> Thursday, Oct. 2 -- The Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations' presents the Annual Hawaii Nonprofit Conference, "Recharge_Restart_Reconnect: Powering Up 4 Greater Impact," from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu. This is the premier nonprofit event in Hawaii. With more than 300 nonprofit professionals attending, the conference serves as the largest gathering of nonprofits in the state. This year we’ve partnered with professional speakers to reach a large audience across more subsectors, career levels and decision-makers than ever before. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Thursday, Oct. 2 -- The Gandhi Intenational Institute for Peace presents Commemorating the 145th Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi & the Ninth Annual International Day of Nonviolence at 5 p.m. at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Gandhi Plaza on the makai side of Kapiolani Park adjacent to the Honolulu Zoo entrance in Waikiki. Guests are encouraged to wear white. Click HERE for more information.
> Friday, Oct. 3 — The Hawaii Economic Association presents Growing Our Economy and Increasing Prosperity, its 2014 annual conference from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Halekulani Hotel, 2199 Kalia Rd., Waikiki. Topics include: how an outdated regulatory regime impacts Hawaii's economy; Hawaii’s business tax climate; developing skilled and productive workers; customized, data-driven regional strategies as the key to economic growth; how income inequality impacts the economy; and four eminent economists forecast the 2015 economy. Cost through Sept. 30 is $105 for HEA members, $125 for non-members and $75 for students; registration after Oct. 1 and for walk-ins is $135. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Saturday, Oct. 4 — The Watada Lecture Series invites the public to a gathering feauturing the 2014 speaker, Dr. Anthony Iton, who will discuss "Tackling Health Inequity: A Practical Approach to Upstream Community Prevention" at 5 p.m. at Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave., Honolulu. In addition, there will be a Q&A, music from Grammy award-winner Jeff Peterson, drinks and pupus from Kathy Maddux. Parking is available in the lot off Kaialiu Street and on the street.
> Oct. 3-4 -- Kokua.org presents AD UP Hawaii, a new program to address the ongoing challenge many nonprofits face: how to market themselves effectively. AD UP Hawaii will kick off with a free networking mixer for marketers at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, at Honolulu Beerworks, 328 Cooke St., Kakaako. A one-day competition between teams from the local advertising community will begin at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, at BoxJelly, 307 Kamani St., Honolulu. Each team will pair with a nonprofit and have eight hours to develop a winning campaign. Participating nonprofits are Habitat for Humanity, Kumu Kahua Theatre, Hawaii Literacy and Good Beginnings Alliance. Advertising professionals will be teams from Anthology and MVNP. A panel of business and marketing judges will select a winner. The nonprofits also will participate in a series of marketing workshops on branding, public relations and social media. The workshops are open to the public for $10. Click HERE for more information or to register for the marketing workshops.
> Monday, Oct. 6 -- The National Association of Attorneys General presents the 2014 NAAG/NASCO Conference at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. The conference will go from Monday to Wednesday, with Tuesday and Wednesday being the regulator-only days. Monday's program is open to the public and provides an opportunity for representatives from the nonprofit sector to join regulator discussions. The day’s agenda will offer a mix of presentations by a variety of speakers from the sector and from state charity offices who will address topics related to this year’s theme: The Evolving Role of Charitable Regulation in the 21st Century. Click HERE for more information.
> Monday, Oct. 6 — Hawaii Health Information Corporation is collaborating with the U.S. Census Bureau to present a Data for Grant Writers Workshop for grant writing professionals and individuals interested in learning the basics of using data in grant proposal writing, needs or impact assessments or market research. Participants will also learn about accessing data from the U.S. Census and the Hawaii Health Information Corporation. The workshop will be held at the conference rooms of the Pacific Guardian Center, located at 733 Bishop St., Honolulu, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The session will be free to persons and organizations registering before Sept. 30, but parking will be the responsibility of the attendee. To register, contact Debbie Higashi, (808) 534-0288 or .
> Wednesday, Oct. 8 -- The No Vote No Grumble Coalition, of which HANO is a part, will hold a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum for all stakeholders of community based organizations from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Fuller Hall at the YWCA Laniakea, 1040 Richards St., Honolulu. No Vote No Grumble is a non-partisan initiative to increase civic engagement including registering and educating voters. Gubernatorial candidates, James Duke Aiona, Jeff Davis, Mufi Hannemann and David Ige will participate in the forum. Kim Gennaula, executive director of advancement for Iolani School, will be the moderator. This is an opportunity for Hawaii nonprofits to be civically engaged and share our sector's issues with the candidates. Click HERE to find out more.
