Established in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase their professional success, personal growth, and financial independence. CWE also operates the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE) that equips veteran and active duty service members and their families with the resources to help them start and run their businesses
Interested in landing contracts with state or federal agencies? Interested in being a supplier to large corporations? Certifying your business is key; but the certification arena can be extremely confusing. Join us for this panel discussion and learn:
- What certification is and how it can help you expand your business network and ultimately grow your business through contracts with government agencies and corporations
- Which certification(s) are right for your business
- Whether your business qualifies for certification
- What each certification process entails and how to get started
- SBA WOSB/EDWOSB, 8(a), and HUBZone for Opportunities with the Federal Government
- State WBE/MBE/DBE (SDO & DOT) for Opportunities with the State
- WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Certification) for Opportunities with Corporations
When: Thursday, January 25, 9:30am-11:30am
Fee: Free. Must register to attend.
Learn how to amplify and elevate your message by leveraging social media, thought leaders, and community influencers. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll create integrated marketing campaigns that tap into the latest communications strategies to tell your story and change the world.
You will leave this workshop with:
A comprehensive digital meets traditional marketing strategy for an upcoming campaign of your choice — we know resources and time are limited, so we’ll help you zero in on an objective, develop the right messaging, leverage social+traditional media, and engage your community to move your mission forward.
Presenters: Becky Holt – Director of Development, COTS; Ava Kelly – Consultant, Good Done Well
Your participants, donors and volunteers serve as your nonprofit’s most important ambassadors; each one has a compelling story to tell that highlights your organization’s value. Learn how to create these poignant profile-stories for your website, social media platforms, and fundraising campaigns.
We’ll practice interviewing techniques that extract meaningful quotes, learn best practices for structuring compact stories (i.e. Humans of New York), and review photography basics for taking striking visual portraits of your subjects.
Our afternoon lab will conclude with your designing a story portrait in Canva (free, simple online graphic design app), bringing together words and image for a powerful story portrait.
Presenters: Mary Rizos, Director of Education, Vermont Folklife Center; Marybeth Christie Redmond, Writer-Journalist & Nonprofit Consultant; Partner, Vermont Story Lab
Keeping reserves for a “rainy day” is a good practice for all nonprofit institutions, but how much should your organization set aside? A percentage of annual budget? Three-to-six months? The answer is: It depends. Each nonprofit is unique and can experience distinct unexpected circumstances that may affect its long-term financial health.
This session, led by Dennis Gogarty of Raffa Wealth Management, will focus on how to conduct a risk assessment that will assist your nonprofit in quantifying financial risks and opportunities. Once completed, this risk assessment aims to assist in finding the appropriate reserve level for your unique organization.
Whether you are in the initial phases of creating your nest egg or reevaluating longstanding reserve levels, this session is for you.