August 17, 3:17 PM ET
We had a great turnout at this year's Tennessee Valley Institute for Nonprofit Excellence conference held at Southern Adventist University's Hulsey Wellness Center. The feedback we've received so far about the new location has been positive. Can't wait to start planning next year's event!
August 11, 11:39 AM ET
We are underway with TVI at Southern Adventist University. Great crowd - don't you wish you were here?
August 10, 9:23 AM ET
Last day to register for this year's Tennessee Valley Institute for Nonprofit Excellence conference at Southern Adventist University's Hulsey Wellness Center, tomorrow, August 11th. Register now at http://bit.ly/1IfkqIh
. Don't miss this dynamic lineup...for more information visit www.cnpchatt.org/tvi.
August 4, 2:55 PM ET
Chambliss Center for Children is our nonprofit Member of the Month for August. Their mission is to preserve family unity and to help prevent the dependency, neglect, abuse and delinquency of children by responding to the community's childcare needs. They have been doing just that - caring for the community's most at-risk children since 1872! Their two main program focus areas include an Extended Early Childhood Education program and a Residential Program. They were the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year winner for 2015 and were also honored by the Television Academy for an HBO Documentary Film featuring Chambliss Center for Children parent Katrina Gilbert. For the complete feature on the Chambliss Center for Children, visit http://bit.ly/1KOPVwv
July 31, 4:40 PM ET
We'd like to send out an early "Thank You" to Southern Adventist University,Unum, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), TN Southeastern Chapter, @Imagine New, and Develop CENTS. We appreciate the support from each of these organizations (and many others). Check out the complete lineup at http://bit.ly/1M1VbQv
and register today!
July 29, 4:04 PM ET
The Public Relations Writing Process workshop scheduled for Friday, July 31st has been CANCELLED. Thank you for your interest.
July 28, 3:12 PM ET
Dr. Michael Friedman will lead Friday's workshop "The Public Relations Writing Process" at the Center for Nonprofits. During his career Michael has helped numerous non-profit, corporate businesses, entertainment, small companies and private individuals influence key audiences, garner greater support and funding, shape public images, and reach business objectives through his innovative and unique approach to public relations. By using a unique psychological approach, he routinely places clients in such high profile outlets as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times the Associated Press, Miami Herald, The Early Show, The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes, NBC Nightly News, 48-Hours, CNN, CNBC, Time, People, New York Magazine, the Page Six column of the New York Post, and the New York Daily News. Don't miss this workshop - register now at http://bit.ly/1NaMmAQ
July 20, 2:00 PM ET
We have a excellent lineup for the 15th Annual Tennessee Valley Institute for Nonprofit Excellence conference on August 11, 2015 at Southern Adventist University. The keynote speaker is Kent Stroman with the Institute for Conversational Fundraising. Suzy Anthony with the Public Education Foundation, James Catanzaro, Jr. with Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, Amanda Pearce with Funding For Good, and Courtney Reynolds with Blood Assurance will present additional sessions to address legal, financial and governance wellness. Don't miss out! Register at http://bit.ly/1IfkqIh
July 17, 9:06 AM ET
It was a Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians and Wally's Friends Spay/Neuter Clinic morning at the Center for Nonprofits Thursday, July 16. Representatives from each of these organizations came to learn more about selling their missions from Lisa Nausley, Owner and CEO of Sandler Training of Chattanooga, TN. We appreciate Lisa's willingness to serve the nonprofit community and give of her time...that non-renewable resource. Thanks Lisa and to all who attended!
July 15, 3:48 PM ET
Thank you to all of our nonprofits and businesses that have become new or renewed members of the Center for Nonprofits this year. In an effort to bring awareness to your organizations, we would like to "officially" welcome you on our Facebook page. Since this is new, we are starting with those that have become new or renewed members this month. New members include Metanoia Ministries, Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee, Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, Community Bridgebuilders, Inc.( Dream Central), Grassroots Midtown, Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, and Front Porch Alliance. Renewed members include The Bright School, The Caring Place, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga, Inc., Metropolitan Ministries, Signal Mountain Social Services, Southern Lit Alliance, and Welcome Home of Chattanooga. We appreciate all that each of you do to benefit our community!
July 14, 3:54 PM ET
Thank you Dr. Rehberg with United Way of Greater Chattanooga for presenting at our workshop today. The participants from Family Resource Agency, UnifiEd, Southern Adventist University, Northside Neighborhood House, Blue Monarch, and The Samaritan Center all had great things to say about the workshop and expressed a desire to have a hands-on class. We will definitely look into that option. We appreciate all of you for attending and look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks for the group photo - be sure and tag yourself.
