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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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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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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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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Feb
15
8:30 AM08:30

Memphis Grantmakers Forum

Memphis Grantmakers Forum Meeting

This event is only open to members of the Memphis Grantmakers Forum (MGF)

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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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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LIVEGIVEmidsouth Design Lab: Programs & Successes
Mar
14
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 and how to describe examples of previous program successes. One of the most viewed pages by potential funders and donors– leverage this opportunity for maximum impact.

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 compellingly.

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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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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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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

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Dec
6
9:00 AM09:00

Nonprofit Startups – Myths and Realities

Nonprofit Startups – Myths and Realities
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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Nov
29
9:00 AM09:00

New & Emerging Nonprofit Professionals Peer Learning Session

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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Nov
28
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Program Budgets

So, your organization has created a new program, or is rethinking one of its long-running program offerings. How does your organization know that its programs are operating in an efficient manner? Does your organization know the best ways to plan for program costs and needs?

Program budgets are an invaluable strategic and planning tool for nonprofit programs, but budgeting and financial management can often be mystifying for nonprofit program staff members. Join Momentum Nonprofit Partners for this informative session where you will learn the basics of program budgeting and learn how to create accurate, effective program budgets for your organization.

Objectives:

  • Learn and understand basic budgeting terminology and concepts

  • Practice reading sample reports, financial documents, and budget documents

  • Apply learned concepts and strategies to existing program budgets.

Who Should Attend? Nonprofit staff who are new to or unfamiliar with financial management and budgeting. Participants are encouraged to bring any existing program budgets from their organizations to review during the workshop.

Facilitator: John Bazzanella, VP of Finance & Operations, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

John currently serves as the Vice President of Finance & Operations at Momentum and is responsible for financial management and all aspects of daily operations, including administration, human resources, and marketing. Previously, John served as the Director of Programs and Consulting and was responsible for the management of the Momentum’s consulting and training programs and the Program for Nonprofit Excellence.

Members $45 | Non-Members $60

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Nov
28
8:30 AM08:30

CEO/ED Peer Learning Session

This group brings together Member CEO/Executive Directors for discussion, to share common challenges, insights and creative problem-solving techniques, and networking. We engage in dynamic conversations, collaborate with peers and make things happen.
Join us to uncover new and innovative ways to activate board and staff participation, promote professional development opportunities, and discuss and solve real-time issues with real-world experience. 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: Carol Gaudino cgaudino@momentumnonprofit.org

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Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

When Passion Powers Down

How much of your time, life, health, and peace of mind do you sacrifice for the great work that you do every day? Often times, we approach our work with great passion and dedication, but fail to leave some of that passion and dedication for our own well-being. We are urged to “take care of ourselves”, but how do we do that? Where do we start?

Join us for this FREE Community Conversation Panel to:

• Explore self-care as a foundation for serving others

• Discover practical ways to honor limitations and set boundaries before experiencing burnout.

• Acquire techniques that help you commit to personal wholeness that can be implemented immediately.

"We can't pour from an empty cup", yet many of us are nearly empty. Our community is counting on us to be whole and healthy. Join us to discover ways to achieve just that.

Panelists:

Vicki Clark – Moderator
Luther Mercer – Whole Child Strategies
Emily Rooker – Consultant
...and more

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Nov
15
9:00 AM09:00

LIVEGIVEmidsouth Design Lab: Financial Reporting

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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Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

So You Want Me to Raise Money? Board Basics: Roles & Responsibilities

Are you interested in deepening your understanding of nonprofit governance? This session is designed to answer that question and help you understand how to better align the work of the board resulting in increased engagement and greater impact.

Topics:

  • The purpose of nonprofit governance and the board’s legal obligations of duty, loyalty and obedience

  • The specific roles and responsibilities of board members

  • How to tailor board engagement based on organizational needs and priorities and individual board members’ interests, skills, and capacity

  • Ideas for creating a powerful leadership partnership among the board, executive director, and other staff.

Who Should Attend?: Board Members (sitting and potential), Executive Directors, Senior Staff or other staff who interface with board members.

Facilitator: Carol Gaudino, Training & Consulting Manager at Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Carol Gaudino has extensive experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors – managing programs, people, and projects. She understands the power of relationships and enjoys connecting people, ideas, and strategy. Her diverse skills sets and experience are a great combo when it comes providing valued counsel, guidance and support to nonprofits who want to govern well. She also holds a Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting from BoardSource.

Members $45 | Non-Members $60

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Nov
13
1:00 PM13:00

Communications Strategy for Difficult Issues

Communications are essential for nonprofit organizations, but what if your organization’s work is complex, you’re hosting a particularly controversial event, or you must suddenly interact with the media around sensitive issues? In cases like these, your organization needs a plan to make sure that your messaging is on brand and consistent.

Join momentum for this interactive session where participants will plan for interacting with media, learn how to frame organizational messaging, and practice techniques for interviewing with news media.

During this session, participants will:

  • Create a plan for interacting with news media.

  • Identify the elements of effective messaging.

  • Practice effective interviewing techniques.

Who Should Attend This Session?

This session is intended for nonprofit marketing and communications staff of all experience levels, nonprofit staff whose responsibilities include some marketing and communications work, and grassroots organizations without communications and marketing staff who interact with news media.  

Facilitator Bio: Giovanna 'Gio' Lopez

Gio has her roots on Perú and Costa Rica, arrived to the United States in 2005.

Founder of the Bilingual Theatre group Cazateatro in Memphis, founding member of the grassroots Latino organization Comunidades Unidas en Una Voz -Communities United in one Voice- and the first Latino Cultural Center -Centro Cultural Latino de Memphis-.

Gio has worked as an actress and facilitator of a professional improvisation non-profit theatre group, Playback Memphis; and as a training coordinator and director at the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center (MSPJC) since 2010.

Gio has facilitated workshops and trainings on social justice as Grassroots Community Organizing, Nonviolent Direct Action, and Campaign Planning; Anti-Oppressions and Liberation work as Privilege and Oppression, Conflict Transformation, Team Building, Diversity Humility, Train the Trainer on Social Justice and Nonviolent Communication.

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Nov
8
9:00 AM09:00

Essential Elements of Youth Development Programming

If you were developing an ideal Youth Development program, what would it look like? What structural, leadership, or programmatic elements would you include? How would you ensure that youth in your program were being adequately served?

Join Momentum Nonprofit Partners for an informative session where you will explore central elements of Youth Development (YD) programming and learn which elements are essential to the support, encouragement, and positive development of the youth that your organization serves.

Objectives: In this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the fundamental tenets of YD from several research-informed frameworks and along a continuum - from YD services to YD engagement and organizing. 

  • Identify critical areas of awareness around which it is important to cultivate knowledge and awareness in developing a YD approach. 

  • Assess YD from an administrative point of view - paperwork, protocols, policies and child protection. 

  • Expand your toolkit of YD activities and your network of local resources and allies via experiential learning and peer sharing. 

Who Should Attend this Session?

This workshop is designed for nonprofit staff who are new to youth development work, or individuals in the nonprofit sector who are interested in working in a youth development program.

Facilitator Bio:

Tawanna is pleased to share insights gained during her 30-year journey in the field of youth development (YD). She has had the opportunity to view the field of YD from several lenses -- i.e., as a staff member in an Upward Bound program, as director of a teen girls program, as the state liaison aligning YD efforts across multiple sites in a state-wide college readiness and scholarship program and as a peer evaluation coach, board member, deputy director, and committee leader in support of a variety of YD programs and initiatives. In her current role at Memphis Music Initiative, Tawanna is a part of a team working to assist a range of YD programs engaging youth in music and the arts in their efforts to build program capacity and enhance program effectiveness. Tawanna believes in the power of metaphor (including storytelling and other forms of art) as a healing tool of justice and liberation. 

Members $45 | Nonmembers $60

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Nov
1
9:00 AM09:00

Diversity is More Than a Certificate: Creating Work Environments Where People are Valued & Respected

How might we create workplaces where all team members are able to thrive? How might we create workplace climates that are authentically inclusive, setting conditions where people of color and women are excited to join your team? The future of strong workforces depends on building diverse teams in organizations ready to value and champion them. Join Momentum for this interactive session where you’ll learn more about creating environments where people feel seen, heard, and supported.

Objectives:

  • Best practices on how to create a welcoming and authentically inclusive environment

  • Strategies to proactively create a culture that doesn’t foster or tolerate harassment or discrimination.

Who Should Attend this Session? CEOs, EDs and Board Members, Operations staff, Human Resources professionals and other team members who perform HR roles at your organization, or those interested in fostering healthy workplace culture.

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

*Location Memphis Music Initiative, 198 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Memphis, TN, 38103

Members $45 | Non-Members $60

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Oct
31
8:30 AM08:30

CEO/ED Peer Learning Session

This group brings together Member CEO/Executive Directors for discussion, to share common challenges, insights and creative problem-solving techniques, and networking. We engage in dynamic conversations, collaborate with peers and make things happen.
Join us to uncover new and innovative ways to activate board and staff participation, promote professional development opportunities, and discuss and solve real-time issues with real-world experience. 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
Facilitator: Carol Gaudino
Staff Contact: Carol Gaudino cgaudino@momentumnonprofit.org

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Oct
30
11:00 AM11:00

Finance and Accounting Peer Learning Network

  • Junior League of Memphis - Board Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 first session will be networking and planning for upcoming content. Space is limited, so register now!

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Oct
30
9:00 AM09:00

Social Marketing

Your organization is doing great work, but is your organization effectively communicating the impact of that work to your stakeholders? How can your organization use social marketing and behavior change theory to connect with your clients, donors, and community?

Join Momentum Nonprofit Partners for an interactive workshop where you will take an in-depth look into social marketing and behavior change theory and discover the unique power of these tools and strategies to help your organization connect to stakeholders and create a stronger communications strategy for your organization.

NOTE: This session does NOT cover Social Media marketing.

Objectives:

  • Explore the three main models of nonprofit marketing

  • Discuss social marketing and explore how social marketing strategy applies to your work

  • Analyze behavior change theories and apply them to organizational communications strategy.

Who Should Attend? Staff or team members in any role who want to learn how to apply behavior change theory and social marketing strategy to their work.

Facilitator: Kellie Mitchell is a native Memphian and certified health education specialist who has worked in health communications and public health practice for nearly a decade. Kellie currently serves as the Director of Strategic and Affiliate Operations at A Step Ahead Foundation where she oversees the incorporation of evidence-based health promotion strategies to maximize impact in program design and evaluation, health communications, and the management of the organization's statewide and national presence. Kellie is a proud graduate of the University of Memphis and also holds a Master of Public Health and an advanced certificate in Health Promotion Research and Practice from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

Members $45 | Non-Members $60

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Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Momentum Fridays

  • Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 - October Session
10am - 12pm Friday October 26th
Memphis Benjamin Hooks Central Public Library

 

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Oct
25
9:00 AM09:00

New & Emerging Nonprofit Professionals Peer Learning Session

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
Facilitator: Carol Gaudino
Staff Contact: cgaudino@momentumnonprofit.org   

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Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

LIVEGIVEmidsouth Design Lab: Programs & Successes

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 and how to describe examples of previous program successes. One of the most viewed pages by potential funders and donors– leverage this opportunity for maximum impact.

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 compellingly.

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Oct
18
9:00 AM09:00

Doing Business with City and County Government

  • Porter-Leath Early Childhood Academy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Attention Nonprofits!

Are you seeking ways to do business with the City and County Government? Join us for this FREE seminar to hear from local City and County representatives to learn everything you wanted to know about:

-The Shelby County Division of Community Services
-The Division of Housing & Community Development
-Becoming a certified vendor
-Benefits of being a designated "locally owned small business"
-Bidding and purchasing process
-Fiscal management requirements
-Grants management best practices

*Location: Porter Leath Early Childhood Academy, 628 Alice, Memphis, Tennessee 38106

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Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Disability Awareness 101

About:
The United States Census Bureau reports that approximately 56.7 million Americans have a disability. If you or your organization want to interact more effectively to accommodate those with a disability in your nonprofit, this session is the place for you.

Join the Memphis Area Psychological Association and Momentum Nonprofit Partners to learn more about sensitive terminology, compliance issues, and developing a welcoming environment for all. You are invited to participate in the full day or attend the panel.

This event is free for Momentum Nonprofit Partners members! Click Here To Register

Date and Time: Saturday, October 6th, 9am-1pm

Location: DeafConnect of the Mid–South
6045 Shelby Oaks Drive
Memphis, TN 38134

Agenda
9am – 10:30am
Presentation on Disability in Psychology
Drs. Heather Tahler and Deborah Carter
10:30am – 11:30am
Lunch and Networking
11:30am – 1pm
Panel
Dr. Deborah Carter – Memphis Center for Women and Families
Sandi Klink – Memphis Center for Independent Living
Jackie Jones – DeafConnect of the Mid-South

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Oct
5
8:30 AM08:30

The Lilly School: Fundraising for Small Nonprofits

LILLY FAMILY SCHOOL OF PHILANTHROPY - Fundraising for Small Nonprofits
Sponsored by Momentum Nonprofit Partners October 4-5, 2018 in Memphis, TN

Based on the best practices of fundraisers who have enjoyed success at small nonprofits, this 2-day course provides you with time-saving methods designed for smaller nonprofits with one (or fewer!) full-time fundraisers.
• Learn how to recruit and lead board members, volunteers, and donors in a coordinated fundraising effort.
• Gain interactive training on how to ask for support from your community.
• Learn how to choose the right fundraising vehicles and process for your specific organization.

Registration fee:
$300 Members $550 Non-members

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Oct
4
8:30 AM08:30

The Lilly School: Fundraising for Small Nonprofits

LILLY FAMILY SCHOOL OF PHILANTHROPY - Fundraising for Small Nonprofits
Sponsored by Momentum Nonprofit Partners October 4-5, 2018 in Memphis, TN

Based on the best practices of fundraisers who have enjoyed success at small nonprofits, this 2-day course provides you with time-saving methods designed for smaller nonprofits with one (or fewer!) full-time fundraisers.
• Learn how to recruit and lead board members, volunteers, and donors in a coordinated fundraising effort.
• Gain interactive training on how to ask for support from your community.
• Learn how to choose the right fundraising vehicles and process for your specific organization.

Registration fee:
$300 Members $550 Non-members

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Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Momentum Fridays

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 - September Session
10am - 12pm Friday September 28th
Memphis Benjamin Hooks Central Public Library

 

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Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Making The Most Of Giving Tuesday

We’ve got Black Friday, Cyber Monday, but what are you doing for Giving Tuesday? How might nonprofits mobilize existing donors and volunteers as well as engage new supporters during Giving Tuesday 2018? Move beyond #GivingTuesday social media posts and utilize this nation-wide day of giving to your advantage! Join Momentum for this interactive session where you will learn tools and best practices to kick off the holiday season in a spirit of generosity that unites communities and supports nonprofits!

Objectives:

In this workshop, participants will learn:

· How Giving Tuesday can benefit your organization

· Strategies for engaging new and existing supporters

Participants will also identify how they want stakeholders to engage with their organization on Giving Tuesday (e.g., monetary donations, volunteer opportunities, etc.) and develop a plan for action.

Who Should Attend this Session?

This session is for development staff, communications and marketing staff, community engagement managers, and other team members who perform development or communications engagement roles in their organizations.

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Sep
26
8:30 AM08:30

CEO/ED Peer Learning Session

CEO/ED Peer Learning Session
Date: September 26, 2018
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 am
Location: Momentum Nonprofit Partners, 630 S. Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104
Registration Fee (Members Only): Free
Facilitator: Carol Gaudino
Staff Contact: Carol Gaudino cgaudino@momentumnonprofit.org    

This group brings together Member CEO/Executive Directors for discussion, to share common challenges, insights and creative problem-solving techniques, and networking. We engage in dynamic conversations, collaborate with peers and make things happen.
Join us to uncover new and innovative ways to activate board and staff participation, promote professional development opportunities, and discuss and solve real-time issues with real-world experience. 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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Sep
25
9:00 AM09:00

QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits (Partner Event)

QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits (Partner Event)
September 25, 2018, 9:00am-4:30pm

Location: The Great Hall & Conference Center; 1900 S. Germantown Road, Germantown, TN 38138

This event is offered in partnership with QuickBooks® Made Easy.

Momentum Nonprofit Partners along with Williams Pitts & Beard CPA is pleased to welcome Gregg S. Bossen, CPA of QuickBooks Made Easy! Gregg is partnering with us to offer his updated two-part QuickBooks® training seminar for nonprofits.
Designed specifically for nonprofits, this training provides everything that you, your board, and your accountant need to use QuickBooks® for financial tracking and reporting.

Part 1: Essentials, gives you everything you need to know on how your QuickBooks® files need to be set up in order to provide the reporting your board, accountant, and you need to operate a nonprofit. The materials will cover the basics of setting up and entering transactions specifically for Nonprofits, as well as advanced topics and an overview of the software updates and new functions included in QuickBooks® 2018.

Part 2: Advanced (Beyond the Essentials)
Advanced is definitely more intense. This section will cover advanced material to really help you do some helpful and amazing things.
More details and a list of specific topics covered are available on the QuickBooks Made Easy website.
This course is designed for those new to QuickBooks, as well as advanced users.
*This course is designed for those new to QuickBooks, as well as advanced Desktop users. Gregg will stay after class to answer questions as well.

About the Presenter:
Gregg is a practicing CPA with a full-service accounting firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. His firm specializes in tax and accounting services for nonprofits and small businesses. Most of his clients are nonprofits that use QuickBooks®.
Since 2000, Gregg has been teaching QuickBooks® seminars around the country for various groups and is considered to be an expert in the program, but more specifically he is the Nation’s expert when it comes to Nonprofits that use QuickBooks®. Gregg’s teaching style is funny and entertaining. His energy and knowledge of Nonprofits make his classes a unique experience. Gregg has taught new users as well as other CPAs, who are themselves considered experts in the software. In total, Gregg has taught over 3,500 seminars to more than 55,000 students.
Gregg has taught nationally for over 24 Nonprofit State Associations, Scaling New Heights, QuickBooks Connect, Grant Station, and Tech Soup.

Cost + Registration:

Full Day (Parts 1 & 2, includes lunch): $149 for first person; $99 additional full day attendees from your organization (Early Bird Discount – only $129! – use code MNP20 – offer expires 8/25/18)
Earn CPE Credits -  8.0 Credits for the full day!

Part 1 Only (9:00am to 12:30pm): $129 per attendee
Part 2 Only (1:00pm to 4:30pm): $119 per attendee
Additional Attendee from same organization - $99.00

VIP Ticket, $449 includes: (Great Value: only $369 with code: TNVIP)
•    1 All Day Ticket
•    QuickBooks® Made Easy™ – The Essentials
•    QuickBooks® Made Easy™ – Beyond the Essentials
•    3 months of Unlimited Tech Support

Registration for this event is through QuickBooks® Made Easy, our partner for this training.
Questions? If you have questions about registration, please contact David Webb at (888) 726-2333 or via email.

Location + Directions
Location: The Great Hall & Conference Center
1900 S. Germantown Road, Germantown, TN 38138
Address and Directions

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Sep
20
9:00 AM09:00

New & Emerging Nonprofit Professionals Peer Learning Session

New & Emerging NPO Professionals Peer Learning Session

Date: September 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Location: Momentum Nonprofit Partners, 630 S. Cooper, Memphis 38104
Registration Fee (Members Only): Free
Facilitator: Carol Gaudino
Staff Contact: Carol Gaudino cgaudino@momentumnonprofit.org   

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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Sep
10
9:00 AM09:00

LIVEGIVEmidsouth Design Lab: Writing Compelling Statements

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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Aug
30
8:30 AM08:30

Conflict of Interest Policy – You Need to Have It

Micro Trainings
Number of Participants: 30
Location: Momentum Nonprofit Partners
Registration Fee (Member): $25 for one session; $89 for all four
Registration Fee (Non-member): $25 for one session; $89 for all four
Staff Contact: Carol Gaudino

Description:  Micro trainings are 90-minute workshops designed to provide high-impact and specific information in a short amount of time. Momentum is offering four micro trainings in August that will answer the following questions about a narrow topic:
o What is it?
o Why is it important?
o How do you use it?

Micro Training #4: Conflict of Interest Policy – You Need to Have It        
August 30, 2018
8:30 am – 10:00 am

What things qualify as a potential conflict of interest? What should be in a policy?
Nonprofit board members, staff and volunteers should know how their relationships, actions and decisions can be a conflict of interest for them and the nonprofit organization that they serve. This session will build awareness about these policies and help identify situations where conflicts can exist within an organization.

Facilitator: Kevin Dean, Chief Executive Officer of Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Who Should Attend this Session? These sessions are for nonprofit staff, board members and/or volunteers who have some knowledge or experience working with these topics or issues within their organizations.

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