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Fall Classes in Leadership and Non-Profit Best Practices:

Financial Management and Legal Essentials for Nonprofits
Illinois Valley Community College, Thursday, October 20, 2011, 9:30 to 3:30 PM.
Instructor: Corinne M. Pierog, C-325, IVCC.

  • Students will learn nonprofit budget management, how to dissect a 990, and how to balance the financial pulls between staff and program costs. Learn risk reduction steps that will enable your organization to stay compliant with laws which govern human resources and fiduciary responsibility. Session cost: $89.

Non-Profit All Day Seminar
Illinois Valley Community College, sign up for both the morning and afternoon sessions for the all day seminar price of $89. CEU: .6
Thursday, November 17, 2011, 9:30 to 4 PM
Corinne Pierog, Rm 124, Ottawa Center CEU-8414-611 $89

New Strategies for Non-Profits: An Overview of Partnerships & Social Enterprise [Morning Only]
Partnerships present non-profit organizations the opportunity to discover new ideas and strategies that can best respond to the financial challenges that their constituents and communities face. These tactical alliances require new and diverse business models, cost-effective approaches to service delivery, as well as access to new funding resources. Social enterprise allows a non-profit to blend private and public investment reducing dependence upon charitable donations and grants. Obtain an overview of the legal and financial logistics of developing a partnership and the methods for creating a social enterprise. CEU: .3
Thursday, November 17, 2011, 9:30 to 12:30 PM
Corinne Pierog, Rm 124, Ottawa Center HLR-8413-611 $55

Grant Writing That Gets Results [Afternoon Only]
Increase your chances of success in finding grant funding to serve the needs of the people you serve. Discover how to write that winning proposal! From identifying potential funding sources to the follow-up steps to take after your proposal is done, this interactive course will cover the basics of grant writing for nonprofit and public agencies. CEU: .3
Thursday, November 17, 2011, 1 to 4 PM
Corinne Pierog, Rm 124, Ottawa Center CEU-8401-611 $55

To register go to Illinois Valley Community College‘s website at www.ivcc.edu, or call (815) 224-6091. Illinois Valley Community College is located at 815 N. Orlando Smith Ave, Oglesby, IL 61348


Speaker at:
Nonprofit Management Webinar Series
Creating a Culture of Success
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Noon to 1:00 pm (CST)

Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management
at North Park University
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What role does an organization’s culture play in the service delivery and a nonprofit’s overall success? How can nonprofit organizations create an environment to engage their most critical asset: their employees? How can nonprofits fulfill their missions in recruiting and retaining the best staff? Despite scarce resources, there are many ways that nonprofits can create a vibrant culture of leadership that supports the staff and affirms the individuals who are being served. During this session, we will address key success factors that contribute to an organization’s ability to engage staff in fulfilling its mission and achieving its goals. Attendees will understand the organizational and societal factors which influence employee career development; examine prevailing mental models and learn to transform those models into effective tools for creating an organizational vision; and focus on the challenges of developing and engaging personnel not only technically but in leadership competency.


Nonprofit Collaborative or Partnership Agreements:

"It is no secret that for nonprofits (and the communities and constituents served) the major buzzwords are collaboration and partnership. For some nonprofits it may mean the difference between survival and dissolution. Is it clear what groups mean when these words are used?"

From Don Griesmann's Nonprofit Blog, link to full article.


Nonprofit HR Symposia
June 23, 2011
  9:00 am - 4:45 pm

Axelson
Center for Nonprofit Management
3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Contact: Mac Smith, 202-785-2060, psmith@nonprofithr.com
Tickets Price:  $75.00
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The Nonprofit HR Symposia bring together hundreds of nonprofit human resources practitioners, executives, thought leaders and researchers from across the nation to discuss employment trends of the nonprofit sector.

These forums are conducted by nonprofit experts in the field of human resources. Attendees include a diverse group of professionals representing the full spectrum of the nonprofit sector.

