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Topic: Cause & Community
9:00am - 5:00pm
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Cause & Community

The struggle to understand the roles played by non-profit organizations of every shape and size in relation to the community is the central issue facing non-profits today. It affects fundraising, public relations, program development and long term planning while the question remains about how to fulfill the needs existing in the community.This seminar helps you determine how to stay focused on the job and how to reach out efficiently to the community. 
9:00: Welcome Coffee
9:30 - 11:00 Session I: Need & Society
   A- The Concept of Need
   B- The Business Plan
          1- NPO as a business
          2- Into the future
          3- The self esteem
          4- Worth of support
          5- Tin cup mentality
11:00 - 11:30 Break 1
11:30 - 13:00 Session II: The Community Search
   A- Finding your Community
          1- Approaches on Non-Profits’ Behavior
          2- The Mutual Relationship
          3- The Problem of NGOs
   B- The Social Programs
          1- People, Audience & Community
          2- Donors & Attitudes
          3- Competition
          4- Magic Bullet
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:15 Session III: The Myth
   A- Beyond the Myth/Reasons for Giving
   B- The Ask in Return
15:15 - 15:45 Break 2
15:45 - 17:00 Session IV: Features & Attributes
   A- Characteristics
          1- Value
          2- Ownership
          3- Financial problems
          4- Obstacles
          5- The Ask
          6- Transparency
          7- Being a Fundraiser
   B- Dealing with 'M'
          1- Social Service & Money
          2- Advocacy Groups

Trainer's Biography:
Amin Nehme has successfully combined his business knowledge and his interest in the social service field and made of this marriage a profitable consultancy. Owner of ServiLine Ltd., a marketing management agency established in 1997, recognized in offering business development programs to small and middle enterprises (SMEs), he is founder and president of The Lebanese Development Network (LDN), which provides capacity building strategies to the non-profit sector. He graduated from the American University of Beirut (AUB) with a BA in political science, later joined the Lebanese American University (LAU) in order to acquire a BS in marketing, and received his MBA in international affairs and diplomacy from Notre Dame University (NDU). He started his career as a sales manager at the Middle East Cement Factory, then as a marketing manager with the Middle East Dental Corporation, a 3M-Unitek dealer.
In 2006, he successfully completed a professional development program in leadership, "The Strategic Leadership Simulation - Mobilizing People and Organizations," which adopts the leadership paradigms developed by Harvard and Princeton Universities and was offered by Cambridge Institute for Global Leadership (CIGL).
Between 2001 and 2006, Mr. Nehme served as the International Coordinator for the outreach program of Auxilia in USA and Canada. He has been the Program Developer for the Lebanese Emigration Research Center (LERC) at Notre Dame University, as well as the Middle East Regional Coordinator for the Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR), a Washington, DC based organization. In 2007, Mr. Nehme was selected to be the Program Developer of the Lebanon Education Aid Fund (LEAF) - the development organization of the General Secretariat of the Catholic Schools in Lebanon. In 2009, he joined MEPI Program through LDN as grant manager for the Lebanese Alumni Association. Moreover, he has been contracted as Consultant for The International Research and Exchange Board – IREX Europe.
In January 2010, Mr. Nehme joined Notre Dame University as a Program Developer at the Office for Sponsored Research and Development as well as a Consultant for Beyond Beirut, the USAID Lebanese Business Linkages Initiative Project.

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