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  4. <title>ABN Calendar</title>
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  6. <description><![CDATA[ Here you can search and register for upcoming  trainings , webinars, networking opportunities, special events, and more! Click the event name to view more details.
  7.    &nbsp;    
  8.     &nbsp;         REGISTER FOR ARCHIVED ONLINE    TRAININGS    HERE      
  9. &nbsp;
  10.  *If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 x208 or [email protected]&nbsp;no less than five business days prior to the training you wish to attend.  ]]></description>
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  12. <pubDate>Fri, 18 Dec 2020 13:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
  13. <copyright>Copyright &#xA9; 2020 Alliance for Better Nonprofits</copyright>
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  16. <title>Principle-Based Negotiation</title>
  17. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1146781</link>
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  19. <description><![CDATA[<p class=""><strong>Price:</strong></p>
  20. <p class="">Member: $75.00</p>
  21. <p class="">Non-Member: $225.00</p>
  22. <p class="">Student Member: $25.00</p>
  23. <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
  24. <p class="">Humans negotiate daily - for small things, like a restaurant of their choosing, and large things, like workplace promotion and salary increases. Nonprofits must be successful negotiators in order to connect local businesses to their mission and to raise funds. This session explores effective negotiation by defining negotiation, breaking negotiation myths, and applying negotiation principles.</p>
  25. <p class="">&nbsp;</p>
  26. <p class=""><strong>Learning Objectives Include:</strong></p>
  27. <ul>
  28.    <li class="">Define flawed and principled negotiation concepts.</li>
  29.    <li class="">Analyze Fisher and Ury?s (2011) four principles of negotiation.</li>
  30.    <li class="">Develop skill in negotiation including addressing positional bargaining tactics.</li>
  31.    <li class="">Evaluate positions, interests, and negotiation circumstances in an effort to understand and reach successful negotiation.<br>
  32.    <div></div>
  33.    </li>
  34. </ul>
  35. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span>ABN Leadership Certificate:</span></b></p>
  36. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span>This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Leadership Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span><span>.</span></p>
  37. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  38. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span>SHRM Credits:</span></b></p>
  39. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span>Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Principle-Based Negotiation</i>&nbsp;is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;</span><span><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx"><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);">www.shrmcertification.org</span></a></span></span><span>.</span></p>
  40. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  41. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="width: 187.262px; height: 104.168px;"></p>
  42. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  43. <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
  44. <p><b><span>Level:</span></b></p>
  45. <p><span>This course is intended for beginners with little to no experience in the topic. Please keep in mind, the levels are simply a guideline. Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span><span>&nbsp;for specific questions about the&nbsp;level of this course.</span></p>
  46. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  47. <p><b><span>BIO: </span></b></p>
  48. <p><span>Alyssa Sloan began studying communication as an undergraduate student at the University of Central Arkansas. After working for a nonprofit collegiate ministry, she then went on to pursue a master?s degree at the University of Arkansas Little Rock and then earned her doctorate in crisis communication from the University of Kentucky.<br>
  49. <br>
  50. Alyssa moved to Knoxville in 2011 to develop a Graduate &amp; Professional Studies Communication Program for King University. She continues to teach at King University and claims that her students are the most rewarding aspect of her job. She continues to research the best-practices in crisis communication, health communication, and organizational ethics.</span></p>
  51. <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
  52. <p><b><span>&nbsp;</span></b></p>
  53. <p><b><span>Cancellation Courtesy:</span></b><span><br>
  54. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;</span><u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u><span>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;</span><u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u><span>.<br>
  55. <br>
  56. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  57. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;</span><u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u><span>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</span></p>]]></description>
  58. <pubDate>Tue, 26 Nov 2019 18:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
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  61. <title>Design Thinking</title>
  62. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1186835</link>
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  64. <description><![CDATA[<p><b><span>Price:<br>
  65. Member: $75.00<br>
  66. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  67. Student Member: $25.00</span></b></p>
  68. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  69. <p><span class="gmail-s1"><span>Join us as we take a 10,000 ft view of the innovation process and how it might apply to your work.</span></span></p>
  70. <p><span class="gmail-s1"><span>&nbsp;</span></span></p>
  71. <p><b><span>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</span></b><span>:</span></p>
  72. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  73.    <li>Learn the basics of Design Thinking-Observation, Synthesize, Ideate, Prototype, Final Design &amp; Value Pitch</li>
  74.    <li>Learn how to better develop an end-user point-of-view</li>
  75.    <li>How Design Thinking especially works for Nonprofits</li>
  76. </ul>
  77. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b><span>ABN Leadership Certificate:</span></b></p>
  78. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span>This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Leadership Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;</span><span><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></span><span>.</span></p>
  79. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  80. <p><b><span>Level:</span></b></p>
  81. <p><span>This course is intended for beginners with little to no experience in the topic. Please keep in mind, the levels are simply a guideline. Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;</span><u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></a></span></u><span>&nbsp;for specific questions about the&nbsp;level of this course.</span></p>
  82. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  83. <p><b><span>BIO: </span></b></p>
  84. <p>John is a creative thinker marked by an insatiable curiosity, positive mindset and good humor. He is skilled and experienced in the innovation development process and strengths-based change management.&nbsp; John supports and empowers companies, organizations, and individuals to shape their work and personal lives by finding innovative solutions to complex challenges and optimizing the life-giving forces that help them thrive. His mission is to assist in the discovery of organizational strengths, structure and enable creative approaches to seemingly fixed problems and reframe those problems into opportunities. John holds an M.A in design thinking and is a certified appreciative inquiry facilitator. He has also taken additional courses at the Luma Institute, The Grove International Consultants and IDEO U.&nbsp;</p>
  85. <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
  86. <p><b><span>&nbsp;</span></b></p>
  87. <p><b><span>Cancellation Courtesy:</span></b><span><br>
  88. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;</span><u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></a></span></u><span>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;</span><u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u><span>.<br>
  89. <br>
  90. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  91. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;</span><u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></a></span></u><span>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</span></p>]]></description>
  92. <pubDate>Tue, 3 Dec 2019 18:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
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  95. <title>Free for Members: Demystifying Financial Statements</title>
  96. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1293481</link>
  97. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1293481</guid>
  98. <description></description>
  99. <pubDate>Wed, 4 Dec 2019 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
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  101. <item>
  102. <title>Developing a Major Gifts Program</title>
  103. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1146882</link>
  104. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1146882</guid>
  105. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>Price:<br>
  106. Member: $75.00<br>
  107. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  108. Student Member: $25.00</strong><br>
  109. </p>
  110. <div><br>
  111. </div>
  112. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>Learning Objectives Include:</b></p>
  113. <ul type="disc">
  114.    <li>Understand the rationale for developing a major gifts program</li>
  115.    <li>Contrast why donors will or will not consider a major gift</li>
  116.    <li>Describe the components of a major gift initiative</li>
  117.    <li>Outline the process for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift prospects</li>
  118. </ul>
  119. <p><b>ABN Fund Development Certificate:</b></p>
  120. <p>This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Fund Development Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  121. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  122. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  123. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Developing a Major Gifts Program</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  124. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  125. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 250px; width: 275.222px;"></p>
  126. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  127. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  128. <p>Dr. Jerry Askew brings nearly 40 years of nonprofit experience to ABN, having held executive positions in higher education, philanthropy and healthcare. Since arriving in Knoxville in 1985, Jerry has served as Dean of Students and Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs at the University of Tennessee, President of the East Tennessee Foundation and Senior Vice President of the St. Mary?s/Mercy Health Systems. In addition, Jerry has served on the boards of over 40 nonprofit organizations at the local, state and national levels. He received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS from the University of Memphis and PhD from The Ohio State University. Jerry is also an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee.</p>
  129. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  130. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  131. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  132. <br>
  133. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  134. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  135. <pubDate>Thu, 5 Dec 2019 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
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  137. <item>
  138. <title>AYNP Friendsgiving Potluck</title>
  139. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292001</link>
  140. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292001</guid>
  141. <description><![CDATA[<p>Join the Alliance for Young Nonprofit Professionals (AYNP) for a Friendsgiving Potluck! Feel free to bring friends, co-workers, and significant others. Sign up <strong><a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nSUqNTM89YgrlHw739rJOnVznzUucBM8uPIjayc72Hk/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank">HERE </a></strong>to bring something to share, and please RSVP so we can get a head count.</p>]]></description>
  142. <pubDate>Thu, 5 Dec 2019 22:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
  143. </item>
  144. <item>
  145. <title>Grant Writing Ethics &amp; Budgets</title>
  146. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1146880</link>
  147. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1146880</guid>
  148. <description><![CDATA[<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  149. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>Price:</b></p>
  150. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Member: $75.00</p>
  151. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Non-Member: $225.00</p>
  152. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Student Member: $25.00</p>
  153. <p><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></p>
  154. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>Learning Objectives:</b></p>
  155. <ul>
  156.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Determine what budget line-items are allowable, allocable, and reasonable</li>
  157.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Design grant budgets that are easy to read and understand</li>
  158.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Differentiate direct and indirect cost for appropriate breakdown of costs</li>
  159. </ul>
  160. <p><b><span>ABN Fund Development Certificate:</span></b></p>
  161. <p><span>This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Fund Development Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;</span><span><span><a href="mailto:[email protected]"><u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"></span></u></a><u><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></u></span></span><span>.</span></p>
  162. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  163. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  164. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Grant Writing Ethics &amp; Budgets</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  165. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  166. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 246px; width: 271px;"></p>
  167. <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  168. <p><b><span>Level:</span></b></p>
  169. <p><span>This course is intended for intermediate professionals with 1-2 years? experience in the topic. Please keep in mind, the levels are simply a guideline. Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;</span><u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"><u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"></span></u></a><u><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></u></span></u><span>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</span></p>
  170. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  171. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  172. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Terrence Carter has 29 years of experience in community, economic, and business development. He earned his bachelor?s degree in public administration from the University of Tennessee and his master?s degree in public administration from Baruch College in New York, NY.</p>
  173. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  174. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Carter worked for the City of Knoxville for 10 years, Knoxville?s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) for two and a half years, and served as executive director for the Partnership for Neighborhood Improvement for seven years. He has been a professional development instructor for the University of Tennessee since 2004.</p>
  175. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  176. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Carter currently serves as the director of economic and community development for the Knoxville Area Urban League, working with local, state, and federal organizations to plan and implement economic development projects that spur business growth and development throughout Knox County and the East Tennessee region. He oversees a $3.5 million loan program and entrepreneurship training program, facilitates business seminars and workshops, and prepares grant and investment proposals. Carter is a results-oriented leader with demonstrated initiative and creativity, and has a demonstrated track record of developing and implementing mission-critical strategies, projects, and programs.</p>
  177. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  178. <p><b><span><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  179. </span></b><span>If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.</span><b><span><br>
  180. <br>
  181. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  182. </span></b><span>If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</span></p>]]></description>
  183. <pubDate>Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
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  185. <item>
  186. <title>Executive Director &amp; Board Chair Affinity  Group</title>
  187. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1284117</link>
  188. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1284117</guid>
  189. <description><![CDATA[<p>Join us as we use the ?World Caf?? method for sharing and learning practical solutions for a more engaged board. Bring your questions and ideas for ways to recruit top board members, develop systems for successful onboarding, create a culture of trust, and implement strategic decision-making.</p>
  190. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  191. <p>Drawing on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theworldcafe.com/key-concepts-resources/design-principles/">seven integrated design principles</a>, the World Caf? methodology is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue. This process allows for equal contribution, diverse perspectives, and the sharing of collective discoveries.</p>
  192. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  193. <p>8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.&nbsp; - Networking (Coffee Provided)&nbsp;</p>
  194. <p>8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - Board Engagement Discussion&nbsp;</p>
  195. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  196. <p>This affinity group is intended for ABN member executive directors and board leadership. There is no cost to attend but RSVP's are appreciated.</p>]]></description>
  197. <pubDate>Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
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  199. <item>
  200. <title>Webinar Wednesday: Developing an Intentional Board Retreat</title>
  201. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1272969</link>
  202. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1272969</guid>
  203. <description><![CDATA[<p class=""><strong>Price:</strong></p>
  204. <p class=""><strong>Member: $25</strong></p>
  205. <p class=""><strong>Non-Member: $35</strong></p>
  206. <p class=""><strong>Student Member: $25</strong></p>
  207. <p class=""><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  208. <p>We believe board members need to step outside of the board room to get a better look at the bigger picture. A retreat offers the opportunity to delve more deeply into strategic issues that there may not always be time to address during regular board meetings. Join us as we discuss the various types of retreats and things to consider for optimal board engagement.&nbsp;</p>
  209. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  210. <p><strong>Link to webinar will be emailed to participants in registration confirmation.</strong></p>
  211. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  212. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  213. <p><b>Level:</b></p>
  214. <p>This course is intended for beginners with little to no experience in the topic. Please keep in mind, the levels are simply a guideline. Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the&nbsp;level of this course.</p>
  215. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  216. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  217. <p>Elle is originally from Denver, Colorado and came to Tennessee via the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she graduated from the Haslam College of Business. She completed her MBA in leadership and organizational change at Tiffin University. Before joining ABN, Elle served as marketing supervisor for LBMC, PC, a business and recruiting consulting firm, and was the director of operations and fund development for the YWCA Knoxville. She currently teaches nonprofit fundraising and human resources for the University of Tennessee Non-Credit Programs. Elle serves on the board of directors for the Friends of Literacy and the Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee. Elle is the past president of Young Professionals of Knoxville (YPK), and served as the curriculum chair for the inaugural YPK Leadership Certificate program.&nbsp;</p>
  218. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  219. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  220. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the webinar. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.</p>
  221. <p><br>
  222. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  223. If you require special accommodation in order to view or hear an ABN webinar, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;</span></u>no less than five days prior to the webinar.</p>]]></description>
  224. <pubDate>Wed, 18 Dec 2019 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  225. </item>
  226. <item>
  227. <title>AYNP Coffee &amp; Conversation</title>
  228. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1186743</link>
  229. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1186743</guid>
  230. <description><![CDATA[<p>&nbsp;</p>
  231. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  232. <p><img src="https://www.betternonprofits.org/getattachment/Services/Networking/aynp-logo2.jpg?width=250&amp;height=125"></p>]]></description>
  233. <pubDate>Fri, 20 Dec 2019 13:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
  234. </item>
  235. <item>
  236. <title>Becoming an Entrepreneurial Nonprofit (Income Generation)</title>
  237. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285004</link>
  238. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285004</guid>
  239. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  240. Member: $75.00<br>
  241. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  242. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  243. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  244. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  245. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  246.    <li><span>Learn which questions should be answered (and assumptions tested) before embarking on an entrepreneurial venture</span></li>
  247.    <li>
  248.    <p>Define each element of the business model canvas and why each element is important</p>
  249.    </li>
  250.    <li>
  251.    <p>Create and present a sample business model canvas for an income-generating activity for their nonprofit</p>
  252.    </li>
  253. </ul>
  254. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  255. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  256. <p>Executive directors; marketing, finance, and program staff</p>
  257. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  258. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  259. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  260. <p>Booth Andrews has more than 20 years of experience leading individuals, teams, and organizations through strategic, operational, and cultural growth and transformation. Her multi-disciplinary, professional experience includes 10 years in commercial real estate, 6 years as the CEO of a regional nonprofit, and more than 10 years of consulting for start-up and established for-profit and nonprofit businesses. Booth teaches Co.Starters at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and is a volunteer co-leader of Women in Entrepreneurship Knoxville. She had been licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee in 1997.</p>
  261. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  262. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  263. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  264. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  265. <br>
  266. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  267. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  268. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  269. <pubDate>Tue, 7 Jan 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  270. </item>
  271. <item>
  272. <title>How to Create a Mission-Focused Fundraising Plan</title>
  273. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285627</link>
  274. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285627</guid>
  275. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  276. Member: $75.00<br>
  277. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  278. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  279. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  280. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  281. <ul>
  282.    <li>Evaluate existing fundraising strategies and decide what to keep, what to invest in (enhance), and what to let go of</li>
  283.    <li>Create a multi-faceted fundraising plan which includes metrics to keep your efforts on target</li>
  284.    <li>Analyze the results of the plan, setting the stage for the new year</li>
  285. </ul>
  286. <p><b>ABN Fund Development Certificate:</b></p>
  287. <p>This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Fund Development Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  288. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  289. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  290. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>How to Create a Mission-Focused Fundraising Plan</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  291. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  292. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  293. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  294. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  295. <p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;">New or mid-career fundraising professionals</p>
  296. <p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;">Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  297. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  298. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  299. <p><span>Kim Lauth, CFRE</span><span> has almost 30 years of experience in the nonprofit field and has helped raise millions of dollars for charitable causes.&nbsp; For the last five years she has owned Kim Lauth Consulting, LLC, a full-service consultancy focused on helping charitable organizations build their capacity through fundraising, coaching, strategy and training.&nbsp; She is also an expert trainer and consultant with the Alliance for Better Nonprofits and the Chief Mission Implementation Officer for Positively Living in Knoxville, TN.&nbsp;</span>Kim is a past president of the Smoky Mountain Planned Giving Council and the Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).&nbsp; She was named ?Fundraising Professional of the Year? by AFP in 2016.&nbsp;</p>
