August 23rd @ 4pm: Because Robert Said So

Henry Martyn Robert   1837-1923 

Here’s the history of how we came to have Robert’s Rules of Order:

Henry Martyn Robert was an engineering officer in the regular Army. Without warning he was asked to preside over a public meeting being held in a church in his community and realized that he did not know how. He tried anyway and his embarrassment was supreme. This event, which may seem familiar to many readers, left him determined never to attend another meeting until he knew something of parliamentary law.

Ultimately, he discovered and studied the few books then available on the subject. From time to time, due to his military duties, he was transferred to various parts of the United States, where he found virtual parliamentary anarchy, since each member from a different part of the country had differing ideas of correct procedure. To bring order out of chaos, he decided to write Robert’s Rules of Order, as it come to be called.  Source:

So, does presiding over board meetings give you chills?  Do you worry about not understanding Parliamentary Procedure?  Then this month’s 23rd@4pm program will help you be a more parliamentary leader.  Attendees will learn about:

  • Order of relevance
  • Purpose of parliamentary procedure
  • Basic principles
  • Typical order of business
  • Presiding officer’s role
  • Types of motions and how to handle one
  • Debate and its rules

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Job Opportunity: YWCA Northeast Indiana – Executive Assistant

Purpose: YWCA

Provide overall administrative support and coordination for the organization through the Executive Staff (CEO, COO, CFO), the Board of Directors and associated Committees. Performs basic bookkeeping tasks and provides back-up support to the development department.

Expectations of every YWCA Staff Member:

  • Uphold and promote the YWCA Mission.
  • Maintain compliance with state standards.
  • Adhere to established policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to fund development efforts for support of all programs and the overall Association.
  • Provide support to other departments and staff.

Essential Duties:

  • Manages all administrative and data entry support for the Chief Executive Officer, Board Committees and other senior staff
  • Responsible for administration support for the Organization, including operations, board of directors, committees, special events, etc.
  • Provides basic bookkeeping support to CFO
  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the CEO including: managing an active calendar of appointments, completing expense reports, composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
  • Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, meeting materials, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the CEO’s ability to effectively lead the organization.
  • Coordinates executive office and board meetings to ensure they are well organized, all pertinent information is provided and chairpersons are prepared. Includes meeting notices, reminder calls, agenda creation, support materials, and room set-up.  Attends meetings and records minutes as assigned.
  • Support financial aspects of the organization.
  • Support and contribute to YWCA fund development initiatives, functions and efforts for all programs and the overall organization.
  • Adhere to established policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the management of telephone and voice mail communications systems for the office.
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate records.
  • Create and maintain high quality work environment to perform at highest level.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the operation of all AV and electronic office equipment such as copiers, fax machine, telephone system, e-mail, video and web-conferencing, as well as other computer software and provides secondary support for those functions.
  • Run various reports from YWCA computer system.
  • Other duties as assigned to meet the organization’s goals.


  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong customer service skills with ability to communicate in a professional manner with a wide range of people.
  • Proven ability to effectively and respectfully interact with diverse populations, including clients, co-workers, board members, volunteers and agency.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion when handling potentially confidential or sensitive manners.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel.  Financial/Fund development software experience preferred.
  • 1-3 years of general office experience; prefer general accounting experience
  • 1-3 years of experience with general office equipment (copiers, printers)
  • Accurate, organized, and detail-oriented, with ability to work under pressure and shift priorities in response to changing needs.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and files
  • Must comply with organization’s policy of automobile insurance: must have a valid driver’s license and personal automobile insurance coverage.
  • Flexibility to change work hours as needed.

Physical/Mental Essential Requirements:

  • Walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, moderate lifting and carrying (up to thirty (30) pounds).
  • Full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
  • Ability to sit at a computer work station for extended periods of time.
  • Occasional need to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to focus on detail and accuracy of work product.
  • Work is performed primarily in a non-smoking office environment.
  • Occasional high stress may be experienced in dealing with clients, staff and volunteers.

Apply here

Webinar: 5 Common Legal Traps for Nonprofits & How to Avoid Them

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 wildap logo.1

2pm ET │Free

Have you ever worried your organization could have some hidden legal risks? Often it’s what we don’t know that can come back to haunt us. This is why Wild Apricot has invited Erin McClarty, nonprofit attorney and strategist, to present a free webinar on August 23 on the most common legal issues she sees nonprofits face, and what to do about them.

