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TANO Offers Special Programs for Nonprofits in Rio Grande Valley

July, 2010

TANO offering special nonprofit programs in Rio Grande Valley!
QuickBooks For Nonprofit Success! 
Monday August 23, Tuesday, August 24, and Wednesday, August 25, 2010  
9:00 AM to Noon  CDT
The Pharr Literacy Project
203 W. Park Avenue 
Just because you have been using QuickBooks for years are you sure that you are making the most of the software?  If you are not using the nonprofit version of QuickBooks how can you be sure that the categories you selected are correct?  This class is perfect for anyone who is starting to use or even has been using QuickBooks for years.  Best of all, the curriculum utilizes your organization's account information so you know for sure you are making the right decisions to ensure the fiscal responsibility for your organization!
Not simply an overview of the software, this workshop provides you with step-by-step instructions on:

Some of what you'll learn includes: 

·         Recording Sales Receipts and Invoices
·         Customer Returns, Credits, and Refunds
·         Expense Tracking in QuickBooks
·         Adding and Paying Vendors
·         Tracking Job Costs and Classes
·         Using QuickBooks for Accounts Payable
·         Reconciling Bank Accounts
·         Finding and Correcting Errors during Bank Reconciliation

and that's not all

·         Entering Opening Balances
·         Customizing QuickBooks
·         Sales Forms and Templates
·         Course Review
Cost: TANO Members $125 for the full session
           Non-TANO Members $150 for the full session.
For more details, contact Mary Beth Harrington at or call 512-381-1493.
The Four R's of Volunteer Management: Recruiting, Recognition, Retention = Revenue! 
Monday, August 23, 2010  1:00 PM to 4:00 PM CDT
The Pharr Literacy Project
203 W. Park Avenue
Target audience: Volunteer Managers/Coordinators as well as Executive Directors and staff members who may not fully appreciate how volunteers can strengthen the effectiveness and sustainability of your nonprofit organization!

Feed the Homeless         Mentor Children               Build a House
These are excellent ways
to utilize volunteers but they can do more! Volunteers are (or at least should be!) an integral part of any nonprofit organization. But, while more people volunteer today than ever before, they are volunteering less hours so as nonprofit leaders we have to learn how to more effectively utilize the new breed of volunteer!

In this session, participants will learn:
  • how volunteers impact the bottom line of your budget
  • how to effectively utilize every possible volunteer
  • how to recruit the volunteers you need and then keep them!
 Free for TANO members.  $25 for Non-TANO members.
For more details, contact Mary Beth Harrington at or call 512-381-1493.
FREE Program!
Smooth Event Logistics for Better Bidding: Maximizing Live and Silent Auction Revenue
Tuesday, August 24, 2010  1:00 PM to 4:00 PM CDT
The Pharr Literacy Project
203 W. Park Avenue 
Are you holding a benefit auction and want to ensure a well-orchestrated event that delivers greater giving from guests? Benefit auctions are time and resource intensive.  However, there are ways to streamline your event planning process and day-of-event activities that will maximize staff resources, save you time, and further reward you with increased revenue.  Join our benefit event expert for this half-day seminar to address all of this and more.  Bring questions related to your event or fundraising and auction goals, and we'll incorporate answers into the session. 
At this seminar you will learn:

  • Pre-event promotion to get the right bidders to attend-and give
  • High-efficiency check-in and check-out procedures
  • Best event timing to boost giving
  • How to leverage past event data to improve an upcoming event
  • Item displays that drive more bidding
  • Bid sheet layouts that work for you
Cost: FREE.  Refreshments compliments of Greater Giving

Speaker:  Patricia Borders, Area Marketing Executive for Greater Giving (formerly Auctionpay), has over 20 years of fundraising experience working with schools and nonprofits. She has held volunteer positions of PTA president, auction chair, and school fundraising chair, as well as sitting on nonprofit boards. Patricia now works with Texas schools and nonprofit organizations to implement Greater Giving solutions.
Finding Leaders Within Your Nonprofit
Wednesday, August 25, 2010  1:00 PM to 4:00 PM CDT
The Pharr Literacy Project
203 W. Park Avenue 
The LeadershipPlenty® training program consists of nine modules (below) that identify skills vital for people to develop in order solve community problems. Among the skills addressed in the modules are: group development and dynamics, techniques for managing meetings, dealing with conflict, developing partnerships and project implementation skills. Complementing the LeadershipPlenty® training program is a practicum entitled Facing the Challenge of Racism and Race Relations that provides participants with the opportunity to address issues of race and use their training to deepen understanding of community challenges and engage in effective group work.

This module introduces the theme of LeadershipPlenty® that the plenty in community leadership comes from recognizing the wealth of capacities that people in the community possess. Reinvigorating civic leadership with new energy and diverse experience strengthens communities. The purpose of Module One is to help participants begin the exploration of leadership development by uncovering their own unique skills and reflecting on their experiences of community. It explores the questions: What experiences have we had with community involvement? How can we creatively use our individual skills to build community leadership? What techniques help us balance personal reflection and community action? Where do we go from here?

Cost: FREE for TANO Members.  $25 for Non-TANO Members.
For more details, contact Mary Beth Harrington at or 512-381-1493.
Share Your Ideas!
    We hope you find this information of use and will encourage others you know to become TANO Site Registrants or TANO Members.  Go to for more details and links.  Also e-mail us your thoughts on ways that TANO can assist you, your nonprofit organization, and your area's nonprofit community.


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