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Board Bootcamp Registration Reminder: Discover roles, connect to peers and find your fit!

Curious about what board governance takes? About where to begin with thoughtful nonprofit service?

photo credit: Andrew Hoffman, Get on Board

photo credit: Andrew Hoffman, Get on Board

Maybe you are a new board member?

Or a nonprofit leader with new or potential board members?

Board Bootcamp is for you – or for your new and potential board members

Board Bootcamp is for emerging leaders or new nonprofit board members with two years or less* board experience or who are wondering if board service is right for them and what it takes to serve well.

Mike Stone, Board Bootcamp facilitator

What? 
Expert facilitator Mike Stone from Impact Strategies, Inc. leads Board Bootcamp, introducing:

basics of the nonprofit sector,
the responsibilities of a board member,
and how to find an organizational fit.

When?
Saturday, September 13 | 9-1
Or, Friday, September 26 | 9-1

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Parkview’s Second Annual Child Maltreatment Symposium

The Dr. Bill Lewis Initiative is pleased to once again partner with Parkview’s Pediatric Trauma Center for the second annual Child Maltreatment Symposium. This year’s symposium for clinicians and non-clinicians who work with children will help attendees identify the warning signs of child abuse and neglect, know the proper protocol to follow when abuse and neglect are suspected, and implement strategies to provide optimal care to potential child abuse cases.

This free conference is scheduled for Wednesday, September 17th from 11:30 to 3:45 at Ceruti’s Summit Park.

Please use the following link to register and view event details: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9lt8s7oa96671d6&llr=l6fwt7iab

For those of you who may have attended the spring 2013 conference, you will find the agenda is different from last year so please don’t hesitate to attend again this year. Seating is limited so make sure you RSVP.

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Introduction to Photography Workshop

Let's establish where we are, shall we?

Let’s establish where we are, shall we?

Representing your organization visually can be a complicated dance of how, when, and why you decide to put your nonprofit out there. Who are you hoping to target? Potential members? Larger donors? The individuals you are hoping to serve? D) All of the above?(!) This is a topic we have touched on in many of our Marketing Seminars. Luckily their are a number of “free” tools out there providing important opportunities for sharing, editing, and contextualizing photographs.

During our last seminar this question was an underlying theme that began bubbling to the surface in open discussions. What forms of representation are, in fact, right for your organization? Subsequently, for organizations with limited staff and funding the more essential question becomes, well, who is going to take the pictures in the first place!?

And while only individual organizations can coordinate an ongoing media strategy, we thought it timely to introduce hands-on opportunities for individuals to start thinking about the very practical questions of photography.

To this end, we invite individuals to attend a photography workshop: “Photo Field Trip: Focusing Your Nonprofit’s Image(more…)

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Job Opportunity: Development Coordinator with the History Center

Development Coordinator at the History Center

The Development Coordinator is a senior staff position with the responsibility for the overall planning, implementation, supervision, coordination and evaluation of all fund raising activities. 

Identify and secure unrestricted and restricted funding support, create and distribute fundraising materials including proposals to current and potential foundations, corporations, individual donors, develop relationships with new donors and strengthen existing relationships with all current and potential donors.  Designs, implements and manages all specific fund raising activities including annual giving, special fund raising events, sponsorships, special projects, major gifts, donor relations plans, and planned giving programs.  Professional employment with proven experience designing and management nonprofit development programs is desired.  Demonstrated ability to develop and grow base of financial supporters for a nonprofit organization is preferred, and may be supplemented by significant experience in private sector in the areas of sales, sales force development and management, business development, and other related experience. 

Desired experience includes progressive, significant fund raising, including donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, grant writing, team management, database maintenance and analysis, interpretation and reporting.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Part-time position, pay commensurate with experience.  Send resume to: The History Center, Attn: Executive Director, 302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.

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Job Opportunity: Development Assistant with the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana

National Kidney Foundation of IndianaThe National Kidney Foundation of Indiana seeks a Development Assistant to help plan and coordinate fundraising events. Candidates must have experience working with the public in a flexible work environment. This part-time position will be approximately 21 hours a week and requires both in-state travel and flexibility. A successful candidate will have assisted in non-profit special events or inside sales.

Send resume with cover letter to: jmoore@kidneyindiana.org. Review of applicants begins immediately.

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Job Opportunity: Mission Advancement Coordinator (Full-Time) Metro Office with YMCA

YMCA Are you a creative, outgoing, and personable? Do you want to help the YMCA build an even stronger community?

