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Building Organizations That Stand the Test of Time

Valerie F. Leonard, a local expert in community and organizational development, is partnering with Chicago State University to host "Lasting Impact: Building Sustainable Organizations".  The information-packed workshop promises to show participants how to build nonprofit organizations that stand the test of time.  The free workshop will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm, at the Chicago State University New Academic Library Auditorium, on the 4th Floor.  Chicago State University is located at 9501 South Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in Chicago.

"Nonprofits Are Messy" on Nonprofit "U"

Joan Garry, Principal of Joan Garry Consulting, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, February 20, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development, is the host.

Developing Effective Grant Writing Strategies

Noah Temaner Jenkins will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, December 5, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Increasing Fundraising Through Transparency

Join us for a lively discussion on  how nonprofit organizations may increase their fundraising capacity through transparency and enhanced disclosure utilizing GuideStar Profiles.  Our special guest will be Jasmine Marrow, the Director of  Nonprofit Strategy for GuideStar. Jasmine develops strategy for and oversees the GuideStar Exchange program, GuideStar's primary initiative to engage nonprofits.

Revitalizing Neighborhoods Through Servitude and Innovation

Determined to ensure that the loss of his brother through street violence was not in vain, Robert Douglas organized the S.O.N Foundation with the vision of making the Roseland community safer and supportive. Join us as Robert talks about  ways  to stimulate community revitalization and  promote self-determination, in low income communities.

Just Checking: Valerie F. Leonard Discusses How Nonprofits Can Maintain Tax-Exempt Status

In response to the growing number of nonprofit organizations losing tax-exempt status, Valerie F. Leonard, will discuss nonprofit compliance on the state and federal levels on the Nonprofit “U” blog radio talk show. The show will stream live on Monday, October 12, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  This episode will include an overview of required nonprofit reports, including the federal Form 990, and registration with the Secretary of State and annual reports to the Attorney General.  There will be opportunities for listeners to call in with questions and participate in live chats. Nonprofit professionals are especially encouraged to call in and share their stories and to ask questions. The live call in number is (347) 884-8121. The archived podcast will be available on BlogTalkRadio, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU, iTunes and Stitcher.

Think Big: UIC’s Kate Pravera Discusses the Next 5 Things in Nonprofit Management

Kate Pravera, the Founder and Academic Director of the UIC Certificate in Nonprofit Management program, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday,  September 14, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  The archived podcast will be available on BlogTalkRadio, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU, iTunes and Stitcher.

Census Bureau Makes Community Assets Count on Nonprofit “U”

Ileana Serrano, Data Dissemination Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, August 17, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development, is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  The podcast will be archived on iTunes, BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU and Stitcher.

At Your Service

Crystal Sowemimo,  the Community Outreach and Development VISTA with Holsten Human Capital Development, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, August 10, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development, is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  The podcast will be archived on iTunes, BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU and Stitcher.

Connecting the Dots

Dan Bassill, President and CEO of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, August 3, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development, is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  The podcast will be archived on BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU and Stitcher.

Building A Movement: Strengthening the Nonprofit Sector Through Advocacy and Action

Eric Weinheimer, President and CEO of the Donors Forum, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, July 13, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  The archived podcast will be available on BlogTalkRadio and Stitcher.

The People's TIF's

Carolina Gaete and Cecile Carroll DeMello, Co-Directors of Blocks Together, will be guests on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, July 6, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is a forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u. 

Monday’s episode will provide an explanation of what TIF’s are;  look at ways TIFs have been used traditionally in Chicago; and show ways they can be used to better benefit people who live in communities undergoing change. There will be opportunities for listeners to call in with questions and participate in live chats. Nonprofit professionals and community stakeholders are especially encouraged to call in and share their TIF stories. The live call in number is (347) 884-8121.

Nonprofit "U" Episode 2: Weathering the Storm

In an ongoing effort to help organizations increase their capacity to serve their clients and communities, the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show will host its second episode, Weathering the Storm. The show will stream live on Monday, June 29, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development, is the host. Monday’s episode will include budget updates, nonprofit news headlines and provide strategies for nonprofits to survive during turbulent times.  There will be opportunities for listeners to call in with questions and participate in live chats. Nonprofit professionals are especially encouraged to call in and share their “war stories” of challenges and triumphs. The live call in number is (347) 884-8121.

Brenda's Secret Sauce

Brenda Palms Barber, CEO of the North Lawndale Employment Network on Chicago's West Side, will be the featured guest on Brenda's Secret Sauce,  the first episode of Nonprofit "U".  Palms Barber moved to Chicago 15 years ago and started the North Lawndale Employment Network to assist returning citizens transition back to society through employment and other resources. She found a community that ranked in the top 6 in the state with respect to prisoners returning home.  Today, her clients as a group have a recidivism rate of 6% compared to 43% for  the country. Under her leadership, NLEN has grown from 2 to 21 employees, and provides job training and financial literacy to over 2,000 men and women. She launched the Sweet Beginnings social enterprise, which produces local honey and skincare products under the beelove brand, where 383 returning citizens have been employed, since 2007.

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