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Nonprofit Trainings Promote Good Governance

Nonprofit Trainings will be held at Grouse Mountain Lodge in the Glacier Room. Enjoy coffee and pastry while conversing on important nonprofit issues, learning about good governance, and discussing best practices for nonprofits.

Best Practices for Cloud Accounting and 990EZ Overview

*RESCHEDULED* Tuesday

February 26

 

PRESENTED BY TONY VANORNY

*RESCHEDULED* TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

8:30 AM GROUSE MOUNTAIN LODGE

Join us at 8:30 AM for a presentation by Tony Vanorny, CPA, Director of Audit and Accounting for JCCS. Tony will be discussing navigation to cloud accounting. The cloud is here and has changed the way we work. Nonprofits, like many businesses, are using the cloud to run more efficiently. Join us for this hour long presentation on cloud accounting, followed by a 30 minute presentation on filing the 990EZ.

 

Nonprofits interested in participating in the Great Fish Community Challenge in 2020 will need to file at least a 990EZ. We will be doing advance training to ensure all nonprofits have the chance to file a 990EZ for 2019 and will not miss the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Great Fish Community Challenge.

 

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NONPROFIT BEST PRACTICES

Thursday

March 21

 

  

Presented by Linda Engh-Grady and Daria Perez

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM  Grouse Mountain Lodge

8:00 AM Breakfast

Join us on Thursday, March 21 for a workshop on nonprofit governance, financial best practices, and reporting. This three hour workshop is geared toward nonprofit staff, board of directors, and volunteers. This workshop will assist both large and small nonprofits and cover operational procedures that all nonprofits should be implementing. During this workshop we will dive into:

 

Financial Best Practices and Reporting

 

Daria Perez, VP of Finance and Operations, will speak about financials and bookkeeping. She will cover policies and procedures, including an in-depth look at establishing a sound financial policy, best practices for bookkeeping, building nonprofit dashboards to effectively report to your board, and provide an overview on what you should be submitting with your grant applications.

 

Governance

 

Linda Engh-Grady, President, will review governance for both large and small nonprofits. She will cover policies and procedures that all nonprofits should be implementing to grow a successful and sustainable organization, and how to manage and motivate your Board of Directors.

 

Tips for Successful Grant Writing

 

There are many potential grantors available to organizations, and a good grant application is a universal document. Join Lynnette Donaldson, Programs and Outreach Officer, Carol Atkinson, Doug Reed and Sherry Lesar from the Whitefish Community Foundation Grants Committee, and Rachael Gifford and Cheryl Behr from Applied Materials for tips on tailoring your grant application for success. Have all your questions answered during Q&A!

 

We will also draw for three $250 Instant Grants – one during each of the three sessions. Must be present to win!

What is an Instant Grant?
The Whitefish Community Foundation rewards organizations for getting their staff, board of directors, and volunteers involved in educational opportunities. Each participant in attendance receives one entry, so your presence earns your organization the chance to win a grant to use where you need it most!

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Nonprofit Board Leadership – Change the Attitude – Change the Impact

Thursday

April 18

 

 

Presented by Linda Engh-Grady and Daria Perez

5:30 PM Grouse Mountain Lodge – Glacier Room

 

Nonprofits are a corporation governed by a Board of Directors. Directors attend meetings, provide financial oversight, govern, and give direction.  As a Director, you are concerned with the public perception of your organization and you should be. But what if your attitude is preventing your organization from being all that it could be for the good of your community.

 

Join us for this one hour evening workshop geared towards board of directors, both seasoned and new. We will review what it means to be not-for-profit. Should your nonprofit behave more like a for profit? Streamline your thinking, strengthen your organization, and expand your impact.

 

We will follow the presentation with a social hour (no host bar) and a chance for you to meet other community minded individuals.

 

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A $250 Instant Grant Drawing will be done at each meeting sponsored by the Whitefish Community Foundation.

Special thanks to the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation for their generous support.

 

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