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Introduction to the Standards for Excellence - part 2

By Nonprofit Academy of Wisconsin and the Urban Economic Development Association

The 2nd in a two-part series helping nonprofits build their toolbox to deliver on their mission.

    Tuesday June 07 , 2022

    At 09:00 AM CDT

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MORE TOOLS TO HELP YOUR OPERATIONS AND GOVERNANCE
 RUN LIKE A WELL-OILED MACHINE

This webinar is the second of two in which NAWi, the technical assistance partner of the Urban Economic Development Association, will introduce the Standards for Excellence as a tool to help nonprofits look at their governance (the board) and operations (the admin staff).  

The Standards are a nationally recognized code for nonprofits that has been around for more than 20 years.  Although nonprofits can be accredited in the Standards, this webinar series introduces the 6 guiding principles in the code as a lens through which to look at your nonprofit.  

If you complete both sessions, you will be given a quick self-assessment tool to get a glimpse on how you are doing.  You will also get an hour-long consultation with one of the facilitators to talk through what you learned and what you might want to adopt and/or adapt what you learned and turn it into a capacity building plan.

This 2nd session will focus on these guiding principles:  

FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

Nonprofits rely on the trust of the community.  To build and hold on to that trust, it is important to have sound financial and operational systems in place.  Direct everything to delivering on the mission, and be transparent.

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

It takes the entire nonprofit, from Board Director to Janitor, to attract the resources needed to do the work.  Build a culture of philanthropy, and pay attention to where the funds are coming from and how you are using them.

PUBLIC AWARENESS, ENGAGEMENT, AND ADVOCACY

Yes, you can engage in advocacy and lobbying, and yes, you have to to defend the community you serve.  But there are rules and regulations about that so set your policy, follow it, and help decision-makers know what you know.


SPEAKERS IN THIS WEBINAR

Nonprofit Academy of Wisconsin's promise is that every workshop, webinar, or seminar will be taught by people who have actually done the work being shared.  Although based on a strong theoretical and academic foundation, these webinars are based in practice so you not only learn what to do, but you get the tools to actually do it.  Meet our facilitators for this workshop:

MARTHA COLLINS

Co-Founder, Board Director, and Facilitator for NAWI, is a licensed consultant with the Standards for Excellence. Recently she assumed the role as Executive Director of the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee. She has dedicated her career to working with social justice organizations that focus on building power within marginalized communities. Martha has extensive nonprofit advocacy experience in such areas of addressing food insecurity, protecting work-family friendly policies, promoting an electoral process that is free, fair and accessible for all, and fighting for race and gender-based equity that benefits everyone in the community.

ROB MEIKSINS

Co-Founder, Board President, and Facilitator for NAWi. He is a Licensed Consultant with the Standards for Excellence. Rob has been involved in the nonprofit sector for a long time as an intern (Circle Repertory Co. in NYC), Program Manager (Capital Rep in Albany, NY), and an Executive Director (Future Milwaukee and the Nonprofit Center in Milwaukee). He has also served as a board director and as a consultant. Rob specializes in board development, strategic planning, and organization reviews. Rob has been a certified instructor for BoardSource, a newswire writer for Nonprofit Quarterly, and has a blog called The Nonprofiteer

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