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March 2019

Nonprofit Startup Clinic

March 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence (2nd Floor), 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$15 for Members / $15 for Nonmembers

So -- you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit organization. Want some advice? Come and meet with the staff at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence at one of our Nonprofit Startup Clinics to review the important factors in making the decision and what you need to pay attention to, to start the process successfully. What we’ll cover: Developing a vision and a mission Developing a board of directors Topics that it’s not too soon to start thinking about: strategic planning, budgets,…

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April 2019

Young Professionals Circle of Excellence

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Center for Nonprofit Excellence (2nd Floor), 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$180 for Members / $240 for Nonmembers

The CNPE Young Professionals Learning Circle of Excellence connects young nonprofit professionals from different sub-sectors for intentional conversation and networking in a confidential, non-judgmental learning environment, as we tackle the unique challenges and issues of working in the nonprofit sector. This informal facilitated group will initially meet six times bi-weekly starting on April 11. A mixture of professional development and peer learning, each meeting will offer an opportunity to network and learn with others. Topics include: • Develop and/or refresh…

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The ELEVATED Volunteer How To Attract, Engage and Retain your Most Valuable Volunteers

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence (2nd Floor), 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$55 for Members / $75 for Nonmembers

The ELEVATED Volunteer How To Attract, Engage and Retain your Most Valuable Volunteers Your volunteers are key to achieving your outcomes and a powerful resource for moving your mission forward. The struggle to attract, engage and retain these key players can become a daunting and frustrating priority. You’re not alone. What if there were some powerful and practical strategies you could leverage to create positive changes in your volunteer program, effective immediately? That’s what we will create. Together. The workshop…

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Reading Credit Reports/Credit As An Asset Train the Trainer

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Avenue
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

This class will be a two-part session on how to answer credit questions and address credit issues from the people we serve. The first hour will be led by Renita Rosa of PNC Bank on how to read credit reports and a background on the credit world and industry as a whole. The second hour will be facilitated by the Office of Resilience and Community Services Joseph Cecil, who will be training attendees on how to utilize and facilitate Bank…

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Marketing and Communications Circle of Excellence

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Center for Nonprofit Excellence (2nd Floor), 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$300 for Members / $400 for Nonmembers

Join us in this six-part gathering, April through September, as we connect nonprofit professionals who are responsible for marketing, public relations, and communications to the latest trends, best practices, and to others in their industry. This informal facilitated group meets for coffee and conversation on the third Tuesday of each month starting April 16. Don’t miss this great opportunity to ask questions and share tips, advice, and strategies with your colleagues. Join your peers for lively conversation and networking as we…

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Nonprofit Startup Clinic

April 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence (2nd Floor), 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$15 for Members / $15 for Nonmembers

So -- you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit organization. Want some advice? Come and meet with the staff at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence at one of our Nonprofit Startup Clinics to review the important factors in making the decision and what you need to pay attention to, to start the process successfully. What we’ll cover: Developing a vision and a mission Developing a board of directors Topics that it’s not too soon to start thinking about: strategic planning, budgets,…

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ShipShape Board Service Training

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence (2nd Floor), 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$169 for Members / $199 for Nonmembers

First Session: Thursday, April 25 Second Session: Thursday, May 9 This is a two-day event Board Service seminar focused on new and veteran board members. It is designed to educate, encourage, and empower anyone serving on a nonprofit board. ShipShape, CNPE’s proven nonprofit board governance education program, has been re-packaged into a newly designed, comprehensive two-day offering. Shipshape offers you a simple, engaging, and refreshingly unique guide to governing and managing your nonprofit organization, assuring board members clear sailing into…

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May 2019

Financial Empowerment Level 1 Certification

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
McDowell Center, 8412 Westport Rd.
Louisville, KY 40242 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

This training will cover the foundational concepts of financial empowerment, an overview of behavioral economics, and finally cover a number of tools that front line staff can implement immediately. Any questions about this training or about the certification program as a whole, please contact Joseph Cecil at joseph.cecil@louisvilleky.gov or 502-574-1969. Lunch will be included. Please contact us if you have any dietary needs.

