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Beyond the Basics Nonprofit Boot Camp

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Boot Camp Basics

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Program    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch, Networking, &  Vendor Fair 12:30-2 pm

FC Bank Event Space 

6600 N. High Street, Worthington OH 43085

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The Agenda

8:30-8:45 Introduction

8:45-9:15 State of Nonprofit in Central Ohio by The Columbus Foundation

9:15-9:45 Banking and Account Security by Amy Pierce, FC Bank

9:45-10:15 Accounting Literacy by Don Wells, CPA

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 Threats from Non-Compliance by Teresa Trost, Community Shares

11:00-11:30 Branding by Yasmine Robles, Robles Designs

11:35-12:05 Breakout - Fiduciary Agency by Teresa Trost, Community Shares;  Form 990 by Tarra Nystrom, SMART Money Grant Writing; Social Media Mini Course by Yasmine Robles, Robles Designs

12:10-12:30 Best-Practices Wrap Up with Teresa Trost and Tarra Nystrom; drawing for Registration Refund Raffle (must be present to win) 

12:30-2:00 Lunch, Networking, Vendor Fair

Who should attend?

  • People who are considering starting a nonprofit organization or social enterprise
  • People who are part of a start-up or young nonprofit struggling with the business side of things   
  • People associated with an established nonprofit
  • that is disorganized or operates in a perpetual mode of putting out fires
  • Nonprofits that want to better-position themselves for growth, additional funding, and accountability 
  • Nonprofits that just want a refresher on best practices in 2020 and beyond

Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.

Why is this Boot Camp so important?

Funding is competitive. Rules and regulations are being more stringently enforced. Staff time and energy are stretched more than ever.

By being aware of tools and processes that streamline operations and compliance, there is more time and energy to focus on the mission.


This is a Boot Camp, not a panel discussion. 

These are the hard lessons typically learned from experience with painful consequences. 


This Boot Camp features a set of strategically compiled topics with experts who know how to explain the sometimes-complicated material in terms and processes most easy to understand. That is what sets this event apart from all other training.

Can I participate as a vendor to nonprofits?

Absolutely! People and businesses providing services, products, or other support to nonprofits may participate in the Beyond the Basics Nonprofit Boot Camp Vendors Fair. From 12:30 -2 pm, vendors can connect with area nonprofits to partner with valuable services, products, or other collaborations. The fee is $15 with limited space offered on a first come-first served basis. Registration is required.