Your Annual Report: To Post or Not To Post

December 12, 2016

In preparing this newsletter for our member agencies, we found that very few local nonprofits post their annual reports on their website.  The ones that did made it easy to find; they either had an “Annual Report” link in the main menu or they linked their annual reports in an “About Us” section on their Read More…

Comments Off on Your Annual Report: To Post or Not To Post

Sector Share: Your “Feel Good Story” – The Annual Report

December 12, 2016

A well-written annual report will help you demonstrate your accomplishments to current and future donors, cultivate new partnerships, and recognize important people. We have reviewed a number of articles about common questions raised by nonprofit leaders. Drawing from the websites below, we have generated the following list of what an annual report should include. Summarize Read More…

Comments Off on Sector Share: Your “Feel Good Story” – The Annual Report

Getting it Done – Achieving More with Less Stress

October 6, 2016

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the number and complexity of projects that need to be completed each day?  As the day flies by, do you often feel as if you haven’t paid enough attention to each task because other tasks keep landing on your desk? Do you find yourself thinking ‘If I could only Read More…

Comments Off on Getting it Done – Achieving More with Less Stress

Info Session: #GivingTuesday: Use It Well

September 20, 2016

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events Read More…

Comments Off on Info Session: #GivingTuesday: Use It Well

CNL… Did You Know: Technology

June 14, 2016

Technology for nonprofits is an enormous area, so for this edition, CNL Matters provides a broad overview of software issues to consider to manage your nonprofit’s operations. For some of you this is “old news”, but perhaps the tips we have found will give you an opportunity to reflect on how you are using technology. Read More…

Comments Off on CNL… Did You Know: Technology

Board Essentials: Getting to Great

June 10, 2016

Are you a current or emerging board member who aspires to be a vital part of your favorite organization? Do you want to take your board role to the next level and increase your value? Then you will want to join us for this CNL Board Development workshop.  It has been designed with an eye to emerging and Read More…

Comments Off on Board Essentials: Getting to Great

Marketing in the Palm of Your Hand

May 13, 2016

You need to spread the word about your organization, the work it does, and why it’s so important. You want to get people behind your cause, raise awareness, engage volunteers, stimulate giving, access donors and even connect with your beneficiaries. THIS is Marketing, and in today’s digital age, marketing can and should include video testimonials.  You may Read More…

Comments Off on Marketing in the Palm of Your Hand

Info Session: Job Descriptions – How and Why They Matter

April 20, 2016

Today, well managed organizations and businesses use written job descriptions to facilitate communication and work accountability. This session will address how to develop effective, accurate job descriptions for your organization or business as well their use to mitigate legal risks. Bring your current documents to the session so you can review them as we cover Read More…

Comments Off on Info Session: Job Descriptions – How and Why They Matter

Preparing Your Organization to Excel at Volunteer Engagement

March 30, 2016

The Union newspaper is sponsoring a community wide volunteer fair in September 2016.  One element of this “Volapalooza” event is the opportunity for Nonprofit Organizations to recruit new volunteers. CNL is hosting a volunteer engagement workshop in April to help Nonprofits prepare to best use the “Volapalooza” event. Volunteers can be a critical resource for Read More…

Comments Off on Preparing Your Organization to Excel at Volunteer Engagement

Info Session: Tax & Regulation Compliance for Nonprofits

March 9, 2016

CNL is hosting Board of Equalization Subject Matter Experts to present important information around Sales and Use Taxes for Nonprofits as well as Regulation requirements for Silent Auctions & Raffles.  The experts will also address Unrelated Business Income and be available for questions. This session will also have a representative from the ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) Read More…

Comments Off on Info Session: Tax & Regulation Compliance for Nonprofits