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May 2018

Nonprofit Startup Clinic

May 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 2nd Floor Community Room, 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 a staff person from 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,…

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ShipShape Board Service Training

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kosair Charities, 982 Eastern Parkway
Louisville , 40217 United States
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$169 for Members / $199 for Nonmembers

Course Description: 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 one-day offering. Shipshape offers you a simple, engaging, and refreshingly unique guide to governing and managing your nonprofit organization. This newly designed one-day training assures board members clear sailing into a wide open ocean of absorbing ideas and…

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CNPE Community Coffee

May 24 @ 8:15 am - 9:30 am
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 2nd Floor Community Room, 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

Supporting your work is our passion and privilege. We personally invite you to join us this month for coffee and light breakfast so you can connect with our staff and others who make our community so vibrant and strong. Come get a quick look at what we're up to at CNPE - plus, we want to learn more about your work and how we can help. This event is free and open to anyone, but registration is required. If you…

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SHOP TALK: Financial Management Networking Group

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 2nd Floor Community Room, 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$15 for Members / $20 for Nonmembers

If you are interested in learning more about financial management-related nonprofit work, you are invited to join CNPE for an informal discussion and information sharing group. Each month we will convene around a topic inherent in the work of nonprofit financial professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring questions, examples and insights related to the topic of the session. In addition to the featured topic discussion, each session will include time to network and ask questions. Below is a sample of…

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Sponsorship “Sales:” Using sales methods to improve the process of identifying, attracting, and closing sponsors.

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 2nd Floor Community Room, 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$35 for Members / $55 for Nonmembers

The word “sales” conjures up images of used car lots, loud ads, and manipulative salespeople. It doesn’t have to be that way. In nonprofits, we use words like development, donor relations, and fundraising, but on a basic level, it’s all just sales. But sales is not a dirty word, especially not in this context. This seminar will focus on the role that traditional sales techniques play in an effective sponsorship strategy. It is geared towards nonprofit professionals focused on securing…

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June 2018

This Morning with CNPE: Walter Woods, CEO, Humana Foundation

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Louisville Urban League, 1535 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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$15 for Members / $25 for Nonmembers

Join us as Walter Woods, CEO of the Humana Foundation, will speak on his new vision for the Foundation, and how they plan to invest in a healthier community for all in Greater Louisville.

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DONOR ADVISED FUNDS: What Nonprofits Should Know

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Community Foundation of Louisville, 325 W Main Street, Suite 1110
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

Complimentary One-hour Seminar for local nonprofits What you will learn: How Donor Advised Funds work Why Donor Advised Funds are the fastest growing charitable vehicle What to do when you receive a grant from a Donor Advised Fund How Donor Advised Funds can benefit your organization How Donor Advised Funds are affected by the new tax law Presenters: Mike Schultz, VP, Development & Stewardship, Community Foundation of Louisville Heather Cash, JD, Director of Gift Planning, Community Foundation of Louisville

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DONOR ADVISED FUNDS: What Nonprofits Should Know

June 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Foundation of Louisville, 325 W Main Street, Suite 1110
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

Complimentary One-hour Seminar for local nonprofits What you will learn: How Donor Advised Funds work Why Donor Advised Funds are the fastest growing charitable vehicle What to do when you receive a grant from a Donor Advised Fund How Donor Advised Funds can benefit your organization How Donor Advised Funds are affected by the new tax law Presenters: Mike Schultz, VP, Development & Stewardship, Community Foundation of Louisville Heather Cash, JD, Director of Gift Planning, Community Foundation of Louisville

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Destination:Excellence

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

CNPE’s Destination:Excellence is a six-month learning forum designed to build the leadership and management capability of CNPE’s regional nonprofit sector. This application-only program offers a unique opportunity for senior leaders to gain superlative leadership and management skills. This executive training includes sessions on leadership and management as they relate to these critical success areas: Leadership and Management Board Governance Fund Development Finance and Financial Management Marketing/Public Relations Human Resources and Staff All sessions include interactive activities, hardcopy/electronic reference material, presentations/interactions…

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Reading Credit Reports/Credit As An Asset

June 19 @ 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 PNC’s Renita Rosa 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 On Louisville’s…

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Level 1 Financial Empowerment Certification:

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Metro United Way, 334 East Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

Achieving Level 1 certification in the Community Financial Empowerment Certification Program is as easy as attending one training now! The certification program will be offering their next public opportunity on February 13th at the Metro United Way from 9am-1pm. 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. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Any questions about this training or…

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This Shouldn’t Be So Hard: How to Collaborate Effectively

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 2nd Floor Community Room, 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$25 for Members / $35 for Nonmembers

You’d think this would be easier. A nonprofit needs others--business leaders, philanthropists, and other nonprofits—in order to effectively deliver on their mission. Business leaders and philanthropists are demanding greater collaboration from the nonprofit community. So why is it so hard for us all to work together? In this highly-interactive session, you’ll learn about different types of collaboration, assess you (and your organization’s) readiness to collaborate, and develop your own plan for collaboration.

