The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut is pleased to join the Public Library of New London a Foundation Center Network Partner, in sponsoring the Nonprofit Resource Center’s 2017 Workshop Series for leaders of local nonprofit organizations. All workshops take place in the community room at the Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London. For more information about these workshops and the Nonprofit Resource Center contact Madhu Gupta via email of the Public Library of New London, or call her at 860.447.1411, extension 3. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 How to Start and Run Your Nonprofit Business 9:30-10:00 a.m. Registration | 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Program Presented by Bob Potter, who has 40 years of experience in creative management, marketing communications, and nonprofit development for leading corporate, arts, cultural and nonprofit organizations including Time Warner, National Geographic, AOL, National Gallery of Art, Lyme Art Association, Mystic Seaport, and Save the Children. If you are thinking about starting or are now running your non-profit organization, understanding the next steps in how to effectively manage your organization will be key to long term success. SCORE counselor Bob Potter will guide you through many of these important areas, including fundraising, managing your Board and Staff, and much more. Bob's area of expertise include marketing and communications, web development, market research, fundraising for nonprofits, and strategies planning. Additionally, Bob provides consulting for the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and volunteer work with the Southeast Connecticut Shoreline Food Pantry. Register online or call Madhu Gupta at 860.447.1411. * * * * * Thursday, May 11, 2017 Financial Reports- The 3 You Must Have and The 1 You Want 9:30-10:00 a.m. Registration | 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Program Presented by Aviv Aviad, the principal of Cornus Consulting, a financial consulting practice specializing in providing short and long term financial services to the nonprofit sector. Mr. Aviad has been working with national nonprofit organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, Slow Food and Outward Bound as well as local organizations in Connecticut. Financial reports are an essential tool for executives and board members of nonprofit organizations. Being well informed about the financial situation of your organization is critical in order to make timely decisions as unexpected contingencies emerge. Workshop participants will learn financial reports best practices and various techniques to make them more clear and usable to both financial and non-financial people in navigating nonprofit organizations. This seminar is ideal for finance staff members, senior management and board members. Register online or call Madhu Gupta at 860.447.1411.