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Assistance for Nonprofit Organizations with Free Workshops and Resources

The Dayton Metro Library's Nonprofit & Grants Information Center has a full slate of informative programs scheduled this spring. These free programs, conducted by notable experts in the field, address issues such as fundraising, sustainability and budgeting that nonprofits must confront in order to grow and succeed. The programs are free of charge, but advance registration is required by calling 937-496-8624.

The Dayton Metro Library offers extensive services and resources for nonprofit organizations, including an informative email newsletter and free monthly orientation sessions. Genevieve Richardson manages the Library's Nonprofit & Grants Information Center, a regional resource for nonprofit boards, staff and volunteers affiliated with the Foundation Center. Richardson is a board member of the Dayton area Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Grant Professionals Association.

PROGRAMS FOR NONPROFITS, SPRING 2015 (all free):

REDUCE YOUR BOARD'S ANXIETY ABOUT FUNDRAISING
Wednesday, March 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, 660 S. Main St. in the Jack and Sally Eichelberger Community Conference Center
Fundraising was ranked as the #1 board performance area needing improvement in BoardSource's national survey of nonprofit executives. Board members are often unprepared and overwhelmed by the prospect of raising money. This interactive workshop focuses on creating a shared understanding of fundraising at the board level. Executive directors and board officers are encouraged to attend.
Presenter Jane Page-Steiner is President of JPS Nonprofit Strategies, which assists nonprofits with board development, organizational planning and infrastructure development. She is editor of the Cincinnati Not-for-Profit News and is the only BoardSource-certified Governance Trainer in Ohio, part of a select group of expert trainers affiliated with the leading national organization for nonprofit boards.

PLAN A SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL PROGRAM (Daylong Session)
Wednesday, April 1, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, 660 S. Main St. in the Jack and Sally Eichelberger Community Conference Center
What does sustainability mean? How can nonprofits build high-impact programs and sustainable organizations? This session will translate important business principles, including lean start-up, value proposition and branding, into a nonprofit context. You'll learn to break down the planning process into easy-to-follow steps to right-size a business plan for your needs.
Presenter Suzanne Smith is a national expert and presenter with Social Impact Architects, based in Dallas. She is also Co-Founder of the Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub in Cincinnati. She holds an MBA with a focus on social enterprise from the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University.

NOT-FOR-PROFIT MONEY MANAGEMENT: A Two-Part Series with Clark Schaefer Hackett
Wednesday, May 6, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 3, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, 660 S. Main St. in the Jack and Sally Eichelberger Community Conference Center
Especially for staff and board members of small and mid-sized organizations: Get key tips on creating and managing a budget and know the financial policies every nonprofit should have.
Presenters Stephanie Pyles, CPA, and Anna Helfen are advisors with Clark Schaefer Hackett. Its Not-for-Profit Group provides audit, tax and advisory services to over 600 nonprofit clients.

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