  300. <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
  301. <p><span>A sought-after speaker and trainer, Kim launched the ?Nonprofit Superpowers? podcast and video series in 2017.</span></p>
  302. <p><span>&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</p>
  303. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  304. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  305. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  306. <br>
  307. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  308. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  309. <pubDate>Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  310. </item>
  311. <item>
  312. <title>AYNP Coffee &amp; Conversation</title>
  313. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292074</link>
  314. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292074</guid>
  315. <description><![CDATA[<p>&nbsp;</p>
  316. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  317. <p><img src="https://www.betternonprofits.org/getattachment/Services/Networking/aynp-logo2.jpg?width=250&amp;height=125"></p>]]></description>
  318. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
  319. </item>
  320. <item>
  321. <title>Power Hour: Graphic Design for the Non-Designer</title>
  322. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285054</link>
  323. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285054</guid>
  324. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  325. Member: $25.00<br>
  326. Non-Member: $75.00<br>
  327. Student Member: $10.00</b></p>
  328. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  329. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  330. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  331.    <li>
  332.    <p>Identify the basics of good graphic design</p>
  333.    </li>
  334.    <li>
  335.    <p>Learn rules of creating well designed content pieces</p>
  336.    </li>
  337.    <li>
  338.    <p>Discover tips and tricks for creating well designed pieces simply</p>
  339.    </li>
  340. </ul>
  341. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  342. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Graphic Design for the Non-Designer&nbsp;</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  343. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  344. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  345. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  346. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  347. <p>Those responsible for creating graphic content for social media, print, newsletters, and websites</p>
  348. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  349. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  350. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  351. <p>Greg Adkins is a sixth-generation Knoxvillian who created his first website in 1994 from his dorm room at the University of Tennessee. He has a deep love for his hometown and is passionate about working with those who are seeking to make Knoxville a better place to work and live. Through his company New Frame Creative, Greg Adkins has personally built websites for more than 50 nonprofit agencies and has provided a variety of other services, including everything from video production and social media management to logo design and print materials. He is an expert level WordPress developer and an accomplished designer, specializing in building websites that look fantastic, while remaining simple for busy nonprofit staff to keep current and updated.<br>
  352. </p>
  353. <div><br>
  354. </div>
  355. <div>
  356. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  357. </div>
  358. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  359. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  360. <br>
  361. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  362. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  363. <pubDate>Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  364. </item>
  365. <item>
  366. <title>Creating an Actionable Marketing Plan</title>
  367. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1298829</link>
  368. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1298829</guid>
  369. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  370. Member: $75.00<br>
  371. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  372. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  373. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  374. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  375. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  376.    <li>
  377.    <p>Answer the key questions that sharpen your marketing decisions and content </p>
  378.    </li>
  379.    <li>
  380.    <p>Craft messages that resonate with your audience </p>
  381.    </li>
  382.    <li>
  383.    <p>Create a plan to get your organization?s marketing started&nbsp;</p>
  384.    </li>
  385. </ul>
  386. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Nonprofit Marketing Certificate:</b></p>
  387. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Marketing Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.</p>
  388. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  389. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  390. <p>Those who have little to no experience in marketing or those who are looking to restart their marketing strategies</p>
  391. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  392. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  393. <p><b>Bio:</b></p>
  394. <p>John Lacey is a creative thinker marked by an insatiable curiosity, positive mindset and good humor. He is skilled and experienced in the innovation development process and strengths-based change management.&nbsp; John supports and empowers companies, organizations, and individuals to shape their work and personal lives by finding innovative solutions to complex challenges and optimizing the life-giving forces that help them thrive. His mission is to assist in the discovery of organizational strengths, structure and enable creative approaches to seemingly fixed problems and reframe those problems into opportunities. John holds an M.A in design thinking and is a certified appreciative inquiry facilitator. He has also taken additional courses at the Luma Institute, The Grove International Consultants and IDEO U.&nbsp;<br>
  395. </p>
  396. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  397. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  398. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  399. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  400. <br>
  401. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  402. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  403. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  404. <pubDate>Thu, 23 Jan 2020 18:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  405. </item>
  406. <item>
  407. <title>Getting Comfortable with Public Speaking</title>
  408. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285831</link>
  409. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285831</guid>
  410. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  411. Member: $75.00<br>
  412. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  413. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  414. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  415. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  416. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  417.    <li>Identify and minimize negative or distracting mannerisms&nbsp;</li>
  418.    <li>Learn to professionally and effectively prepare and deliver a speech</li>
  419.    <li>Overcome nervousness, and speak with confidence</li>
  420.    <li>Use visual aids and multimedia to illustrate and explain content&nbsp;&nbsp;</li>
  421. </ul>
  422. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Nonprofit Leadership Certificate:</b></p>
  423. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Leadership Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.</p>
  424. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  425. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  426. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<em>Getting Comfortable with Public Speaking</em>&nbsp;is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  427. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  428. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 97.543px; width: 188.141px;"></p>
  429. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  430. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  431. <p>Those looking to improve their public speaking skills. All levels are welcome; however, this is an introductory course.</p>
  432. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  433. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  434. <p><b>Bio:</b></p>
  435. <p>Kate Ziegler is the Director of Marketing at Zone International, where cutting edge design and manufacturing processes are utilized to create fully custom competitive sportswear.&nbsp;Prior to joining the Zone team, Kate spent over a decade as a professional swimmer representing companies such as Speedo, Mutual of Omaha, and BMW and traveling the world as a Sports Ambassador for the Department of State, Wounded Warrior Project, and United Service Organization (USO). Over the course of her career, Kate broke numerous world records in the distance freestyle events, won 15 medals in international competition, and represented Team USA at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.&nbsp;After retiring, she received her MBA from the University of Tennessee with a focus in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Kate now parlays her Olympic and business experience as a speaker, facilitator, and mindset and performance coach.<br>
  436. </p>
  437. <div><br>
  438. </div>
  439. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  440. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  441. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  442. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  443. <br>
  444. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  445. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  446. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  447. <pubDate>Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  448. </item>
  449. <item>
  450. <title>Power Hour: Delegating, Empowering, and Developing Team Members</title>
  451. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285040</link>
  452. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285040</guid>
  453. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  454. Member: $25.00<br>
  455. Non-Member: $75.00<br>
  456. Student Member: $10.00</b></p>
  457. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  458. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  459. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  460.    <li>Gain understanding of the benefits of delegation and how to delegate</li>
  461.    <li>Examine how leaders can empower those they lead</li>
  462.    <li>Explore coaching as a leadership style</li>
  463. </ul>
  464. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  465. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Delegating, Empowering, and Developing Team Members&nbsp;</i>is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  466. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  467. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 97.543px; width: 188.141px;"></p>
  468. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  469. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  470. <p>Executive directors, executive staff, and those who want to gain more about leadership skills</p>
  471. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  472. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  473. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  474. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  475. <p><span>Dr. Chuck Carringer is an executive coach, trainer and speaker based in&nbsp; Knoxville, Tennessee. An expert in leadership development, Chuck partners with his executive coaching, training, and speaking clients to take their leadership and performance to the next level. Chuck holds a doctorate in Executive Leadership emphasizing executive coaching and holds a certification from the prestigious John Maxwell Coaching, Speaking, and Training Certification Program.&nbsp;</span>Chuck has conducted thousands of executive coaching meetings with leaders at every organizational level in dozens of different professional fields, partnering with them to advance in both performance outcomes and leadership development. &nbsp;He has delivered hundreds of training/speaking presentations to diverse audiences featuring best practice content delivered in an engaging and inspirational style.&nbsp;</p>
  476. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  477. <div>
  478. <p><span>Chuck is a former distinguished, public school educator serving in a variety of roles at the high school level including teacher, Hall of Fame Coach, Athletic Director, and Principal.</span></p>
  479. <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
  480. </div>
  481. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  482. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  483. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  484. <br>
  485. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  486. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  487. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  488. <pubDate>Wed, 29 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  489. </item>
  490. <item>
  491. <title>Program Evaluation</title>
  492. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285050</link>
  493. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285050</guid>
  494. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  495. Member: $75.00<br>
  496. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  497. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  498. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  499. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  500. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  501.    <li>Understand the basics of designing a logic model to determine a program?s mission fit</li>
  502.    <li>Conduct both quantitative and qualitative program evaluations&nbsp;</li>
  503.    <li>Comprehend the principles behind conducting regular organizational program audits</li>
  504. </ul>
  505. <p><b></b><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  506. <p>Program Directors/Managers/Developers and Executive Directors</p>
  507. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  508. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  509. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  510. <p>Eleven years ago, Daniel Watson and his wife launched The Restoration House, a Christ-centered organization dedicated to holistically empowering low-income single mother families to break the cycle of poverty. Over the last nine years, he has developed The Village, a restorative community for single mother families, helped develop local, regional, and national networks to share best practices, and has consulted with over twenty-seven organizations across ten states in organizational development. <br>
  511. </p>
  512. <div>&nbsp;</div>
  513. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  514. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  515. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  516. <br>
  517. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  518. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  519. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  520. <pubDate>Thu, 30 Jan 2020 18:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  521. </item>
  522. <item>
  523. <title>Executive Director Cohort</title>
  524. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285170</link>
  525. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285170</guid>
  526. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>All sessions will take place at The Regas Building from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.</b></p>
  527. <p>Monday, February 3rd</p>
  528. <p>Monday, February 10th</p>
  529. <p>(skip February 17th - Presidents' Day)</p>
  530. <p>Monday, February 24th</p>
  531. <p>Monday, March 2nd</p>
  532. <p>Monday, March 9th</p>
  533. <p>Monday, March 16th</p>
  534. <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  535. <p><strong>Price:</strong></p>
  536. <p class=""><strong>Member: $500.00</strong></p>
  537. <p class=""><strong>Non-Member: $1,500.00</strong></p>
  538. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  539. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Whether one is a new or seasoned chief executive, there is always much to learn.&nbsp; Certainly, there are publications, workshops and other resources to assist, but most successful leaders will admit that much of what they know is the result of interaction with mentors and peers over the course of their careers.&nbsp; ABN?s Executive Director Cohorts meet for six weekly sessions and are designed to assist participants in developing the individual behaviors, perspectives, and practices that will help ensure their effectiveness as chief executives.&nbsp;</p>
  540. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  541. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Led by Dr. Jerry Askew, the Executive Director Cohort will participate in a series of workshops, lectures, and discussions around the nonprofit executive director role. Participants will join fellow executive directors from across the region learning new skills, gaining fresh insights, and developing the friendship and support of other passionate leaders.</p>
  542. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  543. <p><b>Learning Objectives Include:</b></p>
  544. <ul>
  545.    <li>Learn and be able to apply leadership-related psychological theories</li>
  546.    <li>Describe the difference between leading and managing</li>
  547.    <li>Analyze the actions and behaviors that motivate team members</li>
  548.    <li>Develop strategies for leading during financially challenging times</li>
  549.    <li>Determine methods for building environments of trust</li>
  550.    <li>Develop an executive presence both within and outside the organization</li>
  551.    <li>Develop effective staff/board relationships</li>
  552.    <li>Create strategies for time management and self-care</li>
  553. </ul>
  554. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  555. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Executive Director Cohort&nbsp;</i>&nbsp;is valid for 12 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  556. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  557. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 92.8867px; width: 210.566px;"></p>
  558. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  559. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  560. <p>Executive directors of any experience and of any sized organizations</p>
  561. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  562. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  563. <p>Dr. Jerry Askew brings nearly 40 years of nonprofit experience to ABN, having held executive positions in higher education, philanthropy and healthcare. Since arriving in Knoxville in 1985, Jerry has served as Dean of Students and Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs at the University of Tennessee, President of the East Tennessee Foundation and Senior Vice President of the St. Mary?s/Mercy Health Systems. In addition, Jerry has served on the boards of over 40 nonprofit organizations at the local, state and national levels. He received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS from the University of Memphis and PhD from The Ohio State University. Jerry is also an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee.</p>
  564. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  565. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  566. <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;</p>
  567. <p><strong><strong>Cancellation Courtesy:</strong><br>
  568. </strong>If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a>.<strong><br>
  569. <strong><br>
  570. Special Accommodations:</strong><br>
  571. </strong>If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  572. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  573. <pubDate>Mon, 3 Feb 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  574. </item>
  575. <item>
  576. <title>Power Hour: Meaningful Partnerships</title>
  577. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285127</link>
  578. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285127</guid>
  579. <description><![CDATA[<p><b><b>Price:<br>
  580. Member: $25.00<br>
  581. Non-Member: $75.00<br>
  582. Student Member: $10.00</b></b></p>
  583. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  584. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  585. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  586.    <li>Determine internal capacity to engage in partnership</li>
  587.    <li>Identity the resources and tools for optimal partnerships</li>
  588.    <li>Create measurement tools for partnership evaluations</li>
  589. </ul>
  590. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  591. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Meaningful Partnerships</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  592. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  593. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  594. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  595. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  596. <p>Nonprofit staff, volunteers, organizational leadership, funders, and board of directors </p>
  597. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  598. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  599. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  600. <p>Elle is originally from Denver, Colorado and came to Tennessee via the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she graduated from the Haslam College of Business. She completed her MBA in leadership and organizational change at Tiffin University. Before joining ABN, Elle served as marketing supervisor for LBMC, PC, a business and recruiting consulting firm, and was the director of operations and fund development for the YWCA Knoxville. She currently teaches nonprofit fundraising and human resources for the University of Tennessee Non-Credit Programs. Elle serves on the board of directors for the Friends of Literacy and the Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee. Elle is the past president of Young Professionals of Knoxville (YPK), and served as the curriculum chair for the inaugural YPK Leadership Certificate program.&nbsp;</p>
  601. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  602. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  603. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  604. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  605. <br>
  606. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  607. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  608. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  609. <pubDate>Wed, 5 Feb 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  610. </item>
  611. <item>
  612. <title>Maximizing LinkedIn to Advance Your Cause</title>
  613. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285113</link>
  614. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285113</guid>
  615. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>Price:<br>
  616. Member: $75.00<br>
  617. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  618. Student Member: $25.00</strong><br>
  619. </p>
  620. <div>&nbsp;</div>
  621. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include:</b></p>
  622. <ul>
  623.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Understand the utilities of LinkedIn for your organization</li>
  624.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Examine aspects of professional and personal pages to build relationships</li>
  625.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Generate donors, board members and volunteers using LinkedIn</li>
  626. </ul>
  627. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Nonprofit Marketing Certificate:</b></p>
  628. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Marketing Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.</p>
  629. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  630. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  631. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Maximizing LinkedIn to Advance Your Cause&nbsp;</i>is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  632. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;<img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 228px; width: 252.444px;"></p>
  633. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  634. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Who Should Attend:</strong></p>
  635. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">All nonprofit staff, board members,and volunteers; this course will cover individual pages and organizational pages.</p>
  636. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  637. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  638. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>BIO:</b></p>
  639. <p>Elle is originally from Denver, Colorado and came to Tennessee via the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she graduated from the Haslam College of Business. She completed her MBA in leadership and organizational change at Tiffin University. Before joining ABN, Elle served as marketing supervisor for LBMC, PC, a business and recruiting consulting firm, and was the director of operations and fund development for the YWCA Knoxville. She currently teaches nonprofit fundraising and human resources for the University of Tennessee Non-Credit Programs. Elle serves on the board of directors for the Friends of Literacy and the Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee. Elle is the past president of Young Professionals of Knoxville (YPK), and served as the curriculum chair for the inaugural YPK Leadership Certificate program.&nbsp;</p>
  640. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  641. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Cancellation Courtesy:</strong><br>
  642. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a>.<br>
  643. <strong><br>
  644. Special Accommodations:</strong><br>
  645. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  646. <pubDate>Thu, 6 Feb 2020 18:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  647. </item>
  648. <item>
  649. <title>Advanced Grant Writing</title>
  650. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285381</link>
  651. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285381</guid>
  652. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>Price:<br>
  653. Member: $75.00<br>
  654. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  655. Student Member: $25.00</strong></p>
  656. <p><strong></strong><br>
  657. </p>
  658. <div></div>
  659. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include:</b></p>
