Come Visit The Food and Nutrition Service Tribal Feasibility Study Exhibitor Booth At WI RES October 6-9!

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Register Now For September Tuition Free Webinars!

1) Using the Environmental Assessment Process to Promote Environmental Planning
Training Area: Housing
Instructor: Eugene Goldfarb
Date: September 3, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

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• Define sustainability;
• Highlight the NEPA process;
• Provide examples of sustainable practice;
• Review opportunities to promote sustainability.

2) Promoting Civic Responsibility at the Tribal Level and Beyond
Training Area: Tribal Government
Instructor: Dawna Hare
Date: September 10, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

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• Discuss the importance of Tribal leadership;
• Review examples of highlighting and supporting Tribal member contributions;
• Develop a plan for leadership;
• Learn how to promote volunteerism.

3) Crowdfunding
Focus Area: Tribal Government
Instructor: Drew Tulchin
Date: September 16, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

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• Define and explain crowdfunding;
• Understand the possibilities and limitations of this funding tool;
• Explore the different types of models;
• Gain familiarity with some of the different online platforms available;
• Learn best practices to apply to participant’s own crowdfunding campaign by reviewing case study examples with first-hand knowledge in Indian Country.

 

4) Promoting Financial Literacy in Tribal Communities
Training Area: Community Development
Instructor: Drew Tulchin
Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

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• Comprehend the fundamentals of financial literacy and why it is important;
• Explore practical strategies for building financially literate communities with materials that are relevant to Native American people and Tribal communities;
• Expose opportunities for credit building and home ownership for Tribal members;
• Understand the role of financial literacy within a holistic strategy for economic development.

5) Buying a Home
Training Area: Housing
Instructor: Ben Ray III
Date: September 24, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

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• Learn how your down payment will affect your purchase;
• Discuss what kind of home loans are available;
• Highlight other types of housing assistance funding;
• Learn how to take advantage of a buyers market;
• Learn research tools to help you select the right home.

BPC Works with Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

Project Summary:

BPC provides technical assistance and evaluation services to the Menominee Indian Tribe of WI’s (MITW) Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG).  This 2 year $250,000 project was funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and helps with mentoring small Native American and rural businesses in northeastern WI.  BPC will provide training services, technical assistance to MITW for developing case management/evaluation systems, and will gather project data to help with the annual evaluation report due to USDA.

Client Sector:

Tribal Government

BPC Services:

Evaluation and Technical Assistance

Project Term:

2012 – 2014

Bowman Performance ConsultingCustom Training and Consulting Upon Request

Bowman Performance Consulting 271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI 54166 ♦ Phone: 715-526-9240 ♦ Fax: 715-526-6028

BPC Works with Ho Chunk Nation of WI

Project Summary:

BPC is the external evaluator for the Ho Chunk ANA Language II grant ($500,000 project).  BPC is evaluating the development of traditional online and paper curriculum; use of the curriculum by schools, community, and families; and helps with setting up internal performance measurement systems and individual/program capacities to collect and analyze data over time.  BPC also writes an annual evaluation report and assists with internal quarterly performance reports that the Tribe must do for the funding agent (US Dept of HHS, ANA).

Client Sector:

Tribal Government

BPC Services:

Evaluation

Project Term:

2011 – 2014

Bowman Performance ConsultingCustom Training and Consulting Upon Request

Bowman Performance Consulting  271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI  54166  ♦  Phone:  715-526-9240  ♦  Fax:  715-526-6028

RBEG Services

Services offered to participants of the Mentor-Protege program through the Menominee Business Center as made possible by the RBEG grant. Read about the grant and program.

*View the PDF of RBEG Services

1.   Specialized Certifications (Municipal, State, Federal)

BPC can give you info on specialized certifications to help drive more business to your company. Examples: minority business, women business, certified Indian business (WDOT), 8a certification (small minority, disadvantage) to name several. BPC can help you with WME, DOT, and HUB certification.

