Community Calendar Event

Expand Your Business with NEARBY

Presented by: NEARBY

Expand your business while supporting the community! Join the 90+ NH storefronts that have already signed on.

Attend a free workshops about NH’s own online local gift registry and e-commerce website NEARBY.

Allison Grappone, Founder & CEO of NEARBY will give a quick tutorial on how a merchant, service provider or nonprofit can participate in local gift registries.

Learn more about NEARBY 

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Hannah Grimes Center

Donor Management Systems Toolkit

Two, Live, 90-Minute Sessions & Six, One-Hour System Demos

Presented by: Idealware

Most nonprofits have donors they rely on. Most nonprofits care a lot about their donors. But do you have the right donor management system to help you keep track of them?
And no, an Excel spreadsheet is not a donor management system.

A donor management system is built to handle relationships between data -- aka, your donors and gifts -- to allow you to more easily track the people who make your work possible.
Navigating the choices you have when choosing a donor management system can be daunting. That’s why Idealware has created the online course, "The Donor Management Systems Toolkit", to help you navigate the choices.

Through participation in the course, you will:

  • Learn about the features and considerations when choosing a donor management system.
  • Analyze your organization’s needs and the constituent data that you want to track.
  • Take a deep look at highly-rated donor management systems from Idealware’s “A Consumer’s Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems”.
  • Review a method of system evaluation and implementation.

Course Sessions Include:

July 9: Thinking Through Your Donor Management Needs
1:00 - 2:30 PM EST

In this class, we will walk through the ins and outs of donor management systems. We’ll discuss the common features of systems, key considerations for choosing one that’s right for your organization, and how to compare different systems. We’ll help you evaluate what you actually need from a system and ask the all-important question, “Do you really need a new system at all?”

  • Do you need a new system?
  • Features and considerations
  • How to evaluate a system
  • Metrics and reports – what do you need to get out?

July 16, 17 & 18 and July 23, 24 & 25:  Donor Management System Demos
1:00 - 2:00 PM EST

The deal might look good on paper, but you need to take a test drive to truly evaluate the product. We’ll take a deep look at some of the highly rated donor management systems being reviewed for Idealware’s “A Consumer’s Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems” report, including mix of low-cost, mid-range, and full-featured systems.

Schedule of demos:

  • July 16 - GiftWorks
  • July 17 - Salesforce NPSP
  • July 18 - Donor Perfect
  • July 23 - NeonCRM
  • July 24 - Little Green Light
  • July 25 - CiviCRM

July 30:  Best Practices for Implementing and Using Your Database
1:00 – 2:30 PM EST

Now that you have an idea of what system you need, how do you make the transition? This session will walk you through the process of implementing your new database. We’ll explore the system migration process, how you get your data from your old database to the new one, and close with an overview of data management best practices.

  • The system migration process
  • Good data management
  • Closing

About the Presenters

Elizabeth Pope
As Idealware’s Senior Researcher, Elizabeth Pope is the research lead on the update of Idealware's Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems and is the organziation’s constituent management specialist. Elizabeth has a B.A. in History from Columbia University and also earned an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where she honed her research, instruction, and tech skills. Before joining Idealware, Elizabeth was the Assistant Director of the Center for Oral History at Columbia University and served as a federal government archivist for the National Archives branch in New York City. Her background also includes fundraising and content development for nonprofit organizations.

Andrea Berry
As the Director of Partnerships and Learning, Andrea oversees Idealware's fundraising and training activities, including the Field Guide to Nonprofit Software, sponsorship, corporate and individual giving, grants management, and online seminars. Prior to joining Idealware, Andrea held fundraising positions in education, health research, and museums, and has taught math, performing arts, and history in traditional and non-traditional educational settings. She brings a breadth of experience with fundraising and communications, particularly as it relates to small nonprofits, and has worked as a consultant with nonprofits across New England to help identify appropriate donor management software. Additionally, as a former teacher, Andrea brings front-line tested expertise in curriculum development and training.

Please register with the email address where you would like to receive the access and dial-in information for the online seminar.

All registered participants are granted access to the recordings of each session. If a participant cannot attend any of the sessions due to a scheduling conflict, they will still have access to all the content of the Toolkit.

Questions? Email Idealware at info@idealware.org.

