SFCDC – Diversifying Your Funding 11/18/14

SFCDC – Diversifying Your Funding
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 8:00AM – 10:00AM
Catalyst Miami
1900 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
Tickets: Members – Free
Nonmembers – $15
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Learn the essentials, and necessity, of diversifying your funding.

David Halpern is a local consultant who has been involved with the finances of nonprofits for more than thirty years. He will provide an overview of the importance of not relying on only one source, or type, of funding. He believes that many Miami-Dade organizations have been overly dependent on government funding.

After briefly discussing alternatives such as philanthropy and earned income, this session will focus on grants that are available from foundations and corporations. Changes in the philanthropic landscape and what funders are now looking for will be discussed by a panel.

Participants will have the opportunity to question the panelists and get practical advice on how to improve their chances of winning grants.

Barbara Romani, Regional Director South, Citi Bank/Community Development
Stuart Kennedy, Senior Programs Officer, The Miami Foundation
Kelly Alvarez Vitale, President, Strategic Philanthropy, Inc.
Moderator: David Halpern, President, Halpern Consulting

Photographs of #VOTE305: Officially Nonpartisan at The Stage Miami on 10/29/14

#VOTE305: Officially Nonpartisan at The Stage Miami on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.   #Vote305 is a civic initiative for voters to become better educated about candidates and the issues in the final week before the November 4th election.

#Vote305 will provide a nonpartisan platform for candidates running for office to *briefly* share about their candidacy with a diverse stakeholder group of voters. Ballot item representatives will also be given equal time to present affirmative and opposing positions on state and county ballot issues, from medical marijuana legalization to allowing libraries in parks. Stay tuned for more info on confirmed candidates and representatives!

Host Committee: Aileen Alon, Alexandra Manrique, Alex Dominguez, Binsen Gonzalez, Caryn Lavernia, David Moscoso, Dwight Bullard, Luis Gazitua, Marlon Hil, Nelson Diaz, Saif Ishoof, Vance Aloupis

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Celebrate the Season of Thanks and Giving with Leave A Legacy 11/3/14

leavealegacyCelebrate the Season of Thanks and Giving with Leave A Legacy
Monday, November 3, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Northern Trust
600 Brickell Ave
Miami, Florida 33131
RSVP to Lesli Cuenca, [email protected], (305) 567-0280

Celebrate the Season of Thanks and Giving
Generously sponsored and hosted by Northern Trust, 600 Brickell Avenue (note new address)

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Marlon A. Hill, 2010 Ruth Shack leadership Award winner

HARRISART presents an Artists Talk with Toa Castellanos, ERMAN, Jane Harris, Loone Sherbill Weinstein 11/1/14

HARRISART presents an Artists Talk with Toa Castellanos, ERMAN, Jane Harris, Loone Sherbill Weinstein
Saturday, 11/01/2014 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
4432 SW 74 Ave,
Miami, Florida 33155
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Cost: Free

Join HARRISART on Saturday, November 1st for an Artist Talk with Toa Castellanos, ERMAN, Jane Harris and Loone Sherbill Weinstein enjoy an opportunity to meet the artists and hear firsthand about the ideas and inspiration behind the pieces in the exhibition “FRAGMENTS” as well as the motivation that directs each artist to develop works and narrative using recycled fragments from nature and man made. Refreshments will be offered.

HARRISART is a warehouse-style gallery and working studio of Jane Harris. Centrally located in the heart of Miami’s Bird Road Art District. HARRISART often presents guests artists as well as special programs and interactive projects.

Education in Miami-Dade County: A Conversation with Alberto Carvalho 11/5/14

Education in Miami-Dade County: A Conversation with Alberto Carvalho
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 – 11/05/2014 09:30 am – 10:30 am
flyer-resizeGraham Center Ballrooms
11200 SW 8 Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
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Cost: FREE

Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and one of the most admired education leaders in the U.S., will share his insight and vision at Florida International University (FIU) on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. The event, free and open to the public, will be held at the Graham Center Ballroom on FIU’s Modesto Maidique campus.

Alberto M. Carvalho

“The Future of Education: A Conversation with Superintendent Alberto Carvalho” is part of the annual Miami Leadership Dialogues created and presented by the FIU Center for Leadership at the College of Business, in partnership with the Office of the President and, this year, the College of Education.

Carvalho was honored by President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at a White House ceremony on May 1, after he was selected as National Superintendent of the Year by AASA, The School Superintendent’s Association.

Carvalho has served in his current position since 2008. He is a nationally recognized expert on education transformation and finance who has successfully elevated his district’s academic profile and streamlined its business operations and financial systems. Now considered one of the nation’s highest-performing urban school systems, Miami-Dade was named as the 2014 College Board Advanced Placement Equity and Excellence District of the Year, as well as the 2012 winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education.

A versatile leader, Carvalho is also the self-appointed principal of two award-winning schools, the Primary Learning Center and the iPrep Academy, and has served as President of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents.

Carvahlo was recently named by Scholastic Administrator as one of “The Fantastic Five” educators making a difference in America. He has been awarded a number of honorary degrees including a Doctor of Public Service by FIU and has been featured on CNN, NBC, and ABC and in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, District Administration Magazine and The Christian Science Monitor.

The Miami Leadership Dialogues continues its quest.

The Center for Leadership’s annual Miami Leadership Dialogues provide an opportunity for speakers to share their perspectives on the current state of, and future opportunities for the South Florida community. Speakers are recognized community leaders from business, government and civic organizations, who also use the opportunity to field questions from community members.

To register for the event for free please follow the event link provided and save your seat today.

New Leaders Council Miami Presents: Why Miami? 10/21/14

New Leaders Council Miami Presents: Why Miami? (or why startups, start here)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
LiveNinja HQ
120 NW 25th St
Miami, FL 33127
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The entrepreneurial sector is alive and well in Miami, but ever wondered why these startups, start here? Join LiveNinja and Wyncode founders to discuss why businesses choose to start and stay in our town.

6:00 PM-Doors open, networking opportunities and appetizers served.
6:45 PM-Program starts.

About NLC Miami: New Leaders Council (NLC) Miami is a chapter of a national non-profit, non-partisan organization that prepares and connects the next generation of leaders in Miami.

Q&A about applying to be an NLC Miami Fellow to follow. Deadline for applications is 11/11/14. More info at www.newleaderscouncil.org
About NLC Institute: NLC Miami’s Institute is a formal leadership training course for selected NLC Fellows. As a Fellow, you will:
Learn from local and national experts in media, policy, fundraising, community engagement, and Miami.
Spend 5 weekends (1/28, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30) creating a deep network of allies.
Receive coaching in defining your leadership vision and be matched with a mentor interested your growth.
Execute a capstone project that allows you to share your passion with Miami.

About Live Ninja: LiveNinja is a video chat marketplace where experts, or ninjas, can sell and buy expertise from each other.

Photographs of Miami Foundation Our Miami Official Report Release at Bakehouse Art Complex on 10/15/14

The Miami Foundation Our Miami Official Report Release at Bakehouse Art Complex on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

“The Our Miami Report is a snapshot of our city’s quality of life indicators. It combines secondary research in eight issue areas key to Miami’s vitality, showing our greatest challenges and opportunities. The Miami Foundation, along with experts and advisors, compiles the report every two years to serve as a data-focused picture of Miami’s quality of life, a roadmap to drive community impact initiatives, and ultimately, a collective vision for our future.”

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