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February 2019

Public Speaking

February 27 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
CNM Fort Worth – click for parking details, Westbend I, 1701 River Run, Suite 1002
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Sales pitches, department updates, board meetings, keynote addresses, toasts, or interviews— every public speaking platform is a place to create connections and activate new opportunities. There are many ways to become a great public speaker; this course will provide tools that help you identify your speaking strengths and polish the areas that need improvement. The seminar covers strategies on how win an audience’s attention, build a strong connection, and make them remember you. Through exercises, you’ll receive personalized feedback in…

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March 2019

Nonprofits 101

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas, 2902 Floyd St.
Dallas, TX 75204
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Come to understand the basic legal and tax concepts for nonprofits, from formation to application, and you will understand why charities do the things they do. Learning Objectives: • To understand the basic legal and governance structure of a nonprofit corporation • To understand the fundamental tax concepts applicable to charities • To be able to recognize and address common governance and tax issues for charities Course Outline: • Nonprofit Structure • Tax Structure • Fiduciary Duties • Good Governance…

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ABCs of Grant Seeking

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CNM Fort Worth – click for parking details, Westbend I, 1701 River Run, Suite 1002
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Grant proposal writing should be an integral part of your overall fundraising program. Do you have essential knowledge and skills needed to develop effective foundation proposals? Do you know the three types of proposals?  Do you know the 11 parts of a proposal? Do you know the five stages of grant seeking? This session will help you develop a grant proposal writing process with tips, techniques and templates to help make your organization more successful with grant support. Suitable for…

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Fort Worth Funders’ Forum

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
United Way of Tarrant County, 1500 N. Main Street, Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX 76164 United States
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Join us for a morning with some of the Metroplex’s top funders to hear from them directly on their funding priorities, decision-making process, and other useful insights. The funders will make a brief presentation about their organization followed by a moderated Q&A and an open Q&A for attendees to ask the funders questions. United Way of Tarrant County: The United Way of Tarrant County launched its new strategic plan in early 2018, which introduced a new model to allocate funds to…

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Creating a Compelling Brand Message

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas, 2902 Floyd St.
Dallas, TX 75204
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Message creation is all about finding the perfect words cultivating a distinctive tone that feels like you, your brand, or your organization. It’s about staying true to yourself and your story while ensuring that your voice is heard by the people who need to hear it. This seminar discusses harnessing your unique voice, understanding your ideal audience, and creating messages that captivate, educate, and move them. Then, we translate that voice into writing articles, blog posts, website copy, speeches, podcasts,…

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April 2019

QuickBooks for Nonprofits 101

April 3 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
CNM Fort Worth – click for parking details, Westbend I, 1701 River Run, Suite 1002
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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This session will discuss the selection of QuickBooks software and the features included; illustrate how to navigate the software and perform common tasks; and offer a basic understanding of how to use QuickBooks accounting software in a nonprofit environment. Attendees will learn how to navigate the software (with a focus on the desktop versions) and perform common types of transactions such as: Learning Objectives: • Process basic accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions • Reconcile a bank statement • Prepare…

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Emotional Intelligence: “Know Thyself–Your Emotional GPS in Leadership

April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
CNM Dallas, 2902 Floyd St.
Dallas, TX 75204
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This session will explore what is means to be emotionally intelligent and how to leverage this resource within us to garner positive relationships. “Know Thyself” is a Greek maxim from centuries ago which was later expanded upon by Socrates who famously taught: "The unexamined life is not worth living.” And now, many centuries later, we use the terms ‘self- awareness’ and ‘emotional intelligence’ to express the same notion of self-knowledge. In this session, participants will examine their own internal identity…

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Understanding Personalities in the Workplace

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas, 2902 Floyd St.
Dallas, TX 75204
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Used by 70% of Fortune 500 companies, DiSC Workplace helps to build more effective relationships with everyone in your organization, regardless of title or role. By appreciating the motivators, actions, and reactions of others, it is a powerful tool in resolving conflict for greater harmony in the workplace. Participants will look clearly at different elements of their own behavior style, styles of others, and how they influence various ways people work. After completing this program, participants will be able to:…

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