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Writing Winning Proposals
Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 am
Location: Building A, A2100
Description: Whether you are new to proposal writing or simply in need of a refresher, this seminar is for you! "Writing Winning Proposals" will not only cover the major elements of both proposal writing and proposal budgeting but will also offer an opportunity for interactive dialogue between those who write grants and those who evaluate them.

Expert advice will be provided by a team of highly experienced professionals. Learn how to create both convincing narratives and solid budgets -- and help your organization get great grants! Both board and staff members are encouraged to attend.

Presenters: David Holmes - Acting Director and Regional Training Coordinator, The Foundation Center; Betsey Kamm - Director of Institutional Advancement, The Nord Center; Tim Kehres - Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio; Lee Lazar - Executive Director, Rainey Institute; LaTida Smith - Vice President of Programs, Outcomes and Learning, St. Luke's Foundation; Paul Putman - Program Officer, The Cleveland Foundation
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The World of Corporate Giving
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Email: www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 AM
Location: A Building, A2100
Description: Seeking to target companies that might fund your organization? Finding it hard to get information? Here’s your opportunity to explore the world of corporate philanthropy by speaking directly with leading executives! This session will help you gain a better understanding of the motivations for corporate giving; the differences between a direct corporate giving program and a company-sponsored foundation (and how that should influence your approach); the different pathways to creating partnerships with companies; how to match your organization's needs with the interests of a corporation; and how to use the Foundation Center's resources and research tools to identify corporate prospects.

Presenters will include:

Barry Doggett, Senior Vice President, Public and Community Affairs - Eaton
Dave Enzerra, President, The Lubrizol Foundation
David Holmes, Regional Training Coordinator and Acting Director - The Foundation Center
Maria Spangler, Director, Community Engagement, The Sherwin-Williams Company
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Writing Winning Proposals: Your Guide to Getting Great Grants
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Location: Lakeland Main Campus-Bldg. A, Room 2100
Description: Whether you are new to proposal writing or simply in need of a refresher, this seminar is for you! "Writing Winning Proposals" will not only cover the major elements of both proposal writing and proposal budgeting but will also offer an opportunity for interactive dialogue between those who write grants and those who evaluate them.

Expert advice will be provided by a team of highly experienced professionals. Learn how to create both convincing narratives and solid budgets -- and help your organization get great grants! Both board and staff members are encouraged to attend.

Presenters: David Holmes - Acting Director and Regional Training Coordinator, The Foundation Center; Betsey Kamm - Director of Institutional Advancement, The Nord Center; Tim Kehres - Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio; Lee Lazar - Executive Director, Rainey Institute; Tim McCue - Senior Program Officer, William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation; Paul Putman - Program Officer, The Cleveland Foundation
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Raise Your Voice! 12 Resolutions for Improving Nonprofit Communications
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30-10:30 am
Location: Lakeland-Kirtland, Bldg. A, Room 2100 (CLI)
Description: Every day, meaningful causes are trying to rise above the noise and be heard. Is your voice one of those?

Mission-driven design is a framework for understanding how your organization’s purpose, character, and culture help create its unique personality and distinctive voice. The resolutions in the Cause Communications Manifesto are 12 timeless strategic, inspirational, relational, and aspirational principles for better communications. Together they provide your nonprofit with the foundation for inspiring your audiences and connecting them with your mission and impact.

Participants will gain an awareness of the principles of mission-driven design and insights into how the Manifesto principles can positively impact their communications and supporter relationships.

This seminar will help executive directors, communication and development directors, board members, grant and program managers, and related nonprofit staff become more effective communicators.

Presenters include Brian Sooy, Principal and Design Director, Aespire and Julie Chase-Morefield, Executive Director, Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio.

Sign-in, breakfast and networking begin at 8:00 am. Fee includes continental breakfast.

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Introduction to Fundraising Planning: Creating a Strong Plan for a Sustainable Future
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30-10:30 am
Location: Building A, Room 2100 (CLI)
Description: Introduction to Fundraising Planning provides an overview of the process of strategically developing the components of a fundraising plan and demonstrates how to analyze your organization's financial situation and create strategies for cultivating multiple revenue streams through sound financial planning. You will learn how to conduct an assets inventory, develop a case statement, identify fundraising partners, and prepare an overall plan and calendar. You will also have an opportunity to discuss the fundraising process with a diverse group of experienced professionals and hear their recommendations for success.

This seminar is designed for all nonprofit leaders and managers, including not only executive directors, development directors, and other staff but also interested board members.

Presenters: Toby Blossom, Vice President & Client Advisor, FirstMerit Bank - Charitable Advisory Group; David Holmes, Acting Director, Foundation Center – Cleveland; Sunny Masters, Chief Development Officer, Hospice of the Western Reserve; Ed Mayer, Director of Development, Lake Erie College; Jack Sherwin, President, Mid-Continent Ventures, Inc.; and Lauren Steiner, President, Grants Plus.

Continental breakfast, sign-in and networking begin at 8:00 AM.

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Charity Governance and Mismanagement: Lessons from the "Madoff Madness"
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Email: nonprofit@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Location: Mooreland Mansion at Lakeland Community College
Description: "Devoid of due diligence -- and now dead" is an apt description of some of the charities associated with former financier and convicted felon Bernie Madoff and his investment company. Tempted by the promise of financial gain, persons in positions of responsibility simply ignored the obvious, leading to disastrous consequences for themselves and their organizations. Join us on November 5 for some great lessons from the "Madoff Madness" about appropriate management, good governance, due diligence, and ethical and legal requirements.

This two-hour seminar is intended for financial advisors, accountants, legal counsel, and nonprofit leaders, both board and staff. It is presented by the Lakeland Foundation, the Lakeland Nonprofit and Public Service Center, and the Lake County Bar Association with the generous sponsorship of Key Private Bank. It will be followed by a networking reception with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Presenters: Charles M. Miller, J.D., Senior Director of Planned Giving at Case Western Reserve University, and J. William (Bill) Speros, J.D., Attorney Consulting in Evidence Management and Electronic Discovery. Mr. Miller previously served in the Ohio Attorney General's Office overseeing charity compliance and regulatory matters, and Mr. Speros provided extensive consultation to the Madoff bankruptcy trustee.

This program will be highly informative for all who lead, manage, or audit charities. If seeking two hours of CEUs for this presentation, please specify the type of professional certificate at time of registration. This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education. This course is also eligible for Continuing Professional Education from the Accountancy Board of Ohio. And, approval is pending for Continuing Education from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. CEUs: 2.00 Hours: 2.00

Don't forget your certificate! If you are requesting a professional certificate when you register for this course, please be sure to pick it up at the end of the presentation. The networking reception begins at 5:00 p.m.

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Grantmakers as Partners
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 am
Location: CLI, Building A, Room A2101
Description: Grantmakers as Partners: How to Develop, Cultivate and Maintain Relationships with Your Organization's Funders

While grant proposals are a critical part of the foundation fundraising process, the proposal never stands alone. What's also critically important is relationships -- how a nonprofit organization communicates with donors and prospective donors in the interest of building philanthropic partnerships.

This seminar will provide insight into the grantseeking and grantmaking processes, focusing on the many opportunities for communication between grantseekers and potential funders, from the start of the relationship to the grant award -- and beyond.


Participants will learn best practices for initiating contact with potential funders; planning calls and meetings, including site visits; and effectively communicating with funders while proposals are pending. The session will also provide important insights on successfully managing "life after the grant," including:

Understanding the grant relationship

Tips for engaging the funder during the life of the grant

Best practices in managing the reports and communication required to build long-term partnerships with donors, ultimately leading to opportunities for future support

Following an overview by David Holmes, Acting Director of The Foundation Center – Cleveland, attendees will enjoy a highly interactive discussion with a distinguished panel representing various types of grantmaking organizations: Deena Epstein, The George Gund Foundation; Kathy Hallissey, The Cleveland Foundation; Dr. William Hiller, Executive Director, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation; and Dolores J. Lowery, President, FirstEnergy Foundation.  

Sign-in, breakfast and networking begin at 8:00 am. Fee includes continental breakfast.

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Ohio's Sunshine Laws - Mandated House Bill 9 Training
Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 1:00 - 4:15
Location: Building H, Room H101
Description: The foundation of Ohio’s Sunshine Laws is the principle that citizens are much more likely to have both trust and confidence in governmental institutions that are open to public scrutiny. House Bill 9, passed by the 126th Ohio General Assembly, strengthens these important laws and gives the Office of the Ohio Attorney General primary responsibility for ensuring that public officials across the state understand them.

Among other provisions, HB 9 mandates that during each term served in elected office, all elected officials* or their appropriate designees obtain three hours of public records training via a curriculum approved by the Ohio Attorney General.  This mandate applies whether the official was appointed or elected to that office.

*Judges and clerks of court are exempt from this requirement.

Records Management and Retention Optional Training - Following the Sunshine Laws session, an additional hour of (optional) training will be available on records management and document retention for those who are interested.

View course description and register at the Ohio Attorney General website or call 877-AG-4-OHIO.

View additional helpful information regarding the public records law







Greater Than the Sum of the Parts: Integrating Strategies for Fundraising Success
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30 - 10:30am
Location: Building A, Room A2100
Description:
In a time of continuing economic challenges, having a strong and diverse array of revenue sources is more important than ever. Join us at Lakeland as three leading nonprofit professionals share their wisdom on how to:

Create a plan for simultaneously pursuing a variety of revenue streams

Develop integrated fundraising strategies in order to execute the plan

Implement and benchmark development efforts

Deploy the talents of board, staff, and volunteers to maximum advantage


Featured presenters include Beth Darmstadter, Director of Development at The Gathering Place; Marie Monago, Chief Development Officer at the Cleveland Botanical Garden; and Deborah Osgood, Vice President of Development and Marketing at Achievement Centers for Children.

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Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Building H, Room H101
Description: Post-Employment Issues...
Representation...
Influence Peddling....
Confidentiality.... Supplemental Compensation

Presenter: Susan Willeke,
Education and Communications Administrator
Ohio Ethics Commission

The Ohio Ethics Commission promotes ethics in public service to strengthen the public's confidence that government business is conducted with impartiality and integrity.

The Ohio Ethics Law session on June 6, 2013 will provide timely information regarding restrictions in the Ohio Ethics Law and related statutes that pertain to all public servants – including public employees as well as elected and appointed public officials. Private sector parties who are regulated by, or who do business with, public offices are encouraged to attend as well. This program will also be of interest to members of the general public — anyone interested in doing the right thing!

Join us at Lakeland to learn:

How to identify and avoid acting on potential conflicts of interest

The definition of public contracts and ethics prohibitions related to public contracts

How to identify potential post-employment requirements

What general assistance is available from the Ohio Ethics Commission to understand and comply with the Ethics Law and related statutes.

There is no fee, but pre-registration is required.

To register, visit www.lakelandcc.edu/ce or call (440) 525-7116 and mention registration code number 14UNPC109.01.

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The World of Corporate Giving
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-10:30am
Location: Building A, Room A2100
Description:
Seeking to target companies that might fund your organization? Finding it hard to get information?

Join us for the perfect introduction to the world of corporate support for the nonprofits! This session on corporate philanthropy will help you understand the motivations for corporate giving; the differences between a direct corporate giving program and a company-sponsored foundation (and how that should influence your approach); the different pathways to creating partnerships with companies; how to match your organization's needs with the interests of a corporation; and how to use the Foundation Center's resources and research tools to identify corporate prospects.

Presenters will include:

Carrie Carpenter, Senior Vice President and Midwest Director of Public Affairs, Charter One

Dave Enzerra, President, The Lubrizol Foundation

John Gest, Director, Northeast Ohio Office and Statewide Corporate Services, Philanthropy Ohio

David Holmes, Regional Training Coordinator - The Foundation Center

Kurt Karakul, President, Third Federal Foundation

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A Community Conversation on the Ohio Budget
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Location: Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, Building D
Description: Ohio Governor Kasich has proposed a two-year, $63.3 billion budget that would significantly cut both income and sales taxes while dramatically broadening the sales-tax base to include previously tax-exempt services. In addition, oil and gas severance taxes would be increased, the funding formula for primary and secondary education would be revamped, and an estimated 275,000 Ohioans would be covered by health-care insurance as part of a Medicaid expansion.   

The proposed budget is far from simple -- and it will unquestionably affect all of our lives!

