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foodLooking to spread the word about your non-profit organization?  Tired of paying money for a networking event?   Want to find out about available volunteer opportunites?

If so, Munch & Mingle is the perfect solution!   Come meet new people or re-connect with friends and colleagues from the local nonprofit community at these no-charge, brown bag lunches.

Munch & Mingles take place from 11 :45 am – 1 pm at the Clark County Library on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  BYOL (bring your own lunch); coffee and water will be supplied. Don’t forget to bring organizational literature to display and/or business cards.

Registration is not required for this program; for more information call 702.507.3421.

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Nonprofit organizations need publicity to raise awareness for their mission and causes. By knowing what to say, how to say it, when to say it and to whom, an organization can grab the media spotlight with very little expense.

 

 

 

In this two hour workshop, you will learn
— how to create a publicity plan
— what is considered news
— how to develop your message and
— working with the media

Online registration closes Thursday, April 16 at 3 pm.

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
2 – 4 pm
Clark County Library
Large Conference Room

Professionals in Philanthropy (PiP) workshop information:PiP logo

 

Once Upon a Time…

There was a powerful group of women and men who were determined to make a difference in the world.

But making a difference can be difficult on your own.

Even people willing to face the most daunting challenges can struggle against problems like poverty, ignorance or illness. These heroes (that’s you) need others to lend them time and support if they’re going to make a change. There are always more people to serve or more programs to be funded, and sometimes even heroes feel burnt-out or stuck. So what can we do?

When you’re facing a wall, when you need more than you have, or when you want to do better at keeping the supporters you’ve already earned, we need to add more characters to your story. Characters who support your mission, characters who advocate for your cause, and characters who bring you aide on the front lines.

How do you add characters? You tell your story and you invite others to join.

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The Southern Nevada Nonprofit Information Center at the Clark County Library announces that online registration for the following Summer 2015 workshops is now open.

All workshops are no-charge and geared towards the beginning nonprofit professional.  Online registration for these workshops is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome on a space-available basis.  For more information, please call (702) 507 – 3421.

 

1023 headerAPPLYING FOR NONPROFIT TAX-EXEMPT STATUS
Tuesday, June 16, 2015          2 – 4 pm
Large Conference Room

What’s the next step after becoming a nonprofit organization in Nevada?  This workshop will discuss how to obtain tax-exempt status from the IRS.  It is recommended but not required that participants have attended the Starting a Nevada Nonprofit Organization workshop in May, 2015.

 

quill penNONPROFIT PROPOSAL WRITING
Tuesday, July 21, 2015          2 – 4 pm
Large Conference Room

Mastering the art of writing funding proposals is crucial for nonprofit organizations.  You will learn standard proposal sections, different proposal formats and examples of funders writing tips.

This workshop is for nonprofit organizations with very little experience in proposal writing.  The focus is on private foundation funding NOT on government funding.

 

STARTING A NONPROFIT INDIVIDUAL GIVING PROGRAMHelen Arnold
Tuesday, August 18, 2015          5 – 7 pm
Large Conference Room
GUEST SPEAKER:  Helen Arnold, CFRE

For most small and mid-sized nonprofits, money raised from individuals provides the majority of their income.  Learn the basic principles of starting an individual giving program.

Helen Arnold, CFRE, is an internationally Certified Fund Raising Executive with 45+ years of experience.  She holds a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Iowa State University.  She is a contributing author to You and Your Nonprofit – Practical Advice and Tips from the CharityChannel Professional Community and The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook – Winning Strategies from 25 Leaders in the Field.

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American Lung Association in Nevada

SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER – Southern Nevada

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Special Event Manager is a full-time exempt position responsible for special events and development activities involving donors, participants, sponsors and corporations for the Las Vegas local office. This position also assists in management of the communications plan and marketing of the organization for the Southern Nevada market.  Accountable to: Executive Director – Southern Nevada

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Implement strategies to create and build relationships with individuals and corporations to insure maximum participation in special events, acknowledge their involvement via major donor appreciation activities and increase partnerships with American Lung Association in Nevada.
  • Manage all aspects of the three major Las Vegas area special events and other Las Vegas special events as they are developed.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the American Lung Association’s mission and programs to promote the organizations fundraising, program and patient initiatives.
  • Oversee all aspects of fundraising events.
  • Work with committees, committee chairs and ongoing committee recruitment for each and every special event.
  • Implement sponsor retention and prospecting plans to increase sponsorship revenue for Special Events. Develop relationships with sponsors/donors to secure cash, in-kind donations and marketing benefits/partnerships for the Special Events.
  • Provide input into the development of a strategic plan for the fundraising events, including: fundraising goals, budget recommendations, vendors, volunteer goals, timelines and location of events.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the on-going special event including fundraising efficiency (cost/expense), community engagement, event satisfaction and overall success of the fundraiser.
  • Act as an on-site manager during the fundraising event, overseeing activities, staff, vendors and volunteers to ensure satisfaction of participants and resolutions of problems.
  • Identify and network with corporations, community groups, schools and key donors
  • Develop/modify marketing materials (brochures, recruitment pieces and promotional flyers, forms) to promote the fundraising event.
  • Responsible for direction and leadership in training, marketing, volunteer development and prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Be involved in integrated fundraising processes and activities as assigned.
  • Participate as a staff liaison with the Executive Director to the Board of Directors’ committees pertaining to fundraising.
  • Understand and help implement the principles of mission related giving to include securing Board of Directors’ involvement in special events.
  • Work with Communications resources to develop on-line special events information and giving opportunities.
  • Maintain system to track and identify increased major donor activity.
  • Ensure that all special events sponsors and donors are acknowledged according to established procedures.
  • Assist as appropriate in other fundraising activities identified by supervisor.
  • Perform other duties or special projects as required or as assigned.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Understand and follow budgetary guidelines
  • Public speaking
  • Must have vehicle

