Free Webinar:  Everything We Know About Fundraising Is (Mostly) Wrong
Mar
25
12:00 PM12:00

Free Webinar: Everything We Know About Fundraising Is (Mostly) Wrong

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We often hear about concepts like the fundraising pyramid, donor prospecting, or the funnel approach to donor cultivation. But do these philosophical beliefs match up with reality? Join Steve MacLaughlin, vice president of data and analytics at Blackbaud and bestselling author of Data Driven Nonprofits, as he explores if what we think we know about fundraising is really true. This session will explore some of the most common myths about fundraising and how nonprofits can adjust to the new normal in giving.

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Free Webinar: Skills for Overcoming Burnout – Refueling the Fire
Mar
26
12:00 PM12:00

Free Webinar: Skills for Overcoming Burnout – Refueling the Fire

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Too often, the fire that fuels those of us working in the social sector ends up becoming the fire that burns us out. Across the nonprofit world, organizations are perpetuating unhealthy work cultures, getting mired in conflict and divisions, and struggling to respond to systemic issues proactively instead of reactively. Nonprofit staff often end up feeling anxiety and hopelessness, working ineffectively in their teams, and traveling on the path to burnout. This live, online training will enable you to cultivate resilience-based practices in your own lives and in your organizations, to create a culture of sustainable activism. In the session, you will be guided through an assessment of your individual, team, and organizational resilience. You will learn how to develop effective methods of self and collective care, understand how stress and trauma impact individuals and teams, and learn strategies to cultivate stronger team communication to address conflicts and resolve tensions.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify and address the causes and impacts of stress and burnout for yourself and your organization

  • Evaluate your communication and conflict styles

  • Explain how team dynamics are affected by stress

  • Assess areas in which you and your organization can implement more resilient practices and select the relevant practices to apply

A Special Welcome to:

  • Nonprofit Staff

  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management

  • Fundraising & development staff

  • Grant writers

  • Nonprofit startups

  • Program directors and staff

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Crucial Conversations®  - Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High
Mar
28
8:30 AM08:30

Crucial Conversations® - Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High

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This two-day offering is limited to Momentum member organizations.

Pre-registration is required.

What Is a Crucial Conversation? A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. These conversations—when handled poorly or ignored—lead to strained relationships and dismal results.

What Does Crucial Conversations Training Teach? Crucial Conversations teaches participants how to:

• Speak persuasively, not abrasively

• Foster teamwork and better decision making

• Build acceptance rather than resistance

• Resolve individual and group disagreements

Facilitated By: Dennis Clark & Bevalee Vitali

Dr. Dennis Clark is a leadership development professional focusing on high-potential managers and directors at a Mid-South Fortune 50 company. Dennis is devoted to helping committed leaders identify and leverage their signature strengths to achieve their career goals and aspirations through challenging education, relevant business exposure, and experiential learning. Dennis facilitates year-long leadership develop programs, provides Executive and Professional transition coaching for high-potential leaders, and is a Master Trainer for VitalSmarts’ Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability series. Dennis holds a Master of Arts in Executive Leadership from Christian Brothers University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dennis owns and operates a small farm in Somerville, Tennessee whose mission is to provide nourishing and humanely raised food at affordable prices in the communities they serve.

Bev Vitali is known for her excellence in the corporate and academic classrooms. She has dedicated her career to helping others find that special niche where they can authentically lead and serve others. Currently she serves as Director of the Institute for Leadership Development at Christian Brothers University, heading up the University’s many corporate, nonprofit, and governmental training, consulting, and coaching initiatives.

Bev is also very active in the Mid-South community. She plays a crucial role in the community formerly serving on the County Ethics Commission and the Nexus advisory board. She has also served on the board of Memphis Challenge and as President of Literacy Mid-South Board of Directors.

Bev is a tenured professor at CBU and a Chartered Financial Analyst. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Memphis in 1992. She is certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Hermann Brain Dominance Inventory, and Crucial Conversations.

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Crucial Conversations®  - Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High
Mar
29
8:30 AM08:30

Crucial Conversations® - Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High

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This two-day offering is limited to Momentum member organizations.

Pre-registration is required.

What Is a Crucial Conversation? A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. These conversations—when handled poorly or ignored—lead to strained relationships and dismal results.

What Does Crucial Conversations Training Teach? Crucial Conversations teaches participants how to:

• Speak persuasively, not abrasively

• Foster teamwork and better decision making

• Build acceptance rather than resistance

• Resolve individual and group disagreements

Facilitated By: Dennis Clark & Bevalee Vitali

Dr. Dennis Clark is a leadership development professional focusing on high-potential managers and directors at a Mid-South Fortune 50 company. Dennis is devoted to helping committed leaders identify and leverage their signature strengths to achieve their career goals and aspirations through challenging education, relevant business exposure, and experiential learning. Dennis facilitates year-long leadership develop programs, provides Executive and Professional transition coaching for high-potential leaders, and is a Master Trainer for VitalSmarts’ Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability series. Dennis holds a Master of Arts in Executive Leadership from Christian Brothers University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dennis owns and operates a small farm in Somerville, Tennessee whose mission is to provide nourishing and humanely raised food at affordable prices in the communities they serve.

Bev Vitali is known for her excellence in the corporate and academic classrooms. She has dedicated her career to helping others find that special niche where they can authentically lead and serve others. Currently she serves as Director of the Institute for Leadership Development at Christian Brothers University, heading up the University’s many corporate, nonprofit, and governmental training, consulting, and coaching initiatives.

Bev is also very active in the Mid-South community. She plays a crucial role in the community formerly serving on the County Ethics Commission and the Nexus advisory board. She has also served on the board of Memphis Challenge and as President of Literacy Mid-South Board of Directors.

Bev is a tenured professor at CBU and a Chartered Financial Analyst. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Memphis in 1992.She is certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Hermann Brain Dominance Inventory, and Crucial Conversations.

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Meet Momentum Fridays
Mar
29
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Momentum Fridays

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Meet Momentum Nonprofit Partners at the Central Library on Friday March 29th to network, learn about our services and programs, and meet other people in the nonprofit community. This event is free and open to current members, potential members and the public. Join us for this informal, informative session in the heart of the city.

Meet Momentum Fridays - March Session
10am - 12pm Friday March 29th.
Memphis Benjamin Hooks Central Public Library

 

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Executive Director Boot Camp
Apr
2
9:00 AM09:00

Executive Director Boot Camp

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Dates: Four consecutive Tuesdays, April 2nd – April 23rd, 2019

Executive Director Boot Camp is an annual training offering from Momentum designed to assist emerging nonprofit executive leaders gain key knowledge and strategy to be used in their executive roles. In this four session workshop series, we will use interactive discussions, expert lectures, case studies, peer learning exercises, and engaging activities to help executive directors and CEOs on their journeys to become authentic, effective leaders in their organizations.

Applicants for Executive Director Boot Camp must:

· Currently serve as an Executive Director or Interim Executive Director of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

· Have served in this executive role for three (3) years or less.