Please join us on Monday, April 29 for a Community Conversation on the Ohio Budget moderated by former Congressman Dennis E. Eckart, President of North Shore Associates. Other speakers will include:

The Honorable David E. Anderson, Mayor of Willoughby, Ohio

Dr. Jon Honeck, Edward D. and Dorothy E. Lynde Fellow, Center for Community Solutions

Kimm Leininger, Executive Director, United Way Services of Geauga County

Dr. Anthony Podojil, Executive Director of the Alliance for High Quality Education; Partner at Cedar Brook Financial Partners

John Rampe, President, Torque Transmission

Zach Schiller, Research Director, Policy Matters Ohio

No fee, but pre-registration is required.

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Prospect Research Basics: Insights from the Insiders
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30-10:30am
Location: Holden University Center, Room 119
Description: Researching individual donors can sometimes be harder than researching foundations. Learn from the experts how to identify and research prospective donors!

This seminar on the basics of prospect research will address such frequently asked questions as:

How can I compile a list of potential donors?

What strategies should I use to research the individuals on my list?

What kind of information is relevant? What free information sources are available on the Web?

What ethical standards must be applied when finding out information about individuals?

Presenters will include: Chris Dawson, Senior Prospect Research and Management Specialist, Office of Institutional Relations and Development, University Hospitals of Cleveland; David Holmes, Regional Training Coordinator, Foundation Center-Cleveland; Dorothy Oluonye, Research Analyst, Case Western Reserve University and Kathy Rowe, Research Specialist, Cleveland Museum of Art.  

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Writing Winning Proposals: Your Guide to Getting Great Grants
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Location: A2100
Description: Whether you are new to proposal writing or simply in need of a refresher, this seminar is for you! "Writing Winning Proposals" will not only cover the major elements of proposal writing and proposal budgeting but will also offer an opportunity for interactive dialogue between those who write grants and those who evaluate them.
Expert advice will be provided by a team of experienced professionals. Learn how to create convincing narratives and solid budgets -- and help your organization get great grants!
Both board and staff members are encouraged to attend.   
Presenters:

Ann Fairhurst, Lake-Geauga Officer
The Cleveland Foundation

Susan Griffin. Executive Director
Long Term Care Ombudsman

Adriennie Hatten, Program Officer
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

David Holmes, Regional Training Coordinator
The Foundation Center—Cleveland

Greg Sanders, Executive Director
Lake Health Foundation

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A Fresh Look at Multiple Generations in the Nonprofit Work Place and Board Room
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 am
Location: Building A, Room A2100
Description: How can organizations benefit from the knowledge and skills that diverse generations bring to the table -- both in the work place and in the board room?

How can nonprofits successfully draw upon a broad age spectrum in order to capitalize on the talents of multiple generations and advance the organization's mission?

This session will consider the characteristics of different generations (including facts, perceptions, and misperceptions) and identify creative solutions for developing strong intergenerational boards and a successful intergenerational nonprofit work force.

All board and staff members will benefit from this discussion, so please mark your calendar for January 24th -- whether you're a Traditionalist, a Baby Boomer, a member of Gen X, or a Millennial!  

Moderator:
Marianne Crosley, President and CEO Cleveland Leadership Center

Panelists:
Nelson Beckford,  Program Officer
The Cleveland Foundation

Kari Mirkin, Co-Founder and President
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - Cleveland

Linda Springer, Executive Director Cleveland Social Venture Partners

Presenter:
Jessie Baginski, Executive Director Leadership Lake County

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Legal or Liable? What Every Nonprofit Manager and Board Member Should Know
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30-10:30 am
Location: Building A, Room 2100
Description: Nonprofit leaders -- and boards of trustees, in particular -- are responsible for maintaining accountability and ensuring the legal and ethical integrity of their organizations.

This workshop, which will be presented by a CPA and a former Ohio Assistant Attorney General, is expressly designed to help board members and nonprofit managers understand how they and their organizations can avoid liability. An array of legal and accounting topics will be covered, including: common reasons nonprofit organizations get sued (and how to prevent that from happening); laws that govern fundraising activities, including gambling and charity benefits; fiduciary and other duties; risk management; record keeping, reporting, and disclosure requirements; campaign and lobbying rules; and unrelated business income.

Board members and nonprofit managers are encouraged to attend, along with others from the same organization. Once registered, participants are encouraged to submit their questions in advance to:
nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu.

Presenters: David M. Reape, CPA, Senior Manager - Ciuni & Panichi, Inc.;
Charles M. Miller, J.D., CNM - Senior Director of Planned Giving - Case Western Reserve University; Former Ohio Assistant Attorney General, Charitable Section   

*Continental breakfast, networking, and sign-in begin at 8:00 a.m.*

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS!
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Email: NONPROFITCENTER@LAKELANDCC.EDU
Time: 8:30 -10:30AM
Description: Legal or Liable? What Every Nonprofit Manager and Board Member Should Know
December 6, 2012

Writing Winning Proposals
February 26, 2013

Understanding Collaboration
March 27, 2013

Fundamentals of Fundraising
(with the Association of Fundraising Professionals)
March 21 and 22, 2013

Prospect Research
April 23, 2013

Corporate Giving
May 21, 2013

Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?
(presented by the Ohio Ethics Commission)
June 6, 2013

Stay tuned for details!



Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-10:30am
Location: Lakeland Community College Holden University Ctr.
Description: A successful nonprofit organization needs to cultivate multiple revenue streams through sound financial planning. Introduction to Fundraising Planning will show you how to analyze your organization's financial situation and develop a fundraising plan that includes a variety of revenue sources. You will also have an opportunity to discuss the fundraising process with experienced grantmakers and hear their recommendations for success.

This seminar is designed for all nonprofit leaders and managers, including not only executive directors, development directors, and other staff, but also interested board members.

Presenters:

David Holmes, Regional Training Coordinator
The Foundation Center - Cleveland

Tim McCue, Program Officer
William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation

Jill Paulsen, Director of Grant Programs Cuyahoga Arts and Culture

LaTida Smith, Vice President for Programs Outcomes, and Learning
Saint Luke's Foundation.

Continental breakfast, sign-in and networking begin at 8:00 a.m.

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Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Lakeland Community College
Description:
The Ohio Ethics Commission promotes ethics in public service to strengthen the public's confidence that government business is conducted with impartiality and integrity.

This session will provide timely information regarding restrictions in the Ohio Ethics Law and related statutes that pertain to all public servants – including public employees as well as elected and appointed public officials. Private sector parties who are regulated or who do business with public offices are encouraged to attend as well.

Susan Willeke, Education and Communications Administrator at the Ohio Ethics Commission, is a dynamic and experienced presenter.

Join us at Lakeland to learn:
* How to identify and avoid acting on potential conflicts of interest
* The definition of public contracts and ethics prohibitions related to public contracts
* How to identify potential post-employment requirements
* What general assistance is available from the Ohio Ethics Commission to understand and comply with the Ethics Law and related statutes

This session meets the requirements of the Governor's Executive Order pertaining to Ethics training for public officials and employees.

**There is no fee, but pre-registration is necessary. **

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Understanding Collaboration
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-10:30am
Location: Building A, Room A2100
Description:
Strategic collaborations, joint programming, and mergers are becoming more and more important to the nonprofit and public sectors every day. Understanding the array of options for working collaboratively to achieve mission-critical impact is a must for both the professional and volunteer leadership of today's organizations.

This new seminar will walk you through the basics of collaboration and provide you with:

An understanding of why nonprofits are choosing collaboration

Knowledge on the range of collaboration options available

A framework for the basic process steps in forging successful collaborative relationships

Action steps for further exploration

Access to model collaborations

An introduction to the Nonprofit Collaboration Database

Featured presenters and guests will include: David Holmes, Regional Training Coordinator of the Foundation Center;Linda Johanek, CEO of the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center; Joy Roller, Executive Director of the Gordon Square Arts District; and Deborah Vesy, President of the Deaconess Community Foundation.

Breakfast, sign-in and coffee begin at 8:00 am. Fee includes continental breakfast.

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Are We Doing it Right? Money, Management, and Nonprofit Survival
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-10:30am
Location: Building A, Room A2100
Description:
Serving a nonprofit organization in a leadership role – whether as a board member or as an executive – requires providing sound financial oversight.

This session will tackle such key questions as:

What are the key financial activities that must be accomplished in any organization?

Who is doing this work on behalf of our organization -- and are these the right people?

What do sound financial practices look like--and are we following such practices?

Do we have the right internal controls?

Are we in compliance with requirements?

What is our comfort level with how things are going "on our watch"?

Establishing the right committees to address the areas of financial management, investment, and audit is an important and necessary step.

This seminar will discuss how to establish the appropriate committees and will explain how different options and approaches make sense for organizations of different sizes.

Partnering to present this very special session on the fiduciary and financial responsibilities of nonprofit boards and senior management will be J.T. Mullen, retired Chief Financial Officer of the Cleveland Foundation, and John ("Jack") Sherwin, Jr., former Chair of the Cleveland Foundation Board of Directors. These experienced leaders will share best practices and offer solid recommendations for both board members and staff.

Breakfast, sign-in and coffee begin at 8:00 am. $45 fee includes continental breakfast.

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Managing the Media: Crisis Communications and Media Relations
Date: Friday, May 4, 2012
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:00am-3:15pm
Location: Building D, Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Description:
In the event of a crisis everyone is going to want answers -- fast: your staff, their relatives, clients, stakeholders, taxpayers, community leaders -- the list is endless. And you’ll quickly find out what it means to “Feed the Beast” when the media descends upon you.

They say it takes a lifetime to build a reputation and only a few seconds to destroy one. In a split second you could find yourself in a position where you need to know how to handle the media or be a public spokesperson. Would you know what to do or how to respond?

This six-hour training session, which will be led by Bruce M. Hennes, a leading expert in crisis communications, media training, and media relations consulting, is designed to provide practical instruction to government officials, community leaders, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, businesses, medical providers, boards of health, fire and law enforcement personnel, and other first responders. It will include training on handling the media in an extreme crisis situation.

Topics to be covered include:
• Establishing and maintaining “control of the message”
• The role of social media during times of crisis
• What reporters expect; what you should expect
• Defining and creating key messages
• The differences among various types of media interviews (print, TV, radio) and how each requires different skill sets
• What to do when lawyers insist on a strict “no comment”

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Fee: $25.00

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Writing Winning Proposals: Your Guide to Getting Great Grants
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-10:30am
Location: Building A, Room A2100
Description: Whether you are new to proposal writing or simply in need of a refresher, this seminar is for you! "Writing Winning Proposals" will not only cover the major elements of both proposal writing and proposal budgeting but will also offer an opportunity for interactive dialogue between those who write grants and those who evaluate them.

Expert advice will be provided by a team of highly experienced professionals, including:

• Nelson Beckford, Program Officer, The Cleveland Foundation
• David Holmes, Regional Training Coordinator, The Foundation Center - Cleveland
• Betsey Kamm, Director of Institutional Advancement, The Nord Center
• Brint Learned, Executive Director, Rabbit Run Community Arts Association
• Leslie Nelson, Senior Program Officer, The Burton D. Morgan Foundation
• Lauren Steiner, President, Grants Plus

Learn how to create both convincing narratives and solid budgets -- and help your organization get great grants! Both board and staff members are encouraged to attend.   

Sign-in, continental breakfast and networking begin at 8:00 a.m

$45.00 fee includes materials and continental breakfast.

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Sunshine Laws Training
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 1:00pm-4:15pm
Location: Lakeland Community College Performing Arts Center
Description:
The foundation of Ohio’s Sunshine Laws is the principle that citizens are much more likely to have both trust and confidence in governmental institutions that are open to public scrutiny. House Bill 9, passed by the 126th Ohio General Assembly, strengthens these important laws and gives the Office of the Ohio Attorney General primary responsibility for ensuring that public officials across the state understand them.

Among other provisions, HB 9 mandates that during each term served in elected office, all elected officials* or their appropriate designees obtain three hours of public records training via a curriculum approved by the Ohio Attorney General.  This mandate applies whether the official was appointed or elected to that office.

*Judges and clerks of court are exempt from this requirement.

Records Management and Retention
Optional Training (4:30pm - 5:30 pm)

Following the Sunshine Laws session, an additional hour of (optional) training will be available on records management and document retention for those who are interested.

To register for the April 12th session on Ohio’s Sunshine Laws, visit the Attorney General’s web site at:

http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/SunshineLawTrainings
or call 877-AG-4-OHIO.

