Thursday, February 12, 2015

Special Nonprofit Session on Social Media Tomorrow!



NetworkED 2015 Kickoff Event at 12 Noon on February 13th

Topic: Social Media That Works for Your Organization
Presented by Bridget L. Van Landingham, Business Solutions Unlimited

2015 Historic Springfield Community Learning Center

1601 N Main St., 2nd Floor 
--Inside Wells Fargo bank --


Register for this event online $15

or

Register Here Special rate of $100 for the whole year ---$10 per class!

 

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Nonprofit Videos From the IRS

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The IRS has come out with a new series of instructional videos that make it easier to understand the process of applying for 501(C)3 status. The overview course provides valuable information presented bu Leagle the Eagle. The coursework takes you through starting a nonprofit, applying for exemption, required filings, ongoing compliance and significant events.
Check it out here.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Volunteer Resource Management to be Presented at UNF Nonprofit Conference on Sept. 19

Many nonprofits depend on volunteers to fulfill their mission. But effectively recruiting and managing them can be challenging.  At the 4th Annual Nonprofit Conference on September 19, the following breakout session will be presented to help attendees better learn strategies to utilize their volunteers to the fullest.

About the Workshop:
Volunteer Resource Management is an art and a science.  Think "Human Resource Management," only without the associated paycheck and other HR benefits.  How do you motivate people to work for no pay?  How do you craft jobs so they fit the person and forward your organization's mission and goals?  How do you keep your volunteers coming back?  In our short time together, we'll explore a few of the principles and practices that can help you take advantage of the amazing resource that we in nonprofit organizations are privileged to be able to mobilize-the volunteer labor force.   About the Speakers:


 Dr. Judith Smith has been president and CEO of HandsOn Jacksonville, Inc. since 1995 when she retired from active military service in the United States Navy.  She received her BS in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin, her MS in Education Leadership from the University of West Florida, and her Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.  Dr. Smith is the author of two chapters of The Volunteer Management Handbook: Leadership Strategies for Success.  Under Dr. Smith’s leadership, HandsOn Jacksonville has received the HandsOn Network’s Affiliate Leadership Award and the Romney Excellence Award, and was recognized three times, by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of The Best Places to Work in Northeast Florida, most recently in 2012.  Dr. Smith has been honored by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of Northeast Florida’s Women of Influence and by Advantage Magazine as one of the 50 Business Influencers in Northeast Florida.  


 Dr. Tracy D. Connors has published eight nonprofit management handbooks – including the Volunteer Management Handbook and the Nonprofit Management Handbook.  With over 40 year’s total experience he has served in numerous executive/board positions for charitable organizations, including: arts and cultural organizations, social service organizations, and civic organizations.  Dr. Connors served in the U.S. Navy over the course of 32 years through active/inactive duty on ships, numerous senior flag staffs, and tours of duty on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations. Tracy D. Connors attended Jacksonville University, University of Florida (BA), the University of Rhode Island (MA), and Capella University (Ph.D. with Distinction, human services management, 2013).  Jacksonville University named Connors a "Distinguished Dolphin" in 2010. 

Event Details:When: 9/19/2014 - 8:00 am to 1:30 pmWhere: UNF Herbert University Center at 12000 Alumni Drive - Jacksonville, 32224Fees: $75.....1st person of organization (Through Sept. 12th) $35......per extra person of organization $100....at the door / after Sept. 12th

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Jane Jordan to present fundraising class at Sept. 19 conference

The 4th Annual Nonprofit Conference is in just a few weeks on Sept. 19 at the UNF Herbert University Center. A great slate of speakers and experts will be on hand to help the over 120 attendees learn more about the nonprofit sector. What are we offering on the subject of fundraising? Well, read below for a breakout description and speaker bio. We hope you will join us!

Fundraising is a huge concern for nonprofits. As a prospective donor, how would YOU like to be cultivated and solicited for a gift? What is most important to YOU in that process? In this workshop, learn about the “rights” of a successful solicitation, the steps leading to the “ask” and why we get NO for an answer.

About the Speaker:
Jane Jordan, founding principal of PartnersWithNonprofits.Org, has extensive experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, providing her with a unique perspective on the process of asking for and receiving charitable contributions. Jane has been providing fund development, capital campaign, board and organization development, strategic planning and executive search consulting services to nonprofit organizations for 22 years. Before establishing PartnersWithNonprofits.Org, Jane was Vice President of Baptist Medical Center Foundation in Jacksonville.  Prior to that, she served as Vice President, Community Affairs for Barnett Bank of Jacksonville (now Bank of America), over a ten-year period developing the bank’s charitable giving and community outreach programs.


Event Details:When: 9/19/2014 - 8:00 am to 1:30 pmWhere: UNF Herbert University Center at 12000 Alumni Drive - Jacksonville, 32224Fees:$75.....1st person of organization (Through Sept. 12th)$35......per extra person of organization$100....at the door / after Sept. 12th

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Dr.Georgette Dumont to present "Strategic Decision Making for a Sustainable Nonprofit" at conference on Sept. 19

The 4th Annual Nonprofit Conference on September 19 will feature nonprofit experts who will share their years of research, experience and knowledge. One of those experts is Dr. Georgette Dumont who will present Strategic Decision Making for a Sustainable Nonprofit. See below for more information about the breakout session and Dr. Dumont.

