2018 Professional Development Webinar Series

Posted on: May 3rd, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

The NADO Research Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 Professional Development Webinar Series, scheduled to run from May through November. These webinars will provide an in-depth look at the latest news and trends affecting regional development organization management, staffing, and reporting.  Topics will include accounting standards, board engagement, new executive director training, social media strategies, and much more.  Each webinar will be led by an expert in the field who will provide best practices and examples as well as answer any questions you may have about how best to support your organization.

Pre-registration is required.  Each webinar is priced at $99 for NADO members and $198 for non-members.  Additional webinars will be added once finalized; please visit this page for more details.  For general questions, contact Laurie Thompson at [email protected] (Lthompson null@null nado NULL.org).  For registration questions, contact Ian Schramm at [email protected] (ISchramm null@null nado NULL.org).

Webinar Schedule


FASB New NFP Reporting Standards

Date/Time: May 17, 2018 | 2 – 3:15 pm
Trainer: Jackie Bryant, Partner, Tate & Tryon

In 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) intended to simplify and improve how a not-for-profit organization classifies its net assets, as well as the information it presents in financial statements and notes about its liquidity, financial performance, and cash flows. Not-for-profit entities with fiscal years that begin after December 15, 2017 are subject to these changes.  Many RDOs have established 501 (c) (3) entities to allow them to enhance their regional development work.  Training will cover key changes in net asset classes, investment returns, expense reporting, statement of cash flow, liquidity, and availability.

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Social Media Basics for RDOs
Date/Time: June 14, 2018 | 2 – 3:15 pm
Trainer: Lois Wilberding, Formation PR + Brand

Social media: just what is it and does it have a place within an RDO’s communications strategy?  Once considered an electronic suite of tools to share information among friends, businesses and organizations of all kinds are using social media platforms to market their products and services.  With many options to choose from, it is hard to know what platforms make the most sense to use.  Attendees will learn from a marketing and public relations expert about the benefits to using Facebook, Twitter, websites, and other avenues to help not only market your programs and services, but also inform the public about the important work you are doing across your regions.

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Board Engagement for RDO Executive Directors
Date/Time: July 17, 2018 | 2 – 3:15 pm
Trainer: Monica Scamardo, Founder & President, Variate Consulting

Designed specifically for RDO executive directors, this webinar will outline tips and ideas on what they can do to help their board members fully understand the RDO’s programs and services, funding sources, and impact upon and relevance to communities across the region.  It will also share how to establish a clear definition of board members’ roles as the organization’s leadership.  This webinar is applicable for executive directors that are working with both new and long-term board members.

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Communications Strategies and PR Plan for RDOs
Date/Time: September 13, 2018 | 2 – 3:15 pm
Trainer: Erica Allison, Founder, Formation PR + Brand

Does your organization have a formal external communications strategy or public relations plan?  Do you have working relationships with local media?  Do you share information with them on a regular basis, especially about the successes you achieve?  Attendees will hear from a Public Relations expert who will share tips and examples for RDOs to use as they develop marketing and branding strategies that will illustrate the important work they are doing and the organization’s overall relevance.

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Crisis Communications: Time to be Both Proactive and Reactive
Date/Time: September 20, 2018 | 2 – 3:15 pm
Trainer: Erica Allison, Founder, Formation PR + Brand

Emergency situations arise without notice, leaving some RDOs in a panic when it comes to working with the local media to rectify or clarify situations.  Learn from a Public Relations expert how to be ready for situations as they arise, and the best approaches to react in a timely and appropriate manner.

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