Executive Director Boot Camp focuses on six core competencies:

· April 2nd, 2019: Executive Leadership

· April 9th, 2019: Strategy, Personal and Staff Management

· April 16th, 2019: Fundraising/Resource Development, Financial Management

· April 23rd, 2019: Board Management

Additional competencies that will be explored throughout the workshop are:

· Self-Care

· Data and Evaluation

· Equity

Facilitators for Executive Director Boot Camp include:

· Kevin Dean, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Dorian Spears, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Troy Wiggins, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Bev Vitali, Christian Brothers University

· Amber Hamilton, Memphis Music Initiative

· Mona Doggett-Wilson, VitalARC Solutions

· Mel and Pearl Shaw, Saad&Shaw

· John Bazzanella, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Carol Gaudino, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· April Carter, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Aria Miles, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Members interested in participating in Executive Director Boot Camp are encouraged to apply. Applications for Executive Director Boot Camp will be considered until March 22, 2019. Applicants will be notified about their selection status by March 27, 2019.

A limited number of scholarship awards are available to applicants demonstrate need. To be considered for a scholarship, please complete the application and fill out the relevant scholarship questions.

$400 Member Fee / $600 Non-Member Fee

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Free onsite parking is available.

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LIVEGIVEmidsouth Design Lab: Financial Reporting
Apr
4
9:00 AM09:00

LIVEGIVEmidsouth Design Lab: Financial Reporting

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How might we be good stewards of funding & resources available to our organizations?

Join Momentum and LIVEGIVEmidsouth.org to demystify nonprofit financial reporting such as 990s and Profit & Loss statements. Participants will leave the session understanding what these different financial documents tell you about your organization's fiscal health.

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Executive Director Boot Camp
Apr
9
9:00 AM09:00

Executive Director Boot Camp

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Dates: Four consecutive Tuesdays, April 2nd – April 23rd, 2019

Executive Director Boot Camp is an annual training offering from Momentum designed to assist emerging nonprofit executive leaders gain key knowledge and strategy to be used in their executive roles. In this four session workshop series, we will use interactive discussions, expert lectures, case studies, peer learning exercises, and engaging activities to help executive directors and CEOs on their journeys to become authentic, effective leaders in their organizations.

Applicants for Executive Director Boot Camp must:

· Currently serve as an Executive Director or Interim Executive Director of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

· Have served in this executive role for three (3) years or less.

Executive Director Boot Camp focuses on six core competencies:

· April 2nd, 2019: Executive Leadership

· April 9th, 2019: Strategy, Personal and Staff Management

· April 16th, 2019: Fundraising/Resource Development, Financial Management

· April 23rd, 2019: Board Management

Additional competencies that will be explored throughout the workshop are:

· Self-Care

· Data and Evaluation

· Equity

Facilitators for Executive Director Boot Camp include:

· Kevin Dean, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Dorian Spears, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Troy Wiggins, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Bev Vitali, Christian Brothers University

· Amber Hamilton, Memphis Music Initiative

· Mona Doggett-Wilson, VitalARC Solutions

· Mel and Pearl Shaw, Saad&Shaw

· John Bazzanella, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Carol Gaudino, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· April Carter, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Aria Miles, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Members interested in participating in Executive Director Boot Camp are encouraged to apply. Applications for Executive Director Boot Camp will be considered until March 22, 2019. Applicants will be notified about their selection status by March 27, 2019.

A limited number of scholarship awards are available to applicants demonstrate need. To be considered for a scholarship, please complete the application and fill out the relevant scholarship questions.

$400 Member Fee / $600 Non-Member Fee

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Free onsite parking is available.

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Finance & Accounting Peer Learning Network
Apr
10
11:30 AM11:30

Finance & Accounting Peer Learning Network

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Held quarterly, these informal peer-to-peer meetings provide nonprofit finance and accounting professionals the opportunity to share insights and ideas on timely topics. The sessions are ideal for CFOs, controllers, financial managers, audit committee members, and other finance professionals.

Facilitated By: Daniel Moore, CPA, Watkins Uiberall PLLC

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Nonprofit Startups – Myths and Realities
Apr
11
9:00 AM09:00

Nonprofit Startups – Myths and Realities

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Do you have a strong desire to make a difference in your community? Will starting a nonprofit be the right path for you to make positive impact?

Join Momentum Nonprofit Partners for an interactive workshop that will:

• Detail the history of nonprofits in Memphis
• Explore the nonprofit sector from a national and local perspective
• Assess your readiness for starting a nonprofit organization
• Present some alternatives to starting a nonprofit
• Present steps to take before filing for a charter (board development, impact statement, by-laws, etc.)
• Address regulatory procedures you need to take before your decision to start a nonprofit
• Introduce a representative from the State of Tennessee to share Charitable Solicitations Registration information
• Answer your questions about starting a nonprofit and help you decide how to best move forward with your ideas

Momentum Nonprofit Partners' staff will present content for the full day session about nonprofit startups. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Who Should Attend this Session?  This information session is targeted to individuals who are thinking about starting a nonprofit organization or have recently started a nonprofit organization.

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Executive Director Boot Camp
Apr
16
9:00 AM09:00

Executive Director Boot Camp

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Dates: Four consecutive Tuesdays, April 2nd – April 23rd, 2019

Executive Director Boot Camp is an annual training offering from Momentum designed to assist emerging nonprofit executive leaders gain key knowledge and strategy to be used in their executive roles. In this four session workshop series, we will use interactive discussions, expert lectures, case studies, peer learning exercises, and engaging activities to help executive directors and CEOs on their journeys to become authentic, effective leaders in their organizations.

Applicants for Executive Director Boot Camp must:

· Currently serve as an Executive Director or Interim Executive Director of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

· Have served in this executive role for three (3) years or less.

Executive Director Boot Camp focuses on six core competencies:

· April 2nd, 2019: Executive Leadership

· April 9th, 2019: Strategy, Personal and Staff Management

· April 16th, 2019: Fundraising/Resource Development, Financial Management

· April 23rd, 2019: Board Management

Additional competencies that will be explored throughout the workshop are:

· Self-Care

· Data and Evaluation

· Equity

Facilitators for Executive Director Boot Camp include:

· Kevin Dean, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Dorian Spears, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Troy Wiggins, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Bev Vitali, Christian Brothers University

· Amber Hamilton, Memphis Music Initiative

· Mona Doggett-Wilson, VitalARC Solutions

· Mel and Pearl Shaw, Saad&Shaw

· John Bazzanella, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Carol Gaudino, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· April Carter, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Aria Miles, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Members interested in participating in Executive Director Boot Camp are encouraged to apply. Applications for Executive Director Boot Camp will be considered until March 22, 2019. Applicants will be notified about their selection status by March 27, 2019.

A limited number of scholarship awards are available to applicants demonstrate need. To be considered for a scholarship, please complete the application and fill out the relevant scholarship questions.

$400 Member Fee / $600 Non-Member Fee

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Free onsite parking is available.

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Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

Does It Bring You Joy? “Spring Cleaning” for Nonprofit Professionals

Does this bring you joy?  

