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> Thursday, Sept. 4 -- Hawaii Public Health Institute has space for 30 people for a Perspectives on Community Health visit to Hooulu Åina, the Kalihi Valley Nature Preserve from 8:30 a.m. to noon. A program of Kokua Kalihi Valley, Hooulu Aina is a 100-acre upland resource of forest, food, knowledge, spirituality and healthy activity where people of all cultures sustain and propagate the connections between the health of the land and the health of the people. The visit will include a service/work project, dialogue about Hooulu Aina’s experience creating a healthy, resilient Kalihi Valley community, and time to build relationships and talk story with colleagues. The Perspectives on Community Health trips are an opportunity for people working on public health issues to step out of regular routines and join peers on visits to unique and important organizations -- to network, learn, exchange and inspire ideas, and accelerate familiarity and trust between individuals and organizations so that we can work more effectively toward common goals. Click HERE to RSVP for this trip by Tuesday, Sept. 2. Further details will be provided with registration confirmation.

> Friday, Sept. 5 -- Pacific Business News' Women Who Mean Business presents "Winning in Business -- Can Women Get Ahead in the Workplace?" from 6:45 to 9 a.m. at the Plaza Club, 900 Fort St. Mall, 20th Floor, Honolulu. This panel discussion will focus on how women can advance their careers and lead powerful businesses. The panel of female executives will include American Savings Bank Chief Administrative Officer Beth Whitehead. Cost is $40. Click HERE to view all the panelists and to register.

> Saturday, Sept. 6 -- Hawaii Branch-HIDA presents When Children Struggle to Read from 9 to 11 a.m. at Wayland Baptist University, 95-1091 Ainamakua Drive, Mililani Mauka. An overview of language-based reading difficulties such as dyslexia, a specific learning disability, how these affect learning and what kind of teaching and intervention works best for learners with language-based reading difficulties. To register, contact HIDA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (808) 538-7007.

> Wednesday, Sept. 10 -- NonProfit Times presents a free one-hour webinar, Turning Data Into Donations, at 8 a.m. Learn how any organization can leverage everything from donor history records, payment methods and contact preferences to social media mentions or open-ended survey responses to strategically raise more money and lower their solicitation costs. Click HERE for more information and to register.

> Sept. 11-12 -- Hawaii Public Health Institute presents the Annual North Shore Food Summit from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, at Waimea Valley, North Shore, Oahu, and from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, at the Turtle Bay Resort. The Second Annual North Shore Food Summit will give community members and organizations the opportunity to learn about sustainable food systems work, build partnerships and connections between diverse stakeholders involved in assessing and strengthening the food system, and develop strategies that will sustain a more locally based food system. Click HERE to learn more. Click HERE to register.

> Friday, Sept. 12 — Pacific Business News presents a Human Resources Panel Seminar from 6:45 to 9 a.m. at The Pacific Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu. Panelists include: Liesl Bernard, Honolulu Branch Manager, Robert Half; Clayton Kamida, president and CEO, Hawaii Employers Council; John Knorekl, director, Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris; and Gail Lerch, executive vice president, Human Resources and Organization Effectiveness, Hawaii Pacific Health. Moderator is PBN Editor-in-Chief Kam Napier. Topics include: challenges of recruiting in a low unemployment economy; innovative strategies to finding and keeping the best people for your company; best practices for training programs to keep your employee skills up to date; trends in employee benefits and workplace wellness programs; and complying with state and federal employment laws and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act. Cost is $40, which includes continental breakfast and validated parking at Harbor Court. Click HERE to register.

> Saturday, Sept. 13 -- Family Programs Hawaii presents the free HAPA conference, Strategies for Success in Adoptive Families, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Catholic Charities Hawaii, 1822 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu. All adoptive, permanency, legal guardianship, resource caregivers, service providers and  potential resource and adoptive families are invited to attend this FREE conference. Resource caregivers can receive 4 training hours for attending. Paulette Martinez Bethel, president and CEO of Family Programs Hawaii will share coaching strategies to help bring out the best in ourselves and our youth. Chiyomi Chow and Crystal Brown will share their personal experiences with adoption and permanency to highlight some of their successes and challenges. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Free childcare is available for resource, guardianship and adoptive families for children 3-12 years old. Pre-registration is required. Click HERE for more ionformation and to register by Wednesday, Sept. 3.

> Saturday, Sept. 13 — The YWCA of Oahu presents the Second Annual Camp Kokokahi Community Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Camp Kokokahi, 45-035 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kaneohe. Admission and valet parking on site are free. The fair includes tree climbing, voyaging canoe rides, food trucks, makahiki games, a Lego Fun Zone, mural painting, Hawaiian arts and crafts, displays and retail booths and live entertainment.

> Tuesday, Sept. 16 -- Save the date. Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice, Catholic Charities Hawaii and PHOCUSED present a Social Advocacy Conference -- Building Bridges to a Progressive Change Agenda from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Friends of Catholic Charities Hawaii Community Hall, 1822 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu. The conference will bring together members of coalitions across the state to share information about their respective initiatives and explore opportunities to collaborate on joint advocacy efforts in the 2015 legislative session. For more information, contact Trisha Kajimura, social policy director, Catholic Charities Hawaii, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (808) 527-4810.

