Collaborating for a Cause

 

cfac-headerCollaborating for a Cause is a networking group comprised of nonprofit professionals. The group conducts monthly meetings aimed at providing networking opportunities and expert-led best practice learning experiences for our members. The atmosphere is lively and friendly, yet structured and efficient.

Meetings will be held at:

Meeting Location:  Chandler Police substation, 251 Desert Breeze Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226.

The station is just off of Chandler Blvd between Rural Rd and McClintock. There is a traffic light at Desert Breeze Blvd. Go north on Desert Breeze, Police/Fire station will be on your right. Look for the “Collaborating for a Cause” sign at the public parking entrance. Contact phone: 480-861-5185

Dates

 Presentations will be on the THIRD WEDNESDAY

Agenda:

  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am              Networking and brown bag lunch (bring your own deli lunch)
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm              TBD
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm                Main Presentation

FEATURED PRESENTATIONS

Wednesday, June 21:

ESTATE MONEY OPPORTUNITIES FOR NONPROFITS”

Francisco Sirvent

 Attorney

Keystone Law Firm 

Has your nonprofit ever been a beneficiary of Estate funds? Some Estate planners are “nonprofit friendly”. They encourage their clients to leave “their legacy” by leaving something to their favorite charity. Sometimes they love the idea, but ask the estate planner: Do you know of any “good charities?” Ones that “really help people” and “make a difference?”

Leave with:

  • A beginner’s understanding of “nonprofit friendly” estate planning.
  • Resources/tips on finding these estate planners.
  • General information on getting involved with an estate planner

NO MEETINGS IN JULY OR AUGUST


 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017: 

“DIRTY MONEY: ETHCIS IN FUNDRAISING”

John Scola

Chief Development Officer for the

Phoenix Rescue Mission

“Is there such a thing as “dirty” money? What measures are in place to ensure funds are used according to a donor’s intent? Is there anything wrong with paying a commission to fund raisers? For many fundraising professionals, the answers to these questions may seem simple…until you confront them head-on in a real life scenario. Come join us for a lively program addressing the real world of ethics and fundraising. Bring your energy, your experiences, your common sense, and sense of humor for this fun and informative presentation.”


Wednesday, October 18, 2017:

“CREATING A SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM”

Deanna Schlagenhaft

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth

This fast-paced 1- hour workshop will touch on the basic components of a successful volunteer program:

  • Onboarding (i. e. job descriptions, applications, interviews, orientations, data management)
  • Training (formats, quantity, quality)
  • Appreciation & Recognition (how? how often?)
  • Retention (How do all of the above affect retention?)

This interactive training will incorporate visual aids, brainstorming and small group activities.  By the end of the workshop, attendees will have the basic information they need to create a successful volunteer program.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017:

“SPECIAL EVENTS: FUNDRAISER and ACCOUNTING CHALLENGES

Kristin Haralson, MSA

Henry & Horne, LLP

 

Fundraising events present accounting challenges to various non-profit organizations.  While special events are essential to attracting and developing donor relationships, there are various challenges and considerations that should be discussed in advance of hosting an event. We will discuss the following hot topics relating to special events:

  • Challenges in communicating with donors and attendees
  • IRS reporting requirements and written acknowledgements
  • Accounting for special event income, in-kind contributions, and expenses
    • Raffles, silent auctions and sponsorships
  • 990, insurance and fraud considerations
  • Special event planning process

*Note: These sessions are intended to be informational; all attendees are encouraged to seek legal counsel to help guide them through the process.  For More Info:  Brenda@icanaz.org (480-861-5185).

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