  660. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  661.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Understand the best ways to gather and analyze data&nbsp;</li>
  662.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Gain knowledge on what funders want to immediately improve your grant writing</li>
  663.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Improve your ability to conduct evaluations that feed back into the writing process</li>
  664.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Implement a smoother, more effective proposal process</li>
  665. </ul>
  666. <p><b>ABN Fund Development Certificate:</b></p>
  667. <p>This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Fund Development Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  668. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  669. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  670. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Advanced Grant Writing&nbsp;</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  671. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  672. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 243px; width: 257px;"></p>
  673. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  674. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  675. <p>Nonprofit staff with some grant writing experience (small or local grants) or those who have taken the <em>Grant Writing Fundamentals</em> prerequisite</p>
  676. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the&nbsp;level of this course.</p>
  677. <p><strong></strong></p>
  678. <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  679. <p><strong>Bio:</strong></p>
  680. <p>Sara Baker is a writer, researcher, and nonprofit consultant who has led capacity building and program development for organizations from Philadelphia to the Philippines.&nbsp;She is the research and learning lead at The Engine Room, an international organization that supports civil society in responsible data and technology for social change. At The Engine Room, Sara manages research projects on the intersection of human rights, data, and tech; guides advocacy initiatives; and leads internal&nbsp;work on learning and impact.&nbsp;Previously, she led advocacy, grants, and evaluation&nbsp;at the YWCA Knoxville and worked on movement building as Take Back the Tech! campaign coordinator for the Association for Progressive Communications in South Africa. Under her leadership, Take Back the Tech! received the 2015 Bobs Best in Online Activism Award, 2014 UN Women and International Telecommunications Union GEM-TECH Award, and 2014 Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention for digital communities.&nbsp;Sara has been profiled and quoted in such outlets as the Washington Post, Time, and the Guardian, and has presented around the world, including Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Rutgers Center for Global Women?s Leadership, and Oxfam. She holds an MA in English with Writing Concentration from the University of Tennessee and a BA in English and Religion from Maryville College<i>.</i></p>
  681. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  682. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  683. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  684. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  685. <br>
  686. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  687. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  688. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  689. <pubDate>Tue, 11 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  690. </item>
  691. <item>
  692. <title>Power Hour: Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion</title>
  693. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285204</link>
  694. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285204</guid>
  695. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>Price:<br>
  696. Member: $25.00<br>
  697. Non-Member: $75.00<br>
  698. Student Member: $10.00</strong><br>
  699. </p>
  700. <div>&nbsp;</div>
  701. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include:</b></p>
  702. <ul>
  703.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span> </span>Creating a welcoming environment for diversity, equity, and inclusion</li>
  704.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Build practical diversity, equity, and inclusion models</li>
  705.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Identify barriers to understanding and knowing different people</li>
  706.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Explore various approaches to ensure that all team members feel included</li>
  707. </ul>
  708. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  709. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion</i>&nbsp;is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  710. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  711. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 97.543px; width: 188.141px;"></p>
  712. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  713. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  714. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Who Should Attend:</strong></p>
  715. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Anyone interested in promoting and creating diverse workplaces and anyone providing programs and services to diverse populations</p>
  716. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  717. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  718. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>BIO:</b></p>
  719. <p>Terrence Carter has 30 years of experience in community, economic, and business development. He earned his bachelor?s degree in public administration from the University of Tennessee and his master?s degree in public administration from Baruch College in New York, NY. Carter worked for the City of Knoxville for 10 years, Knoxville?s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) for two and a half years, and served as executive director for the Partnership for Neighborhood Improvement for seven years. He has been a professional development instructor for the University of Tennessee since 2004. Carter currently serves as the vice president of workforce and economic development for the Knoxville Area Urban League, working with local, state, and federal organizations to plan and implement economic development projects that spur business growth and development throughout Knox County and the East Tennessee region. He oversees a $4.8 million loan program and entrepreneurship training program, facilitates business seminars and workshops, and prepares grant and investment proposals.&nbsp;</p>
  720. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  721. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  722. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Cancellation Courtesy:</strong><br>
  723. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a>.<br>
  724. <strong><br>
  725. Special Accommodations:</strong><br>
  726. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  727. <pubDate>Wed, 12 Feb 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  728. </item>
  729. <item>
  730. <title>Grant Writing Fundamentals</title>
  731. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285328</link>
  732. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285328</guid>
  733. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>Price:<br>
  734. Member: $160.00<br>
  735. Non-Member: $460.00<br>
  736. Student Member: $60.00</strong><br>
  737. </p>
  738. <div><br>
  739. </div>
  740. <p>Development of a successful grant proposal starts long before an application is submitted. Such grant writing requires planning, research, relationship building, and a well-written application. This workshop offers a systematic, no-frills approach to the grant writing process any organization can follow. Beginning or developing proposal writers will receive a comprehensive overview on how to develop a winning project, identify funders, court foundations, and write applications that meet the high standards of grantmakers.</p>
  741. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  742. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include:</b></p>
  743. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  744.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Understand the two elements of a strong grant proposal: needs and strategies</li>
  745.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Learn how to formulate strong needs statements, strategies and proposal objectives</li>
  746.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Know the fundamental information to include in every grant proposal</li>
  747.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Be able to articulate the role of a grant writer and the process of coordinating a grant request</li>
  748. </ul>
  749. <p><b>ABN Fund Development Certificate:</b></p>
  750. <p>This workshop counts as 6 credits towards the ABN Fund Development Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  751. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  752. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  753. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Grant Writing Fundamentals&nbsp;</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 6 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  754. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  755. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 243px; width: 257px;"></p>
  756. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  757. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  758. <p>Beginning grant writers or those who want a refresher</p>
  759. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the&nbsp;level of this course.</p>
  760. <p><strong><b>&nbsp;</b></strong></p>
  761. <p><strong><b>Bio:</b></strong></p>
  762. <p>Mark Goldstein, CFRE, Communication Mark President/CEO, is most sought after as an expert proposal writer and project strategist. In 2019, Mark was named Western North Carolina ?Outstanding Fundraising Executive? of the year by his peers at AFP WNC. He is the creator of the Open Communication Fundraising Model, a system that enables all nonprofit agency stakeholders to effectively work together toward organizational and fundraising goals. Mark has consistently served nonprofits as a staff member, board member or consultant since 1991. He has raised more than $48 million for organizations of all types and sizes throughout the United States, particularly for health, human service, community development and technology needs. Mark is a current member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western NC Chapter (AFP WNC) and the Grant Professionals Association NC Chapter. As a volunteer, he has served as a founding board member of two local nonprofit media outlets. He provides training for participants at the Duke University Continuing Studies Nonprofit Management program, 4Good, WNC Nonprofit Pathways, Alliance for Better Nonprofits and other venues.</p>
  763. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  764. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  765. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  766. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  767. <br>
  768. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  769. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  770. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  771. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  772. </item>
  773. <item>
  774. <title>Conversational Intelligence: Communicating Effectively</title>
  775. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285587</link>
  776. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285587</guid>
  777. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  778. Member: $75.00<br>
  779. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  780. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  781. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  782. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  783. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  784.    <li> Define conversational intelligence</li>
  785.    <li>Compare and contrast instances of effective conversation</li>
  786.    <li>Identify processes for moving from distrust to trust</li>
  787.    <li>Label conversationally intelligent practices</li>
  788.    <li>Analyze potential improvement in conversational intelligence
  789.    <div></div>
  790.    </li>
  791. </ul>
  792. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  793. <div>
  794. <p><b>ABN Leadership Certificate:</b></p>
  795. <p>This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Leadership Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  796. </div>
  797. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  798. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  799. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Conversational Intelligence: Communicating Effectively</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  800. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  801. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  802. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  803. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  804. <p>Everyone of any skill or position; interpersonal communication skills are essential to positive climate, workplace satisfaction, organizational effectiveness, and partnerships outside of your organization</p>
  805. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  806. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  807. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  808. <p>Effective communication lies at the heart of all personal and professional experiences. So, it is wise to INVEST time and energy growing in communication competency!<br>
  809. <br>
  810. Alyssa Sloan began studying communication as an undergraduate at the University of Central Arkansas. After working for a collegiate nonprofit ministry for two years, she pursued a Master's degree in Applied Communication. Alyssa also spent those years serving as a youth pastor, enabling her to experience unique facets of nonprofit work and faith-based organizations. Next, she earned her doctorate in crisis communication from the University of Kentucky. In 2011, she moved to Knoxville to develop King University's communication program.&nbsp; Alyssa continues to teach at King and is grateful for hardworking students who renew her passion for communication studies. <br>
  811. </p>
  812. <div>&nbsp;</div>
  813. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  814. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  815. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  816. <br>
  817. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  818. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  819. <pubDate>Tue, 18 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  820. </item>
  821. <item>
  822. <title>AYNP Coffee &amp; Conversation</title>
  823. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292075</link>
  824. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292075</guid>
  825. <description><![CDATA[<p>&nbsp;</p>
  826. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  827. <p><img src="https://www.betternonprofits.org/getattachment/Services/Networking/aynp-logo2.jpg?width=250&amp;height=125"></p>]]></description>
  828. <pubDate>Fri, 21 Feb 2020 13:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
  829. </item>
  830. <item>
  831. <title>Power Hour: Opportunity Filtering - The Missing Piece of Your Strategic Plan</title>
  832. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285641</link>
  833. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285641</guid>
  834. <description><![CDATA[<p><b><b><b>Price:<br>
  835. Member: $25.00<br>
  836. Non-Member: $75.00<br>
  837. Student Member: $10.00</b></b></b></p>
  838. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  839. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include:</b></p>
  840. <ul>
  841.    <li>Discover what an Opportunity Filter is and how it can make you more effective</li>
  842.    <li>Learn when to use an Opportunity Filter</li>
  843.    <li>Explore how to get your board ?on board? by using this effective tool<b></b></li>
  844. </ul>
  845. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  846. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Opportunity Filtering - The Missing Piece of Your Strategic Plan&nbsp;</i>is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  847. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  848. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  849. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  850. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  851. <p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;"><span>This course is intended for nonprofit professionals and board members who are responsible for creating and implementing strategic or operational plans.</span> Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  852. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  853. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  854. <p>Kim Lauth, CFRE&nbsp;has almost 30 years of experience in the nonprofit field and has helped raise millions of dollars for charitable causes.&nbsp; For the last five years she has owned Kim Lauth Consulting, LLC, a full-service consultancy focused on helping charitable organizations build their capacity through fundraising, coaching, strategy and training.&nbsp; She is also an expert trainer and consultant with the Alliance for Better Nonprofits and the Chief Mission Implementation Officer for Positively Living in Knoxville, TN.&nbsp;Kim is a past president of the Smoky Mountain Planned Giving Council and the Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).&nbsp; She was named ?Fundraising Professional of the Year? by AFP in 2016.&nbsp;</p>
  855. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  856. <p>A sought-after speaker and trainer, Kim launched the ?Nonprofit Superpowers? podcast and video series in 2017.</p>
  857. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  858. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  859. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  860. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  861. <br>
  862. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  863. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  864. <pubDate>Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  865. </item>
  866. <item>
  867. <title>Launching a Major Gifts Program</title>
  868. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285057</link>
  869. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285057</guid>
  870. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  871. Member: $75.00<br>
  872. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  873. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  874. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  875. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  876. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  877.    <li> Describe the respective roles of board and staff in a major gifts program</li>
  878.    <li>Identify and prioritize major gift prospects</li>
  879.    <li>Understand and apply key strategies for engaging both board members and donors for major gift success</li>
  880.    <li>Define key metrics for evaluation and planning</li>
  881.    <li>Apply best practices to making a major gift ask<br>
  882.    <div></div>
  883.    </li>
  884. </ul>
  885. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  886. <div>
  887. <p><b>ABN Fund Development Certificate:</b></p>
  888. <p>This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Fund Development Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  889. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  890. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  891. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  892. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Launching a Major Gifts Program&nbsp;</i>is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  893. </div>
  894. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  895. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  896. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  897. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  898. <p>Fundraisers with little or no experience in major gifts</p>
  899. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  900. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  901. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  902. <p>Freddi Birdwell is a seasoned fundraising professional with more than 25 years invested in fundraising and nonprofit management. Her progressive career includes extensive work with the American Cancer Society, where she served in a variety of leadership positions, and with Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, where she spent eight years as Director of Development and Community Relations. She has worked at the local, state and regional levels. Freddi holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential, is a past president of the Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and was honored as the 2017 Fundraising Professional of the Year. She has also served on the board of the Smoky Mountain Planned Giving Council and as 2018 president of the Knoxville Association of Women Executives. Freddi holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Memphis and completed additional course work in Public Relations at UT Knoxville. <br>
  903. </p>
  904. <div><br>
  905. </div>
  906. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  907. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  908. <br>
  909. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  910. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  911. <pubDate>Tue, 3 Mar 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  912. </item>
  913. <item>
  914. <title>Making Board Meetings More Effective</title>
  915. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285125</link>
  916. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285125</guid>
  917. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  918. <p><strong>Price:<br>
  919. Member: $75.00<br>
  920. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  921. Student Member: $25.00</strong><br>
  922. </p>
  923. <div>&nbsp;</div>
  924. <p><b>Learning Objectives Include:</b></p>
  925. <ul>
  926.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Develop tools that will make your board meetings more productive</li>
  927.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Generate buy-in to increase board participation</li>
  928.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Understand group dynamics to enhance board meetings</li>
  929. </ul>
  930. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Leadership Certificate:</b></p>
  931. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Leadership Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.</p>
  932. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  933. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  934. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Making Board Meetings More Effective&nbsp;</i>is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  935. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  936. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 92.8867px; width: 210.566px;"></p>
  937. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  938. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Who Should Attend:</strong></p>
  939. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Board members and nonprofit executive leadership of all levels of experience</p>
  940. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  941. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  942. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>BIO:</b></p>
  943. <p>Elle is originally from Denver, Colorado and came to Tennessee via the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she graduated from the Haslam College of Business. She completed her MBA in leadership and organizational change at Tiffin University. Before joining ABN, Elle served as marketing supervisor for LBMC, PC, a business and recruiting consulting firm, and was the director of operations and fund development for the YWCA Knoxville. She currently teaches nonprofit fundraising and human resources for the University of Tennessee Non-Credit Programs. Elle serves on the board of directors for the Friends of Literacy and the Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee. Elle is the past president of Young Professionals of Knoxville (YPK), and served as the curriculum chair for the inaugural YPK Leadership Certificate program.&nbsp;</p>
  944. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  945. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  946. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Cancellation Courtesy:</strong><br>
  947. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a>.<br>
  948. <strong><br>
  949. Special Accommodations:</strong><br>
  950. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  951. <pubDate>Thu, 5 Mar 2020 18:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  952. </item>
  953. <item>
  954. <title>Lessons Learned From Servant Leaders #1: Leading With Others in Mind</title>
  955. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285016</link>
  956. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285016</guid>
  957. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  958. Member: $75.00<br>
  959. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  960. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  961. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  962. <p>Although a timeless concept, the phrase ?servant leadership? was coined by Robert Greenleaf in 1970. Throughout the ages, maverick leaders have modeled this philosophy and set of practices. Their leadership encouraged the growth and triumphs of others, while furthering their missions with tremendous success.&nbsp;<br>
  963. <br>
  964. During this session, we will explore the routines, challenges, and impact of past servant leaders. <em>What can we learn from their leadership, and how do we apply those lessons in our work today? How do I begin to shift my style of leadership and the culture of leadership within my organization? What is the current culture when I lead?</em><br>
  965. <br>
  966. This is the first of three sessions in an engaging series highlighting lessons learned from servant leaders. Each session will be infused with real-world lessons and strategies for application in your personal and professional lives.&nbsp;<br>
  967. <br>
  968. You are encouraged to attend all three sessions in the series for maximum impact and growth; yet, each session has been designed to stand alone.</p>
  969. <div>&nbsp;</div>
  970. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  971. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  972. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  973.    <li>Name 3-5 inspiring practices from past servant leaders</li>
  974.    <li><span>Examine current leadership practice through the lens of servant leadership</span></li>
  975.    <li>Designate three action steps related to enhancing servant leadership</li>
  976. </ul>
  977. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  978. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>this class</i>&nbsp;is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  979. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  980. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 97.543px; width: 188.141px;"></p>
  981. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  982. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  983. <p>Executive directors, executive team members, and anyone who is interested in learning more about leadership</p>