Additional helpful information regarding the public records law can be found at: 
http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/sunshine



How to Approach a Foundation: From Initial Contact to Getting Funded
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30AM-10:30AM
Location: Building A, Room A2100
Description:
While grant proposals are a critical part of the foundation fundraising process, the proposal never stands alone. What's also critically important is how you and your organization communicate with donors and prospective donors in the interest of building philanthropic partnerships.

This exciting seminar will offer tips on initiating and building relationships with foundations, starting with the initial approach. Every stage of the process will be addressed: what to do prior to submission, while the proposal is pending, and after the funder's decision has been made. Topics covered include: how to initiate contact with potential funders; planning calls and other communications; managing site visits; and communicating with funders after the grant decision has been reached.

Join us to hear a panel of foundation representatives offer candid perspectives from varying vantage points and respond to the questions you always wanted to ask.

Presenters will include:

Marcia Egbert—Senior Program Officer for Human Services, The George Gund Foundation

Ann Fairhurst—Lake-Geauga Officer, The Cleveland Foundation

Walter Ginn—Trustee, The Frank Hadley Ginn and Cornelia Root Ginn Charitable Trust

David Holmes – Regional Training Coordinator, The Foundation
Center – Cleveland

Networking and continental breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.

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Board Renewal and Revitalization: The Power of the Nominating Committee
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 5:30pm -8:00pm
Location: Lakeland Community College, Room A2100
Description:
Is your Board functioning as it should -- as a strong partner for the organization?  Do you have enough community representation?  Do you have enough of the right expertise? Is it time for “new blood”?  Are you preparing the next crop of leaders?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, please join us as we gain new ideas for improved Board performance! 

Whether the leadership role in Board renewal is carried out by a “Nominating Committee” or a year round “Governance/Board Development Committee,” it is vital that the Board take the proper measures to ensure its own vitality and effectiveness. 

In this highly interactive session led by skilled facilitator Sarah Spengler, MSOD, we will consider the powerful role this important committee can play in how well the Board functions; review “best practices” for not-for-profits regarding Board structure and recruitment processes; and discuss the reasons – and the need – for a year-round role for this key committee.

Participants are strongly encouraged to register in teams -- teams of Board members or teams comprised of both Board and staff members.

Fee $55.00 (includes buffet supper)

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Introduction to Corporate Giving
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 am
Location: CLI, Building A, Room A2100
Description: Seeking to target companies that might fund your organization?

Finding it hard to get information?

Join us for the perfect introduction to the world of corporate support for the nonprofits! This session on corporate philanthropy will help you understand the motivations for corporate giving; the differences between a direct corporate giving program and a company-sponsored foundation (and how that should influence your approach); the different pathways to creating partnerships with companies; how to match your organization's needs with the interests of a corporation; and how to use the Foundation Center's resources and research tools to identify corporate prospects.

Presenters will include:
Barry Doggett, Senior Vice President - Public and Community Affairs, Eaton Corporation
Dave Enzerra, President, The Lubrizol Foundation
David Holmes, Regional Training Coordinator - The Foundation Center
Stephen Norton, Director - Corporate Communications, STERIS Corporation
Jack Sherwin, Executive-in-Residence, Lakeland Community College

Sign-in, networking, and continental breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.

$45 fee includes materials and continental breakfast

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The Nuts and Bolts of Not-for-Profit Boards: A Fresh Look at Board Roles and Responsibilities
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2011
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: CLI, Building A, Room A2100
Description: Do you have new board members who have little or no previous board experience? Are some board members struggling with the difference between board and staff roles? Would you benefit from a refresher on the current thinking about board roles and responsibilities?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, please join us for this highly interactive session led by skilled facilitator Sarah Spengler, Program Director for Organizational Assessment, United Way of Greater Cleveland. We’ll consider the basic roles and responsibilities of boards in light of today’s pressures on not-for-profits and look at some new thinking about how to differentiate board and staff roles. You'll come away with new ideas and ways get the discussion started about this important topic at your next board meeting. The intent of this session is to help you help your board become a well-oiled machine, firing on all cylinders! Organizations are strongly encouraged to send a board-staff team to this session and/or multiple board members.

$55 Fee includes buffet supper.

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Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Email:
nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Location: CLI, Building A, Room A2100
Description: Does your organization have a fundraising plan?

Does the plan encompass a variety of revenue sources?

A successful nonprofit organization needs to cultivate multiple revenue streams through sound financial planning.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning will show you how to analyze your organization's financial situation and develop a fundraising plan that includes a variety of revenue sources. You will also have an opportunity to discuss the fundraising process with experienced
grantmakers and grantseekers and hear their recommendations for success. This seminar is designed for all nonprofit leaders and managers, including not only executive directors, development directors, and other staff, but also interested board members.  

Presenters:
Leah Gary, President and CEO, William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation

David Holmes, Regional Training Coordinator, Foundation Center – Cleveland

Shayna Jackson, Executive Director, WomenSafe

Ben Light, Director of Operations, The Gathering Place

Danny Williams, Executive Director, The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland

Continental breakfast, networking, and sign-in begin at 8:00.

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The Ohio Society of CPAs and The United Way Not-for-Profit Leadership Symposium
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:20am-4:10pm
Location: DoubleTree Hotel Cleveland South
Description:
The Ohio Society of CPAs and The United Way bring you the 24th Annual Not-for-Profit Leadership Symposium.

The Lakeland Community College Nonprofit and Public Service Center is pleased to be a sponsor of one of the most anticipated nonprofit events in Northeast Ohio.

Whether you’re new to the nonprofit community or a seasoned pro, this popular program is designed to help you effectively navigate the rapidly changing world of not-for-profits.

Now in its 24th year, this symposium provides valuable information for not-for-profit leaders, executives, board members, finance and development directors, finance staff, and CPAs with not-for-profit clients.

Not-for-Profit Registrant Fee: $75

CPA Registrant Fees:
Early Fee - $179 (Register by Sept. 22 to save $50!)
Standard Fee - $229

Register online at ohioscpa.com or by phone at CPAnswers - 888-959-1212
(Course #51161CL)

The subsidized registration fee of $75 is offered to registrants from not-for-profit organizations and is made available by the 2011 Program Sponsors.


Sunshine Laws Training (House Bill 9 Certified Training)
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 1:00 - 4:15 pm
Location: Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Description: The foundation of Ohio’s Sunshine Laws is the principle that citizens are much more likely to have both trust and confidence in governmental institutions that are open to public scrutiny. House Bill 9, passed by the 126th Ohio General Assembly, strengthens these important laws and gives the Office of the Ohio Attorney General primary responsibility for ensuring that public officials across the state understand them.

Among other provisions, HB 9 mandates that during each term served in elected office, all elected officials* or their appropriate designees obtain three hours of public records training via a curriculum approved by the Ohio Attorney General. This mandate applies whether the official was appointed or elected to that office.

Records Management and Retention
Optional Training
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Following the Sunshine Laws session, an additional hour of optional training will be available on records management and retention for those who are interested.

Additional helpful information regarding the public records law can be found at:

http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/sunshine


To register for the August 16th session on Ohio’s Sunshine Laws, visit the Attorney General’s web site at:

http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/SunshineLawTrainings

or call 877-AG-4-OHIO.

*Judges and clerks of court are exempt from this requirement.



Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Health Technologies Building, Room H101
Description: The Ohio Ethics Commission promotes ethics in public service to strengthen the public's confidence that government business is conducted with impartiality and integrity.

Susan Willeke, Education and Communications Administrator, Ohio Ethics Commission, will provide timely information regarding restrictions in the Ohio Ethics Law and related statutes that pertain to all public servants – including public employees as well as elected and appointed public officials. Private sector parties who are regulated or who do business with public offices are encouraged to attend as well.

This session meets the requirements of the Governor's Executive Order pertaining to Ethics training for public officials and employees.

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Your Board and Fundraising
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Email:
nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 am
Location: Lakeland Community College, Room A2100
Description: It's the job of the board of trustees to ensure that an organization has the resources it needs to advance its mission. Successful fundraising occurs when a nonprofit's volunteer leadership is enthusiastically engaged in the process, and when the board of directors and the professional staff work together in a strategic and coordinated way.

Following the presentation, join in a discussion with guest panelists as they share their insights on how professional and volunteer leaders can work together as a team to ensure the success of the fundraising process.

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A Community Conversation on the Ohio Budget
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Performing Arts Center, Building D
Description: The State of Ohio is in dire financial straits and faces an $8 billion shortfall.

Governor John Kasich has unveiled a budget proposal for FY 2012-2013 that he has called a “transformational” plan to create more jobs and fill the shortfall while at the same time preserving a two-year, $800 million personal income-tax cut.

The Governor’s $55.5 billion budget plan includes major structural changes and several significant cuts, but no tax increases. Also included are recommendations to privatize services and incentives for public entities to partner in order to realize savings and efficiencies.

Join us on April 26th for a Community Conversation on the Ohio Budget moderated by former Congressman Dennis E. Eckart. Other speakers will include:

• The Honorable David E. Anderson, Mayor of Willoughby, Ohio
• Emily Campbell, Public Policy Fellow at the Center for Community Solutions
• Michael Canty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alloy Bellows and Precision Welding, Inc.
• Kim Fraser, Executive Director, Lake County ADAMHS Board
• Keith Hocevar, Field Representative, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 16
• Brian Larson, Northeast Ohio Coordinator for Advocates for Budget Legislative Equality


No fee, but pre-registration is required.

View course description and register or call (440) 525-7116.





You Got the Grant, Now What?
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am- 10:30am
Location: Center for Learning Innovation, Room A2100
Description: Congratulations! You’ve received the award letter! Now is the time to focus on best practices in managing the reports and sustaining the communication required to build long-term partnerships with foundations – ultimately leading to more opportunities for financial support.

Both staff members and trustees of your organization will have an opportunity to join in the conversation as Jack Sherwin, Lakeland Executive in Residence and former Chairperson of The Cleveland Foundation, moderates an interactive dialogue with experienced grantmakers and grantseekers.

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Managing the Media: Crisis Communications & Media Relations
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:00am - 12:00p
Location: Lakeland Community College, H101
Description: Managing the Media:
Crisis Communications & Media Relations

For Government Officials, Community Leaders, Nonprofits, Education, Business, Boards of Health, Medical Providers, Fire,
Law Enforcement & Other First Responders

Thursday, February 24, 2011
(NOTE: This seminar was originally scheduled to take place on February 3rd. It was canceled due to severe weather.)

Registration 7:30 a.m.; Seminar 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. There is no need to re-register if you had previously signed up for the February 3rd seminar.

Seminar Sponsor: Nonprofit and Public Service Center - Lakeland Community College

Co-Sponsors:

Lakeland Community College Police Department
Lake County General Health District
Lake County Sheriff Daniel A. Dunlap
Ashtabula County Emergency Management Agency
Lake County Educational Service Center
Lake Communicators
American Red Cross - Greater Cleveland Chapter
Business Emergency Planning Institute

In the event of a crisis everyone is going to want answers.
Are you prepared?


And when that crisis happens, you will quickly find out what it means
to "Feed the Beast" when the media descends upon you.

They say it takes a lifetime to build a reputation and only a few seconds to destroy one. In a split second you could find yourself in a position where you need to know how to handle the media or be a public spokesperson.

In this half-day training session, you will receive practical instruction about how to manage the media.

This seminar will also give leaders the tools to navigate the harsh realities of speaking to the public, media, partners and stakeholders during an intense public-safety emergency (e.g. mass casualty, pandemic flu, terrorism and other extreme situations involving threats to life and limb).

Instructor:

Bruce Hennes
Hennes Paynter Communications
www.crisiscommunications.com

This seminar has been approved for Continuing Professional Training (CPT) hours by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, Office of the Attorney General.

Cost: Free, but space is strictly limited, so reservations are an absolute must.

NOTE: When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. That confirmation email may make reference to an "e-ticket" you should bring with you when you arrive. That is NOT necessary...please ignore
the reference to the "e-ticket."

** In the event of a snow emergency on February 24, we will attempt to contact you by email. Information on closings will also be available on the Lakeland Emergency Closing Hotline (440) 525-7242, at www.lakelandcc.edu/closings and on the Lakeland Cable Network. In addition, authorized closing information will be reported to the major local radio and TV stations.



