> Sept. 1-4 -- The Hawaii Tourism Authority and Hawaii Community Foundation will conduct informational sessions on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island to provide information on the RFPs and the application process for all of HTA’s funding programs, including the County Product Enrichment and Signature Events programs. Click HERE for a session schedule. For more information on CPEP and Signature Events, please see HTA’s website. New applicants to the programs are encouraged to attend the info sessions. Contact HCF staff, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (808) 537-6333 or (888) 731-3863, for answers to your questions.

> Wednesday, Sept. 2 -- GuideStar and the Stanford Social Innovation Review present a webinar on Under-Investing in Administrative Overhead from 9 to 10 a.m. A dangerous myth prevails among funders that overhead can be used as a proxy for efficiency. In fact, research shows that under-investing in administrative overhead is often linked with poor performance by nonprofits. Ann Goggins Gregory and Don Howard dubbed this process “the nonprofit starvation cycle.” This webinar is for nonprofit executives who wish to invest in administration and who need strategies for communicating to funders the true costs of running their organization; funders who are interested in evaluating their grantees for efficacy and for rethinking operational costs as opportunities for investment; and all social sector professionals who are interested in understanding and spreading awareness about the dangers of under-investing in overhead. The session features Jacob Harold, president and CEO of Guidestar USA, Ann Goggins Gregory, chief operating officer of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, and Jan Masaoka, CEO of California Association of Nonprofits. Cost is $49. Click HERE to register.

> Thursday, Sept. 10 -- Hawaii People's Fund presents "The Hand That Feeds," the first of a two-film series on ethical eating and food justice, award-winning documentary films on how food service workers and farmworkers have organized for fair wages and better working conditions. We ask a lot of questions about how the food we eat is grown: Is this organic? Was it grown locally? Were pesticides used? Was it free-range? Genetically modified? Post-film discussions with local activists will connect these questions to ongoing struggles here in Hawaii. Potluck encouraged; some pupu provided. RSVP to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

> Sept. 13-16 -- NTEN presents the "Leading Change Summit -- Come in with a Challenge, Leave with a Solution" in Washington, D.C. The event will bring together nonprofit innovators who lead change in their organizations, and close with a super-charged idea accelerator finale. Four summit hubs will help attendees lead the change in program design and effectiveness, developing technical solutions, activating constituents for impact and new models for fundraising. This purposefully small gathering is designed to help attendees form ideas, create real solutions and get the support they need before, during and after the conference to put change into action. Click HERE to learn more and register.

> Tuesday, Sept. 15 -- The Association of Fundraising Proessionals Aloha Chapter presents "Nuts & Bolts of Annual Giving," an education session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in in Paki Room I at Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu.  This session will present the nuts and bolts of implementing a direct mail program, best practices in phonathons, micro campaigns and engaging volunteers in annual giving. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays. When pulling into the museum parking lot, stay to your right and park closest to the side of the buidling, near the security entrance. Cost is $25 for AFP members, $40 for non-members and includes a box lunch. Click HERE for more information and to register.

> Wednesday, Sept. 16 -- Hawaii People's Fund presents a Kipuka for Change Peer Learning Circle, "Ways of Knowing: Models that Work for Changemakers in the 21st Century," from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roots Café, 2239 N. School St., Honolulu. Movement builders are invited to gather over dinner for a discussion about evaluation and assessment started last summer. Topics include: indigenous knowledge transfer; non-linear approaches; relationships and storytelling; assets-based and evidence-based methodologies; participatory models; recognizing benchmarks and celebrating success; and collectively expanding our toolkits. An aina-based meal -- ahi curry, olena rice, aina salad, chickpea fudge and mamaki tea -- is available for $15 with pre-order or bring your own. RSVP by Sept. 9 if you are ordering dinner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (808) 593-9969.

> Thursday, Sept. 17 — Healthy Mother Healthy Babies presents “You Are an Authority: Developing Your Intuition,” a “Becoming a Mother” workshop highlighting practices and principles that will help new parents, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Waikiki Community Center, 310 Paoakalani Ave., Suite 202A, Honolulu. A $15 donation is suggested per couple. For tickets, visit Facebook.com/hawaiihmhb.

