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How to secure a venue for a nonprofit event

Aspiration is planning a plethora of events right now so I am in the process of securing event venues right and left.

Here are the steps we take to research and secure a venue for an Aspiration run event.

1. Create a budget for the event with venue costs per-day included as a line item.

2. Estimate number of event attendees and how many plenary and breakout rooms are needed for the event.

3. Determine estimated date and time of the event and event location--city. 

Nonprofit Operations Brown Bag Lunch-All Things Technology

Thursday, April 5, 2007: We'll be meeting at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in DC to discuss nonprofit operations in all things related to technology: This includes but not limited to:

Nonprofit Operations Brown Bag Lunch-Nonprofit Compensation Plans

Wednesday, March 7, 2007:  Join us for an interactive Nonprofit Operations Brown Bag Lunch discussion about best practices for Nonprofit Compensation Plans.

Check out the Nonprofit Operations wiki where notes from the brown bag lunch discussion will be posted immediately following the event.

Keeping the Momentum Going

After the wind down of the conference, and sleeping off my red-eye flight back to Maine, now I’m a little nostalgic. Ah, the people, the knowledge, the horrible geek trivia…

But to keep the momentum going, I thought I’d document the commitments I’ve made to move things forward – so at a minimum I’ll feel really guilty if I don’t follow through.

We crystallized a number of initiatives that I’m excited about:

Gaps in Nonprofit Software

I'm here at the Nonprofit Software Development Summit and have been doing mostly logistics, however today I was able to attend a session facilitated by Laura Quinn of Idealware called "Gaps in Nonprofit Software" the notes from the session can be found here.

Integration Discussion Off to a Flying Start

This afternoon's session on integrating nonprofit software tools started off this continuing theme with some real life stories of the types of integration organizations are doing ( read the notes on the event wiki

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