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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
    • 12
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    About the series...

    The Standards for Excellence® provide a framework for achieving a well-managed and responsibly governed organization. The Standards® build upon the legal foundations of nonprofit management, governance, and operations and provide an outstanding step-by-step guide to achieving excellence within your nonprofit. These guidelines consist of 6 principles, which are described in-depth during 6 individual sessions:

    • Session 1, January 17, 2018: Mission, Strategy and Evaluation
    • Session 2, March 21, 2018: Leadership - Board, Staff and Volunteers
    • Session 3, May 16, 2018: Legal Compliance and Ethics
    • Session 4, July 18, 2018: Finance and Operations
    • Session 5, September 19, 2018: Resource Development
    • Session 6, November 21, 2018: Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy

    Each session includes an overview of The Standards®; a self-assessment to determine how well your organization is performing; a list of the policies that an organization should have in place; and examples of those policies and best practices that your organization should follow related to each topic area. These sessions will be highly interactive and will offer the opportunity for participants to share information and ask questions. Attendance at all sessions is not required, but encouraged.

    About Session 4: Finance and Operations...

    Join The Nonprofit Partnership and Strategy Solutions for the fourth installment of the "Getting to Know the Standards for Excellence®” series: Finance and Operations on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM.

    This workshop provides an overview of the Standards for Excellence® with a specific focus on Finance and Operations.

    In order to fulfill their missions most effectively, nonprofits must have sound financial and operational systems in place and should ensure that accurate records are kept. The organization’s financial and non-financial resources must be used in furtherance of tax-exempt purposes. Organizations should conduct periodic reviews to address accuracy and transparency of financial and operational reporting, in addition to establishing safeguards to protect the integrity of the reporting systems.

    Topics covered include:

    • Financial Budgeting, Reporting, and Monitoring
    • Internal Controls and Financial Policies
    • Personnel Policies
    • Administrative Policies
    • Risk Management and Insurance

    Learning objectives for this session include:

    1. Provide an overview of the Standards for Excellence® and how they benefit nonprofits
    2. Learn best practices within specific functions (specifically regarding session 4: Finance and Operations) to educate your staff and board regarding their roles and responsibilities to achieve excellence
    3. Assess your current practice within each functional area (specifically regarding session 4: Finance and Operations) and identify practical and easily-implemented strategies to improve your operations

    Executive Directors, Board Chairs, and emerging leaders are encouraged to attend all six sessions.

    This particular session is appropriate for Executive Directors, Board Chairs, Treasurers/Finance Committee Chairs, CFOs and Finance staff.

    • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
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    Join The Nonprofit Partnership for a new series geared towards nonprofit marketing and communications professionals: Midday Marketing Meet-Up. The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for these professionals to come together to learn, share stories and struggles, enjoy lunch, and more!

    We’ve found that some of the best learning opportunities come from connecting with one another. Whether your title includes “marketing” or “communications” or you were just given the task of marketing and communications under “…and other duties as assigned,” this is a forum for you.

    “Engaging with Local Media”

    Our first gathering, “Engaging with Local Media,” will be led by Erin Doolin Fessler, Vice President of Marketing & Community/Government Relations with The Erie Community Foundation on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM.

    The Foundation has made strategic choices to bolster their relationships with Erie’s local media outlets – these strong relationships are apparent in the consistent coverage the Foundation enjoys. This didn’t happen by chance! Erin has made a purposeful effort to leverage many of the PR field’s oldest and best-established mediums – TV, radio, and print news. Join Erin as she shares her tips and best practices with you! Erin will cover which mediums are appropriate for which types of news, when to call the media, best practices for writing press releases, and more.

    Sure, marketing and communications place a heavy emphasis on the internet now – but this does not mean that our local media outlets have fallen to the wayside. Make sure you aren’t so busy focusing on social media that you forget about the classics!

    Light lunch to be provided. This is a members-only event. Space is limited – sign up today!

    *Please note – this round-table forum is for individuals that currently have marketing and communications responsibilities.

    A little more about Erin…

    Erin Doolin Fessler joined The Erie Community Foundation as the Marketing and Public Relations Director in 2004. In 2012, she was named Vice President of Marketing and Communications, and in 2016 she was named Vice President of Marketing and Community/Government Relations.

    She manages the Foundation’s advertising, media relations, newsletters, electronic communications, website, Facebook and Twitter media. She is also responsible for two major Foundation events: the Annual Meeting and Erie Gives, which continues to grow each year by $500,000 or more.