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Fiscally Sound: What non-accountants need to know about nonprofit financial statements

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence (2nd Floor), 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$55 for Members / $75 for Nonmembers

This seminar explains the core accounting and financial reporting issues applicable to all nonprofit organizations. It is designed to be a basic-level introduction to understanding basic financial statement issues. Topics covered include: • Defining the statements of financial position, activities, cash flows, functional expenses and notes to financial statements. • Defining assets, liabilities, net assets, revenues and expenses • Understanding the 3 different levels of financial statements (audit, review, compilation) • Basis of accounting (accrual, cash, modified cash, tax, regulatory)…

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Board Chair (and Executive Director) Boot Camp

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence (2nd Floor), 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$125 for Members / $175 for Nonmembers

Calling all board chairs, vice-chairs, and board officers - report to Boot Camp! Successful nonprofits are highly dependent on competent, well-governing boards. Those boards don’t evolve and maintain themselves without exemplary leadership that radiates from the key board leader, the board chair. The Center for Nonprofit Excellence can give you a head start in assuming this role by attending our Board Chair Boot Camp. Our participants will leave this session with a solid grasp of skills and behaviors they need…

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Fearless Financials: Addressing Advanced Financial Reporting Issues

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kosair Charities, Conference Room, 982 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, KY 40217 United States
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$55 for Members / $75 for Nonmembers

Many of our members request specific assistance with some of the more detailed issues specific to nonprofit accounting. If you need more detailed information about specific financial concerns this class is designed to focus on those issues including: • Accounting for contributions received • Defining contribution vs. exchange transactions • Accounting for in-kind contributions and contributed services • Accounting for capital campaigns, and fund-raising events • Discounting of long-term pledges • Classifications of net assets as unrestricted, temporarily restricted, or…

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June 2019

Grant Writing Boot Camp (Summer Grants)

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence (2nd Floor), 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$55 for Members / $75 for Nonmembers

Building off the success and learning of Grub and Grants, we take the process of grant writing a step further. In 2019, Grant Writing Boot Camp will tackle key aspects of grant writing and present the training to coincide with key local grant application deadlines. Who: Center for Nonprofit Excellence and Kentucky Grant Professionals Association What: 3 sessions, 3-hours each session. When: February 7, June 6 and September 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm. Who Should Attend: Any nonprofit…

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Start Fresh/Start Smart Train the Trainer

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Avenue
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

June 18th from 10 A.M.-12 P.M. at the Edison Room at the Edison Center (701 W. Ormsby Avenue). Join Joseph Cecil from the Office of Financial Empowerment as he trains attendees on how to utilize and facilitate Bank On Louisville's Start Fresh second chance banking and budgeting curriculum, and their Start Smart youth financial education curriculum. Contact Joseph Cecil at 502-574-1969 or joseph.cecil@louisvilleky.gov with any questions or concerns. Lunch will be served. Please contact Joseph Cecil with any dietary restrictions…

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July 2019

Financial Empowerment Level 1 Certification

July 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
McDowell Center, 8412 Westport Rd.
Louisville, KY 40242 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

This training will cover the foundational concepts of financial empowerment, an overview of behavioral economics, and finally cover a number of tools that front line staff can implement immediately. Any questions about this training or about the certification program as a whole, please contact Joseph Cecil at joseph.cecil@louisvilleky.gov or 502-574-1969. Lunch will be included. Please contact us if you have any dietary needs.