  984. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  985. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  986. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  987. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  988. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  989. <p>Over a span of 27 years working within the educational and non-profit realms, Angie Hamstead has facilitated hundreds of learning sessions. Angie founded The Hozho Project in 2015. She is passionate about the creative process of designing and facilitating retreats and workshops, where her talents and passions intersect for the good of others. A native of Atlanta, GA who embraces Knoxville as home, Angie earned her degrees from Spring Hill College (Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Business) and Georgia State University (Master?s in Education). Angie has also earned certifications by The Consortium for Social Enterprise Effectiveness (CSEE) at the University of Tennessee, Advanced Cognitive Coaching training through the Center for Cognitive Coaching and holds a Specialization in Positive Psychology from The University of Pennsylvania.</p>
  990. <div><br>
  991. </div>
  992. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  993. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  994. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  995. <br>
  996. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  997. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  998. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  999. <pubDate>Tue, 10 Mar 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1000. </item>
  1001. <item>
  1002. <title>Power Hour: Improving Your Writing</title>
  1003. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285429</link>
  1004. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285429</guid>
  1005. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>Price:<br>
  1006. Member: $25.00<br>
  1007. Non-Member: $75.00<br>
  1008. Student Member: $10.00</strong></p>
  1009. <p><strong></strong><br>
  1010. </p>
  1011. <div></div>
  1012. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include:</b></p>
  1013. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  1014.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Improve understanding of key grammar and rhetoric points</li>
  1015.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Improve ability to get started (overcome writer?s block)</li>
  1016.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Understand how to write for different audiences</li>
  1017.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Make strong, evidence-based arguments</li>
  1018. </ul>
  1019. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1020. <p>People who want to feel more confident in their writing skills, especially those who have not studied writing formally; their role might include such writing as communications, grant writing, report writing, funding appeals, case notes, or written communication with clients and families.</p>
  1021. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the&nbsp;level of this course.</p>
  1022. <p><strong></strong></p>
  1023. <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  1024. <p><strong>Bio:</strong></p>
  1025. <p>Sara Baker is a writer, researcher, and nonprofit consultant who has led capacity building and program development for organizations from Philadelphia to the Philippines.&nbsp;She is the research and learning lead at The Engine Room, an international organization that supports civil society in responsible data and technology for social change. At The Engine Room, Sara manages research projects on the intersection of human rights, data, and tech; guides advocacy initiatives; and leads internal&nbsp;work on learning and impact.&nbsp;Previously, she led advocacy, grants, and evaluation&nbsp;at the YWCA Knoxville and worked on movement building as Take Back the Tech! campaign coordinator for the Association for Progressive Communications in South Africa. Under her leadership, Take Back the Tech! received the 2015 Bobs Best in Online Activism Award, 2014 UN Women and International Telecommunications Union GEM-TECH Award, and 2014 Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention for digital communities.&nbsp;Sara has been profiled and quoted in such outlets as the Washington Post, Time, and the Guardian, and has presented around the world, including Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Rutgers Center for Global Women?s Leadership, and Oxfam. She holds an MA in English with Writing Concentration from the University of Tennessee and a BA in English and Religion from Maryville College<i>.</i></p>
  1026. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1027. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1028. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1029. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1030. <br>
  1031. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1032. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  1033. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  1034. <pubDate>Wed, 11 Mar 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1035. </item>
  1036. <item>
  1037. <title>AYNP Coffee &amp; Conversation</title>
  1038. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292076</link>
  1039. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292076</guid>
  1040. <description><![CDATA[<p>&nbsp;</p>
  1041. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1042. <p><img src="https://www.betternonprofits.org/getattachment/Services/Networking/aynp-logo2.jpg?width=250&amp;height=125"></p>]]></description>
  1043. <pubDate>Fri, 20 Mar 2020 13:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1044. </item>
  1045. <item>
  1046. <title>Building Your Organizational Brand</title>
  1047. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1298844</link>
  1048. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1298844</guid>
  1049. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  1050. Member: $75.00<br>
  1051. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  1052. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  1053. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1054. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  1055. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  1056.    <li>
  1057.    <p>Understand your brand position </p>
  1058.    </li>
  1059.    <li>
  1060.    <p>Ask the key questions to help your thinking and strategies on branding</p>
  1061.    </li>
  1062.    <li>
  1063.    <p>Learn the methods that move your organization towards the brand you want to be</p>
  1064.    </li>
  1065. </ul>
  1066. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Nonprofit Marketing Certificate:</b></p>
  1067. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Marketing Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.</p>
  1068. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  1069. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1070. <p>Those who have little to no experience in marketing, those who want to rebrand their organization's marketing, or those who want to dig deeper into their current brand</p>
  1071. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1072. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1073. <p><b>Bio:</b></p>
  1074. <p>John Lacey is a creative thinker marked by an insatiable curiosity, positive mindset and good humor. He is skilled and experienced in the innovation development process and strengths-based change management.&nbsp; John supports and empowers companies, organizations, and individuals to shape their work and personal lives by finding innovative solutions to complex challenges and optimizing the life-giving forces that help them thrive. His mission is to assist in the discovery of organizational strengths, structure and enable creative approaches to seemingly fixed problems and reframe those problems into opportunities. John holds an M.A in design thinking and is a certified appreciative inquiry facilitator. He has also taken additional courses at the Luma Institute, The Grove International Consultants and IDEO U.&nbsp;<br>
  1075. </p>
  1076. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1077. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1078. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1079. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1080. <br>
  1081. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1082. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]fits.org</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  1083. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  1084. <pubDate>Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1085. </item>
  1086. <item>
  1087. <title>Nonprofit Websites</title>
  1088. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285056</link>
  1089. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285056</guid>
  1090. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  1091. Member: $75.00<br>
  1092. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  1093. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  1094. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1095. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  1096. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  1097.    <li>Learn the key elements that make for a successful, donor-friendly website&nbsp;&nbsp;</li>
  1098.    <li>Comprehend design and layout best practices for nonprofit websites</li>
  1099.    <li><span> </span>Identify both good and bad website features and functions, including calendars, donation modules, blogs, and more</li>
  1100.    <li>Describe best practices for all nonprofit websites, regardless of platform</li>
  1101. </ul>
  1102. <div>
  1103. <p><b>ABN Marketing Certificate:</b></p>
  1104. <p>This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Marketing Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  1105. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1106. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  1107. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>this class</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  1108. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1109. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  1110. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1111. </div>
  1112. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1113. <p>Those with little or no experience in website design, those seeking to learn best practices for nonprofit websites, those whose organization does not yet have a website, or those who are considering a website rebuild in the next 12 months. </p>
  1114. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1115. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1116. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1117. <p>Greg Adkins is a sixth-generation Knoxvillian who created his first website in 1994 from his dorm room at the University of Tennessee. He has a deep love for his hometown and is passionate about working with those who are seeking to make Knoxville a better place to work and live. Through his company New Frame Creative, Greg Adkins has personally built websites for more than 50 nonprofit agencies and has provided a variety of other services, including everything from video production and social media management to logo design and print materials. He is an expert level WordPress developer and an accomplished designer, specializing in building websites that look fantastic, while remaining simple for busy nonprofit staff to keep current and updated.<br>
  1118. </p>
  1119. <div><br>
  1120. </div>
  1121. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1122. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1123. <br>
  1124. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1125. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  1126. <pubDate>Thu, 2 Apr 2020 18:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1127. </item>
  1128. <item>
  1129. <title>AYNP Event: Creative Leadership</title>
  1130. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1291681</link>
  1131. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1291681</guid>
  1132. <description><![CDATA[<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1133. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1134. <p>Zachary Towne-Smith is an empathic and multi-faceted leader. After graduating Cum Laude from the Afro-American Studies department at Harvard in 1999, he moved to Guatemala City where he honed his skills as facilitator of intercultural communication developing participatory tools for active learning. Over the past 15 years he?s co-founded a wide array of ventures, including a non-profit dedicated to re-weaving sustainable communities, a holistic retreat center and an international Yoga school. By helping individuals and groups awaken their creativity he shares his natural ability to connect and build strong interpersonal relationships based on compassionate communication for social innovation.&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  1135. <pubDate>Mon, 6 Apr 2020 19:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1136. </item>
  1137. <item>
  1138. <title>How to Develop and Empower a Growth Mindset</title>
  1139. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285823</link>
  1140. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285823</guid>
  1141. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  1142. Member: $75.00<br>
  1143. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  1144. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  1145. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1146. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  1147. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  1148.    <li>Understand the difference between a growth and fixed mindset and why it matters</li>
  1149.    <li>Identify experiences and spaces where you are in a fixed and growth mindset</li>
  1150.    <li>Learn how to increase your propensity towards a growth mindset</li>
  1151.    <li>Improve your ability to give and receive feedback to focus on growth</li>
  1152. </ul>
  1153. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Nonprofit Leadership Certificate:</b></p>
  1154. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Leadership Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.&nbsp;</p>
  1155. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  1156. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  1157. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in <em>Ho</em><i>w to Develop and Empower a Growth Mindset</i>&nbsp;is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  1158. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1159. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 97.543px; width: 188.141px;"></p>
  1160. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1161. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1162. <p> Leaders who are seeking opportunities to improve organizational culture and further their personal and professional influence; individuals who want to achieve their vision of success through improving their mindset.</p>
  1163. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1164. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1165. <p><b>Bio:</b></p>
  1166. <p>Kate Ziegler is the Director of Marketing at Zone International, where cutting edge design and manufacturing processes are utilized to create fully custom competitive sportswear. Prior to joining the Zone team, Kate spent over a decade as a professional swimmer representing companies such as Speedo, Mutual of Omaha, and BMW and traveling the world as a Sports Ambassador for the Department of State, Wounded Warrior Project, and United Service Organization (USO). Over her spectacular career, Kate broke numerous world records in the distance freestyle events, won 15 medals in international competition, and had the privilege of competing for Team USA at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.&nbsp; After retiring, she received her MBA from the University of Tennessee with a focus in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Kate now parlays her Olympic and business experience as an internationally recognized motivational speaker on developing clarity, confidence, and consistency in the pursuit of excellence.&nbsp;</p>
  1167. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1168. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1169. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1170. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1171. <br>
  1172. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1173. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  1174. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  1175. <pubDate>Tue, 14 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1176. </item>
  1177. <item>
  1178. <title>Fundraising Cohort</title>
  1179. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285671</link>
  1180. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285671</guid>
  1181. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>All sessions will take place at The Regas Building from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.</b></p>
  1182. <p>Friday, April 17th</p>
  1183. <p>Friday, April 24th</p>
  1184. <p>Friday, May 1st</p>
  1185. <p>***Skip May 8th</p>
  1186. <p>Friday, May 15th</p>
  1187. <p>Friday, May 22nd</p>
  1188. <p>Friday, May 29th</p>
  1189. <div><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);"><br>
  1190. </span></div>
  1191. <p class=""><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);"><strong>Price:</strong></span></p>
  1192. <p class=""><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">Member: $400.00</span></p>
  1193. <p class=""><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">Non-Member: $1,200.00</span></p>
  1194. <p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">&nbsp;</span></p>
  1195. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">In the ABN Fundraising Cohort, led by nonprofit fundraising expert Kim Lauth, CFRE, participants will learn from her and from each other.</span></p>
  1196. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">&nbsp;</span></p>
  1197. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">You'll leave knowing:</span></p>
  1198. <ul>
  1199.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">How to manage their time and resources to maximize fundraising impact. (Planning)</span></li>
  1200.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">Strategies for developing strategic relationships including when and how to make the ask. (Execution)</span></li>
  1201.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">The number one skill for any fundraiser - leading up.&nbsp; Learn how to work with other staff, board members and volunteers to create maximum impact. (Personal Development)</span></li>
  1202. </ul>
  1203. <p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);"><b>Learning Objectives Include:</b></span></p>
  1204. <ul>
  1205.    <li><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">
  1206.    <style type="text/css">
  1207.        p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}
  1208.    </style>
  1209.    </span>
  1210.    <p class="p1"><span class="s1" style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">Grow confidence in asking for funds, cultivating donors, and engaging board members.</span></p>
  1211.    </li>
  1212.    <li>
  1213.    <p class="p1"><span style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">Learn practical skills on developing individual donors, building their organizational strategies to raise contributed income, and developing their own leadership approaches to fundraising within their organizations.</span></p>
  1214.    </li>
  1215.    <li>
  1216.    <p class="p1"><span style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">Draw strength and support from other leaders of nonprofits in our community.</span></p>
  1217.    </li>
  1218. </ul>
  1219. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  1220. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>this class</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  1221. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1222. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  1223. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1224. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1225. <p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;">The fundraising cohort is open to nonprofit professionals or volunteers who want to sharpen their fundraising skills.&nbsp; The specific content for the course is determined by the group ? so all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate, Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1226. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1227. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1228. <p><b>Kim Lauth, CFRE</b>&nbsp;has almost 30 years of experience in the nonprofit field and has helped raise millions of dollars for charitable causes.&nbsp; For the last five years she has owned Kim Lauth Consulting, LLC, a full-service consultancy focused on helping charitable organizations build their capacity through fundraising, coaching, strategy and training.&nbsp; She is also an expert trainer and consultant with the Alliance for Better Nonprofits and the Chief Mission Implementation Officer for Positively Living in Knoxville, TN.</p>
  1229. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1230. <p>Kim is a past president of the Smoky Mountain Planned Giving Council and the Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).&nbsp; She was named ?Fundraising Professional of the Year? by AFP in 2016.&nbsp; She has held the CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) certification since 2002.</p>
  1231. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1232. <p>A sought-after speaker and trainer, Kim launched the ?Nonprofit Superpowers? podcast and video series in 2017.</p>
  1233. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1234. <p>Kim serves on several local boards, including the Knoxville History Project, the Zaevion Dobson Memorial Foundation and the Junior League Knoxville Advisory Board. &nbsp;&nbsp;She had been an active member of the League of Women Voters and has served as President of the Knoxville/Knox County League, on the state of TN board and most recently completed a 2-year term on the national board of directors for the League of Women Voters, in Washington, D.C.</p>
  1235. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1236. <p>She is proud to be a member of the Leadership Knoxville class of 2019 ? the best class ever.</p>
  1237. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1238. <p>In her free time, you can find her, along with her husband Kent seeing her favorite 1980?s bands in concert. She?s the one dancing like no one is watching.</p>
  1239. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1240. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1241. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1242. <br>
  1243. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1244. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  1245. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1246. </item>
  1247. <item>
  1248. <title>AYNP Coffee &amp; Conversation</title>
  1249. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292077</link>
  1250. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292077</guid>
  1251. <description><![CDATA[<p>&nbsp;</p>
  1252. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1253. <p><img src="https://www.betternonprofits.org/getattachment/Services/Networking/aynp-logo2.jpg?width=250&amp;height=125"></p>]]></description>
  1254. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1255. </item>
  1256. <item>
  1257. <title>Developing an Effective Internship Program</title>
  1258. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285126</link>
  1259. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285126</guid>
  1260. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  1261. Member: $75.00<br>
  1262. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  1263. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  1264. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1265. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1266. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  1267. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  1268.    <li>Develop a process to assess organizational internship needs.</li>
  1269.    <li>Create job descriptions, a recruitment plan, and onboarding processes.&nbsp;</li>
  1270.    <li>Identify internship management effective practices.<br>
  1271.    <div></div>
  1272.    </li>
  1273. </ul>
  1274. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1275. <div>
  1276. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate:</b></p>
  1277. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.</p>
  1278. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1279. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  1280. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Developing an Effective Internship Program</i>&nbsp;is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  1281. </div>
  1282. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1283. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 97.1111px; width: 174.889px;"></p>
  1284. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1285. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1286. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1287. <p>Human resources, managers, nonprofit leadership, and those desiring to start utilizing interns</p>
  1288. <p> Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1289. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1290. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1291. <p>Elle is originally from Denver, Colorado and came to Tennessee via the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she graduated from the Haslam College of Business. She completed her MBA in leadership and organizational change at Tiffin University. Before joining ABN, Elle served as marketing supervisor for LBMC, PC, a business and recruiting consulting firm, and was the director of operations and fund development for the YWCA Knoxville. She currently teaches nonprofit fundraising and human resources for the University of Tennessee Non-Credit Programs. Elle serves on the board of directors for the Friends of Literacy and the Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee. Elle is the past president of Young Professionals of Knoxville (YPK), and served as the curriculum chair for the inaugural YPK Leadership Certificate program.&nbsp;</p>
  1292. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  1293. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Cancellation Courtesy:</strong><br>
  1294. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a>.<br>
  1295. <strong><br>
  1296. Special Accommodations:</strong><br>
  1297. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  1298. <pubDate>Thu, 30 Apr 2020 18:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1299. </item>
  1300. <item>
  1301. <title>Power Hour: Professional Photography for Non-Photographers</title>
  1302. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285253</link>
  1303. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285253</guid>
  1304. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  1305. <p><strong>Price:</strong></p>
  1306. <p><strong>Member: $25.00<br>
  1307. Non-Member: $75.00<br>
  1308. Student Member: $10.00</strong><br>
  1309. </p>
