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- Can't-Miss Summer Trainings & Webinars
- Connect with Hawaii Nonprofit Decision Makers
- Learn How and Why You Should Advocate and Lobby
- Hawaii Health Trends Data Now Available Online
- REACH Video to Air at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, June 26
- Spread Your Message at Children and Youth Day 2014
- Who Is Funding Hawaii’s State Candidates?
- Win a Website Makeover from Websites with Aloha
> Tuesday, July 1 -- ThinkTech Hawaii presents a Gubernatorial Forum on Kakaako that will focus on the development matters at issue and give the principal candidates for governor an opportunity to express their views on the subject. The forum will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Capitol Auditorium. Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Sen. David Ige, Former Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona and Former Mayor Mufi Hannemann have been invited to express their views on these matters. This is an open forum and there is no need to register to attend.
> Wednesday, July 9 to Wednesday, July 23 -- Independent Sector presents The Fundamentals of Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying, a new three-part online interactive training series on July 9, 16 and 23. Advocacy and lobbying are powerful tools that your organization can use to advance its mission. Over the course of the series, experts will share their knowledge about advocacy and lobbying, answer your questions about permissible activities, and discuss the importance of successfully engaging in public policy debates. Click HERE to register.
> Friday, July 11 -- Pacific Business News presents Nonprofit Seminar from 6:45 to 9 a.m. at the Plaza Club, 20th Floor, 900 Fort St. Mall, Honolulu. Panelists include Lisa Maruyama, president and CEO of the Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations; Joan Naguwa, executive director of HUGS, Help, Understanding and Group Support; Claire Shimabukuro, executive director of Hawaii Meals on Wheels; Kelvin Taketa, president and CEO of Hawaii Community Foundation; and Stepan Jost, director of the Honolulu Museum of Art. Topics include: How healthy is Hawaii's nonprofit sector; where are the greatest needs and are they being met; how important is it to diversify funding sources; what are the most effective fundraising tools locally; and how can the business and nonprofit communities work together better? Cost is $40, which includes continental breakfast and one hour of validated parking at Harbor Court. Click HERE to register.
> Wednesday, July 16 -- Independent Sector presents a webinar, "How to Build Strong Relationships with Public Officials and Their Staff," from 8 to 9 a.m. Competition for public officials' attention is always fierce. How do you stand out in the crowd? You establish strong relationships. Learn from three experts about how to stategically cultivate the relationships that will bear fruit for a long time to come. Topics include: How to understand and connect your work to policymakers' priorities, and how to engage elected officials and their staffs both in Washington and in their home districts. Click HERE to regster.
> Wednesday, July 16 -- SCORE Hawaii's Women's Initiative presents a workshop, "Insurance - What Is Required by the State of Hawaii? What Else Do You Need?," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Oahu Country Club, 150 Country Club Rd., Honolulu. Are you in compliance with the state? Even if you have no employees, workman's comp and other insurance may be required. What if I make a mistake or sell a faulty product -- am I protected? It is hurricane season -- is my business protected in a disaster? Do I have coverage for employee lawsuits? Find out about these and other topics. Heavy pupu and no-host cash bar. Click HERE for more information and to register by Friday, July 11.
> Wednesday, July 23 -- Independent Sector presents a webinar, "How to Execute an Effective Advocacy Meeting," from 8 to 9 a.m. You have a scheduled meeting and mission, but are you prepared enough to get the results you seek? Learn from three veterans about how to make the most of your meetings with public officials. Topics include: The difference between lobbying and advocacy'; how to craft persuasive messages; when to invite an elected official to visit your organization; and the importance of creating effective meeting materials. Click HERE to register.
> Thursday, July 24 -- HANO presents "Time to Taste-Test - Automate and Engage," session three of the webinar series "Find Your Social Media Sweetspot." This webinar series will guide you through a three-step process for developing a social media strategy and provide worksheets to support you in putting these steps into practice. Session 3, from 1 to 2 p.m., will cover how to implement your plan. Learn how (and when) to: automate posts, monitor social networks efficiently, measure engagement, and grow your audience. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Thursday, July 24 -- Historic Hawaii Foundation presents “The Restoration of Family Ties: Bringing Home the Families of Kalaupapa” an illustrated lecture with Valerie Monson of Ka Ohana O Kalaupapa from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii, Ward Warehouse (Ewa end, under the Old Spaghetti Factory), 1050 Ala Moana, Suite #1000, Honolulu.
> Friday, July 25 -- Hawaii Youth Services Network presents Kauai HOPE Workshop (Helping Our Parents Educate) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- registration opens at 9 a.m. -- at the Lihue Airport Mezzanine Conference Room. HOPE aims to educate parents on how to communicate about sex and sexuality with their youth. This workshop helps provide the knowledge, tools, and techniques to be an effective health educator for your child. The workshop is for parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, grandparents, case managers, social workers, health teachers and educators, youth program coordinators and youth counselors looking for ways to engage youth through technology. Click HERE to register by Friday, July 18.
> Saturday, July 26 -- The Hawaii Consortium for Continuing Medical Education presents the 4th Annual Health IT Summit from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, 2255 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu. This is an opportunity to learn about improving care coordination using the Health Information Exchange, the role of the Information Exchange in healthcare transformation, the Health Information Exchange's Pharm 2 Pharm project, achieving stage two meaningful use, patient engagement and implementing the Patient Portal. Up to 8 hours of CME credits are available. There is no cost to attend. Deadline to register is Friday, July 18. Click HERE to register.
> Wednesday, July 30 -- HANO and AFP Aloha Chapter, with support from the Annie Sinclair Knudsen Memorial Fund, present Increasing Your Contributions through a Major Gifts Program from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Island School, 3-1875 Kaumualii Highway ((located behind Kaua'i Community College), Lihue, Kauai. This session, featuring John Ciambrone M.Ed., CFRE, is for executive directors, development staff, board members, and fundraising volunteers who want to raise significantly more money for their organizations by making the leap into major gifts fundraising, but haven't had the courage or know-how. Whether a major gift for your organization is $1,000 or $100,000, you will learn how to identify good prospects, cultivation techniques, appropriate solicitation language, and stewardship best practices. The training will be followed by a one hour brown bag lunch discussion on Planned Giving -- simple tips to begin or strengthen a Planned Giving Program for your organization. Cost is $20 for HANO and AFP Aloha Chapter members; $45 for Non-members. Deadline to register is Friday, July 25. Click HERE to register.
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