Writing Winning Proposals: Your Guide to Getting Great Grants
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 am
Location: T129
Description: Whether you are new to proposal writing or simply in need of a refresher, this seminar is for you! "Writing Winning Proposals" will not only cover the major elements of both proposal writing and proposal budgeting but will also offer an opportunity for interactive dialogue between those who write grants and those who evaluate them. Expert advice will be provided by a team of highly experienced professionals.

Both board and staff members are encouraged to attend.

Note: Sign-in, continental breakfast and networking begin at 8:00 a.m.

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Managing the Media
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Lakeland Community College, H101
Description: Managing the Media:
Crisis Communications & Media Relations

Cancelled due to severe weather.

For Government Officials, Community Leaders, Nonprofits, Education, Business, Boards of Health, Medical Providers, Fire,
Law Enforcement & Other First Responders

Thursday, February 3, 2011
(SNOW DATE: February 24)

Registration 7:30 a.m.; Seminar 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Seminar Sponsor Nonprofit and Public Service Center - Lakeland Community College

In the event of a crisis everyone is going to want answers.

Are you prepared?

And when that crisis happens, you will quickly find out what it means to "Feed the Beast" when the media descends upon you.

They say it takes a lifetime to build a reputation and only a few seconds to destroy one. In a split second you could find yourself in a position where you need to know how to handle the media or be a public spokesperson.

In this half-day training session, you will receive practical instruction about how to manage the media.

This seminar will also give leaders the tools to navigate the harsh realities of speaking to the public, media, partners and stakeholders during an intense public-safety emergency (e.g. mass casualty, pandemic flu, terrorism and other extreme situations involving threats to life and limb).

Instructor:

Bruce Hennes
Hennes Paynter Communications
www.crisiscommunications.com

This seminar has been approved for Continuing Professional Training (CPT) hours by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, Office of the Attorney General.

Cost: Free, but seating is strictly limited - reservations a must!

To register: http://lakelandcrisis-seminar2011.eventbrite.com

NOTE: When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. That confirmation email may make reference to an "e-ticket" you should bring with you when you arrive. That is NOT necessary...please ignore
the reference to the "e-ticket."

In the event of a snow emergency, we will endeavor to contact you by
email the day before or in the early morning prior to the seminar.
The SNOW DATE will be Thursday, February 24, 2011.





Government Affairs 101: Creating a Sustainable Government Affairs Operation for your Organization
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-10:30am
Location: A2100
Description: How can a nonprofit organization – regardless of size – build the internal capacity for establishing government affairs operations, pursuing funding, and influencing public policy? Join us on January 27th and learn how to create an effective government affairs strategy that will help to advance your organization; increase its access to public officials; engage your board, staff, and volunteers; and raise funding for your organization.

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How to Approach a Foundation: From Initial Contact to Getting Funded
Date: Monday, December 6, 2010
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30 - 10:30am
Location: Performing Arts Center, Building D
Description: This two-part seminar will offer tips on initiating and building relationships with foundations, starting with the initial approach. Every stage of the process will be addressed: what to do prior to submission, while the proposal is pending, and after the funder's decision has been made. Topics covered include: how to initiate contact with potential funders; planning calls and other communications; managing site visits; and communicating with funders after the grant decision has been reached.

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High Standards, High Visibility: Increasing Your Organization's Credibility
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30 - 11:00am
Location: A2100
Description: How can you ensure your organization's compliance with the highest standards of ethics and accountability? What measures can you take to increase your organizational credibility and at the same time earn both public confidence and broad public support?

PRESENTERS:
Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (Columbus): Marty Sweterlitsch, Chair; Jennifer L. Campbell Williams, Executive Director; Jennifer Eschbach, Director of Marketing and Membership

Better Business Bureau (Cleveland): David Weiss, President; Sue McConnell, Senior Vice President; Alexa Kyrkos, Trade Specialist

**Note: Sign-in, continental breakfast and networking begin at 8:00 a.m.

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Diversity Is More Than Just Black and White
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-11:30am
Location: Kirtland Campus, Building A, Room 2100
Description: An interactive workshop on diversity and inclusion. How can we effectively work across our differences? What are the best practices in diversity and inclusion management?

Presenters
Tameka L. Taylor, Ph.D., and Ruth E. Ramos, M.A.
Compass Consulting Services, LLC

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for counselors and social workers at no extra charge to participants.

Continental Breakfast, Networking and Sign-In begin at 8:00am

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ACCESSING GOVERNMENT FUNDING IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Description: How can your organization tap into state and federal funding sources? What are appropriate advocacy strategies?

Presenters: Lindsay Fello, Director of State Government Affairs, and Jon Kozesky, Government Affairs Coordinator G2G Consulting, LLC

In the current economic environment, many donors are experiencing rising demands for assistance despite reductions in their own assets. Government funding, however, is still available. This session, presented by experts from G2G Consulting, will address the four major means by which an organization can receive funding from the federal and state governments and will also provide guidance on appropriate nonprofit advocacy techniques.

Continental breakfast, networking, and sign-in begin at 8:00 a.m.

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Your Board and Fundraising
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2010
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30 -10:30am
Location: Kirtland Campus, Room A2100
Description: Continental breakfast, networking, and sign-in begin at 8:00 a.m.

Presenter
David M. Holmes – Regional Training Coordinator, The Foundation Center – Cleveland

Panelists
Charles D. (Charlie) Lawrence – President, The Music Settlement
Dennis Schwartz – Board Chair, The Music Settlement
Maureen Ischay – Director of Development, The Music Settlement
Spence Kline – Chief Executive Officer, Neighboring
Jeanne Lipps – Vice President, Neighboring Board of Trustees

Guest Moderator
Ann Fairhurst – Lake-Geauga Officer, The Cleveland Foundation

Following the presentation, join in a discussion with guest panelists from two very different organizations as they share their insights on how professional and volunteer leaders have worked together as a team to ensure the success of the fundraising process.

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The Audit Process and What It Means for Your Not-for-Profit Organization (Part III)
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Email:
nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-10:30am
Location: Kirtland Campus, Room A2100
Description: (Breakfast, sign-in, and networking begin at 8:00 a.m.)
Presenter: Maureen A. Wood - Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP, Akron/Cleveland.10SNPC148.01

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Reading and Understanding Not-for-Profit Financial Statements (Part II)
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-10:30am
Location: Kirtland Campus, Room A2100
Description: (Breakfast, sign-in, and networking begin at 8:00 a.m.)
Presenter: J.T. Mullen - Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Cleveland Foundation.

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Financial Management for Nonprofits (3 part series)
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-10:30am
Location: Kirtland Campus, Room A2100
Description: Financial Management for Nonprofits

Join us for this outstanding three-part series!

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Managing Financial Resources in Difficult Times (Part I)
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-10:30am
Location: Kirtland Campus, Room A2100
Description: (Breakfast, sign-in, and networking begin at 8:00 a.m.)

Presenter: J.T. Mullen - Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Cleveland Foundation.

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Resource Marketplace
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Kirtland Campus, Breakers Dining Hall
Description: RESOURCE MARKET: TACKLING TOUGH TIMES
Resources, Knowledge, and Networking

Thursday, March 18, 2010
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Lakeland Community College, Kirtland
Breakers Dining Hall (Building S)

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is necessary.

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Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2010
Email: cwillen@lakelandcc.edu
Description: Does your organization have a fundraising plan?

Does the plan encompass a variety of revenue sources?

Here's your chance to speak with funders about fundraising!

INTRODUCTION TO FUNDRAISING PLANNING
Thursday, February 18, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

(Sign-in, continental breakfast, and networking begin at 8:00 a.m.)
Lakeland Community College - Kirtland Campus
Center for Learning Innovation - Building A, Room 2101
A successful nonprofit organization needs to cultivate multiple revenue streams through sound financial planning. Introduction to Fundraising Planning will show you how to analyze your organization's situation and develop a fundraising plan that includes a variety of revenue sources. This session provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You will learn how to conduct an assets inventory, develop a case statement, identify fundraising partners, and prepare a fundraising plan and calendar. You will also have an opportunity to discuss the fundraising process with representatives of grant making organizations and hear their recommendations for success. This seminar is designed for all nonprofit leaders and managers, including not only Executive Directors, Development Directors, and other staff, but also interested Board Members.

Presenter
David Holmes, Regional Training Coordinator, Foundation Center - Cleveland

Panelists
Toby Blossom, Vice President, FirstMerit Bank, Charitable and Endowment Advisory Services
Ann Fairhurst, Lake-Geauga Officer, The Cleveland Foundation
Karen Sayre, Donor Relations Officer, The Cleveland Foundation

Moderator
Jack Sherwin, Philanthropist, Fundraiser, and Lakeland Foundation Executive-in-Residence

Fee: $35 Registration Code: 10WNPC105.01

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER !

If you need assistance with the registration process, please call the Continuning Education Office
at (440) 525-7116 or 1 (800) 589-8520

LAKELAND NONPROFIT AND PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER
www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit
nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
(440) 525-7434

For directions to Lakeland Community College and parking information, go to:
www.lakelandcc.edu/geneinfo/


Ohio's Sunshine Laws: House Bill 9 Certified Training
Date: Monday, February 1, 2010
Email: cwillen@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 1:00-4:15pm
Location: Room A2100
Description: The foundation of Ohio’s Sunshine Laws is the principle that citizens are much more likely to have both trust and confidence in governmental institutions that are open to public scrutiny. House Bill 9, passed by the 126th Ohio General Assembly, strengthens these important laws and gives the Office of the Ohio Attorney General primary responsibility for ensuring that public officials across the state understand them.

Among other provisions, HB 9 mandates that all elected officials* or their appropriate designees obtain three hours of public records training via a curriculum approved by the Ohio Attorney General during each term served in elected office. This mandate applies whether the official was appointed or elected to that office.

HOUSE BILL 9 CERTIFIED TRAINING

Monday, February 1, 2010
1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
(No Fee)

To register for the February 1, 2010 session on Ohio’s Sunshine Laws, visit the Attorney General's web site at: House-Bill-9-Certified-Training-Kirtland or call 877-AG-4-OHIO. Frequently asked questions regarding the Ohio Sunshine Laws Training Sessions are addressed in the attachment to this message.

*Judges and clerks of court are exempt from this requirement.

QUESTIONS REGARDING OHIO SUNSHINE LAWS TRAININGS (PDF)


Financing Ohio's Future: Human Services in Tough Times
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010
Email: cwillen@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: A-2100
Description: The "Budget Roadshow" comes to Lakeland!

Financing Ohio's Future:
Human Services in Tough Times
January 28, 2010
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Featuring Experts from the Center for Community Solutions
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Hosted by the Lakeland Nonprofit and Public Service Center
Lakeland Community College
Center for Learning Innovation - Building A, Room 2100
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, Ohio


Health and social service providers and advocates, public policy directors, funders, county employees, and public officials have a stake in the stability of services for vulnerable families and individuals.

Join us as we take a look back at the State FY 2010-2011 budget and identify systems that are most under stress as a result of decisions made during the process. Presentations by experts from the Center for Community Solutions will cover strategies for maintaining human service and education spending in a recession, the effects of the 2005 tax changes on state revenues, and challenges for the SFY 2012-2013 state budget.

Presenters will identify the tough decisions facing Ohio decision makers and explain how your organization can become more effective in the advocacy process. Participants will also be given training in strategic advocacy to affect these decisions.

This workshop is FREE, but registration is required.
To register, please contact Eboney Williams at ewilliams@CommunitySolutions.com.

Questions? Contact David Howard at (216) 781-2944, Ext. 406 or dhoward@CommunitySolutions.com.


Nonprofit and Public Service Center
Lakeland Community College
www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit
(440) 525-7434

View flyer (PDF)


Legal or Liable? What Every Nonprofit Manager and Board Member Should Know
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-10:30am
Location: A-2100
Description: Help Your Organization Do Things Right and Do the Right Thing

View course description and register on-line

Legal or Liable?
What Every Nonprofit Manager and Board Member Should Know

Lakeland Community College, Kirtland Campus
Center for Learning Innovation - Building A, Room 2100
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
(Continental breakfast and networking begin at 8:00 a.m.)

Nonprofit leaders -- and boards of trustees, in particular -- are responsible for maintaining accountability and ensuring the legal and ethical integrity of their organizations. This workshop, which will be presented by a CPA and a former Ohio Assistant Attorney General (Charitable Section), is expressly designed to help board members and nonprofit managers understand how they and their organizations can avoid liability. An array of legal and accounting topics will be covered, including: common reasons nonprofit organizations get sued (and how to prevent that from happening); laws that govern fundraising activities, including gambling and charity benefits; fiduciary and other duties; risk management; record keeping, reporting, and disclosure requirements; campaign and lobbying rules; and unrelated business income.

