SAVE THE DATE for the 2014 Fundraising Institute - Week of June 16, 2014
All courses take place in the J.C. Penney Conference Center on the UMSL Campus unless otherwise noted.
How Do We Know We Are Doing Good Work? RESCHEDULED! Top
February 21, 2014 | 1–5 PM | $25
Presenters: Jama Dodson, Executive Director, St. Louis Mental Health Board | Elizabeth George, Vice President, Deaconess Foundation | Melinda McAliney, Program Director, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis & Send Me St. Louis
You go to work each day hoping that what you do is making a difference. But how do you know the hard work you and the staff of your nonprofit organization are doing is having a positive impact and achieving your mission? This class is oriented toward program staff and leadership as they seek to implement and manage successful programs. It will provide an overview of approaches to assess program impact, including logic models, and questions to think about when considering whether programs are effective. Class activities will include small group and hands-on exercises. Click here to register!
Focus on Fraud: Prevention and Detection Measures for Nonprofit Organizations Top
March 6, 2014 | 3-5 PM | $25
Presenter: Christina M. Solomon, CPA, CFE, CFF, RubinBrown
News stories about fraud and embezzlement at nonprofit organizations abound recently. Too many organizations find themselves dealing with these kinds of problems when an understanding of common schemes, and the implementation of relatively simple, yet important processes, procedures, and policies could protect them from many of these issues. Join us for a discussion on how nonprofits can prevent and detect fraud within their organizations. Topics to be covered include:
• Prevalence of Fraud and Recent Examples of Fraud
• Common Types of Fraud Schemes
• Red Flags
• Preventive and Detective Internal Controls
• Investigating Potential Frauds
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March 21, 2014 - 9:00 to 1:00 P.M. - J.C. Penney Conference Center at UMSL - $50 for MVMA Members, $60 for non-members
Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Cramer, PhD. For more on Dr. Cramer, see here.
While conventional approaches to leadership development focus on showing leaders how to acquire industry expertise, strategic capability, and operational savvy, LEAD POSITIVE is an internal development process that zeroes in on transforming what the leader sees, says, and does. In short, this approach helps leaders to shift internally so they can excel externally. Each leader in this session will learn how to move farther faster in advancing toward important goals by adopting the See-Say-Do Model. Come to this class to learn how to lead your volunteers with your own unwavering optimism, personal magnetism, and unshakeable sense of self-confidence to make remarkable results happen.
**Attendance and enrollment in this class qualifies towards the Chancellor's Certificate in Volunteer Management. For more about the Chancellor's Certificate in Volunteer Management, click here.
How to Develop an Effective Board for Your Nonprofit Organization Top
March 27, 2014 | 1-5 PM | $50
Presenters: John McClusky, Director Emeritus, Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program at UMSL | Peter Ruger, Senior Lecturer in Law, Intellectual Property & Nonprofit Organizations Legal Clinic, Washington University Law School | Faith Sandler, Executive Director, The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
Do you want to improve your Board's effectiveness and strengthen the leadership relationship between your Board and staff executive? This workshop is for nonprofit staff executives and board leaders, including incoming board officers, who want to learn promising practices based on the latest research for making their boards even more effective and their staff-board relationships more productive and satisfying. It will also provide an opportunity for the workshop participants to share with their peers the greatest challenges and successful strategies for strengthening board effectiveness. The learning activities will mix presentation, discussion, and ample time for applying learning directly to your board performance and executive-board relationships.
The workshop will address topics such as: the board's primary responsibilities, including the principles and legal framework for them; promising practices from the latest academic research on nonprofit boards; and, successful methods for boards and executives to determine which of their leadership roles are best kept distinct and which are best performed through their partnership.
The three presenters, John McClusky, Peter Ruger, and Faith Sandler, bring a wealth of academic and practical knowledge to this topic from many decades as educators, trainers, consultants, and board and staff leaders of nonprofit organizations. Click here to register!
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