Friday, September 4, 2015

Dan Broze, Why Nonprofits Need Online Marketing - FSBDC Nonprofit Conference Sept. 18th!

Just in case you were not positive already,'s Dan Broze will be on hand at our 5th Annual FSBDC Nonprofit Conference to present a clear and easy to follow path to successful online marketing.

Online marketing is no longer optional for nonprofit organizations. Even the smallest and most local nonprofit must reach out to the public through an online presence.

In fact, having an exceptional website helps to legitimize your organization and your programming. People are searching for your website right now. If you do not have one you are out of the money. If you have one that is dreadful, you will lose out to another mission who put time and effort into their internet presence.

Dan Broze, a passionate online marketer for the North East Coast of Florida is the Jacksonville Local Branch Manager for He came to the First Coast via Puerto Rico where he spent two years helping to convert a traditional Yellow Pages company into a modern digital agency for the Caribbean.

He has devoted his career to helping small to medium size organizations succeed. His goal is to help clients achieve their goals. By doing so I can positively change lives, boost the local economy, create new jobs and ideas. Dan's daily motivation is to help make the plan and see it executed. Then I want to start all over again.

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2015 Nonprofit Conference

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Go From Vision to Action With Cathy Hagan at our Sept.18th Nonprofit Conference!

We have lots of questions for you to answer at our 5th Annual FSBDC Nonprofit Conference . Here is one for you... What is your nonprofit business model? – Its a big question and probably the first one that should be asked in any aspect of strategic planning. Without clear answers its difficult to create great services and software that supports this model. Using the Nonprofit Business Model Canvas is a way rapidly of exposing all the moving parts of your organization, and brings your overall mission into sharper focus. 

Cathy Hagan will help you explore how to use the business model canvas to create a plan that defines specific tactics and metrics to measure success.

Cathy is Area Director and business consultant at the FSBDC at UNFFor more than 20 years, she provides advice and guidance for business owners to help their businesses grow and succeed.   Cathy believes that like for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations must have a sound business model.  

She has facilitated strategic planning sessions for numerous non-profit organizations as well as group training programs on financial management for non-profits.  In 2013, she earned her Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of North Florida.  Cathy earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Emory University and her MBA from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining the FSBDC at UNF, she held marketing and training positions in both the health insurance and banking industries. 

Cathy is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2002 and is a member of Oceanside Rotary where she has served as Secretary and Community Service Chair.  She can often be found volunteering in the community, painting houses for Beaches Habitat or handing out school supplies for the Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry. 

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2015 Nonprofit Conference

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Nonprofit Board Expert on Tap for FSBDC Nonprofit Conference

As we get ready for our 5th Annual FSBDC Nonprofit Conference on September 18th, you can bet we were going to address board management! How strategic is your board in planning the direction of your nonprofit while providing oversight and ensuring resources for the organization?

Kelly Altosino-Sartre will cover the action steps necessary to incorporate the Four T’s in strengthening the current and future leadership of your nonprofit. 

Kelly is President and CEO of KAS Consulting Services and has more than 30 years of hands-on experience, expertise and education in all facets of the nonprofit sector. She has served dozens of nonprofit organizations in a variety of leadership roles such as Board Chair, CEO, and Consultant to name a few.  

She believes that when Board members embrace a culture of giving time, talent and treasure- while nurturing a trusting relationship with CEO, these actions engender the greatest level of organizational success. 

Ms. Altosino-Sastre has a Masters in Human Services in Administration from Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  and is certified in Nonprofit Board Education. Ms. Sastre currently serves as the Governance Director of Women Business Owners of North Florida, is a District leader for Rotary District 6970 of North Florida, and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Hispanic Institute of Life and Learning of Northeast Florida.  

2015 Nonprofit Conference

Friday, August 21, 2015

Jane Jordan: UNF Nonprofit Management Conference Attendee Favorite Returns September 18th!

When it comes to asking for donations, most of us get nervous. Not Jane Jordan! She has been working with nonprofits to effectively fund raise and has trained hundreds of SBDC nonprofit clients how to master the craft.  Here is a preview of what she will be presenting at our 5th Annual UNF Nonprofit Management Conference on September 18th:
Preparing For and Making the Ask. . .
As a prospective donor, how would YOU like to be cultivated and solicited for a gift? What is most important to YOU in that process? In this workshop, we’ll talk about the “rights” of a successful solicitation, the steps leading to the “ask”, and why we get NO for an answer.

