BoardLaunch and OnTrack Training Opportunities 

Strong nonprofit organizations must have an effective and engaged staff and board of directors. The Community Foundation offers affordable, professional development opportunities to enhance the management and leadership skills of local nonprofit board and staff members.


OnTrack - What Nonprofits Need to Know About the Department of Labor's New Overtime Rules

October 10. Do you need guidance about how the Department of Labor's recent changes to the overtime rules and the exemptions for salaried workers apply to your nonprofit organization and its budget? Join us for this training as Michael Staebell explains the impact of the recent rulings on the nonprofit sector, effective December 1, 2016, the applicability of these rules to your nonprofit organization and how you can begin to plan now for the potential impacts on your nonprofit's finances and staff. Come prepared for a question and answer segment at the end of the presentation. Learn more and register.



BoardLaunch - Employee Performance Strategies: What Every Board Member Should Know

October 18. Employee's are often noted as being an organization's most valuable resource; afterall, its people who put a mission into action! Its important for nonprofit organizations to have an effective performance management system in place to support and evaluate the organization and its people. Join us for this session as we discuss the key components and best practices of effective employee performance appraisal process. We will explore new trends and strategies as well as key steps that should be incorporated into the performance management process, including looking at resources to properly evaluate current compensation levels. Learn more and register. 



BoardLaunch - Employment Law: What Every Board Should Know to Protect Their Organization

November 3. To ensure effective organization governance and management, nonprofit leaders at the board and staff level must have a sound understanding of how state and federal employment laws impact the organization and employees. During this session we will discuss the fundamentals of employment law and the common pitfalls of nonprofit employers, areas of growing exposure to risk and how to protect your organization from costly employment situations. Participants will learn how to establish policies and procedures to keep your organization in legal compliance, strategies to avoid discriminatory practices, examine record keeping best practices and the important role the employee handbook plays in maintaining legal compliance among other topics. This session is a must for the board of every nonprofit organization with paid staff. Learn more and register.



*Please note the Community Foundation does not issue refunds for registration cancellations. Please contact Anna Nalean with any questions or to discuss other potential options.



For more information

Anna Nalean

Community Investment Associate

nalean@desmoinesfoundation.org

Phone (515) 883-2629