Upcoming events

    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Join Prosperity Indiana’s Policy Director Kathleen Lara for an update on state and federal priorities critical to our network! This webinar will cover the latest news from the Indiana General Assembly to Capitol Hill related to our efforts expand affordable housing, protect consumers, and strengthen Hoosier communities.

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    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5087220796945018123


    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Does your nonprofit organization have a great idea but needs funding to get it off the ground?  Pitching funders requires more than a great idea.  It requires finesse – and a detailed plan of action.  And it’s more than an elevator pitch.  A persuasive and compelling sell – when entrepreneurs present their ideas to prospective investors – is necessary to propel most businesses.  For social enterprises, in particular, it is the ticket to receiving impact investment and nonprofit grants.  Perfecting your nonprofit’s pitch takes hours of crafting, editing, practicing, and fine-tuning.

    Nonprofits, especially new ones, tend to give short shrift to funding plans.  In fact, when it comes to financing, they could learn a few lessons from their for-profit counterparts.  By applying some of the same strategies that for-profits use, nonprofits can help make sure they secure the funding they need to create organizations capable of having a sustained impact.

    As a nonprofit starts presenting to funders they quickly come to realize that the process of raising money is one of constant refinement.  With each new bit of feedback, the pitch gets tweaked and strengthened.  Over time, the sell becomes increasingly dialed in to what investors and donors are looking for.

    In this webinar learn how to pick the right funder and craft the pitch that will get them on board using powerful and persuasive pitches, including team presentations, to secure funding.

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    • 22 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    Join the Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network for a webinar featuring A&O Steering Committee Member Jake Brown, Assistant Vice President and Manager, CRA at First Merchants Bank, as he discusses getting the most out of the community reinvestment act (CRA), the changes being discussed at the federal level, and more.

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    About the Presenter:

    Jake supports the development of a comprehensive community development strategy for all assessment areas, including but not limited to: home ownership/improvement initiatives, single-family and multi-family affordable housing, and small business/small farm.  This includes establishing, participating and maintaining effective relationships with community development based, charitable, and non-profit partners, developing community development services and  remaining abreast of developments in CRA, including industry trends, best practices and emerging knowledge. Jake also develops and maintains a comprehensive performance context to identify community development needs, opportunities, and provide subject matter expertise on community development issues.

    About the Network:

    The Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network is a statewide coalition that creates learning opportunities for community leaders, advocates on policies that affect low-to-moderate income families, and builds capacity for organizations aimed to increase financial stability. It is co-led by Prosperity Indiana and the Indiana Institute for Working Families (IIWF).

    Note: Registration for the first Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network (the Network) training is free. Additional trainings will be restricted to members of the Network. For more information about becoming a member of the Network, contact Logan Charlesworth at lcharlesworth@prosperityindiana.org.

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Nonprofit governance and leadership aren’t easy and building a strong nonprofit board can be difficult, especially if you’re a small organization.  It entails being knowledgeable about a wide range of topics that are unique to nonprofits and exclusive to board service.  A well-functioning board is essential to a thriving nonprofit.  But board development is often treated as an afterthought.  Your organization’s board of directors are your standard bearers, foundation builders, and strategic planners.  They are the public face of your organization and act as your chief cheerleaders and fundraisers.  The board is also responsible for steering the organization towards meeting its mission and ensuring its financial stability.  At many small, volunteer-led associations, clubs and nonprofits, the board may also be responsible for day-to-day operations.  Be sure to build your board with the right tasks in mind.

    How big should the board be? What are the ideal traits of a board member? How much training is needed?  How much time should board members expect to spend on fundraising activities? 

    This webinar provides easy to understand concepts and practical strategies to walk organizations through strategic and effective board member recruitment and engagement.  Participants will learn to how to assess current board member representation, develop recruitment strategies to address diversity and industry gaps, set clear and measurable fundraising expectations, and design step-by-step nomination and new board member orientation practices.

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    • 03 May 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    It is common practice for organizations to use volunteers to help with a wide variety of projects.  By leveraging volunteers, we can create greater engagement with community members supportive of our work, as well as achieve more than doing everything ourselves. The time, energy, and resources that volunteers offer are critical to the success of most nonprofit groups, and the jobs done by volunteers are varied as the people who do them.  After all, volunteers save organizations moneybring needed skillsbring renewed energy and excitement, and increase community ownership.  Simply put, involving volunteers helps organizations accomplish their goals.  

