Friday, August 21, 2015

Jane Jordan: UNF Nonprofit Management Conference Attendee Favorite Returns September 18th!


When it comes to asking for donations, most of us get nervous. Not Jane Jordan! She has been working with nonprofits to effectively fund raise and has trained hundreds of SBDC nonprofit clients how to master the craft.  Here is a preview of what she will be presenting at our 5th Annual UNF Nonprofit Management Conference on September 18th:
 
Preparing For and Making the Ask. . .
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, we’ll talk about the “rights” of a successful solicitation, the steps leading to the “ask”, and why we get NO for an answer.

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, as Vice President of Baptist Medical Center Foundation in Jacksonville, FL, Jane directed the organization through critical years of strategic growth and development. 

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 to the point where Barnett Bank of Jacksonville and its leadership received national recognition for its community initiatives and charitable giving.





Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Rewire Your Leadership Skills With Linda Davis O'Connell at Our 9/18 Nonprofit Conference!


We could not be happier that none other than Linda Davis O'Connell will be facilitating an intriguing breakout session at our 5th Annual UNF Nonprofit Management Conference. Here is a preview:

What’s Out? The Employee. What’s In? The Intrapreneur!
And this important, new trend is here to stay. With leaders and professionals already working harder, it’s an organization’s ability to work “smarter” that makes a BIG difference in working with limited resources. Second nature to the entrepreneur, innovation and ownership are now critical competencies inside organizations. Today’s effective leaders must take on a new mindset, one that moves past sluggish bureaucracy to a more empowered, innovative and positively energizing entrepreneurial culture.

It all starts with you. In this jam-packed session you will learn to think more intrepreneurally by making new mental connections and by learning to apply the creative energy and perspective of an entrepreneur to your job. With these new insights you can infuse staff development initiatives with cool, game changing and practical concepts that address critical organizational problems such as engagement, talent retention, morale and productivity.

You will leave this session prepared to:


  • Rewire how you think about your role as a leader
  • Infuse your thoughts and actions with intreprenrual spirit and thinking
  • Take powerful bold actions that exponentially increase your value to the organization
  • Build your own development initiatives that teach everyone to become intrepreneurs
Linda Davis O’Connell is the owner of Learnologie, a company providing learning and development solutions to improve the effectiveness, productivity, engagement and job satisfaction of leaders and professionals. She has her Masters in Human Resources Management along with 25 years in the trenches serving in IT and Financial Services organizations as Recruiting Manager, Human Resources Manager and Director of Learning and Development.  She is known for her groundbreaking and acutely relevant programs that address the unprecedented challenges of the 21st century workplace.  Linda is an international conference presenter and a frequent professional association speaker, engaging her audience with energy, storytelling and humor. 

Click here to register for the September 18th UNF Nonprofit Management Conference.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Nonprofit Grantwriting: Get the Grant From Research to Thank You! Tomorrow!



Our August 7th workshop, Nonprofit Grant Writing, is shaping up nicely. If you want in on this one, you need to get a move on! With literally thousands of not-for-profits competing for funds, what makes your organizations stand out? When responding to grant opportunities, you must show a comprehensive business plan, with reasonable projections and a solid value proposition that shows why your organization should receive funding. Only those organizations that demonstrate value will succeed.

Event Info:
Friday, August 7, 2015
9am -Noon
$40
UNF- Herbert University Center (building 43)
Free parking 
Register: 904-620-2476  or register online.

Presented by:
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.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Dissolution Clause: Required for 501(c)3 status

The dissolution clause is required by the IRA when completing a 1023 for 501(c)3 tax exempt status. The clause MUST appear in your Articles of Incorporation from the state you are incorporating from. 

According to the IRS: Your organizing document must permanently dedicate your assets for a section 501(c)(3) purpose. This means that if you dissolve your organization in the future, your assets must be distributed for an exempt purpose described in section 501(c)(3), or to the federal government, or to a state or local government for a public purpose.

If your organizing document states that your assets would be distributed to members or private individuals or for any purpose other than those provided in section 501(c)(3), you must amend your organizing document to remove such statements.

Here is an example of a dissolution clause:

Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code. Any assets not so disposed shall be disposed of by a court of competent jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is located. Disposal shall be made exclusively for exempt or public purposes, or be made to such organization or organizations as the court shall determine to be organized exclusively for such purposes.  

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Grant Writing Tips Featured at Our Next Network ED Meeting! Join Us!

Nonprofit Network ED

Designed specifically for growing nonprofit organizations, Nonprofit Network.E.D offers a confidential setting for organization directors and board members to learn about and discuss vital organizational issues, opportunities and trends with a group of peers. This roundtable will provide you with a powerful network of relationships that can help move your mission forward.

Format
Part I • Topic presentation
Part II • Group discussion
Part III • Expert insight


May Topic:
Grants 101: Understanding the Basics in Grant Funding
Areas to be covered include:
• What is a grant?
• Common Myths & Misconceptions
• Resources & Websites
• What are the primary parts of a grant application?
• Creating a Logic Model
• Q & A


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This registration page is for those wishing to sign up for ONE session of Nonprofit Network ED.

To register for the ENTIRE YEAR of sessions at a discounted rate, please go to the Nonprofit Network ED Full Year Registration Only page:
www.sbdc.unf.edu/register-workshop-payment.php?workshops_id=339

Cost

$15.00

Registration

Pre-registration is required

Dates/Locations.

  • May 15th, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm
    Historic Springfield Community Learning Center 1601 N Main St., 2nd Floor
    --Inside Wells Fargo bank --
    Register for this event online
    Note* - You will be taken to the state SBDC website for registration and payment.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Jane Jordan to Present Our Fundraising Workshop May 1st!

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.

Cost

$40.00 

Registration

Pre-registration is required 

Dates/Locations.

  • May 1st, 2015 - 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
    UNF Herbert University Center
    Bldg. 43
    12000 Alumni Dr.
    Jacksonville, FL 32224
    Call 904-620-2476 or go here:

Monday, April 20, 2015

Great Nonprofit Fundraising Workshop Coming May 1st!

Nonprofit Fundraising: Preparing For & Making the Ask

How often have you heard a board or staff member say, “I’ll do ANYTHNG but ask for money!”? How often have you felt that way yourself? Last year, more than $335 billion was contributed in the U.S., 72 % of that by individuals. Somebody is asking, and it could be you. This workshop will walk you through the steps you must take to be successful in securing gifts from prospective donors of all types. It will give you the knowledge to help others in your organization do the same thing.

Presented by:
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.

Cost

$40.00

Registration

Pre-registration is required

Dates/Locations.

  • May 1st, 2015 - 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
    UNF Herbert University Center
    Bldg. 43
    12000 Alumni Dr.
    Jacksonville, FL 32224
    Call 904-620-2476 or go here: