Nov
27
1:00 PM13:00

Human Resources Bootcamp

Are you an HR Department of One, or is HR work part of your “other duties as assigned”? Join Momentum for this interactive session where we’ll explore the function and responsibilities of Human Resources at nonprofit organizations, discuss what you need to do to meet legal standards as an employer, and learn how to craft new policies and procedures that make sense for your organization.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  • Know the function of the HR role within a nonprofit, how HR can impact organization performance, job engagement, etc.

  • Meet legal and ethical requirements of a nonprofit organization

  • How to hire, on-board, and implement performance measures

  • Support other staff and colleagues, be able to answer HR questions with confidence

  • Revise, update and/or draft organizational policies with staff and board engagement

HR Bootcamp is ideal for organizational leaders, Human Resources or Operations staff, or board members performing HR duties on behalf of a nonprofit organization.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will be held over three half-day sessions on Nov. 27th, Dec. 4th and 5th from 1-4:00pm.

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.

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

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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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Dec
10
8:30 AM08:30

Table Talks at Momentum

Please review the following information carefully before registering!

Table Talks at Momentum Nonprofit Partners is a series of one-on-one mini consultations available for Momentum Member Organizations. Staff and/or Board Members at Momentum Member Organizations can sign up for one-on-one conversations with experts and discuss an issue or problem around their organization's work. You will have the ability to sign up for up to three 45-minute slots to discuss these issues or problem with your selected expert(s).

Registration for these mini-consultations is $25 per slot.

You are not allowed to sign up for repeat mini-consultations with the same expert repeatedly. Registration for this event is first-come, first-serve, and once all slots are filled, interested registrants will be placed on a waiting list. Mini-consultation sessions will happen at three different times:

  • 8:45 – 9:30

  • 9:45 – 10:30

  • 10:45 – 11:30

For example, you could sign up for mini-consultations on Fund Development at 8:45, Nonprofit Operations at 9:45, and Human Resources – Policies and Procedures at 10:45. Your registration fee would in this case would be $75. On the next page, you would choose the "3 mini-consultation slots" at the end of the registration form.

The event will open at 8:00 am with networking time. We will have breakfast and coffee available for you as well.

The Mini-Consultation Topics are:

Fund Development - Information and strategy around fundraising and fund development.

Experts: Mel and Pearl Shaw – Principals, Saad & Shaw Comprehensive Fund Development Services

Data Management and Evaluation - Guidance on program and organizational data and evaluation process and strategy.

Expert: Dr. Kristin Walker Burt - Project Director, The New Teacher Project

Nonprofit Legal - Advice on legal matters pertaining to nonprofit organizations.

Expert: Steve Shields – Partner, Jackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt

Nonprofit Operations - Information and strategy on the ways that organizations handle day to day processes efficiently and effectively.

Expert: Amber Hamilton – Chief Operations and Strategy Officer, Memphis Music Initiative

Nonprofit Finance - Information on financial management for nonprofit organizations.

Expert: John Bazzanella – Vice President of Finance and Operations, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Nonprofit Board - Advice on matters related to boards of directors and governance.

Expert: Carol Gaudino – Training and Consulting Manager, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Nonprofit Graphic, Web, and Brand Design - Information and strategy on branding, design, and web presence for nonprofit organizations.

Expert: Dewon Hall – Lead Creative, That Creative Guy, LLC.

WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth Profile Assistance - Assistance with and support for WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth program completion and construction.

Expert: Olivia Wilmot – WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth Profile Coach, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Nonprofit Continuing Education and Career Advice - Advice for students and staff on education opportunities (academic programs, certificate programs, professional development programs) related to the nonprofit sector.

Experts: Candace McRae Walsh – Instructor/Coordinator and Erin Nelson – Assistant Professor

Dept. of Public and Nonprofit Administration, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, The University of Memphis

Human Resources - Organizations - Strategy for human resources departments at nonprofit organizations.

Experts: HRO Partners

Human Resources - Individuals - Strategy for individuals working as Human Resources professionals or performing human resource functions in nonprofit organizations.

Expert: Desiree Wallace – Director of Human Resources, Agape Child & Family Services

Adult Leadership - Guidance and strategy for leaders and managers.

Expert: Cheryl Green – Vice President of Training, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Submitting Issues

During registration, you will be allowed to send us a short write-up of organizational issues that you would like to discuss with the experts assigned to the issue areas. You may submit up to three issues. When writing these issues, you ask that you be:

  • Brief – try to encapsulate the issue in 100 words or less.