> Thursday, Oct. 9 — Nonprofit VOTE presents a webinar, Nonprofits Get Out The Vote!, at 8 a.m. Help get out the vote on Nov. 4 when all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for election along with 35 Senate seats and governors races in 36 states. There will be state-wide ballot measures in at least 21 states along with numerous contests for local office. Learn effective strategies and tactics for getting out the vote in your community. Click HERE to RSVP.
> Thursday, Oct. 9 — Hawaii Public Health Institute has space for 20 people to visit Ma Ka Hana Ka Ike, the award-winning construction skills training program for at-risk youth in Hana, Maui -— an isolated community on the island’s east coast with over two-thirds its population of Native Hawaiian ancestry — from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This will be HPHI’s first Neighbor Island trip with our Perspectives on Community Health group. The visit will include a service/work project, dialogue about Ma Ka Hana Ka Ike’s experience creating a healthy, resilient Hana community, and time to build relationships and talk story with colleagues. Click HERE for more information and to RSVP by Monday, Oct. 6.
> Oct. 9-10 — BoardSource presents BLF14, the BoardSource Leadership Forum, in Washington, D.C. "Governance by Design" is the theme of BLF2014, a salute to the growing movement of nonprofit organizations that are becoming more intentional about their governance. Leading experts will provide insight on Governance by Design using data from BoardSource’s sector survey as it applies to nonprofit research, leadership, regulation and oversight, and board effectiveness. Click HERE to learn more about the program. Click HERE to register.
> Friday, Oct. 10 -- The Hawaii State Legislature's Keiki Caucus invites students, advocates, professionals, parents, policymakers and all others interested in improving the well-being of Hawaii's children and youth to participate in the 21st Annual Children and Youth Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the State Capitol Auditorium. Participants will assist the Legislature in identifying critical issues that affect the lives of youth, their families and the broader community. It is also an opportunity to help identify viable solutions that can be brought before the 2015 legislative session and help mobilize the community to take action. The theme is "Hope for the Future." There will be panel discussions led by community leaders, business professionals and youth, on topics such as financial literacy, sustainability, early learning, wellness, and healthy lifestyles. The summit is free of charge and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Thursday, Oct. 16 -- The Coallition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii presents its Annual Stakeholder's Meeting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu. Featured speaker is Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and the ANR Foundation. There will also be updates on Coalition initiatives statewide and award presentations. Click HERE for more information and to register by Thursday, Oct. 9.
> Friday, Oct. 17 -- Hawaii Public Health Institute has space for 30 people for a visit to The Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center from 10:00am to 11:30am. WCCHC is a healing center that provides accessible and affordable medical and traditional healing services with aloha, a learning center that offers health career training to ensure a better future for its community, and an innovator, using leading edge technology to deliver the highest quality of medical services to its community. The visit will include a walking tour, dialogue about WCCHC’s community outreach programs and time to build relationships and talk story with colleagues. Perspectives on Community Health trips are opportunities for people working on public health issues to step out of regular routines and join peers on visits to unique and important organizations. Click HERE to RSVP by Monday, Oct. 13. Further details will be provided with registration confirmation.
> Friday, Oct. 17 — Pacific Business News presents Boost Your Profits with Technology from 6:45 to 9 a.m. at the Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu. Technology has changed the way modern companies compete. Is your business keeping pace? See how the latest tech trends can improve productivity, connectivity and profitability. Click HERE for more information and to register by Monday, Oct. 13.
> Saturday, Oct. 18 -- Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii presents the Waipahu Pop-Up Legal Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at Waipahu High School Cafeteria, 94-1211 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu. Volunteer attorneys will be available to provide legal advice for the following types of cases: Family Law; Estate Planning; Divorce; Child Custody; Wills and/or Trusts; Power of Attorney; Child Support; Guardianships or Adoptions; Healthcare Directives; Bankruptcy; Landlord-Tenant Disputes; Small Claims; and Veterans Benefits. The service is free to low and moderate income individuals, Call (808) 528-7050 to reserve a spot by Oct. 13.
