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Greenlights E-Newsletter
Greenlights

January, 2011


NEWS YOU CAN USE
 
New Benefits for Greenlights Members
Greenlights Business Partners provide members with discounts on products or services, including 20% off email marketing with Emma, 20% off video services with One Story Productions, and a free web development consultation with Prelude Interactive!

We are currently working with Wortham Insurance & Risk Management to offer low-cost Directors and Officers insurance for boards of directors, which will only be available to Greenlights members. Details will be announced in February.

Texas Nonprofit Summit, Early Bird Registration Open!

Grab one before they're gone! The early bird discount will only be available to the first 250 people to register for the 2011 Texas Nonprofit Summit, presented in partnership with OneStar Foundation. Register today!
 
Join more than 700 nonprofit professionals, board members, funders, government representatives and other community leaders to experience an inspiring, productive two days of learning, networking and sharing of ideas and resources. Learn about nonprofit trends, innovative theories and practices, collaborative opportunities and more.
 

 
FROM OUR BLOG
 
As a development professional it is always exciting to partner with funders in new, innovative ways. Applied Materials has long been a generous supporter of Greenlights’ mission. From sponsoring our annual nonprofit management conference to providing crucial financial assistance during the recession, The Applied Materials Foundation has made it clear that they’re a funder truly willing to invest in the nonprofit sector. MORE>>
 
Graters, hedgehogs, and other sharp things.
Last week I read a New York Times article about one of my favorite kitchen gadgets: the Microplane. It turns out that it was invented at a shop that makes woodworking tools and that the lead inventor was actually a bit disappointed to find out that they were being used in the kitchen. MORE>>
 
Like many of you, I started this year feeling optimistic. I came back to work last week (wait…was that really just last week?!) feeling confident and calm that the month ahead would be a fresh opportunity to effectively manage my life and my workload, and that I would achieve great things in the process. MORE>>
 

 
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
 
Lunch & Learn: The New Form 990 - Important Things You Need to Know - 2/3/2011
Free for members!
Are you ready for tax time? Get expert help for preparing your 990 and ensure your nonprofit has instituted the governance practices now required by the IRS.
 
This is your chance to tour the Mitte Carriage House to see how you can utilize the space for your organization! The Mitte Carriage House is available to members for free, and is ideal for meetings and training events for up to 40 people.
 
If your nonprofit is new to the world of Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and other social media platforms, you won’t want to miss this fun, interactive and comprehensive day of training. Sign up today and fast-track your social media success in 2011!
 
Board Essentials - 2/16/2011
Learn the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members and best practices for structuring, managing and growing your board. This popular course is offered frequently throughout the year at a variety of times and locations.
 
Learn the fundamentals of nonprofit bookkeeping, including important financial terms, accounting principles and systems for tracking your transactions, the how's and why's of generating financial statements, and more.
 
If your New Year’s resolution is for your nonprofit to be more efficient, raise more money, serve more clients, or work smarter instead of harder, learning about strategic alliances should be on the top of your to-do list! Join Matt Kouri for this innovative training all about designing and implementing great organizational partnerships.
 
Learn how to set up and use Quickbooks – the most popular accounting software for nonprofits. Topics include setting up a chart of accounts, transaction entry, reports, and budgeting using Quickbooks.
 
Free for members!
If your nonprofit has never had an audit or is due for a new one, you won't want to miss this timely session all about audits and audit-readiness. Taught by Pete Allman, CPA, CFE, who works exclusively with nonprofits (including Greenlights!), this workshop will cover everything you need to know to ensure the smoothest and best financial audit possible.
 
Learn the basics of nonprofit organizational budgeting, including designing and planning, cost/income projections and expenses, and cash flow. Clay Newman, CPA will help you understand the sequential process of reading a budget calendar, understanding budget cycles, and how to implement, monitor and revise it.
 
Do you want to use video to connect to your community and inspire your donors? Do you lack the skills or the budget? Or do you just need a little confidence? Join the founders of Austin’s own Lights. Camera. Help. to learn everything you need to know to film, edit and distribute your story to the public. In this interactive, fast-paced day of training, you’ll get expert advice on DIY video production and guidance for getting the most out of your video to ensure a maximum return on your investment.
 
This is the ideal course for nonprofit executives who are new to their role or want to be sure they have a solid understanding of all major aspects of nonprofit management. Class size is limited so you'll become part of an intimate network of leaders, strengthening your skills while addressing each other's organizational issues through problem-solving exercises, role-play, presentation and discussion. Walk away with practical materials, real-life advice, a cohort of peers, and countless strategies to help you and your organization succeed!
 

 
NONPROFIT NEWS
 
Jan 28 and 29 at the Austin Community College Eastview Campus
 
Proceeds benefit the Theatre Action Project
 
Up to 1,610 sq. ft. suite with outside entrance, 6 rooms plus bathroom.
 

 
NONPROFIT JOBS
 
Director of Development, Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011
 
Major Gifts Officer, LIVESTRONG
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011
 
Development Coordinator, Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011
 
Human Resources Generalist, College Forward
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011
 
Grants Manager, Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011
 
Development Associate, Manos de Cristo
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011
 
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011
 
Consulting Program Manager, Housing Authority for the City of Austin
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011
 
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011
 
Data Support Technician, Southwest Key Programs
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011
 
Lead Clinician/Program Manager, Crime Prevention Institute
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011
 
Grants Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011


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