Board members and nonprofit managers are encouraged to attend and bring others from the same organization. Once registered, participants are welcome to submit their questions in advance to: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu.


Presenters
David M. Reape, CPA
Ciuni & Panichi, Inc.

Charles M. Miller, J.D., CNM
Former Ohio Assistant Attorney General, Charitable Section

Registration Number: 10WNPC115.01
Fee: $35 (includes continental breakfast)
Please register at:
www.lakelandcc.edu/ce
(For assistance with the registration process, please call Continuing Education at 440.525.7116.)

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Lakeland Nonprofit and Public Service Center
www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit
nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
(440) 525-7434


Positioning Your Organization to Survive and Thrive
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009
Email: cwillen@lakelandcc.edu
Time: see below
Location: see below
Description:
This event will be held from 8:30a.m.-11a.m.
(Networking and sign-in begin at 8:00 a.m.)

The event will be held at Lakeland Community College, Kirtland Campus, Center for Learning Innovation - Building A, Room 2100

Demand for services is rising but revenues have substantially decreased. This program -- the second in a series on Fundraising in a Challenging Economy -- will begin with the presentation of a Foundation Center framework designed to help your nonprofit become more successful in the current environment by:
*Taking stock of your organizational mission, core activities, and level of board engagement
*Refocusing your strategies and and customizing your fundraising approaches for each major funding stream
*Exploring links and resources that best fit with your nonprofit's situation
A lively panel discussion will follow.

Don't miss this opportunity to interact with Dave Holmes and an outstanding group of experienced professionals as they offer practical guidance and strategies geared to help you enhance your fundraising success -- now and in the future!

Presenter
Dave Holmes
The Foundation Center - Cleveland

Panelists
Tim Kehres
Executive Director - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio
Joni Marra
Community Volunteer and former Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Deborah S. Miller
Director of Development, Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center


Registration Number: 10FNPC114.01
Fee: $35 (includes refreshments)
Please register at:
www.lakelandcc.edu/ce
(For assistance with the registration process, please call Continuing Education at 440.525.7116.)

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FREE! Together Ohio: People, Partnerships, & Possibilities
Date: Monday, October 19, 2009
Email: nonprofit@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 1-2:30 pm
Location: (CLI) Building A, Room 2100
Description: A Community Conversation about creating civic partnerships that will benefit and improve our communities

State Representative Lorraine Fende District 62 & Greg Landsman Director, Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

October 19, 2009
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Networking and sign-in begin at 12:30 p.m.

Lakeland Community College
Center for Learning Innovation - Building A, Room 2100
Kirtland, Ohio 44094

The Ohio Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives serves as a central point of contact for community groups, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies interested in forming public-private partnerships to meet needs, deliver services, and solve community problems.

Who should attend this Community Conversation?
Nonprofit organizations interested in learning more about the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Community leaders and service organizations seeking resources and partnerships
Community leaders and service organizations interested in sharing information about local supports, opportunities, or concerns

There is no fee for this event,
but we ask that you reserve a spot by registering at:
www.lakelandcc.edu/ce
Registration Number: 10FNPC113.01

View event information and register

Hosted by the
Lakeland Nonprofit and Public Service Center
www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit
(440) 525-7434


Ohio's Sunshine Laws: House Bill 9 Certified Training
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Email: cwillen@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 1-4:15pm
Location: Room A2100
Description: The foundation of Ohio’s Sunshine Laws is the principle that citizens are much more likely to have both trust and confidence in governmental institutions that are open to public scrutiny. House Bill 9, passed by the 126th Ohio General Assembly, strengthens these important laws and gives the Office of the Ohio Attorney General primary responsibility for ensuring that public officials across the state understand them.

Among other provisions, HB 9 mandates that all elected officials* or their appropriate designees obtain three hours of public records training via a curriculum approved by the Ohio Attorney General during each term served in elected office. This mandate applies whether the official was appointed or elected to that office.

HOUSE BILL 9 CERTIFIED TRAINING

Thursday, October 15, 2009
1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
(No Fee)

To register for the October 15 session on Ohio’s Sunshine Laws, visit the Attorney General’s web site

(www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Briefing-Room/events/House-Bill-9-Certified-Trainings/House-Bill-9-Certified-Training---Kirtland), or call 877-AG-4-OHIO. Frequently asked questions regarding the Ohio Sunshine Laws Training Sessions are addressed in the attachment to this message.
*Judges and clerks of court are exempt from this requirement.

QUESTIONS REGARDING OHIO SUNSHINE LAWS TRAININGS


Maximizing Opportunities for Growth: How Nonprofits Can Access Government Funds
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009
Email: cwillen@lakelandcc.edu
Description: Seeking government funding for your nonprofit?

Maximizing Opportunities for Growth:
How Nonprofits Can Access Government Funds in Today's Economic Climate


Thursday, September 17, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
(Networking and sign-in begin at 8:30 a.m.)
Center for Learning Innovation, Building A, Room 2100
Lakeland Community College - Main Campus (Kirtland)

Presenter
Lindsay Fello, MSSA, LSW
Director of State Government Affairs - G2G Consulting, LLC.

Click here to view course description and register for class.


Fundraising in Today's Economic Climate
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-11:00am
Location: Lakeland Community College-Main Campus Kirtland
Description: How should your organization modify its approach to fundraising during this time of economic uncertainty?

Please join us for Networking which begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Center for Learning Innovation - A Building -- Room 2100 on the Main campus of Lakeland Community College.

Presenters: Cynthia Bailie, Director, The Foundation Center - Cleveland
Carol Carbary, President, Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Cleveland Chapter

Panelists: Ann Fairhurst, Lake-Geauga Officer for The Cleveland Foundation;
Sunny Masters, Executive Director, Lake Hospital Foundation;
Ed Mayer, Director of Development, Crossroads;
Jack Sherwin, Philanthropist, Fundraiser, and Lakeland Foundation Executive-in-Residence

Today's challenging – and rapidly changing – economic climate calls for new fundraising approaches and strategies. At this important session, experts in philanthropy and development will offer solid information and thoughtful perspectives on giving and fundraising under these conditions and will share their ideas on how best to approach individuals, corporations, and foundations in the current environment. A variety of forms of fundraising, from annual giving to events and major gifts, will be discussed. You'll hear valuable information on things that your organization should – and shouldn't – be doing as it strives to weather these tough economic times, and you'll learn how to set priorities, make your case, stay positive, and keep moving forward!

Registration No. 10UNPC112.01
Registration Fee: $35
To register for this class, please use the link below.
Fundraising in Today’s Economic Climate

For assistance with the registration process,
please call the Continuing Education Office
at (440) 525-7116 or 1(800)589-8520

The Continuing Education Registration office is located in A-1044a, just inside the east entrance to A-Building. Short-term parking for noncredit registration is available outside the entrance. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For directions to Lakeland Community College go to:
www.lakelandcc.edu/geneinfo/

LAKELAND NONPROFIT AND PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER (440) 525-7434
For updates and more information on our programs, please visit our website at www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit or contact us at nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu







Engaging the Next Generation of Leaders
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:00am-10:30am
Location: Lakeland Community College-Main Campus Kirtland
Description: In today's challenged economy, engaging the next generation of donors and board members is critical to the future viability of nonprofit organizations from both a financial and a strategic standpoint. This session illuminates the importance of attracting Gen Xers and offers practical suggestions for recruiting, engaging, and cultivating future leaders who can help to advance your organizational mission. Presenter, Sara O'Neill Sullivan is Immediate Past Chair, Center for Families and Children and Co-Founder and Managing Director of Second Story Productions, LLC. Ms. Sullivan will be joined by a dynamic panel representing diverse perspectives on how to capture the talents and energy of the next generation. **Networking and sign-in begin at 7:30 a.m.

Panel Members include: Julie Clark,
Director, Leadership Programs - Business Volunteers Unlimited

T.R. Hach, Board Member, Lake County Council on Aging

Jimeka Holloway, Training Coordinator, the Foundation Center - Cleveland and Founding Member, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - Cleveland Chapter

Nicolas LaBuz, Board Member, Wigs for Kids, and Social Director, The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club

Registration Number: 10UNPC110.01
Registration Fee: $35
To register for this class, please use the link below.
Engaging the Next Generation of Leaders

If you have difficulty, please call the Continuing Education office @ 440-525-7116 or 1-800-589-8520, Mon-Thurs., 8:00am -
6:30pm or Fri., 8:00am - 4:30pm.

The Continuing Education Registration office is located in A-1044a, just inside the east entrance to A-Building. Short-term parking for noncredit registration is available outside the entrance. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For directions to Lakeland Community College go to:
www.lakelandcc.edu/geneinfo/

LAKELAND NONPROFIT AND PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER (440) 525-7434
For updates and more information on our programs, please visit our website at www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit or contact us at nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu


Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?
Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Location: Lakeland Community College-Main Campus Kirtland
Description: The Ohio Ethics Law session provides timely information regarding the Ohio Ethics Commission and regarding restrictions in the Ohio Ethics Law and related statutes that pertain to all public servants -- including public employees as well as elected and appointed public officials. The presenter will be Susan Willeke, of the Ohio Ethics Commission. Private sectors parties who are regulated or who do business with public offices are encouraged to attend as well. Participants will learn:

* How to identify and avoid acting on potential conflicts of interest
* The definition of public contracts and ethics prohibitions related to public contracts
* How to identify potential post-employment requirements
* What general assistance is available from the Ohio Ethics Commission to understand and comply with the Ethics Law and related statutes

Registration Number: 09SNPC109.01
**No fee; registration is required**
To register for this class, please use the link below.
Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?

If you have difficulty, please call the Continuing Education office @ 440-525-7116 or 1-800-589-8520, Mon-Thurs., 8:00am -
6:30pm or Fri., 8:00am - 4:30pm.

The Continuing Education Registration office is located in A-1044a, just inside the east entrance to A-Building. Short-term parking for noncredit registration is available outside the entrance. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For directions to Lakeland Community College go to:
www.lakelandcc.edu/geneinfo/

LAKELAND NONPROFIT AND PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER (440) 525-7434
For updates and more information on our programs, please visit our website at www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit or contact us at nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu


Nonprofit Board Roles and Responsibilities
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Lakeland Community College-Main Campus Kirtland
Description: Whether you are an experienced board member, a newcomer to board service, or simply an interested volunteer aspiring to join a board of trustees, this interactive session will expand your knowledge and enhance your leadership abilities. Guided by Organization Development expert Sarah Spengler, MSOD, this dynamic workshop will build upon what participants already know and will help you to become even more effective in performing your Board roles and meeting your responsibilities. Nonprofit Executive Directors and other staff members are encouraged to attend as well. Consider coming as a Board-Staff team for even greater benefit!
*Networking & sign-in begin at 5:00 p.m* Center for Learning Innovation - A Building, Room A2100

Registration Number: 09SNPC108.01
Registration Fee: $35
To register for this class, please use the link below.
Nonprofit Board Roles and Responsibilities

If you have difficulty, please call the Continuing Education office @ 440-525-7116 or 1-800-589-8520, Mon-Thurs., 8:00am - 6:30pm or Fri., 8:00am - 4:30pm.

The Continuing Education Registration office is located in A-1044a, just inside the east entrance to A-Building. Short-term parking for noncredit registration is available outside the entrance. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For directions to Lakeland Community College go to: www.lakelandcc.edu/geneinfo/

LAKELAND NONPROFIT AND
PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER (440) 525-7434
For updates and more information on our programs, please visit our website at www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit or contact us at nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu



Stimulus Package: Accessing Economic Recovery Funding
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am - 9:30am
Location: Lakeland Community College-Main Campus Kirtland
Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 aims to stimulate the economy by encouraging consumption on the part of individuals, businesses, and government. The presenter is Emily A. Campbell, Policy and Planning Associate of The Center for Community Solutions, northeast Ohio’s leading policy analysis and advocacy organization. Ms. Campbell will explain:

~Where stimulus funds will be invested
~What key appropriations are of special
interest to nonprofits
~The implementation timeline
~The application process


There is no charge for this program, but advanced registration is required.