  1310. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  1311. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Learn simple tips to create impactful and beautiful photographs. It?s no secret that most phones have professional quality cameras, yet most people aren?t using them to their full potential. In this course, you?ll practice seeing, framing, and editing professional quality photos through interactive exercises. Learn how to generate powerful content to attract attention to your work and tell stories that matter. Unlock the secrets of the sophisticated and powerful cameras that are increasingly accessible to amateur photographers.</p>
  1312. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  1313. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include:</b></p>
  1314. <ul>
  1315.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Create and take quality photos with any camera</li>
  1316.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Choose and edit photos for better engagement</li>
  1317. </ul>
  1318. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  1319. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Professional Photography for Non-Photographers&nbsp;</i>is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  1320. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;<img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 228px; width: 252.444px;"></p>
  1321. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  1322. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Who Should Attend:</strong></p>
  1323. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Nonprofit staff tasked with taking photos at events or anyone who takes photos and would like them to be better</p>
  1324. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1325. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  1326. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1327. <p>Zachary Towne-Smith is an empathic and multi-faceted leader. After graduating Cum Laude from the Afro-American Studies department at Harvard in 1999, he moved to Guatemala City where he honed his skills as facilitator of intercultural communication developing participatory tools for active learning. Over the past 15 years he?s co-founded a wide array of ventures, including a non-profit dedicated to re-weaving sustainable communities, a holistic retreat center and an international Yoga school. By helping individuals and groups awaken their creativity he shares his natural ability to connect and build strong interpersonal relationships based on compassionate communication for social innovation. <br>
  1328. </p>
  1329. <div><br>
  1330. </div>
  1331. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  1332. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Cancellation Courtesy:</strong><br>
  1333. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a>.<br>
  1334. <strong><br>
  1335. Special Accommodations:</strong><br>
  1336. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  1337. <pubDate>Wed, 13 May 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1338. </item>
  1339. <item>
  1340. <title>AYNP Coffee &amp; Conversation</title>
  1341. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292078</link>
  1342. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292078</guid>
  1343. <description><![CDATA[<p>&nbsp;</p>
  1344. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1345. <p><img src="https://www.betternonprofits.org/getattachment/Services/Networking/aynp-logo2.jpg?width=250&amp;height=125"></p>]]></description>
  1346. <pubDate>Fri, 15 May 2020 13:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1347. </item>
  1348. <item>
  1349. <title>Collaboration: How It Really Works</title>
  1350. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285585</link>
  1351. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285585</guid>
  1352. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  1353. Member: $75.00<br>
  1354. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  1355. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  1356. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1357. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1358. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  1359. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  1360.    <li>Identify the components of effective collaboration</li>
  1361.    <li>Develop strategies for improved workplace communication</li>
  1362.    <li>Analyze opportunities for better coordination</li>
  1363.    <li>Discover the properties of cooperation<br>
  1364.    <div></div>
  1365.    </li>
  1366. </ul>
  1367. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1368. <div>
  1369. <p><b>ABN Leadership Certificate:</b></p>
  1370. <p>This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Leadership Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  1371. </div>
  1372. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1373. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1374. <p>People who work collaboratively with internal members of the organization (i.e., coworkers and volunteers) or external parties like clients and donors</p>
  1375. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1376. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1377. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1378. <p>Effective communication lies at the heart of all personal and professional experiences. So, it is wise to INVEST time and energy growing in communication competency!<br>
  1379. <br>
  1380. Alyssa Sloan began studying communication as an undergraduate at the University of Central Arkansas. After working for a collegiate nonprofit ministry for two years, she pursued a Master's degree in Applied Communication. Alyssa also spent those years serving as a youth pastor, enabling her to experience unique facets of nonprofit work and faith-based organizations. Next, she earned her doctorate in crisis communication from the University of Kentucky. In 2011, she moved to Knoxville to develop King University's communication program.&nbsp; Alyssa continues to teach at King and is grateful for hardworking students who renew her passion for communication studies.<br>
  1381. </p>
  1382. <div><br>
  1383. </div>
  1384. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1385. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1386. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1387. <br>
  1388. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1389. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  1390. <pubDate>Tue, 19 May 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1391. </item>
  1392. <item>
  1393. <title>Turn Event Attendees into Loyal Donors</title>
  1394. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285675</link>
  1395. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285675</guid>
  1396. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  1397. Member: $75.00<br>
  1398. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  1399. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  1400. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1401. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  1402. <ul>
  1403.    <li>Understand why event attendees may never make another gift to your organization</li>
  1404.    <li>Learn strategies to engage attendees before, during, and after your event<br>
  1405.    </li>
  1406.    <li>Know how to turn a casual attendee into a loyal supporter</li>
  1407. </ul>
  1408. <p><b>ABN Fund Development Certificate:</b></p>
  1409. <p>This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Fund Development Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  1410. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1411. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  1412. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<em>Turn Event Attendees into Loyal Donor</em>s is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  1413. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1414. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  1415. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1416. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1417. <p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;">Professional and volunteer fundraisers who want to maximize their relationships made through event fundraising and turn event attendees into loyal donors. This session is appropriate for new to mid-career professionals. Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1418. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1419. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1420. <p>Kim Lauth, CFRE&nbsp;has almost 30 years of experience in the nonprofit field and has helped raise millions of dollars for charitable causes.&nbsp; For the last five years she has owned Kim Lauth Consulting, LLC, a full-service consultancy focused on helping charitable organizations build their capacity through fundraising, coaching, strategy and training.&nbsp; She is also an expert trainer and consultant with the Alliance for Better Nonprofits and the Chief Mission Implementation Officer for Positively Living in Knoxville, TN.&nbsp;Kim is a past president of the Smoky Mountain Planned Giving Council and the Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).&nbsp; She was named ?Fundraising Professional of the Year? by AFP in 2016.&nbsp;</p>
  1421. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1422. <p>A sought-after speaker and trainer, Kim launched the ?Nonprofit Superpowers? podcast and video series in 2017.</p>
  1423. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1424. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1425. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1426. <br>
  1427. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1428. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  1429. <pubDate>Thu, 4 Jun 2020 18:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1430. </item>
  1431. <item>
  1432. <title>Employment Law</title>
  1433. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285296</link>
  1434. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285296</guid>
  1435. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>Price:<br>
  1436. Member: $75.00<br>
  1437. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  1438. Student Member: $25.00</strong><br>
  1439. </p>
  1440. <div><br>
  1441. </div>
  1442. <p>This presentation will help nonprofit leaders identify areas of concern for their organization and tools that will help reduce an organization?s legal risk.</p>
  1443. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1444. <p><b>Learning Objectives Include:</b></p>
  1445. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  1446.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Obtain familiarity with the employment laws that are most likely to expose nonprofit organizations to liability&nbsp;</li>
  1447.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Understand the difference amongst volunteers, independent contractors, and employees (exempt and non-exempt)</li>
  1448.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Understand procedures that avoid negligent hiring and negligent retention claims</li>
  1449.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Identify appropriate hiring and firing procedures</li>
  1450. </ul>
  1451. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate:</b></p>
  1452. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.</p>
  1453. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1454. <p><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  1455. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Employment Law</i>&nbsp;is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.shrmcertification.org</a>.</p>
  1456. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/SHRM.jpg" alt="" style="height: 68px; width: 157px;"></p>
  1457. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1458. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1459. <p>Human resource managers; anyone who supervises employees, interns, or volunteers; anyone who hires or fires employees; those responsible for on-boarding documentation </p>
  1460. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1461. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1462. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1463. <p><a href="https://law.utk.edu/people/eric-amarante/" target="_blank">Professor Eric Franklin Amarante</a><a href="https://law.utk.edu/people/eric-amarante/" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;joined the UT College of Law in 2017 after teaching at the University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law for four years. At UNLV, Amarante taught contracts and small business law, and directed the Small Business and Nonprofit Legal Clinic. Prior to his stint at UNLV, Amarante was the inaugural Whiting Fellow at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Amarante received his J.D. from Cornell Law School and his B.A. from the University of Texas. After law school, he joined Sullivan &amp; Cromwell?s corporate group in Palo Alto, where his practice primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities offerings. After several years at Sullivan, he moved to Seattle to join the business transaction group of Davis Wright Tremaine. There he worked on a wide range of projects, from documenting multi-billion dollar joint ventures to counseling entrepreneurs on legal issues facing early-stage companies.</p>
  1464. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1465. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1466. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1467. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1468. <br>
  1469. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1470. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  1471. <div><br>
  1472. </div>]]></description>
  1473. <pubDate>Tue, 9 Jun 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1474. </item>
  1475. <item>
  1476. <title>Power Hour: The Ask Event</title>
  1477. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285667</link>
  1478. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285667</guid>
  1479. <description><![CDATA[<p><b><b><b>Price:<br>
  1480. Member: $25.00<br>
  1481. Non-Member: $75.00<br>
  1482. Student Member: $10.00</b></b></b></p>
  1483. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1484. <p><b>Learning Objective:</b></p>
  1485. <ul>
  1486.    <li><span>Participants will learn the components of a world-class Ask Event</span></li>
  1487. </ul>
  1488. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  1489. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>The Ask Event</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  1490. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1491. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  1492. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1493. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1494. <p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;"><span><span>Professional or volunteer fundraisers who are thinking about holding an Ask Event or who wants to learn ways to improve their current event</span>.</span> Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1495. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1496. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1497. <p>Kim Lauth, CFRE&nbsp;has almost 30 years of experience in the nonprofit field and has helped raise millions of dollars for charitable causes.&nbsp; For the last five years she has owned Kim Lauth Consulting, LLC, a full-service consultancy focused on helping charitable organizations build their capacity through fundraising, coaching, strategy and training.&nbsp; She is also an expert trainer and consultant with the Alliance for Better Nonprofits and the Chief Mission Implementation Officer for Positively Living in Knoxville, TN.&nbsp;Kim is a past president of the Smoky Mountain Planned Giving Council and the Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).&nbsp; She was named ?Fundraising Professional of the Year? by AFP in 2016.&nbsp;</p>
  1498. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1499. <p>A sought-after speaker and trainer, Kim launched the ?Nonprofit Superpowers? podcast and video series in 2017.</p>
  1500. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1501. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1502. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1503. <br>
  1504. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1505. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  1506. <pubDate>Thu, 11 Jun 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1507. </item>
  1508. <item>
  1509. <title>Executing Effective Presentations</title>
  1510. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285590</link>
  1511. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285590</guid>
  1512. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  1513. Member: $75.00<br>
  1514. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  1515. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  1516. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1517. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1518. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  1519. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  1520.    <li>Practice anxiety-reducing strategies to enable competent presenting<br>
  1521.    </li>
  1522.    <li>Identify organized speaking habits that stimulate interest and clarity for a topic&nbsp;</li>
  1523.    <li>Develop strategies for effective visual support to presentation information&nbsp;
  1524.    <div></div>
  1525.    </li>
  1526. </ul>
  1527. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1528. <div>
  1529. <p><b>ABN Nonprofit Marketing Certificate:</b></p>
  1530. <p>This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Marketing Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  1531. </div>
  1532. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1533. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  1534. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Executing&nbsp;Effective Presentations&nbsp;</i>is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  1535. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1536. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  1537. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1538. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1539. <p>Anyone who presents ideas, persuasive pitches, or informational content formally or informally with little or no experience in public speaking</p>
  1540. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1541. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1542. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1543. <p>Effective communication lies at the heart of all personal and professional experiences. So, it is wise to INVEST time and energy growing in communication competency!<br>
  1544. <br>
  1545. Alyssa Sloan began studying communication as an undergraduate at the University of Central Arkansas. After working for a collegiate nonprofit ministry for two years, she pursued a Master's degree in Applied Communication. Alyssa also spent those years serving as a youth pastor, enabling her to experience unique facets of nonprofit work and faith-based organizations. Next, she earned her doctorate in crisis communication from the University of Kentucky. In 2011, she moved to Knoxville to develop King University's communication program.&nbsp; Alyssa continues to teach at King and is grateful for hardworking students who renew her passion for communication studies.<br>
  1546. </p>
  1547. <div><br>
  1548. </div>
  1549. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1550. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1551. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1552. <br>
  1553. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1554. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  1555. <pubDate>Thu, 18 Jun 2020 18:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1556. </item>
  1557. <item>
  1558. <title>AYNP Coffee &amp; Conversation</title>
  1559. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292079</link>
  1560. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292079</guid>
  1561. <description><![CDATA[<p>&nbsp;</p>
  1562. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1563. <p><img src="https://www.betternonprofits.org/getattachment/Services/Networking/aynp-logo2.jpg?width=250&amp;height=125"></p>]]></description>
  1564. <pubDate>Fri, 19 Jun 2020 13:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1565. </item>
  1566. <item>
  1567. <title>Demystifying Prospect Research and Management</title>
  1568. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285273</link>
  1569. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285273</guid>
  1570. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>Price:<br>
  1571. Member: $75.00<br>
  1572. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  1573. Student Member: $25.00</strong><br>
  1574. </p>
  1575. <div>&nbsp;</div>
  1576. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include:</b></p>
  1577. <ul>
  1578.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Identify benefits of research management</li>
  1579.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Understand ways to incorporate prospect research</li>
  1580.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Determine the initial steps for prospect research</li>
  1581. </ul>
  1582. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Nonprofit Fund Development Certificate:</b></p>
  1583. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Fund Development Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.</p>
  1584. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  1585. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  1586. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Demystifying Prospect Research and Management&nbsp;</i>is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  1587. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;<img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 228px; width: 252.444px;"></p>
  1588. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  1589. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Who Should Attend:</strong></p>
  1590. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Executive Directors, development/fundraising focused people, administrative staff that assist development staff, IT/Data Analytics individuals, tech or research savvy board members, staff looking to grow into a prospect research/prospect management type role</p>
  1591. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1592. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  1593. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1594. <p>Timothy Weaver has worked in a variety of prospect research and prospect management roles at MIT, Boston University, World Vision, and the University of Washington?s School of Medicine. He also co-founded and was the Executive Director of a successful non-profit, which helps provide education to approximately 1,500 children in rural communities in Guatemala. Timothy loves to partner with organizations to provide capacity ratings, research briefs, or help segment prospects into robust gift officer portfolios and focus on prospects who warrant cultivation. He has also had gift conversations with major gift donors giving him a unique perspective in his prospect research and management work.</p>
  1595. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  1596. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Cancellation Courtesy:</strong><br>
  1597. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a>.<br>
  1598. <strong><br>
  1599. Special Accommodations:</strong><br>
  1600. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  1601. <pubDate>Tue, 23 Jun 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1602. </item>
  1603. <item>
  1604. <title>Secrets to Being More Focused, Organized, and Productive</title>
  1605. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285036</link>
  1606. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285036</guid>
  1607. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1608. <p><b>Price:<br>
  1609. Member: $75.00<br>
  1610. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  1611. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  1612. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1613. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1614. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  1615. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  1616.    <li>Improve mental focus when working on tasks alone and when interacting with people</li>
  1617.    <li>Learn specific ideas/processes for getting and staying more organized</li>
  1618.    <li>Understand ideas/processes for using time more efficiently and effectively</li>
  1619. </ul>
  1620. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1621. <div>
  1622. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Leadership Certificate:</b></p>
  1623. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Leadership Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.</p>
  1624. </div>
  1625. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1626. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  1627. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<em>Secrets to&nbsp;&nbsp;Being More Focused, Organized, and Productive</em> is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  1628. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1629. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 92.8867px; width: 210.566px;"></p>
  1630. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1631. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1632. <p>Anyone interested in improving productivity and career satisfaction or helping subordinates and team members do so. </p>
  1633. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;for specific questions about the&nbsp;level of this course.</p>
  1634. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1635. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1636. <p>Chris Crouch is a nationally recognized speaker and author. His work includes eight published books, an ongoing newspaper column for the Knoxville Business Journal and various articles for media outlets across the country. As a partner with DME Training and Consulting, Chris offers leadership development consulting to business owners, executives, and those being considered for executive-level positions. His consulting practice focuses on practical, executable strategies for improving workplace performance and career satisfaction.<br>
  1637. &nbsp;<br>
  1638. Chris has an impressive background in sales management, training, and as an executive for a Fortune 500 company. Throughout his career in the business world, he was often called on to give presentations and seminars to both small and large groups of people. During his time at the Fortune 500 Company, Chris became the primary spokesperson for the company and gave over 100 presentations a year to various groups of investors, board members, employees and others inside and outside the organization.<br>
  1639. &nbsp;<br>
  1640. Chris?s passion has always been reading, learning, and teaching. Among other topics, he has spent years researching and studying both the mental and physical aspects of living a more joyful and productive life. His goal is to find simple, easy-to-implement ideas that work in the real world.<br>
  1641. </p>
  1642. <div><br>
  1643. </div>
  1644. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1645. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1646. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1647. <br>
