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Work Smarter, Not Harder in 2004
Want to be a Social Entrepreneur? Attend CNE's Seminar
AFP Moves Fundraising Luncheons to Guy's Party Center
Make a Difference for Just $10
Innovative Job Search Series Can Help Unemployed/ Under-Employed Clients
Verizon Revises Tuition Assistance Program
Did You Know? Our Secrets for Better Computing
The 2004 Nonprofit Resolution: Work Smarter, Not Harder
Don’t spend 2004 struggling to do tedious tasks – learn to automate and improve efficiency through Project Connect. Whether you are a beginner or advanced user, we have something you need!
We're starting something new in 2004: Quickies!! Unlike the regular half-day sessions, these one-to two-hour Quickies are down-and-dirty, learn-the-ropes-then-get-out-of-here-and-do-it-yourself courses.
Regular courses are $40 for Project Connect Members, $60 for non-members. Quickie courses are $20 for Project Connect Members, $35 for non-members.
Join Project Connect today and save! Visit infolineinc.org/connect.htm for more info.
CNE Presents "Social Entrepreneurship: The Promise and the Perils"
This special seminar features Jerr Boschee, the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Social Entrepreneurs and the founder of the Executive Academy for Social Entrepreneurs. Mr. Boschee and several local presenters will provide an introduction to the basic principles and critical factors associated with entrepreneurial strategies for nonprofits. Senior staff and board members will benefit from attending this session.
The pressures confronting nonprofits these days are daunting: costs continue to climb, traditional sources of financial support have become increasingly unstable, the number of nonprofits competing for funds has risen dramatically, the number of people in need is also increasing, and the call for accountability from donors and others are more demanding than ever before. In the past few years nonprofits have been responding to such challenges by adopting entrepreneurial strategies that emphasis the "double bottom line": helping the organization expand its impact and simultaneously increase its financial self-sufficiency.
Registration for this event is limited and the fee is $99 per person. Twenty (20) scholarships for this seminar are available at $49 per person for organizations with budgets under $500,000. To apply, please send a written request to the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 50 S. Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44308. Include a copy of your organization's current year's budget.
For more information call the Center for Nonprofit Excellence at 330.762.9670 or visit the website, www.cfnpe.org for more information or to register on-line. The event is co-sponsored by Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Company.
Association of Fundraising Professionals' January Luncheon: Make Ya Wanna S.T.O.M.P.
Ever wondered how to move your organization to the next level of fundraising success? You gotta S.T.O.M.P! This lively presentation explores five universal principles that work in tandem to strengthen your position and put some 'kick' in your development efforts. You will be empowered to escalate your development success when you:
No matter what your current circumstances, when you learn how simple it can be to meet your fundraising goals, it’ll Make Ya Wanna S.T.O.M.P!
Presented by: A.J. CASEY, CFRE, SENIOR CONSULTANT, HODGE, CRAMER & ASSOCIATES, INC.
A.J. has been a professional fundraiser for 15 years. In her career, she has served as executive director of a non-profit organization, an assistant director of public relations and development for a $20 million dollar non-profit group, and as a chief development officer, managing everything from annual giving to planned gifts. As a consultant A.J. specializes in capital campaigns, board education and training, strategic planning, and in building development programs from the ground up. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and a former board member for the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
Reservations Are Required - $11 Members/$20 Non-Members. Luncheon includes entrée choice, salad, rolls, dessert and beverage. For more information, contact MA Weaver at 330-374-0738 or send an e-mail to .
Kenmore Development Partnership Holds "200-10" Fund-Raiser
KDP is recruiting 200 people to donate $10 to support its 2004 programs. Your $10 will help fund their Neighborhood Block Watch, median upgrades, signage replacement, and more. Send your donation to The Kenmore Development Partnership. Inc; 992 Kenmore Boulevard Suite-A; Akron, Ohio 44314.
For more information, contact Howard Campbell at or 330-329-8840.
Feel free to pass this along to anyone who might be interested in bidding on great items to support Junior Achievement. For more information, contact or call 330-433-0063.
Innovative Job Search Series Starts January 10th
Did you know that the résumé failure rate is 99%? This failure triggers discouragement, rejection, poor connectivity and productivity. Most people are not aware of the workable alternative: the Write Right Resume©. Users of this system have met with unparalleled success ... even people over 50. And they are the ones that teach the series!
If your clients are looking for the right job for them, Job Search and Career Transition can give them the practical tools they need. The program focuses on three areas: "Who Am I And What Do I Do?"; "Who Are They And What Do They Need Done?"; and "How Do We Get Together?" Cost is $75 for the entire six-week series.
For more information, visit www.jsct.com or send an e-mail to .
Verizon Revises Tuition Assistance Program ... Get it While You Can!
Announcement from the Verizon Foundation
"As 2003 comes to a close, and as the Foundation begins to look ahead, we would like to inform you that we are changing the scope of our ePartners program, because it has exceeded the expectations set for its three-year lifespan. Indeed, Verizon Foundation is proud to have been at the forefront of this innovative method to help bridge the digital divide among nonprofits and the communities they serve. Myriad nonprofits have not only benefited from eTraining, but they are now applying their newly acquired knowledge and expertise to their day-to-day operation.
Verizon is a company that strongly advocates progress in technology. We will continue to offer one eTraining grant per year to nonprofit organizations interested in technology training."
To apply for this tuition assistance, visit http://foundation.verizon.com/etraining. If you have any questions, please call us at 330-315-1335 or e-mail .
Are you getting the best deals for your technology dollar?
Don't buy anything technology-related until you've visited these three websites first!! They offer significant discounts for nonprofits with Microsoft, Dell, CDW, Adobe, and more!
2004 is the year you're going to work smarter ... including typing AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE! So ...
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Register for Upcoming Classes
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