    Erin earned her B.S. degree in Communications with a minor in Psychology from John Carroll University. After graduation, she worked as the promotions assistant at WSEE TV 35, the public relations director for the Community Blood Bank, and assistant vice president in Corporate Communications for PNC Bank. During college, she worked for University Hospitals in Cleveland and CNN in Washington, D.C., where she ran camera for Larry King. She is a founding board member of the NWPA chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She served as treasurer in 2012 and 2013, and in 2014 she was the chapter President. She currently serves as a board member of the YMCA Metro Board and marketing committee member for Camp Notre Dame. She is a past board member and secretary of the Erie Advertising Club.

    • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
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    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM for “Apps, Tools & Resources for Nonprofit Communications.” Ellen Kehl, Member Services Manager with NPP, will review her favorite online tools and demonstrate how your organization can make them work for you, too!

    Ellen is a self-proclaimed “accidental marketer.” This session aims to show attendees that effective marketing materials can be created on a low or nonexistent budget, even by staff who may not have previous marketing or design experience.

    The tools discussed will be for both print and digital mediums with an eye toward both time- and cost-effectiveness.

    Did you attend Ellen's “Apps, Tools & Resources” last year or her session in Corry? Many of the same favorites will be covered, but repeat offenders are more than welcome!

    The learning objectives for this workshop include:

    1. Participants will acquire an understanding of "the basics" with regard to nonprofit communications, including, but not limited to: basic file types, color codes, and typography
    2. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the underlying mechanics and purpose of Ellen's top apps and tools through live demonstrations and examples
    3. Participants will walk away with a plethora of additional tools to experiment with on their own time

    The level of learning for this workshop lies between beginner and intermediate.

    This workshop is geared towards those who deal with the communications and marketing aspects of work within their organization (and those who like to make work fun!). The workshop is not meant to be a comprehensive survey of all tools, but rather a snapshot of available resources.


    • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
    • 8
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    Join The Nonprofit Partnership for "How Small Organizations Win: How to do Big Marketing on a Shoestring Budget" with Wild Apricot on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. 

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    Webinars are a great educational tool for the workplace. You can learn from experts and industry leaders from across the country without ever having to leave the comfort of your office chair. But what’s the one drawback to a webinar? We are often alone at our desks, learning from a distant voice with little chance to actively engage with the speaker or our peers.

    The Nonprofit Partnership wants to fix that.

    Our series, Webinars on Walnut, creates an opportunity for nonprofit professionals to come together, enjoy a coffee, learn from experts around the country, and share perspectives and questions with those around the table.

    Please note - this session will take place in person at The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy! After the webinar, there will be moderated discussion among attendees. Please arrive a few minutes prior to the start time.

    Webinar: How Small Organizations Win: How to do Big Marketing on a Shoestring Budget with Wild Apricot and Kishshana Palmer

    From the host:

    When you think about your organization does "small but mighty" come to mind? If it doesn't…maybe it should!

    You don't have to be a mega-organization to get mega results. Your mission is sound, your programming works but something still isn't getting the results you want!

    It might be — marketing!

    In this free webinar, nonprofit marketing expert Kishshana Palmer will show you:

    • How to assess your current marketing strategy
    • Asset mapping your way to growth (because you've got some amazing things up your sleeve)
    • How organizations just like yours are winning with clear and focused marketing and how you can too!
    • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
    • 6
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    Claim your Mini Clinic time slot today!

    Join The Nonprofit Partnership and Jeff Fromknecht, Managing Attorney for Side Project Inc., on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 for a "Mini Clinic" opportunity. Jeff will be providing free legal consultations! 

    Community organizers and leaders of small nonprofits are invited to claim a clinic time. 

    To claim a time, please email Ellen Kehl, Member Services Manager with The Nonprofit Partnership, at ekehl@yournpp.org. Available times include:

    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 
    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 
    • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 
    • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM 
    • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

    *Please note: registration is required! These sessions are only available to NPP members. These free consultations are up to 45 minutes in length. 

