomers are of no use to your organization, you may need a "BAMF" on the forehead.

The Boomer generation is equipped to help in a variety of ways. Over the next 40 years Boomers represent an enormous wealth transfer, a potential $20.6 trillion in charitable giving alone. "KAPOW!" The generation has also "SMASHED" the concept of the "encore career," with retirees "SOCK"-ing their experience and skills into volunteer roles or paid "second act" jobs which have a positive social impact. Come prepare your nonprofit to benefit from Boomer engagement. The day will be filled with interactive presenters and training culminating in a keynote luncheon with Vicki Floyd-Clark.
When: Thursday, September 8, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Where: Sugar Grove Church
             58512 Old County Road 17, Goshen, IN 46528 
Keynote: Vicki Floyd-Clark
Cost: $65, includes luncheon keynote and all materials

Leveraging Generational Differences
in the Workplace: Lunch and Learn
"Why won't they put down their phone and make eye contact?"
"Where will I find the time to give Millennials all the feedback they think they need?"
Sound familiar? If so, you're seeing the impact of generational differences in your workplace.  And, while your default may be to think "your way" (insert your generation here) is the best way, the reality is every generation has valuable talents, knowledge, and work styles to contribute to the workplace. Take the leap and join us to learn about the "ghost stories" that have shaped the values and behaviors of each generation.  Gain insight into the common "sticking points" around these generational differences and learn a process for leveraging these generational differences as strengths in the workplace.
When: Tuesday, September 15, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Where: Logan Center, 2505 E. Jefferson Blvd.
           South Bend, IN 46615
Presenters: Erin Cressy, Ph.D.
                 Mickey Hay, Ph.D.

Cost: $25, includes lunch and all materials

For more information, contact Keith Sarber, Director, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, Northern Region.

Southern Region

Executive Director/CEO Succession Planning - Always be Ready

The departure of an Executive Director/CEO is usually a significant event for an organization.  Board leaders and staff are expected to step into the gap and keep the organization "humming," yet surveys indicate only 34% of nonprofits have transition plans.  During this workshop, each organization will have an opportunity to draft an Emergency Succession Plan for their ED/CEO, explore strategies, and walk through a typical transition process from beginning to end.
When: Wednesday, July 27,  11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Where: Vincennes University, Jasper Campus, CTIM Building, 850 College Ave., Jasper, IN
Presenter: Bryan Orander, President, Charitable Advisors
Sponsors:  Dubois County Community Foundation 
                  and Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network   
                  Southern Region
Cost: $20, includes lunch and materials

Major Gifts:
Three Steps to Accelerating Your Success

In this engaging presentation, Rob Henson will use role-playing with the audience to demonstrate a simpler and more successful approach to major gift fundraising. Rob takes the mystery out of major gifts with real examples of conversations with donors and prospects.
When: Tuesday, August 16, 11:15 AM - 2:00 PM CDT
Where: Deaconess VNA Plus Evansville, IN
Presenter: Rob Henson, Philanthropy Advisor, Old National Wealth Management
Sponsor: Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network Southern Region
Cost: $20, includes lunch and materials
What You Should Know Before Joining a Board of Directors

Are you thinking of joining a nonprofit  board of directors because you care about the mission of the organization?  Do you think that joining a board might also be a good way to learn about the community or might even help in your career?  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this workshop will help you make a smart decision.  We will discuss everything you need to know before joining a nonprofit board of directors and how to find the organization that is the best fit for you.
When:  Thursday, August 11, 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM EDT
Where: Community Foundation of Jackson County
            107 Community Drive, Seymour, IN
Presenter: June Miller, Southern Regional Director,
                  Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network
Sponsors: Jackson County United Way and
                 The Community Foundation of Jackson County
Cost: $15, includes lunch and materials
Register: E-mail Tonja Couch, Executive Director, Jackson County United Way

Raise More Money from Men and Women - The 50/50 Solution

Looking for new donors to fuel your nonprofit's mission? Fundraisers today must engage women and men because gender matters in philanthropy. In this daylong workshop, we will explore new research about gender differences in motivations for giving and philanthropic behavior, who's making the decisions about charitable giving in the household, and how to engage more effectively with men and women donors.
When: Friday, October 21, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM CDT
Where: Central Library Browning Rooms, Evansville, IN
Presenter: Andrea Pactor, Associate Director, Women's Philanthropy Institute, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Sponsors: Welborn Baptist Foundation, Vanderburgh Community Foundation, 
                 and Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network
Cost: $59, includes lunch and materials, Registration will open, September 12

For more information, contact June Miller, Director, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, Southern Region.
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Eastern Region