In this free webinar, Erin will show you:

●The 5 most common legal traps for nonprofits
●Several solutions and tools to reduce your risk
●The best jargon-free resources every nonprofit should read
Read about the presenter and register here.

Free Webinar: Managing the Complexities of Nonprofit Growth


Tuesday August 15, 2017, 2:00 PM Eastern

In a recent industry study, 80 percent of nonprofit finance professionals say their organization plans to grow in the next 12-18 months. Nonprofit growth presents its own unique set of challenges, and, if not managed properly, can actually hurt your organization. With challenges and opportunities in mind, how do you prepare your budget, staff, and organization for growth?

What You Will Learn from this Live Interactive Webinar:
• Evaluate growth strategies through a risk management framework.
• Prepare for internal controls and processes for increased compliance complexities.
• Develop people strategies to accommodate for growth (including managing different generations).
• Identify technology requirements for accommodating growth.

Presented by npt_copy  &  abilia


Job Opportunity – Science Central Outreach Registration Coordinator

POSITION: Outreach Registration CoordinatorScience Central Logo

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central is an informal, hands-on, educational science center (physical, natural and applied sciences); hiring a self-directed, team-oriented, part-time reservations position; assist in the scheduling of school onsite and outreach programs through ticketing software, placing programs on the schedules; coordinating placement of staff within the Google Docs spreadsheet daily schedule; creating and printing teacher/chaperone schedules; weekly confirmation of upcoming programs; effectively listen to and efficiently communicate with schools, and suggest appropriate programs; possibly gather information for grants via follow-up phone calls and email surveys; data entry in multiple databases.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Be prepared (record keeping, phone calls, scheduling); must be responsible and organized, time- and detail-oriented, excellent follow-through skills; professional attitude; outgoing and articulate, communicative with staff, visitors and school contacts; comfortable in an exciting and fast-paced environment; able to handle high stress, multiple activities and deadlines; must have flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities and schedules; comfort with and interest in science and education; have excellent Microsoft Office computer skills, database administration experience, word processing and spread sheet experience; moderate lifting (approx. 40 pounds)

QUALIFICATIONS: Some college courses and experience in the informal education/museum field is preferred; successful completion of Criminal Background Check is required.

SCHEDULE: Approximately 20-25+ hours per week; schedule might include days, evenings, weekends and holidays; must be flexible.

SALARY: $10.25/hour; limited time off benefits; no medical benefits

APPLY: Posting open until filled.

Send cover letter, resume and list of professional references (minimum of 3) to

Human Resources Director

Science Central

1950 North Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN   46805

Fax: (260) 422-2899

Job Opportunity: Women’s Bureau Case Manager

The Women’s Bureau is seeking a Case Manager who will support women during their treatment in their residential substancewb-logo abuse recovery program.

Job Type: Full-time
Required education: Bachelor’s in social work, psychology, counseling, human services or related field
Required experience: Case management: 1 year

Responsibilities include:

• Work with client to develop an individualized case management plan
• Interview clients to determine nature and degree of substance abuse problem and assist other members of treatment team in development of treatment plan
• Meet 1:1 weekly – acting as advocate and providing referrals as needed
• Monitor and document progress
• Provide client transportation as needed
• Act as a liaison with other treatment partners such as Child Protective Services and as an active participant in the treatment team
• Provide on-call support on nights and weekends in rotation with the rest of the Treatment Team members.

Schedule is flexible and will vary to accommodate the needs of the residents. Some evenings and weekends are required.

Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, human services or related field required and at least 1 year experience working as a case manager. Prefer candidates with substance abuse experience and certification from a recognized credentialing organization. Candidate must be willing to work to obtain credentials. A valid operator’s license and proof of insurance required. CPR/First Aid certification must be obtained within a short period after hire.

Please send resume and cover letter by August 7 to Loaine Hagerty,

You will be contacted only if you are selected for an interview. No phone calls please.

