Training and Events Calendar

epnrc calendarCheck here for information on upcoming EPNRC educational workshops and networking roundtables, in addition to local fundraising events that support Estes nonprofits.

If you have an event you’d like to have listed, please forward information to director@epnonprofit.org.

Oct
3
Tue
Basics of Proposal Writing and Project Budgeting – Facilitated Webinar
Oct 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Basics of Proposal Writing and Project Budgeting – Facilitated Webinar

October 3, 2017 * 3:30 – 5:00 pm * Estes Valley Library

This free workshop for area nonprofits will explore the key components of a proposal to a foundation and Project Budgeting.

Basic of Proposal Writing

This class is designed for beginners and will cover:

  • How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process
  • What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation
  • Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger
  • What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments
  • Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process
  • Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals

AND:

Project Budgeting

This will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.
In it we discuss:

  • The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses
  • How to estimate the realistic cost of a project
  • What other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal

Registration opening soon.

 

Thanks to a grant from the Estes Park Rotary Foundation, this class is being offered at no chargRotarye for area organizations.

Foundation Center archived webinar facilitated by Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center.

Oct
12
Thu
Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards – Board Governance: Selecting Supporting and Evaluating the Chief Executive – EPNRC Lunch & Learn
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards Session 2

Board Governance: Selecting Supporting AND Evaluating the Chief Executive – EPNRC Lunch & Learn Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, October 12, 2017 * Noon – 1:30 pm * Estes Valley Library

Program Objectives & Outcomes

Objectives: to provide local training and discussion on the Ten Basic Responsibilities of NonprofitBoards to ensure that our community’s organizations have the resources, leadership, and

oversight necessary to carry out their missions and other vital activities; build capacity for our community’s nonprofits; and, encourage networking, problem solving and resource building.  Specifically to train board members and other nonprofit leaders in the area of governance.

Outcomes: Improved knowledge of board roles and responsibilities and board governance issues resulting in increased nonprofit performance, effective stewardship of resources, increased sustainability, and a higher level of public trust.

Facilitated by:  Paul Mueller, Mueller, Pye & Associates, CPA and Kevin Cory, Chief People Officer with Noble Inc.
Cost: FREE
Registration Required:

Thanks to a generous grant from the Village Thrift Shop, every organization will receive the highly acclaimed BoardSource book and workbook “Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards.”  It is our belief that by participating in live discussions around this issue, nonprofit leaders will take away real-life examples of how to LIVE and model great board governance.

Bring your lunch and join us. For questions or more information, please contact Jill Lancaster, Executive Director at director@epnonprofit.org.

If you have ideas for future roundtable discussions, please contact EPNRC Executive Director, Jill Lancaster at director@epnonprofit.org

Oct
23
Mon
Mastering the Board Game: Policy Governance Training
Oct 23 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

COMMUNITY EVENT!

Mastering the Board Game:
Policy Governance Training

Monday, October 23 * 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
YMCA of the Rockies, Willome Building

A community-wide, full-day training on Policy Governance for government, quasi-government, and nonprofit boards.

In order for our community to be successful, to provide the services and opportunities that make Estes a great place to live, we MUST ensure that our boards know how to govern. They MUST earn the public’s trust. Policy Governance (developed by Dr.John Carver,) is a model of governance based on 10 basic principles which help governing boards lead, direct, inspire and control organizations.

This one-day, highly engaging and interactive training, Mastering the Board Game, explores the universal challenges of governance and Board/staff relationships, and how employing principle-based strategies to address these complex issues transforms the dysfunctional or adequate Board into the collaborative and exceptional one.

Participants will learn:

  • ten state-of-the-art Policy Governance® principles
  • why boards should, and how they can, focus on purpose rather than process
  • the fiduciary and legal duties of directors
  • how to have control of operations without “micromanaging”
  • how to clearly delegate to staff, committees and officers, and hold them accountable, including tools for effective and systematic CEO performance assessment
  • a new way to make board officer and committee structures more efficient effective
  • the four categories of governing policies necessary for accountability and role clarity
  • key policy topics with examples of policy development

AND Learn, in the following areas, how to:

Relationships

  • Make the owner/customer distinction
  • Define the Board’s fidelity
  • Define board and staff roles
  • Monitor policy implementation
  • Exercise group authority
  • Define success in terms of outcomes, not activities

Leadership

  • Differentiate board from executive leadership
  • Determine direction with a long-range perspective
  • Delegate effectively
  • Create effective and meaningful policies

Action Planning

  • Create a vision
  • Launch the Board’s work
  • Fulfill all legal/fiduciary duties
  • Plan a path for governance success

This program will be taught by Bill Charney, of Charney Associates, a Strategic Consulting firm providing services in Board Governance and Leadership. This particular training is often rated the “best-ever” on the topic of Board Effectiveness.

