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Texas Nonprofit Summit
Greenlights and OneStar Foundation

July, 2010

Greenlights for NonProfit Success
News You Can Use

Governor's Nonprofit Leadership Conference

OneStar Foundation
Texas Nonprofit Summit

On a Mission: Igniting a Nonprofit Revolution

Crossroads Conference
Greenlights for NonProfit Success
Three Extraordinary Keynote Speakers!
  • Vinay Bhagat, Founder and Chief
    Strategy Officer at Convio, Inc.
  • Linda Crompton, President and
    CEO of BoardSource
  • Dan Pallotta, Nonprofit innovation
    leader and author of Uncharitable:
    How Restraints on Nonprofits
    Undermine Their Potential
A sneak peek at Texas Nonprofit Summit sessions (more sessions and descriptions coming soon):
  • New Leadership for a New Nonprofit Sector
    Rosetta Thurman, Gen Y Career Coach, Leadership Consultant, President at Thurman Consulting (Washington DC)

  • You Say You Want a Revolution? The Truth Behind Igniting Your Board To Give More To Your Mission
    June Bradham, CFRE, President, Corporate DevelopMint (Charleston, SC)

  • Demography of Texas: Population Characteristics and Trends of Interest to Nonprofit Organizations
    Lloyd B. Potter, Ph.D., M.P.H., Texas State Demographer (San Antonio, TX)

  • Speed Networking with Funders
    Meet representatives from more than a dozen private foundation, government and corporate grant makers from across the state.
Get your ticket today before they're gone!

From Our Blog: Mission Driven
IED Series: Protecting the Little Guys-Making Sure Small Nonprofits Last
Posted on June 28, 2010 by Greenlights
We have asked the 10 members of our Interim Executive Director pool to create a blog series. Through the summer and fall, each of these tenured leaders will share their experiences and lessons learned related to nonprofit management, leadership and success through this series. The first blog post is courtesy of Gretchen Flatau... MORE>>

Free meeting space for nonprofits in downtown Austin, thanks to the Mitte Foundation!
Posted on June 24, 2010 by Ann Starr
We're thrilled to announce a new partnership with The Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation to provide free meeting space in the beautiful, two-story, historic Mitte Carriage House!  The space, located in downtown Austin at 11th and West Avenue, is available to any Greenlights members for gatherings of up to 40 people... MORE>>

New Encouraging (and a Little Discouraging) Fundraising News
Posted on June 21, 2010 by Matt Kouri
Giving USA's annual report (free Exec Summary) on fundraising results from 2009 shows some mixed results. Overall giving in 2009 was down 3.6% overall, but that is not necessarily surprising or new news (and frankly was less than I might have expected). That is the first drop in giving since 1987 and the steepest drop since 1956. But not every sector saw giving drop. MORE>>
Upcoming Workshops
Grants Calendar & Research - 7/15/2010
With the guidance of Catherine Bird, a fundraising consultant specializing in grant writing,you'll create a grants calendar, learn the tools and value of good research, and craft a grant case statement - a fundamental element of grants containing the core reasons for support.

Lunch & Learn: Demystifying the Software Search - 7/15/2010
Keith German, founder and Chief Software Navigator for Solution Explorers, will walk you through the three key phases of the software search and buying process: Discovery (Needs Analysis), Exploration (Searching) and Presentation (Product Demonstrations). Learn what to ask to ensure that your software investment is a great fit for your needs.

Major Gifts and Moves Management - 7/20/2010
Get an in-depth look at raising major gifts through the application of "moves management" concepts, a method for structuring contacts with major donor prospects. Mollie Butler, Associate for Bacon Lee & Associates, will explain how to review and retool your relationship-building strategies with donors as they move up the giving ladder, how to plan for a successful capital campaign or major gifts drive, and how to make successful major gift asks.

Successful Grants Write Now - 7/22/2010
Hear from Ann Starr, Greenlights Director of Education and fundraising consultant, about prospecting for potential funders, preparing a powerful case statement, and developing grant budgets. Learn what funders are looking for in your solicitations and how to create grants that stand out in a crowd.

Grant Evaluation and Reporting - 7/29/2010
Learn the importance of grant evaluation, its components, and accurate and timely reporting. Presenters Sue Breland, Breland Facilitation and Michele Walker-Moak, Applied Materials, will explain how to create and use appropriate grant measurement systems and reporting methods.

Board Essentials (Previously known as Board Primer: What Excellent Boards Do) - 7/29/2010
Discover the fundamental principles and best practices that every nonprofit board member should know. Learn about roles and responsibilities, financial management, fundraising, planning, and how to work with staff and colleagues.

Nuts & Bolts of Bookkeeping - 8/5/2010
Gain an understanding of bookkeeping, accounting and financial management. Great for nonprofit staff and board members, especially board treasurers, who are new to financial management. Clay Newman, CPA, will explain various financial terms, accounting principles, systems for tracking your transactions, the how's and why's of generating financial statements, and more.

Using Logic Models to Plan, Implement, Evaluate and Raise More Money - 8/10/2010
Jennifer Esterline, Program Officer for the KDK-Harman Foundation, and Kim Wilson, Greenlights Director of Development, demystify the power of logic models as tools for designing and managing programs. Learn how to create a shared understanding among diverse stakeholders about how and why programs work, and how to develop a plan to identify and collect the right data to monitor and improve your programming.

Basics of QuickBooks and Nonprofit Accounting - 8/12/2010
Improve the reliability and usefulness of your accounting records. Learn how to set up and use QuickBooks, and gain insight in overall structure, transaction entries, reports and budgeting.  
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