Join Momentum Nonprofit Partners for this interactive peer learning session where we will spend some time looking back on the first quarter of 2019, identifying the practices and behaviors that no longer bring us joy or serve us well. We’ll brainstorm on what we want to prioritize for the remainder of the year, whether that’s new practices or keeping up with what we’re doing well.  

By the end of the session, participants will: 

1) Reflect on the past quarter to date, examining behaviors and practices that have been useful 

2) Identify practices or processes that no longer serve them, bring them joy 

3) Brainstorm and vision new behaviors or practices to try on 

This session is being facilitated by: Rachel Brooks, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Serving as the Director of Organizational Effectiveness & Design, Rachel is proud to serve Momentum members by designing and delivering the most innovative and effective learning solutions that will grow local nonprofit leaders and organizations. Before joining Momentum, Rachel worked in a variety of nonprofit environments both locally and nationally, including working remotely across the South and Central U.S. to support innovation, speaking race to power and social change. With an eye on the intersections of our multi-issue lives, Rachel works to meet individuals and organizations where they are, get curious and learn about what is important to them, and develop a collaborative and accessible plan for action. 

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New & Emerging Nonprofit Professionals Peer Learning Network
Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

New & Emerging Nonprofit Professionals Peer Learning Network

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This group brings together members with weeks to three years’ experience in the nonprofit sector and aims to strengthen a new generation of nonprofit leaders. Participants come together for discussion, to share common challenges, insights and creative problem-solving techniques, and networking.

Join us to as we cover various topics based on participants’ requests. Topics have included Your Office GPS; Managing Up, Down & Sideways, and more to come! Momentum is here to facilitate the process; the bold ideas, subjects, and topics discussed at each meeting come from the group!

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Executive Director Boot Camp
Apr
23
9:00 AM09:00

Executive Director Boot Camp

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Dates: Four consecutive Tuesdays, April 2nd – April 23rd, 2019

Executive Director Boot Camp is an annual training offering from Momentum designed to assist emerging nonprofit executive leaders gain key knowledge and strategy to be used in their executive roles. In this four session workshop series, we will use interactive discussions, expert lectures, case studies, peer learning exercises, and engaging activities to help executive directors and CEOs on their journeys to become authentic, effective leaders in their organizations.

Applicants for Executive Director Boot Camp must:

· Currently serve as an Executive Director or Interim Executive Director of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

· Have served in this executive role for three (3) years or less.

Executive Director Boot Camp focuses on six core competencies:

· April 2nd, 2019: Executive Leadership

· April 9th, 2019: Strategy, Personal and Staff Management

· April 16th, 2019: Fundraising/Resource Development, Financial Management

· April 23rd, 2019: Board Management

Additional competencies that will be explored throughout the workshop are:

· Self-Care

· Data and Evaluation

· Equity

Facilitators for Executive Director Boot Camp include:

· Kevin Dean, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Dorian Spears, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Troy Wiggins, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Bev Vitali, Christian Brothers University

· Amber Hamilton, Memphis Music Initiative

· Mona Doggett-Wilson, VitalARC Solutions

· Mel and Pearl Shaw, Saad&Shaw

· John Bazzanella, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Carol Gaudino, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· April Carter, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Aria Miles, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Members interested in participating in Executive Director Boot Camp are encouraged to apply. Applications for Executive Director Boot Camp will be considered until March 22, 2019. Applicants will be notified about their selection status by March 27, 2019.

A limited number of scholarship awards are available to applicants demonstrate need. To be considered for a scholarship, please complete the application and fill out the relevant scholarship questions.

$400 Member Fee / $600 Non-Member Fee

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Free onsite parking is available.

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Coffee & Capacity: Nonprofit Happy Hour
Apr
25
4:00 PM16:00

Coffee & Capacity: Nonprofit Happy Hour

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Back by popular demand! Join Momentum Nonprofit Partners for our first happy hour of 2019! We'll be hanging with our nonprofit friends at City & State on Broad Ave.

City & State will offer happy hour specials. Bring your coworkers and network with other nonprofit folks. No agenda, no reports, no terrible buzz words.....just coffee, beer, sweet treats, and fun.

YAY COFFEE!

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Meet Momentum Fridays
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Momentum Fridays

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Meet Momentum Nonprofit Partners at the Central Library on Friday March 29th to network, learn about our services and programs, and meet other people in the nonprofit community. This event is free and open to current members, potential members and the public. Join us for this informal, informative session in the heart of the city.

Meet Momentum Fridays - April Session
10am - 12pm Friday April 26th.
Memphis Benjamin Hooks Central Public Library

 

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Nonprofit Happy Hour
May
20
4:00 PM16:00

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Join Momentum Nonprofit Partners for our monthly Nonprofit Happy Hour! We'll be hanging with our nonprofit friends at Celtic Crossing in Cooper Young.

Celtic Crossing will offer happy hour specials including $1 off drinks plus BOGO ½ off appetizers. Bring your coworkers and network with other nonprofit folks. No agenda, no reports, no terrible buzz words...just drinks, snacks, and fun!

Count Me In!

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Meet Momentum Fridays
May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Momentum Fridays

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Meet Momentum Nonprofit Partners at the Central Library on Friday March 29th to network, learn about our services and programs, and meet other people in the nonprofit community. This event is free and open to current members, potential members and the public. Join us for this informal, informative session in the heart of the city.

Meet Momentum Fridays - May Session
10am - 12pm Friday May 31st.
Memphis Benjamin Hooks Central Public Library

 

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Nonprofit Academy
Jun
4
9:00 AM09:00

Nonprofit Academy

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Are you serving the sector and approaching your work with excellence? Standards of Excellence to be more exact!

Attend Nonprofit Academy to understand how to implement the six guiding principles that characterize effective, ethical and accountable nonprofit organizations:

1.  Mission, Strategy and Evaluation

2.  Leadership

3.  Legal Compliance and Ethics

4.  Finance and Operations

5.  Resource Development

6. Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy

By the end of the session, participants will:

1) Know and understand the six guiding principles that characterize effective, ethical and accountable nonprofit organizations.

2) Be able to implement the performance benchmark

Nonprofit Academy is being facilitated by:

John Bazzanella, Chief Operating Officer, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Bridget Ciaramitaro, Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant

Ken Marrero, Investigator, Tennessee Office of Charitable Solicitations

Aria Miles, Director of Public Policy and Research, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Dorian Spears, Chief Partnership Officer, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

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Nonprofit Academy
Jun
5
9:00 AM09:00

Nonprofit Academy

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Are you serving the sector and approaching your work with excellence? Standards of Excellence to be more exact!

Attend Nonprofit Academy to understand how to implement the six guiding principles that characterize effective, ethical and accountable nonprofit organizations:

1.  Mission, Strategy and Evaluation

2.  Leadership

3.  Legal Compliance and Ethics

4.  Finance and Operations

5.  Resource Development

6. Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy

By the end of the session, participants will:

1) Know and understand the six guiding principles that characterize effective, ethical and accountable nonprofit organizations.

