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Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch

5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States

April 2015

Social Enterprise: Profit with a Purpose

April 30, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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As nonprofit leaders look to emerging and innovative ways to fund operations, they may consider developing a social enterprise to generate revenue. In this emerging practice, it is important to understand the advantages and risks of establishing and operating for-profit businesses as a way to raise funds. Recently, there has been a lot of interest in social enterprises that is, in part, due to Benefit Corporations becoming a new type of corporate entity in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Many nonprofit organizations…

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November 2015

Forming Partnerships to Meet Strategic Objectives

November 24, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Forming Partnerships to Meet Strategic Objectives Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM It has been proven that forming strategic partnerships with other agencies can greatly enhance a nonprofit’s programs and services while improving its overall sustainability. This program will introduce you to the many benefits of public/private partnerships and provide practical tools for achieving program success. Join us for this training and learn: • Scenario Planning Techniques • How to Select a Viable Project • Assembling a…

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May 2017

From Passion to Nonprofit: Tips for Creating a High-Functioning Nonprofit

May 25, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:30 AM–12:30 PM Squirrel Hill If you’ve been thinking about turning your passion for a cause into a creating a nonprofit, this workshop will help you with strategies for avoiding pitfalls as you develop your plan.  In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how to: explore whether a 501(c)3 is the right model for you; analyze the skill sets you must have to develop and lead a new organization; effectively manage the relationship between an…

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August 2017

NonProfit Resource Center – Email Marketing for Nonprofits

August 10, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Thursday, August 10│9:30 am - 12:30 pm│CLP - Squirrel Hill│Fee: $20 Join our speaker, Terri Orlowski, and learn how to use MailChimp, a powerful email marketing tool, to build your organization's list of friends and donors.  Learn how to create an account, a list of your contacts, and your first campaign!  You will also learn how to integrate the account with your website, and much more.  Walk away with basic tips and principles you can easily apply to strengthen your marketing results.…

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Nonprofit Resource Center – Identifying Your Clients’ Needs and Strengths

August 31, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Thursday, August 31 │ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm │CLP - Squirrel Hill│Free Come and learn how to design and implement a needs assessment and create surveys to collect accurate and timely data that can be used to guide new programs or revise existing ones to increase impact.  You will leave this interactive session with examples and resources to apply new knowledge and skills for collecting data that provide a clear picture of needs and strengths for your clients.  Our…

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October 2017

Strategic Planning: Positioning Your Nonprofit for Success

October 19, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Strategic Planning: Positioning Your Nonprofit for Success Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:30 AM–12:30 PM  Squirrel Hill In today’s rapidly changing environment, nonprofit organizations need to be keenly aware of how changes in funding priorities, customer/client needs and preferences, technology, marketing, and resource availability affect their capacity to deal proactively with change, successfully meet their mission, and survive beyond sustainability.  Being aware of these changes isn’t even enough; nonprofits need to be equipped to make the difficult changes necessary to succeed and thrive! …

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May 2018

Munch & Mingle Networking Lunch

May 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Thursday, May 03, 2018 12:00 PM–1:30 PM, CLP Squirrel Hill Are you looking for an opportunity to spread the word about your nonprofit?  Or perhaps you would like to meet and chat with others in the nonprofit community who may be facing similar challenges.  Join us for this networking lunch and we’ll discuss issues that you might want to share and get some feedback on. We will also talk a little about creating a one-minute elevator pitch which is a great…

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June 2018

Cultural Competence: Strengthening Workplace Sensitivity

June 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Thursday, June 07, 2018 9:30 AM–12:30 PM  Squirrel Hill The intent of this training workshop is to raise awareness of the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within the workplace, as well as with residents, community partners, and other stakeholders.  The highly interactive training pushes participants to face biases, prejudices, and assumptions in a proactive and positive manner.  It encompasses definitions and examples of harassment and discrimination, and clarification of laws addressing these areas.  It also provides interactive activities focusing on…

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Basic Proposal Writing

June 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:30 AM–3:30 PM  Squirrel Hill This full-day workshop is for individuals who are new to grant seeking and proposal writing, or who want to refresh their skills.  The information is geared to the needs of small to medium-size agencies. Participants will learn about: Getting ready for grants Overview of the grant seeking process Basic components of grant proposals What to write in Letters of Inquiry and short proposals Steps to develop a grant proposal from start to submission…

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July 2018

Non-profit Resource Center: Storytelling for Nonprofits

July 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:00 AM–12:00 PM  Squirrel Hill Statistics may shock, but stories motivate, and nonprofits have great stories to tell. Learn how to show your nonprofit’s impact through different kinds of storytelling.  In this workshop, you will learn why stories are important and how to make the case for storytelling at your nonprofit.  You will learn how to master the art of storytelling by creating a storytelling grid to use for your communications calendar or an upcoming campaign or crowdfunding…

