Dayton Metro Library, Dayton SCORE, and the Dayton Chamber of Commerce are collaborating on a resource fair and networking event for nonprofit organizations and their leaders. Insights for Nonprofit Leaders takes place Thursday, September 27, at the Main Library, 215 E. Third Street in Dayton. Registration and breakfast is 7:30-8:00 a.m., with presentations from 8:00-10:00 a.m. and networking from 10:00-10:30 a.m.
“Whether a business is for-profit or nonprofit, the need exists for leaders to connect with each other and with important partners in their community,” said Ann Riegle-Crichton, Business Services Librarian. “This event will highlight the services of some of the most influential nonprofit support agencies in our region, and it's totally free - thanks to the sponsoring organizations.”
Susan Rodenberg, Nonprofit Resource Librarian from Dayton Metro Library, explains how nonprofits can use and benefit from the Foundation Directory Online (FDO). FDO is a massive database that contains information foundations throughout the world that make grants to nonprofit organizations.
Erin Childs, Executive Director of ProBono Partnership of Ohio, talks about how PBPO provides business and transactional legal services to nonprofit social service organizations in the Dayton and Cincinnati area. PBPO, itself a nonprofit, mobilizes attorneys from major corporations and law firms to donate their time and expertise, enhancing nonprofit clients’ ability to improve conditions in their communities. Childs will also discuss legal red flags nonprofits can face.
Steven and Jalyn Roe, strategy consultants for The Jael Group and SCORE counselors, discuss the purpose of Strategic Planning for Nonprofits and outline the steps for creating one. Dayton SCORE helps small businesses and nonprofits achieve success through training workshops and mentoring.
Jessica Wagner of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce explains how Chamber membership can benefit nonprofits. DACC is the largest business organization in the Dayton region, serving 2,400 business members in nine counties. The Chamber is a trade association of businesses, professionals and individuals focused on government advocacy, economic development, and member services.
Bob Reynolds, Director of Brady Ware’s Nonprofit Services Group, discusses the fiduciary responsibilities of an organization’s Board of Directors. Brady Ware is committed to continuously improving communities by supporting local arts, humanitarian efforts, charity fundraising activities, and by serving on the boards of important community-oriented organizations.
Insights for Nonprofit Leaders is free, but registration is required. Registration and complete information is available through the Events Calendar on the Dayton Chamber website at www.daytonchamber.org.
For more information, call Ann Riegle-Crichton at 937.496.8631 or Susan Rodenberg at 937.496.8624.