2) Be able to implement the performance benchmarks

Nonprofit Academy is being facilitated by:

John Bazzanella, Chief Operating Officer, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Bridget Ciaramitaro, Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant

Ken Marrero, Investigator, Tennessee Office of Charitable Solicitations

Aria Miles, Director of Public Policy and Research, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Dorian Spears, Chief Partnership Officer, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

REGISTER HERE!

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Nonprofit Academy
Jun
6
9:00 AM09:00

Nonprofit Academy

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Are you serving the sector and approaching your work with excellence? Standards of Excellence to be more exact!

Attend Nonprofit Academy to understand how to implement the six guiding principles that characterize effective, ethical and accountable nonprofit organizations:

1.  Mission, Strategy and Evaluation

2.  Leadership

3.  Legal Compliance and Ethics

4.  Finance and Operations

5.  Resource Development

6. Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy

By the end of the session, participants will:

1) Know and understand the six guiding principles that characterize effective, ethical and accountable nonprofit organizations.

2) Be able to implement the performance benchmarks

Nonprofit Academy is being facilitated by:

John Bazzanella, Chief Operating Officer, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Bridget Ciaramitaro, Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant

Ken Marrero, Investigator, Tennessee Office of Charitable Solicitations

Aria Miles, Director of Public Policy and Research, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Dorian Spears, Chief Partnership Officer, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

REGISTER HERE!

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Jun
14
1:00 PM13:00

An Executive’s Guide to Challenges and Change

Nonprofit executives face many complex challenges on a daily basis, and often these challenges have no easy resolution. Using The Four Frames of Leadership, based on the classic work of Lee G. Bolman and Terrance E. Deal, this multi-part series provides a lens to reframe leadership challenges and to assist managers and leaders to approach challenges through different behavioral frameworks. Leaders will leave with fresh perspectives on decision making with the ability to reframe challenges in new, more objective ways. This multi-part workshop will include interactive sessions to introduce and use the four frames to consider approaches to organizational challenges and provide a safe space and sense of community for its participants.

This is an advanced workshop specifically for nonprofit executives, limit 1 per organization.

Dates: June 14th, 21st, and 28th from 1-5pm each day

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Be able to articulate Bolman and Deal’s Four Framework approach to leadership in practice;

  • Analyze how the Four Framework approach can be applied to leadership;

  • Determine which frame in the model (structural, human resources, political or symbolic) that best fits their current challenges;

  • Develop at least 3 action steps related to the identified frame to implement in their curriculum development process.

This series is being facilitated by Kevin Dean, Chief Executive Officer, Momentum Nonprofit Partners. Kevin Dean is CEO of the Momentum Nonprofit Partners. His previous positions include Executive Director of Literacy Mid-South, Community Services Director at Volunteer Memphis and Director of Development at Hope House. Kevin received his Bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Memphis in 2002. In 2009, he completed his master’s degree in Executive Leadership from Christian Brothers University. He is currently a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University.

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Jun
21
1:00 PM13:00

An Executive’s Guide to Challenges and Change

Nonprofit executives face many complex challenges on a daily basis, and often these challenges have no easy resolution. Using The Four Frames of Leadership, based on the classic work of Lee G. Bolman and Terrance E. Deal, this multi-part series provides a lens to reframe leadership challenges and to assist managers and leaders to approach challenges through different behavioral frameworks. Leaders will leave with fresh perspectives on decision making with the ability to reframe challenges in new, more objective ways. This multi-part workshop will include interactive sessions to introduce and use the four frames to consider approaches to organizational challenges and provide a safe space and sense of community for its participants.

This is an advanced workshop specifically for nonprofit executives, limit 1 per organization.

Dates: June 14th, 21st, and 28th from 1-5pm each day

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Be able to articulate Bolman and Deal’s Four Framework approach to leadership in practice;

  • Analyze how the Four Framework approach can be applied to leadership;

  • Determine which frame in the model (structural, human resources, political or symbolic) that best fits their current challenges;

  • Develop at least 3 action steps related to the identified frame to implement in their curriculum development process.

This series is being facilitated by Kevin Dean, Chief Executive Officer, Momentum Nonprofit Partners. Kevin Dean is CEO of the Momentum Nonprofit Partners. His previous positions include Executive Director of Literacy Mid-South, Community Services Director at Volunteer Memphis and Director of Development at Hope House. Kevin received his Bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Memphis in 2002. In 2009, he completed his master’s degree in Executive Leadership from Christian Brothers University. He is currently a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University.

Register Here!

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Meet Momentum Fridays
Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Momentum Fridays

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Meet Momentum Nonprofit Partners at the Central Library on Friday March 29th to network, learn about our services and programs, and meet other people in the nonprofit community. This event is free and open to current members, potential members and the public. Join us for this informal, informative session in the heart of the city.

Meet Momentum Fridays - June Session
10am - 12pm Friday June 28th.
Memphis Benjamin Hooks Central Public Library

 

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Jun
28
1:00 PM13:00

An Executive’s Guide to Challenges and Change

Nonprofit executives face many complex challenges on a daily basis, and often these challenges have no easy resolution. Using The Four Frames of Leadership, based on the classic work of Lee G. Bolman and Terrance E. Deal, this multi-part series provides a lens to reframe leadership challenges and to assist managers and leaders to approach challenges through different behavioral frameworks. Leaders will leave with fresh perspectives on decision making with the ability to reframe challenges in new, more objective ways. This multi-part workshop will include interactive sessions to introduce and use the four frames to consider approaches to organizational challenges and provide a safe space and sense of community for its participants.

This is an advanced workshop specifically for nonprofit executives, limit 1 per organization.

Dates: June 14th, 21st, and 28th from 1-5pm each day

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Be able to articulate Bolman and Deal’s Four Framework approach to leadership in practice;

  • Analyze how the Four Framework approach can be applied to leadership;

  • Determine which frame in the model (structural, human resources, political or symbolic) that best fits their current challenges;

  • Develop at least 3 action steps related to the identified frame to implement in their curriculum development process.

This series is being facilitated by Kevin Dean, Chief Executive Officer, Momentum Nonprofit Partners. Kevin Dean is CEO of the Momentum Nonprofit Partners. His previous positions include Executive Director of Literacy Mid-South, Community Services Director at Volunteer Memphis and Director of Development at Hope House. Kevin received his Bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Memphis in 2002. In 2009, he completed his master’s degree in Executive Leadership from Christian Brothers University. He is currently a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University.

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Meet Momentum Fridays
Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Momentum Fridays

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Meet Momentum Nonprofit Partners at the Central Library on Friday March 29th to network, learn about our services and programs, and meet other people in the nonprofit community. This event is free and open to current members, potential members and the public. Join us for this informal, informative session in the heart of the city.