  • Accurate – please give us all details relevant to your issue, and please make sure that the issue is related to its chosen issue area.

  • Confidential – please refrain from including names or identifying information in your organizational issue.

We have prepared sample issues for you to review as you prepare to submit your organizational issues. Please click here to view them.

Once you have completed registration and submitted your issues, staff at Momentum Nonprofit Partners will review your issues and, if necessary, provide feedback. We will then reach out to let you sign up for your specific issue areas and slots. 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email Troy Wiggins at twiggins@momentumnonprofit.org, or give him a call at (901) 726-5725, ext. 134.

Thank you!

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Feb
25
8:30 AM08:30

The Lilly School: Principles & Techniques of Fundraising

LILLY FAMILY SCHOOL OF PHILANTHROPY: Principles & Techniques of Fundraising
Sponsored by Momentum Nonprofit Partners February 25-26 & February 28-March 1, 2019 in Memphis, TN

This foundation course instills a systematic approach to ethical fundraising,
teaching you the essential strategies and skills that you need to fundraise successfully. You will return to your organization with a detailed action plan that you can implement right away to start raising more money.
• Learn how to make your case, identify which methods work for which donors, and develop the techniques that produce the best results.
• Gain the skills, tools and confidence you need to succeed, all in an ethical framework that includes your board, staff, volunteers, and donors.

Registration Fee:
$750 Members
$1595 Non-members

Save The Dates! February 25-26 & February 28-March 1, 2019

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Feb
26
8:30 AM08:30

The Lilly School: Principles & Techniques of Fundraising

LILLY FAMILY SCHOOL OF PHILANTHROPY: Principles & Techniques of Fundraising
Sponsored by Momentum Nonprofit Partners February 25-26 & February 28-March 1, 2019 in Memphis, TN

This foundation course instills a systematic approach to ethical fundraising,
teaching you the essential strategies and skills that you need to fundraise successfully. You will return to your organization with a detailed action plan that you can implement right away to start raising more money.
• Learn how to make your case, identify which methods work for which donors, and develop the techniques that produce the best results.
• Gain the skills, tools and confidence you need to succeed, all in an ethical framework that includes your board, staff, volunteers, and donors.

Registration Fee:
$750 Members
$1595 Non-members

Save The Dates! February 25-26 & February 28-March 1, 2019

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Feb
28
8:30 AM08:30

The Lilly School: Principles & Techniques of Fundraising

LILLY FAMILY SCHOOL OF PHILANTHROPY: Principles & Techniques of Fundraising
Sponsored by Momentum Nonprofit Partners February 25-26 & February 28-March 1, 2019 in Memphis, TN

This foundation course instills a systematic approach to ethical fundraising,
teaching you the essential strategies and skills that you need to fundraise successfully. You will return to your organization with a detailed action plan that you can implement right away to start raising more money.
• Learn how to make your case, identify which methods work for which donors, and develop the techniques that produce the best results.
• Gain the skills, tools and confidence you need to succeed, all in an ethical framework that includes your board, staff, volunteers, and donors.

Registration Fee:
$750 Members
$1595 Non-members

Save The Dates! February 25-26 & February 28-March 1, 2019

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Mar
1
8:30 AM08:30

The Lilly School: Principles & Techniques of Fundraising

LILLY FAMILY SCHOOL OF PHILANTHROPY: Principles & Techniques of Fundraising
Sponsored by Momentum Nonprofit Partners February 25-26 & February 28-March 1, 2019 in Memphis, TN

This foundation course instills a systematic approach to ethical fundraising,
teaching you the essential strategies and skills that you need to fundraise successfully. You will return to your organization with a detailed action plan that you can implement right away to start raising more money.
• Learn how to make your case, identify which methods work for which donors, and develop the techniques that produce the best results.
• Gain the skills, tools and confidence you need to succeed, all in an ethical framework that includes your board, staff, volunteers, and donors.

Registration Fee:
$750 Members
$1595 Non-members

Save The Dates! February 25-26 & February 28-March 1, 2019

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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
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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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Aug
28
4:00 PM16:00

Building Better Board Meetings: Board Agendas

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 #3: Building Better Board Meetings: Board Agendas        
August 28, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Are your board meetings getting things done? Board agendas should be designed to create meetings that are effective, engaging and efficient for all members. This workshop will detail the essential elements of a great agenda while providing examples and templates to use with your board.

