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.

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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 nrc@acpl.info !

August 23rd @ 4pm: Because Robert Said So

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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: http://www.robertsrules.com/history.html


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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Marketing Seminar Series 2017

You are invited to attend our Marketing Seminar Series of 2017! Join us to get answers from professionals and connect with your peers.

Graphic Design in Microsoft Office

Rachel’s talk will provide you with marketing tips and tricks. She will discuss and show you how to best utilize the tools available in Microsoft Office (namely Word and PowerPoint) to create materials for your organization that are clean and well-designed.

Rachel Hammitt is a graphic designer and photographer living and working in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She does design work for her alma mater, Wheaton College, and a variety of freelance work. Rachel loves to create and design pieces that are both beautiful and functional. Her goal as a designer and photographer is to help bring people’s vision to life, with clarity and heart.

When: Friday, June 2, 2017 1:30pm-3:30pm

Registration is required. Registration is available online, on the phone (260) 421-1238, or by email nrc@acpl.info.  

WordPress for Nonprofits

Need to create or update your organization’s website? This workshop will go over website basics for nonprofits including why having a user-friendly website is important, what makes a website user-friendly, and how to make (and maintain) a website easily with WordPress.

Amanda Neumann is the Director of Theater Operations at Fort Wayne Cinema Center, volunteer Fandom Forward Project Leader at the Harry Potter Alliance, and Volunteer Coordinator for Hobnobben Film Festival. She hold Bachelor’s degrees in Women’s Studies and English Communication.

When: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:00am-12:00pm

Registration is required. Registration is available online, on the phone (260) 421-1238, or by email nrc@acpl.info.  

 

New Year, New Program? New Nonprofit?

happy-new-yearHappy New Year! Are you interested in getting a new program off the ground? Is this the year you are considering starting a new nonprofit? Thinking about a strategic plan? We can help you!

The Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center can brainstorm with you. We offer free one hour long consultations for new program or nonprofit ideas. In our conversation, PCNRC staff can be a sounding board, give you professional guidance, connect you to community resources, and answer your questions. In addition, we can assist your nonprofit by providing free strategic planning facilitation.

To learn more or schedule your consultation or facilitation, contact the PCNRC today at nrc@acpl.info or 260-421-1238!

Speed Date the Nonprofit Way

We invite you, community leader and nonprofit professional, to join Get on Board in their next Get Connected event.Get on Board Logo Vertical Alternate RGB-01-01

What is Get Connected? It is an evening of networking and fast, structured one-on-one “speed dating” rounds.

Individuals who are interested in nonprofit board service will have the opportunity to meet nonprofit representatives as well as nonprofit professionals will have the chance to speak with community leaders.

Who should attend? (1) Nonprofits and (2) individuals interested in nonprofit board or committee service.

When?  Wednesday September 7th, 2016 5:30-8:00pm

Where? Sweetwater Sound 5501 IN-30 W Fort Wayne, IN in Conference Room 2

Details? 5:30-6 pm Networking; 6-7:30 pm “Speed Dating” rounds; 7:30-8 pm Closing

Appetizers will be served.

Individuals can register online here by August 26th.

Nonprofit Organizations can register here by August 26th.

For questions, please contact Elise at nrc@acpl.info.

Get Connected is a program of the PCNRC’s Get on Board initiative supported by a grant from Foellinger Foundation.

Succession Planning and Leadership Transition Seminar

You are invited to attend a seminar hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne on August 31st.

Your board members value you, as the CEO/ED, and recognize their responsibility to ensure that your organization will continue to prosper. Yet, it can be difficult to begin a conversation about being prepared for an unexpected emergency, a resignation, or eventual retirement.

In this session, you will learn:CF Training

Succession Planning IS NOT:
• Naming a successor or beginning a search process
• A drawn out investment of time and energy
• Making the CEO/ED feel expendable

Succession planning IS:
• Making the CEO/ED job more “doable” for the current leader
• Developing current staff and board leaders
• Helping board and staff be prepared when the current CEO/ED eventually leaves or becomes unavailable

This session is designed for: nonprofit CEO/EDs, senior staff, and board members who want to ensure their organizations are equipped to sustain their work.

Make plans to attend this session at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne (555 E. Wayne St.) on August 31, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., lead by Bryan Orander, President of Charitable Advisors.

Through his work at Charitable Advisors, Bryan focuses exclusively on not-for-profits in Executive Transition, Assessment and Strategic Planning, and Board Development. He has fifteen + years of experience consulting with nonprofit organizations, independently and as a project leader of a team of consultants.

Seating is limited. RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/succession-planning-and-leadership-transition-tickets-26658140215 by August 26. Please note that each person attending the seminar will have to RSVP individually using the link.

Health Insurance Seminar at Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne

Do you find managing group health insurance for your nonprofit a burden and an increasingly larger expense each year? Are health insurance terms like “grandmothered” and “community rating” confusing?  What type of plan is best for your organization – traditional or high deductible? What about an employer sponsored plan versus sending your employees to the exchange? What are some tips for being good health care consumers?  What is the best way to communicate all of this to your employees?Community Foundation of Greater FW

For answers to these questions, and much more, join us on July 27 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne for an interactive Health Insurance Panel Discussion. Panelists include: Jon Albright, General Counsel & Director of Employer Relations, Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana; Chad Burch, President of Phillips Benefits Advisors; and, Ryan Stoneburner, Owner of Health Insurance Inc.

Seating is limited. RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/health-insurance-panel-discussion-tickets-26227607480 by July 22. Please note that each person attending the seminar will have to RSVP individually using the link.

Please be sure to bring your questions!