> Friday, Sept. 18 — Chaminade University presents the 12th Annual Nonprofit Organizations One-Day Seminar at the Pagoda Hotel. Topics include: Hawaii tax update; unrelated business income tax (UBIT); governance and conflicts of interest; corporate foundation administration; IRS federal; tax update; nonprofit ethical and audit issues; nonprofit investment strategies; grant accounting; and management of donor-restricted funds. HANO members will receive a 15 percent discount. To receive your discount code, contact Megan Murobayashi, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about the conference, click HERE or call (808) 440-4280.

> Saturday, Sept. 19 -- Hawaii Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center and Hawaii Health Information Exchange present the fifth annual, free Hawaii Health Workforce and IT Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu. Conference attendees will receive a maximum of eight hours of free CME addressing all aspects of medical practice. Attendees can select from a number of health information technology sessions, including an update on our proprietary Health eNet Community Health Record, sessions on the effective integration of electronic health records for independent practices, the latest in data security, meaningful use and other timely topics. Click HERE to register.

> Sept. 22-Oct. 27 -- The Nonprofit Finance Fund's webinar series, The Spectrum of Nonprofit Financing Options, explores the reality of the nonprofit operating environment and how this system impacts common business choices. Webinars are offered on Tuesdays through Oct. 27. Webinar 1, Introduction to Debt and Financing for Nonprofits, is a resource for organizations that are new to the lending process and would like to learn more. In 60 minutes, NFF will review the typical types of loans available to nonprofits, what lenders look for from potential borrowers, and what to expect from a lender. Webinar begins at 9 a.m. HANO Members receive a 10 percent discount on individual webinar purchases. Contact Jennifer Cornish Creed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the discount code (please reference “NFF Discount Code” in the subject line of your email). When you register, please indicate on the registration drop down that HANO referred you. Click HERE for more information and to register.

> Wednesday, Sept. 23 — Hawaii Appleseed, Catholic Charities Hawaii and PHOCUSED present a free Social Advocacy Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Friends of Catholic Charities Hawaii Community Hall, 1822 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu. Rachael Wong, director of the Department of Human Service, and Kat Brady, coordinator for Community Alliance on Prisons, will be among the keynote speakers. For more information, contact Trisha Kajimura, social policy director, Catholic Charities Hawaii, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (808) 527-4810.

> Thursday, Sept. 24 — The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders presents a Honolulu Listening Session from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu. The Commission is particularly interested in hearing from the public about the following issues: economic development/housing; education, including impact of bullying on youth; civil rights; effects of climate change; immigration; health, including mental health; veteran affairs; and women’s and workers issues. If you would like to offer remarks at the listening session, include a brief summary (not to exceed one paragraph) of your remarks to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You are allowed to offer remarks for up to 2 minutes. Due to time constraints, speakers will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will receive an email confirmation if selected to give remarks. Individuals who wish to attend must RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. Include the name, title, organization or affiliation, email address and telephone number of the person responding.

> Thursday, Sept. 24 -- Honolulu Museum of Art and Hawaii People's Fund present "Memory of Forgotten War," a special evening marking the 70th anniversary of Korea's division and unresolved war. The event will feature the award-winning documentary, Memory of Forgotten War, by Deann Borshay Liem and Ramsay Liem at 7:30 p.m. at the Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art. The screening will be followed by a panel of speakers with filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem, Gary Pak, professor at the University of Hawaii Manoa, and Christine Ahn, author and peace activist, who will share perspectives on the legacy of the Korean War on the lives of Korean Americans and inspiring initiatives underway to bring a close to Korea's tragic past. Cost is $8 for museum members, $10 for others. Click HERE for more information.

> Tuesday, Sept. 29 -- The Nonprofit Finance Fund's webinar series, The Spectrum of Nonprofit Financing Options, explores the reality of the nonprofit operating environment and how this system impacts common business choices. Webinar 2, The How and Why of PRIs -- A Guide to Program and Mission Related Investments, will provide an overview of these two unique types of financing — including when, how and where these investments can be used by nonprofits for maximum mission returns. This 60-minute webinar provides answers to nonprofits’ most common questions about this unique type of program financing. Webinar begins at 9 a.m. HANO Members receive a 10 percent discount on individual webinar purchases. Contact Jennifer Cornish Creed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the discount code (please reference “NFF Discount Code” in the subject line of your email). When you register, please indicate on the registration drop down that HANO referred you. Click HERE for more information and to register.

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