    Jeff can provide guidance to nonprofits on corporate and tax legal issues including:

      Jeff can provide guidance to founders or C-level officers of nonprofits with corporate and tax legal issues including:

      • Legal issues related to starting a nonprofit, including questions about fiduciary duties of Board members, incorporation questions, or tax issues related to obtaining tax-exempt status.
      • Questions related to executive/officer compensation
      • Fundraising legal issues, such as Unrelated Business Income Tax, compliance issues when fundraising online
      • Review of corporate policies, procedures
      • General contract review
      • Questions about mergers, fiscal sponsorship and partnerships
      • Employment and volunteer legal issues

        Many questions will be addressed during the meeting. However, if a situation requires additional legal help, Side Project will try to match the organization with an attorney who can help at no or low cost.

        This exciting opportunity is brought to you by the Legal Services Division of Side Project Inc and the The Nonprofit Partnership.

        Learn more about Jeff:

        Jeff Fromknecht is a lawyer, author, and speaker who has a passion for helping others. He is the co-founder and Managing Attorney of Side Project Inc., a nonprofit incubator with operations in Pennsylvania and Florida. Jeff is licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and Florida and splits his time between Erie, PA, and Boynton Beach, FL. His legal work focuses on the corporate, tax and compliance legal issues impacting tax-exempt organizations and their work. He holds graduate degrees in both social work and law and has over 15 years of experience working at nonprofit organizations in a variety of direct-service and administrative roles. He earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, where his concentration was on community organizing, nonprofit administration, and disability studies. He attended Duquesne University School of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude. During law school, Jeff worked as a community partner at Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) in Pittsburgh, where he developed and evaluated programs designed to help people with disabilities build social capital.

        • Wednesday, August 22, 2018
        • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
        • 15
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        Join The Nonprofit Partnership for a new series for 2018 geared towards development professionals in our region: The Fundraising Focus. The goal of The Fundraising Focus is to provide fundraisers with an opportunity to learn, network, and share experiences and ideas with each other. We understand that fundraisers often feel isolated and we hope that this time for discussion and fellowship will expand your skill set, as well as your network.

        Whether you have years under your fundraising belt or you are new to the field, don’t miss out on The Fundraising Focus!

        Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and special guest panelists for the next “Fundraising Focus” forum opportunity, “Fundraising Events: Not Just Another Party”, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

        For nonprofits, events need to be more than a good time – they need to bring in money, too! Events can be extremely time consuming and financially consuming. It’s important that events are executed properly and gain real (hint, hint – financial!) results.

        We’ve asked a few of our members to join us for this forum opportunity to share their insights and success strategies. You will hear tips and tricks from some of Erie’s best event hosts:

        • NAMI of Erie County
        • Crime Victim Center of Erie County
        • Erie Zoo

        How do your events fare? Join us for this important topic!


        Light lunch to be provided.

        This is a members-only event. Space is limited, sign up today!

        *Please note - this round-table forum is for individuals that have fundraising as a primary function of their job. 

        • Wednesday, August 29, 2018
        • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
        • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
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        Please join Adam Bratton, Executive Director at The Nonprofit Partnership, and Erin Yates, Operations and Special Projects Manager at The Nonprofit Partnership, for “Best Practices in Financial Management for Small Shops” on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

        This workshop will cover the basic financial policies and procedures that small nonprofits should have in place in order to promote effective financial management. The presenters will give a broad overview of topics such as accounting procedures, internal controls, reporting, and more.

        The learning objectives for this workshop include:

        1. To gain a general understanding of best practices in financial policies and procedures for small nonprofit organizations
        2. To learn how a small nonprofit can still follow best practices despite limitations resulting from a smaller staff size by adapting their processes and policies
        3. To learn from real-life examples of financial policies and procedures that have been tailored to small nonprofits

        This session is intended for Executive Directors, CEOs, and Board members of small nonprofits, in addition to any staff members that are responsible for bookkeeping or accounting at small nonprofits.

        The level of learning for this session is beginner to intermediate.


        • Thursday, September 13, 2018
        • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
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        Please join The Nonprofit Partnership for "Governance Gateway: Nonprofit Board Training" on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

        The Governance Gateway training will provide Board members, new and established, with the opportunity to learn about foundational best practices in nonprofit governance.  The training will provide attendees with an understanding of the sector, the basic tenets of governance, and their individual roles and responsibilities as nonprofit leaders.  This training will be a powerful resource for any Board member wishing to enhance their understanding of their duty to their organization, the sector, and the community.