Program will be held in the Center for Learning Innovation, Building A-- Room A2100

If there are specific questions you would like to have addressed during this session,
please send them to: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu by April 10

Registration Number: 09SNPC111.01
NO FEE
To register for this class, please use the link below.
Stimulus Package: Accessing Economic Recovery Funding

If you have difficulty, please call the Continuing Education office @ 440-525-7116 or 1-800-589-8520, Mon-Thurs., 8:00am - 6:30pm or Fri., 8:00am - 4:30pm.
The Continuing Education Registration office is located in A-1044a, just inside the east entrance to A-Building. Short-term parking for noncredit registration is available outside the entrance. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For directions to Lakeland Community College go to: www.lakelandcc.edu/geneinfo/

LAKELAND NONPROFIT AND
PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER (440) 525-7434
For updates and more information on our programs, please visit our website at www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit or contact us at nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu




Your Board and Fundraising
Date: Thursday, March 19, 2009
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Lakeland Community College H Building, Room H101
Description: Whose job is it to ensure that your organization has the resources it needs?
How can you engage your board in the fundraising process?

Networking and sign-in begin at 8:30 a.m.

Presenter
David Holmes, Regional Training Coordinator
The Foundation Center - Cleveland

Panelists
Eileen Saffran, Founder and Executive Director
Margie Wheeler, Board Chair
Ben Light, Development Director
The Gathering Place

This session is designed to help participants systematically think through the process of getting a nonprofit organization's board involved with fundraising. Among the key elements that will be covered are the role of the board; why board members may be reluctant to fundraise, and how to overcome their concerns; ways the board can participate in the fundraising process; and tips for strengthening a fundraising board.

Following Mr. Holmes' presentation, representatives of The Gathering Place, a highly successful and fast growing organization, will discuss their fundraising efforts and, in particular, how professional and volunteer leaders have worked as a team.

Registration No. 09WNPC107.01
Registration Fee: $35
To register for this class, please use the link below.
Your Board and Fundraising

If you have difficulty, please call the Continuing Education office (previously known as Community Learning) @ 440-525-7116 or 1-800-589-8520, Mon-Thurs., 8:00am -
6:30pm or Fri., 8:00am - 4:30pm.

PLEASE NOTE: CONTINUING EDUCATION REGISTRATION OFFICE HAS MOVED. It is now located in A-1044a, just inside the east entrance to A-Building. Short-term parking for noncredit registration is available outside the entrance. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For directions to Lakeland Community College go to:
www.lakelandcc.edu/geneinfo/

LAKELAND NONPROFIT AND PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER
(440) 525-7434
For updates and more information on our programs, please visit our website at www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit or contact us at nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu


Emergency Succession Planning for Nonprofit Organizations
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Lakeland Community College Building A, Room 2100
Description: Could your organization withstand a leadership crisis?

To register for this class, please use the link below.
Emergency Succession Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

This workshop will be in the Center for Learning Innovation - Building A, Room 2100 Networking and sign-in begin at 8:30 a.m.

This interactive workshop, which focuses on preparing for the unplanned absence of key members of an organization's leadership team, will be presented by Susan Freimark, M.A., L.P.C., whose distinguished career includes providing assistance with organizational and personal change, transition support, and team building.

Topics that will be covered include:

• Understanding the ramifications of a leadership crisis in your organization
• Components of a crisis management plan
• Identifying key responsibilities that will keep your organization functioning
• Articulating critical internal and external relationships and information
• Building a crisis leadership team
• Cross training opportunities
• Committing the plan to paper

Participants will leave the workshop with an emergency succession plan template, worksheets to guide the plan development, and recommendations on key information that should be available in a crisis. The format of this program includes discussion, break-out groups, and case studies.

This workshop is most effective if at least two people from each participating organization attend together.

Registration Number: 09WNPC106.01
Fee: $45

If you need assistance with the registration process, please call Community Learning office @ 440-525-7116 or 1-800-589-8520, Mon-Thurs., 8:00am - 6:30pm or Fri., 8:00am - 4:30pm.

PLEASE NOTE: COMMUNITY LEARNING OFFICE HAS MOVED: The Community Learning Registration office has been relocated to A-1044a, just inside the east entrance to A-Building. Short-term parking for noncredit registration is available outside the entrance. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For directions to Lakeland Community College go to:
www.lakelandcc.edu/geneinfo/

LAKELAND NONPROFIT AND PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER
(440) 525-7434

For updates and more information on our programs, please visit our website at www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit or contact us at nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu


Marketing on a Shoestring...Creatively!
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: Kirtland Temple and Visitors Center
Description: The Kirtland Temple and Visitors Center is located at 9020 Chillicothe Road in Kirtland, OH.

Presented by the Lake County Visitors Bureau Arts and Culture Committee, in collaboration with the Lake Community College Nonprofit and Public Service Center.

Open to all nonprofit organizations, this workshop will be of special importance for those who are considering applying for a grant through the Lake County Visitors Bureau Arts and Culture Fund.

Presenter is Karen Malone Wright, President of Odyssey Creative Communications Consulting, who is an expert in strategic storytelling and the use of social media.

Panelists include: Tami Brown, Vice President of Positively Cleveland; Noelle Celeste, President of Branching Out; and Thomas Mulready, Creator and Owner of Cool Cleveland.

To reserve a place for your organization, please call the Lake County Visitors Bureau by January 8, 2009. (440) 975-1234


Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Lakeland Community College-A Bldg., Room A2101
Description: This workshop will help participants gain an understanding of the process of developing a fundraising plan and the components that should be included.

They will learn how to:
--Conduct an assets inventory
--Develop a case statement
--Identify fundraising partners
--Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar
Attendees will also have an opportunity to interact with local grantmakers and hear their insights on the fundraising process.

Presenter: Jimeka Holloway,Training Coordinator at the Foundation Center-Cleveland

Panelists: Ann Fairhurst, Lake-Geauga Officer of The Cleveland Foundation, and Deena Epstein Senior Program Officer at The George Gund Foundation

This seminar is designed for all nonprofit leaders and managers, including not only Executive Directors, Development Directors, and other staff, but also interested Board Members.

(Room A2101 is Lakeland's new Center for Learning Innovation)
Fee: $35 Course Number: 09FNPC105.1

To register for this class, please use the link
below.

www.lakelandcc.edu/communitylearning

If you have difficulty, please call Community
Learning office @ 440-525-7116 or
1-800-589-8520, Mon-Thurs., 8:00am -
6:30pm or Fri., 8:00am - 4:30pm

For directions to Lakeland Community College go to:
www.lakelandcc.edu/geneinfo/


Maximizing Opportunities for Growth: Accessing Government Funds for Nonprofits
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 9:00am-11:00am
Location: Lakeland Community College H Building Room H 1095
Description: Presenter: Liz Powell, Esq., MPH
Principal-G2G consulting, inc.

Each year, the federal government provides billions of dollars to nonprofit programs addressing a wide array of mission areas. Isn't it time your organization learned how to access some of these funds?

Join Liz Powell, founder G2G consulting, inc., a firm that helps businesses and nonprofits maximize opportunities for growth, as she discusses the three different areas of government funding; competitive grants, discretionary funds, and earmarks. She'll share information on the various government departments that are funding nonprofits and explain how to create a strategy to maximize your opportunity for success in securing government dollars.

Attendees will also learn about the federal and state budget timelines and factors that determine an organization's success in securing grants.

Case studies from Ohio nonprofits that have successfully navigated the map of government funding will be shared.

COURSE NUMBER: 09FNPC104.01
FEE: $35.00

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NEW
REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR
COMMUNITY LEARNING CLASSES.

To register for this class, please use the link
below.

www.lakelandcc.edu/communitylearning

If you have difficulty, please call Community
Learning office @ 440-525-7116 or
1-800-589-8520, Mon-Thurs., 8:00am -
6:30pm or Fri., 8:00am - 4:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: COMMUNITY LEARNING
OFFICE HAS MOVED: The Community
Learning Registration office has been
relocated to A-1044a, just inside the east
entrance to A-Building. Short-term parking for
noncredit registration is available outside the
entrance. Office hours are Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.

LAKELAND NONPROFIT AND
PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER
440.525.7434

For directions to Lakeland Community College go to:
www.lakelandcc.edu/geneinfo/



Grant Application Seminar
Date: Friday, November 14, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Location: Lakeland Community College H Building Room H 101
Description: Each year the Arts and Culture Fund of the Lake County Visitors Bureau provides grants, on a competitive basis, for the presentation of high-quality arts and cultural projects that further community participation in, and public awareness of, arts and culture in Lake County. Eligible disciplines range from performing and visual arts to arts education, history, literary arts, media arts, and nature/science (museum-based). Both nonprofit organizations and municipalities may apply. The 2009 application and grant guidelines are posted on the Lake County Visitors Bureau’s web site at www.lakevisit.com.

The Grant Application Seminar is designed to:
Provide important information on the LCVB Arts and Culture Fund grants program;
Introduce the 2009 Project Support Grant Guidelines;
Explain both the application process and the expectations of recipient organizations;
Demonstrate the hallmarks of a good application.

There is no charge to attend the event, and all potential applicants are cordially invited.

Interested in attending the Grant Application Seminar?
RSVP to the Lake County Visitors Bureau (440.975.1234) by November 10, 2008.

The Grant Application Seminar is hosted by the
Lakeland Community College
NONPROFIT AND PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER
www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit

For directions to Lakeland Community College go to:
www.lakelandcc.edu/geneinfo/


The Planned Giving $eminar for Professionals
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 12:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Mooreland Mansion at Lakeland Community College
Description: Are You Puzzled About Planned Giving?

You are invited to attend this informative seminar sponsored by: The Lakeland Foundation, Glenmede Trust Company, Huntington Bank, National City Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the
Lakeland Nonprofit and Public Service Center

The agenda consists of:
Wills of the Rich and Famous: What we can learn from their estate planning
Missia H. Vaselaney, JD

Charitable Donations of Personal Property
James Corcoran, JD, LLM, AAA, ASA, ISA, FRICS

Recent Changes in Laws Affecting Charitable Giving: Changes we might see in the coming year
Joseph O. Gaafar, JD, CEBS, CFSC
William Michael Guthrie, CFA, CFP

There will be a reception from 4:30-5:30pm.
Each participant will receive a notebook including printed material from each speaker.

Special Rate for Nonprofit Organizations: $39
(Specify "General Registration")

Continuing education credit is pending for Attorneys, Certified Financial Planners,
Certified Public Accountants, and Insurance Professionals. Fee for registrants seeking CEUs: $79

Introduction to Substance Abuse Issues
Lawrence Smith, Jr., LICDC This half-hour presentation on substance abuse will be offered from 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. for attorneys seeking CLE credit and for others who are interested in the topic.)
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REGISTRATION
To register, please complete the registration form PDF and mail it to:
Nonprofit and Public Service Center
Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive, #C-2089
Kirtland, OH 44094
ORFax the completed form to 440.525.7601

PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION

For directions to Lakeland Community College go to:
www.lakelandcc.edu/geneinfo/

If you have any questions, please contact Carol K. Willen, Ph.D., Manager of the Lakeland Nonprofit and Public Service Center at 440-525-7434.



Proactive School Security & Emergency Preparedness Planning and Extreme Crisis Communications
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:00am-12:30pm
Location: Lakeland Community College H Building Room H101
Description: This timely and important seminar is designed for School Administrators, School Board Members, Central Office and Building Administrators, and School Public Safety Partners (Police, Fire, EMS, and EMA)

PRESENTERS
Kenneth S. Trump, National School Safety and Security Services
Bruce M. Hennes, Hennes Communications

SEMINAR SPONSOR
Lakeland Nonprofit and Public Service Center
SEMINAR CO-SPONSORS
American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland-Business Emergency Planning Association; Lake County Association of Chiefs of Fire; Lake County Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.; Lake County Educations Service Center and Lakeland Community College Police Department

This event is FREE, but RESERVATIONS
are an ABSOLUTE MUST.

Register online at: www.eventbrite.com/event/173955305

LAKELAND NONPROFIT AND
PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER
For updates and more information on our programs, please visist our website at: www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit or contact us at our email address listed above. 440.525.7434

For directions to Lakeland Community College go to:
www.lakelandcc.edu/geneinfo/




Using Social Media to Advance Your Nonprofit Organization
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-11:00am
Location: Lakeland Community College H Bldg. Room H-1095
Description: Using Social Media to Advance Your
Nonprofit Organization

Presenters:
Claudia Timmerman – President, C.A.
Timmerman & Associates
Karen Malone Wright – President, Odyssey
Creative Communications Consulting

With millions of users now engaged in online
networking, nonprofit organizations have the
opportunity for greater outreach than ever
before. This seminar will explore the vast
opportunities available to nonprofits through
the use of such social media as Linked In,
Facebook, My Space, Second Life, and Twitter.
Join us to learn more about how to enter the
blogosphere and how social networks can help
you raise awareness of your cause and
advance your organization's mission.