  1648. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1649. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  1650. <pubDate>Tue, 7 Jul 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1651. </item>
  1652. <item>
  1653. <title>Implementing Equity Frameworks</title>
  1654. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285433</link>
  1655. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285433</guid>
  1656. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  1657. Member: $75.00<br>
  1658. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  1659. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  1660. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1661. <p></p>
  1662. <p></p>
  1663. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  1664. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  1665.    <li>Understand different equity frameworks</li>
  1666.    <li>Build confidence in applying equity frameworks to an organization?s policies and practices</li>
  1667.    <li>Improve ability to make the case for equity</li>
  1668. </ul>
  1669. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b></b><b>ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate:</b></p>
  1670. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  1671. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"></p>
  1672. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  1673. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  1674. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Implementing Equity Frameworks</i>&nbsp;is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a>.</p>
  1675. <p></p>
  1676. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 110.141px; width: 233.82px;"></p>
  1677. <p><b></b></p>
  1678. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1679. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1680. <p>Executives and other leadership roles, human resources, program managers, board members</p>
  1681. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the&nbsp;level of this course.</p>
  1682. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1683. <p><b></b></p>
  1684. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1685. <p>Sara is a writer, editor and nonprofit consultant who works on capacity building and program development for organizations and groups from Philadelphia to the Philippines. She has been profiled and quoted in such outlets as the Washington Post, Time, and the Guardian, and has presented around the world, including Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, the Center for Global Women?s Leadership, and Oxfam. Sara specializes in human rights, equity, advocacy, communications, grants, evaluation, and program development, and her work has had an impact on gender, racial, and economic justice in multiple countries. Some of her previous positions include campaign coordinator for the Association for Progressive Communications in South Africa, editor for UN Women of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, curriculum consultant for Break the Cycle, and director of women's advocacy and outcomes for the YWCA Knoxville. Under her leadership, the global campaign Take Back the Tech! received the 2015 Bobs Best in Online Activism Award, 2014 UN Women and International Telecommunications Union GEM-TECH Award, and 2014 Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention for digital communities. She holds an MA in English with Writing Concentration from the University of Tennessee and a BA in English and Religion from Maryville College.</p>
  1686. <p></p>
  1687. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1688. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1689. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a>.<br>
  1690. <br>
  1691. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1692. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  1693. <p></p>]]></description>
  1694. <pubDate>Thu, 9 Jul 2020 18:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1695. </item>
  1696. <item>
  1697. <title>Lessons Learned From Servant Leaders #2: Contemporary Servant Leaders</title>
  1698. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285017</link>
  1699. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285017</guid>
  1700. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  1701. Member: $75.00<br>
  1702. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  1703. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  1704. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1705. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1706. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span>Maverick leaders throughout history have modeled the servant leadership philosophy and set of practices. Their leadership encouraged the growth and triumphs of others, while furthering their missions with tremendous success.</span></p>
  1707. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
  1708. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span>During this session, we will explore modern servant leaders who serve as CEOs and thought leaders across industries. We will explore the routines, challenges and impact of their leadership.&nbsp;</span><i>How do they embody servant leadership within their organization?&nbsp;</i><i>How are their organizations structured for the well-being of all?&nbsp;</i><i>How do I live as a servant leader in my day to day life?</i></p>
  1709. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><i><span>&nbsp;</span></i></p>
  1710. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span>This is the second of three sessions in an engaging series highlighting lessons learned from servant leaders. Each session will be infused with real-world lessons and strategies for application in your personal and professional lives.&nbsp;<br>
  1711. <br>
  1712. You are encouraged to attend all three sessions in the series for maximum impact and growth; yet each session has been designed to stand alone.</span></p>
  1713. <div>&nbsp;</div>
  1714. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  1715. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  1716.    <li>Name 3-5 inspiring practices from modern servant leaders<br>
  1717.    </li>
  1718.    <li>Designate three action steps related to enhancing servant leadership</li>
  1719.    <li>Create one actionable item to incorporate into servant leadership.</li>
  1720. </ul>
  1721. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Nonprofit Leadership Certificate:</b></p>
  1722. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Leadership Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.</p>
  1723. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1724. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  1725. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>this class</i>&nbsp;is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  1726. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1727. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 97.543px; width: 188.141px;"></p>
  1728. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  1729. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1730. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1731. <p>Executive directors, executive team members, and anyone who is interested in learning more about leadership</p>
  1732. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1733. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1734. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1735. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1736. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1737. <p>Over a span of 27 years working within the educational and non-profit realms, Angie Hamstead has facilitated hundreds of learning sessions. Angie founded The Hozho Project in 2015. She is passionate about the creative process of designing and facilitating retreats and workshops, where her talents and passions intersect for the good of others. A native of Atlanta, GA who embraces Knoxville as home, Angie earned her degrees from Spring Hill College (Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Business) and Georgia State University (Master?s in Education). Angie has also earned certifications by The Consortium for Social Enterprise Effectiveness (CSEE) at the University of Tennessee, Advanced Cognitive Coaching training through the Center for Cognitive Coaching and holds a Specialization in Positive Psychology from The University of Pennsylvania.</p>
  1738. <div><br>
  1739. </div>
  1740. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1741. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1742. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1743. <br>
  1744. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1745. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  1746. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  1747. <pubDate>Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1748. </item>
  1749. <item>
  1750. <title>Power Hour: Securing Individual Donations</title>
  1751. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285661</link>
  1752. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285661</guid>
  1753. <description><![CDATA[<p><b><b><b>Price:<br>
  1754. Member: $25.00<br>
  1755. Non-Member: $75.00<br>
  1756. Student Member: $10.00</b></b></b></p>
  1757. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1758. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include:</b></p>
  1759. <ul>
  1760.    <li>
  1761.    <p>Identify who your potential donors are</p>
  1762.    </li>
  1763.    <li>
  1764.    <p>Learn how to build a cultivation plan</p>
  1765.    </li>
  1766.    <li>
  1767.    <p>Know when and how to ask for best results</p>
  1768.    </li>
  1769. </ul>
  1770. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  1771. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>this class</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  1772. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1773. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  1774. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1775. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1776. <p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;">Board or staff members who want to understand who to ask and how to ask for the best results. Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1777. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1778. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1779. <p><b><span>Kim Lauth, CFRE</span></b><span> has almost 30 years of experience in the nonprofit field and has helped raise millions of dollars for charitable causes.&nbsp; For the last five years she has owned Kim Lauth Consulting, LLC, a full-service consultancy focused on helping charitable organizations build their capacity through fundraising, coaching, strategy and training.&nbsp; She is also an expert trainer and consultant with the Alliance for Better Nonprofits and the Chief Mission Implementation Officer for Positively Living in Knoxville, TN.</span></p>
  1780. <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
  1781. <p><span>Kim is a past president of the Smoky Mountain Planned Giving Council and the Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).&nbsp; She was named ?Fundraising Professional of the Year? by AFP in 2016.&nbsp; She has held the CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) certification since 2002.</span></p>
  1782. <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
  1783. <p><span>A sought-after speaker and trainer, Kim launched the ?Nonprofit Superpowers? podcast and video series in 2017.</span></p>
  1784. <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
  1785. <p><span>Kim serves on several local boards, including the Knoxville History Project, the Zaevion Dobson Memorial Foundation and the Junior League Knoxville Advisory Board. She had been an active member of the League of Women Voters and has served as President of the Knoxville/Knox County League, on the state of TN board and most recently completed a 2-year term on the national board of directors for the League of Women Voters, in Washington, D.C.</span></p>
  1786. <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
  1787. <p><span>She is proud to be a member of the Leadership Knoxville class of 2019 ? the best class ever.</span></p>
  1788. <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
  1789. <p><span>In her free time, you can find her, along with her husband Kent seeing her favorite 1980?s bands in concert. She?s the one dancing like no one is watching.</span></p>
  1790. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1791. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1792. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1793. <br>
  1794. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1795. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  1796. <pubDate>Thu, 16 Jul 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1797. </item>
  1798. <item>
  1799. <title>AYNP Coffee &amp; Conversation</title>
  1800. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292080</link>
  1801. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292080</guid>
  1802. <description><![CDATA[<p>&nbsp;</p>
  1803. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1804. <p><img src="https://www.betternonprofits.org/getattachment/Services/Networking/aynp-logo2.jpg?width=250&amp;height=125"></p>]]></description>
  1805. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Jul 2020 13:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1806. </item>
  1807. <item>
  1808. <title>Power Hour: Evaluating Your Board</title>
  1809. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285052</link>
  1810. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285052</guid>
  1811. <description><![CDATA[<p><b><b>Price:<br>
  1812. Member: $25.00<br>
  1813. Non-Member: $75.00<br>
  1814. Student Member: $10.00</b></b></p>
  1815. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1816. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  1817. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  1818.    <li>
  1819.    <p><span>Identify the myths of board evaluation</span></p>
  1820.    </li>
  1821.    <li>
  1822.    <p><span>Create the framework for effective board evaluation</span></p>
  1823.    </li>
  1824.    <li>
  1825.    <p><span>Strategize your organization?s board development</span></p>
  1826.    </li>
  1827. </ul>
  1828. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1829. <p>Board members and Executive Directors who ideally have a board development process in place</p>
  1830. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1831. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1832. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1833. <p>Eleven years ago, Daniel Watson and his wife launched The Restoration House, a Christ-centered organization dedicated to holistically empowering low-income single mother families to break the cycle of poverty. Over the last nine years, he has developed The Village, a restorative community for single mother families, helped develop local, regional, and national networks to share best practices, and has consulted with over twenty-seven organizations across ten states in organizational development.</p>
  1834. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1835. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1836. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1837. <br>
  1838. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1839. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  1840. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  1841. <pubDate>Wed, 22 Jul 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1842. </item>
  1843. <item>
  1844. <title>Power Hour: WordPress Tips and Tricks</title>
  1845. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285055</link>
  1846. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285055</guid>
  1847. <description><![CDATA[<p><b><b>Price:<br>
  1848. Member: $25.00<br>
  1849. Non-Member: $75.00<br>
  1850. Student Member: $10.00</b></b></p>
  1851. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1852. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1853. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  1854. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  1855.    <li>
  1856.    <p><span> </span>Discover features that are part of WordPress that are hidden by default</p>
  1857.    </li>
  1858.    <li>
  1859.    <p>Learn about new plugins and other WordPress add-ons that can benefit nonprofits</p>
  1860.    </li>
  1861.    <li>
  1862.    <p>Examine WordPress features</p>
  1863.    </li>
  1864. </ul>
  1865. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  1866. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>WordPress Tips and Tricks&nbsp;</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  1867. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1868. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  1869. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1870. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1871. <p>Those who are responsible for maintaining WordPress based websites but do not possess expert level WordPress skills</p>
  1872. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1873. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1874. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1875. <p>Greg Adkins is a sixth-generation Knoxvillian who created his first website in 1994 from his dorm room at the University of Tennessee. He has a deep love for his hometown and is passionate about working with those who are seeking to make Knoxville a better place to work and live. Through his company New Frame Creative, Greg Adkins has personally built websites for more than 50 nonprofit agencies and has provided a variety of other services, including everything from video production and social media management to logo design and print materials. He is an expert level WordPress developer and an accomplished designer, specializing in building websites that look fantastic, while remaining simple for busy nonprofit staff to keep current and updated.<br>
  1876. </p>
  1877. <div><br>
  1878. </div>
  1879. <div>
  1880. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1881. </div>
  1882. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1883. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:samick[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1884. <br>
  1885. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1886. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  1887. <pubDate>Wed, 29 Jul 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1888. </item>
  1889. <item>
  1890. <title>Protecting Your Intellectual Property</title>
  1891. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285305</link>
  1892. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285305</guid>
  1893. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>Price:<br>
  1894. Member: $75.00<br>
  1895. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  1896. Student Member: $25.00</strong></p>
  1897. <p><strong></strong><br>
  1898. </p>
  1899. <div><b></b></div>
  1900. <p><b>Learning Objectives Include:</b></p>
  1901. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  1902.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Obtain a general understanding of copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret law</li>
  1903.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">
  1904.    <p>Recognize how to avoid liability related to intellectual property rights</p>
  1905.    </li>
  1906.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Ensure the intellectual property of the organization is appropriately protected, through registration of intellectual property and utilization of nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements</li>
  1907.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Understand who owns specific intellectual property when it is created by employees, volunteers, independent contractors, interns, or others</li>
  1908. </ul>
  1909. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate:</b></p>
  1910. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.</p>
  1911. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1912. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1913. <p>Any nonprofit professional interested in identifying and protecting the organization?s intellectual property&nbsp;</p>
  1914. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1915. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  1916. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1917. <p><a href="https://law.utk.edu/directory/eric-franklin-amarante/" target="_blank">Professor Eric Franklin Amarante</a><a href="https://law.utk.edu/people/eric-amarante/" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;joined the UT College of Law in 2017 after teaching at the University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law for four years. At UNLV, Amarante taught contracts and small business law, and directed the Small Business and Nonprofit Legal Clinic. Prior to his stint at UNLV, Amarante was the inaugural Whiting Fellow at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Amarante received his J.D. from Cornell Law School and his B.A. from the University of Texas. After law school, he joined Sullivan &amp; Cromwell?s corporate group in Palo Alto, where his practice primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities offerings. After several years at Sullivan, he moved to Seattle to join the business transaction group of Davis Wright Tremaine. There he worked on a wide range of projects, from documenting multi-billion dollar joint ventures to counseling entrepreneurs on legal issues facing early-stage companies.</p>
  1918. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1919. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1920. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1921. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1922. <br>
  1923. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1924. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  1925. <div><br>
  1926. </div>]]></description>
  1927. <pubDate>Tue, 4 Aug 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1928. </item>
  1929. <item>
  1930. <title>Nonprofit Email Strategy</title>
  1931. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285836</link>
  1932. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285836</guid>
  1933. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  1934. Member: $75.00<br>
  1935. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  1936. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  1937. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1938. <p>As an employee of a nonprofit, it?s likely you wear many hats and have a lot on your plate. If this describes you, then email marketing might be the most valuable tool you can use to stay engaged and connected with your nonprofit?s stakeholders, including donors, volunteers, partners, and clients. Join us to see how email marketing can help you develop a loyal donor base, expand your reach, drive more donations, engage volunteers, and increase awareness of your mission. We?ll cover audiences, content, design, helpful tools, and data tracking to create a winning nonprofit email strategy.</p>
  1939. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1940. <p><strong>Learning Objectives:</strong></p>
  1941. <ul style="margin-top: 0in;">
  1942.    <li style="margin-left: 0in;">Learn how to identify and understand your target audiences; understand how to segment your lists to maximize effectiveness</li>
  1943.    <li style="margin-left: 0in;">Discover what email content is engaging and effective</li>
  1944.    <li style="margin-left: 0in;">Learn how to increase open rates, click-through rates, event registrations, and donations</li>
  1945.    <li style="margin-left: 0in;">Understand how to monitor your performance to constantly improve newsletter engagement</li>
  1946.    <li style="margin-left: 0in;">Unlock the roadmap you will use to determine your entire email marketing strategy</li>
  1947. </ul>
  1948. <div>
  1949. <p><b>ABN Marketing Certificate:</b></p>
  1950. <p>This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Marketing Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  1951. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1952. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  1953. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>this class</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  1954. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1955. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  1956. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1957. </div>
  1958. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  1959. <p>Nonprofit staff or board members who engage in their nonprofit?s email marketing/communications/fundraising activities. Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  1960. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1961. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  1962. <p>With over a decade of experience in nonprofit fundraising, marketing, and community outreach, Tiffani Mensch is passionate about helping nonprofits achieve greater mission impact. Tiffani currently serves as the Director of Community Engagement for ABN. She also sits on the boards of Girls Inc. of Knoxville, and 91.9 Inc. WUOT, and is on the Standards Council for the Standards for Excellence Institute. She also volunteers with several local nonprofits. She earned an MA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology.&nbsp;</p>
  1963. <div><br>
  1964. </div>
  1965. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  1966. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  1967. <br>
  1968. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  1969. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]s.org</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  1970. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Aug 2020 18:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  1971. </item>
  1972. <item>
  1973. <title>Board Leadership Cohort</title>
  1974. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285179</link>
  1975. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285179</guid>
  1976. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>All sessions will take place at The Regas Building from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.</b></p>
  1977. <p>Wednesday, August 19th</p>
  1978. <p>Wednesday, August 26th</p>
  1979. <p>Wednesday, September 2nd</p>
  1980. <p>Wednesday, September 9th</p>
  1981. <p>Wednesday, September 16th</p>
  1982. <p>Wednesday, September 23rd</p>
  1983. <p class=""><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  1984. <p class="">Price:</p>
  1985. <p class="">Member: $200.00</p>
  1986. <p class="">Non-Member: $600.00</p>
  1987. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1988. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Those who serve as members of a nonprofit board play a unique role and face a host of special challenges. While ultimately responsible for the well-being of the organization, they must lead without crossing the line into organizational management nor becoming ?rubber stamps? for staff-developed initiatives.&nbsp;<br style="color: rgb(29, 33, 41);">
  1989. <br style="color: rgb(29, 33, 41);">
  1990. ABN?s Board Leadership Cohort, led by Dr. Jerry Askew, meets for six weekly interactive sessions and is designed to assist board members in understanding board roles, responsibilities, and relationships while interacting with and learning from fellow board leaders.</p>
  1991. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  1992. <p><b>Learning Objectives:</b></p>
  1993. <div>
  1994. <ul type="disc">