Symposium content is based on the latest Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey data. The survey is a national data collection effort to survey nonprofits about their current and future employment practices. The survey has been produced annually by Nonprofit HR Solutions (NPHRS) since 2007.

Nonprofit HR Symposia : Join leading human resources practitioners, executives, thought leaders and researchers to discuss nonprofit employment trends of critical importance to human resources professionals and nonprofit leaders. Hear from nonprofit leaders and nationally recognized experts in three regional symposia that will cover: Employment Law, Recruitment Trends & Strategies, Compensation Trends,
Diversity Trends, Retention Practices, Social Media Issues,
Retention & Engagement


Speaker:
Corinne M. Pierog MBA, Founder and Principal,
Sustainable Leadership Solutions
3:35 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Developing a Culture of Leadership

The nonprofit sector has a vastly diverse personnel configuration ranging from dense international organizations to the simplified management structure of a solo-staff charity. Regardless of the size of the organization, long term professional development opportunities are often times limited. Most likely an employee's job growth will occur not in the traditional vertical manner, but rather in a corkscrew approach of promotions from one job specialty to a completely different position. This need for transferable skills necessitates the development a flexible personnel strategy that commits its resources to create an organizational culture of leadership. 

Attendees will:
Understand the organizational and societal factors that influence
employee career development.
Examine prevailing mental models and learn to use those models 
as tools for effective organizational change.
Focus on the challenges of developing and engaging personnel not
only technically but in leadership competency.


Spring Classes in Leadership and Non-Profit Best Practices:

Non-Profit Leadership
Illinois Valley Community College, Friday, April 15, 2011, 9:30 to 3:00 PM.
Instructor: Corinne M. Pierog C-316, IVCC.

  • Many people believe that leadership is simply being the first, biggest or most powerful. Leadership in non-profit organizations has a different and more meaningful definition. The most successful nonprofit leaders—whether board members, executives, or staff—relentlessly pursue agency growth. Yet, growth-oriented vision is often impeded by the realities of limited finances, an already-stretched staff, a less-than-inspired board, or any number of other undesirable constraints. By attending the hands-on class, participants can expect to learn best practices for: better communication within your organization and out in the community; strategies for cultivating leadership both within and outside of your organization; how to develop an on-going succession plan for key staff and board members; establishing effective interactions between those in key leadership positions. Session cost: $89.00. To register go to Illinois Valley Community College‘s website at www.ivcc.edu, or call (815) 224-6091. Illinois Valley Community College is located at 815 N. Orlando Smith Ave, Oglesby, IL 61348

The Ins and Outs of Cultivating Individual Gifts
Illinois Valley Community College:
Friday, March 18, 2011, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.
Instructor: Corinne M. Pierog F-114, IVCC.

  • Explore the key elements necessary to obtain gifts from individual donors. Create techniques to develop rating systems for segmentation and prioritization. Learn the skills for prospect identification and individual donor solicitation and how to write an effective a fundraising letter. Session cost $55.00. To register go to Illinois Valley Community College‘s website at www.ivcc.edu, or call (815) 224-6091. Illinois Valley Community College is located at 815 N. Orlando Smith Ave, Oglesby, IL 61348

Planning Special Events
Illinois Valley Community College:
Friday, March 18, 2011, 9:30 to 12:00 PM.
Instructor: Corinne M. Pierog F-114, IVCC.

  • Learn how to create and coordinate successful special events Learn strategies for avoiding costly planning errors. Determine what needs to be accomplished at the meeting. Use your meeting goals to identify criteria for selecting a good site. Learn how to develop a budget and to create a break even analysis. Choosing the right event for your organization and create effective marketing materials to support the event. Session cost: $55.00. To register go to Illinois Valley Community College‘s website at www.ivcc.edu, or call (815) 224-6091. Illinois Valley Community College is located at 815 N. Orlando Smith Ave, Oglesby, IL 61348



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PO Box 3501, St. Charles, IL 60174, (630) 797-5093 Corinne@sustainableleadershipsolutions.com
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