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • At least two years of professional fund-raising or specific related experience.
  • Strong organizational, verbal and written skills.
  • Computer literate – proficiency and experience in web platforms, social media, Database Management and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work independently and as a valuable team member.
  • Strong long term relationship building skills.
  • Ability to communicate the organization mission and convey its urgency.
  • Demonstrated skills in the use of computers and software utilized by the association.
  • Database management experience.
  • Non-smoker
  • Regular full-time and/or part-time employees are classified in these position descriptions as either exempt or non-exempt. Any staff member who disagrees with the classification of his/her position should notify his/her immediate supervisor or the Director of Human Resources. Also, if any staff member feels that the Fair Labor standards Act is not being followed by the ALASW, violations should be reported immediately to his/her immediate supervisor or the Director of Human Resources.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit resume and salary history to kcrawford@lungs.org .  Open until filled.

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The Tortoise Group currently has two openings:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(Independent Contractor)
Overview
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Tortoise Group staff, programs, strategic plan and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations and business plans.

Contract Obligations

  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Develop and coordinate Tortoise Group volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations and funders
  • Support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing operations
  • Expand revenue-generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations
  • Continue to operate product sales seeking to maximize revenue
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications – from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities
  • Increase exposure and awareness of the organization throughout the state
  • Update documents required to meet government, organizational and customer requirements
  • Solicit partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with funders, political and community leaders and other environmental and wildlife organizations
  • Publish and communicate program results

Qualifications

  • The ED will be thoroughly committed to Tortoise Group’s mission.
  • Candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree, with at least five years of management experience; track record of effectively leading outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach, manage and develop effective committees, implement strategic objectives and manage the budget
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong marketing, public relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable and innovative approach to business planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, integrity, mission-driven and self-directed

How to Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to dominiquewalton@tortoisegroup.org
Subject line: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Open until filled.

COMMUNICATIONS AND ADOPTIONS ASSISTANT

(Contract)
Contract pays $1680-$2520/month, depending on experience
April 1 to September 30, 2015

General Summary:
The Communications and Adoption Assistant will support the adoption program by developing effective marketing campaigns and providing support for general operations.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with operations at the office, in residences throughout the Las Vegas area, on site at the shelter and at community events to support new and existing programs
  • Interact with tortoise custodians regarding the organization, tortoise care and habitat creation
  • Handle and transport tortoises during various aspects of operations
  • Learn about tortoise health and signs of sickness
  • Organize meetings, training sessions and other events locally and around the state of Nevada
  • Coordinate and track volunteer involvement
  • Prepare correspondence, presentations, reports, invitations and marketing materials
  • Follow up on paperwork and applications
  • Generate content for website, e-blasts, social media channels, brochures, signs and posters
  • Maintain accurate records to evaluate efforts and programs
  • Support product sales

Requirements:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Naturally organized and detail oriented
  • Great interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and popular web services
  • Ability to manage financial transactions with clients
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Dedication to resolution of discrepancies, challenges and obstacles
  • Sound judgment regarding confidentiality
  • Availability to work some weekends, holidays and overtime to meet the organization’s needs
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Valid Nevada driver’s license with a clear driving record for at least one year before application
  • Reliable vehicle
  • Positive References

Application Process

Please send cover letter and resume to dominiquewalton@tortoisegroup.org
Subject line: Communications and Adoptions
Open until filled.

 

 

foodLooking to spread the word about your non-profit organization?  Tired of paying money for a networking event?   Want to find out about available volunteer opportunites?

If so, Munch & Mingle is the perfect solution!   Come meet new people or re-connect with friends and colleagues from the local nonprofit community at these no-charge, brown bag lunches.

Munch & Mingles take place from 11 :45 am – 1 pm at the Clark County Library on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  BYOL (bring your own lunch); coffee and water will be supplied. Don’t forget to bring organizational literature to display and/or business cards.

Registration is not required for this program; for more information call 702.507.3421.

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