  1995.    <li>Learn board members? organizational, legal, and ethical responsibilities &nbsp;</li>
  1996.    <li>Develop effective staff/board relationship strategies</li>
  1997.    <li>Develop strategies for leading during financially challenging times</li>
  1998.    <li>Learn how to evaluate executives directors</li>
  1999.    <li>Understand the board?s role in fundraising</li>
  2000. </ul>
  2001. </div>
  2002. <div>
  2003. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  2004. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Board Leadership Cohort&nbsp;</i>is valid for 6 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a>.</p>
  2005. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2006. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 92.8867px; width: 210.566px;"></p>
  2007. </div>
  2008. <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div>
  2009. <div><b></b>
  2010. <div><b>Who Should Attend:</b></div>
  2011. <p>Prospective and current board members of any experience</p>
  2012. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  2013. </div>
  2014. <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div>
  2015. <div><b>BIO:</b></div>
  2016. <p>Dr. Jerry Askew brings nearly 40 years of nonprofit experience to ABN, having held executive positions in higher education, philanthropy and healthcare. Since arriving in Knoxville in 1985, Jerry has served as Dean of Students and Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs at the University of Tennessee, President of the East Tennessee Foundation and Senior Vice President of the St. Mary?s/Mercy Health Systems. In addition, Jerry has served on the boards of over 40 nonprofit organizations at the local, state and national levels. He received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS from the University of Memphis and PhD from The Ohio State University. Jerry is also an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee.</p>
  2017. <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;</p>
  2018. <p><strong>Cancellation Courtesy:</strong><br>
  2019. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a>.<br>
  2020. <br>
  2021. <strong>Special Accommodations:</strong><br>
  2022. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;no less than 5 days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  2023. <pubDate>Wed, 19 Aug 2020 13:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2024. </item>
  2025. <item>
  2026. <title>AYNP Coffee &amp; Conversation</title>
  2027. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292081</link>
  2028. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292081</guid>
  2029. <description><![CDATA[<p>&nbsp;</p>
  2030. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2031. <p><img src="https://www.betternonprofits.org/getattachment/Services/Networking/aynp-logo2.jpg?width=250&amp;height=125"></p>]]></description>
  2032. <pubDate>Fri, 21 Aug 2020 13:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2033. </item>
  2034. <item>
  2035. <title>Cultivating Confidence in the Workplace</title>
  2036. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285813</link>
  2037. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285813</guid>
  2038. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  2039. Member: $75.00<br>
  2040. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  2041. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  2042. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2043. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2044. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  2045. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  2046.    <li>Understand the differences between confidence, arrogance, and assertiveness</li>
  2047.    <li>Recognize unproductive habits and self-limiting beliefs and behaviors&nbsp;</li>
  2048.    <li>Learn pragmatic techniques to improve confidence</li>
  2049.    <li>Develop a personal action plan to continue building confidence after training</li>
  2050. </ul>
  2051. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Nonprofit Leadership Certificate:</b></p>
  2052. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Leadership Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.</p>
  2053. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  2054. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  2055. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Cultivating Confidence in the Workplace&nbsp;</i>&nbsp;is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  2056. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2057. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 97.543px; width: 188.141px;"></p>
  2058. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2059. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  2060. <p>Individuals who wish to develop greater confidence and self-esteem to further their personal and professional success</p>
  2061. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  2062. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2063. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  2064. <p>Kate Ziegler is the Director of Marketing at Zone International, where cutting edge design and manufacturing processes are utilized to create fully custom competitive sportswear. Prior to joining the Zone team, Kate spent over a decade as a professional swimmer representing companies such as Speedo, Mutual of Omaha, and BMW and traveling the world as a Sports Ambassador for the Department of State, Wounded Warrior Project, and United Service Organization (USO). Over her spectacular career, Kate broke numerous world records in the distance freestyle events, won 15 medals in international competition, and had the privilege of competing for Team USA at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.&nbsp; After retiring, she received her MBA from the University of Tennessee with a focus in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Kate now parlays her Olympic and business experience as an internationally recognized motivational speaker on developing clarity, confidence, and consistency in the pursuit of excellence.&nbsp;</p>
  2065. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2066. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  2067. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  2068. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  2069. <br>
  2070. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  2071. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  2072. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  2073. <pubDate>Tue, 25 Aug 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2074. </item>
  2075. <item>
  2076. <title>How to Prepare a Successful Annual Appeal Letter</title>
  2077. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285654</link>
  2078. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285654</guid>
  2079. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  2080. Member: $100.00<br>
  2081. Non-Member: $300.00<br>
  2082. Student Member: $30.00</b></p>
  2083. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2084. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  2085. <ul>
  2086.    <li>Learn the components of a year-end mailing that gets results</li>
  2087.    <li>Discover ways to build your mailing list and involve board members in the process</li>
  2088.    <li>Understand the impact of&nbsp; ?making the donor the hero of your story?</li>
  2089. </ul>
  2090. <p><b>ABN Fund Development Certificate:</b></p>
  2091. <p>This workshop counts as 4 credits towards the ABN Fund Development Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  2092. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  2093. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  2094. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>How to Prepare a Successful Annual Appeal Letter</i>&nbsp; is applicable for 4 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  2095. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2096. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  2097. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  2098. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  2099. <p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;"><span>This class is for anyone who wants a simple and effective year-end mailing strategy. All skill levels welcome.</span></p>
  2100. <p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;">Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  2101. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2102. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  2103. <p>Kim Lauth, CFRE&nbsp;has almost 30 years of experience in the nonprofit field and has helped raise millions of dollars for charitable causes.&nbsp; For the last five years she has owned Kim Lauth Consulting, LLC, a full-service consultancy focused on helping charitable organizations build their capacity through fundraising, coaching, strategy and training.&nbsp; She is also an expert trainer and consultant with the Alliance for Better Nonprofits and the Chief Mission Implementation Officer for Positively Living in Knoxville, TN.&nbsp;Kim is a past president of the Smoky Mountain Planned Giving Council and the Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).&nbsp; She was named ?Fundraising Professional of the Year? by AFP in 2016.&nbsp;</p>
  2104. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2105. <p>A sought-after speaker and trainer, Kim launched the ?Nonprofit Superpowers? podcast and video series in 2017.</p>
  2106. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  2107. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  2108. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  2109. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  2110. <br>
  2111. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  2112. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  2113. <pubDate>Tue, 1 Sep 2020 18:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2114. </item>
  2115. <item>
  2116. <title>Power Hour: Engaging Millennials as Donors</title>
  2117. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285138</link>
  2118. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285138</guid>
  2119. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong><b>Price:<br>
  2120. Member: $25.00<br>
  2121. Non-Member: $75.00<br>
  2122. Student Member: $10.00</b></strong><br>
  2123. </p>
  2124. <div>&nbsp;</div>
  2125. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include:</b></p>
  2126. <ul>
  2127.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">
  2128.    <p>Understand why it?s important to engage with millennials&nbsp;</p>
  2129.    </li>
  2130.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Examine trends in millennial giving</li>
  2131.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Explore strategies to implement in your organization?s fundraising and programming that attract millennial donors</li>
  2132. </ul>
  2133. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  2134. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  2135. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Engaging Millennial&nbsp;Donors&nbsp;</i>is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  2136. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;<img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 228px; width: 252.444px;"></p>
  2137. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  2138. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Who Should Attend:</strong></p>
  2139. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Any nonprofit staff that fundraises who has a basic familiarity with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) </p>
  2140. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  2141. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  2142. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>BIO:</b></p>
  2143. <p>Sam Amick was born and raised in Knoxville but briefly lived in Boston while getting her degree in film and television at Boston University. Sam has worked in a variety of media industries ? in a photography studio, at TV news station WBIR Channel 10, and for community radio station WDVX. Most recently, Sam worked as the advancement officer at East Tennessee Foundation where she spearheaded an initiative to bring in millenials as board members and donors.&nbsp;</p>
  2144. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2145. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  2146. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Cancellation Courtesy:</strong><br>
  2147. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a>.<br>
  2148. <strong><br>
  2149. Special Accommodations:</strong><br>
  2150. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  2151. <pubDate>Wed, 9 Sep 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2152. </item>
  2153. <item>
  2154. <title>From Outputs to Impact: Measuring Success</title>
  2155. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285343</link>
  2156. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285343</guid>
  2157. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>Price:<br>
  2158. Member: $75.00<br>
  2159. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  2160. Student Member: $25.00</strong><br>
  2161. </p>
  2162. <div>&nbsp;</div>
  2163. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include:</b></p>
  2164. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  2165.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Understand the difference between terms such as ?outcomes? and ?objectives?, and how to insert both qualitative and quantitative outputs into requests for support</li>
  2166.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Improve use of outcomes and results in solicitations for financial support</li>
  2167.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Ensure that your organization is conducting measurements that improve impact</li>
  2168.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">
  2169.    <p>Receive practical resources for measuring success after the training</p>
  2170.    </li>
  2171.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">
  2172.    <p>Learn what top funders and donors want from outputs and in reports</p>
  2173.    </li>
  2174. </ul>
  2175. <p><b></b><b>ABN Fund Development Certificate:</b></p>
  2176. <p>This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Fund Development Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  2177. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2178. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  2179. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>From Outputs to Impact: Measuring Success&nbsp;</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  2180. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2181. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 243px; width: 257px;"></p>
  2182. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2183. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  2184. <p>Grant writers or project managers who need guidance on, or tips for, how to measure and report on funded projects; for beginners or those who want a refresher</p>
  2185. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the&nbsp;level of this course.</p>
  2186. <p><strong><b>&nbsp;</b></strong></p>
  2187. <p><strong><b>Bio:</b></strong></p>
  2188. <p>Mark Goldstein, CFRE, Communication Mark President/CEO, is most sought after as an expert proposal writer and project strategist. In 2019, Mark was named Western North Carolina ?Outstanding Fundraising Executive? of the year by his peers at AFP WNC. He is the creator of the Open Communication Fundraising Model, a system that enables all nonprofit agency stakeholders to effectively work together toward organizational and fundraising goals. Mark has consistently served nonprofits as a staff member, board member or consultant since 1991. He has raised more than $48 million for organizations of all types and sizes throughout the United States, particularly for health, human service, community development and technology needs. Mark is a current member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western NC Chapter (AFP WNC) and the Grant Professionals Association NC Chapter. As a volunteer, he has served as a founding board member of two local nonprofit media outlets. He provides training for participants at the Duke University Continuing Studies Nonprofit Management program, 4Good, WNC Nonprofit Pathways, Alliance for Better Nonprofits and other venues.</p>
  2189. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2190. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2191. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  2192. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  2193. <br>
  2194. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  2195. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  2196. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  2197. <pubDate>Thu, 10 Sep 2020 18:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2198. </item>
  2199. <item>
  2200. <title>AYNP Coffee &amp; Conversation</title>
  2201. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292082</link>
  2202. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292082</guid>
  2203. <description><![CDATA[<p>&nbsp;</p>
  2204. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2205. <p><img src="https://www.betternonprofits.org/getattachment/Services/Networking/aynp-logo2.jpg?width=250&amp;height=125"></p>]]></description>
  2206. <pubDate>Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2207. </item>
  2208. <item>
  2209. <title>Power Hour: Bringing Your Strategic Plan to Life</title>
  2210. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285053</link>
  2211. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285053</guid>
  2212. <description><![CDATA[<p><b><b>Price:<br>
  2213. Member: $25.00<br>
  2214. Non-Member: $75.00<br>
  2215. Student Member: $10.00</b></b></p>
  2216. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2217. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  2218. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  2219.    <li>
  2220.    <p><span>Identify the RASCI framework</span></p>
  2221.    </li>
  2222.    <li>
  2223.    <p>Create a plan to make your strategic plan actionable</p>
  2224.    </li>
  2225. </ul>
  2226. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  2227. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Bringing Your Strategic Plan to Life&nbsp;</i>&nbsp;is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  2228. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2229. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 97.543px; width: 188.141px;"></p>
  2230. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2231. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2232. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  2233. <p>Fundraiser and Executive Directors with more than four years of experience</p>
  2234. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  2235. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2236. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  2237. <p>Eleven years ago, Daniel Watson and his wife launched The Restoration House, a Christ-centered organization dedicated to holistically empowering low-income single mother families to break the cycle of poverty. Over the last nine years, he has developed The Village, a restorative community for single mother families, helped develop local, regional, and national networks to share best practices, and has consulted with over twenty-seven organizations across ten states in organizational development.</p>
  2238. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2239. <div>
  2240. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2241. </div>
  2242. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  2243. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  2244. <br>
  2245. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  2246. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  2247. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  2248. <pubDate>Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2249. </item>
  2250. <item>
  2251. <title>Young Professionals Leadership Cohort</title>
  2252. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285797</link>
  2253. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285797</guid>
  2254. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  2255. <p><b>All sessions will take place at The Regas Building from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.</b></p>
  2256. <p>Friday, October 2nd</p>
  2257. <p>Friday, October 9th</p>
  2258. <p>Friday, October 16th</p>
  2259. <p>Friday, October 23rd</p>
  2260. <p>Friday, October 30th</p>
  2261. <p>Friday, November 6th</p>
  2262. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  2263. <p><b>Price:<br>
  2264. Member: $</b><b>225.00</b></p>
  2265. <p><b>Non-Member: $675.00</b></p>
  2266. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2267. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2268. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  2269. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  2270.    <li>Define self-leadership and what it means on an individual level</li>
  2271.    <li>Increase self-awareness&nbsp;</li>
  2272.    <li>Develop the mindset and skillset of a self-leader to achieve goals</li>
  2273.    <li>Understand the meaning of self-care</li>
  2274.    <li>Learn pragmatic skills for developing a self-care practice</li>
  2275. </ul>
  2276. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2277. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  2278. <p>Young professionals who are seeking opportunities to: better understand and develop self-leadership skills for greater productivity, satisfaction, and impact; network and learn from individuals in similar roles; and build community and connection. </p>
  2279. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  2280. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2281. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  2282. <p>Kate Ziegler is the Director of Marketing at Zone International, where cutting edge design and manufacturing processes are utilized to create fully custom competitive sportswear.&nbsp;Prior to joining the Zone team, Kate spent over a decade as a professional swimmer representing companies such as Speedo, Mutual of Omaha, and BMW and traveling the world as a Sports Ambassador for the Department of State, Wounded Warrior Project, and United Service Organization (USO). Over the course of her career, Kate broke numerous world records in the distance freestyle events, won 15 medals in international competition, and represented Team USA at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.&nbsp;&nbsp;After retiring, she received her MBA from the University of Tennessee with a focus in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Kate now parlays her Olympic and business experience as a speaker, facilitator, and mindset and performance coach.<br>
  2283. </p>
  2284. <div><br>
  2285. </div>
  2286. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2287. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  2288. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  2289. <br>
  2290. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  2291. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  2292. <pubDate>Fri, 2 Oct 2020 13:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2293. </item>
  2294. <item>
  2295. <title>Developing Conflict Competencies</title>
  2296. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285128</link>
  2297. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285128</guid>
  2298. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>Price:<br>
  2299. Member: $75.00<br>
  2300. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  2301. Student Member: $25.00</strong><br>
  2302. </p>
  2303. <div></div>
  2304. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  2305. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include:</b></p>
  2306. <ul>
  2307.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Identify six common drivers of conflict</li>
  2308.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Discover strategies for managing conflict outcomes</li>
  2309.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">
  2310.    <p>Understand underlying needs involved in conflict</p>
  2311.    </li>
  2312.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">
  2313.    <p>Examine components of communicating in conflict</p>
  2314.    </li>
  2315. </ul>
  2316. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate:</b></p>
  2317. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.</p>
  2318. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  2319. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"></p>
  2320. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  2321. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Developing Conflict Competencies</i>&nbsp;is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  2322. <p></p>
  2323. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 97.543px; width: 188.141px;"></p>
  2324. <p></p>
  2325. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  2326. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Who Should Attend:</strong></p>
  2327. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Any&nbsp;nonprofit staff of any skill level</p>
  2328. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  2329. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"></p>
  2330. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  2331. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>BIO:</b></p>
  2332. <p>A native of Knoxville, Lorie Matthews has a passion for people and community.&nbsp; She is a graduate from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Family and Human Development, a minor in Psychology and a Master?s Degree in Conflict Management from Lipscomb University. Cultivated through tenures at U.S. Cellular, Leadership Knoxville, and service on various community boards, Lorie has a passion for servant leadership and inspiring personal growth. She is excited about the opportunity to further serve the Knoxville community by focusing on the growth and development of its nonprofit community.&nbsp; Lorie currently serves on the board of Volunteer East Tennessee, the Historic Zoning Commission, the Downtown Alliance, and is a mediator for the Community Mediation Center.</p>
  2333. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2334. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"></p>
  2335. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Cancellation Courtesy:</strong><br>
  2336. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a>.<br>
  2337. <strong><br>
  2338. Special Accommodations:</strong><br>
  2339. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  2340. <pubDate>Tue, 6 Oct 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2341. </item>
  2342. <item>
  2343. <title>Power Hour: Hooking the Big Fish with Major Gifts</title>
  2344. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285194</link>
  2345. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285194</guid>
  2346. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>Price:<br>
  2347. Member: $25.00<br>
  2348. Non-Member: $75.00<br>
  2349. Student Member: $10.00</strong><br>
  2350. </p>
  2351. <div><br>
  2352. </div>
  2353. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>Learning Objectives Include:</b></p>
  2354. <ul type="disc">
  2355.    <li>Understand the rationale for developing a major gifts program</li>
  2356.    <li>Contrast why donors will or will not consider a major gift</li>
  2357.    <li>Describe the components of a major gift initiative<br>
