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San Antonio Area Foundation Nonprofit Support Services Weekly News
San Antonio Area Foundation

April, 2013




The San Antonio Area Foundation helps to build responsible, sustainable and engaged nonprofit organizations for the greater benefit of San Antonio and South Texas by facilitating low-cost workshops and classes.


Spring Happenings at the San Antonio Area Foundation

We are excited about the Spring season. We will provide innovative classes and workshops to grow your organization and enhance your vision.

Register today for these workshops and events designed just for you:

Organizational Management

April 16 - Leveraging Project Management to Optimize Operational Effectiveness - Newly added. Still time to register!!

Nonprofit Governance

April 24 - To Be or Not to Be a 501 (c) (3)

June 19 - Board Principles - Legal Compliance


June 18 - Basic Grantwriting - Newly added

August 13 - Government Grantwriting - Newly added

September 17 - Creating Successful Year End Fundraising Campaigns - Newly added


Financial Management

April 17 - Provide and Protect Wills Workshop

May 14 - Finance and Accounting for Nonprofits

June 5-7 - Quickbooks for Nonprofits - Limited seating available. Only 8 slots!!

Managing Staff and Volunteers

April 30 - How to Obtain and Retain Volunteers

May 21 - Generational Differences in the Nonprofit World



2013 San Antonio Not-for-Profit - Final date for participation is Friday, April 12, 2013

Wage and Benefit Survey

Werling Associates, Inc. would like to invite you to participate in the 2013 San Antonio Not-For-Profit Wage and Benefit Survey.

The survey is sponsored by the San Antonio Area Foundationand funded by the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation.

Werling Associates, Inc. has conducted a not-for-profit survey in the San Antonio area since 1998. Last year’s survey included data for 89 jobs from 92 agencies.The final report of the survey will include a thorough analysis of job-specific compensation data, thus providing organizations with the information necessary to make reliable and equitable financial decisions.

The attached Excel file contains the survey questionnaire for your review and participation. The survey is in electronic format to make data submission more efficient. The questionnaire is also available on the Werling Associates Inc.'s website. Please click the following link and then select the “Participate” button to download the Excel spreadsheet. Once the spreadsheet is completed, please save your information and submit it to Werling Associates, Inc. via e-mail to Please include your organization’s name in the subject line. The final date for participation is Friday, April 12, 2013. All survey participants will receive a FREE copy of the final report.

The survey will be published in June. Following publication, all participants are invited to attend a free seminar on June 21, 2013 at The San Antonio Area Foundation presented by Dr. Stephen Werling of Werling Associates, Inc. to discuss the survey results. Please contact Christy Werling at (210) 697-8232 if you have any questions or need additional information.


                                 April 18, 2013 Chapter Workshop & Luncheon

Nationally known speaker and author, Laura Fredricks, will be presenting a two-hour workshop on one of the most important aspects of fundraising...The Ask. Laura will continue to share her expertise at our monthly luncheon following the workshop.

Have you ever wanted to Ask for a raise, more personal time, important medical or financial questions, or substantial funding for a new venture but weren’t sure how to go about finding the right words to Ask? Best-Selling Author, international speaker, attorney, philanthropic advisor, media personality and Expert on the Ask, Laura Fredricks, has raised millions of dollars for nonprofits and businesses, and is the authority in helping individuals learn the right ways to ASK for anything they want and deserve in their personal and professional lives.


ASKING for money, whether that be for major or planned gifts, can be the hardest part of fundraising. How you Make the ASK can make all the difference between raising money…and not raising money. We will explore all the reasons why people hesitate to ASK; provide sample scripts; select who you are going to ask and in what order; use innovative business language to capture each gift; track all activity; demonstrate creative ways to close the gift; and create new stewardship plans tailored for each person. This will be a highly interactive session, so that each person will leave ready to make Their BEST ASK every time!

In case you’re asking…Laura Fredricks is the Expert of The ASK! She is the consummate communicator sharing her expertise, experience and skills with millions around the globe. Laura trains and teaches The ASK as an Expert Consultant to nonprofits on every continent helping them with their fundraising, board of directors development and long-term strategic planning. She energizes and educates audiences from Brisbane to Bologna to Brooklyn on The ASK as an acclaimed International Speaker on topics such as fundraising trends, leadership, and nonprofit management. She publishes books describing proven practices and techniques for making THE ASK enabling organizations to raise significant dollars over the years. Laura’s recently launched media career is taking The ASK to the next level. She combines her diverse law, communications, and nonprofit experience with her personal life-lessons to make the ASK about you and to empower you to ASK for the things that you want in life. Whether it is a raise or promotion, important questions for your doctor or financial advisor, a date with that special someone, even a divorce! Listen to the Expert of The ASK, Laura Fredricks – she has the advice for you to use the power of every word to make your ASK!

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Workshop check in

9:30 - 11:15 The Ask Workshop

11:30 - 12:00 Luncheon check in

12:00 - 1:15 Luncheon & program


"Ask a Lawyer" Nonprofit Employment Law

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*Please view our website calendar for updates.


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