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Nonprofit Startup Clinic

June 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 2nd Floor Community Room, 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 a staff person from 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,…

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CNPE Community Coffee

June 28 @ 8:15 am - 9:30 am
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 2nd Floor Community Room, 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

Supporting your work is our passion and privilege. We personally invite you to join us this month for coffee and light breakfast so you can connect with our staff and others who make our community so vibrant and strong. Come get a quick look at what we're up to at CNPE - plus, we want to learn more about your work and how we can help. This event is free and open to anyone, but registration is required. If you…

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July 2018

Consumer Rights

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nia Center, 2900 W. Broadway, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40211 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

Join the Legal Aid Society’s John Young as he walks through what rights the people we serve have when dealing with issues such as debt collectors and debt in general. 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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Destination:Excellence

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

CNPE’s Destination:Excellence is a six-month learning forum designed to build the leadership and management capability of CNPE’s regional nonprofit sector. This application-only program offers a unique opportunity for senior leaders to gain superlative leadership and management skills. This executive training includes sessions on leadership and management as they relate to these critical success areas: Leadership and Management Board Governance Fund Development Finance and Financial Management Marketing/Public Relations Human Resources and Staff All sessions include interactive activities, hardcopy/electronic reference material, presentations/interactions…

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Nonprofit Startup Clinic

July 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 2nd Floor Community Room, 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 a staff person from 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,…

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CNPE Community Coffee

July 26 @ 8:15 am - 9:30 am
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 2nd Floor Community Room, 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

Supporting your work is our passion and privilege. We personally invite you to join us this month for coffee and light breakfast so you can connect with our staff and others who make our community so vibrant and strong. Come get a quick look at what we're up to at CNPE - plus, we want to learn more about your work and how we can help. This event is free and open to anyone, but registration is required. If you…

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August 2018

Developing Annual Sustainability

August 1 @ 8:30 am - August 2 @ 5:00 pm
Christian Care Communities, 12710 Townepark Way #1000
Louisville, KY 40243 United States
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$549 for Members / $1295 for Nonmembers

In partnership with AFP of Greater Louisville. Create a Program That Brings Funds Year After Year. From knowing how to use volunteers most effectively for your special event to soliciting major gifts on a yearly basis, this course will help you build a solid annual campaign fund. You will learn how to use the fundraising strategies that most appeal to your potential donors. Find out how you can create a broad, enduring base of supporters who will take your nonprofit…

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Grub and Grants!

August 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$15 for Members / $25 for Nonmembers

When asked the question: “How do you eat an elephant?” a wise person replied: “One bite at a time.” Bring your lunch and join us every 3rd Thursday of the month as we take a meaningful bite out the elephant-like process of writing a good grant proposal. Each month we will focus on a specific part of the process that will not only gives us more time to digest the issue, but will make for a much more satiating learning…

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CNPE Community Coffee

August 23 @ 8:15 am - 9:30 am
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 2nd Floor Community Room, 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

Supporting your work is our passion and privilege. We personally invite you to join us this month for coffee and light breakfast so you can connect with our staff and others who make our community so vibrant and strong. Come get a quick look at what we're up to at CNPE - plus, we want to learn more about your work and how we can help. This event is free and open to anyone, but registration is required. If you…

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Nonprofit Startup Clinic

August 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 2nd Floor Community Room, 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 a staff person from 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,…

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September 2018

Grub and Grants!

September 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$15 for Members / $25 for Nonmembers

When asked the question: “How do you eat an elephant?” a wise person replied: “One bite at a time.” Bring your lunch and join us every 3rd Thursday of the month as we take a meaningful bite out the elephant-like process of writing a good grant proposal. Each month we will focus on a specific part of the process that will not only gives us more time to digest the issue, but will make for a much more satiating learning…

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Nonprofit Startup Clinic

September 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 2nd Floor Community Room, 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 free 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. We will address fundamental ingredients involved in forming a nonprofit organization, warn you about pitfalls to avoid, dispel some common myths, and give you a sense…

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CNPE Community Coffee

September 27 @ 8:15 am - 9:30 am
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 2nd Floor Community Room, 323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Free for Members / Free for Nonmembers

Supporting your work is our passion and privilege. We personally invite you to join us this month for coffee and light breakfast so you can connect with our staff and others who make our community so vibrant and strong. Come get a quick look at what we're up to at CNPE - plus, we want to learn more about your work and how we can help. This event is free and open to anyone, but registration is required. If you…

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October 2018

2018 Annual Conference

October 9 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Louisville Downtown Marriott, 280 W. Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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CNPE’s conference brings together nonprofit, corporate, and public sector leaders to learn, build relationships, and celebrate excellence within the nonprofit sector. Specific breakout sessions will feature national and local presenters to explore how we can elevate our sector by addressing the real challenges we face. Full Day registration also includes a ticket to the Pyramid Awards Luncheon. This part of the day is all about celebrating the commanding contributions by nonprofit honorees in six areas: Collaboration, Governance, Inclusion, Leadership, Social Innovation,…

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2018 Pyramid Awards Luncheon

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Louisville Downtown Marriott, 280 W. Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$85 for Members / $85 for Nonmembers

You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to acknowledge the nonprofits and community leaders who've achieved excellence this year. Registration and networking begins at 12:00 p.m. with the luncheon beginning at 12:30 p.m. REGISTER BELOW FOR INDIVIDUAL SEATS. Full table sponsorship opens up April 23, 2018. For more information on how to sponsor a full table, click here or email sstalker@cnpe.org. If you need special accommodations, please contact CNPE directly at (502) 315-2673 or at dwhitney@cnpe.org.

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Grub and Grants!

October 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$15 for Members / $25 for Nonmembers

When asked the question: “How do you eat an elephant?” a wise person replied: “One bite at a time.” Bring your lunch and join us every 3rd Thursday of the month as we take a meaningful bite out the elephant-like process of writing a good grant proposal. Each month we will focus on a specific part of the process that will not only gives us more time to digest the issue, but will make for a much more satiating learning…

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November 2018

Grub and Grants!

November 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$15 for Members / $25 for Nonmembers

When asked the question: “How do you eat an elephant?” a wise person replied: “One bite at a time.” Bring your lunch and join us every 3rd Thursday of the month as we take a meaningful bite out the elephant-like process of writing a good grant proposal. Each month we will focus on a specific part of the process that will not only gives us more time to digest the issue, but will make for a much more satiating learning…

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