COURSE NUMBER: 09FNPC102.01
FEE: $35.00

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NEW
REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR
COMMUNITY LEARNING CLASSES.

To register for this class, please use the link
below.

www.lakelandcc.edu/communitylearning

If you have difficulty, please call Community
Learning office @ 440-525-7116 or
1-800-589-8520, Mon-Thurs., 8:00am -
6:30pm or Fri., 8:00am - 4:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: COMMUNITY LEARNING
OFFICE HAS MOVED: The Community
Learning Registration office has been
relocated to A-1044a, just inside the east
entrance to A-Building. Short-term parking for
noncredit registration is available outside the
entrance. Office hours are Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.

LAKELAND NONPROFIT AND
PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER
For updates and more information on our programs, please visist our website at: www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit or contact us at our email address listed above. 440.525.7434

For directions to Lakeland Community College go to:
www.lakelandcc.edu/geneinfo/



Public Officials Leadership Forum - What is the State of the Northeast Ohio Economy?
Date: Friday, October 3, 2008
Email: cwillen@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-1:00 pm
Location: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites LaMalfa
Description: Lake County Public Officials Leadership Forum

A program of the Nonprofit and Public Service Center at Lakeland Community College

Friday, October 3, 2008
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites LaMalfa

• What is the state of the Northeast Ohio economy?
• What regional economic development efforts are under way?
• What progress are we making?
• What challenges lie ahead?

MODERATOR
Dennis E. Eckart, Principal, North Shore Associates, LLC

PRESENTERS
Dorothy Baunach, President & CEO, NorTech
Dr. Edward (Ned) Hill, Vice President for Economic Development,
Cleveland State University
Joseph Roman, President & CEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership
Brad Whitehead, President, Fund for Our Economic Future

Fee: $35 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Pre-registration is required. Please register by September 24, 2008.
You can register in any of the following ways:
1. Print and complete the attached form, then mail it with your check or credit card information to: Lakeland Nonprofit and Public Service Center, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094.
2. Fax the completed form to the Nonprofit and Public Service Center at (440) 525-7601.
3. Call the Nonprofit and Public Service Center at (440) 525-7583 and provide your information by phone.

PUBLIC OFFICIALS LEADERSHIP FORUM
Public Officials Leadership Forums are learning and networking opportunities for all public sector leaders, including elected officials, members of appointed and elected boards and commissions, and others who hold key positions of responsibility in government and public service.
Held periodically throughout the year under the sponsorship of Lakeland Community College and its Nonprofit and Public Service Center, these Forums are designed to spotlight topics of community importance, promote the exploration of public issues through information sharing and dialogue, and foster the development of partnerships and collaboration to help build community.

The October 3, 2008 Forum is presented with the generous sponsorship of:
Aqua Ohio, CT Consulting, Dominion Energy, KeyBank

LAKELAND NONPROFIT AND PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER
Questions about the Public Officials Leadership Forum?
Please contact us at (440) 525-7434
or nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu

For updates and more information on our programs, please visit our website at
www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit

Pre-registration is required. Please register by September 24, 2008.
Registration form may be copied for additional attendees.

Registration Form [PDF]


Your Nonprofit's Governance and Operations in the Spotlight: Are You Ready for the New 990?
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 9:00am-1:30pm
Location: Lakeland Community College H Bldg., Room H-1095
Description: Sign In and Continental Breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m.
(NOTE: This program is back by popular demand! Due to the amount of information to discuss, the session has been extended in length.)

The new IRS Form 990 tax return requires nonprofit organizations to reveal much more about their governance and operating policies and procedures than has ever been made public before.

This is an excellent time for Board members, Executive Directors, financial and development professionals to address these issues and make sure that their organizations are following best practices.
COURSE NUMBER: 09FNPC103.01
FEE: $55.00 (Includes materials, continental breakfast and box lunch)

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NEW
REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR
COMMUNITY LEARNING CLASSES.

To register for this class, please use the link
below.

www.lakelandcc.edu/communitylearning

If you have difficulty, please call Community
Learning office @ 440-525-7116 or
1-800-589-8520, Mon-Thurs., 8:00am -
6:30pm or Fri., 8:00am - 4:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: COMMUNITY LEARNING
OFFICE HAS MOVED: The Community
Learning Registration office has been
relocated to A-1044a, just inside the east
entrance to A-Building. Short-term parking for
noncredit registration is available outside the
entrance. Office hours are Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.



Finding and Preventing Fraud in Not-for-Profit and Volunteer Organizations
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Lakeland Community College Bldg. H Room H101
Description: This session is designed to help leaders of not-for-profits -- especially officers and board members -- protect the resources that they and their organizations have worked so hard to secure.

Presenters are Randall J. Meyer - Chief of Investigation, Legal Division and Kevin M. Saionzkowski - Chief Auditor of Special Audits, both from the Office of the Auditor of State, Mary Taylor, CPA. Cosponsored by Lakeland Community College Nonprofit and Public Service Center & State Representative Carol-Ann Schindel.

COURSE NUMBER: 09FNPC101.01
No Fee, but Pre-Registration is required.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NEW
REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR
COMMUNITY LEARNING CLASSES.

To register for this class, please use the link
below.

www.lakelandcc.edu/communitylearning

If you have difficulty, please call Community
Learning office @ 440-525-7116 or
1-800-589-8520, Mon-Thurs., 8:00am -
6:30pm or Fri., 8:00am - 4:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: COMMUNITY LEARNING
OFFICE HAS MOVED: The Community
Learning Registration office has been
relocated to A-1044a, just inside the east
entrance to A-Building. Short-term parking for
noncredit registration is available outside the
entrance. Office hours are Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.


Crisis Communications for Nonprofit Organizations: How the Media Manipulate the News
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-10:00am
Location: Lakeland Community College A Bldg. A 1044f
Description: What happens when the media are interested in your organization -- or when an investigative reporter thrusts a microphone in your face? Learn how reporters -- and television, in particular -- manipulate the news, and gain the tools you need to handle the media and serve as a public spokesperson.

Bruce M. Hennes, Managing Partner, Hennes Communications will be the presenter. He has over 30 years of experience working in politics and public relations.
COURSE NUMBER: 09FNPC100.01
FEE: $25.00

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NEW REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR COMMUNITY LEARNING CLASSES.

To register for this class, please use the link below.

www.lakelandcc.edu/communitylearning

If you have difficulty, please call Community Learning office @ 440-525-7116 or 1-800-589-8520, Mon-Thurs., 8:00am - 6:30pm or Fri., 8:00am - 4:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: COMMUNITY LEARNING OFFICE HAS MOVED: The Community Learning Registration office has been relocated to A-1044a, just inside the east entrance to A-Building. Short-term parking for noncredit registration is available outside the entrance. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Your Nonprofit's Governance and Operations in the Spotlight: Are You Ready for the New 990?
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-11:30am
Location: Lakeland Community College T Building Room T-143
Description: The new IRS Form 990 tax return requires nonprofit organizations to reveal much more about their governance and operating policies and procedures than has ever been made public before.

This seminar will prepare Board members, executive directors, and finance and development professionals to ensure transparency in operations and governance, answer questions from their donors and their community, and meet the highest professional standards when completing next year's 990.

Our presenter is Dr. Barbara Clemenson, a certified Fund Raising Executive as well as a CPA.

PLEASE REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW.
(LNPS N00234 Fee: $35.00
CRN: 95551

>>View Brochure [pdf] for Registration Instructions and Class Information


Telling Your Story by Marketing Your Outcomes (Session #2)
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Lakeland Community College, Bldg. T, Room T129
Description: Nonprofit organizations are often told to increase their visibility by "telling their story."
Participants will learn how to use facts that are drawn from their program outcomes in order to tell compelling stories.

This session builds upon what is taught in the class called "Utilizing Program Logic Models for Outcome Measurement" (Session #1) but can also be taken as a stand-alone course.

Presenter - Kimberly St. John-Stevenson, Communications Officer, Saint Luke's Foundation.

Telling Your Story by Marketing Your Outcomes (Session #2)
PLEASE REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW.
(LNPS N0032) Fee: $35.00
CRN: 90573

Sessions #1 and #2 - If the same person registers for both - Fee: $65.00
(LNPS N0033)
CRN: 90574

>>View Brochure [pdf] for Registration Instructions and Class Information


Utilizing Program Logic Models for Outcome Measurement (Session #1)
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-11:00am
Location: Lakeland Community College, Bldg. T Room T129
Description: What’s the impact of your work? How do you measure success? What systems do you have in place to determine if you’re on the right track?

The presenter, LaTida Lester, Senior Program Officer, Saint Luke’s Foundation will teach the use of a program "logic model" to help organizations develop the thought process underlying any grant-funded program or project. Participants will learn how to connect program strategies to measurable outcomes, so that they will know if a project is following the right course, and so that they can demonstrate to funders the impact of the project.

This presentation will also showcase real-life examples of grantees who have found the logic model to have broad application for their work.

This class provides the foundation for Session #2, "Telling Your Story by Marketing Your Outcomes," but can also be taken as a stand-alone course.

Session #1: Utilizing Program Logic Models for Outcome Measurement
PLEASE REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW.
(LNPS N0031) Fee: $35.00
CRN: 90572

Sessions #1 and #2 - If the same person registers for both - Fee: $65.00
(LNPS N0033)
CRN: 90574

>>View Brochure [pdf] for Registration Instructions and Class Information



Lake County Elected Officials Institute
Date: Friday, June 6, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 9:45AM - 1:00PM
Location: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites La Malfa-Mentor
Description: This special event is designed for Lake County Elected Officials and is sponsored by the Nonprofit and Public Service Center of Lakeland Community College.

This seminar for Lake County Elected Officials features a morning of learning and discussion, concluding with a networking lunch. Presentations and speakers: Lake County Port Authority - John Loftus, Executive Director; Joint Economic Development Districts in Lake County - a panel discussion moderated by Rita McMahon, Painesville City Manager; Regional Cooperation - Martin K. Zanotti, Mayor of Parma Heights and President of the Cuyahoga County Mayors and Managers Association

Cost: There is a $35 fee for the Elected Officials Institute and lunch. (This fee also covers the cost of the Lake County County Chambers of Commerce/Lake County Port Authority Breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m. -- for those who plan to attend both the breakfast and the Elected Officials Institute.)

Please click on the link below to download a registration form. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS May 30, 2008.

For more information, please contact us at 440-525-7434 or at www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit


>> Registration Form


Budgeting As A Management Tool
Date: Thursday, June 5, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 9:00am-11:00am
Location: Lakeland Community College Room H-1095
Description: How can budgeting become much more than a simple comparison of "actual" to "budgeted" amounts? What are some best practices, tools and tips?

Essential information for nonprofit managers and executives. Board members are welcome, too!

Presenter: Jim Carnovale, CPA

Learn how your budget can become a tool for:
*Setting strategic organizational directions
*Mobilizing and shaping change
*Developing performance measures

Program made possible through the generous support of Howard, Wershbale & Co.

PLEASE REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW.
(LNPS N0030 Fee: $35.00
CRN: 95253

>>View Brochure [pdf] for Registration Instructions and Class Information


Explore Your Online Giving Options
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 9:00am-11:00am
Location: Lakeland Community College Room H1095
Description: This session is designed to help nonprofit board and staff members learn how to use the Internet to develop relationships with those who can give "time, talent, and treasure" to their organizations. Participants will learn tools for communicating and collecting information, motivating donors, mobilizing supporters, recruiting volunteers, and promoting events and sales. Additional topics will include the planning, implementation, and cost of these online options.
Presenters are C. Timmerman and T. Turner

PLEASE REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW.
(LNPS N0029) Fee: $35.00
CRN: 90561

>>View Brochure [pdf] for Registration Instructions and Class Information


Extreme Crisis Communications
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Lakeland Community College Bldg. H Room H101
Description: This seminar is designed for Fire, Law Enforcement, Government Officials and Other First Responders.

