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American Lung Association in Nevada


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


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


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

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The Tortoise Group currently has two openings:


(Independent Contractor)
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


  • 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
Open until filled.


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


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


Learn about various Nevada laws pertaining to nonprofit organizations.




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Guest speakers

Student Attorneys 
Small Business and Nonprofit Legal Clinic (UNLV)
Eric Franklin
Associate Professor of Law
William S Boyd School of Law (UNLV)


Online registration now closed.  Walk-ins are welcome on a space
available basis.

For more information, call 702.507.3421






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From the Wild Apricot blog, a listing of free webinars on various nonprofit topics during March 2015.




Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
7:30 – 9:00 AM (Pacific)

Get real about search engines. We’ll show you how. In this session, Firespring CEO Jay Wilkinson will share best-practices of nonprofits that are experts at driving traffic to their websites. The webinar will cover the basics of search engines, why they matter and review the 5 steps of mastering SEO:
•Keyword research
•Website optimization
•Link building
•Fresh content

Integrating Philanthropy Throughout Your Organization
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
10:00 – 11:00 AM (Pacific)

What do you want philanthropy to look like in your organization? This 4Good webinar will discuss and help you establish a framework for getting others on board the philanthropy bandwagon – you don’t have to do it alone!

Finding Ease in Times of ‘Crazy Busy’
Thursday, March 5, 2015
10:00 – 11:00 AM (Pacific)

This CharityVillage webinar presents ‘ease-y’ solutions for the busy nonprofit professional – including Executive Directors. The session will introduce a little neuroscience-backed brain savvy with simple strategies that help us work with our brain, not against it. Charity Village will highlight simple habits and strategies that can indeed help us more successfully navigate stressful times with more ease and success. This webinar is ideal for busy nonprofit professionals at any stage in their career who feel overwhelmed with their day-to-day workload. It may be of particular interest to executive directors of small organizations.

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement
Thursday, March 5, 2015
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Are you engaging volunteers with an eye to the future? Do you know what your volunteer program should look like in 3 or 5 years? Join VolunteerMatch as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.

What You’ll Learn:
•How to assess the feelings and attitudes of paid staff around working with volunteers.
•What does paid staff need to know about working with volunteers.
•How to create a communication plan to talk to paid staff about working with volunteers.
•Strategies for engaging volunteers in a union environment.

Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Is your organization open to engaging volunteers in new ways? Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you’ve never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this VolunteerMatch webinar we’ll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. VolunteerMatch will cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.

What You’ll Learn:
•How to assess the feelings and attitudes of paid staff around working with volunteers.
•What does paid staff need to know about working with volunteers.
•How to create a communication plan to talk to paid staff about working with volunteers.
•Strategies for engaging volunteers in a union environment.

Getting Your Board Engaged in Fundraising
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
9:30 – 10:30 AM (Pacific)

If you are experiencing a disconnect between what your board is doing and what you expect — communication changes can make a big difference. The key is to make the tasks fun and simple and to provide clear direction and guidance.

What you’ll learn from this webinar:
•The difference between fundraising and development.
•When to start talking about fundraising with board members.
•Seven ways board members can be involved in fund development and NOT have to ask for money.
•What to measure & how to share activity updates that cause deeper engagement from your board members.

Family Power: Can Your Organization Benefit from Engaging Family Volunteers?
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Family volunteering inspires all members of a family to use their skills, time, and passions to help make the world a better place. While many organizations regularly welcome families as members, visitors, and clients, rarely do those organizations welcome families as volunteers. Research shows that engaging families as volunteers not only helps to address today’s needs, but it actively builds for the future, helping to nurture tomorrow’s volunteers and leaders. In this VolunteerMatch webinar, join Beth Steinhorn to explore what family volunteering is, hear case studies of successful models for engaging family volunteers, understand the benefits of family volunteering, and receive tips on how to determine whether family volunteering is right for your organization.

What You’ll Learn:
•What family volunteering is, and successful models for engaging families in volunteer activities.
•The benefits of family volunteering.
•Tips and strategies for successfully engaging family volunteers.

10 #SocialMedia Tactics to Do More With Less
Thursday, March 12, 2015
10:00 – 11:00 AM (Pacific)

In the early days of social media, most people jumped in and tried to figure it out for themselves, usually by posting anything and everything. Now many organizations dedicate massive budgets to sophisticated campaigns, an approach that’s beyond the reach of most small nonprofits.

But just because you don’t have a big budget doesn’t mean you can’t be strategically savvy about how you use social media. This Idealware webinar will review a few low-cost, low-stress tips and tools that can help you take your social media efforts to the next level.

Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways
Thursday, March 12, 2015
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Pacific)

How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? This VolunteerMatch webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

What You’ll Learn:
•How to advance your volunteers’ interest in your organization.
•Transition great volunteers into leaders.

Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Pacific)

It’s important to create a culture of inclusion and engagement of volunteers within your organization. But, it can be hard to recognize what your current culture says to volunteers, or identify how to make changes to help volunteers feel more welcome. This VolunteerMatch webinar will help you identify how your organization’s current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers.

What You’ll Learn:
•How to understand the role that culture plays in an organization’s volunteer engagement plan.
•Ways to identify opportunities within your organization to create a more open and inclusive culture for your volunteers.

Grantseeking Basics
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM (Pacific)

Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization? Are you new to fundraising? Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available? Learn how to become a better grantseeker in this Foundation Center webinar. This session will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.

Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits
Thursday, March 19, 2015
1:00 – 2:30 PM (Pacific)

Discover how to harness the power of the internet for fundraising. In this NonProfit Hub webinar, you’ll learn:
•the advantages of raising funds online;
•key reasons for donor abandonment;
•how to build a strong donor retention plan;
•specific action steps to achieving online fundraising success; and
•real-world examples of how nonprofits are succeeding with online fundraising.

Think Big! How to Build a Rockin’ Major Gifts Program from Scratch
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
9:30 – 10:30 AM (Pacific)

There is huge potential for impact when you connect your organization to individuals with the capacity to make a significant gift. This Nonprofit Hub webinar will outline 7 steps you can take to start (or improve!) a successful major gifts program. You’ll learn how to plan and prepare, what to say during a solicitation visit, and how to follow up to maximize donor cultivation and stewardship.

Learning Objectives:
•Why spending the majority of your time with the minority of your donors makes sense
•How to use a gift chart without it becoming a straightjacket
•When it’s smart to stop talking about your organization
•How to use stewardship to increase donor engagement and retention

How to be a great professional volunteer
Thursday, March 26, 2015
10:00 – 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Professional volunteers are volunteers who work on projects that require specific expertise, usually related to the management of a nonprofit organization. Professional volunteers might assist an organization with human resources, marketing, strategy or other high-level projects. Why become a professional volunteer? The reasons are many – you might want to: build your resume, learn new skills, stretch intellectually, apply your education in a new industry, and/or volunteer your time without being stuck with mundane tasks. This CharityVillage webinar is ideal for those new to the concept of professional volunteering. It may be of particular interest to new graduates and those with corporate experience looking to break into the nonprofit sector.

This round-up of free non-profit webinars is a regular monthly feature compiled by the Wild Apricot Blog. You can subscribe by RSS to get updates by email, so you’ll be sure to catch next month’s webinars, as well as other great resources for associations and non-profits.


 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

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