Looking 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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25 April 2011.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

Mobile for Good: A Free How-To Fundraising Webinar for Nonprofits

Tuesday, June 16
10-11:30pm PDT

This free webinar will provide the basis for writing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising and content strategy. Topics will include:

  • How to launch a mobile-compatible website.
  • The importance of mobile-optimizing your email communications.
  • The effective implementation of crowdfunding campaigns.
  • Fundraising via mobile wallets.
  • Utilizing text messaging and text-to-give.
  • Telling your nonprofit’s story through blogging.
  • Creating visual content, such as branded images and infographics.
  • Using social networks effectively for fundraising.
  • The importance of reporting live from events and communicating online in real-time.


Is Your Nonprofit Ready for Mobilegeddon?

Tuesday, June 16
12:30pm PDT

Google recently changed its algorithm to prioritize mobile-friendly websites. It is estimated 84% of nonprofits have donation pages that are NOT optimized for mobile. Bottom line: if you’ve been putting off optimizing your website or emails for mobile, then there’s no denying that Mobilegeddon is the perfect reason to get buy-in and get cracking now!

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to get buy-in from management to prioritize mobile projects
  • Techniques to optimize your website and emails
  • Lessons from organizations doing mobile right
  • Tips on how to avoid some common mistakes in responsive design


Crowdfunding 101: How To Run a Successful Campaign, from Prep Through Appreciation!

Wednesday, June 17
12:30pm PDT

This workshop is designed to give participants an overview of crowdfunding, as well as step-by-step direction for how you can take advantage of what a crowdfunding platform has to offer.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why crowdfunding is important for your organization
  • How to incorporate crowdfunding into your existing fundraising mix
  • What types of campaigns crowdfunding can be most effective for
  • What other objectives can it help you achieve beyond just making the thermometer rise
  • Best practices for setting up and marketing your campaign
  • Strategies to energize your community and galvanize an even wider audience


How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Wednesday, June 17
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

Seven out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. During this webinar, learn:

  • How to establish a powerful and engaging web presence that retains donors
  • Five donor metrics every nonprofit should measure.
  • Why donors leave and what to do about it.
  • Six key drivers that retain donors.
  • The five essential features of an effective donor database.
  • Methods for creating repeat donors.


What’s New with Office 365 for Nonprofits?

Thursday, June 18
11:00 AM- 12 noon PDT

Microsoft’s Office 365 donations to nonprofits have been a huge boon to the sector, in helping to removed outdated IT from clunky, old onsite servers to a wide range of cloud-hosted productivity and storage products.

Join us to learn what new things have launched in Office 365 – from business intelligence to in-house social networks, and more – and hear about the latest free and low-cost pricing options available to eligible nonprofits.



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Would you like to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars for your nonprofit organization? Here’s how…


What’s the next step after becoming a Nevada nonprofit organization? Like other newly formed organizations, you want to apply to the IRS for tax-exempt status. Many consider IRS Form 1023 (Application for Recognition of Exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) to be the most difficult part of the entire start-up process.


Form 1023 is an organization’s most important documents. It is daunting to the uninformed, with 12 pages to the main form plus numerous schedules. No wonder many give up and pay lawyers exorbitant amounts to do it for them.


However, if you know the purpose of every line, which lines actually need to be answered and exactly what to say on those lines, your stress level goes waaaaaaay down and your bank account stays in the black!


This free workshop

  • walks you through the IRS Form 1023, line-by-line
  • briefly discusses the new online Form 1023-EZ
  • gives tips and traps to avoid

You will leave feeling confident in your ability to tackle this form on your own.

It is recommended but not required that participants
have previously attended the
How to Start a Nonprofit (Part I : Nevada) workshop.

Tuesday, June 16
2 – 4 p.m.
Clark County Library
Large Conference Room

Please register online by Thursday, June 11 at 6pm.  For more information, please call 702-507-3421.

Can’t leave the office for training?  Need to brush up on a nonprofit management topic?  Have no fear, free webinars from around the web are here.

Wednesday, June 3

Cyber Liability for Nonprofits – It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Internet Anymore… sc webinar
(S Carolina Associations of Nonprofit Organizations)
12:00 PM PDT

Cyber liability and data breach are a major concern for every organization today – for-profit as well as not-for-profit.  At least they should be.  What’s your exposure?

  • What it is – think names, address, financial or other personal information.
  • What can go wrong
  • What insurance does and doesn’t do to protect you – it may be different from what you think.


