Get on Board’s, Carrie Minnich, CPA recently posted “Board Size and Terms″ for Mission Minded, Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.’s nonprofit blog.
Carrie’s post highlights the average board size and addresses term limits for board members. She clarifies that there is no law on term limits; however, strongly recommends instilling term limits.
Here’s a snippet and link to her post:
The State of Indiana requires nonprofit organizations to have at least 3 members. Realistically the number of board members will vary depending on the organization. The average is 7 to 15 members; however, some larger nonprofits may have 30 or more members.
Stephen J. Bailey of Detailed Web Design, entertained the audience in his presentation on social media platforms (Facebook, Twittter, and Instagram), Wednesday June 24, 2015. The first Social Media Seminar this summer, hosted by Amber Foster, Executive Director of Artlink, was very informative. He provided a plethora of tips and tricks. One of the best tips Stephen shared was about Facebook boosts. Numerous participants commented that his tidbit on boosts was the most helpful.
“Common denominator is love and social media is to connect with the human experience.” ~ Stephen J. Bailey
Stephen’s presentation had a humanistic quality. Very profoundly he said that the “common denominator is love and social media is to connect with the human experience.” He connected the audience in how to practically use these platforms and ways to connect with others. Stephen shared that taking a picture or writing a really great text line to hook your audience can connect people to you. In one conversation, Stephen said “Care about others and they will care about you. If they aren’t responsive, let them go.”
Overall, this particular Social Media Series presentation had a great balance of the basic “nuts and bolts” and why social media platforms are a crucial marketing tool.
Join us for the next Social Media Series presentation!
When: Wednesday July 15, 2015
What: Social Media Content Management
Who: John Felts, Marketing and Communications Specialist of Visit Fort Wayne, and Jasmine Bejar, Marketing Assistant of Visit Fort Wayne.
Where: Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room C
Format: Lunch and networking from 11:30 to 11:45, presentation from 11:45 to 12:45, and then Q&A, networking, and filling out evaluations from 12:45 to 1:00. *Please note you are welcome to bring your own lunch. Lunch will not be provided.
The Foellinger Foundation is taking nominations for the 2015 Stewardship Award. They are due by July 10th.
The award is designed to emphasize the important role of individual board members in the governance of nonprofit organizations.
The Stewardship Award honors the efforts of current or recently retired eligible Allen County nonprofit board members whose actions have contributed to the achievement of at least three of the Ten Basic Responsibilities, as identified by BoardSource.
Nominees and representatives of their organizations will be invited to a special recognition luncheon on October 21, 2015.
Please consider nominating one of your outstanding board members for this award.
The organization whose nominee is chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Stewardship Award will receive:
My brother-in-law recently bought tickets to a local fundraising event, and texted the family “Good thing we got tickets, they sold out in 4 minutes”. I thought about how I would feel if I coordinated an event that sold out that quickly and I imagined I’d be feeling pretty confident about the community’s support of the organization and the event.
What engages people in fundraisers? What keeps people participating year after year? What are some classic ideas for fundraisers and what are some innovative ideas that will engage the millennial generation?
For me personally, I feel much more satisfaction making financial contributions to organizations when it involves a memorable experience. This past weekend, I attended a pub crawl on bikes that raised money for Wounded Warrior and almost every member of my family participated with me. For the price of registration, I got a day filled with fun, family, and unique experiences. That’s what makes me want to do it year after year.
To appeal to millennials, fundraisers need to bait the line with fun and make the fundraiser feel like an event that they would attend even if it wasn’t for charity. I’ve heard many times that millennials are self-centered, and though it is obviously not true of every person in my generation, one cannot ignore the fact that we are pretty single-minded when it comes to how we spend our free time. If we aren’t working, we want to have fun.
To appeal to millennials, fundraisers should appeal to the fun sideof fundraising.
I know that millennials don’t generally have the giving capacity of older generations. Fundraisers like silent auctions, wine or gourmet tastings, and golf outings wouldn’t appeal as much to them because of the high costs. So what would appeal to millennials and why would an organization want to engage them?
Let me say it again…events that involve fun and provide a memorable experience, with low costs to attend, are ideal for millennial engagement. Pub crawls, whether on bike, foot, trolley, etc. are a fantastic way to get younger people involved in a fundraising. It’s organizing and tapping into an activity that many are already doing. Another event type that is utilized locally is an outside, downtown rave. It’s low-cost to get in and refreshments aren’t pricy, plus it’s open to those younger than 21, which would up the numbers of attendance. There’s really not a lot of opportunity (if any) to hear the type of music played in that environment any other time in Fort Wayne.
It’s fundraising offering a unique and fun experience. If your fundraiser offers that, we’ll want to spend our money on it. And of course don’t underestimate the millennials expansive use of social media, which can market your event and expose your cause to a greater audience.
*Point of View post written by Katherine Dwire, Intern.
WFWA (PBS39) seeks a Producer/Director. PBS39 is home to our publicly supported television (WFWA) serving the communities of Northeast Indiana, Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Our mission is to educate, inform, enlighten and entertain through quality national and local programming
The Producer/Director position will be responsible for producing local and national productions as well as performing field and studio production duties for station promotions and live local programming. This position requires hands on experience creating dynamic projects and strong storytelling skills. This position also requires strong organizational skills and the ability to work as a team player in a busy production department.
Producer/Director duties will include, but are not limited to:
Perform duties as producer and director for local and national productions
Research, Script, Produce, Edit and create graphics for projects
Direct and crew live productions, on location or in our studio
Early Childhood Alliance (Fort Wayne, IN) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of building better futures for young children by promoting and providing quality early childhood education and services for families, businesses and early childhood professionals. The Family Engagement Specialist is responsible for directly supporting AmeriCorps members in their efforts to build capacity of pre-K programs to better engage families in the child’s early education.
This position will oversee the efforts of the AmeriCorps members in organizing family engagement activities which empowers families to take an active role in their child’s education. This is a part-time position (20 hours per week), and will provide weekly trainings on Fridays to the AmeriCorps team. Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule. Occasional travel to Indianapolis and Evansville.
This position is located in Fort Wayne, IN.
Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Early Childhood Education or a related field.
Experience engaging families, with work experience in an early childhood setting preferred. Training experience required. Experience working with AmeriCorps members and/or the volunteer sector preferred.
Based on experience and education in the field.
Send your resume to email@example.com. Please reference the job title in the email subject line.