Register Today for TVNA's Monthly Meeting
Thursday February 12, 2015, 10:30am to Noon

Moving Beyond the Overhead Myth:
Proving our Worth Based on Impact 
TVNA Explores
Online Tools, Information and Resources
offered by and CalNonprofits

Join TVNA at our monthly meeting when we "pick up where we left off" in the discussion about nonprofit fundraising and operations accounting practices. We are excited to continue this in-depth conversation discussing how organizations track and disclose operations costs versus program costs. 

Could these statistics that reflect operations, fundraising and program costs affect a donor's desire to make - or not make - a gift? TVNA investigates two separate, but similar, initiatives addressing costs attributed to organization overhead:

The Overhead Myth is an informative website provided for nonprofit professionals through a partnership between CharityNavigator, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and Guidestar. These charity-report organizations gather extensive data and provide updated information on organization status. Their increasing focus on how we perceive and report the costs associated with nonprofit operations urges organizations to "move beyond the Overhead Myth and toward the Overhead Solution by proving their worth based on impact." For more information, click here to explore the Overhead Myth online tools and resources.

CalNonprofits provides additional resources for organizations through their Nonprofit Overhead Project. This multi-agency initiative aims to "change how we think about nonprofit overhead." Joined by a variety of key partnership foundations, philanthropic funds and grant-making organizations, CalNonprofits will be convening a statewide leadership task force to guide the development of the Nonprofit Overhead Project. For more information, click here to learn about the Nonprofit Overhead Toolkit addressing overhead management and accounting.


Click here to sign up today to attend on Thursday, February 12, 2015, 10:30am to noon.

For more information, email Kathy Young about TVNA monthly meetings and programs. We look forward to seeing you there!

February 12, 2015, 10:30
Location: Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
2300 First St. Suite 250, Livermore, CA 94550

Regular monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.
TVNA Welcomes East Bay Community Foundation
Presenting at February Meeting: East Bay Gives 2015

Is your organization seeking to gain more momentum in online fundraising? 

At our monthly meeting in February, we are pleased to welcome EBCF to give a short presentation and overview of East Bay Gives 2015, an online fundraising opportunity for East Bay nonprofits on May 5, 2015
East Bay Gives mobilizes donations throughout the East Bay - and beyond - on the same day for a 24 hour period. Last year on May 6, 2014, East Bay Gives raised more than $200,000 for 140 nonprofit organizations. Be sure to register with East Bay Gives so that your donors, new and returning, are able to "give locally" to your organization on May 5.

Click here for more information about required qualifications to participate in East Bay Gives!  

Heads-up, TVNA Organizations... 
StopWaste's new grant cycle is now open! 

For the last 18 years, StopWaste's Recycling Board has awarded grants to nonprofit organizations via an open Request for Proposal process. The fiscal year 2014-2015 grant cycle is now open. Qualifying organizations may apply by downloading StopWaste's application form. Click here to find out more information about the different grants being offered. Specific criteria must be met to qualify for consideration. Don't wait to explore this opportunity - the deadline for grants submission for several of the StopWaste grants is March 19, 2015, at 5pm.

TVNA would like to thank Becky Hopkins, Community Service Manager
at the City of Pleasanton, for giving TVNA organizations
the heads-up on grant opportunities
available in the region!

Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance
Partnership | Collaboration | Community

As TVNA moves into its second year, we continue to deepen our commitment to provide resources, education and networking opportunities to the dedicated people who work and volunteer for nonprofit organizations in Tri-Valley and beyond. In our preliminary planning for this year's meeting topics, we have identified core areas of support we would like to address regarding marketing and advertising, fundraising and capacity development, programs and impact, and much more. January's discussion launches TVNA's program focus for the new year: "Strengthening Our Core in 2015." 
Stay tuned in future newsletters for more information about TVNA's 2015 programs!
Do you have an area of interest or concern you would like to see addressed?
The Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance is a start-up nonprofit organization based in Livermore, California. We support nonprofit organizations in the Tri-Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. Our philosophy is simple: together, we're better. 

The mission of the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance is to provide nonprofit organizations with opportunities to meet, collaborate and share resources, strengthening each other as they work to raise community awareness and strive to achieve their missions.

Start-up funding is always appreciated; however, we are currently working towards applying for official nonprofit status with the IRS. Please consult a licensed tax advisor regarding charitable giving to TVNA. To make a contribution or for more information about the organization, we welcome you to contact Co-Founders Kathy Young and Mony Nop.