> Wednesday, May 6 -- NTEN presents the 2015 Nonprofit Benchmarks Report in a free webinar from 8 to 9 a.m. Leading nonprofits are raising more money than ever before -- that's one of the findings of NTEN and M+R's 2015 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study, a guide to nonprofit industry standards for online fundraising, advocacy and list building. Download the report, check out this infographic showing key findings from the report, and create your very own infographic with your benchmarks. Click HERE to register for the webinar to learn more about the report.
> Thursday, May 7 — Hawaii Community Foundation presents the Advancing Nonprofit Excellence: Board and Executive Leadership Conference at the Hawaii Convention Center. This one-day event will empower those who do good, to do even greater by providing sessions that tackle topics about fundraising, planning for executive transitions, board recruitment and more. HCF will also share the latest findings from the foundation’s 2015 Nonprofit Giving Study and the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2015 State of the Sector survey. This conference is intended for board members and executive directors of Hawaii nonprofits. Click HERE to register.
> Thursday, May 7 – Bloomerang presents a free webinar, "Project Planning to Win Grants," at 7 a.m. Project planning is key to the success of a grant writing and funding process. Micki Vandeloo, GPC, will explain the importance of project planning to winning grants; advise participants on how to set up an effective project team and assign a team leader; and provide tools to help you plan your next project to maximize the chances of receiving a grant. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Thursday, May 7 -- SCORE Hawaii presents Marketing Through Social Media from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ala Moana Pacific Center, 1585 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1760, Honolulu. Learn the latest in proven marketing strategies for small businesses or nonprofits and come away with easy-to-implement action items you can put into effect almost immediately. So you'll have the solid groundwork for more repeat business or donations and engagement. Presenter is Kelly Flint, director of New Market Development. Click HERE to register.
> Thursday, May 14 -- Bloomerang presents a free webinar, "Change Your Board Story," at 7 a.m. Board meetings and board communication are critical aspects of causing awesome board members. This webinar with Fundraising Culture Changer and Master Storyteller Lori L. Jacobwith will help you change your board story. Jacobwith will answer thought-provoking questions about the board experience at your organization and share templates and tools to help you support the newest or even the most savvy board members and make them feel better equipped to serve. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Friday, May 15 — Pacific Business News presents a “Leaders in Sustainability Breakfast Panel” at 7:30 a.m. (registration and breakfast at 6:45 a.m.) at the Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall. Panelists include: Murray Clay, managing partner, Ulupono Initiative; Jeffrey Mikulina, CEO, Blue Planet Foundation; Jeff Overton, principal planner, Group 70 International, Inc.; Quinn Vittum, co-founder and executive director, Re-use Hawaii; and Colin Yost, COO, RevoluSun. PBN Editor-in-Chief Kam Napier will moderate. Topics: Why does efficiency rule over renewable energy; where are the business opportunities in sustainability; how does being sustainable make financial sense for business; what are the challenges to sustainable practices; and the low-hanging fruits of sustainability for business. Cost is $40, which includes continental breakfast and one hour of validated parking at Harbor Court. Click HERE to register by Monday, May 11.
> Monday, May 18 -- Hawaii Women in Filmmaking and Hawaii People's Fund present a free Community Cinema screening and discussion of the film "Limited Partnership," a tenacious story of love, marriage and immigration equality -- as precedent-setting as it is little-known -- until now. Hailed as pioneers for immigration rights and marriage equality, Richard and Tony were the first gay couple to sue the federal government for recognition of their marriage. The screening is at 6 p.m. at the ARTS at Marks Garage,
1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu.
> Tuesday, May 19 — The Association of Fundraising Professionals Hawaii presents Fundraising, Social Media and Online Fundraising from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Paki Room I at the Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu. What if you could entice the next Ice Bucket Challenge? Join social media expert, Karen Weikert, to learn how to use social media successfully for your next fundraising campaign. Learn about the lure of social media and why campaigns go viral. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Thursday, May 21 -- Unemployment Services Trust presents a webinar, "Common Nonprofit Financial Reporting Errors," at 7 a.m. With the barrage of new accounting and reporting standards over the last several years, it’s sometimes difficult for organizations to stay on top of the professional guidance issued. Most organizations do a good job remembering all the nitty-gritty details and financial statement disclosure rules, but sometimes the simplest rules are overlooked. Guest presenter Jacob Azar, CPA at Lindquist LLP, will shed light on the common errors in accounting and financial reporting made by nonprofits for anyone responsible for accounting and financial reporting processes at your nonprofit, including management and employees. Click HERE to register for free. If you can't attend live, when you register UST will send you the recording as well as any handouts you'll need to make sure your nonprofit is in compliance. For more information, contact UST, (888) 249-4788.
> Thursday, May 28 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco presents a free "Connecting Communities" webinar, "Best Practices in Program Evaluation and Learning," at 9 a.m. Policymakers, private and public sectors and community organizations are seeking viable approaches to evaluate program impacts, both after the completion of a program and in real time in order to learn and adapt practices to local conditions. However, evaluation in the absence of randomized control trials poses unique challenges including possible selection bias. Feedback and support processes that require real-time data collection and organization confront additional challenges. Join a discussion of these challenges as well as potential solutions. Speakers will also share the intuition behind the methods and the available models that can be applied in practice, especially in complex and even trying conditions. Participation is free, but preregistration is required. Speakers: Wenhua Di, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (moderator); Daniel Millimet, Southern Methodist University; Moira Inkelas, UCLA; and Daniel Davis, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (host). Click HERE to register.
> Thursday, May 28 -- Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics presents "From Real Estate to BBQ: Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy," an online fireside chat with Eddie Flores, Jr., president and CEO of L & L Hawaiian BBQ from 10 to 11 a.m. Since his arrival in Hawaii as a sixteen old immigrant, Flores has distinguished himself as a successful entrepreneur and a community activist. Two years after his graduation from the University of Hawaii, he unleashed his entrepreneurial spirit and formed his own real estate company. In 1976, he purchased his first L & L as a gift to his mother. Subsequently, Eddie expanded L & L from a single store into 200 restaurants during a time of unprecedented economic hardship in Hawaii. Click HERE to register.