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SDNN Fall Newsletter

Check out the latest happenings and updates from SDNN.

SDNN at the Governor's Budget Address

SDNN Members are invited to join us on Tuesday, December 6th in Pierre for an opportunity to learn more about the legislative process and attend the Governor's Budget Address. The day will include programming centered around learning important insights into the legislative process and things we should be looking for in the Governor's Budget Address that will have an impact on the nonprofit sector. Here is the schedule of events for the day: 10:00 AM CT | Brunch Provided (Location TBD) 10:30 AM CT | Briefing from Julie Johnson, SDNN Registered Lobbyist 11:30 AM CT | Depart for the Capitol 12:00 PM CT | Arrive at the Capitol to get seats in the gallery 1:00 PM CT | Governor's Budget Address 2:30 PM CT (Or immediately following the address) | Debrief from Julie Johnson, SDNN Registered Lobbyist 

SDNN | 2023 Public Policy Platform Input

One of the pillars of SDNN is to provide a unified voice at the SD legislative session each year for the nonprofit sector of South Dakota. SDNN has a registered lobbyist in Pierre full-time throughout the legislative session to represent the best interests of nonprofits throughout the state. In preparation for this year’s session, we are planning several events and opportunities for you to learn more about the legislative process and make your voice heard. With that, SDNN has put together a draft of our 2023 Public Policy Platform included below. We want your input as to items we may have missed in crafting this document. Click the link below to share your thoughts on items that are important to you.

Nonprofit Awards Presented at 2nd Annual South Dakota Nonprofit Network Conference

The South Dakota Nonprofit Network (SDNN) presented awards to two outstanding leaders from within the state at the 2nd Annual SDNN Conference on Thursday, July 28 on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University. Each of the award recipients has had a tremendous impact on the nonprofit sector throughout the state and continue to do important work in this area. Click to read the entire press release.

SDNN Annual Conference Press Release

Find out more information about our SDNN 2nd Annual Conference here!

SDNN Quarterly Networking Session

Don't miss your chance to meet and network with others from the nonprofit sector at our SDNN Quarterly Networking Session on Thursday, June 30th.

Submit Nominations for SDNN Board of Director Positions Today

The South Dakota Nonprofit Network (SDNN) will be holding an election of directors and officers at their annual meeting of members to be held in conjunction with the SDNN 2nd Annual Conference. The conference will run from 10 AM - 4 PM CT on Thursday, July 28th on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD with the meeting of members immediately following at 4 PM CT. As part of the growth of the organization, SDNN is seeking nominations for several seats on their board of directors and will elect individuals to these positions at the annual meeting. If you are interested in a seat on the SDNN Board of Directors or would like to nominate someone for this position, please complete the form at the link below by Thursday, July 14th. If you have any questions, please contact david@sdnonprofitnetwork.org.

Submit Nominations for our 2022 Nonprofit Awards Today

SDNN is accepting nominations for the Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Award and Friend of Nonprofits Award to be presented at the 2022 SDNN Annual Conference.

SDNN Releases Spring Newsletter

We are thrilled to release our South Dakota Nonprofit Network 2022 Spring Newsletter. Click the link below to access the newsletter and find the latest updates regarding the network. Once you are finished reading, pass it along to your nonprofit colleagues throughout the state to help grow our network. If you are a member, thank you for your support of our organization! We will only be as strong as our collective group of members. If you are not a member yet, we can't wait to have you join us! See you at our next event!

SDNN May Roundtable

Discussion Topic: Budgeting Join us on Thursday, May 26th for our monthly Executive Director/CEO Nonprofit Leadership Roundtable. Don't miss this opportunity to exchange information and ideas with nonprofit leaders from across the state, discuss the leadership challenges we all face, and learn how we can be better in our efforts. Register today for this month's nonprofit leadership roundtable on Thursday, May 26th from 12-1 PM CT. More information regarding this session and how to register is listed below.  May ED/CEO Nonprofit Leadership Roundtable Information Facilitator: Joe Bartmann SDNN Treasurer | President at Dakota Resources Joe will facilitate a discussion among attendees on Budgeting. This session will be focussed on generating dialogue from attendees to share a variety of approaches to budgeting and creative ways to rethink the process.

Events

SDNN at the Governor's Budget Address

SDNN Members are invited to join us on Tuesday, December 6th in Pierre for an opportunity to learn more about the legislative process and attend the Governor's Budget Address. The day will include programming centered around learning important insights into the legislative process and things we should be looking for in the Governor's Budget Address that will have an impact on the nonprofit sector. Here is the schedule of events for the day: 10:00 AM CT | Brunch Provided (SDEA - 411 E Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501) 10:30 AM CT | Briefing from Julie Johnson, SDNN Registered Lobbyist 11:30 AM CT | Depart for the Capitol 12:00 PM CT | Arrive at the Capitol to get seats in the gallery 1:00 PM CT | Governor's Budget Address 2:30 PM CT (Or immediately following the address) | Debrief from Julie Johnson, SDNN Registered Lobbyist (Location TBD) This is an SDNN Member only event.
Fee to attend: $20

Beginning Grantwriting

Offered through the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits in collaboration with the National Council of Nonprofits Shared Webinar Series.
SDNN Members receive the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Members Rate to attend. Please click here to access the discount code.

Member Fee: $89
Nonmember Fee: $129

REGISTER HERE
  Many people who work in nonprofits find themselves in the position of “accidental grantwriter” and do not feel fully equipped for the challenge. This session will provide a balance of applicable content and resources to deepen participants’ knowledge of and skills in grantwriting.

Specifically designed for beginners, this workshop will introduce grantwriting to nonprofit professionals who have less than one year of experience with the skill. By the end of this session, participants will learn the steps to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application, including: Understa...

Nonprofit Governance & Leadership: Today and Tomorrow

Offered through the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits in collaboration with the National Council of Nonprofits Shared Webinar Series.
SDNN Members receive the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Members Rate to attend. Please click here to access the discount code.

Member Fee: $45
Nonmember Fee: $65

REGISTER HERE
  In these unprecedented times, nonprofit governance and leadership are more important than ever. To meet the urgent needs of this moment and beyond, nonprofits need boards and executives who are not only fulfilling their legal responsibility but are also demonstrating strong leadership.  

This workshop will help nonprofit board members and executives gain greater clarity and understanding of the requirements of and the leadership opportunities for nonprofit boards, including what is involved in an effective partnership between the board and the nonprofit Executive Director/CEO, and consider new and emergi...

Spotlight: Communications for Small Shops

Offered through the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits in collaboration with the National Council of Nonprofits Shared Webinar Series.
SDNN Members receive the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Members Rate to attend. Please click here to access the discount code.

Member Fee: $129
Nonmember Fee: $169

REGISTER HERE
  Whether you’re a marketing department of one or a nonprofit of one, communications is a “hat” that someone must wear. Nonprofits regularly need to communicate the who/what/when/where/why of what they do to various audiences. This one-day series of sessions is designed to give you tools and strategies you can put to work the next day. This Spotlight will focus on smaller shops, so the information will be tailored to meet your organization’s needs without overwhelming staff (i.e. you!).  This Spotlight is geared toward nonprofit staff at organizations with under 10 employees. These ses...

SDNN ED/CEO Roundtable

Don't miss this opportunity to exchange information and ideas with nonprofit leaders from across the state, discuss the leadership challenges we all face, and learn how we can be better in our efforts.

Part of an ongoing series, SDNN board members will begin the discussion each month centered around an applicable nonprofit leadership topic and you will determine the course of the conversation based on your interests and who is at the table. 

Please note: This is an opportunity for CEO/Director-level SDNN members only.

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