July 13, 2:03 PM ET
Don't miss out on Thursday's training (July 16) from Sandler Training of Chattanooga, TN. The workshop will help participants understand the sales process and how to apply that knowledge to engaging support. Register today at http://bit.ly/1BdHvhz
July 10, 4:53 PM ET
Join Dr. Eileen Robertson-Rehberg Tuesday, July 14 for Community Commons: Social Data Mapping. Dr. Rehberg has an advanced degree in policy analysis from Cornell University with concentrations in evaluation, economics and planning. She also has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Binghamton University. This has allowed Dr. Rehberg to present data in unique and different ways that tell a compelling story about the issues in our region. Register today at http://bit.ly/1LbxYaN
July 9, 2:00 PM ET
The North Georgia YMCA Without Walls is our Nonprofit Member of the Month. They serve 27 locations across North Georgia providing mobile meals, water safety, youth sports and after-school/summer camp programs. They were recognized as the Non-Profit of the Year in 2013 by the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce. We are proud to have them as members of the Center for Nonprofits and appreciate their dedication to serving the communities of North Georgia. Keep up the good work! If you'd like to see how their mission is carried out, join them for their final Mission in Action: See the Impact! tour on July 23 from 9:00am - 11:30am. For more information or to RSVP, call 706-935-2226.
July 9, 9:12 AM ET
Not only is Develop CENTS an Affiliate Member of United Way's Center for Nonprofits, they are a Silver Plus Supporter for this year's 15th Annual Tennessee Valley Institute for Nonprofit Excellence (TVI) Conference on Tuesday, August 11. In addition to staying busy with the day-to-day business of the firm, Founder & CEO David White has agreed to join the board for the Southside Council of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. Thanks David for your support of the Center for Nonprofits and the community!
July 8, 4:26 PM ET
We'd like to thank Lynn Talbott, MBA, PHR and her assistant Ashley with HRBusinessSolutions for teaching our class today on Bookkeeping Basics for Nonprofits. We had representatives from Anand-Martin Foundation, Child Scholars, Master Gardeners of Hamilton County, Mark Making, and Walker County Chamber of Commerce. Thank you all for attending and we hope you took away some useful tips for keeping your books in order. Thanks for the group picture!
July 6, 11:08 AM ET
It's not too late to register for this week's Bookkeeping Basics for Nonprofits, Wednesday, July 8 from 11:30am - 1:00pm at the Center for Nonprofits! Presented by Lynn Talbott, MBA, President and Founder of HRBusinessSolutions. Lynn is a seasoned Quickbooks expert and skilled trainer and assists nonprofits and entrepreneurs with their bookkeeping and HR systems. Don't miss this opportunity! Register at http://bit.ly/1dGgJmQ
July 2, 3:01 PM ET
James L. Catanzaro, Jr. with Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, will present a session on legal wellness at the 15th Annual Tennessee Valley Institute for Nonprofit Excellence on Tuesday, August 11th at Southern Adventist University. Early registration ends this weekend. Don't miss out! Visit www.cnpchatt.org/tvi for more details and to register.
June 30, 5:08 PM ET
Congratulations to one of CNP newest member nonprofits, TechTown Chattanooga! TechTown hosted its first day of summer camp on Monday! TechTown was designed for children of all skill levels from age 7 to 17. It was created to inspire imagination, innovation, and collaboration in kids via hands-on instruction in state-of-the-art technologies. The "young innovators"attending camp got a special guest surprise from musician Bryson "Cupid" Bernard. Read the Nooga article all about it!
June 30, 3:52 PM ET
Signing up for TVI has never been easier. Just visit www.cnpchatt.org/TVI today!
June 29, 9:43 AM ET
Come join us for our next training session, "Bookkeeping Basics for Nonprofits" on Wednesday, July 8th. Lynn Talbot, President and Founder of HR Business Solutions will present the course. Register today! http://bitly.com/1PikVoX
June 25, 4:50 PM ET
Special thanks to Heather Batson, CPA with Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC, for teaching us about fraud Risk and internal Controls for nonprofits. We also had reps from some great NPs that came to join us: Special thanks to The Samaritan Center, Montessori School, Karis Dental, Speech & Hearing Center, and the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga for joining us!
June 24, 4:09 PM ET
Protect your organization from fraud. Tomorrow on June 25th, Heather Batson, CPA with Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC, will teach "Fraud Risk & Internal Controls: Protecting Your Nonprofit" . Be sure to register before it's too late! http://bitly.com/1PikVoX
June 23, 3:05 PM ET
Right now, Anna Baker and Cathy Mendez are teaching volunteers how to manage large groups! Keep it up!
June 23, 11:26 AM ET
It's not too late to register for Thursday's workshop to learn behavioral red flags of fraud as well as financial controls used to minimize the risk of fraud. Register now at http://bit.ly/1Si3ckF