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Recruit board members at Board Summit, D&O discounts for members, upcoming workshops, more

February, 2011

Need New Board Members? Apply to be Featured at Board Summit!
Nonprofits featured at the Board Summit have the unique opportunity to network and engage with hundreds of business professionals looking to serve their community in a highly impactful way - through board service. Only 40 organizations will be selected. Nonprofits, apply to be featured. Interested in joining a board? Register to attend.
Exclusive, Low-cost D&O Insurance Program for Members
We're partnering with Wortham Insurance & Risk Management to offer low-cost Directors and Officers insurance for boards of directors. This discount is only available to Greenlights members! Learn more.
Former EDs: Join Greenlights Interim Executive Director Program
Greenlights is currently accepting applications from former EDs interested in helping nonprofits through an executive transition. To join Greenlights' Interim Executive Director Program, please review the call for applications, and submit an application by 9 am on March 2, 2011.
Your feedback is critical to help us improve our services and member benefits. Please share your thoughts so we may continue to serve the nonprofit community in increasingly impactful ways.
Greenlights New Strategic Plan: Nonprofit Excellence for Community Impact
Greenlights is proud to have served and strengthened the Central Texas nonprofit community for 10 years. Our work has always been guided by a well-developed strategy, and our new 2011-2013 Strategic Plan is our fourth to have been developed. Get the highlights, including our six new impact areas and strategic goals, in this one-page summary, or read the full strategic plan.

Has the internet changed the way we think? An article in The New Yorker on this topic recently caught my eye. Adam Gopnik’s piece looks at books that either bemoan or celebrate the rise of the information age, and what it has done to the depth of our thought. MORE>>
In my role at Greenlights I don't have the opportunity to fundraise as much as I did in my previous life. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining! However, I still like to keep a piece of the development pie on my plate and stay informed of what’s going on in the world of fundraising. I still read my favorite blogs, subscribe to the nonprofit quarterly, and try to attend as many professional development events when possible. It has been a busy year but this is what I have gathered so far... MORE>>
One of the most striking things we’ve learned so far about Central Texas boards from the data we’ve been collecting is that “fundraising” got a 4.9 out of 5 when board members were asked to rank their biggest challenges. Fundraising isn’t easy, it’s true. But it doesn’t have to be so hard, either. MORE>>

Learn how to set up and use Quickbooks – the most popular accounting software for nonprofits. Topics include setting up a chart of accounts, transaction entry, reports, and budgeting using Quickbooks.
This is your chance to tour the Mitte Carriage House to see how you can utilize the space for your organization! The Mitte Carriage House is available to members for free, and is ideal for meetings and training events for up to 40 people.
Free for members!
If your nonprofit has never had an audit or is due for a new one, you won't want to miss this timely session all about audits and audit-readiness. Taught by Pete Allman, CPA, CFE, who works exclusively with nonprofits (including Greenlights!), this workshop will cover everything you need to know to ensure the smoothest and best financial audit possible.
Learn the basics of nonprofit organizational budgeting, including designing and planning, cost/income projections and expenses, and cash flow. Clay Newman, CPA will help you understand the sequential process of reading a budget calendar, understanding budget cycles, and how to implement, monitor and revise it.
Do you want to use video to connect to your community and inspire your donors? Do you lack the skills or the budget? Or do you just need a little confidence? Join the founders of Austin’s own Lights. Camera. Help. to learn everything you need to know to film, edit and distribute your story to the public. In this interactive, fast-paced day of training, you’ll get expert advice on DIY video production and guidance for getting the most out of your video to ensure a maximum return on your investment.
This is the ideal course for nonprofit executives who are new to their role or want to be sure they have a solid understanding of all major aspects of nonprofit management. Class size is limited so you'll become part of an intimate network of leaders, strengthening your skills while addressing each other's organizational issues through problem-solving exercises, role-play, presentation and discussion. Walk away with practical materials, real-life advice, a cohort of peers, and countless strategies to help you and your organization succeed!
Learn the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members and best practices for structuring, managing and growing your board. This popular course is offered frequently throughout the year at a variety of times and locations.
We had such a great time at our last happy hour, we decided to host another one! Please join us for an afternoon of mingling, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones at Abel's on the Lake. This is a great way to get connected with the Greenlights community and expand your network!

An informal presentation and discussion on Monday, March 7, on the value of incorporating family volunteers into your organization.
On Saturday, April 9, 2011, join in the fun with friends and family for the 3rd Annual SafePlace Field Day.
Complete a multicolor poster run project at the Serie Project's hands-on screenprinting course on March 12-13.
Premier this powerful documentary detailing the epidemic of our childhood health issues on Sunday, May 22, at the Long Center.
KDK-Harman Foundation excellence in STEM summer programs proposals due March 4.
Join friends of CARY on Sunday, March 27, for laughter, magic, vaudeville and satire at Esther's Follies.

Part-time Fund Development Consultant, Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011
Director, The Rise School of Austin
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011
Development Director, Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011
P/T Staff Accountant, Badgerdog Literary Publishing, Inc.
Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011

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