Get on Board Bootcamp: October 7, 2017

Mike Stone from Impact Strategies will present another engaging Board Bootcamp workshop Saturday October 7th. REGISTER TODAY.

For those who are not familiar with Board Bootcamp  a Get on Board program, it is for emerging leaders or new nonprofit board members with two years or less board experience. Bootcamp is also beneficial for Executive Directors to reinvigorate their knowledge of Board responsibilities or to learn from the discussions in the room.

IMG_2570In this 3 1/2 hour course, Mike will speak about the nonprofit sector and nonprofit boards, board roles and structures, and how to find your place with the right organization. As a first time attendee, there will be a lot of valuable information packed into a short time period! The combination of facts, core principles, and group discussion will make this workshop significantly useful.

“Board service is not only having the tools to successfully carry out the mission, or fulfilling the Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards, but to know yourself and what you do best.”  Past Bootcamper and PCNRC intern.

Cost for the workshop is $15 (check or cash) includes all materials and boxed lunch.  Due by Thursday, October 5. Make check payable to Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center. Drop off payment at the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center or Readers’ Services Help Desk; mail to Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center│c/o Marilynn Fauth│900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802; or bring payment to the workshop.


Boot Camp 2.0 (for Boot Camp graduates and experienced board members wanting more education on stewardship) will be on November 4th watch for more information or contact the !

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: 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.

403(b) Pre-Approved Retirement Plans

The IRS has recently updated its list of pre-approved retirement irs symbolplans that have received an IRS favorable opinion or advisory letter. This means that the IRS has determined that the plan satisfies the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code Section 403(b).Only certain tax-exempt employers are eligible to sponsor an Internal Revenue Code Section 403(b).  Among those employers which may sponsor such a plan are:

  • Tax-exempt organizations established under IRC 501(c)(3)
  • Public school systems
  • Certain ministers:
    • Employed by a 501(c)(3) organization
    • Self-employed
    • Ministers not employed by a 501(c)(3) organization. but functioning as a minister in their dai8ly responsibilities with their employer.

Choosing a pre-approved plan, may be beneficial to eligible employers over individually designed plans by costing less, knowing that it meets legal requirements and will make necessary updates for you.

Additional resources and information:

A Fundraiser’s Journey – Worth It

A Fundraiser’s Journey – Kelly Updike for PCNRC

 What does a 2004 movie entitled The Girl Next Door have to do with fundraising?

While the movie did not do well at the box office, it did generate a notable and usable quote.

I learned about it while having coffee with Ashley Stoneburner, director of advancement and events for the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. When I asked her for some fundraising advice to share, she immediately replied:

“Is the juice worth the squeeze?”

These words of advice were often said to Ashley by her former boss at the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Ashley says she recalls this phrase whenever she starts up a new task or is embroiled in a particularly difficult situation.

So, two things to take away:

  1. Take the long view and decide if the reward is worth the punishment.
  2. Brilliant advice is everywhere.


The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Embassy or the PCNRC.

A Fundraiser’s Journey – Get out of your comfort zone

Kelly Updike for PCNRC

As a person who prefers a book to a party, I am drawn to those who exude confidence and poise in public situations.

So it was a surprise to learn from the calm and composed Carolyn Bean, development manager at Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, that she once suffered from stage fright.

Carolyn, who also has worked at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, regularly has to speak in small groups and to large crowds. But holding a microphone and giving a presentation did not make her happy; Carolyn said she had to overcome some mental fears in order to appreciate this important part of her work.

“I enjoy getting out in front of people now because I realized they’re not judging,” she said.

When we have a natural inclination, such as shyness, or we set up barriers, such as a too-busy work week, it’s easy to avoid public-speaking opportunities. Yet our jobs regularly call on us to step up to the podium and share our passion about our work. Take control of these opportunities when they appear before you, and, as Carolyn said, know you are among friends.

With so much happening in our fair city, Carolyn says it’s easy to get involved. “Don’t be afraid to be part of it,” she encouraged. “You gotta get out there.”

The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Embassy or the PCNRC.