Feb
27
Mon
Webinar: Get Ready for Vermont Gives @ Webinar
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar is designed for nonprofit leaders and development staff thinking about participating in Vermont Gives, even if you participated in 2016! There are a lot of changes to the platform that we can’t wait to tell you about. We’ll give an overview of Vermont Gives and it’s intent in community building. We will also talk about best practices around goal setting, building your ambassador team, and other tools to help you be successful for Vermont Gives.

We’ll conclude with a quick overview of how to register on the Vermont Gives platform.

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Mar
10
Fri
Finance Friday: Accounting in the Cloud – Is It Right for My Organization and How to Start @ Livestream Video
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Finance Friday: Accounting in the Cloud - Is It Right for My Organization and How to Start @ Livestream Video | Burlington | Vermont | United States

This is a live online viewing event! You can watch from the comfort of your office or attend in-person at our offices in Burlington, Vermont.

Tech forward organizations are moving to the cloud. What advantages does the cloud offer?  What options are available? How does it fit into your strategic plans? How do you make the move and remain audit ready? You may be surprised to learn there are many ways to move accounting to the Cloud. Wendelyn Duquette of QuickStart answers these questions and discusses the operational details of making the transition into cloud based bookkeeping and accounting.

Wendelyn Duquette is the President and founder of QuickStart, LLC of Stowe Vermont. QuickStart specializes in Non-Profit accounting and QuickBooks consulting. Well known for her expertise in setting up efficient QuickBooks company files, in 2012 she designed QuickStart’s cloud accounting and bookkeeping services to meet the unique needs of the non-profit community. Since then QuickStart has been helping organization choose the right cloud solutions for either traditional desktop accounting or online (web based) software. QuickStart has served over 650 clients and with cloud services they now serve clients across the country. Wendelyn was named one of the country’s Top 100 ProAdvisor by Intuitive Accountant for 2015 and 2016.”

 

Additional Finance Fridays:

Friday May 19 – 12:00 – 1.30 p.m.
Numbers Don’t Lie: What Your Board Needs to Know
Christine Moriarty, MoneyPeace 

Friday, June 16  12:00 – 1.30 p.m.
Audit Time: What Types of Audit are Best for Your Organization?
Todd Wimette, Wisehart, Wimette and Associates, PLC

Mar
15
Wed
Webinar: Building a great Vermont Gives Campaign – Storytelling and Marketing @ Webinar
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar is designed for nonprofit leaders and development staff looking to build an effective Vermont Gives campaign. We’ll look at examples from Vermont Gives campaigns that showcased inspiring stories of impact. We’ll discuss strategies on developing relevant messages supported by data and review best practices for sharing your stories to maximize impact for Vermont Gives.

We’ll conclude with a quick overview of the different types of campaigns that an organization can launch on the Vermont Gives platform, why they would want to launch one, and show the basics around setup.

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Apr
22
Sat
CNL 2017 Board Leadership Institute @ Hannah Grimes Center
Apr 22 all-day

The Center for New Leadership is thrilled to announce that the third annual Board Leadership Institute and Get On Board Fellows program will be offered in collaboration with the Hannah Grimes Center in Keene, NH this Spring.

An effective board is critical to the success of any nonprofit. By popular demand, Marlboro is offering its third Board Leadership Institute in the spring of 2017.

The Board Leadership Institute is a collection of workshops that, taken together, introduce board members to the most important knowledge and skills for successful board service. We frequently hear from boards who want help transforming their organizational culture, or that need assistance being effective leaders and champions for the nonprofits they serve. The 2017 series begins on April 22nd. There are two full day workshop on Saturday April 22 and May 13 and five Thursday evening workshops that meet from 6:30-8:30.

For greatest impact on a board as a whole, we highly recommend that a board sign up for the full series as a board team and have steeply discounted this option to make it as affordable as possible. There are also ticket options for individual sitting board members who wish to complete the whole series, and for those who want to attend only a subset of the workshops. If you have questions about which ticket is most appropriate for you or your organization, please contact Kim Lier (klier@gradschool.marlboro.edu). Kim can also arrange for invoice or check payment, if necessary.

The Get On Board Fellows Program gives young people, ages 22-44, the opportunity to build leadership skills and their personal and professional network while preparing to serve their community. Fellows attend the Board Leadership Institute workshops along with board member participants. They also attend Fellow-only orientation and personal leadership development sessions. All of this is available to Fellows for $100-200, sliding scale, which is less than half the full cost. Through these events, Fellows will build relationships with each other, and with members of local nonprofit boards.

 


Ticket Type Overview:

This year we are happy to be offering an Early Bird discount of $100 for Thru Passes for teams and individuals who register by March 13, 2017!!

Early Bird Board Team Thru Pass – $700: Two seats for all workshops Attendance can be rotated among board members and the ED. Strongly encouraged for best organizational impact. Must register by March 13, 2017.

Board Team Thru Pass – $800:  If registered after March 13 deadline.

Early Bird Individual Thru Pass  – $400: One seat for all workshops.  Must register by March 13, 2017.

Individual Thru Pass – $500:  If registered after March 13 deadline.

A La Carte – Space available basis only: $40 for evening sessions; $200 for full-day sessions Register for one or more workshops as an individual.


Workshop Dates:

April 22 (SAT)   Board Roles and Responsibilities with David Grant 9:00-3:00

April 27 (TH) Fiscal Literacy for Board Members with Kate McGowan 6:30-8:30

May 4 (TH) Impassioned Engagement: What’s your story with Joe Heslin 6:30-8:30

May 11 (TH) Managing Board Conflict with Greg Hessel 6:30-8:30

May 13 (SAT) Fundraising/Friendraising with Andy Robinson 9:00-3:00

May 18 (TH) Board Toolbox: Do you have the tools you need with Claire Wheeler 6:30-8:30

May 25 (TH) Bringing It All Together with Kate Jellema & Kim Lier 6:30-8:30 (Not available a la Carte)