    Volunteers can also drain resources if not focused and managed effectively.  So, maybe you're not sold on the merits of volunteers, at least for your organization.  "Volunteers are too much trouble," you might think; "they're not reliable; it takes too long to train them, and once you do, they just leave.  Also, we're liable for their actions - that's a problem we just don't need right now.  It's easier to do our work with paid staff."

    In the upcoming webinar, "Are Your Volunteers Helping or Hurting Your Organizational Capacity," find out the answers to some of the pressing questions regarding volunteer management.  Does my organization have the capacity to handle volunteers?  Are volunteers something my organization really needs?  What can my organization do differently to better manage its current volunteers?  

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    • 17 May 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Data is one of the primary “capacity forces” that sustains all nonprofits.  Nonprofits depend upon population, social and economic indicators to, among other things, increase their understanding, improve their operations and programs, and advance their public policy and public awareness initiatives. 

    In order to make a meaningful impact upon their neighborhoods and communities, nonprofits must take time to assess the community’s strengths, weaknesses, needs, and assets as an essential first step to building organizational capacity – whether that’s tweaking existing programs or creating new ones and approaching funders and donors.

    Participants will be introduced to national and local data tools for collecting relevant indicators.  The training course is designed to help answer the following questions: (1) Where do I find the data?  (2) How do I extract the data?  (3) What does each data set tell me?  And, (4) What are the data’s limitations?  Participants will also learn how to easily map statistics and employ the data based on the organization’s defined parameters.  Learn how your organization can use data to continuously learn, adapt, and improve.

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    • 23 May 2019

    Virtual Workshop:

    Understanding the Landscape of Challenges & Solutions to Advance a Culture of Health in Communities

    This new learning collaborative is on its way to becoming an excellent resource for helping both health departments and hospitals that are striving to improve how they create and manage Community Health (Needs) Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans. 

    Participants will learn:

    • Definitions and attributes of a population health paradigm to change
    • How to conduct a game-changing population health assessment (methods, tools and data requirements)
    • Important differences between developing organizational strategies and community strategies
    • How to harness the power of innovative partnerships and capitalize on new technologies to overcome obstacles to addressing complex social challenges
    • Learn how evidence-based practices and tools from the strategy management field can improve collaboration and successful strategy implementation
    • How a system-oriented approach that addresses social determinants of health and shared drivers of enhanced well-being can simultaneously address many health issues in a community
    • Pathways to prioritizing equity and improving health for all

    Learn more and register at: https://improvepophealth.org/workshop

    • 14 Jun 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Many nonprofits are rooted in a faith-based approach to alleviating societal challenges.  In a secular world, some faith-based nonprofits find it difficult to maintain the integrity of their religious identity when engaging with donors, funding organizations, beneficiaries, and the community.

    This webinar offers a discussion on how to navigate a faith-based organization in an environment that can appear reluctant, if not sometimes hostile, towards overtly religious solutions to some of our nation’s most pressing social issues.

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    • 28 Jun 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Backbone support is an essential component of collective impact.  A backbone is an entity that functions independently as a centralized management team for partnership efforts.  Corresponding with a growing interest in collective impact efforts, a growing number of foundations, policymakers, and practitioners endorse multi-sector partnerships and their use of a backbone support organization.  While the idea of using a backbone has gained currency, little attention has been paid to how to establish a backbone.  Instead, much of the prevailing discussion has focused on what a backbone should do after it has been formed.

    Under collective impact, backbone organizations cover six key activities:  supporting vision and strategy, supporting aligned activities, establishing shared measurements, building public will, advancing policy, and mobilizing funding. 

    This webinar delivers an overview of the backbone in supporting collective impact efforts, how to build backing for it, and its importance in keeping collective impact on track. 

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    • 26 Jul 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Are you challenged to present information in a way that leads more quickly and directly to good business decisions?  This program will share how you can avoid “the curse of knowledge” while explaining your points in simple steps that build agreement.  Whether you are presenting one-on-one or to a packed conference room, you will learn how to craft a presentation that builds agreement as you move your listeners toward greater understanding.

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    • 23 Aug 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Great board meetings leave us focused and energized: the goal of the meeting is clear; our team is motivated; and the process is smooth, and there are well-defined outcomes.  Not-so-great meetings, on the other hand, drain energy, and lower morale because of the perceived waste of time. 

    Participants will be challenged to reimagine traditional board meeting agendas.  Incorporating meeting facilitation techniques such as personal reflection activities, small group round table discussions, dot voting, and more will foster an environment of dialogue and critical thinking.

    This webinar is ideal for CEOs/Executive Directors, leadership staff, and executive board members.

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