Financial Management For Nonprofits Workshop

LISC Neighborhood Development Fund Education Series presents Part II of LISC’s Financial Management Workshops: Strengthening Nonprofit Leaders in Financial Management. This training is ideal for board members and staff. Projects and topics include: Key elements in creating a budget; Creating cash flow projections; and Financial dashboards geared toward nonprofit organizations. Presented by Stephanie A. O’Leary, BizOps Chief Financial Officer, Clifton Larson Allen LLP. This event will be 8:30am-noon on September 27th, at the Tech Collective in Providence. Register here.

Scholarships Available for the Alliance of Artists Communities Conference

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is pleased to offer Rhode Island’s arts leaders the opportunity to attend the Alliance of Artists Communities’ 2017 Conference. RISCA is offering two $500 scholarships to a Rhode Island-based artist or arts leader to subsidize conference registration, travel, and lodging for this event. Conference registration is $350 for scholarship recipients, and attendees are asked to register by the early bird registration deadline. Applications are due August 1, 2018. For more information, click here.

LISC Rhode Island presents The Fine Art of Networking

As part of their four part Nonprofit Leadership Education Series, LISC Rhode Island is hosting a roundtable discussion about best practices on networking. Facilitated by LISC Rhode Island executive director, Jeanne Cola, panelists are Brenda Clement, Betty-Jo Cugini, Eileen Hayes, and Peter Mello. The discussion is free, and will be at The Rhode Island Foundation on July 24th from 8:30-10am. Click here to register.

CreativeGround Office Hours at RISCA

NEFA is excited to have Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) host our CreativeGround team in Providence, RI on May 30th! Members of our staff will facilitate office hour sessions to provide guidance on updating user profiles on CreativeGround to meet roster profile minimum requirements.

What is CreativeGround? CreativeGround is NEFA’s regional online directory of artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses. Among many other dynamic features and functions, CreativeGround allows artists to display their designation as a vetted member of various New England State Arts Agency rosters. For example, Rhode Island’s Education Roster* can be found here.

Our May 30th office hours are specifically for Teaching Artists on RISCA’s Rhode Island Education Roster. Teaching artists on the roster can sign up for a timeslot by clicking the button below:

SELECT A TIMESLOT & REGISTER

Be sure to select the timeslot that works for you from the “Available Dates” dropdown menu at the top of the Eventbrite registration page!

Not on the roster and/or not based in Rhode Island, but interested in having the CreativeGround team come to your community? Please don’t register for this event, AND please contact creativeground@nefa.org and tell us more about your CreativeGround event wants and needs!

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The event space is accessible for individuals using wheelchairsPlease contact Daniela at djacobson@nefa.org if other accommodations are needed for your full participation.

 

Common Fence Music seeks Board Members

 The Common Fence Music Board of Directors finds itself in great need of additional board members.  We are looking to our community for people who are passionate about preserving folk music traditions and promoting cultural exchange.
For 25 years, the CFM board has worked hard to bring our valued community excellent music and educational programming, but our small non-profit is not sustainable without additional funding, and in order to raise funds and apply for grants we need the staff to do the legwork.
We are looking for members of our community who are interested in a rewarding position on our board, particularly to seek out large and small monetary gifts and assist in grant writing. We are also in need of someone with bookkeeping and budgeting skills. Do you have experience in any of these areas, or know someone who does? If so, we’d love to talk with you! Don’t think you have the time? Any one of us is happy to grab a hot drink with you to discuss what being a board member entails.
In addition to the satisfaction that comes with keeping CFM’s programs alive, benefits to being on our board include being part of an awesome team of motivated music lovers, and an annual invitation to our legendary volunteer appreciation cookout!
Please consider joining us! You can get in touch with me at the email address below, or if you know our other board members, feel free to reach out to them: Ted Czech, Don Berrett, or Jean Quinn; or our Directors Erin Young or Tom Perrotti.
Sincerely,
Amy Parmenter
Board Member
Common Fence Music

Creative Community Fellows Applications Live!

Creative Community Fellows brings a group of twenty-five creative change makers across New England together, to be part of something bigger, to learn life-changing skills and to see dreams become reality. Fellows jump-start the program by living and learning together for one week in an incubator-like environment building their skills in strategy, leadership and design thinking. Over the course of five months, they take monthly online courses in topic areas such as community development, finding capital and support, budgeting and more. Together, they share updates on their projects and meet with leaders in the field who serve as mentors. Fellows test, adapt, and build on their work, walking away with clarity and a strategy forward. Applications close April 22, 2018.

Thanks to the generous support of The Barr Foundation, tuition is on us. All tuition, including the cost of lodging, food, local transportation and program fees ($8,000) is completely underwritten.

For more information and to apply, click here.