Bill Charney is widely recognized as one of North America’s foremost authorities on board leadership and Policy Governance. Bill has the ability to engage his audience while teaching. His unique perspective on effective board leadership has been shared at convention workshops throughout the United States, Scotland, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden, Holland and Singapore.

For more information about Bill Charney and Charney Associates, please visit www.bcharney.com.

Program Goal: For Estes Park board members and staff to have a clear understanding of the distinctions between governance and management, and how boards can create maximum benefit/achievement or purpose by optimizing both the empowerment and systematic accountability of staff.

Registration Required!
Registration Fee: $50 per person (includes lunch)

 

 

EPNRC is working collaboratively with the following organizations to ensure that this training has broad community support: Town of Estes Park, Estes Park Economic Development Corporation, Estes Valley Partners for Commerce, The Estes Park Trail Gazette, Estes Valley Library, Visit Estes Park, Estes Park Medical Center, Estes Area Lodging Association, and Larimer County.

Nov
7
Tue
Messaging What Matters: Making Meaning to Make A Difference – Facilitated Webinar
Nov 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Messaging What Matters: Making Meaning to Make A Difference – Facilitated Webinar

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 * 3:30 – 5:00 pm * Estes Valley Library

In the nonprofit world, we must constantly inform, persuade and influence. You’ll gain tools for brand-level and program-level message development to guide your communications efforts, from the highest level vision statement down to the day-to-day messages you can share to motivate supporters and engage your community in solutions.

About the Presenter: Holly Minch, LightBox Collaborative

Holly has spent her entire career helping do-gooders do better. She launched the LightBox Collaborative to harness fresh talent operating in an increasingly networked world. Together, the LightBox Collaborative jump-starts creative thinking, builds strategic clarity, and sparks action to advance causes that matter. Holly has served as long-time communications counselor to the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, and enjoys working with the Ms. Foundation for Women as well as a range of community foundations across California. Her work has been honored by the Council on Foundations for Excellence in Public Policy Communications. Holly was named by PR News as a creative practitioner in the industry. She was editor of “Loud and Clear in an Election Year,” a guidebook created to help nonprofits convey their messages in the crowded election environment. She is a frequent speaker for nonprofit and academic audiences alike.

 

 Foundation Center archived webinar facilitated by Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center.

Registration opening 9/23/17.

Thanks to a grant from the Estes Park Rotary Foundation, this class is being offered at no chargRotarye for area organizations.

 

Nov
9
Thu
2017 National Philanthropy Day in Estes Park
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nov
16
Thu
Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards-Ensuring Effective Planning AND Monitoring and Strengthening Programs and Services-EPNRC Lunch & Learn Fall Series
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards-Session 3

EPNRC Lunch & Learn Roundtable Discussions Fall Series

Ensuring Effective Planning AND Monitoring and Strengthening Programs and Services

Thursday, November 16, 2017 * Noon – 1:30 pm 
Estes Valley Library, Hondius Room

These five monthly lunch & learn roundtable discussions will focus on the Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards.  Roundtables are free to all nonprofit leaders in or serving the Estes Valley with a special emphasis on encouraging board member attendance. Board members need more than enthusiasm for a cause, passion for a mission, or good intentions. To be effective, they need to understand and perform all of their governing responsibilities. Thanks to a generous grant from the Village Thrift shop, every organization will receive the highly acclaimed BoardSource book and workbook “Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards.”  It is our belief that by participating in live discussions around this issue, nonprofit leaders will take away real-life examples of how to LIVE and model great board governance.

Note: Limited to 50 organizations and each organization must make a commitment to send at least one person to each session.

Program Details – All Lunch & Learn Roundtable Discussions are held on Thursdays from Noon – 1:30 pm in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library.  Each roundtable discussion will be facilitated by leaders in the field – those with experience in that particular topic.