Sponsored by: Lakeland Community College and the Lakeland Nonprofit and Public Service Center.

Co Sponsors: Lake County Mayors and City Managers Association, Lakeland Community College Police Department, Lubrizol, Business Emergency Planning Association (BEPA) a program of the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter.

Are you prepared to communicate with the public during an intense public-safety emergency?

For more information on this seminar and to register, please click on the link below.
Cost: Free, but space is strictly limited, so reservations are an absolute must.

http://www.crisiscommlakecounty.eventbrite.com


Management Service Organizations (MSOs) - What They Are and How They Can Help
Date: Monday, May 5, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Mooreland Mansion at Lakeland Community College
Description: How can your nonprofit organization increase its impact while making more efficient use of limited funds?

Is there a better way to handle “back office” responsibilities so that precious resources can be redirected to mission-related activities?

Please join us at the Mooreland Mansion on the campus of Lakeland Community College to learn more about Management Service Organizations (MSOs). We will also explore the feasibility of building this type of management service capacity in our area.

Presenters: Debra Box - Executive Director,
SUPPORT KANSAS CITY, INC.
Serving both Kansas and Missouri

David Lundeen - President/CEO
and
Andrea Dobrin - Chief
Administrative Services Officer
COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK
Cleveland, OH

Moderator: Dr. Morris W. Beverage, Jr.,
President
Lakeland Community College

Event Co-Sponsor:
Leadership Lake County, Inc.

This event is FREE, but space is limited. Please respond on or before Thursday, May 1st by calling Jane at (440) 525-7583
or e-mailing the Lakeland Nonprofit and Public Service Center nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu

For questions about the program,
please call (440)525-7434

www.lakelandcc.edu/nonprofit


House Bill 9 Certified Training
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Lakeland Community College Performing Arts Center
Description: Lakeland Community College's Nonprofit and Public Service Center is proud to be the host for this important training provided by the Attorney General's office of the State of Ohio.

This Certified Training Seminar is designed for elected officials and their designees, who are required by House Bill 9 to have three hours of education on public records law for each term served in office.

Registration is through the State of Ohio Attorney General's office. You can go to their web site: http://www.ag.state.oh.us and click on the Model Public Records Policy box on the left. Then click on the Training Seminars in the left hand box.

Any questions, please contact the Attorney General's Help Center at 1-877-AG-4-OHIO.



Your Board and Fundraising
Date: Thursday, April 3, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-11:00am
Location: Lakeland Community College Room H1095
Description: The purpose of the class is to take a systematic look at the process of getting a nonprofit board of trustees involved with fundraising. The session will focus on these key elements:

*The role of the board
*Why board members may be reluctant
to fundraise and how to overcome
these concerns
*Ways the board can participate in the
fundraising process
*Tips for strengthening the
organization's board in the area of
fundraising

Following the Foundation Center presentation, guest speakers will provide further insights and information based on practical experience.

PLEASE REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW.
(LNPS N0026 Fee: $25.00
CRN: 90220

>>View Brochure [pdf] for Registration Instructions and Class Information


Animal Cruelty Investigations-Beyond the Basics
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Location: Lakeland Community College Room A 2013
Description: Essential information for humane investigators, animal wardens, shelter personnel, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and law enforcement officers.

Gain a thorough understanding of the Ohio Animal Cruelty Laws with a leading expert on animal welfare legal issues, J. Jeffrey Holland, J.D. Mr. Holland helped to draft S.B. 221, the first significant change in Ohio's animal cruelty law in over a hundred years.

Questions? Contact either of the Cosponsors: Lake Humane Society at (440) 951-6122, Ext. 104 or Lakeland's Nonprofit and Public Service Center at (440) 525-7434.

PLEASE REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW.
(LNPS N0027) Fee: $30.00
CRN: 80641

>>View Brochure [pdf] for Registration Instructions and Class Information


Federal Budget Training Academy
Date: Thursday, March 6, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Lakeland Community College -- Room A 2013
Description: How can my organization influence public policy and the federal budget?

Lakeland's Nonprofit and Public Service Center hosts The Center for Community Solutions':

FEDERAL BUDGET TRAINING ACADEMY

The federal budget not only determines funding but also drives public policy. The Federal Budget Training Academy is a unique opportunity for those who are involved in health, human services, and education to gain valuable insight in the federal budget process and its impact on public policy.

Among the topics to be covered are:
"Federal Budget 101"
Working with Legislative Staff
Federal Budget Advocacy.

Public Policy Expert Ericka Thoms, J.D. a Policy and Planning Associate at The Center for Community Solutions is the presenter.

Fee:$ 15 (Includes continental breakfast and box lunch)
Pre-registration is required. Please register no later than February 29

PLEASE REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW.
(LNPS N0028) Fee: $15.00
CRN: 80642

>>View Brochure [pdf] for Registration Instructions and Class Information



Lake County Arts & Culture Marketing Seminar
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: Lakeland Community College H 101
Description: Learn how to help your organization find and connect with new audiences!

Lake County Visitors Bureau Arts and Culture Committee presents Marketing Techniques for the Nonprofit Organization.

Judy Cerne, CEO/President of McKinney Advertising and PR and Tom Ruffner, Vice President of Villa Beach Communications, Inc. are the featured presenters.

You will learn marketing strategies, techniques and hear examples of successful marketing campaigns.

A Panel discussion and questions with representatives from local organizations that produce major special events will conclude the program.

This session is primarily designed for potential applicants to the LCVB Arts and Culture Fund,
but other Lake County organizations are cordially invited to attend.

Interested in attending? RSVP to the Lake County Visitors Bureau (440-975-1234) by January 7, 2008.

Directions to Lakeland can be found at www.lakelandcc.edu/geneinfo/

The Lake County Arts and Culture Committee is affiliated with the Lake County Visitors Bureau.


Legal Issues for Nonprofits
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM
Location: Lakeland Community College, Bldg. A, Room 1044F
Description: This interactive session will address an array of nonprofit legal issues that both board and staff members of nonprofit organizations need to understand. Topics include: the public benefit today; protecting nonprofit and tax exempt status; avoiding lawsuits; political
campaigning and lobbying; and hiring employees versus hiring independent contractors. Registrants may e-mail their questions in advance (no later that December 5th) to: nonproficenter@lakelandcc.edu

PLEASE REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW.
(LNPS N0024 Fee: $35.00
CRN: 70711


>>View Registration Form [pdf] for Registration Instructions



House Bill 9 Certified Training
Date: Monday, December 10, 2007
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM
Location: Lakeland Community College Performing Arts Center
Description: Lakeland Community College's Nonprofit and Public Service Center is proud to be the host for this important training provided by the Attorney General's office of the State of Ohio.

This Certified Training Seminar is designed for elected officials and their designees, who are required by House Bill 9 to have three hours of education on public records law for each term served in office.

Registration is through the State of Ohio Attorney General's office. You can go to their web site: http://www.ag.state.oh.us and click on the Model Public Records Policy box on the left. Then click on the Training Seminars in the left hand box.

Any questions, please contact the Attorney General's Help Center at 1-877-AG-4-OHIO.



Understanding Your Organization's Finances
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2007
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Location: Lakeland Community College Room H 1095
Description: This seminar is designed to help all nonprofit leaders -- including Board members, Directors of Development, the Executive Director, and even Finance Director -- understand the financial basics of their organizations. The instructor, Barbara Clemenson, will explain nonprofit finances in plain English so that attendees will gain insight into the meaning behind the numbers and become better able to make wise organizational decisions. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their organization's Form 990 (tax return).

PLEASE REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW. (LNPS N0023) Fee: $35.00
CRN:70709


>>View Registration Form [pdf] for Registration Instructions



Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2007
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Location: Lakeland Community College Room H 1095
Description: This seminar will show you how to analyze your organization's situation and develop a fund-raising plan that will include a variety of revenue sources. The class provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fund- raising plan, including:
* Conducting an assets inventory.
* Developing a case statement.
* Identifying fund-raising partners.
* Preparing a fund-raising plan and
calendar.

The program will also include an interactive discussion with guest speakers.

Our presenter is a member of the Foundation Center staff.

PLEASE REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW. (LNPS N0018) Fee: $25.00 CRN:70688

>>View Registration Form [pdf] for Registration Instructions



Planned Giving Seminar for Nonprofits
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 12:30PM-5:30PM
Location: Lakeland's Campus, Mooreland Mansion
Description: Are you puzzled about Planned Giving? Then this is the seminar for you! The three sessions will include:
*Planned Giving Within the Organizational Context
*Planned Giving Vehicles
*Create a Bequest Program

This seminar is designed for nonprofit leaders and managers, including not only Executive Directors, Development Directors, and other staff, but also interested Board Members.

A reception will be held from 4:30-5:30 PM. Participants will receive a notebook with presenters' information.

PLEASE REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW.
(LNPS N0025) Fee: $25.00
CRN: 70712

>>View Brochure [pdf] for Registration Instructions and Class Information


Evaluating Program Performance
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 8:30am-12:00pm
Location: Lakeland Community College Rooms A-2020 D & E
Description: Are programs being delivered as intended?
Are anticipated outcomes being achieved?

Come to Evaluating Program Performance and:
*Gain knowledge about the basic uses of program evaluation activities for accountability and program improvement effort
*Learn about the use of multiple data approaches, methods, and sources in evaluating program process and outcomes
*Understand the challenges of monitoring and assessing program performance and improvement over time.

Our presenter is Robert L. Fischer, Ph.D. President, Ohio Program Evaluators' Group; Research Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Case Western Reserve University. PLEASE REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW. (LNPS N0019) Fee: $40.00
CRN:70707

>>View Registration Form [pdf] for Registration Instructions



Ohio Ethics for Elected Officials
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2007
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Time: 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Lakeland Community College Room H101
Description: The Ohio Ethics Commission (OEC) will present a special Educational Presentation for Lake County Elected Officials from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. The OEC Education Coordinator Susan Willeke will lead this presentation. A Light Supper and Roundtable Discussions will follow from 5:30 pm - 7:00pm.

The fee is $15.00. Please register by printing out the attached registration form and mailing your payment with the form to: Lakeland Community College, Nonprofit & Public Service Center, #C-2089, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094-5198.

You may also register with a credit card by calling 440-525-7583 or 440-525-7434.


Basic Board Training
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2007
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Description: The Basic Board Training class is designed to help prospective or current board members address the challenges that hinder productivity and sound oversight. Instructors will examine the basic roles and responsibilities expected of any board member in the state of Ohio. An area organization's Board Chair and Director will talk about the importance of partnership in governance and discuss the lessons they have learned while working together. This is a collaboration between the Lakeland Nonprofit & Public Service Center and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.



Accountability Measures for Boards
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2007
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Description: Accountability Measures for Boards focuses on the special trust placed in charitable organizations by government and the public and the growing scrutiny resulting from abuses to that trust. This workshop will show staff and board members how to prepare the organization to fulfill the public trust and meet the developing standards of accountability and transparency. Current trends, requirements, policies, procedures, and strategies will be discussed. This is a collaboration between the Lakeland Nonprofit & Public Service Center and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.


Advanced Board Training
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2007
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Description: WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS OF 5/16/07. The Advanced Board Training class focuses on cutting-edge leadership and best practices in board governance. Participants will learn how to help their organization become more effective in meeting its mission. This is a collaboration between the Lakeland Nonprofit & Public Service Center and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.





Prospect Research for Nonprofit Organizations
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2007
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Description: Every prospective donor has a story. So, too, does every nonprofit. How do the stories interconnect? And how can they be used to build financial support for your organization? To understand the role of research in major donor development and relationship building, join a veteran prospect researcher for "An Insider's View of Prospect Research." The next step will be to learn "Prospect Research Basics: Researching Individual Donors" with hands-on, computer-based instruction in a Lakeland computer lab. Our presenters will be: Catherine Smythe Zajc, Principal, KnowPro Consulting and Achala Wali, Training Coordinator, The Foundation Center-Cleveland.


Board Recruitment and Orientation
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Email: nonprofitcenter@lakelandcc.edu
Description: How do you find board members who are passionate about your mission, willing to govern and not micromanage, and willing to raise money? Do you have someone you can take to a funder's meeting? Once you have your board members, is there an orienatation? In this workshop, a panel of board members and CEOs will share their organizations' processes for success. This is a collaboration between the Lakeland Nonprofit & Public Service Center and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.


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