The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne has a great opportunity for a leader to join our winning team in fulfilling our mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
They have the following opening for a Mission Advancement Coordinator at the Metro Office for the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne.

Under the Director of Mission Advancement the following essential functions will be performed:
1. Promotes and incorporates the YMCA core values and mission into all aspects of the job.
2. Proactively assists the Director of Mission Advancement in all aspects of fundraising through oversight of workflow.
3. Review and analyze data relative to fundraising.
4. Assist with identifying and organizing fund development activities.
5. Plan, coordinate and execute selected association special events.
6. Support staff in executing select branch events.
7. Work in conjunction with the Director of Mission Advancement, branch staff, and the Financial Development Committee relative to fundraising.
8. Participates as an active team member for the overall advancement of the association.

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Job Opportunity: Northern Regional Director/ VP of Regional Training United Way of Elkhart County / Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network

Northern Regional Director/ VP of Regional Training
United Way of Elkhart County/ Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network

Responsible for providing capacity building services for the nonprofit sector in northern Indiana. Services include providing public workshops, customized private workshops, and consulting services for nonprofit staff and board members.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required, prefer nonprofit management, education or related field. Master’s in Public Administration preferred.
• Nonprofit Management experience, including staff and volunteer supervision.
• Experience with public speaking, facilitation, and team building.
• Demonstrated success with grant writing and community development.
• Volunteer experience, including board service preferred.
• Ability to work with a diverse population.
• Ability to work independently and build relationships at the local, county, and regional levels.
• High organizational skills; meeting/event planning experience preferred.

To apply, e-mail cover letter and resume.
Please use email subject line:
Application: INRN Northern Regional Director
Submit Application to INRN

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A Fundraiser’s Journey: Who Do You Think You Are?

Kelly picKelly Updike for PCNRC

Who do you think you are?

I am you.

No, that’s not the name of a science fiction movie but instead is the truth about how alike you and I are in our jobs and paths to fundraising success. Don’t tell the wonderful folks at the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center, but I laughed out loud when they asked if I would write about fundraising. Me?!

The colleagues I most admire are terrific fundraisers and make it seem so easy and breezy. You know them; they are famous in the Fort. I want to be them when I grow up. But now that I’ve spent eight years as executive director at the Embassy Theatre and two years of that time working to raise $8mm for our capital campaign – we’re at $7.3mm and counting, baby! – I’ve learned a lot. (more…)

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Get on Board Initiative to be Shared with BoardSource in Washington, DC

We’re presenting at Board Leadership Forum!

For Immediate Release

Get on Board, a committee of the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center (PCNRC) at the Allen County Public Library, was selected to present its project for addressing emerging leader board training, recruitment and retention needs at the annual BoardSource ‘Board Leadership Forum’ conference, which will be held in Washington, D.C. October 9-10.

“The Get on Board committee is thrilled to be able to share the stories of our emerging leaders in service to nonprofits and to talk about how our programs support them,” said Lettice Haver, co-chair of Get on Board and librarian at the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center.

See Donald Gage’s story here:

“We’ll be attending the conference too, so we’ll bring home so many good ideas and principles on engaging, effective board governance,” notes Haver.

BoardSource, the only national organization focused exclusively on nonprofit governance, formally announced presentation selections for their annual conference in July. This year’s theme is Governance By Design. More than 700 board members, chief executives, staff, and nonprofit professionals are expected to attend.

The Get on Board presentation, “Designing Community-Level Support for Emerging Board Leaders,” will encourage other communities to consider what local resources they can connect and build upon to train, connect and support emerging leaders and the nonprofits they wish to serve.

pcnrc and foellingerAbout Get on Board
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Register Now for Board Bootcamp

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photo credit: Andrew Hoffman, Get on Board

Has your organization recruited new board members in the last year? Sign them up for Board Bootcamp today – and help them discover their role in meeting your mission.

Perhaps you’re a new board member? Or curious about what that even means – and how you can begin to engage in nonprofit service? Begin your research with Board Bootcamp. 

Consider Board Bootcamp

Who?

Board Bootcamp is for emerging leaders or new nonprofit board members with two years or less* board experience or who are wondering if board service is right for them.

Mike Stone, bootcamp facilitator

What? 

Expert facilitator Mike Stone from Impact Strategies, Inc. leads Board Bootcamp, introducing:

basics of the nonprofit sector,

the responsibilities of a board member,

and how to find an organizational fit.

When?

Saturday, September 13 | 9-1

Or, Friday, September 26 | 9-1

Details? (more…)

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