> May 1-6-- Be Kind to Animals Week. Form a road-side rally team at your school or clubhouse and help animals. In honor of Be Kind to Animals Week, the Hawaiian Humane Society is calling all youth to wave signs to raise awareness to help animals. Participants earn community service hours for time spent preparing for and participating in their rally. Organizers also earn a scholarship to the popular Animal Hero service learning training class. Click HERE to learn more.
> May 3-- Nonprofit Finance Fund Webinar 4: Scenario Planning, 9:00 AM HST. At NFF, scenario planning balances exploration and dialogue with a tools-driven approach. As such, this 60-minute webinar introduces participants to several ways of planning through periods of uncertainty and focuses on the financial implications of future scenarios (with respect to the income statement as well as the balance sheet) during single year or over a multiple year period. Click HERE to register.
> May 7-- Natural Disaster Awareness For Community Leaders: 8am to Noon at Hawaii State Capitol, Room 329. This 4-hour course will also provide community leaders with an understanding of the necessary plans and tools needed
in planning for natural disasters, and will help them to better understand and identify personnel best equipped to address response and recovery requirements in the case of an actual disaster. This course will assist community leaders to identify and defne the roles and responsibilities they may be expected to assume in the event of a natural disaster given their leadership positions, as well as those of the frst responders and support personnel in the response and recovery phase. Click HERE for event flyer.
> May 10-- Nonprofit Finance Fund Webinar 5: Managing to a Dashboard, 9:00 AM HST. Increasingly popular among nonprofit boards, a dashboard is a reporting tool for communicating with an organization’s key stakeholders and leadership about mission-related goals, capacity-related goals, resource needs, and desired outcomes/outcome measurement. In this 60-minute webinar, NFF will discuss how to engage your organization in thoughtful and relevant conversations about its financial situation, needs, challenges and opportunities before it reaches a crisis point. Participants will explore two types of organizational dashboards that help to measure progress against goals and manage uncertainty. Click HERE to register.
> May 14-- 4th Annual Active Hawaii: Summer Festival sponsored by AlohaCare from 9:00am - 3:00pm at Makaha Community Park. Kick off the summer with a healthy start! This free community event and is open to the public and guaranteed to be fun for all ages. Click HERE for an event flyer.
> May 14-- Explore Central Oahu's agricultural diversity at this family-friendly event! The day includes a free Open House at the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center in Kunia, pre-arranged guided tours to local farms (tickets for purchase), and an adults-only reception that includes tastings of rum made with locally grown sugar cane. Keiki activities, informational booths, cacao bean-to-bar demonstrations, and coffee and honey tastings all included. Hosted by Oʻahu Resource Conservation and Development Council. Click HERE for more information.
> May 17-- Nonprofit Finance Fund Webinar 6: Strategic Alliances, Collaborations and Mergers, 9:00 AM HST. In a post-recession environment, nonprofits are increasingly looking to collaborate and some are even considering mergers. Through this 60-minute webinar, NFF will lead an informative discussion about how nonprofits can recognize the conditions that contribute to successful collaborations and when a merger would be warranted. Participants will gain an understanding of how partnerships, alliances and mergers can be positive, strategic decisions—and an incredibly powerful tool for two organizations with compatible missions and services. Click HERE to register.
> May 18-- Office of Youth Services is honored to gather with Pono Shim, Ramsay Taum, Uncle Bruce Keaulani, Kehaulani Lum, Thao Le, Manu Meyer, Moon Kauakahi, and others who will share their mana'o in talk story format, to stir within you the meaning of aloha, which will allow you to understand and act from a place that is hard to define in words, but will translate into aloha responses in many ways. Deep connections and relationships form the foundation for community, and our state statute, ”Aloha Spirit” (HRS 5-7.5), describes how we may consider to exercise the power and life force of the Aloha Spirit on behalf of Hawaii’s people: “Aloha” is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existence. Aloha means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable. Aloha Spirit is a way of life, an attitude, a way of being, that acknowledges the following: Akahai – meaning kindness (grace), to be expressed with tenderness; L okahi – meaning unity (unbroken), to be expressed with harmony; Olu'olu – meaning agreeable (gentle), to be expressed with pleasantness; Ha'aha'a – meaning humility (empty), to be expressed with modesty; Ahonui – meaning patience (waiting for the moment), to be expressed with perseverance. We need community to be involved in multiple ways that truly reflect the intelligence and practical applications of Aloha, to surround our youth and 'ohana with loving, authentic, courageous, strong, and compassionate people, services, and programs. Please join us on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Hawaii Convention Center for a day of reawakening to who we are and may become as individuals and collectively as community. Aloha is a life-long commitment that brings together a wide variety of stakeholders to strengthen collaboration, embrace wholeness, healing, and an awareness that we are Lo kahi. Click HERE to register.
> May 21-- Visitor Industry Charity Walk: In 1974 the Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association sponsored a charitable “Superwalk”to benefit one major charitable organization. In 1979, the Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association members voted to extend the reach of support offered by the Walk’s fund-raising capability. The Visitor Industry CHARITY WALK is the result of this decision. All Hawaii non-profit charities are eligible to benefit. Walkers are treated to food, drink and fun at checkpoints along the walk route. All checkpoints are operated and supplied with refreshments and helpers by Hawai'i hotels and allied organizations. Entertainment may also be provided at many checkpoints and at the end of the walk. Click HERE to learn more.
> May 22-- Fourth Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival: The festival culminates in a star-studded concert at the Waikiki Shell, including Japanese musical icon, Hiromi Go. The lineup also features international superstar group MAGIC!, whose smash hit “Rude” has topped the charts in eight countries and the all-girl Japanese pop-rock band sensation SCANDAL. Participants of the relay are encouraged to register in two to six-member teams before May 16. The registration fee includes participation in the Ekiden race and admission to the nighttime music festival at the Waikiki Shell (tickets are first come first serve for the first 2,000 participants). For more information or to register, please visit www.hnlekiden.org.