Jane Jordan, founding principal of PartnersWithNonprofits.Org, has extensive experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, providing her with a unique perspective on the process of asking for and receiving charitable contributions.

Jane has been providing fund development, capital campaign, board and organization development, strategic planning and executive search consulting services to nonprofit organizations for 22 years.

Before establishing PartnersWithNonprofits.Org, as Vice President of Baptist Medical Center Foundation in Jacksonville, FL, Jane directed the organization through critical years of strategic growth and development. 

Prior to that, she served as Vice President, Community Affairs for Barnett Bank of Jacksonville (now Bank of America), over a ten-year period developing the bank’s charitable giving and community outreach programs to the point where Barnett Bank of Jacksonville and its leadership received national recognition for its community initiatives and charitable giving.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Rewire Your Leadership Skills With Linda Davis O'Connell at Our 9/18 Nonprofit Conference!

We could not be happier that none other than Linda Davis O'Connell will be facilitating an intriguing breakout session at our 5th Annual UNF Nonprofit Management Conference. Here is a preview:

What’s Out? The Employee. What’s In? The Intrapreneur!
And this important, new trend is here to stay. With leaders and professionals already working harder, it’s an organization’s ability to work “smarter” that makes a BIG difference in working with limited resources. Second nature to the entrepreneur, innovation and ownership are now critical competencies inside organizations. Today’s effective leaders must take on a new mindset, one that moves past sluggish bureaucracy to a more empowered, innovative and positively energizing entrepreneurial culture.

It all starts with you. In this jam-packed session you will learn to think more intrepreneurally by making new mental connections and by learning to apply the creative energy and perspective of an entrepreneur to your job. With these new insights you can infuse staff development initiatives with cool, game changing and practical concepts that address critical organizational problems such as engagement, talent retention, morale and productivity.

You will leave this session prepared to:

  • Rewire how you think about your role as a leader
  • Infuse your thoughts and actions with intreprenrual spirit and thinking
  • Take powerful bold actions that exponentially increase your value to the organization
  • Build your own development initiatives that teach everyone to become intrepreneurs
Linda Davis O’Connell is the owner of Learnologie, a company providing learning and development solutions to improve the effectiveness, productivity, engagement and job satisfaction of leaders and professionals. She has her Masters in Human Resources Management along with 25 years in the trenches serving in IT and Financial Services organizations as Recruiting Manager, Human Resources Manager and Director of Learning and Development.  She is known for her groundbreaking and acutely relevant programs that address the unprecedented challenges of the 21st century workplace.  Linda is an international conference presenter and a frequent professional association speaker, engaging her audience with energy, storytelling and humor. 

Click here to register for the September 18th UNF Nonprofit Management Conference.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Nonprofit Grantwriting: Get the Grant From Research to Thank You! Tomorrow!

Our August 7th workshop, Nonprofit Grant Writing, is shaping up nicely. If you want in on this one, you need to get a move on! With literally thousands of not-for-profits competing for funds, what makes your organizations stand out? When responding to grant opportunities, you must show a comprehensive business plan, with reasonable projections and a solid value proposition that shows why your organization should receive funding. Only those organizations that demonstrate value will succeed.

Event Info:
Friday, August 7, 2015
9am -Noon
UNF- Herbert University Center (building 43)
Free parking 
Register: 904-620-2476  or register online.

Presented by:
Jane Jordan, founding principal of PartnersWithNonprofits.Org, has extensive experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, providing her with a unique perspective on the process of asking for and receiving charitable contributions.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Dissolution Clause: Required for 501(c)3 status

The dissolution clause is required by the IRA when completing a 1023 for 501(c)3 tax exempt status. The clause MUST appear in your Articles of Incorporation from the state you are incorporating from. 

According to the IRS: Your organizing document must permanently dedicate your assets for a section 501(c)(3) purpose. This means that if you dissolve your organization in the future, your assets must be distributed for an exempt purpose described in section 501(c)(3), or to the federal government, or to a state or local government for a public purpose.

If your organizing document states that your assets would be distributed to members or private individuals or for any purpose other than those provided in section 501(c)(3), you must amend your organizing document to remove such statements.

Here is an example of a dissolution clause:

Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code. Any assets not so disposed shall be disposed of by a court of competent jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is located. Disposal shall be made exclusively for exempt or public purposes, or be made to such organization or organizations as the court shall determine to be organized exclusively for such purposes.