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August 2019

Your Money, Your Goals Dealing with Debt:

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Avenue
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

Join Joseph Cecil of the Community Financial Empowerment Certification Program as he goes through the Your Money, Your Goals toolkit module on Dealing with Debt. This class will focus on tactics to reduce debt as well as better ways to deal with debt collectors. Attendees will receive a copy of the full Your Money, Your Goals toolkit. Any questions about this training or about the certification program as a whole, please contact Joseph Cecil at joseph.cecil@louisvilleky.gov or 502-574-1969. Lunch will…

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Working with SSI/SSDI

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Avenue
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

Join Donna Mundy of the Center for Accessible Living for this training on SSI and SSDI Benefits and the questions surrounding them concerning employment and asset building. Any questions about this training or about the certification program as a whole, please contact Joseph Cecil at joseph.cecil@louisvilleky.gov or 502-574-1969.

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September 2019

Financial Empowerment Level 1 Certification

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
McDowell Center, 8412 Westport Rd.
Louisville, KY 40242 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

This training will cover the foundational concepts of financial empowerment, an overview of behavioral economics, and finally cover a number of tools that front line staff can implement immediately. Any questions about this training or about the certification program as a whole, please contact Joseph Cecil at joseph.cecil@louisvilleky.gov or 502-574-1969. Lunch will be included. Please contact us if you have any dietary needs.

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Grant Writing Boot Camp (Fall Grants)

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence (2nd Floor), 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$55 for Members / $75 for Nonmembers

Building off the success and learning of Grub and Grants, we take the process of grant writing a step further. In 2019, Grant Writing Boot Camp will tackle key aspects of grant writing and present the training to coincide with key local grant application deadlines. Who: Center for Nonprofit Excellence and Kentucky Grant Professionals Association What: 3 sessions, 3-hours each session. When: February 7, June 6 and September 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm. Who Should Attend: Any nonprofit…

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October 2019

CFPB Savings

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Avenue
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

Join Joseph Cecil from the Office of Financial Empowerment as he trains attendees on how to utilize the CFPB's curriculum on Savings and how to build up Savings. Contact Joseph Cecil at 502-574-1969 or joseph.cecil@louisvilleky.gov with any questions or concerns. Lunch will be served. Please contact Joseph Cecil with any dietary restrictions or limitations.

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November 2019

Financial Empowerment Level 1 Certification

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
McDowell Center, 8412 Westport Rd.
Louisville, KY 40242 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

This training will cover the foundational concepts of financial empowerment, an overview of behavioral economics, and finally cover a number of tools that front line staff can implement immediately. Any questions about this training or about the certification program as a whole, please contact Joseph Cecil at joseph.cecil@louisvilleky.gov or 502-574-1969. Lunch will be included. Please contact us if you have any dietary needs.

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The ELEVATED Volunteer How To Attract, Engage and Retain your Most Valuable Volunteers

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence (2nd Floor), 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$55 for Members / $75 for Nonmembers

The ELEVATED Volunteer How To Attract, Engage and Retain your Most Valuable Volunteers Your volunteers are key to achieving your outcomes and a powerful resource for moving your mission forward. The struggle to attract, engage and retain these key players can become a daunting and frustrating priority. You’re not alone. What if there were some powerful and practical strategies you could leverage to create positive changes in your volunteer program, effective immediately? That’s what we will create. Together. The workshop…

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December 2019

Behind on Bills Toolkit Training

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Avenue
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

Join Joseph Cecil of the Community Financial Empowerment Certification program as he walks you through the CFPB’s Behind on Bills Toolkit and what resources direct service providers can utilize. Any questions about this training or about the certification program as a whole, please contact Joseph Cecil at joseph.cecil@louisvilleky.gov or 502-574-1969. Lunch will be served. Please contact Joseph Cecil with any dietary restrictions or limitations.

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January 2021

Culture Change: The Key to Unleashing Excellence

January 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kosair Charities, Conference Room, 982 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, KY 40217 United States
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$55 for Members / $75 for Nonmembers

There’s one major characteristic that allows any organization to become truly successful: its culture. Normally defined as ‘the way we do things around here,’ it’s an expression of a group’s values, behaviors, and spirit. And here’s the scary news: as a leader you have a choice. You can either manage the culture or let it manage you. In this session, Eric Schmall will help you navigate the subject of organization culture, how it’s manifested and how to change and sustain…

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