  2358.    </li>
  2359. </ul>
  2360. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2361. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  2362. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Hooking the Big Fish with Major Gifts&nbsp;</i>is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  2363. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;<img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 228px; width: 252.444px;"></p>
  2364. <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  2365. <p><strong>Who Should Attend:</strong></p>
  2366. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Nonprofit staff that has no experience in major gifts fundraising</p>
  2367. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  2368. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  2369. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  2370. <p>Dr. Jerry Askew brings nearly 40 years of nonprofit experience to ABN, having held executive positions in higher education, philanthropy and healthcare. Since arriving in Knoxville in 1985, Jerry has served as Dean of Students and Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs at the University of Tennessee, President of the East Tennessee Foundation and Senior Vice President of the St. Mary?s/Mercy Health Systems. In addition, Jerry has served on the boards of over 40 nonprofit organizations at the local, state and national levels. He received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS from the University of Memphis and PhD from The Ohio State University. Jerry is also an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee.</p>
  2371. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2372. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  2373. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Cancellation Courtesy:</strong><br>
  2374. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a>.<br>
  2375. <strong><br>
  2376. Special Accommodations:</strong><br>
  2377. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  2378. <pubDate>Wed, 7 Oct 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2379. </item>
  2380. <item>
  2381. <title>AYNP Coffee &amp; Conversation</title>
  2382. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292085</link>
  2383. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292085</guid>
  2384. <description><![CDATA[<p>&nbsp;</p>
  2385. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2386. <p><img src="https://www.betternonprofits.org/getattachment/Services/Networking/aynp-logo2.jpg?width=250&amp;height=125"></p>]]></description>
  2387. <pubDate>Fri, 16 Oct 2020 13:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2388. </item>
  2389. <item>
  2390. <title>Essentials for Grant Research</title>
  2391. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285444</link>
  2392. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285444</guid>
  2393. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>Price:<br>
  2394. Member: $75.00<br>
  2395. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  2396. Student Member: $25.00</strong></p>
  2397. <p><strong></strong><br>
  2398. </p>
  2399. <div></div>
  2400. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include:</b></p>
  2401. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  2402.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span> </span>Understand how to find a variety of funding opportunities</li>
  2403.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Build skills on determining a funding match</li>
  2404.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span> </span>Build confidence in researching the problem your project addresses and potential strategies<br>
  2405.    </li>
  2406. </ul>
  2407. <p><b>ABN Fund Development Certificate:</b></p>
  2408. <p>This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Fund Development Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  2409. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2410. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  2411. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Essentials for Grant Research&nbsp;</i>is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  2412. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2413. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 243px; width: 257px;"></p>
  2414. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2415. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  2416. <p>Anyone who is expected to write or contribute to grant proposals, especially those with little to no experience in finding funders or conducting desk research for program development</p>
  2417. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the&nbsp;level of this course.</p>
  2418. <p><strong></strong></p>
  2419. <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  2420. <p><strong>Bio:</strong></p>
  2421. <p>Sara Baker is a writer, researcher, and nonprofit consultant who has led capacity building and program development for organizations from Philadelphia to the Philippines.&nbsp;She is the research and learning lead at The Engine Room, an international organization that supports civil society in responsible data and technology for social change. At The Engine Room, Sara manages research projects on the intersection of human rights, data, and tech; guides advocacy initiatives; and leads internal&nbsp;work on learning and impact.&nbsp;Previously, she led advocacy, grants, and evaluation&nbsp;at the YWCA Knoxville and worked on movement building as Take Back the Tech! campaign coordinator for the Association for Progressive Communications in South Africa. Under her leadership, Take Back the Tech! received the 2015 Bobs Best in Online Activism Award, 2014 UN Women and International Telecommunications Union GEM-TECH Award, and 2014 Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention for digital communities.&nbsp;Sara has been profiled and quoted in such outlets as the Washington Post, Time, and the Guardian, and has presented around the world, including Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Rutgers Center for Global Women?s Leadership, and Oxfam. She holds an MA in English with Writing Concentration from the University of Tennessee and a BA in English and Religion from Maryville College<i>.</i></p>
  2422. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2423. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2424. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  2425. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  2426. <br>
  2427. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  2428. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  2429. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  2430. <pubDate>Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2431. </item>
  2432. <item>
  2433. <title>Strategic Planning</title>
  2434. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285051</link>
  2435. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285051</guid>
  2436. <description><![CDATA[<span style="font-size: 14px;"></span>
  2437. <p><b>Price:<br>
  2438. Member: $75.00<br>
  2439. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  2440. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  2441. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2442. <p>Too often, we feel tossed back and forth by the seas of change, reacting to what?s in front of us, with little time to dream and plan for the future. Take back control of your mission by learning the keys to successful strategic planning.&nbsp; Having a strong actionable strategic plan is one of the surest ways to have staying power while affecting the change for which we are striving. When we are being proactive through strategic planning, it also helps us in our fundraising, board development, marketing, and operations, all while helping us demonstrate measurable impact.</p>
  2443. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2444. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  2445. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  2446.    <li>Understand the myths of strategic planning</li>
  2447.    <li>Identify the keys and best practices of successful strategic planning</li>
  2448.    <li>
  2449.    <p><span>Create a plan to lift their strategic plan off the shelf and into practice using the RASCI framework</span></p>
  2450.    </li>
  2451. </ul>
  2452. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Leadership Certificate:</b></p>
  2453. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Leadership Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.</p>
  2454. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p>
  2455. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  2456. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Strategic Planning</i>&nbsp;is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  2457. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2458. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 97.543px; width: 188.141px;"></p>
  2459. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  2460. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  2461. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  2462. <p>Fundraiser and Executive Directors with more than four years experience</p>
  2463. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  2464. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2465. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  2466. <p>Eleven years ago, Daniel Watson and his wife launched The Restoration House, a Christ-centered organization dedicated to holistically empowering low-income single mother families to break the cycle of poverty. Over the last nine years, he has developed The Village, a restorative community for single mother families, helped develop local, regional, and national networks to share best practices, and has consulted with over twenty-seven organizations across ten states in organizational development.&nbsp;<br>
  2467. </p>
  2468. <div><br>
  2469. </div>
  2470. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2471. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  2472. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  2473. <br>
  2474. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  2475. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  2476. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  2477. <pubDate>Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2478. </item>
  2479. <item>
  2480. <title>Lessons Learned From Servant Leaders #3: Local Servant Leaders</title>
  2481. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285018</link>
  2482. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285018</guid>
  2483. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  2484. Member: $75.00<br>
  2485. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  2486. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  2487. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2488. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2489. <p><span>Past and modern servant leaders across our country and the world have successfully taught us a tremendous amount about challenging the <i>top-down norm</i>. &nbsp;East Tennessee is home to many thriving organizations led by servant leaders.</span></p>
  2490. <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
  2491. <p><span>During this session we will hear from several local leaders who reside and serve within the region we call home.</span></p>
  2492. <p><i>What do their organizational charts look like? What are their best practices for encouraging a culture of servant leadership?</i></p>
  2493. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
  2494. <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span>This is the final session in the <i>Lessons Learned from Servant Leaders</i> series.&nbsp;</span></p>
  2495. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2496. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  2497. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  2498.    <li><span>Name 3-5 inspiring practices from regional servant leaders</span></li>
  2499.    <li><span>Designate three action steps related to servant leadership&nbsp;</span></li>
  2500.    <li>Create one actionable item to incorporate into servant leadership&nbsp;</li>
  2501. </ul>
  2502. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  2503. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<i>this class</i>&nbsp;is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  2504. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2505. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 97.543px; width: 188.141px;"></p>
  2506. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  2507. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  2508. <p>Executive directors, executive team members, and anyone who is interested in learning more about leadership</p>
  2509. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2510. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  2511. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2512. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2513. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  2514. <p>Over a span of 27 years working within the educational and non-profit realms, Angie Hamstead has facilitated hundreds of learning sessions. Angie founded The Hozho Project in 2015. She is passionate about the creative process of designing and facilitating retreats and workshops, where her talents and passions intersect for the good of others. A native of Atlanta, GA who embraces Knoxville as home, Angie earned her degrees from Spring Hill College (Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Business) and Georgia State University (Master?s in Education). Angie has also earned certifications by The Consortium for Social Enterprise Effectiveness (CSEE) at the University of Tennessee, Advanced Cognitive Coaching training through the Center for Cognitive Coaching and holds a Specialization in Positive Psychology from The University of Pennsylvania.</p>
  2515. <div><br>
  2516. </div>
  2517. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2518. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  2519. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  2520. <br>
  2521. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  2522. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  2523. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  2524. <pubDate>Tue, 3 Nov 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2525. </item>
  2526. <item>
  2527. <title>Power Hour: Qualitative Approaches in Evaluation</title>
  2528. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285593</link>
  2529. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285593</guid>
  2530. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  2531. Member: $25.00<br>
  2532. Non-Member: $75.00<br>
  2533. Student Member: $10.00</b></p>
  2534. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2535. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2536. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  2537. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  2538.    <li>Differentiate quantitative and qualitative evaluation</li>
  2539.    <li>Address misbelief about quantitative supremacy</li>
  2540.    <li>Compare and contrast various qualitative approaches</li>
  2541.    <li> Identify opportunities for mixed methods&nbsp;
  2542.    <div></div>
  2543.    </li>
  2544. </ul>
  2545. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  2546. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  2547. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Qualitative Approaches in Evaluation&nbsp;</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  2548. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2549. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 251px; width: 257.556px;"></p>
  2550. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  2551. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  2552. <p>Any non-profit staff member who participates in (or plans for) evaluation and/or program assessment</p>
  2553. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the level of this course.</p>
  2554. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2555. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  2556. <p>Effective communication lies at the heart of all personal and professional experiences. So, it is wise to INVEST time and energy growing in communication competency!<br>
  2557. <br>
  2558. Alyssa Sloan began studying communication as an undergraduate at the University of Central Arkansas. After working for a collegiate nonprofit ministry for two years, she pursued a Master's degree in Applied Communication. Alyssa also spent those years serving as a youth pastor, enabling her to experience unique facets of nonprofit work and faith-based organizations. Next, she earned her doctorate in crisis communication from the University of Kentucky. In 2011, she moved to Knoxville to develop King University's communication program.&nbsp; Alyssa continues to teach at King and is grateful for hardworking students who renew her passion for communication studies.<br>
  2559. </p>
  2560. <div><br>
  2561. </div>
  2562. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2563. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  2564. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  2565. <br>
  2566. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  2567. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected].org"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  2568. <pubDate>Thu, 5 Nov 2020 20:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
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  2570. <item>
  2571. <title>Grant Writing Fundamentals</title>
  2572. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285337</link>
  2573. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285337</guid>
  2574. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>Price:<br>
  2575. Member: $160.00<br>
  2576. Non-Member: $460.00<br>
  2577. Student Member: $60.00</strong><br>
  2578. </p>
  2579. <div><br>
  2580. </div>
  2581. <p>Development of a successful grant proposal starts long before an application is submitted. Such grant writing requires planning, research, relationship building, and a well-written application. This workshop offers a systematic, no-frills approach to the grant writing process any organization can follow. Beginning or developing proposal writers will receive a comprehensive overview on how to develop a winning project, identify funders, court foundations, and write applications that meet the high standards of grantmakers.</p>
  2582. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2583. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include:</b></p>
  2584. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  2585.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Understand the two elements of a strong grant proposal: needs and strategies</li>
  2586.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Learn how to formulate strong needs statements, strategies and proposal objectives</li>
  2587.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Know the fundamental information to include in every grant proposal</li>
  2588.    <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Be able to articulate the role of a grant writer and the process of coordinating a grant request</li>
  2589. </ul>
  2590. <p><b>ABN Fund Development Certificate:</b></p>
  2591. <p>This workshop counts as 6 credits towards the ABN Fund Development Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>
  2592. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2593. <p><b>CFRE Credits:</b></p>
  2594. <p>Full participation in&nbsp;<i>Grant Writing Fundamentals&nbsp;</i>&nbsp;is applicable for 6 points in Category 1.B ? Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fundraising Executive credential visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cfre.org/" target="_blank">www.cfre.org</a>.</p>
  2595. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2596. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/cfre_conedlogo-2019.jpg" alt="" style="height: 243px; width: 257px;"></p>
  2597. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2598. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  2599. <p>Beginner grant writers or those who want a refresher</p>
  2600. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;for specific questions about the&nbsp;level of this course.</p>
  2601. <p><strong></strong></p>
  2602. <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
  2603. <p><strong>Bio:</strong></p>
  2604. <p>Mark Goldstein, CFRE, Communication Mark President/CEO, is most sought after as an expert proposal writer and project strategist. In 2019, Mark was named Western North Carolina ?Outstanding Fundraising Executive? of the year by his peers at AFP WNC. He is the creator of the Open Communication Fundraising Model, a system that enables all nonprofit agency stakeholders to effectively work together toward organizational and fundraising goals. Mark has consistently served nonprofits as a staff member, board member or consultant since 1991. He has raised more than $48 million for organizations of all types and sizes throughout the United States, particularly for health, human service, community development and technology needs. Mark is a current member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western NC Chapter (AFP WNC) and the Grant Professionals Association NC Chapter. As a volunteer, he has served as a founding board member of two local nonprofit media outlets. He provides training for participants at the Duke University Continuing Studies Nonprofit Management program, 4Good, WNC Nonprofit Pathways, Alliance for Better Nonprofits and other venues.</p>
  2605. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2606. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2607. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  2608. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  2609. <br>
  2610. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  2611. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>
  2612. <p>&nbsp;</p>]]></description>
  2613. <pubDate>Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2614. </item>
  2615. <item>
  2616. <title>AYNP Coffee &amp; Conversation</title>
  2617. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292086</link>
  2618. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292086</guid>
  2619. <description><![CDATA[<p>&nbsp;</p>
  2620. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2621. <p><img src="https://www.betternonprofits.org/getattachment/Services/Networking/aynp-logo2.jpg?width=250&amp;height=125"></p>]]></description>
  2622. <pubDate>Fri, 20 Nov 2020 13:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
  2623. </item>
  2624. <item>
  2625. <title>Secrets to Being More Focused, Organized, and Productive</title>
  2626. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285037</link>
  2627. <guid>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1285037</guid>
  2628. <description><![CDATA[<p><b>Price:<br>
  2629. Member: $75.00<br>
  2630. Non-Member: $225.00<br>
  2631. Student Member: $25.00</b></p>
  2632. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2633. <p><b>Learning Objectives&nbsp;Include</b>:</p>
  2634. <ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;">
  2635.    <li>Improve mental focus when working on tasks alone and when interacting with people</li>
  2636.    <li>Learn specific ideas/processes for getting and staying more organized</li>
  2637.    <li>Understand ideas/processes for using time more efficiently and effectively</li>
  2638. </ul>
  2639. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2640. <div>
  2641. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b>ABN Leadership Certificate:</b></p>
  2642. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Leadership Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span>.</p>
  2643. </div>
  2644. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2645. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>SHRM Credits:</b></p>
  2646. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in&nbsp;<em>Secrets to&nbsp;&nbsp;Being More Focused, Organized, and Productive</em>&nbsp;is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx">www.shrmcertification.org</a></span>.</p>
  2647. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2648. <p><img src="https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/shrm.jpg" alt="" style="height: 92.8867px; width: 210.566px;"></p>
  2649. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2650. <p><b>Who Should Attend:</b></p>
  2651. <p>Anyone interested in improving productivity and career satisfaction or helping subordinates and team members do so.</p>
  2652. <p>Please contact Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;for specific questions about the&nbsp;level of this course.</p>
  2653. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2654. <p><b>BIO:</b></p>
  2655. <p>Chris Crouch is a nationally recognized speaker and author. His work includes eight published books, an ongoing newspaper column for the Knoxville Business Journal and various articles for media outlets across the country. As a partner with DME Training and Consulting, Chris offers leadership development consulting to business owners, executives, and those being considered for executive-level positions. His consulting practice focuses on practical, executable strategies for improving workplace performance and career satisfaction.<br>
  2656. &nbsp;<br>
  2657. Chris has an impressive background in sales management, training, and as an executive for a Fortune 500 company. Throughout his career in the business world, he was often called on to give presentations and seminars to both small and large groups of people. During his time at the Fortune 500 Company, Chris became the primary spokesperson for the company and gave over 100 presentations a year to various groups of investors, board members, employees and others inside and outside the organization.<br>
  2658. &nbsp;<br>
  2659. Chris?s passion has always been reading, learning, and teaching. Among other topics, he has spent years researching and studying both the mental and physical aspects of living a more joyful and productive life. His goal is to find simple, easy-to-implement ideas that work in the real world.<br>
  2660. </p>
  2661. <div><br>
  2662. </div>
  2663. <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p>
  2664. <p><b>Cancellation Courtesy:</b><br>
  2665. If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>&nbsp;five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="http://www.betternonprofits.org/about/faq" target="_blank">here</a></span></u>.<br>
  2666. <br>
  2667. <b>Special Accommodations:</b><br>
  2668. If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or&nbsp;<u><span style="color: rgb(0, 140, 149);"><a href="mailto:[email protected]"></a><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></u>&nbsp;no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.</p>]]></description>
  2669. <pubDate>Tue, 1 Dec 2020 14:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
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  2671. <item>
  2672. <title>AYNP Coffee &amp; Conversation</title>
  2673. <link>https://membersbetternonprofits.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1292087</link>
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  2676. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  2677. <p><img src="https://www.betternonprofits.org/getattachment/Services/Networking/aynp-logo2.jpg?width=250&amp;height=125"></p>]]></description>
  2678. <pubDate>Fri, 18 Dec 2020 13:30:00 GMT</pubDate>
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