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									Tip$ & Treasure$ Weekly
August 8, 2008




In this week's edition...


      Announcing the Nonprofit Leadership Institute Faculty
      Workshops, Seminars and More!
      Job Announcements
      Quote of the Day




NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FACULTY

We are very proud to announce the faculty for the first cohort of the Nonprofit
Leadership Institute. This talented group of individuals will provide guidance and
instruction to participants in this important workforce development program. (see
end of listing for enrollment information)

Traci Crowder, Behavioral Health Resources
Traci Crowder is Director of Service Support for Behavioral Health Resources in
Olympia, WA, with responsibility for quality assurance and improvement, risk
management, medical records, staff development, support staff and HIPAA Privacy
Officer. She has also worked for Cascade Mental Health Care and St. Francis
Health System.

Margaret Hoyer, Associate Dean of Leadership and Management
Development, South Puget Sound Community College
Margaret has over 30 years of public sector management experience, facilitates
group process and strategic planning, and is an adjunct faculty for the national
professional credentialing Washington Certified Public Manager program.

Sherry Jennings, Principal, Sound Governance
Sherry Jennings has over 30 years experience in organizational development and
leadership training. Sherry has served on and for Boards of Directors for over 18
years. Sherry was chief executive of a national nonprofit organization serving
nearly 200,000 members for 10 years.
Todd Monohon, Principal, Olympic Leadership
Todd Monohon has wide experience in both the business and non-profit sectors.
For the past 25 years he has blended both by working for several social service
and educational organizations while developing numerous successful business
partnerships and operating businesses. This real world experience, along with
advanced educational opportunities led him to apply the best practices of
leadership and management across all economic sectors

Susan Secker, Principal, SLS Leadership
Susan L. Secker, former provost of Seattle University, is a consultant in leadership
development with SLS Consulting, LLC. Dr. Secker has held senior leadership
positions that include responsibilities for strategic planning, team building,
diversifying the workforce, and cultivating ethical leadership.

Evelyn Shankus, Professor, University of Washington Tacoma
Professor Shankus has been an educator with UWT for 12 years. Previous to her
teaching experience, Professor Shankus was a staffing consultant for McCall
Personal in San Francisco, and for the Eastridge Group, also in San Francisco.
She has extensive experience in recruiting, training and staffing organizations and
also applying human resource information systems data for decision-making
purposes.

Norm Smith, Principal, MR Smith & Associates
NRSmith and Associates, PS render professional accounting services to over 400
clients. The firm's core service is accounting and auditing. Its CPAs are members
of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington
Society of Certified Public Accountants. The firm takes pride in having nearly forty
years' experience in using core accounting and auditing expertise to assist clients
to meet their objectives.

Suzann Stahl, Principal, NonProfit Solutions NW
Following a successful 20 year career in the corporate world, Suzann Stahl has
served the south Puget Sound nonprofit business community for more than 15
years as an consultant, executive, board member, board president and volunteer.
She was a co-founder and is a past president of South Sound Partners for
Philanthropy.
                          Nonprofit Leadership Institute
                            SCHOLARSHIP NEWS!!!

Lucky Eagle has provided scholarship funding for the Nonprofit Leadership
Institute! The interested participant must currently be working in a nonprofit
organization that serves children, youth or seniors. If you're interested in applying
for this scholarship, send an email to admin@nonprofitsolutionsnw.com. NonProfit
Solutions will send you an application form. Applications are due by August 15,
2008.

Many thanks to John Setterstrom at Lucky Eagle for his generous support of the
nonprofit business community.

The Nonprofit Leadership Institute inaugural cohort is now forming.
Enrollment is easy! Simply contact Margaret Hoyer at mhoyer@spscc.ctc.edu or
(360) 596-5743, or go to the SPSCC Hawks Prairie website at SPSCC Hawks
Prairie and click on "Institute for Leadership Development."



WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND MORE!

 Webconference: Four Tried and True Keys to Fundraising Success
 Wednesday, August 13, 2008
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Carole V. Rylander, CFRE
Location: Tacoma Goodwill (714 S. 27th St.; Tacoma)
This fast-paced session presents four keys to enhancing fundraising success.
When these keys are addressed fundraising efforts are focused, appropriate
prospects are targeted, compelling messages are communicated and donors are
assured of their gifts' impact. Find out how to prepare your organization for raising
money, acquaint yourself with the specific tools needed and increase your
fundraising success!
Target Audience: Entry & Mid Level fundraisers

Cost: $20 Nonprofit Center & AFP Members $26 Non Members
Pre-registration and Prepayment Required
Registration Deadline: August 11 by 5 p.m.
Register Online or by calling the Nonprofit Center at (253) 272-5844

Audioconference: Keep Your Donors Part 2: The Secrets of Successful
Communications
Thursday, September 18, 2008
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Tom Ahern, ABC
Location: Centro Latino (audio only)
Improved donor retention and increased giving depend heavily on one thing: doing
your donor communications the right way. This session, taught by one of North
America's leading experts, shows you exactly what it takes to tune up your "donor-
communications" program into a high-performance machine. Great donor
communications cost no more than poor communications. All that's required is
some training. This webconference, based on a landmark new book from
AFP/Wiley, teaches you the essentials of communicating well with donors. You'll
learn what donors really care about; why reading is not the point of
communications (shocking!); and how emotions dominate giving decisions. You'll
be introduced to planning for success and measuring your effectiveness. And you'll
discover the real role of donor newsletters (virtually every organization gets this
wrong). This is totally practical. It applies the latest research. It teaches you proven
practices and tips from the world's top fundraising communicators.
Target Audience: Entry to mid-level

Cost: $20 Nonprofit Center & AFP Members $26 Non Members
Pre-registration and Prepayment Required
Registration Deadline: September 16 by 5 p.m.
Register Online or by calling the Nonprofit Center at (253) 272-5844




JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
Finance Manager
Capital Land Trust, Olympia, WA
Capitol Land Trust seeks a Finance Manager to provide financial management
support to our growing nonprofit organization, currently with four employees and an
operating budget of over $400,000. Capitol Land Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)
organization whose mission is furthering the collaborative and strategic
conservation of southwest Washington's essential natural areas and working
lands.

The Finance Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of the
organization's budgeting, financial tracking and reporting systems, including cash
and oversight of investment accounts. The Finance Manager will be responsible
for maintaining the integrity of internal books and reporting.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Compensation is commensurate with experience.

TYPE of POSITION: Estimated at half-time, negotiable.
  TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should e-mail cover letter, resume and three
  professional references to info@capitollandtrust.org. Complete job description is
  available at http://www.capitollandtrust.org.



  QUOTE OF THE DAY
  A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
  Patricia Neal




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