Upcoming May Events

Our events are free to our members. We offer relevant information to help build thriving nonprofits!

Federal Grants – Friend of Foe?

Tuesday, May 4th at 4p.m. EST

Join our team of expert federal grant writers and learn how today’s grants.gov offerings can benefit nonprofits in every phase of development. From startups to those with multi-millions in annual revenue, there is a federal grant for everyone. Federal grants are no longer far reaching and obscure opportunities. Hundreds of opportunities are available. Did you know there are over 20 sub-departments at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) alone? Let us guide you through accessing federal grant money four your next big project.

What you can expect:

How to get ready to apply for federal grants – step-by-step.

Snapshot of the forecasted grants coming up in May 2021.

Steps on how to be competitive in the federal grant process. 

If you are a paid member, tickets will be FREE. Make sure you are signed in at checkout


Fast Track Board Development 

Tuesday, May 11th 4p.m. EST

Most nonprofits start out with volunteers running the day to day because fundraising and the revenue that comes to sustain takes time. At some point, with careful planning a strategic execution, the new nonprofit requires a paid team to take it to the next level. In this engaging opportunity where nonprofit leaders are encouraged to bring their specific circumstances to the conversation, nonprofit veteran development professional Denise Lawrence will offer examples and insight on how to develop a fundraising and governance board of directors quickly. Denise brings 34 years of experience and has helped hundreds of nonprofit executives learn the art of recruiting, retaining and motivating a board that gives and gets.

What you can expect:

Practical examples on how to find new board members who can writes checks, bring checks, and open doors for new donors.

How a good board can jump start your major giving campaign.

How to transition current board members and properly onboard the new ones.

If you are a paid member, tickets will be FREE. Make sure you are signed in at checkout

501c3 vs. 501c4

Tuesday, May 18th 1 p.m. EST


There are strict regulations on what you can and cannot do with a 501c3 and a 501c4, and each comes with tax codes that you should be aware of. In today’s evolving political climate, our charitable legal experts will explore the political do’s and don’ts of a traditional 501c3 designated organization and the political advocacy and education benefits of creating a 501c4 organization. This webinar will be an engaging opportunity to ask specific questions and get clarity on what is legal and what is not in operating either organization, so future founders can make the best decision to achieve their politically charged goals.

What you can expect:

Expert legal and accounting advice on what you can and cannot do as a 501c3 and 501c4 organization.

How the political climate is impacting the nonprofit sector.

Answers to you specific clarifying questions.

This Special Webinar is FREE but requires registration through Zoom. Space is limited.

Lessons Learned from the Worst Hurricane Season on Record

⁠Thursday, May 20th 4p.m. EST

The 2020 Hurricane season was the most active on record, with 30 named storms generated in the Atlantic. Disaster preparation and relief expert Matthew Topper will facilitate the complex challenges nonprofits face. That is 100% more cyclonic activity than an average season. Six of these storms were major hurricanes and five of those focused their damage on the Louisiana coastline. Despite previous disaster mitigation measures and Louisiana’s prior experience with hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the 2020 storm season is rewriting the region’s playbook on how to adequately prepare for and respond to major hurricanes and natural disasters of similar scale and impact. This presentation-style session will cover key points at the tactical, operational and strategic levels of the paradigm shift we are seeing in the aftermath of 2020.

What you can expect:

Explore how the prolific 2020 storm season has forced a re-engineering of U.S. disaster response.

Consider the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic superimposed on the worst hurricane season in history.

Rejoice in examples of creative problem solving, community reunification, and unprecedented partnerships.

If you are a paid member, tickets will be FREE. Make sure you are signed in at checkout