Facilitator:  John Bazzanella, Vice President of Finance and Operations, 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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Aug
24
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 - August Session
10am - 12pm Friday August 24th
Memphis Benjamin Hooks Central Public Library

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Aug
23
4:00 PM16:00

The 3 ‘Ws’ of Board Self-Assessment: What, When, Why

Micro Training #2: The 3 ‘Ws’ of Board Self-Assessment: What, When, Why

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?

The 3 ‘Ws’ of Board Self-Assessment: What, When, Why    
August 23, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

What is a board self-assessment? When is the best time to administer it? Nonprofit boards should get in the habit of continually asking themselves the question, “How can we do better?” Self-assessments are a great way for board members to check in on its own effectiveness on a regular basis. This workshop will provide a basic awareness on the use and purpose of self-assessments, when to administer them and how often.

Facilitator: Carol Gaudino, Training and Consulting Manager, 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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Aug
21
8:30 AM08:30

Mission Statement: Refresh, Retool, Revise

Micro Training #1: Mission Statement: Refresh, Retool, Revise

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?

Mission Statement: Refresh, Retool, Revise     
August 21, 2018
8:30 am – 10:00 am

Why do you need a mission statement? Is it time to revise it? Whether you are a drafting a new mission statement or thinking about revising an existing statement, this workshop will help you identify why mission statements are important and how they are used. Bring your existing mission statement and learn how to review, revise and refresh it for your current and future organizational needs.

Facilitator:  Troy Wiggins, Individual Learning Manager at 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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Aug
17
8:00 AM08:00

Midsouth Nonprofit Conference 2018 Unlock. Connect. Amplify.

Unlock. Connect. Amplify. Momentum Nonprofit Partners (MNP) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) are teaming up to host the inaugural Midsouth Nonprofit Conference on August 17th at the University of Memphis. The theme of the 2018 conference is “Unlock. Connect. Amplify.” and presents an opportunity for nonprofit professionals of every kind (executives, academics, program leaders, board members, funders, consultants, coaches, etc.) to convene, dialogue, learn, shape and advance the nonprofit sector for the good of the communities we serve.

Through this collaborative spirit, our conference will bring together professionals from Memphis and the Mid-South across the public, private, and government sectors. Attendees include nonprofit leaders, board members, government officials, administrators, managers, supervisors, young professionals, and agency staff.

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Aug
16
8:30 AM08:30

FREE PreCon Event! The Power of Diversity with Jodi Pfarr

THE POWER OF DIVERSITY, with Jodi Pfarr
Thursday, August 16, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn at University of Memphis

The Assisi Foundation, Momentum Nonprofit Partners, and AFP Memphis are happy to announce a special FREE pre-conference event for the community: The Power of Diversity with Jodi Pfarr!

In today’s diverse work, our professional and personal experiences often require us to work effectively with diverse populations - whether that diversity is economic, racial, gender, etc. This unique training will allow participants to become conscience of and better understand their personal experiences while also being open to the complexities of other’s experience.
 
Participants leave with a very practical understanding of how to work effectively with diverse populations to help them better manage, supervise, or volunteer within their organization or communities.

This workshop is FREE to everyone in our community, and ideal for all levels of corporate, nonprofit, and government staff members.

Please note: Seats are limited. Lunch will be provided. Registration costs have been underwritten for this presentation. In order to help maintain funding for programs like this so we can continue to offer them at no cost or at affordable rates, we ask that you commit to staying for the entire workshop. If you are unable to do so, please allow someone else to participate. We will be happy to make you aware of future events. By registering for this free event, you agree to arrive on time and stay for the entire session.

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Aug
14
9:30 AM09:30

Panel: Capacity Building in the Social Sector

Momentum Nonprofit Partners, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, and ioby are excited to team up for a panel on capacity building in our community! Moderated by Eric Robertson of Community LIFT, this panel will explore what capacity building means and what resources are available to your organization.

By the end of the discussion, you will have a better understanding of each organization's role in capacity building and how you can best connect to each organization.

Tuesday, August 14, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
1900 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

Panelists: Dorian Spears & Juanita White, Momentum Nonprofit Partners
Elizabeth Warren & Olivia Wilmot, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
Chris Jones, ioby

Free and open to all persons working in the social, nonprofit,
government, and faith-based sectors.

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