This year the Lexington Discovery Day will be held on Saturday May 24,
the Memorial Day weekend from 10 am to 3 pm (rain date May 31). It is a
once-a-year opportunity for your organization to be exposed to 25,000
people in a few short hours. This 29-year tradition in Lexington
celebrates the beginning of summer by offering a huge Sidewalk Sale
complete with food, entertainment, shopping, free prizes, special
displays by Town Departments, and information booths by civic groups.
GROUP PARTICIPATION BY NONPROFITS:
Following the successful format of last four years, The Nonprofit Net
Inc. has made special arrangements with the organizers of the Discovery
Day to allow the local nonprofit organizations to set up booths under
one tent and reduce cost by sharing tables -- you can have a third, a
half or full table.
The main advantage of group participation under the banner of NONPROFIT NET is the BIG TENT that attracts many more visitors than individual tables can; our tent has become an 'anchor' and 'must visit' for many visitors to the show. Please act now to take advantage of one of the cheapest and the most effective ways to spread your name in Lexington.
The next Nonprofit Net meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 25, from 1.30 PM to 3.30 PM at the Meeting Room in Cary Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington, MA (in Lexington Center)
The topic of the seminar is:
“Engagement Governance” A New Governance Structure for Nonprofits to Increase Community Impact
Why is it that problem boards always seem to be a top concern for nonprofits? Increasingly many in the governance field and nonprofits themselves have come to recognize that traditional, governance models are inadequate to respond effectively to organizational challenges. This workshop will present new approaches and specific practices that will help engage your board and result in more effective decision-making, a shift to more meaningful work for your board, and increased impact within your community. Participants will learn about a new governance framework, “Engagement Governance”, built upon principles of inclusiveness, participatory democracy, constituent engagement and leadership, and genuine partnership. The workshop will also focus on concrete practices, steps, and tools that will help you adapt this framework to your organization.
The materials from the February 2008 Seminar: Networking For Nonprofits: Expand Your Personal and Professional Universe AND, Have Fun Doing It! have been posted.
Photo: Phyllis Lasky, Currently, she sits on the board of Women in Development and is president of the Vasculitis Foundation, an international nonprofit, located in Kansas City, MO.Description of Seminar
The materials from the January 2008 Seminar: How to Cultivate Donor Prospects have been posted.
Photo: Hillel Korin, Executive Vice President of The Ostroff Group
The Nonprofit Net announces a seminar on Wednesday, February 13 from 10.00 AM to 12.00 PM at the Meeting Room in Cary Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington, MA (in Lexington Center).
Networking For Nonprofits: Expand Your Personal and Professional Universe AND, Have Fun Doing It!
Networking at fundraising events is only half the “story.” Why spend time, energy and financial resources to organize events and to send your staff to training programs if networking is not part of their everyday agenda? The program will address how to network—expectations on both sides of the relationship-- so it becomes comfortable and something you do everyday at work, the gym, in the supermarket… Networking is a way to increase your reach, both personally and for your organization.
This interactive seminar will
briefly discuss common fundraising events and then lead you into how to
network with the attendees to meet your objectives. These networking
practices apply not only to events organized by your organization but
also to the external events that your staff, volunteers and board