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The Pro Bono Partnership

Just about once per month I send out an email with nonprofit news, opportunities and general information to help the nonprofits in the Greater Dayton and surrounding areas. I sent the email last week, if you did not get it and would like to, please send me your email address and I will have you added to the email contact list.

I was pleased to announce in that email that we (all of the nonprofits in the Greater Dayton and surrounding areas) have a brand new resource partner. The Pro Bono Partnership is a nonprofit located in Cincinnati that serves their home base and the Greater Dayton area! They provide FREE legal assistance to nonprofits concerning just about anything that has to do with operation of your nonprofit. They will assist with human resource issues, debate over a property line, fiscal legalities and just about any other topic.  This is a wonderful resource. Think about all of the times you have wondered if a practice was legal or have had a human resource issue and wanted to strictly adhere to the law over a sensitive matter. The Pro Bono Partnership does limit help to those nonprofits for whom retaining an attorney would be cost prohibitive. In other words they want to help the small to middle sized organizations. But, please do not eliminate yourself from seeking their help no matter what your size. Just call and ask if they can help. There may be some questions to answer to determine if your organization can receive services, but it doesn’t cost anything to ask. Remember all of their services are free to nonprofits! Read on to find out about a workshop they are having to answer questions about the new Department of Labor regulations governing exempt employees.

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New Overtime Rules From The DOL: Is Your Nonprofit Prepared?

Sponsored by: Jackson Lewis P.C. and Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio

July 26, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Interact for Health | Only 25 Spots Left As of Today!

The Department of Labor recently changed the rules governing overtime exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees. The salary threshold to be exempt from overtime pay requirements will increase to $47,476 ($913 per week) beginning December 1, 2016.    

Employers across the country are taking steps now to be ready to comply in December. These changes present unique challenges for many nonprofits.

If you have employees who are currently paid as exempt employees but who make less than $47,476 per year, it is important that you carefully consider these new rules.

Join us for a FREE seminar to discuss steps your organization can take to comply. This seminar is geared towards executive directors, H.R. directors and board members of nonprofits.

Speakers: Tara Burke, Esq. and Matt Byrne, Esq., Jackson Lewis P.C.

Register Today! Space Is Limited. REGISTER NOW

New Nonprofit Classes By Popular Demand

Hone Your Nonprofit Skillset with Summer Classes

The Dayton Metro Library is committed to helping those who are new to nonprofits by offering basic classes such as Nonprofits 101 and Grants 101. In addition to these classes some nonprofit executives have asked for more sophisticated programming. The following classes are going to be offered in August and then during the year on a rotating basis. Take advantage of the longer days of summer to sharpen your skillset!

 
Branding for Nonprofits
A brand is the sum total of how the public feels about a particular product or organization. It is the emotional response that people have when interacting with or seeing materials about your organization.  A successful brand is one that forges a strong emotional connection with its audience. Nonprofits, perhaps even more than other organizations, need to be able to tap into these emotions. Ultimately, nonprofits are trying to get people to rally behind a particular cause. People not only need like them, they need to believe in them.
August 4, 2016 6pm to 8pm at the Temporary Main Library Computer Lab

Nonprofit Strategic Planning
After conceptualizing and conceiving a nonprofit, it's time to sit down and create a strategic plan--the working document that will chart your nonprofit's course through the coming years. A strategic plan identifies your nonprofit's goals for a certain time period (generally one to three years) and outlines how you will achieve those goals. Though your nonprofit will undoubtedly engage in future planning for specific activities, think of the strategic plan as the "master plan" for your organization.
August 11, 2016 6-8pm at the Temporary Main Library Computer Lab

Social Media for Your Nonprofit
Your organization's active presence on social media can be a powerful way to demonstrate your connection to your community, the efforts you are making toward accomplishing your mission, and the impact you have on the sector. Being engaged on social media can encourage funders, donors and volunteers to support your cause in a deeper way.
August 18, 2016 6pm to 8pm at the Temporary Main Library Computer Lab

 

Nonprofit Social Enterprise 
Social Enterprises are defined in many ways, but typically are nonprofit organizations that operate businesses in order to generate revenues and fulfill their missions. The concept has become increasingly common in the past three decades as a result of a combination of government funding cuts to social programs. Other factors promoting the growth of social enterprise include growing nonprofit recognition of the importance of earned income to enable their organizations to use independently generated revenue to support programs that make sense for their communities, build community wealth, and directly improve the job skills of people facing barriers to entry in the workplace. How can your nonprofit begin or build its social enterprise into a healthy bottom line?
August 25, 2016 6pm to 8pm at the Temporary Main Library, Computer Lab

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