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 9:00am to Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 9:00am
Location:

What Small Nonprofits Need to Know about Health Insurance under ACA

Presented by: National Council of Nonprofits

Does your nonprofit have the information it needs to answer your employees’ questions about health insurance under the new Affordable Care Act and to make decisions about providing health insurance for your employees? The NH Center for Nonprofits is excited to bring you What Small Nonprofits Need to Know about Health Insurance under the Affordable Care Act, a free webinar on July 30th at 3:30 pm Eastern. Guest speakers from the federal government will explain how implementation of health care reform will impact small nonprofits. This webinar is hosted by our national network, the National Council of Nonprofits and is available, free of charge, to all members of the Center thanks to the generous support of ReadyTalk
 

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: Webinar

How to Create Stories That Make a Difference

Two-Day Interpretive Writing Workshop

Presented by: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Judy Fort Brenneman, CIT, owner of Greenfire Creative, LLC and author of The Art and Craft of Interpretive Writing (forthcoming), is an award winning writer and playwright, writing coach, and speaker. She will help you tell your stories as you learn the art and craft of interpretive writing through facilitated discussion, in-class exercises, and shared results. Gain tools for organizing, editing, and dodging writer’s block. Find out more at www.nhnature.org.

Cost: $395 per person, includes workshop materials, a copy of The Art and Craft of Interpretive Writing, and refreshments.

Date: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 5:00pm
Location: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Lobbying With Confidence

Legal Tips for Nonprofit Advocates

Presented by: Alliance for Justice

Lobbying is not only legal – it’s one of the most effective means for nonprofits to advance their missions! Whether to influence your state’s budget, protect Medicaid, or pass marriage equality, there are many reasons that 501(c)(3) public charities may choose to lobby to achieve their policy goals. Federal law allows 501(c)(3) public charities (including houses of worship and public foundations) to lobby within generous limits. This webinar will address:

  • How the tax law permits lobbying by public charities
  • One easy step charities can take to maximize the amount they’re allowed to spend on lobbying
  • How much lobbying your charity can do each year
  • Tips for taking advantage of the narrow definitions of lobbying – which will help charities make the most of their lobbying limit
  • The application of these rules to ballot measure activities
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location:

Why Should Our Organization Open a 501(c)(4)?

Presented by: Alliance for Justice

Many 501(c)(3) organizations want to do more than their tax status allows, which is where 501(c)(4)s can come in. But what are the advantages of creating a new organization? This training will give a legal overview of the various advocacy activities permitted by 501(c)(4) organizations -- including lobbying and election-related activities -- as well as some tips for staying in compliance with your 501(c)(4) status.  We will also discuss the Supreme Court's 2010 decision on corporate spending on elections in Citizens United v. FEC, and the effect of this case on the nonprofit community -- with a focus on the ins and outs of 501(c)(4) election year activity.   Now more than ever, nonprofit corporations should actively participate in elections!

Maximize your advocacy by downloading The Connection for free, the companion publication to this workshop on our BolderAdvocacy.org website here.

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location:

Assessing Your Advocacy Capacity

Presented by: Alliance for Justice

Is your nonprofit trying to strengthen its advocacy program?

Is your foundation trying to identify the strengths and gaps among its advocacy grantees?

Does your coalition want to determine the combined advocacy strength of its member groups?

If so, this webinar is for you.  Join us for this session, starting at 2:00pm Eastern/11:00am Pacific, which will cover the core concepts captured in the new Advocacy Capacity Tool, who can use it, and how to use it. During the 1 hour online session, participants will also learn about basic principles for evaluating the impact of advocacy. 

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location:

Election Related Activities for Nonprofits

Presented by: Alliance for Justice

This one-hour online session will begin at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)/11:00 a.m. (Pacific) and covers the federal tax rules regarding electoral activities for 501(c)3s, including voter registration drives, candidate questionnaires, candidate forums and legislative scorecards. 

Maximize your advocacy by purchasing the companion publication The Rules of the Game on our Resources and Publications page here.

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location:

Lobbying With Confidence

Legal Tips for Nonprofit Advocates

Presented by: Alliance for Justice

Lobbying is not only legal – it’s one of the most effective means for nonprofits to advance their missions! Whether to influence your state’s budget, protect Medicaid, or pass marriage equality, there are many reasons that 501(c)(3) public charities may choose to lobby to achieve their policy goals. Federal law allows 501(c)(3) public charities (including houses of worship and public foundations) to lobby within generous limits. This webinar will address:

  • How the tax law permits lobbying by public charities
  • One easy step charities can take to maximize the amount they’re allowed to spend on lobbying
  • How much lobbying your charity can do each year
  • Tips for taking advantage of the narrow definitions of lobbying – which will help charities make the most of their lobbying limit
  • The application of these rules to ballot measure activitie
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location:

Coffee with CONFR

Presented by: CONFR - Council on Fundraising - DEFUNCT

These coffees provide networking and peer learning opportunities in regions throughout the state. There are no formal presenters. Participants come with success stories, questions, and requests for new ideas of their colleagues. Coffees are held from 8:00am to 9:30am and hosted by participants on a rotating basis. You may attend a coffee in any region, whether or not you live or work in that region.

Address: 888 White Oaks Rd., Laconia, NH
Topic:  Giving Circles
To Register: Contact Sarah Dunham, sdunham@prescottfarm.org or 603 366-5695

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Location: Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center

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