Friday, March 18, 2016

Fwd: New cohort announcement, fundraising, & financing your facilities

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Upcoming events you don't want to miss


Planning & Financing
Nonprofit Capital Projects  
Conception to Completion
Presented by Massaro Design Build LLP

In order for Pittsburgh's communities to thrive, they must possess the infrastructure to support social, economic, and cultural growth. 

At this event, attendees will learn about the steps necessary for planning and financing nonprofit facilities projects. 

Massaro Design Build LLP Vice President, Michael Tarle, will present the design/build approach to planning for capital projects. He will also review important and often overlooked budget considerations by providing budget templates to inform planning from the start. 

Bridgeway Capital Community Development Loan Officer, Dwayne Rankin, will explain how Bridgeway helps nonprofits take their community-minded projects from concept to completion. 

Rankin and Tarle will be joined by nonprofit leaders who will share and discuss their experiences with facility project panning. In the weeks after this session, Rankin and Tarle will hold a series of follow up events for event participants.

Come and learn about new financing opportunities
for your organization's development.

March 21st, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5 PPG Place, 2nd Floor Board Room
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Confirmed Presenters

Michael Tarle
Michael Tarle, AIA is Vice President of Massaro Design Build LLP a regional design and construction company. While at Massaro, Mike has worked with over twenty five non-profit organizations to assist them with their design and construction needs.
Dwayne Rankin
Dwayne Rankin leads Bridgeway Capital's lending team and is the Community Development Loan Officer. From predevelopment support to long-term lending, his goal is to deploy Bridgeway's ļ¬nancing tools to strengthen real estate development projects with lasting community impact.




You're Invited to a Free Event on Office 365 for Nonprofits

Join TechSoup for a 
FREE one-day event in Pittsburgh, PA

Find out what 
Office 365 for Nonprofits is, how it can benefit your organization, and what it takes to implement it. Explore this web-based version of familiar Office applications. It allows you to work from anywhere on different devices.

Your hosts will be nonprofit technology experts from Microsoft, TechSoup, and Tech Impact. We'll discuss every aspect of Office 365 for Nonprofits:
  • Cloud-based services, what they are, as well as their advantages and disadvantages
  • Office 365 overview, so you can understand its features and how you can use them
  • Different implementation strategies and helpful resources

Thursday, March 31, 2016

9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Microsoft Office
30 Isabella Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA  15212

Attendees will also be eligible for a $300 coupon toward supporting your organization's Office 365 Migration or a $300-value consultation with experts from Tech Impact!

! Tickets for these events run out quickly.




Fundraising & Marketing 
Training 2016

NEW! GPNP member discount: $85 for all 5 sessions!

Did you attend last year's Velocity series?
The 2016 training series is open to you too! With new information around local data and trends, you don't want to miss out on this opportunity.

Reaching the supporters you need to fulfill your mission today requires new tools, new messages and new delivery systems.  Velocity: Fundraising & Marketing for Pittsburgh Causes will train your staff in new skills to fundraise effectively.

2016 marks the second year for this successful program. Velocity 2016 includes FIVE 90-minute monthly training sessions that will address:
  • Donor Behavior - April 28
  • Messaging - May 24
  • Digital Fundraising & Marketing - September 1
  • Design - September 28
  • Multichannel Campaigns - October 27
The Forbes Funds and The Benter Foundation are pleased to underwrite your participation in this critical training for just $100 per agency.

Find out more information about the training series! 


Nonprofit People Rising: 

Are you an executive director struggling to further your skills
and develop your staff with restricted resources?

Are you an emerging nonprofit professional
seeking more opportunities to learn, grow and advance? 

If so, join us for an interactive session with Rusty Stahl, who has launched a national campaign to maximize philanthropic investments in a diverse, effective and sustainable nonprofit workforce. Rusty will offer provocative concepts, research findings, and practical tools to help you secure funding to advance the people who advance your organization's mission.

Topics covered will include:
  • The deficit of investment in nonprofit people
  • Value of nonprofit professionals to communities
  • Strategies to fundraise for staff development
  • Busting harmful myths like "overhead"
This event is part of Talent Philanthropy's ongoing Listening Tour. Rusty will seek to learn from you as much as he shares, and to facilitate opportunities for 
participants to learn from one another.

April 28th, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
Cost:  $25 (includes lunch) 

About the Presenter
Rusty Stahl is Founder, President and CEO of Talent Philanthropy, the national campaign to maximize investments in the nonprofit workforce. He is also a Visiting Scholar in Residence at NYU Wagner School of Public Service. Previously, Rusty founded and spent a decade as Executive Director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), the national association of young and new foundation professionals. Before was program staff at the Ford Foundation. A Pennsylvania native, Rusty holds an M.A. in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University. He lives in Beacon, NY with his wife and their newborn daughter. Connect with Rusty on the website or on twitter @fundthepeople.

Presented by:

Lean Concepts for Nonprofits
Cohort Announcement
presented by
Focused on learning how to identify and eliminate non value-added activities in nonprofit processes, the Lean Concepts for Nonprofits cohort will lead up to 10 organizations through a 4-pronged opportunity:
  1. Classroom instruction: meetings will be held once per month for 6 months and will take a deep dive into lean principles.
  2. Organizational project: with the help of Catalyst Connection, each participating agency will choose an achievable project to work on and implement over the course of the 6-month period.
  3. Private consultation: Catalyst Connection will provide 4 hours of individualized, on-site help with educational content, project implementation, etc.
  4. Certification: Pending participation in the training sessions, implementation of the project, a report to the peer group, and satisfactory completion of a written exam, individuals can obtain a certification in lean principles.
Check out our blog post for highlights of an introductory Lean Principles event from earlier this year. 

Interested in applying?


Applications are Due Friday, March 25th

Find out more information on eligibility, dates, 
and how to apply by reading our Cohort RFP here. 






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