> Tuesday, March 3 — Hawaii Women in Filmmaking and Hawaii People’s Fund present a free screening of The Homestretch, a film that explores issues of teen homelessness through the stories of three individual youth who will challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness. Their stories connect with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care and LGBTQ rights. The screening will be followed by a discussion with guest respondent Victoria Cuba, a Waipahu High School graduate, who will share her story of attending high school while homeless. It begins at 6 p.m. at the ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu.
> March 4-6 — NTEN presents The Nonprofit Technology Conference, its signature event, bringing together more than 2,000 nonprofit professionals from around the world to collaborate, innovate and create change at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. With more than 100 sessions about the latest trends in nonprofit technology, there is no shortage of educational experiences at the 2015 NTC. Click HERE to check out all the sessions, with categories and tags in the descriptions. The 15NTC will feature a Science Fair exhibit hall, three inspiring plenaries and more than 100 breakout sessions and workshops, networking parties and valuable networking with nonprofit professionals. Early-bird registration is open through Dec. 15; members save $300 off registration, and can save an additional $100 at the early-bird rate. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Friday, March 6 -- The Hawaii State Legislature presents the Seventh Annual Art at the Capitol from 4:30 to 7 p.m. as part of the Hawaii State Art Museum's First Friday festivities. A program in Conference Room 329 on the third floor of the Capitol will kick off the event. More than 500 works of art by local artists placed in the offices of legislators and executive offices will be open to the public for viewing. Fifty-seven offices in both the House and the Senate, including the Public Access Room, and the Office of the Governor are participating. Along with viewing the art collection, visitors may watch a short documentary featuring interviews with Gov. George Ariyoshi, retired Judge James Burns (son of Gov. John Burns), Uncle Joe Tassill (Capitol tour guide) and architect Frank Haines. The film will provide insight into the history of the Capitol.
> Saturday, March 7 -- The University of Hawaii Pacific New Media Outreach College presents a noncredit workshop, Design Thinking - Design Challenge, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UH Manoa Krauss Hall, Room 012. Cost is $195. In this hands-on workshop, you learn Design Thinking by participating in a one-day design challenge. Design Thinking captures the essence of innovation and puts it into an iterative process that can be taught to anyone. Design Thinking is used by the world`s greatest innovators - Apple, Google, FedEx, GE, as well as leaders in state, city, county government and educators around the world who are transforming their organizations and cultures. In this session, you engage with, and experience in greater detail, each step in the Design Thinking process. Click HERE for a course description and to register.
> Monday, March 9 -- HANO presents a workshop, "New Rules for Government Grants and Contracts - What Nonprofits Need to Know," featuring Victoria Collin of the White House Office of Management and Budget from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union training room, 1226 College Walk, Honolulu. The OMB's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (the "Uniform Guidance") took effect on Dec. 26, establishing new regulations for government grants and contracts. The Uniform Guidance includes many changes that significantly impact nonprofits, including reimbursement for indirect costs in government grants and contracts at all levels -- federal, state, local -- when federal funds are part of the funding stream. This training is for nonprofit executive directors, CFO's, accountants, grant/contract managers and others interested in changes in government grants and contracts to nonprofits. Cost is $15 for HANO members, $25 for non-members. Click HERE to register.
> Monday, March 9 -- The 10th annual Human Rights Day at the State Capitol on March 9 will commemorate both the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations and the Women’s Rights Are Human Rights Beijing+20 World Conference on International Women’s Day. Human Rights Day is an opportunity for citizens and nonprofits to show support for equality, dignity and justice for all. For more than half a decade, this movement has stood up for keiki, aina, kanaka maoli rights and improving the quality of life for all in Hawaii and the world. Click HERE for more information.
> Tuesday, March 10 -- Hawaii People's Fund presents "Free Chelsea Manning -- Transgender Anti-War Truth-Teller Whistleblower Behind Bars" from 7 to 9 p.m. at Weaver Hall, Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave., Honolulu. Come learn about WikiLeaks whistle-blower, Chelsea Manning and the state of other U.S. military war objectors today. Manning, known as Bradley Manning until August, 2013, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for revealing classified U.S. diplomatic cables. This free presentation will be by Jeff Paterson, project director of Courage to Resist and manager of the Chelsea Manning Support Network. Peterson is a former Kaneohe Bay Marine who publicly refused to deploy to the Gulf War.
> Wednesday, March 11 -- GuideStar presents the first in a free, three-part webinar series, "Making the Most of Your Board Webinar, Part I: Board Recruitment," at 8 a.m., presented by Kelly Dunphy and colleagues from Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI) The three-part series will demonstrate how nonprofit leaders can ensure they are building and capitalizing on the power of their boards. It will provide the tools and resources to develop your board into one that will provide you with strategic support and will lead you to financial security. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Thursday, March 12 -- NonProfit Times presents a webinar, "What Does Big Data Mean to Your Profit: An Interactive Panel Discussion" from 8 to 11 a.m. Although there is no shortage of information in the world, capturing, organizing and leveraging that data is a whole different story. Traditionally, many organizations have struggled to employ big data methods effectively, but this is changing quickly. In this new presentation from Relationship Science, nonprofit data experts from Guidestar and Marts & Lundy will share their insights on how the landscape of big data hs changed, how to build trust in data and maximize data security and how to chose the right technology for your organization. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Friday, March 13 -- Pacific Business News presents a panel discussion, Technology for Business, from 6:45 to 9 a.m. at the The Plaza Club, 20th Floor, Honolulu. Stay up to date on how your business can be more successful through technology. Join Pacific Business News and local tech experts for a panel discussion about the cloud, digital security, tech staffing and corporate social media. Cost is $40. Click HERE for more information and top register.