Meet Momentum Fridays - July Session
10am - 12pm Friday July 26th.
Memphis Benjamin Hooks Central Public Library

 

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Re$ource Development: Beyond the U$ual $uspects
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Re$ource Development: Beyond the U$ual $uspects

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Our nonprofits’ networks are often larger and more complex than we might realize, and we often return to the same usual suspects for support. Even when think we’ve exhausted every lead for resource development, we must remember that the Memphis area is comprised of more than a million potential donors, collaborators, and board members. Your new collaborator, donor, volunteer, board member, or advocate could be only a few degrees of separation away. If we don’t clearly map our networks, we’re leaving money on the table and losing more time and energy than we should.

This fast-paced design lab will explore network mapping, a process of visually diagramming your prospects and opportunities. By the end of the session, you’ll leave with a completed network map and an organizational action plan that will streamline your recruitment processes and target your untapped stakeholders.

By the end of the session, participants will:

1) Be able to utilize network mapping as a strategy for increased fundraising and board recruitment

2) Identify key partners or constituents for potential collaboration and engagement

3) Leave with an implementation plan for organizational action

This event is a good fit for: Fundraising professionals, executive directors, program directors

Facilitated by: Kevin Dean, CEO, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Kevin Dean is CEO of the Momentum Nonprofit Partners. His previous positions include Executive Director of Literacy Mid-South, Community Services Director at Volunteer Memphis and Director of Development at Hope House. Kevin received his Bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Memphis in 2002. In 2009, he completed his Masters Degree in Executive Leadership from Christian Brothers University. He is currently a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University.

Session Fee: Members $50 / Non-Members $75

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Nonprofit CEO Happy Hour
Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

Nonprofit CEO Happy Hour

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“It’s lonely at the top,” they always say.  No one knows this better than the leaders of nonprofits.  It is critically important to connect with other nonprofit CEOs who have most likely experienced the same tough choices, roadblocks, and setbacks that you have.  There’s nothing better than trading nonprofit horror stories over a glass of wine with a fellow leader.

Nonprofit CEOs, Presidents, and Executive Directors are invited to join Momentum Nonprofit Partners for a special Nonprofit CEO Happy Hour!

Midtown Crossing will offer beer specials and a signature cocktail created just for the event!
No agenda, no reports, no terrible buzz words...just drinks, snacks, and fun!

*This event is specifically for CEOs, presidents, founders, and executive directors.

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Free Webinar:  Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-based Volunteers
Mar
14
1:00 PM13:00

Free Webinar: Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-based Volunteers

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Integrating skilled volunteers into your existing volunteer program is both exciting and scary. If you're thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you've just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered.

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Free Webinar:  Getting Ready for Digital Fundraising: Building a Foundation for Success
Mar
13
12:00 PM12:00

Free Webinar: Getting Ready for Digital Fundraising: Building a Foundation for Success

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Lots of new and growing organizations are ready to start asking for online donations. Staff and leadership know they need to move beyond a passive strategy with a ‘Donate’ button to strategic goals that include growing their base, engaging the audience, and raising support across digital channels. But to ensure long term success, and speed up the ROI, there are activities that need to happen before the first campaign is launched.

For a twist on the usual advice, join Danielle Johnson-Vermenton to learn what your organization needs to do before launching a digital fundraising and marketing program. She will explain the ‘why’ of each component, for example, why does an organization need a SOP for acknowledging and stewarding donations, and what’s needed in your CRM and online solution and why.

Come for the practical advice and leave with a list of action steps that you can implement to prepare your organization for a successful digital fundraising program.

Learning objectives:

1. Identify and explain what components are needed to prepare for a digital fundraising program

2. Evaluate your organization’s readiness for launching a digital fundraising program

3. Formulate a plan that will build your organization’s capacity to successfully launch a digital program

About the presenter: Danielle Johnson Vermenton, CFRE

Danielle Johnson Vermenton, CFRE is the President of Nonprofit Know It All, a consulting agency in Atlanta, GA. Danielle has street cred. Her background includes 13 years in nonprofit marketing and fundraising at some of the largest organizations in the country. She’s managed individual giving, launched a digital fundraising program, led a young professionals society, and successfully raised over $50 million for charity. The last 7 years were spent in nonprofit technology where she developed technology adoption programs, created content for product marketing and demand gen campaigns, managed a customer success team, and became an in-demand resource for sales teams. She is also a seasoned presenter and was the host of the Raise+Engage podcast. When she’s not working, Danielle is with her family, in the kitchen baking, or volunteering in cosplay.

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Free Webinar:  How to Tell Standout Stories
Mar
8
12:00 PM12:00

Free Webinar: How to Tell Standout Stories

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These days it can feel like you’re drowning in the sea of non-profit competition. Competition to get attention. Competition for donor dollars. Competition for awareness. And it’s exhausting to feel like you’re constantly competing.

Rather than continue to compete, let’s talk about how your nonprofit can differentiate itself. Join in this FREE webinar where you’ll learn how to translate your organization’s strengths and differences into stories that stand out.

During this webinar you’ll learn:

Why it’s time to shift your mindset away from competing and what to do instead

How to identify what makes your organization different

Tips to captivate the hearts and minds of your audience through stories

Can't make the live webinar? The recording will be available to everyone who registers.

About the Instructor:

Vanessa Chase Lockshin is consultant specializing in non-profit storytelling, fundraising and communications, author of The Storytelling Non-Profit: A practical guide to telling stories that raise money and awareness, and the creator of immersive online training programs for non-profit professionals. Vanessa's approach goes beyond strategies and tactics to empower non-profit professionals to be the expert their organization needs.

Vanessa has helped clients raise millions of dollars, increase a monthly giving program to over 5,000 donors, improved donor retention rates, create donor stewardship plans, and develop winning digital strategies.

Vanessa’s fundraising career started at The University of British Columbia, her alma mater. Her clients have included: Barnard College, Meals on Wheels Association of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Senior Medicare Patrol, The Dixon Transition Society, Zanesville Museum of Art, Win Without War, and OpenMedia.

In addition to working with clients, Vanessa provides workshops, webinars and conference keynotes. To date, she has trained over 10,000 non-profit professionals. Vanessa has been invited to speak at a number of events and associations including: The Association of Fundraising Professionals; The Council for Advancement and Support of Education; The Association of Donor Relations Professionals; BBcon; Mid-Valley Development Professionals; and many more.

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LIVEGIVEmidsouth Design Lab: Programs & Successes
Mar
7
9:00 AM09:00

LIVEGIVEmidsouth Design Lab: Programs & Successes

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How might we share our successes and our impact with a wide audience?

In this Design Lab offered in partnership with LIVEGIVEmidsouth.org, you’ll learn how to share with WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org profile viewers and funders what you do and how you do it well. Participants will be able to identify what short-term and long-term successes look like, along with outputs and outcomes, as well as how to describe examples of previous program successes.

For members of Momentum and organizations starting or maintaining a WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org profile, this Design Lab will focus on meaningfully describing your organization’s current programming, identifying and describing goals for short - and long -term program successes and describing past successes in the most compelling way.

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Human Resources Boot Camp
Mar
6
1:00 PM13:00

Human Resources Boot Camp

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Nonprofit leaders wear a lot of hats, including serving as Directors of Human Resources. In this highly competitive talent climate, how can your organization attract, retain, and develop top talent without breaking the bank? In this two-day boot camp, we will discuss some of the challenges facing nonprofits in the current talent landscape and steps that your organization can take to ensure you hire great people, keep them longer, and continue to grow them into future leaders of your organization while ensuring that your organization remains legally compliant.