Minority Business Enterprise Certification Program – The purpose of the Minority Business Certification Program is to increase the opportunity for minority firms to sell their products and services to the State of Wisconsin. A certified minority business is eligible for a 5 percent bid preference on state purchases.  http://www.doa.state.wi.us/section.asp?linkid=225&locid=171

Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certification Program – The Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification provides a State of Wisconsin validation of the ownership of business by a woman or women.  State certified WBE’s are able to provide both governmental entities and private companies with a credible recognition of the business’ ownership.  The WBE certification may serve as an additional marketing tool when seeking contract opportunities with entities that place a value on having a diverse supplier base.  http://doa.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=217&locid=172

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Minority Business Enterprise Certification – The purpose of the Minority Business Enterprise Certification Program is to increase the opportunity for minority firms to sell their products and services to the state of Wisconsin. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/business/mbe/application.htm

8A Business Certification – Although the SBA doesn’t certify minority-owned businesses, it does certify small businesses considered to be socially and economically disadvantaged under its nine-year 8(a) Business Development Program.  The 8(a) program helps these firms develop and grow their businesses through one-to-one counseling, training workshops and management and technical guidance.  It also provides access to government contracting opportunities, allowing them to become solid competitors in the federal marketplace.  In fiscal year 2010, small businesses received more than $18.4 billion in 8(a) contract dollars.  http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/contracting/contracting-support-small-businesses/8a-business-developme

HUBZone CertificationThe Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.  http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/contracting/working-with-government/small-business-certifications-audiences/hubzone-certification

Milwaukee County Certifications – Certification is the process used by Milwaukee County’s Community Business Development Partners department (CBDP) to determine the eligibility of small businesses to participate in Milwaukee County’s small and disadvantaged business opportunity program initiatives.  These initiatives are designed to increase the diversification of Milwaukee County’s annual spend to include more small, local businesses.  Doing business with small, local businesses enables Milwaukee County dollars to remain in the community, and for those dollars to work toward sustainable job creation.  Becoming certified may create new, or increase the current number of, opportunities for small businesses to perform work with Milwaukee County.

2.  Tribal Governments and Other Tribal Certifications

Tribal Employments Rights Office (TERO) Certifications – The primary purpose of the TERO program is to enforce tribally enacted Indian Preference law to insure that Indian/Alaska Native people gain their rightful share to employment, training, contracting, subcontracting, and business opportunities on and near reservations and native villages. Requirements vary by tribe.

Indian Preference – Indian preference is a unique legal right that tribal members have that entitles them to first consideration at all employment, training, contracting, subcontracting, and business opportunities that exist on and in some cases near reservations.

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin – The American Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICCW) exists to promote economic development in Wisconsin Indian Country through directed service delivery to American Indian entrepreneurs. Since inception in 1991, the AICCW has remained committed to providing statewide advocacy, networking, one-to-one business management counseling and access to financial products and services to Wisconsin-based American Indian business people. http://www.aiccw.org/

Native Americans in Philanthropy – Native Americans in Philanthropy is a growing circle of nonprofits, tribal communities, and foundations committed to the beliefs, traditions and gifts of Native peoples.
> Engage We work together to develop meaningful philanthropic opportunities.
> Educate We learn together to master a method of philanthropy rooted in Native values.
> Empower We inspire each other to advance Native assets and strengths. http://www.nativephilanthropy.org/

Indian Chambers of Commerce – There are several American Indian Chambers of Commerce. BPC can help you find the right one(s) to join. http://www.aiccnc.org/aiccs.asp

3.  Non-Profit and Other Certifications
 
What Works Clearinghouse – The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was established in 2002 as an initiative of the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. Department of Education. The WWC is administered by the National Center for Education Evaluation within IES. The goal of the WWC is to be a resource for informed education decision making. To reach this goal, the WWC identifies studies that provide credible and reliable evidence of the effectiveness of a given practice, program, or policy (referred to as “interventions”), and disseminates summary information and reports on the WWC website. With over 700 publications available and more than 6,000 reviewed studies in the online searchable database, the WWC aims to inform researchers, educators, and policymakers as they work toward improving education for students. http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

American Evaluation Association – The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness. AEA has approximately 7700 members representing all 50 states in the United States as well as over 60 foreign countries. http://www.eval.org/

Chambers of Commerce – There are countless Chambers of Commerce. BPC can help you find the right one(s) to join.

Wisconsin Entrepreneur’s Network – Business assistance, training, financing opportunities and a network of over 100 organizations helping existing and potential Wisconsin businesses succeed. http://www.wenportal.org/index.htm

 

Custom Training and Consulting Upon Request

Bowman Performance Consulting  271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI  54166  ♦  Phone:  715-526-9240  ♦  Fax:  715-526-6028