> Tuesday, June 9 — GuideStar presents a free webinar, “State Charity Registration Season Is Here -- What You Need To Know,” at 8 a.m. Does your nonprofit raise money by e-mail, newsletter or a Donate Now button on your website? If so, you probably need to register with several states. Noncompliance with state charity offices is a major problem in the nonprofit sector. GuideStar is partnering with SimpleCharityRegistration.com to provide a fast and affordable online solution to the state charity registration process, similar to online tax software. You can save hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars annually while ensuring you are compliant in the states where you solicit funds. No more piles of folders, juggling deadlines and extensions and handwriting forms over and over with the same information. Click HERE to register for the webinar and learn about the annual state charity registration process and how to make it simple and affordable for your nonprofit.
> Thursday, June 11 — NonprofitVote presents a webinar, "Candidate Engagement: Forums, Appearances and More," at 8 a.m. Candidate engagement is a powerful way not only to educate your constituents about the candidates and issues, but to make sure candidates understand your community and the issues important to your organization. This webinar will cover how to host a nonpartisan candidate forum at your nonprofit, deal with candidate appearances and engage candidates in other nonpartisan ways. The featured presenter is Cheryl Clyburn-Crawford, executive director of MassVOTE. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Tuesday, June 16 -- Idealware presents the first of six weekly, 90-minute, Tuesday webinars on building an online communications plan for fundraising and engagement, "Kicking Off Your Fundraising and Engagement Plan," from 7 to 8:30 a.m. This session will define what it means to create a fundraising and technology plan, talk you through how to build a committee of stakeholders and describe the decision-making process you’ll need to go through with this group. Learn how to identify core audiences and potential goals, how storytelling can increase engagement, the process for defining goals that are actionable in 2015, and how to outline a path that leads to goal completion. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Tuesday, June 16 — BoardSource presents a free webinar, "Preparing for the Inevitable: The Board’s Role in Succession Planning," from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.. This is the final installment of a four-part webinar series on executive transitions for boards and executives, cohosted by Nonprofit Quarterly, BoardSource and Raffa Associates. Boards have a deep responsibility to plan for executive transition even when that event is not imminently expected. Tim Wolfred, Karen Gaskins Jones and Vernetta Walker will discuss the role of the board in the process of succession planning. Click HERE to register.
> June 22-26 — The Fifth Annual Design Thinking Hawaii Summer Bootcamps will feature two separate events. An Introductory Bootcamp will start on June 22 and end at lunch on June 24. An Intermediate Bootcamp will start at lunch on June 24 and end on June 26. The Introductory Bootcamp will develop and hone skills in design thinking. Teams of four to six representatives from an organization — for example, a principal or vice principal, administrator and teachers from a school — will work on a challenge to impact Hawaii. Organizations can bring a problem to be addressed to the Intermediate Bootcamp, which will enhance organizational capacity in design thinking and specific modes of Design Thinking. Teams will have four to eight members who already have attended a DTH Bootcamp or introductory session. Click HERE for more details and online registration.
> Tuesday, June 23 -- Idealware presents the second of six weekly, 90-minute, Tuesday webinars on building an online communications plan for fundraising and engagement, "Websites and Email," from 7 to 8:30 a.m. This session will cover best practices for creating engaging websites, landing pages and microsites. It will include a discussion of the various broadcast email packages available and examine how each one fits a particular strategy. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Tuesday, June 23 — Independent Sector presents a free web event from 8 to 9 a.m., “Threads MCON,” a unique and urgent live streaming conversation with Diana Aviv, president and CEO of IS, and Derrick Feldmann, president of Achieve, about the future of the charitable sector. This is a critical community conversations, called Threads, about the trends, obstacles and opportunities that will affect every organization and individual working toward the common good over the next 20 years. Share research on the nine trends that are shaping the future and discuss how we can – and should – move forward into a changing landscape. Registration required. Click HERE to reserve your spot.
> Wednesday, June 24 — SCORE Hawaii presents a free workshop, ”Creating a Road Map for Growth,” from 9 a.m. to noon at the SBA Training Room, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 1-306, Honolulu. A road map for growth is an important tool for business success and an effective one as well. This workshop will provide a step-by-step map that will lead you to your business success. Topics: Starting Point and Road Map; Mission, Vision & Goals; Review of Habits of Highly Successful People; Understanding Competencies of Entrepreneurs; Management Principles; Goal Setting, Charts, Time Lines; MBO versus Crisis Management; and many more. Click HERE to register.
> Saturday, June 27 — Wild Bird Rehab Haven presents “Wild Bird Care Workshop: Basic Rehabbing Skills for All” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Manoa District Park classroom, 3101 Manoa Rd., Honolulu. The workshop will cover rehabbing basics taught by experienced wild bird rehabilitators for anyone who cares about our feathered friends and wants to learn how to help them when they're in need. Classes Include: Assessment & Crisis Care; Baby Bird Care; Bird Proofing Your Home; Illness/Common Ailments; and Release Process. Cost is $20, which includes lunch. Financial assistance is available; call (808) 387-2366 for more information. Click HERE for additional information and to register online.
> Tuesday, June 30 -- Idealware presents the third of six weekly, 90-minute, Tuesday webinars on building an online communications plan for fundraising and engagement, "Social Media Engagement and Fundraising," from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Social media is now an essential part of any communications strategy. This session will cover the role of social media in helping you achieve your fundraising and engagement goals, introducing the engagement pyramid, best practices on social media and conversion—mobilizing followers to take action on behalf of your organization, including volunteering or donating. Click HERE for more information and to register.