Day One of the workshop will cover:

- An understanding of the important role of strategic HR in a nonprofit setting. What does that mean and how do we focus on that if we do not have an HR director?

- The ED’s role in HR and talent development.

- Knowledge of the current talent climate in the nonprofit sector.

- Key talent priorities to focus on for various sized organizations.

- Strategies and best practices for more effective hiring, talent retention, and leadership development.

- A framework to develop a plan for your organization to set your strategic HR goals and identify actions steps to move you that direction.

Day Two of the workshop will cover:

· the basic function of HR within an organization.

· basic HR processes, policies, and procedures.

· federal and state employment laws that govern your organization to ensure compliance.

This event is a good fit for: Non-HR staff such as operations managers and executive directors that perform HR functions at their organization and HR staff who are just starting out in the nonprofit sector. Individuals who have several years of experience as HR Managers are not encouraged to sign up for this workshop.

Facilitated By: Katie Spencer and Desiree Lyles Wallace

Katie Spencer works as a People Strategist for PeopleCap Advisors leveraging her academic background in cultural anthropology and 15 years of experience as a leader in the nonprofit sector to help organizations unleash their full potential. Katie has worked for both local and national organizations, including leading the nationwide implementation of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Club Tech initiative. Katie’s expertise includes team development, facilitation, and training. She is passionate about leadership, organizational culture, and nonprofits.

Desiree Lyles Wallace is the Director of Human Resources at Agape Child and Family Services. Desiree is a proven HR leader with more than 17 years of experience in both corporate America and the non-profit sector. Prior to her work in human resources, Desiree was an educator in what was then Memphis City Schools. She intertwines her love of learning and teaching with her desire to strengthen the human capital within organizations. Desiree loves her city, and on any given day, you can find her dining in local restaurants, cheering on her Tigers and her Grizzlies, or attending a local festival with her husband.

March 5-6, 2019

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$100 Member Fee / $250 Non-Member Fee

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Scholarships are available! Scholarship applications and inquires must be received by Thursday, February 28, 2019. Contact Troy Wiggins for more information.

Scholarships to Momentum workshops are awarded based on need. Applying for a scholarship does not guarantee a seat in the workshop.

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Human Resources Boot Camp
Mar
5
1:00 PM13:00

Human Resources Boot Camp

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Nonprofit leaders wear a lot of hats, including serving as Director of Human Resources (HR). In this two-day boot camp, we will discuss some of the challenges facing nonprofits in the current talent landscape and steps that your organization can take to ensure you hire great people, keep them longer, and continue to grow them into future leaders.

Day One:

  • Understanding the important role of strategic HR in a nonprofit setting

  • The executive director’s role in HR and talent development

  • Knowledge of the current talent climate in the nonprofit sector

  • Key talent priorities to focus on for various-sized organizations

  • Strategies and best practices for more effective hiring, talent retention, and leadership development

  • A framework to develop a plan for your organization to set your strategic HR goals and identify actions steps to move you in that direction

Day Two:

  • Learn basic HR functions within an organization (e.g. processes, policies,

    and procedures)

  • Understand federal and state employment laws that govern your organization and ensure compliance

Recommended participants include new HR professionals, non-HR staff such as operations managers and executive directors that perform HR functions at their organization. Human Resource Managers with several years of experience are not encouraged to attend.

Facilitated By: Katie Spencer and Desiree Lyles Wallace

Katie Spencer works as a People Strategist for PeopleCap Advisors leveraging her academic background in cultural anthropology and 15 years of experience as a leader in the nonprofit sector to help organizations unleash their full potential. Katie has worked for both local and national organizations, including leading the nationwide implementation of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Club Tech initiative. Katie’s expertise includes team development, facilitation, and training. She is passionate about leadership, organizational culture, and nonprofits.

Desiree Lyles Wallace is the Director of Human Resources at Agape Child and Family Services. Desiree is a proven HR leader with more than 17 years of experience in both the private and the nonprofit sectors. Prior to her work in human resources, Desiree was an educator in what was then Memphis City Schools. She intertwines her love of learning and teaching with her desire to strengthen the human capital within organizations. Desiree loves her city, and on any given day, you can find her dining at local restaurants, cheering on her Tigers and Grizzlies, or attending a local festival with her husband.

$100 for members | $250 for nonmembers

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Scholarships are available for needs-based participants! Applications and inquires must be received by Thursday, February 28. Contact Troy Wiggins for more information.

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Free Webinar:  Motivate Monday!
Mar
4
12:00 PM12:00

Free Webinar: Motivate Monday!

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BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY • BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY

How are nonprofit professionals just like you jumpstarting their week with purpose? Motivate Monday’s guest list reads like a “Who’s Who” of the nonprofit sector, with participants ranging from Ken Burnett to Tom Ahern to Gail Perry to John Haydon to Kivi Leroux Miller to Jay Love to Joan Garry…and YOU.


Join us every Monday to:
-Share your wins
-Learn from a special guest
-Close out with a Q&A session

Sponsored by Bloomerang.

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Consultant Roundtable
Feb
28
4:00 PM16:00

Consultant Roundtable

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*This session is for approved consultants in our Consultant Resource Directory only. Please do not register for this session if you are not an approved directory consultant.

The Consultant Round Table peer learning is for consultants, facilitators, and coaches who are part of our online Consultant Resource Directory. This group serving our nonprofit community meets quarterly to share insights, experience, expertise, and feedback.

This session's topic: Conversation with Funders

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Free Webinar:  7 Lessons Learned from Nonprofit Leaders
Feb
27
12:00 PM12:00

Free Webinar: 7 Lessons Learned from Nonprofit Leaders

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Nonprofit leaders face many challenges as they work toward achieving their missions. How best can they lead as they juggle multiple demands? Learn to recognize seven top pitfalls common to nonprofit leadership and how to rise above them. During this webinar, you will learn the key ingredients to: optimize your organization’s fundraising efforts, build collaborative partnerships with your board, and lastly, foster a strong, sustainable team and work culture.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

Avoid seven common mistakes made by nonprofit executive directors

Develop and implement a plan of action to engage and collaborate with your organization’s board

Identify the roles your nonprofit’s leadership will play in fundraising

Modify internal practices to build a strong team and nurturing work environment

Learn some tips for sustainable time management practices

A special welcome to: New or aspiring executive directors, executive level nonprofit professionals and board chairs or any nonprofit management enthusiast.

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Free Webinar:  Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session
Feb
26
12:00 PM12:00

Free Webinar: Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session

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Join Brian Schultz, manager of the Funding Information Network at Foundation Center, to learn how the Funding Information Network program can help your nonprofit resource center, community foundation, or library support your local nonprofit and small business economy. You'll learn about the key components of the program package, including Foundation Directory Online, grantseeking training guides, and our upcoming certification modules.

