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    • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    • Thursday, June 29, 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
    • 11

    Please note: this course is currently in progress. Please check back throughout the year for similar courses and courses of varying topics. Call us at (814) 240-2490 or email us at tnp@thenonprofitpartnership.org with any questions!



    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and Andy Kerr of Andy Kerr Coaching for "The Journey 101 - Foundational Leadership Training." This series is comprised of 6 sessions that will take place between April and June 2017. 

    The participant will...

    • Ignite their desire to grow in leadership ability.
    • Gain a foundation of leadership knowledge and understanding.
    • Reflect and evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses.
    • Begin identifying and pursuing their purpose in life.


    The curriculum for this course is derived from John Maxwell's The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and Good Leaders Ask Great Questions. These texts are included in the price of the course.

    View the full curriculum here

    This course is geared towards emerging nonprofit leaders- it will initiate a discussion of what leadership is and will build a solid foundation of core principles.



    Please note - if the registrant cannot attend one of the sessions, Andy will be available for individual consultation. 

    • Tuesday, May 02, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
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    Please join Erin Yates, Administrative Assistant with The Nonprofit Partnership, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM for "Compelling Copy."

    Is your writing putting people to sleep? Do you feel like something gets lost when you try to put your ideas into words? Do red, blue, and green underlines plague your Word documents?

    Whether you’re totally new to professional writing or a seasoned expert looking for a brief refresher, this workshop includes information and strategies for writers at nearly every level.

    Fear not: there will be no discussion of dangling participles or type 3 conditional verb tenses. This session is not a comprehensive guide to error-free composition, but rather a discussion of how attendees can work to enhance the content of their professional writing.

    The learning objectives for this session include: 

    1. To discuss the general dos and don’ts of professional writing
    2. To consider the basics of compelling copy and how they apply to different mediums, such as thank you letters and newsletters
    3. To equip attendees with strategies and tools that they can use throughout the writing process, from drafting to revision

    This session is geared towards social media managers, marketing and PR professionals, or anyone else interested in livening up their professional writing. 

    The level of learning for this workshop is beginner (or you can think of it as a refresher).


    About the presenter:

    Erin joined The Nonprofit Partnership in September of 2016 after earning her English degree from Allegheny College. Erin also tutored students in English at Allegheny for two years. 

    • Thursday, May 11, 2017
    • 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 May 11, 2017, for “Developing Your Professional Persona: Online.”

    This is Part II of our “Developing Your Professional Persona” workshop series. Adam Bratton, NPP’s Executive Director, will discuss the benefits – and potential pitfalls – of your online presence and its impact on your career. He will not only provide guidance on how to protect your online persona, but also share concrete, hands-on tips on how to use social media, such as LinkedIn, to advance your career.

    The learning objectives for this session include:

    1. To learn how to create an online persona that will advance your career.
    2. To discuss how to avoid career-killing hazards when using social media.
    3. To provide specific, hands-on tips on how to use online resources, such as LinkedIn, to advance your career.

    This workshop can be enjoyed by nonprofit professionals in all roles and at all levels.


    • Thursday, May 18, 2017
    • 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 May 18, 2017, for "Gearing Up for Erie Gives 2017: Session 1" from 9:00 to 10:30 AM.

    Since it began in 2011, Erie Gives Day has become a significant fundraising opportunity for many nonprofits in the Erie region. The Partnership is hosting this first installment of its "Gearing Up for Erie Gives 2017" workshop series to help our member plan for an execute a successful Erie Gives fundraising day.

    Adam will discuss how to create an Erie Gives plan, including aspects such as calendaring, marketing and communications, donor engagement, and more. Adam will also provide attendees with tools to use to prepare for Erie Gives, including customized resources.

     

    The learning objectives for this session will include:

    1. To prepare attendees for a successful Erie Gives day of fundraising.
    2. To help attendees prepare a fundraising and communications plan with the goal of integrating Erie Gives into their overall fundraising efforts.
    3. To provide hands-on, interactive solutions that will help organization succeed with Erie Gives Day.

    This session is geared towards fundraising and communications professionals.

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


    • Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
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    Please join the Partnership as we welcome Vinnie Halupczynski, Board Member with NPP and Partner with BKD, LLP and Matthew Zinna, Senior Manager with BKD, LLP to present "Nonprofit Accounting: Changes in the Presentation of Financial Statements" on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. 

    Vinnie and Matt aim to provide a better understanding of the changes made to the presentation of financial statements for non-profits and how these changes will improve the usefulness of the information provided to the end users.

    The learning objectives for this session include: 

    1. Understanding the perceived weaknesses in the current Not-for-Profit reporting model

    2. Understanding how the new changes will help to alleviate some of those weaknesses

    3. Understanding what these changes mean to you


    This session is geared towards individuals involved in the financial or accounting departments with reporting responsibilities at nonprofit organizations. 

    The level of learning for this workshop is intermediate. 

    • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    • 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 as we welcome Gary Bukowski, Associate VP of Development at Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center and Certified Fund Raising Executive, on May 25th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for “The Heart of Fundraising: Doing What’s Right.”

    Sometimes fundraisers have ethical questions that aren’t quite clear. Is it okay to accept a certain gift from a certain individual or company? What should be reported to your donors, staff and Board? What are the boundaries of your relationships to donors? This workshop is designed to help you create an ethical structure for your fundraising program that will help answer these questions. Gary will discuss how organizations can establish a code of ethics, review various case studies and ethical questions, and explore the values that your organization attempts to carry out in your daily fundraising efforts.

    The learning objectives for this session include:

    1. Establish an awareness of why an ethical culture is important to your organization and its mission
    2. Learn to construct the basic building blocks of an ethical and value-driven organization
    3. Become a champion of ethics at your organization and engage others to be champions
    4. Internalize the importance of ethical fundraising in donor relations and building trust among your donors, staff and Board

    This workshop is geared towards Executive Directors, Development Directors, Fundraising and Development staff, and Marketing staff.

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

    Prerequisite: please read this article before attending the session. Thank you!

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