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Database Assessment and Management

July 26, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Database Assessment and Management Thursday, July 26, 2018 9:30 AM–12:30 PM  Squirrel Hill Every fundraising program needs a well-managed and comprehensive data management solution to be successful, sustainable, and reach its full potential.  It needs to fit the nonprofit’s current capacity in order to ensure consistent use and maintenance, and have the ability to support growth, cultivation of diverse revenue streams and increasing sophistication.  This program will consider: database selection and use; coding structure; data entry guidelines and staffing; performance analysis; and…

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September 2018

Munch and Mingle Networking Lunch

September 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:00 PM–1:30 PM, Squirrel Hill Are you looking for an opportunity to spread the word about your nonprofit?  Or perhaps you would just like to meet and chat with others in the nonprofit community who may be facing similar challenges.  Join us for this networking lunch and we’ll discuss issues that you might want to share and get some feedback on.  Bring your lunch and your business cards to distribute.  We will provide coffee and water. Because our…

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May 2019

The Logic with Logic Models

May 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:30 AM–12:30 PM  Squirrel Hill A Logic Model is a tool that nonprofits use to describe a program to either current or prospective funders.  It shows the relationships between resources that the nonprofit puts into a program, the activities and outputs that ensue, and what changes or outcomes the program hopes to achieve.  It is a commonly-used device when measuring and proving a program’s effectiveness, and is often required by funders when applying for a grant or reporting…

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June 2019

Measuring Outcomes

June 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 9:30 AM–12:30 PM  Squirrel Hill Branch Moving from your Logic Model to an Outcome Measurement Plan This class will address how to turn your logic model into an outcome measurement plan.  Outcome Measurement is a process for demonstrating a nonprofit’s accountability and transparency that, in addition to affecting programs and services, can influence all major operations of the organization.  In this time of increased competition for grants, it is more crucial than ever that nonprofits are able to…

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July 2019

Successful Crowdfunding Strategy

July 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:00 PM–3:00 PM  Squirrel Hill Do you have a community or nonprofit project that needs to raise funds? Join this free workshop with crowdfunding expert ioby.org, taught by ioby Pittsburgh Manager Miriam Parson. Pittsburghers have raised over $500,000 with step by step strategy from ioby while using the nonprofit crowdfunding platform. ioby.org projects nationwide have raised over $5.8 million. ioby provides one-on-one coaching to plan, fund, and implement positive ideas in our communities. We will learn and practice: storytelling to activate…

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Basic Proposal Writing

July 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:30 AM–3:30 PM  Squirrel Hill This full-day workshop is for individuals who are new to grant seeking and proposal writing, or who want to refresh their skills.  The information is geared to the needs of small to medium-sized agencies.  Participants will learn about: What an organization needs to be grant ready: -Overview of the grant seeking process -Types of funders and proposal formats -Basic components of grant proposals -Preparing online grant submissions -Steps to develop a grant proposal…

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August 2019

Succession Planning for Nonprofits

August 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:30 AM–12:30 PM, Squirrel Hill Branch A leadership transition can be a time of high vulnerability for a not-for-profit, but also offers unique opportunities for renewal and fresh thinking.  This interactive session for boards and executive leadership highlights the essential elements of a successful leadership transition, and the pitfalls of not having a plan.  Consultants Sara Jane Lowry and Wendy Burtner Owens of The Nest Group will lead this training and provide tools for attendees to create their own emergency…

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September 2019

Strategic Planning for Nonprofits

September 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Thursday, September 19, 2019 9:30 AM–12:30 PM  Squirrel Hill In today’s rapidly changing environment, nonprofit organizations need to be keenly aware of how changes in funding priorities, customer/client needs and preferences, technology, marketing, and resource availability affect their capacity to deal proactively with change, successfully meet their mission, and survive beyond sustainability.  Being aware of these changes is not even enough.  Nonprofits need to be equipped to make the difficult changes necessary to succeed and thrive!  In order to achieve your desired…

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December 2019

Trends in Digital Fundraising

December 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:30 AM–12:30 PM , Squirrel Hill Social media is changing the way we do business today.  It is a great way to communicate with your constituents.  Social media is increasing our ability to build relationships, understand volunteer and donor interests, solicit gifts, and provide a voice for advocates. This session will introduce you to social media tools and how they impact nonprofit fundraising.  The training will cover how you can make viral fundraising requests, share news and…

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