Outcomes: Learn about the resources the network would provide to the community.

Intended Audience:

All levels of experience
Fundraising & development staff
Program directors and staff

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Meet Momentum Fridays
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Momentum Fridays

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Meet Momentum Nonprofit Partners at the Central Library every 4th Friday to network, learn about our services and programs, and meet other people in the nonprofit community. This event is free and open to current members, potential members and the public. Join us for this informal, informative session in the heart of the city.

Meet Momentum Fridays - February Session
10am - 12pm Friday February 22nd.
Memphis Benjamin Hooks Central Public Library

 

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New & Emerging Nonprofit Professionals Peer Learning Network
Feb
21
9:00 AM09:00

New & Emerging Nonprofit Professionals Peer Learning Network

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This group brings together members with weeks to three years’ experience in the nonprofit sector and aims to strengthen a new generation of nonprofit leaders. Participants come together for discussion, to share common challenges, insights and creative problem-solving techniques, and networking.

Join us to as we cover various topics based on participants’ requests. Topics have included Your Office GPS; Managing Up, Down & Sideways, and more to come! Momentum is here to facilitate the process; the bold ideas, subjects, and topics discussed at each meeting come from the group!

Registration Fee (Members Only): Free - Registration Required
Facilitator: Carol Gaudino
Staff Contact: cgaudino@momentumnonprofit.org   

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Free Webinar:  Foundation Fundraising for People of Color
Feb
20
11:00 AM11:00

Free Webinar: Foundation Fundraising for People of Color

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The thought of fundraising can invoke feelings of anxiety and aversion for many, and particularly for people of color who rarely see themselves or their life experiences reflected in philanthropy and on foundation staff. In this webinar, Professor Jesudason will share her experiences, mindsets and best practices from more than 15 years of successful grant writing and philanthropic relationship building.

YOU'LL LEARN:
• The nuts and bolts of the grant writing process, including important do’s and don’ts
• How to shift from anxiety and competition in fundraising to a collaborative and learning experience
• Best practices and systems for success

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Nonprofit Finance Boot Camp
Feb
19
9:00 AM09:00

Nonprofit Finance Boot Camp

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Effective financial management is essential for any nonprofit, but where does a nonprofit begin? From accounting cycles to asset management to fraud prevention to reporting requirements, nonprofit financial management can be daunting. Join us for this intensive one-day boot camp as we discuss the basics of nonprofit finance that every nonprofit should understand and begin developing strategies for developing financial systems and practices to position our own organizations to be more solvent and sustainable.

By the end of the session, participants will:

1) Learn fundamentals of nonprofit finance including a basic understanding of revenue & expenses, financial systems and reporting, and financial planning

2) Gain experience in financial analysis and using financial statements to assess overall financial health

3) Gain a fundamental understanding of cost allocation, budgeting, and revenue strategy

4) Develop initial strategies for better assessing their own organization’s with regard to both financial health and financial systems

This event is a good fit for: Executive Directors, Finance Directors/Managers wanting a refresher on finance basics, and other staff with financial management responsibilities.

Facilitated by: John Bazzanella, Chief Operating Officer, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

John Bazzanella currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Momentum Nonprofit Partners and is responsible for financial management and all aspects of daily operations and human resources administration. John previously served as the Vice President of Finance & Operations and served in various roles with Momentum’s predecessor organization, Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence, including Director of Programs & Consulting and Training Program Manager.

Prior to relocating to Memphis and joining the Momentum staff, John spent six years as the Director of Camp ReCreation, a nonprofit residential camp program in northern California, serving children and adults with developmental disabilities. John has also served as a nonprofit board chair and done consulting work with nonprofits in areas of finance, strategic and business planning, board governance, and fundraising. John holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Nonprofit Administration degree.

Since 1996, John has been a women’s lacrosse umpire, earning a national rating in 2004. He has served as a training clinician for United States Lacrosse, been a regular presenter at the US Lacrosse National Convention, and currently serves as the Chair of the US Lacrosse Officials Development Subcommittee.

$100 Member Fee / $250 Non-Member Fee

Lunch will be served.

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Memphis Grantmakers Forum
Feb
15
8:30 AM08:30

Memphis Grantmakers Forum

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Join your grantmaking colleagues for our first meeting of 2019 for learning, networking and discussion. We’ll explore some opportunities for our Mid-South philanthropic community and discuss various field topics, network, and provide professional support – all to strengthen philanthropy in our region.

Please note: This is a funders-only event. Current MGF members and individuals from grantmaking organizations that are not yet MGF members are welcome to attend.

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Free Webinar:  Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes
Feb
14
1:00 PM13:00

Free Webinar: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes

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What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

What You'll Learn:

* Theories for change management

* Pitfalls and challenges around implementing changes in a volunteer engagement program

* Opportunities to build buy-in and support for changes

* What to do if you need to ask a volunteer to leave

Who Should Attend:

Leaders of Volunteer Engagement

Volunteer Program Managers

Supervisors of Volunteers

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Free Webinar:  Introduction to Project Budgets
Feb
13
1:00 PM13:00

Free Webinar: Introduction to Project Budgets

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Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don't know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal. Topics of discussion:

  • The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses

  • How to estimate the realistic cost of a project

  • What other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal

Classroom attendees: Get started on your own project budget! Optional 30-minute exercise after class.

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Free Webinar:  Google Ad Grants 101
Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

Free Webinar: Google Ad Grants 101

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Have you heard of Google’s Ad Grant program, where they give $10,000 a month in free advertising to nonprofits?

Join us for a crash course on how Google Ad Grants can benefit your nonprofit by bringing thousands of new visitors to your website every month.

Presenter Jason Jensen, a Google Ads Certified Consultant, will also cover how to get started, what’s necessary to be successful, and a special offer for The Digital Nonprofit’s Ad Grants management service.

If you attend, you’ll learn:

  • What Google Ad Grants is

  • How Google Ads works

  • How Google Ads can benefit your nonprofit

  • Real examples of how other nonprofits used it effectively

  • How to get started successfully

  • The costs & benefits of hiring someone to manage your grant

We’ll also include an extra long Q&A portion so no question goes unanswered.

If you’ve ever wished for a silver bullet to reach thousands of supporters, grow your email list, or attract more donors, this webinar is for you!

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Free Webinar:  So You Want to Write a Grant?
Feb
12
12:00 PM12:00

Free Webinar: So You Want to Write a Grant?

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Grants are a key part of launching new programs and projects for many tax-exempt organizations and even for-profit businesses. But where to begin? Federal grants? Family foundations? State agencies? Corporate foundations?

Participating in “So You Want to Write a Grant?” will help you understand how to get started with the grant writing process.

In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss how grants can help your organization implement new programs or projects to best achieve its mission. We will also address the common pitfalls encountered by many organizations seeking grants for the first time as well as common challenges for new grant writers.

What You Will Learn from this Live Webinar:

  • What grant funding *can* do for your organization

  • What grant funding can *not* do for your organization

  • What you can do to become successful at writing a grant

This Webinar is Perfect For You If…

  • You are new to grant writing;

  • You are trying to figure out how to get started with getting grant funding; or

  • You believe that your program/project is a great idea that *should* be receiving grant funding.