Thursday, June 4

Top Trends and Traps in Nonprofit Executive Compensation
9:30 – 11:00 AM PDT

It is increasingly important for nonprofit, tax-exempt entities to move beyond the basics of compliance and governance to develop greater sophistication in how the board and management work together to administer all aspects of the organization’s executive compensation program.
REGISTER:  http://www.guidestar.org/rxg/news/webinars/index.aspx



How to Get Microsoft Software Donations
(TechSoup)tech soup webinar
11:00 AM PDT

This webinar will teach you about the Microsoft donation program for eligible nonprofits, libraries, churches and foundations. We’ll discuss restrictions and additional benefits that will help you to get the most out of your donation request.

Wednesday, June 10

Six Tips to Master Your Online Community 
10:00 – 11:00 AM PDT

We’ll show you how to master your online communications by looking at the following topics:

  • Constituent databases
  • Websites
  • Broadcast email
  • Social media
  • Peer-to-peer fundraising

Then we’ll look at how to put it all together for a more integrated communications plan.


Thursday, June 11

Your New Favorite Thing: 30 Super Helpful Social Media Apps, Tools and Resources For Nonprofits
(Charity HowTo)charity howto
10:00 – 11:00 AM PDT
In this nonprofit webinar you’ll find 30 apps, tools and resources that nonprofits actually use to make managing social media easier, faster, smarter….better. All of them are free or quite reasonable in price.




What Is Office 365? tech soup webinar
11:00 AM – 12 Noon PDT

Spend an hour with TechSoup and Tech Impact as we walk through what’s included with donations for Office 365 for nonprofits, what it can help your organization accomplish, and how it can lighten your IT load.



Everything you’ve always wanted to know about nonprofit storytelling but were afraid to ask!


  • Allison Gauss (Classy.org) has posted a simple 4-step infographic on how to construct and communicate your story to your audience.  Allison writes, “Even more than shocking statistics, a story can spur someone to help because it makes the cause more real and elicits more sympathy from potential supporters.”


  • GrantSpace.org’s video Three Stories Every Nonprofit Should Be Telling  spotlights  Kivi Leroux Miller, author of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause.  Hear Kivi remove some of the mystery from the storytelling process by introducing how to use three time-honored storytelling plots: the Challenge Plot, the Creativity Plot and the Connection Plot.


  • Kivi also has a nine-part post on her Getting Attention blog devoted to storytelling.


  • Bloomerang has a one-hour webinar this Thursday, May 28 on Your Story in Three Minutes and How to Make It Matter!  Andrea Beaulieu will share how you can make your story matter to your audience no matter how much, or how little time you have so they walk away knowing why they support you and why they want to continue to do so.


  • Pamela Grow posts 8 Nonprofit Storytelling Tips to get you started.  Pamela points out that “storytelling is the foundation of every successful fundraising program.  It’s not magic. What stories tug at your heartstrings? Don’t be afraid of emotion, seek it out.”


  • Finally, Vanessa Chase founded The Storytelling Non-Profit in 2012 to help not-for-profit organizations articulate their impact to donors in a new way, using narrative techniques to generate greater personal interest and accountability.  The entire website is filled with practical advice to help you write your organization’s story.

Do YOU have a favorite storytelling resource?



Looking 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.

Safe Nest – Director of Development

Safe Nest, a 37-year old Nevada non-profit specializing in domestic violence services, is seeking an experienced individual to develop and secure major gift prospects, support the overall development program, and assist the Board in its fundraising efforts.

This position requires excellent communication skills, tact and diplomacy due to the nature of the mission, and an ability to work in a team environment. The candidate must be available to work week-ends or evenings, as needed. This position reports to the Executive Director and the Board and works closely with the Director of Community Relations and Safe Nest program directors.


