Friday, November 25, 2011

Nonprofit Thursday

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Cleveland’s own George Fraser, one of America’s most prolific and polished public speakers, will address the City Club of Cleveland next Friday, November 30.  Five of his speeches have been published over the past ten years in the widely distributed Vital Speeches of the Day.
Fraser ha also written several books, including Success Runs In Our Race; The Complete Guide to Effective Networking in the African American Community (HarperCollins 1994, 2004), Race For Success; The Ten Best Business Opportunities for Blacks In America (HarperCollins 1998) and Click: Ten Truths for Building Extraordinary Relationships (McGraw-Hill 2008).
Fraser is widely recognized as a leading authority on networking, economic development, and building effective relationships.
Call 216.621.0082 or visit for reservations.
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The Foundation Center is offering several basic programs next week of great utility to executive directors and trustees new to the nonprofit world. The programs are free and are presented at The Foundation Center-Cleveland office in Playhouse Square: 1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 1600:

Wednesday, November 30
Introduction to Fundraising Planning, 10:00 - 11:00am
Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization’s support.

Brown Bag Lunch:  Boards, Fundraising, and The Art of Asking,  11:30am - 1:00pm
Bring your lunch and come hear resource development expert Barbara Rosenthal discuss the basic principles of good fundraising, working with your board, and learning "the Art of Asking."

Your Board and Fundraising, 1:00 - 2:00pm
This class addresses why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns.

Thursday, December 1
Proposal Writing Basics, 10:00 - 11:30am
Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.

How to Approach a Foundation, 1:00 - 2:00pm
From initial contact to getting funded, this class will teach you the field-tested best practices to increase your chances of getting a grant.

To register, call 216.861.1933 or click here.
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Can your agency or organization use a Summer Intern? The Cleveland Foundation just might provide you with one if you apply by next Wednesday, November 30.
The Cleveland Foundation's Summer Internship Program is accepting applications from area nonprofits or governmental agencies until November 30, 2011. College students, recent graduates, and graduate students work full-time for an 11-week session during the summer.

The Cleveland Foundation provides funding to cover the intern’s stipend.

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The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership is looking for an executive director.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the operations and management of the community action agency. The preferred candidate will have a master’s degree in nonprofit management or public administration, together with a minimum of five years experience in a nonprofit executive leadership position.

For more information contact The Prout Group  [1111 Superior Ave., Cleveland OH 44114 • 216-771-2260].
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Next week’s deadline is Monday at 3pm.

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