> Wednesday, Sept. 17 -- Jitasa, HANO’s finance and accounting services partner, presents Five Best Practices as You Build Your 2015 Organizational Budget, an educational webinar exclusive for HANO members, from 10 to 11 a.m. This timely webinar will demonstrate how to prepare and take your nonprofit through the annual budgeting process with a deep dive on these best practices: how to create a baseline from current year revenue and expense analysis; how to incorporate new or changing objectives, program requirements and funding sources; the value of ratios and trend comparisons; going beyond spreadsheets and the power of dashboards; and presenting your budget to your board. Click HERE to register. Click HERE to view Jitasa’s HANO partner page.

> Sept. 18-19 -- The Association of Fundraising Professionals-Aloha Chapter presents the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, and Friday, Sept. 19, at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii, 345 Queen St., 9th Floor, Honolulu. The course is composed of seven modules designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face. The 16-hour program will be offered on two separate days, 8 hours per day. The course includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. It offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques. Click HERE for the course objectives, and click HERE for the course schedule. Cost is $200 for AFP members, $300 for non-members. Click HERE to register.

> Friday, Sept. 19 -- Chaminade University presents its 11th Annual One Day Seminar on Nonprofit Organizations from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on at the Pagoda Hotel in Honolulu. Recent legislative and regulatory changes make this year's seminar especially relevant. Expert speakers will guide you through the tricky maze of tax-exempt compliance. Review the categories and governing instruments for tax-exempt organizations. Find out how new laws protect your organization's status. Get information about the audit accounting standard, use of tax-exempt entities and learn strategies for maintaining your tax-exempt status. The cost, which inludes lunch, is $175 for early registration by Aug. 31, $200 after Aug. 31.  A live teleconference is available for neighbor island participants. The cost with video is also $175 for those registering by Aug. 31 and $200 thereafter. Click HERE to register online. HANO members, however, are eligible to save 10 percent on the cost of registration. Registration fees for members for the conference or the teleconference are $157.50 before Aug. 31 and $180 therefater. Click HERE to download the registration form for HANO members.

> Saturday, Sept. 20 -- Hawaii People's Fund presents "Get Media Literate! Look Beyond the Frame," a one-day training for youth and youth program mentors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, 1226 College Walk, Honolulu (off Aala St. between Beretania & Kukui streets), featuring Andrea Quijada, executive director, Media Literacy Project, Albuquerque, N. Mex. Doors open at 9:30 for registration and refreshments. Parking is $3; carpooling is encouraged. This meeting is for organizations that work with youth. Organizers encourage organizations to send three to five representatives, including both youth and mentors, to participate as a team. For more information contact Hawaii People's Fund, (808) 593-9969 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The event is limited to 50 participants. Please register by Sept. 5. Cost is $50, which includes lunch and snacks. Limited travel support available for Neighbor Islands participants. Priority given to Hawaii People's Fund grantees in good standing and organizations with budgets under $250,000. Click HERE for details and to register.

> Saturday, Sept. 20 -- Hawaii Branch-HIDA presents Dyslexia Simulations (an interactive workshop) from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Wayland Baptist University, 95-1091 Ainamakua Drive, Mililani Mauka. Participants will rotate through six learning stations with simple activities designed to give a hands-on awareness of what dyslexic persons experience every day. The activities include language-related tasks similar to those encountered in the classroom and workplace. An explanation of the aspects of dyslexia being simulated in each learning station and brief group discussion will follow. To register, contact HIDA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (808) 538-7007.

> Sept. 22-23 -- The University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources presents "Facilitative Skills for Collaborative Leaders," a workshop from 8:30 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, Campus Center Executive Dining Room. Registration opens at 8 a.m. on Monday. This is a unique, two-day workshop developed and presented by UH specialist Donna R. Ching, Ph.D. She has deconstructed the concept of collaborative leadership and created a very practical program for helping individuals lead from within their organizations or groups, starting with the planning and conducting of successful meetings. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Monday; participants must commit to two full days. Cost is $200 for University faculty and staff, $300 for all others. The fee includes a workbook and morning and afternoon snacks; lunches can be purchased on campus. Click HERE for more information and to register.

> Friday, Sept. 26 -- Hawaii Public Health Institute presents the 2014 Watada Lecture by Dr. Anthony Iton, senior vice president for Healthy Communities at the California Endowment, a statewide health foundation. Iton oversees the organization's 10-year, $1 billion "Building Healthy Communities" program that empowers 14 local communities across the state to identify existing assets and build social, political and economic power among its residents. Dr. Iton will talk about how community environments shape health and how those environments can be changed through a combination of policy and systems change, community organizing and power building, and changing the narrative. The event is open to the public at 6 p.m. at Crawford Hall, University of Hawaii Manoa Campus, Room 105.

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