  • Maintain and implement a Fund Development Plan with comprehensive fundraising strategies which include identifying and securing donor prospects among individuals, businesses and the corporate community to enable sustainable growth and achievement of Safe Nest’s mission.
  • Increase Safe Nest’s fundraising capacity by increasing major giving, planned giving, corporate giving, annual giving and event income in order to maintain current programs, enable future growth, and ensure financial stability for the agency.
  • Partner with the Executive Director, Board of Trustees, and Safe Nest management team to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.
  • Oversee the maintenance and utilization of the donor database (Donor Perfect); assure the maintenance of donor/prospect records, gift management systems and informational reports.
  • Oversee daily functions of gift solicitation, including development of materials and lists for direct mail campaigns, and oversight of execution and post-mailing analysis.
  • Oversee performance measures, monitor results, and help evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development programs.
  • Respond to inquiries from individuals, groups, and businesses seeking to donate or sponsor third party events on behalf of Safe Nest, and act as agency liaison to facilitate the donation.
  • Work closely with the Director of Community Relations and Grant Writer in coordinating the development and writing of proposals and solicitation materials.
  • Work closely with the Director of Community Relations and Board Public Relations Committee in the development and circulation of agency collateral, including preparing compelling oral and written proposals for case statements, brochures, social media, public relations and website.
  • Work closely with the Board of Trustees in organizing and implementing successful fundraising events, including organizing event details and acquiring sponsors.
  • Ensure that philanthropy, fund development and communications are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision and plans.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws; ensure confidentiality of client and donor information; maintain accountability standards in relation to donor data; and adhere to the code of ethical principles and standards of conduct for fundraising professionals.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) required, with a minimum of 5 years of fund development experience in the non-profit arena.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in major gift and planned giving solicitations with individuals, corporations and foundations in a professional capacity.
  • Exceptional financial, organizational and administrative skills.
  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing; excellent public speaking skills; adept at writing proposals, solicitation letters, donor correspondence, and other kinds of material to enhance fundraising.
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy and demonstrate sensitivity to the issues associated with Safe Nest’s mission.
  • Demonstrated teamwork experience; ability to work effectively with and gain the respect and support of varied constituencies including staff, board members and potential donors.
  • Ability to manage time, meet deadlines, and multi-task.
  • Computer literate; knowledge of Word and Excel and experience with database software. Familiarity with the Donor Perfect database is preferred.
  • Availability to work nights and weekends for meetings and events, as necessary.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment background check and drug testing.

COMPENSATION: Salary and benefits including health, dental/vision insurance, 403B plan, and AFLAC, Colonial Life.

TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume, including salary history, to hiringcommittee@safenest.org No phone inquiries please.

Title: Development & Mission Manager (fundraising, grants & education)
Reports to: Executive Director
Classification: Regular, full-time exempt position

The Development & Mission Manager is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan to maximize contributed income from Susan G. Komen Southern Nevada Affiliate constituents and resources through fundraising and event planning. Additionally, this position is responsible for administering all aspects of the Affiliate’s grant making process, community outreach programs, advocacy activities and oversight of education programs. These programs are critical for enhancing the organizations mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

Through previous background and experience, the candidate must demonstrate, without accommodation, the ability to perform the following essential job functions:

  • Plan and implement the Affiliate’s philanthropic fundraising efforts. Develop and execute a comprehensive strategic plan for increasing revenue from individual and corporate donors, foundations, in-kind sources, special events and special opportunities
  • Work closely with staff and volunteer leadership to shape and support all fundraising efforts, policies, and strategies to accomplish special events goals and objectives
  • Ensure compliance to administrative, financial, fundraising, and program policies and procedures
  • Develop strategies to evaluate, improve and increase high level volunteer activity and involvement in fundraising
  • Ensure accurate donor record keeping systems; confidentiality of donor information; and timely acknowledgment of donations
  • Identify, cultivate and steward donor prospects; lead solicitation of prospects; coordinate the Executive Director and Board of Directors in the cultivation and solicitation of prospects
  • Develop and implement campaigns, outreach efforts and events for the cultivation and solicitation of prospects that will drive growth and sustainability for the Affiliate
  • Create and maintain a major gifts program focused on developing long term major gifts
  • Produce Special Events
  • Manage Grant Process
  • Coordinate and manage Komen Cares Bag program

Knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to be successful in this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of three years of successful fundraising, high level volunteer involvement and volunteer management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and solicit individual and corporate donors
  • Ability to analyze and integrate information from diverse sources in planning, making decisions and finding solutions
  • Ability to multi-task, is well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to respond to changing environment and priorities in a focused and flexible manner.
  • Positive and professional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to rally and organize volunteers and community members to achieve overall organizational goals
  • Effective work performance in a team environment and in self-directed situations
  • Superior verbal and writing skills; ability to comfortably speak publically
  • Strong computer skills and competency with fundraising software or other relational database management software a plus
  • The majority of work is performed in an office environment and a portion of time may be spent traveling regionally and nationally

Candidate will also possess:

  • Access to reliable transportation and possess a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to manage multiple events/program simultaneously
  • Ability to do some travel and work some nights and weekends
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus

Please send resume, cover letter and any additional pertinent information to Stephanie Kirby, Executive Director, at director@komensouthernnevada.org, by May 29, 2015.

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