> Wednesday, Sept. 2 -- GuideStar and the Stanford Social Innovation Review present a webinar on Under-Investing in Administrative Overhead from 9 to 10 a.m. A dangerous myth prevails among funders that overhead can be used as a proxy for efficiency. In fact, research shows that under-investing in administrative overhead is often linked with poor performance by nonprofits. Ann Goggins Gregory and Don Howard dubbed this process “the nonprofit starvation cycle.” This webinar is for nonprofit executives who wish to invest in administration and who need strategies for communicating to funders the true costs of running their organization; funders who are interested in evaluating their grantees for efficacy and for rethinking operational costs as opportunities for investment; and all social sector professionals who are interested in understanding and spreading awareness about the dangers of under-investing in overhead. The session features Jacob Harold, president and CEO of Guidestar USA, Ann Goggins Gregory, chief operating officer of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, and Jan Masaoka, CEO of California Association of Nonprofits. Cost is $49. Click HERE to register.
> Sept. 13-16 -- NTEN presents the "Leading Change Summit -- Come in with a Challenge, Leave with a Solution" in Washington, D.C. The event will bring together nonprofit innovators who lead change in their organizations, and close with a super-charged idea accelerator finale. Four summit hubs will help attendees lead the change in program design and effectiveness, developing technical solutions, activating constituents for impact and new models for fundraising. This purposefully small gathering is designed to help attendees form ideas, create real solutions and get the support they need before, during and after the conference to put change into action. Click HERE to learn more and register.
> Tuesday, Sept. 15 -- The Association of Fundraising Proessionals Aloha Chapter presents "Nuts & Bolts of Annual Giving," an education session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in in Paki Room I at Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu. This session will present the nuts and bolts of implementing a direct mail program, best practices in phonathons, micro campaigns and engaging volunteers in annual giving. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays. When pulling into the museum parking lot, stay to your right and park closest to the side of the buidling, near the security entrance. Cost is $25 for AFP members, $40 for non-members and includes a box lunch. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Tuesday, Sept. 15 -- GuideStar presents a free webinar. "Getting it Right: What You Need to Know about Nonprofit Executive Compensation," at 8 a.m. Presenters are: Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq., partner and chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Practice, Venable LLP; Matthew T. Journy, Esq., counsel, Nonprofit Organizations Practice, Venable LLP; and moderator Cody Cassady, Marketing & Outreach coordinator, GuideStar USA. Paying your executives too much can have negative consequences: public anger, loss of tax-exempt status, substantial fines on both the executives who receive the overpayment and the board members who approved it, attention from state attorneys general and criticism from those who oppose your organization’s mission. Underpaying your executives has risks too. It can cause valuable employees to leave for greener pastures and make it difficult to attract the best candidates to lead your organization. What’s a nonprofit to do? Click HERE to register.
> Wednesday, Sept. 16 -- Pacific Business News presents the Dale Carnegie Summer Seminar Series from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at 650 Iwilei Road, Suite 201B. Have a few employees that could benefit from more sales training? Do you need help to bring out the best in your employees? In this three part series with Dale Carnegie, you will learn how to increase sales by building the customer relationship, learn how smart leaders create engaged employees and assertiveness in the workplace. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Thursday, Sept. 17 — Healthy Mother Healthy Babies presents “You Are an Authority: Developing Your Intuition,” a “Becoming a Mother” workshop highlighting practices and principles that will help new parents, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Waikiki Community Center, 310 Paoakalani Ave., Suite 202A, Honolulu. A $15 donation is suggested per couple. For tickets, visit Facebook.com/hawaiihmhb.
> Thursday, Sept. 17 -- 99U presents "How to Kill It in Your Creative Career," from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kakaako Agora, 441 Cooke St., Honolulu. Organizers say 99U was created to help you make your ideas happen, an effort to provide a “missing curriculum” to make good on the ideas you already have. And 99U Local Honolulu is part of global event in 30 cities around the world to address Hawaii's creative community and our needs. The program will feature three short talks offering practical creative career and business advice from exceptional local creatives who are making ideas happen: Matthew Tapia, graphic and lettering artist; Denby Freeland Cole, artist and educator; and Jamie Makasobe, co-owner and designer at Kealopiko. Click HERE for more information.
> Saturday, Sept. 19 -- Hawaii Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center and Hawaii Health Information Exchange present the fifth annual, free Hawaii Health Workforce and IT Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu. Conference attendees will receive a maximum of eight hours of free CME addressing all aspects of medical practice. Attendees can select from a number of health information technology sessions, including an update on our proprietary Health eNet Community Health Record, sessions on the effective integration of electronic health records for independent practices, the latest in data security, meaningful use and other timely topics. Click HERE to register.
> Sept. 23-24 -- The Hawaii Business Roundtable and the University of Hawaii present "The Hawaii Innovation Initiative," their first innovation forum from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and from 8 to 11:45 a.m. on Thursday at the Hawaii Convention Center. The two-day forum will focus on energy and cyber security. Startups including Energy Excelerator, Blue Startups and XLR8UH will be in attendance. The agenda includes interactive panel disscussions, workshops, “poolside chats” with experts, one-on-one sessions and more. Click HERE for the complete agenda. Cost is $95, which includes continental breakfast on both days and lunch and a networking reception on Sept. 23. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Wednesday, Sept. 23 -- Hawaii SCORE presents a free workshop, Financial Management, 9 a.m. to noon at 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306, Honolulu. Topics include a review of accounting and bookkeeping basics, such as accounting periods, accrual and cash methods of accounting, financial statement terminology, variable and fixed expenses, capitalizing, record keeping, journals and ledgers, chart of accounts, budgets, cash flows, accounts receivable and payable and more. Click HERE to register or RSVP.
> Thursday, Sept. 24 -- Honolulu Museum of Art and Hawaii People's Fund present "Memory of Forgotten War," a special evening marking the 70th anniversary of Korea's division and unresolved war. The event will feature the award-winning documentary, Memory of Forgotten War, by Deann Borshay Liem and Ramsay Liem at 7:30 p.m. at the Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art. The screening will be followed by a panel of speakers with filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem, Gary Pak, professor at the University of Hawaii Manoa, and Christine Ahn, author and peace activist, who will share perspectives on the legacy of the Korean War on the lives of Korean Americans and inspiring initiatives underway to bring a close to Korea's tragic past. Cost is $8 for museum members, $10 for others. Click HERE for more information.
> Thursday, Sept. 24 -- Nonprofit Quarterly presents a free, bring-your-own-questions web event, "How Does Widening Inequality Change the Work of Fundraising: A Conversation with Kim Klein," from 7 to 6 a.m. Klein is a trainer on grassroots fundraising, author of several books including the classic Fundraising for Social Change and co-founder of the Grassroots Fundraising Journal. She will join Ruth McCambridge, editor in chief of Nonprofit Quarterly to discuss the changing landscape of philanthropy in a polarized economy. Besides getting answers to your fundraising conundrums, you will be able to: Recognize potential problems before they become fatal to your fundraising campaign; evaluate your current fundraising practices and create a strategic plan; make informed decisions on how to help your organization integrate fundraising into their daily work; and understand the social justice perspective to fundraising. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Friday, Sept. 25 — Hawaii SCORE presents “Accounting and Bookkeeping Basics for Small Businesses” from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306, Honolulu. Session I, from 9 a.m. to noon, covers Record Keeping and Single Entry Systems; Session II, from to 4:30 p.m., focuses on Double Entry Bookkeeping/Accounting. Pre-registation and payment are required. To register, call (808) 547-2700 or click HERE.