This presentation will include the role of the board and top leadership in relation to the internal operations of the organization as well as its external environment.  Once the broad overview is done, attendees will drill down into assessing an organization’s sustainability by using the Matrix Map designed by Bell, Masaoka, and Zimmerman (2010) in Nonprofit Sustainability
The Matrix Map is a tool for nonprofit leaders to assess each activity and program of a nonprofit.  Since all nonprofits are businesses, this map uses a business model to understand all the business lines (fundraising to programs).  The activities and programs are mapped out based on their profitability and mission impact.  Once completed, the leaders are in possession of key information for making strategic decisions on how to adjust the nonprofit’s business model.  

About the Speaker
 
Dr. Georgette Dumont currently teaches at University of North Florida in their Political Science and Public Administration Department.   She specializes in public and nonprofit management, and is continually engaged in research on nonprofit accountability and how nonprofits utilize intent technologies.  

Event Details:When: 9/19/2014 - 8:00 am to 1:30 pmWhere: UNF Herbert University Center at 12000 Alumni Drive - Jacksonville, 32224Fees:$75.....1st person of organization (Through Sept. 12th)$35......per extra person of organization$100....at the door / after Sept. 12th

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mindy Barker to present Financial Literacy and Planning at Sept.19 Nonprofit Conference

Many nonprofits struggle with the financial piece of the nonprofit puzzle.  But, it is so important to the success of the nonprofit. To learn more about solve this part of the puzzle, join the SBDC at UNF for the 4th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sept. 19 at the UNF Herbert University Center.  The following is information about one breakout session during the conference:

What is in your current financial toolbox? Financial management requires a number of tools and is unique for each organization.  Financial management of not-for profits is similar to that of for profit organizations.  But in the nonprofit sector, there is sometimes a tendency to move forward to address the mission of the nonprofit and a belief that financial support will follow. This philosophy can lead to frustration, being in the red and the worst case is closing the doors of the organization.  It is important leaders address the financial needs and make sure enablers are in place to apply financial discipline to the infrastructure. This presentation addresses: long term sustainability, general ledger structure, cash flow and ethics & compliance.

About the Speaker:
Mindy Barker is the CEO of Mindy Barker & Associates. In this role, she works with not for profits and business owners to empower them with tools and financial information to improve company value, profitability and cash flow. Prior to founding Mindy Barker & Associates, Mindy was the chief financial officer for OptaComp, a workers compensation company and subsidiary of Florida Blue. She also served as controller of Kemper Services Group and was principal and chief financial officer of Chartwell Capital, a private equity firm. Mindy’s diverse background also includes management positions in the industries of property and casualty insurance, distribution and manufacturing and consulting. Mindy began her career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse Coopers and Ernst and Young.  Mindy holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Accounting from Converse College and is a certified public accountant in Florida and North Carolina. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Association of Corporate Growth, Women Business Owners and the Jacksonville Women’s Network. She also serves on the board of directors of the Children’s Home Society.

Event Details:When: 9/19/2014 - 8:00 am to 1:30 pm 
Where: UNF Herbert University Center at 12000 Alumni Drive - Jacksonville, 32224 
Fees:$75.....1st person of organization (Through Sept. 12th) $35......per extra person of organization
$100....at the door / after Sept. 12th

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Jennifer Holland will present “What Nonprofits Need to Know About Brand Building” at Sept. 19 Conference


The SBDC at UNF is proud to present the 4th Annual Nonprofit Conference on September 19 at the UNF Herbert University Center. Included in our lineup of top-notch speakers is Jennifer Holland, who is one of only a handful of Certified Brand Strategists in the country. If branding your nonprofit is on your mind, you don’t want to miss Jennifer’s presentation.

What Nonprofits Need to Know About Brand Building
This session will open your eyes to strategic brand building for business growth in the nonprofit sector. Attendees will learn the foundational building blocks of successful brands and decision-making opportunities through a clearly focused brand lens.

About Jennifer Holland
Jennifer Holland founded Holland Creative in 1997 and is one of only 31 Certified Brand Strategists in the United States. The group meets twice a year to continue to evolve best practices for brand building. With a communications and consulting career spanning more than two decades, Jennifer is known for having the expertise to grow a client’s brand into an innovative, unique signature for its products and services. She has fine-tuned a process of brand development that is unlike any other. In fact, she and her partner, Jackie Weathers, are known thought leaders in brand strategy with a recent article published in the international Journal of Brand Strategy on the Holland Helix® model.  Jennifer is a frequent speaker and is also well-known for developing and delivering the Build Your Brand DIY Workshop® series around the Southeast. Jennifer is CEO of Holland People + Brands, and its sister agency, Holland Creative Services, where her team’s award-winning branding and communication materials are created.

Have you registered to attend?  You don't want to miss the information and opportunity to network with over 120 nonprofit leaders from Northeast Florida. Click here to register.

Event Details:When: 9/19/2014 - 8:00 am to 1:30 pmWhere: UNF Herbert University Center at 12000 Alumni Drive - Jacksonville, 32224Fees:$75.....1st person of organization (Through Sept. 12th)$35......per extra person of organization$100....at the door / after Sept. 12th

Click here to register.