Job Opportunities – Science Central, New Openings

 POSITION: Exhibits ManagerScience Central Logo

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central, a hands-on science center located within a large historical building, is currently hiring a self-motivated, organized, creative, and skilled exhibits/facilities/building technician. Mid-level management position. This person is a jack-of-all-trades who will turn-on and off, maintain, repair, clean and install interactive exhibits; design, fabricate and install new exhibits; design and install original exhibits; assist with daily functioning, maintenance, repairs and cleaning of the building, grounds, facilities, and its components; assist with housekeeping; research and help purchase exhibits, exhibits parts, facilities parts and equipment; maintain exhibits and building repair records; maintain parts, cleanliness and safety of exhibits and facilities storage areas and exhibits repair areas; coordinate planning for, installation and de-installation of large traveling/temporary exhibitions; participate in numerous exhibits/facilities-related staff and committee meetings; train and supervise exhibits & facilities volunteers.

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POSITION: Education Director

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a self-motivated, creative, outgoing, highly-skilled and organized individual to direct its education department (on-site, outreach, distance learning, etc.).  This is a professional, senior-level position, reporting to the executive director. As a member of the leadership team, the job requires previous experience in informal science education, program development, staff management, time management, project planning, and handling many projects at the same time. This is a “hands-on” position and the employee will spend much of their time doing as well as directing. Duties will include – lead in the development, planning, scheduling, staffing and presentation of all informal and formal programs; responsible for the continuous growth and monitoring of all revenue and non-revenue programs, numbers, finances and data; hire, train and manage outreach, school/public and special programs full-time, part-time and seasonal staff; have a strong presence in the educational community (schools, universities, community centers, scouts, etc.); manage various Strategic Plan components; participate in and lead various internal and community committees; assist with researching, writing, and reviewing grants; help write and review print and social media materials and ads; care for small aquarium and terrarium animals and equipment.

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POSITION: Graphics Design Coordinator

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Science Central, a hands-on science center is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-motivated, self-directed, part-time graphics designer. This person will create new layouts/templates or use existing layouts for various print materials and electronic formats; might assist with press releases and social media.

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POSITION: Marketing Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-motivated, self-directed, creative, outgoing, highly-skilled and organized individual to assist with all aspects of marketing (advertising, press releases, public relations, media, social media, web-based campaigns, graphics design, digital presence, print layout, etc.). This is a mid-level position. Applicants should have strong writing skills and graphic design experience. This is a “hands-on” position. Duties will include: develop print and web banners; price, develop and place tv/radio ads; help coordinate and maintain the calendar for, and write and design newsletters, brochures, press releases, etc.; create new layouts/templates or use existing layouts for various print materials; design and coordinate the layout of exhibit interpretive signs;  help maintain partnerships with media and community organizations; act as the primary person to maintain web site, digital signage and social media outlets; organize and maintain electronic and hard copy marketing and funding files, and records; participate in and help lead Strategic Plan components such as marketing plans; both attend and lead internal committee meetings and external community meetings

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POSITION: Development & Marketing Director

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a self-motivated, creative, outgoing, highly-skilled and organized individual to direct its development, grant writing, fundraising events, advertising, and public relations.  This position is a professional, senior-level job reporting to the executive director and requires significant experience in those work areas, high-level writing skills, the ability to multi-task, and extensive knowledge of community/regional funding sources. This is a “hands-on” position and the employee will spend much of their time doing as well as directing. Duties will include – research, write, review and monitor grants; write interim and final grant reports; develop and update the grant/development databases and due dates; establish and cultivate sponsorships with businesses and corporations; fully manage fundraising events such as the annual gala and golf outing; both attend and plan staff and committee meetings; develop banners and tv/radio ads; coordinate and maintain the calendar for, and write and design newsletters, brochures, press releases; direct graphic design activities; develop and coordinate partnerships with media, community organizations and foundations; maintain web site and social media outlets; organize and maintain all electronic and hard copy marketing and funding files and records; cultivate members as a donor base; supervise full- and part-time staff; manage Strategic Plan components such as marketing plans, annual fund, fundraising plans, etc.

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POSITION: Part-time Housekeeping Specialist

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Involvement in an informal, hands-on, educational science center (physical, natural and applied sciences). Responsible for cleaning the building for general public, school group visitors and special groups. This includes all parts of the building (restrooms, lunchroom, exhibit areas, lobby, classrooms, offices, etc). Will also do some cleaning product stocking, and could involve minor exhibit repairs and installations.

Additional information

Applications may be sent to:

Human Resources Director

Science Central

1950 North Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN   46805

Fax: (260) 422-2899