> Monday, Oct. 20 -- Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter presents Fundraising: The Successful Career Track from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu. Join a panel discussion with local, experienced fundraisers about the critical steps on their career paths and the keys to success. Hear about their experiences in the field of fundraising, issues affecting the industry, and lessons learned. The event is a brown bag lunch -- bring your own meal. It is free for AFP members and their guests, $10 for non-members. Click HERE to register.
> Wednesday, Oct. 22 -- UST presents a free webinar, "5 Mistakes That Are Increasing Your Nonprofit’s HR Costs," at 10 a.m. In this short 30-minute webinar you’ll learn how nonprofits have used their 501(c)(3) status to reduce their human resource and unemployment claim overhead costs. Click HERE to register to listen in and learn the best practices of smart nonprofit organizations. You can also get your questions answered live by an expert advisor at the Unemployment Services Trust, which found $3.5 million in potential cost savings for some 200 nonprofits last year. Click HERE for a free Savings Evaluation any time.
> Wednesday Oct. 22 -- SCORE Hawaii presents Strategic Tune-Up for your Business from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Oahu Country Club, part of the SCORE Women's Initiative. It is time to tune up the strategic plan for your business. 2015 is just around the corner. Put your business plan into an action plan. Analyze your strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats. Then develop a mini strategic plan with goals, strategies and tactics with measurable outcomes. Program includes a SWOT analysis and help developing goals, strategies and tactics leading to a plan for 2015. Heavy pupus and no host cash bar. Click HERE to RSVP.
> Oct. 22-23 -- The Office of Language Access of the State Department of Health sponsors a free Language Access Law Workshop from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 and 23 at the Queen's Conference Center, 510 Beretania St., Honolulu. Nonprofits that receive any government are required to provide meaningful language access services for members of the public with limited English proficiency. Attendees will learn how to best comply with the law and avoid a federal investigation and associated sanctions. Presenter is Bruce Adelson of Federal Compliance Consulting LLC, a former senior attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. The workshop is for government and government-funded agancies; although the public is welcome to attend, those agencies will receive priority seating and only 200 seats are available. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Click HERE to register.
> Thursday, Oct. 23 -- The 20th Annual Men's March Against Violence begins at noon at the State Capitol Rotunda. A rally will follow the march at 12:20 p.m. at Skygate Park. The event is sponsored by Catholic Charities Hawaii, the Domestic Violence Action Center, the City and County of Honolulu, Kaiser Permanente, Kapiolani Community College, the YMCA and PHOCUSED. For more information, call (808) 527-4745 or click HERE.
> Thursday, Oct. 23 — Hawaii Public Health Institute has space for 20 people to visit the Waipa Foundation in Hanalei, Kauai. For 20 years, the foundation has worked with the community to manage the 1,600 acre ahupuaa of Waipa, a place where folks can connect with the aina, and learn about local values and lifestyle through laulima, many hands working together. Waipa grows taro and a variety of other fruits and vegetables. The community makes poi every Thursday and offers a Tuesday Market. They are now building a community poi mill and kitchen. Click HERE for more information and to RSVP by Monday, Oct. 6.
> Tuesday, Oct. 28 -- HANO presents Engage Your Board in Fundraising: Hawaii Island from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at ADRC Hawaii, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo. Has your nonprofit created the conditions for fundraising success? This interactive workshop, presented by Patti Look, CFRE, will examine the strategies for creating effective engagement with your board and how to create a "culture of philanthropy" in your organization that supports fundraising success. The training will be followed by a lunch reception, from 1:15 to 2:30 p..m., where nonprofits can network and get to know each other and the HANO staff. You may also choose to join us just for the lunch reception. Co-sponsored by Ben Franklin Crafts/ACE HArdware and KTA with supporting partner Big Island Toyota. Cost for the training and lunch reception is $20 for HANO members, $45 for non-members. Lunch ONLY is free for HANO Members, $10 for non-members. Click HERE for more information and HERE to register.
> Friday, Oct. 31 -- Historic Hawaii Foundation presents the inaugural Hawaii Heritage + Hospitality Forum from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu. The forum will explore ways in which historic and cultural-oriented travel can create a unique experience for Hawaii’s visitors. The event's keynote luncheon speaker will be Andrew Te Whaiti, managing director of Department of Discovery in New Zealand. Full-day registration is $135 before Aug. 31 and $150 after Sept. 1. Keynote only tickets are available for $100. Scholarships and travel stipends are available to bring in professionals and community leaders from the Neighbor Islands. Click HERE for more information. Click HERE to register.