The Southern Nevada Nonprofit Information Center announces that registration is now open for the following Spring 2015 workshops. All workshops are held at the Clark County Library, 1401 E Flamingo Rd (1 block east of Maryland Parkway).

Please register online for all workshops. Email and/or telephone registration is not available. For more information, call 702.507.3421.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015               2 – 4 pm
Clark County Library Large Conference Room

Learn about various Nevada laws for your nonprofit organization.

Guest speakers:
Student Attorneys, UNLV Small Business and Nonprofit Legal Clinic
Eric H. Franklin, Associate Professor of Law at William S Boyd School of Law (UNLV)


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

Every nonprofit organization needs publicity to raise awareness for their mission. Learn what is required to grab the media spotlight with very little expense.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015                   5 – 7 pm
Clark County Library Large Conference Room

Wondering if you should start a nonprofit organization in Nevada? Learn what is required in order to be successful with your mission and organization.

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The 2015 Nonprofit Empowerment Summit will keep-calm-and-empower-on-15showcase and make available resources to maximize  Nevada Nonprofit Organizations’ Capacity. This event is brought to you by the UNLV Nonprofit, Community, and Leadership Initiative, The City of Las Vegas, The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Highlights include:
•Getting Data Done in Las Vegas: Data Collection, Databases, and Interpretation for Nonprofits
•Fundraising Approaches and Resources
•Board Training
•Doing Business with Local Governments
•Proposal and Grant Writing
•Technology and Social Media Approaches and Resources

This event will be held at the East Las Vegas Community Center at 250 North Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101 on March 2nd, 2015 from 8:30 am-4:45 pm.

Feel free to contact John M. Wagner at john.wagner@unlv.edu if you have additional questions.

Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-nonprofit-empowerment-summit-tickets-15750885322

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 & Mingle takes place from 11 :45 am – 1 pm at the Clark County Library on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.  BYOL (bring your own lunch); coffee and water will be supplied. Don’t forget to bring organizational literature to display and/or business cards.

Please RSVP to sonnpic@lvccld.org with your name and number attending (no phone RSVPs please).  Walk-ins are welcome.  For more information call 702.507.3421.

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social impacts 

Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies and Impact Investors

Marc J. Epstein and Kristi Yurthas
ISBN: 9781609949778
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 256


As a nonprofit organization, you are on a mission to solve the world’s problems. But what exactly should you do? How will you know whether it’s working?

Based on years of research and analysis of field studies from around the globe, the authors offer a five-step process that will help you gain clarity about the impacts that matter most to you and will provide you with methods to measure and improve them. They outline a systematic approach to deciding what resources you should invest, what problem you should address and which activities and organizations you should support.

Once you’ve made those decisions, you can use their tools, frameworks and metrics to define exactly what success looks like, even for goals like reducing global warming or poverty that are extremely difficult to measure. Then they show you how to use that data to further develop and increase your social impact.

This is one of the most complete, practical and thoroughly researched guide to taking a rigorous, data-driven approach to expanding the good you do in the world.

About the authors:
Marc J. Epstein is Distinguished Research Professor of Management at Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.  He has been a professor at Stanford Business School, Harvard Business School and INSEAD.  He is the author of twenty books and numerous academic and managerial articles.

Kristi Yuthas is Swigert Endowed Chair at Portland State University’s School of Business Administration and has worked with companies and nonprofits around the world.  She has authored over a hundred presentations and publications in sustainability, ethics and the use of business tools to address social issues.

Nevada Big Give 2015


Nevada’s Big Give is an event that allows thousands of Nevadans to engage in 24-hours of online giving to support favorite nonprofits.

Aside from generating donations and acquiring new donors, participating nonprofits have an opportunity to win some exciting prizes.

To get everyone in the giving mood, the Big Give is hosting a fun Instagram contest next month.

The rules are simple. First, follow Nevada’s Big Give on Instagram @NVBigGive. Then, on Thursday, March 5, post an Instagram image with the hashtag #NVBigGive. The post with the most likes by Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. wins! The winner and prize will be announced at 2 p.m. the same day.

March will be here before you know it, so get your creative juices flowing and start planning your post now!

  • All nonprofits, regardless of past participation, must register on the Razoo pre-event site to be eligible for prizes.
  • More information for nonprofits can be found on the nonprofit toolkit page.
  • Join Stacey Wedding, NevadaGIVES board member and Founder/Chief Strategist of Professionals in Philanthropy and her team of storytelling experts on Friday, Feb 20 at 9:00 AM  for Language of the Heart: Storytelling That Invites More Donors, More Dollars and More Devotion, a one-hour webinar on how to design and tell your story for maximum impact.   Free registration.

PrintJust arrived into the Southern Nevada Nonprofit Information Center at the Clark County Library.

NOTE: The Chronicle of Philanthropy is changing to a monthly format as of February, 2015


  • Philanthropy 50 (America’s biggest donors in 2014) (page 6)
  • FUNDRAISING: How nonprofits persuade their boards to spend more on fundraising (page 21)
  • MANAGING: Court ruling on charity tax forms could release flood of new public information (page 32)
  • MANAGING: Feedback movement blossoms (client feedback) (page 27)
  • MANAGING: Nonprofits are conflicted over Obama budget (page 32)

Articles in this issue are:gfj cover jan-feb 2015

Activating the Social Media Grassroots: Lessons in Cultivating Online Communities
Cayden Mak shares how 18 Million Rising: Activating Asian America effectively uses social media to engage their constituents, building community and resources to support their campaigns.

Building Relationships with Grantmakers
Feeling stuck with your institutional fundraising? Use these tips and resources provided by Sheryl Kaplan to get your grantseeking back on track.

Insights of a Methodical Communicator: From Creating a Plan to Managing a Calendar
Yee Won Chong offers tools and lessons learned for maximizing your development and communications efforts.

Come in to read these articles at the Southern Nevada Nonprofit Information Center at the Clark County Library.

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