> Tuesday, March 17 - The Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter presents two workshops, CFRE Introductory Session and Creating an Annual Development Plan and Budget. The CFRE session is for those who have been thinking about becoming CFRE certified or who would like to consider becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive. It is an overview of the CFRE process, including how to complete the CFRE application, taking the certification test, the CFRE Review Course and costs involved. The development plan and budget session will cover how to use the best planning tools to tap into stakeholder passions and reach fundraising goals. It will discuss how to apply the science behind fundraising to create an annual plan that promotes ownership within your organization and results towards your goals. The CFRE session is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the plan and budget session is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, Paki Room I. The CFRE session is free, however registration is required. The annual plan and budget session is $25 for AFP members, $40 for non-members. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Thursday, March 19 -- MobileCause presents a webinar, Crowdfunding for Everyday Fundraisers, at 8 a.m. Topics include: latest trends in crowdfunding for nonprofits; real world success stories; insights and best practices for maximum participation; a live demo showing how easy it is to raise donations; and a Q and A with an expert panel, including: Lindsey Talerico Hedren, social media strategist at Russ Reid; Aubrey Woolverton, individual giving manager at Inner-City Arts; Justin W. Marshall, director of advancement at Northwood University; and Jeremy Koenig, director of marketing at MobileCause. Click HERE to register.
> Thursday, March 19 -- GuideStar presents a free webinar, "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Organizations," at 9 a.m. Presenters include: Cynthia Figueroa, president and CEO of Congreso; Fay Twersky, director of the Effective Philanthropy Group; and Jacob Harold, president and CEO of GuideStar USA, Inc. What does "high performance" really mean for mission-based nonprofits? More importantly, how do executives, boards and funders get there from here? To get clear answers, click HERE to register.
> March 23-24 -- Hookupaa and AINA present the 3rd Annual Conference on Community Development and Financing -- Kanu Me Ka Laulima Kakou at Hale Akoakoa, University of Hawaii, Windward Community College, Kaneohe. This conference will provide information and a road map for communities, nonprofit organizations and businesses to improve their ability to access funding sources including programs like New Markets Tax Credit and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. This Conference is about building organizational capabilities so that more communities, nonprofit organizations and businesses are able to secure funding needed to construct projects, create jobs and provide needed services and products. This conference is for entities that are currently or preparing for or interested in development, organizations seeking a “road map” to community development and financing, policymakers, legislators and government representatives, business start-ups and seasoned businesses seeking capital, and volunteers working in community.
> Wednesday, March 25 -- HANO and Taming Tech for Good present Find Your Social Media Sweet Spot, a three-part monthly webinar series from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays from March 25 to May 27. If you haven't incorporated social media into your nonprofit's overall marketing strategy, chances are you aren't maximizing the opportunity to share your nonprofit's story or engage with your donors. Join us for this timely webinar series that will help you find your social media sweet spot by guiding you through a three-step process to develop your social media strategy and providing practical tools to help you implement it. Click HERE for more information and click HERE to register by Friday, March 20.
> Wednesday, March 25 -- AARP presents a Senior Rally from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the State Capitol Rotunda, 415 S Beretania St., Honolulu, to help celebrate older adults and those who support them. Free “I Heart Caregiver" T-shirts will be given to the first 400 people to sign up (sizes based on availability). To sign up, call (808) 545-6008 or click HERE.
> Thursday, March 26 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco presents a free webinar, "Expanding Access to Healthy Food -- New Data, New Ideas, New Directions," at 9 a.m. Roughly 30 million Americans — about 1 in 10 — live in communities without adequate access to healthy food. Over the last decade, increased awareness of this reality has spurred national and local efforts to expand healthy food access, particularly in low-income communities. This free webinar session will offer fresh perspectives on understanding and addressing food-access issues. Tune in to hear experts explore the following questions and more:
What do the data show on low- and moderate-income consumers’ needs and behaviors regarding healthy food; what programs and approaches have proven to be most successful; and wWhat factors are most important for addressing this issue over the next five years? Click HERE to register.
> Saturday, March 29 -- AARP presents a Caregiver’s Conference at the Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 South Beretania St., Honolulu. This mini-conference is for family caregivers of older adults and those who are planning for their own future. Click HERE to sign up after Feb. 15, or call 1-877-926-8300.
> Monday, March 30 -- Pacific Business News presents "Mentoring Monday" from 7 to 9 a.m. at Hawaii Prince Hotel, 100 Holomoana St., Honolulu. Meet the women who can mentor you to success. Join more than 10,000 business women in 43 cities participating in American City Business Journal's mentoring breakfast focused on getting women ahead in the workplace -- an opportunity to ask powerful women business leaders in Honolulu your most-pressing career questions. Keynote speaker is Mary Johnson, editor of Bizwomen, the American City Business Journals' national news site for women business professionals. Cost is $50. Click HERE for more information and to register.