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OnTrack - Powerful Planned Giving with a Shoe-String Staff and a Shoe-String Budget - Part Two - September 9, 2015

Join national expert Brian Clontz as he shares best practices for endowment building that you can put to work today. This highly interactive session will not focus on the reason to have an endowment, but instead on the design and implementation of a plan to grow your endowment. We will discuss the best practices of board engagement, prospecting, marketing, cultivating donors, making the ask, gift documentation and recognition. The session will be very practical and will offer specific how-to suggestions you can follow - almost like an endowment building recipe. Read More »


BoardLaunch - IRS Tax Workshop: For Small & Medium Sized Nonprofit Organizations - September 10, 2015

The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines in conjunction with the Drake Law School and the Drake Legal Clinic are proud to partner with the Internal Revenue Service's Exempt Organization Division to present the national touring IRS Tax Workshop: For Small and Medium Sized Nonprofit Organizations. This workshop, taught by experienced IRS Exempt Organization Specialists, will explain the nuts and bolts of what 501(c)(3) entities must do to keep their tax-exempt status and comply with tax obligations. Throughout this full-day workshop, we will discuss the benefits and responsibilities of tax-exempt status, unrelated business income, employment classifications and requirements, overview of the 990 form, required disclosures and more. Do not miss this opportunity to learn -directly from IRS experts - what your organization needs to do to stay compliant and avoid jeopardizing your nonprofit's tax-exempt status. *Continuing Education Credits Available Read More »


OnBoard: The Basics to Being an Effective Board Member - October 26, 2015

Being a board member is an incredible opportunity to lead within the nonprofit sector and put your passion for a particular charitable cause into practice! But along with passion must come a clear understanding of roles, responsibilities and duties to ensure your nonprofit organization is fulfilling its mission fully. This session is designed to introduce you to the roles of nonprofits and their boards as well as the critical impact the nonprofit sector has in the community. We will explore trends, effective practices and legal requirements in nonprofit governance as it relates to board members, organizational oversight, securing necessary resources, program implementation and fiscal oversight duties. Read More »


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