Training Opportunity for Native American Veteran Entrepreneurs

nativelearningcenter-logoNew training offered by The Native Learning Center.

Native American Veteran Entrepreneurship

Instructor: Patti Mitchell, Training Development Specialist and Nathan Harris, Curriculum Design & Training Specialist for the Native Learning Center
Date: January 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
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This course will discuss the importance of Native American Veteran entrepreneurs. There are many programs available to veterans from government and non-profit agencies that are designed to help create small businesses. We will discuss these programs and look at franchising opportunities as well. Native American Veteran entrepreneurship is an important part of community development in Native communities.

Training Objectives:
• Discuss entrepreneurship opportunities for Native American Veterans;
• Review programs that are available to help open small businesses;
• Breakdown private a public organization designed to assist the Native American Veterans;
• Review the importance of entrepreneurship and community development.

Upcoming January Webinars

Creating a Social Media Strategy for your Housing Department in 5 Simple Steps
Instructor: Marie Dufour-Bonville, Director of Training & Technical Services and Christina Gonzalez, Marketing Coordinator for the Native Learning Center
Date: January 28, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
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Training Objectives:
• Research and listen — find out what people are already saying about your organization and learn what they want;
• How to define your social media goals — 9 considerations;
• Resources for running social media — how to find the right people;
• Define your platform — what’s best for your organization;
• Plan to measure your success — tips on monitoring your social media plan.

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About Native Learning Center

The Native Learning Center is a Model Program supported by the Indian Housing Block Grant awarded by the Office of Native American Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The opinions contained in education, training and technical assistance sessions are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Native Learning Center, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Office of Native American Programs, or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. References to specific agencies, organizations, firms, products, services, processes and procedures should not be considered an endorsement by the listed entities. Rather, the references are informational and illustrations to supplement discussions of the issues.

Learn about Funding and Evaluation from BPC and the Native Learning Center

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Dr. Nicole Bowman of Bowman Performance Consulting will be offering the following webinars in partnership with the Native Learning Center.

December 1st  1-2:30 p.m. CST for “Indigenous Evaluation 101: Designing Evaluations that are Culturally Responsive & Scientifically Rigorous”

December 3rd   1-2:30 p.m. CST for “E-Fundraising:  A Guide to Research and Fundraising Evaluation” Co-Presented by Ms. Danielle Ebert & Nicole Bowman, Ph.D.

More information

Register for Webinars in Partnership with Seminole Tribe of Florida

webinar 2BPC will be doing two webinars for the Native Learning Center (NLC) run by the Seminole Tribe of Florida on Dec 1 (eval) and Dec 3 (online fundraising).

Webinar registration through NLC.

For more info, see original post here.

Early Childcare Providers Wanted for UW-Madison Study

The Department of Educational Psychology is recruiting participants for an evaluation and quality improvement project conducted through the Waisman Center at UW-Madison on the “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This project offers free materials and online training on developmental monitoring and family engagement to early childcare providers and will allow UWM to collect feedback through brief online surveys. For more information visit:

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Which Grant Is For You?

Nicole Bowman presents an overview of which grant types are available.


Lunch and Learn 2015

Very successful Lunch and Learn on “Grant Writing at  a Glance: An Overview and Beginning a Conversation About Grants for Non-Profits”

2015 Summer Evaluation Institute


Save the Date for the 2015 Summer Evaluation Institute

May 31- June 3, 2015
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Summer Evaluation Institute hosted by AEA! This year’s speakers include expert evaluators and nationally recognized authors who are experienced in a variety of settings and topics such as qualitative and quantitative analyses, project management, logic modeling, and cultural competence. In years past, attendees in the public health arena have found the speakers and educational sessions compelling and helpful in their professional development.

Who Should Attend?

The 2015 Summer Evaluation Institute is the ideal opportunity to gain in-depth education and network with your peers. Attendees will include:

  • Evaluators
  • Applied researchers
  • Grantmakers
  • Foundation program officers
  • Nonprofit administrators
  • Social science students

Registration, housing, and speaker information will be available in early March.

Visit the AEA website for the most up-to-date details. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

2015 Webinar Series – No Cost!!


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NEW: Fund Raising Training & Technical Assistance Services: INTERACTIVE & CUSTOMIZED


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Working with Ho-Chunk Nation

Nicole was proud to receive this email from Ho-Chunk Nation stating: “It has taken a while to complete the Ho-Chunk Nation process in determining a company/firm to conduct a grants writing 101 training session. The original request for training was submitted by the Ho-Chunk Nation Youth Services Division by Lanette Walker. This request was taken over by the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Labor as there were other departments of the Ho-Chunk Nation seeking the same training. We have twenty people registered for this training from the various departments of the Ho-Chunk Nation. We are pleased to announce that your firm received the bid to proceed with the Grants writing 101 training portion for the bid submitted to the Youth Services Division.”

She is looking forward to teaching these private classes for the Nation:

2/2/15– Planning and Grants 101

2/9/15– Researching/prioritizing funding and developing your grant project

2/16/15– Technical grant writing including developing goals, objectives, and outcomes for your project

2/23/15– Grant submission, monitoring, and grant evaluation

We will let you know how it goes!