Presented by Grant Writing Expert Diane H. Leonard, GPC

Diane H. Leonard, GPC is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer for the Grant Professionals Association. Diane and her team have secured more than $51.1 million dollars in competitive grant awards since 2006 for the clients of DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services. When not working with her team on grant applications for clients, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.

If You Register and Cannot Attend, You Will Get the Webinar Recording and Slides

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Social Media Strategy
Feb
12
9:00 AM09:00

Social Media Strategy

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Is social media engagement a constant struggle for your organization? If so, join us at Momentum Nonprofit Partners for this Learning Lab where we will demystify social media!

In this session, you will learn strategies that your organization can employ to become more effective at communicating with your clients, donors, volunteers, and stakeholders.
By the end of the session, participants will:

  • understand the big picture regarding social media and how it works

  • understand how to reach their ideal audience member

  • learn to feel comfortable with social media

This is an introductory level Learning Lab designed for nonprofit staff working in operations, programming, development, or communications with social media marketing/communications responsibilities. Seasoned communications staff or staff with high experience using social media are not encouraged to register for this session.

This session is being facilitated by: Beth Gramling Sanders, Author and Marketing Coach

Beth Gramling Sanders is the author of Online Success: 7 Steps to a Powerful Internet Presence, published in 2018. The book covers all aspects of an organization’s online presence. For 15 years, Beth has provided marketing consulting to authors, bloggers, freelance professionals, small business owners, and church and nonprofit leaders. As an online marketing strategist and coach, Beth teaches small businesses, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs how to establish and manage a compelling online presence and use technology for productivity and fun.

Member Fee $50 / Non-Member Fee $75

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Free Webinar: Metrics that Matter
Feb
7
12:00 PM12:00

Free Webinar: Metrics that Matter

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Let’s aim for faster, easier, and more effective reporting in 2019! Nonprofits know that running data-driven campaigns is key to a successful fundraising program, yet nearly half of nonprofit professionals reported that they do not consistently utilize data as part of their decision-making process.

Our experts bring with them over 20 years of experience working with nonprofit fundraisers to maximize their revenue. Join our webinar to learn more on the key metrics and reporting insights that help nonprofits raise more money and maximize their impact!

About the Speakers:

Melissa Wyers, Executive Director, EveryAction // Melissa is widely respected as one of the top practitioners in the nonprofit fundraising and marketing world. She brings more than 20 years of experience helping nonprofits increase their revenue and build their supporter base. For the last 9 years, she was the owner and President of Breakthrough Strategies, a fundraising, marketing and communications agency developing multi-channel programs for organizations like National Geographic, Heifer International, and the World Food Program.

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LIVEGIVEmidsouth Design Lab: Writing Compelling Statements
Feb
6
1:00 PM13:00

LIVEGIVEmidsouth Design Lab: Writing Compelling Statements

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How might we meaningfully tell the story of our organization to supporters, stakeholders, and potential donors and funders?

Join Momentum in partnership with LIVEGIVEmidsouth.org for an interactive training experience, where we'll learn through applied practice together.

For members of Momentum and organizations starting or maintaining a WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org profile, this Design Lab will focus on learning how to describe your work in a compelling, useful, and contemporary way. When crafting your mission, impact, background, and needs statements, keep in mind your audience and goals. Let these statements convey what you do, why you do it, and what you need to further and expand your impact.

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Finance & Accounting Peer Learning Network
Jan
31
11:30 AM11:30

Finance & Accounting Peer Learning Network

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Held quarterly, these informal peer-to-peer meetings provide nonprofit finance and accounting professionals the opportunity to share insights and ideas on timely topics. The sessions are ideal for CFOs, controllers, financial managers, audit committee members, and other finance professionals.

This session’s topic:

  • What's changing for contributions received and made?

  • How might FASB ASU 2018-08 affect your Nonprofit?

    Facilitated By: Daniel Moore, CPA, Watkins Uiberall PLLC

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Communications Strategy
Jan
29
1:00 PM13:00

Communications Strategy

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Join Momentum for this Learning Lab where we will learn what key strategies and plans your organization needs to have in place in order to communicate its goals, progress, and mission to stakeholders effectively.

This session is being facilitated by Whitney Albert, Senior Account Manager, Obsidian PR. At Obsidian, Whitney manages and assists on several client accounts and a team of account assistants. She has vast experience across several industries. She works with a number of health care, legal and education clients – both locally and nationally.

Member Fee $50 Non-Member Fee $75

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Nonprofit New Year's Resolutions
Jan
15
9:00 AM09:00

Nonprofit New Year's Resolutions

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“What you pay attention to, grows.” adrienne maree brown.

How might we leave 2018 where it belongs and envision something different for 2019?

Join Momentum Nonprofit Partners for this interactive peer learning session where we will reflect on the year past, identifying what was useful and what no longer serves us as well as brainstorm what we will prioritize and how we want to grow and stretch in 2019.

Participants will:

- know how Momentum can support them, what they can expect from us in 2019

- feel: expansive, reflective, moving forward, dreamy

- do: identify patterns and practices that no longer serve them, set goals and commitments for 2019

Members $0 | Non-Members $25

Registration is closed for this event. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email your request to kmoss@momentumnonprofit.org

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Dec
13
9:00 AM09:00

Grant Writing Boot Camp

Grant writing requires a lot more than sitting down at your computer and dashing off a request. This two-day session will take you step-by-step through the process of developing a strong, competitive grant proposal.

You will learn:

  • how to make sure your organization is grant-ready

  • how to research and build relationships with funders

  • how to design grant-worthy programs

  • how to organize a basic grant narrative

  • how to draft a compelling budget

  • what to do after you get the grant

Who Should Attend this Session? Whether you’re a total novice or a grant writer needing a refresher on your skills, this Grant Writing Boot Camp is for you!

Scholarship awards are available to Momentum Member organizations that need financial assistance to attend this workshop. Contact Troy Wiggins at twiggins@momentumnonprofit.org for scholarship requirements and more information.

Members $100 | Non-Members $250

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Click Here to Register!



View Event →
Dec
12
9:00 AM09:00

Grant Writing Boot Camp

Grant writing requires a lot more than sitting down at your computer and dashing off a request. This two-day session will take you step-by-step through the process of developing a strong, competitive grant proposal.

You will learn:

  • how to make sure your organization is grant-ready

  • how to research and build relationships with funders

  • how to design grant-worthy programs

  • how to organize a basic grant narrative

  • how to draft a compelling budget

  • what to do after you get the grant

Who Should Attend this Session? Whether you’re a total novice or a grant writer needing a refresher on your skills, this Grant Writing Boot Camp is for you!

Scholarship awards are available to Momentum Member organizations that need financial assistance to attend this workshop. Contact Troy Wiggins at twiggins@momentumnonprofit.org for scholarship requirements and more information.

Members $100 | Non-Members $250

Click Here to Register!



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