        Topics to be covered include:

        • Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
        • Basics of Governance
        • Setting Strategic Direction
        • Ensuring Necessary Resources
        • Providing Oversight
        • The Board/CEO Partnership
        • Individual Board Member Roles and Responsibilities
        • Elements of a High-Functioning Board


        This interactive training will be led by Adam C. Bratton, Executive Director of The Nonprofit Partnership.  Adam has 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including service on numerous Boards.  Adam regularly speaks and trains on nonprofit governance and has obtained a Certificate in Board Consulting from BoardSource, the preeminent authority on nonprofit Board governance.  

        This is a members-only training offering. Space is limited - sign up today!

        Payment is required before the start of the event. There will be no refunds due to cancellations/no shows. 

        • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
        • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
        • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
        Register

        About the series...

        The Standards for Excellence® provide a framework for achieving a well-managed and responsibly governed organization. The Standards® build upon the legal foundations of nonprofit management, governance, and operations and provide an outstanding step-by-step guide to achieving excellence within your nonprofit. These guidelines consist of 6 principles, which are described in-depth during 6 individual sessions:

        • Session 1, January 17, 2018: Mission, Strategy and Evaluation
        • Session 2, March 21, 2018: Leadership - Board, Staff and Volunteers
        • Session 3, May 16, 2018: Legal Compliance and Ethics
        • Session 4, July 18, 2018: Finance and Operations
        • Session 5, September 19, 2018: Resource Development
        • Session 6, November 21, 2018: Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy

        Each session includes an overview of The Standards®; a self-assessment to determine how well your organization is performing; a list of the policies that an organization should have in place; and examples of those policies and best practices that your organization should follow related to each topic area. These sessions will be highly interactive and will offer the opportunity for participants to share information and ask questions. Attendance at all sessions is not required, but encouraged.

        About Session 5: Resource Development...

        Join The Nonprofit Partnership and Strategy Solutions for the fifth installment of the "Getting to Know the Standards for Excellence®” series: Resource Development on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM.

        This workshop provides an overview of the Standards for Excellence® with a specific focus on Resource Development.

        The responsibility for resource development is shared an organization’s board and staff. Nonprofit organizations depend on an array of sources of financial support. An organization’s resource development program should be maintained on a foundation of truthfulness and responsible stewardship. Its resource development policies should be consistent with its mission, compatible with its organizational capacity, and respectful of the interests of donors, prospective donors, and others providing resources to the organization.

        Topics covered include:

        • Resource Plans
        • Sources of Income
        • Fundraising Activities
        • Donor Relationships and Privacy
        • Acceptance of Gifts
        • Fundraising on Behalf of the Organization

        Learning objectives for this session include:

        1. Provide an overview of the Standards for Excellence® and how they benefit nonprofits
        2. Learn best practices within specific functions (specifically regarding session 5: Resource Development) to educate your staff and board regarding their roles and responsibilities to achieve excellence
        3. Assess your current practice within each functional area (specifically regarding session 5: Resource Development) and identify practical and easily-implemented strategies to improve your operations

        Executive Directors, Board Chairs, and emerging leaders are encouraged to attend all six sessions.

        This particular session is appropriate for Executive Directors, Board Chairs, Development Committee Chairs, Development Directors and Fund Development staff.

        • Thursday, September 27, 2018
        • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
        • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
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        Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and Andy Kerr of Andy Kerr Coaching on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM for “Crucial Conversations,” an intensive training that will provide attendees with tools for talking when stakes are high.

        Did you know that employees waste an average of $1,500 and an eight-hour workday for every crucial conversation they avoid?

        What is a crucial conversation?

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

        If your team or organization struggles to deal effectively with difficult subjects, under-communicates, or fails to act with unity and conviction, “Crucial Conversations” is for you! Engage in extensive in-class practice, group participation, and personal reflection as you explore and master crucial skills.

        “Crucial Conversations” teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or contentious topics. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.

        This training will teach participants how to:

        • Speak persuasively, not abrasively
        • Foster teamwork and better decision making
        • Build acceptance rather than resistance
        • Resolve individual and group disagreements

        “Crucial Conversations” is appropriate for professionals of all types.

        This is a members-only offering. Attendance is $350 per person. Payment is due prior to the training. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion post-training. Course materials, breakfast, and lunch are included with the registration fee. Space is limited – reserve your spot today!

        Looking for more information about this opportunity? Email Andy Kerr at andy@andykerrcoaching.com with questions.


        • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
        • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
        • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
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        Please join Adam C. Bratton, Executive Director of The Nonprofit Partnership, on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, for "Starting a Nonprofit" from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

        Are you interested in starting a nonprofit but don’t know where to begin? Join us for this session as we review concepts and information related to establishing a nonprofit, including the legal and technical requirements for starting a nonprofit at the state and federal levels.

        The learning objectives for this session include:

        1. Understanding the legal and technical requirements for starting a nonprofit, both at the state and federal level
        2. Understanding the ongoing requirements for maintaining nonprofit status
        3. Understanding the community’s expectations of a nonprofit and opportunities for pursuing a mission without forming a nonprofit

        This session is geared towards people who are interested in starting nonprofits.

        The level of learning for this workshop is beginner.


        • Wednesday, November 21, 2018
        • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
        • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
        Register

        About the series...

        The Standards for Excellence® provide a framework for achieving a well-managed and responsibly governed organization. The Standards® build upon the legal foundations of nonprofit management, governance, and operations and provide an outstanding step-by-step guide to achieving excellence within your nonprofit. These guidelines consist of 6 principles, which are described in-depth during 6 individual sessions:

        • Session 1, January 17, 2018: Mission, Strategy and Evaluation
        • Session 2, March 21, 2018: Leadership - Board, Staff and Volunteers
        • Session 3, May 16, 2018: Legal Compliance and Ethics
        • Session 4, July 18, 2018: Finance and Operations
        • Session 5, September 19, 2018: Resource Development
        • Session 6, November 21, 2018: Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy

        Each session includes an overview of The Standards®; a self-assessment to determine how well your organization is performing; a list of the policies that an organization should have in place; and examples of those policies and best practices that your organization should follow related to each topic area. These sessions will be highly interactive and will offer the opportunity for participants to share information and ask questions. Attendance at all sessions is not required, but encouraged.

        About Session 6: Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy...

        Join The Nonprofit Partnership and Strategy Solutions for the sixth installment of the "Getting to Know the Standards for Excellence®” series: Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM.

        This workshop provides an overview of the Standards for Excellence® with a specific focus on Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy.

        Nonprofits should represent the interests of the people they serve through public education and public policy advocacy, as well as by encouraging board members, staff, volunteers, and stakeholders to participate in the public affairs of the community. When appropriate to advance the organization’s mission, nonprofits should engage in promoting public participation in community affairs and elections. As such, they should communicate in an effective manner to educate, inform and engage the public.

        Topics covered include:

        • Educating and Engaging the Public
        • Advancing the Mission Through Public Policy and Advocacy
        • Engaging in Lobbying and Political Activity

        Learning objectives for this session include:

        1. Provide an overview of the Standards for Excellence® and how they benefit nonprofits
        2. Learn best practices within specific functions (specifically regarding session 6: Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy) to educate your staff and board regarding their roles and responsibilities to achieve excellence
        3. Assess your current practice within each functional area (specifically regarding session 6: Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy) and identify practical and easily-implemented strategies to improve your operations

        Executive Directors, Board Chairs, and emerging leaders are encouraged to attend all six sessions.

        This particular session is appropriate for Executive Directors, Board Chairs, Marketing or Community Relations Committee Chairs, Marketing, Outreach and Advocacy staff.

        • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
        • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
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        Please join The Nonprofit Partnership for "Governance Gateway: Nonprofit Board Training" on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

        The Governance Gateway training will provide Board members, new and established, with the opportunity to learn about foundational best practices in nonprofit governance.  The training will provide attendees with an understanding of the sector, the basic tenets of governance, and their individual roles and responsibilities as nonprofit leaders.  This training will be a powerful resource for any Board member wishing to enhance their understanding of their duty to their organization, the sector, and the community.

        Topics to be covered include:

        • Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
        • Basics of Governance
        • Setting Strategic Direction
        • Ensuring Necessary Resources
        • Providing Oversight
        • The Board/CEO Partnership
        • Individual Board Member Roles and Responsibilities
        • Elements of a High-Functioning Board


        This interactive training will be led by Adam C. Bratton, Executive Director of The Nonprofit Partnership.  Adam has 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including service on numerous Boards.  Adam regularly speaks and trains on nonprofit governance and has obtained a Certificate in Board Consulting from BoardSource, the preeminent authority on nonprofit Board governance.  

        This is a members-only training offering. Space is limited - sign up today!

        Payment is required before the start of the event. There will be no refunds due to cancellations/no shows. 

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