Developing Your Fundraising Plan

A sound fundraising plan engages your board, staff, volunteers, and those you serve by putting in place strategies to help fund your organization's vision. This hands-on session will provide you with an outline for beginning the process of developing your own fundraising plan that is tailored to the specific needs of your organization.
When: Tuesday, July 26, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT
Where: Ivy Tech Community College, Richmond
Presenter: Nick Parkevich, CFRE, Loring, Sternberg & 
Cost:  Contact Lesley Devine for more information at or 765-288-5586 #228

Confessions of a Nonprofit CEO
Learn from a seasoned CEO what it is like to be at the top of their field. During this conversational workshop, hear about the challenges, joys, and advice she has about being a leader. Discussions with participants will include. 
  • What it means to be an executive director
  • How to take ownership of your positional leadership power
  • Staffing and the lines between the staff and the executive director
  • Working with the board-board chair personalities, difficult board members, board engagement, and boundaries with the board
  •  The importance of personal time when you are always connected to the job 
When: Thursday, July 28, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT
Where: Ivy Tech Community College Conference Center
            261 Commerce Drive, Marion, IN
Facilitator: Tonja Eagan, CEO
                  Social Health Association of Indiana, Inc.,
Sponsors: United Way of Grant County, Community Foundation of Grant County, and Ivy Tech Community College
Cost: $10, open to Executive Directors only

For more information, contact Lesley Devine, Director, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, Eastern  Region.

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Summer Communications Series

All Wednesdays in July

July 6 - Develop and Execute a Communications Plan
July 13- Write for and Work Effectively with the Media
July 20 - Create Content for Brochures, Newsletters, Websites, Social Media
July 27 - Meet the Media

When: 9:30 AM - Noon EDT
Where: Matchbox Co-Working Studio, Ivy Tech Room, 17 S. 6th Street

            Lafayette, IN
Presenter: Kathy Mayer, Writer
Cost: $50 for series or $15 per session, participation is limited to 30 per session

Ethical Investing and Legal Compliance
Part of the Douglas W. Eberle Not-for-Profit Board Governance Series. Have you ever thought about what your organization's money goes to support through your investments? This workshop will review different models for incorporating ethics and mission in investments for maximum impact. Discussion of conflict of interest policies to assure ethical and legal compliance in the investment and management of funds will also be discussed. This workshop is key your investment committee. 


When: Wednesday, August 3, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT 

Where: Lafayette Country Club

            1500 S. 9th Street

            Lafayette, IN 47905

Presenter: Phil Purcell, Vice President for Planned Giving and Endowment Stewardship, Ball State University

Cost:$20, includes lunch

Purposeful Meetings and Making them Work

Part of the 2016 Nonprofit Learning Series. Meetings... we all have them; we all have to attend them. If you're on a board, you've probably witnessed the best laid plans and initiatives die in a cycle of poorly planned meetings. Meetings, as well as committees and task forces need to be purposeful, and ultimately linked to your strategic goals. This workshop will educate your board on structuring meetings and committees that will serve your organization best. Strategies for making meetings more efficient and effective, including the use of consent agendas and various engagement techniques will make your next meeting a better use of everyone's time. 
When: Tuesday, August 9, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

Where: The Inn at DePauw

             2 West Seminary Street

             Greencastle, IN 46135

Presenter: Susan Decker, Senior Governance Consultant, BoardSource, Director, Master of Leadership Development, SMWC

$15 in advance, $25 at the door



Greater Kokomo Nonprofit Leadership Series

This fall, the United Way of Howard County and the County Community Foundation of Howard County team up to offer a series of three workshops to help with nonprofit capacity building and board leadership. Save these dates - registration will open July 5th

Community Leadership & The Multi-Generational Workforce
Friday, September 9,
Presenter: Vicki Floyd Clark, BoardSource

How to Make a Good Board Great

Friday, October 14
 Presenter: Chuck Loring, Loring, Sternberg & Associates and BoardSource

Fearless Fundraising for Your Nonprofit

Friday, November 11 

Presenter: Dave Sternberg, Loring, Sternberg & Associates and BoardSource

When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET

Where: TBA (Kokomo)

Cost: $15 per session, lunch included

For more information, contact Jillian Henry, Director, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, Western Region.
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Storytelling for Nonprofits
Sally Perkins is a teacher/consultant of presentational speaking and a professional storyteller. Join us to learn how to incorporate storytelling into your nonprofit's fundraising, development, marketing, and volunteer recruitment efforts.

When: Wednesday, August 10, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Where: UWCI, 3901 N. Meridian Street,
             Indianapolis, IN
Presenter: Sally Perkins, Story Performer
Cost: TBD
For more information, contact Beth Mussmann, Director, Nonprofit Training Center, United Way of Central Indiana.

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