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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 opportunities?

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.

irs-990-1024x486Had enough of the 1040? Come learn about the 990 instead!

IRS Required Filings for Non-Profits
4/15/2014 • 2 p.m.-4:30p.m.
Clark County Library

Almost every non-profit organization has an obligation to file an annual return with the IRS. This workshop explains which organizations must file, what specific forms to file to meet IRS requirements AND how to preserve tax-exempt status.

You will learn:
• tips for good recordkeeping
• which Form 990 to use
• unrelated business taxable income information
• what happens when the IRS audits an exempt organization

Experience Level: ALL

While not required, please register online at http://www.lvccld.org/library/special/sonnpic/workshops.cfm to reserve a seat.

quill penIs your organization contemplating a direct mail fundraising campaign? Creating an effective fundraising appeal is easier said than done.

In a recent Grassroots Fundraising Journal article, Peter Schoewe shares secrets to success based on years of testing and experience. He walks you through a simple, yet comprehensive process to create an appeal that will differentiate your campaign from all others.

 

In his opinion, the essential elements are:
A great story
Your letter must convey the passion you have for your cause. It must also tell of the urgent need for the donor to give financial support to that cause.

Personal and specific
The letter must not contain any language that distances you from the individual reading your letter.

Multiple and specific asks
There should be multiple and specific requests for support, both in the letter and on the reply form.

A simple design
Your letter must keep the focus on the story you are telling while making it as easy as possible for the donor to respond.

Read the full article at the Southern Nevada Non-Profit Information Center in the Clark County Library.

Peter Schoewe. “Building a Better Direct Mail Fundraising Appeal”. Grassroots Fundraising Journal (March-April 2014) 7-9.

The Brand Idea : managing nonprofit brands with integrity, democracy and affinity by Nathalie Laidler-Kylander and Julia Shepard Stenzel.
Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2014.
ISBN 978-1-118-55583-5

brand_ideaOffering a new framework for nonprofit brand management, this book presents the model Brand IDEA (Identity, Democracy, Ethics and Affinity). The framework eschews traditional, outdated brand tenets largely adapted from the private sector in favor of an approach based on pride in social mission, participatory processes, shared values, key partnerships and the role that brand plays to create greater cohesion within organizations.

The book explores in detail how nonprofit organizations worldwide are developing and implementing new ways of thinking about and managing their organizational brands.

Chapters include:
-What Is Driving The Paradigm Shift And Brand Idea Framework
-What Is A Brand Anyway, And Why Should You Manage It?
-What You Need To Know: Reviewing The Building Blocks Of Brand
-Why The Skeptics Have It Wrong: Understanding The Role And Benefits Of Brand
-Brand Integrity
-Brand Democracy
-Brand Affinity
-Putting The Brand Idea Into Action
-Implementing The Brand Idea: What To Do And How To Do It

For a more in-depth review, see the Foundation Center Literature Blog. Southern Nevada Non-Profit Information Center has books and other materials on nonprofit marketing available for use in the library.

irs-990-1024x486Had enough of the 1040? Come learn about the 990 instead!

IRS Required Filings for Non-Profits
4/15/2014 • 2 p.m.-4:30p.m.
Clark County Library

Almost every non-profit organization has an obligation to file an annual return with the IRS. This workshop explains which organizations must file, what specific forms to file to meet IRS requirements AND how to preserve tax-exempt status.

You will learn:
• tips for good recordkeeping
• which Form 990 to use
• unrelated business taxable income information
• what happens when the IRS audits an exempt organization

Experience Level: ALL

While not required, please register online at http://www.lvccld.org/library/special/sonnpic/workshops.cfm to reserve a seat.

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.

As of 2014, a new state law now requires the majority of Nevada non-profit corporations to register their intent to solicit charitable donations.   The law also changes the process of soliciting charitable donations and filing reports with the Secretary of State.

The Southern Nevada Non-Profit Information Center is offering a two hour workshop March 18, 2014 on understanding and complying with the new law. The speaker is Phil Johncock, Executive Director of Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits (ANN). 

The workshop is scheduled for 2 – 4 pm in the Large Conference Room at the Clark County Library.  Walk-ins are more than welcome to attend.  For more information, please call (702) 507 – 3421.

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