  • November 16 – Ensuring Effective Planning AND Monitoring and Strengthening Programs and Services; Melissa Westover, Estes Valley Restorative Justice
  • December 7 – Ensuring Adequate Financial Resources AND Protecting Assets
    and Providing Financial Oversight – TBD
  • January 11 – Ensuring Legal and Ethical Integrity AND Enhancing the Organization’s Public Standing ; Frank Lancaster, Town of Estes Park

Program Objectives & Outcomes

Objectives: to provide local training and discussion on the Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards to ensure that our community’s organizations have the resources, leadership, and oversight necessary to carry out their missions and other vital activities; build capacity for our community’s nonprofits; and, encourage networking, problem solving and resource building.  Specifically to train board members and other nonprofit leaders in the area of governance.

Outcomes: Improved knowledge of board roles and responsibilities and board governance issues resulting in increased nonprofit performance, effective stewardship of resources, increased sustainability, and a higher level of public trust.

Facilitated by: Melissa Westover, Estes Valley Restorative Justice
Cost: FREE
Registration Required (coming soon)

Bring your lunch and join us. For questions or more information, please contact Jill Lancaster, Executive Director at director@epnonprofit.org.

Don’t miss out! For more information and to join EPNRC today visit: EPNRC Membership

If you have ideas for future roundtable discussions, please contact EPNRC Executive Director, Jill Lancaster at director@epnonprofit.org

 

Dec
5
Tue
Grant Seeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts – Facilitated Webinar
Dec 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Grant Seeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts – Facilitated Webinar

December 5, 2017 * 3:30 – 5:00 pm * Estes Valley Library

This course is geared towards individuals involved in the arts and looking to fund any type of arts-related project.

If you are an individual involved in the arts and looking for funding to complete a project, mount an exhibition, put on a performance, conduct research, or anything else arts-related, this webinar will show you how to identify funders supporting individuals working in the arts. We will also touch on grantmaker motivations in funding individual artists, and the variety of support options available.

Foundation Center archived webinar facilitated by Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center.

Thanks to a grant from the Estes Park Rotary Foundation, this class is being offered at no chargRotarye for area organizations.

Dec
14
Thu
Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards-Ensuring Adequate Financial Resources, Protecting Assets, Providing Financial Oversight – Lunch & Learn Fall Series
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards-Session 4

EPNRC Lunch & Learn Roundtable Discussions Fall Series

Ten Basic Responsibilities of
Nonprofit Boards

Board Governance-Ensuring Adequate Financial Resources, Protecting Assets, Providing Financial Oversight

Thursday, December 7 * Noon – 1:30 pm 
Estes Valley Library, Hondius Room

 

These five monthly lunch & learn roundtable discussions will focus on the Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards.  Roundtables are free to all nonprofit leaders in or serving the Estes Valley with a special emphasis on encouraging board member attendance. Board members need more than enthusiasm for a cause, passion for a mission, or good intentions. To be effective, they need to understand and perform all of their governing responsibilities. Thanks to a generous grant from the Village Thrift shop, every organization will receive the highly acclaimed BoardSource book and workbook “Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards.”  It is our belief that by participating in live discussions around this issue, nonprofit leaders will take away real-life examples of how to LIVE and model great board governance.

Note: Limited to 50 organizations and each organization must make a commitment to send at least one person to each session.

Program Details – All Lunch & Learn Roundtable Discussions are held on Thursdays from Noon – 1:30 pm in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library.  Each roundtable discussion will be facilitated by leaders in the field – those with experience in that particular topic.

  • December 7 – Ensuring Adequate Financial Resources AND Protecting Assets
    and Providing Financial Oversight – TBD
  • January 11 – Ensuring Legal and Ethical Integrity AND Enhancing the Organization’s Public Standing ; Frank Lancaster, Town of Estes Park

Program Objectives & Outcomes

Objectives: to provide local training and discussion on the Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards to ensure that our community’s organizations have the resources, leadership, and oversight necessary to carry out their missions and other vital activities; build capacity for our community’s nonprofits; and, encourage networking, problem solving and resource building.  Specifically to train board members and other nonprofit leaders in the area of governance.

Outcomes: Improved knowledge of board roles and responsibilities and board governance issues resulting in increased nonprofit performance, effective stewardship of resources, increased sustainability, and a higher level of public trust.

Facilitated by:
Cost: FREE
Registration Required (coming soon)

Bring your lunch and join us. For questions or more information, please contact Jill Lancaster, Executive Director at director@epnonprofit.org.

Don’t miss out! For more information and to join EPNRC today visit: EPNRC Membership

If you have ideas for future roundtable discussions, please contact EPNRC Executive Director, Jill Lancaster at director@epnonprofit.org

 

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