•“The Philanthropic Landscape: The State of Multi-Year Funding,” written by National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy research and policy director Niki Jagpal and research associate Kevin Laskowski, is now available. The report lists the 25 largest multi-year funders by share of total giving and notes the benefits of flexible, long-term funding to nonprofits, including the ability to respond to crises and opportunities, maintain staff continuity, invest in organizational leadership, and improve planning. The report is free. For a copy, go to www.ncrp.org.
•IPFW Suicide Conference will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in Walb Student Union Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Presenter will be Frank Campbell, senior consultant, Campbell and Associates Consulting. Topic will be “Postvention: Working with Families and Friends after a Death by Suicide.” Cost is $30 and includes lunch and continuing education credits. Space is limited. Register at ipfw.edu/Frank-Campbell.
•Apartment Association of Fort Wayne-NE Indiana September Breakfast Connection will be at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road. Topic will be “Housing 101: A Primer on All the Types of Housing.” Cost is $5 per person and the event is open to the public. Register online at www.aafw.org/ or call 482-2916.
•Ticket to Work: You Asked, We Answered Webinar will be 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Register at http://fifthfreedom.org/u/he. For more information, call 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD).
•IPFW Lunches with Leaders Series will be noon-1 p.m. in Walb Student Union, rooms 222-226, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Sessions include: Sept. 12, Envision. Presenter will be Steve Franks, chief marketing officer at Vertical Leap. Oct. 10, Enlist. Presenter will be Jeanette Dillon, formerly of the Fort Wayne Women's Bureau and Northeast Indiana Public Radio. Nov. 14, Embody. Presenter will be Mike Coil, president and CEO, Better Business Bureau serving northern Indiana; Jan. 23, Empower. Presenter will be Dottie Davis, deputy chief, Fort Wayne Police Department and owner/president of Davis Corporate Training. Feb. 20, Evaluate. Presenter will be Tabitha Durham, executive director, Renaissance Pointe Family YMCA. March 20, Encourage. Presenter will be Ken Christmon, associate vice chancellor for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, IPFW. April 24, Experience. Presenter will be Keith Edmonds, assistant principal, New Haven High School. For more information, call 481-6883 or email email@example.com.
•IPFW Omnibus Lecture Series will open at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E., with actor and activist Mia Farrow. Topic will be “With Knowledge Comes Responsibility: The Darfur Crisis.” Free tickets are required for all lectures. Pick up tickets in person at the Larson Box Office in the Gates Athletic Center 12:30-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; get them online at ipfw.edu/box-office, and a convenience fee of $1 will be charged; or get them in the Rhinehart Music Center one hour before the lecture, if seats remain.
•Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce September events. Unless otherwise stated, all events will be held at the chamber building, 826 Ewing St. For details, call Liz Struckholz at 424-1435, Ext. 259 or email lstruckholz@fw chamber.org. President's Lunch
with Rick Cochran, president and CEO of Physicians Health Plan, will be noon-1 p.m. Sept. 17 at BakerStreet Restaurant, 4820 N. Clinton St. Host will be Mike Landram, chamber president. Cost is $25 and includes price of the meal. Payment is nonrefundable. Washington, D.C., Fly-in will be Sept. 19-20. Cost is $149 per person or $99 if sending three or more representatives from one company. Cost does not include hotel, food or transportation to and from Washington, D.C. For more information, including registering and lodging, go to fwchamber.org/flyin. Meet Me
@ 5: Easter Seals Arc, 4919 Coldwater Road, will be 5-7 p.m. Sept. 20. Air Services Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 26 at the chamber, 826 Ewing St. Speaker will be Bill Swelbar from MIT. Cost is $10 for chamber members and $15 nonmembers and includes lunch. Annual Meeting and Business of the Year Awards: Keynote by Congressman Mike Pence will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Landmark Conference and Reception Centre, 6222 Ellison Road. Cost is $50. The event is for chamber members and member employees only. In addition, the chamber is seeking nominations for large business, small business, CEO and employee of the year awards. Nomination deadline is Sept. 14. Complete the nomination form at fwchamber.org.
•City park master plan input meeting will be 6-8 p.m. Sept. 18 in the lower level of the Psi Ote Pavilion, Bob Arnold Park, E. State Blvd. and Parnell Ave. For more information, call Steve McDaniel at 427-6407.
•SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives
) Annual Luncheon will begin with a meet and greet at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Fort Wayne Country Club, 5221 Covington Road. Speaker will be Brian Emerick, president of Micropulse, a Columbia City medical supplier. For information, call 422-2601.In addition, persons interested in becoming a counselor or engaging in SCORE activities should visit www.fortwayne.score.org.
•IPFW 2012 One Book Program Lecture by Michelle Goldberg and Book-signing will be 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in Neff Hall, Room 101, and Luncheon will be noon Sept. 26 in Rhinehart Music Center, Room 235, both on the IPFW campus, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Topic will be “Reproductive Rights and the 2012 Election: What's at Stake for the US and the World.” Both events are free and open to the public. RSVP for the luncheon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Manchester University Harry '35 and Jeanette Henney Lecture will be 3:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Cordier Auditorium, North Manchester campus. Presenter will be Vera Bradley co-founder Patricia R. Miller. Topic will be “Friendship, Fashion and Philanthropy – The Vera Bradley Story.” The event is free.
•Fifth Annual Economic Development Forum will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, 1600 Wayne St., Auburn. Topic will be “New Players-New Perspectives.” Hosts will be economic development agencies of DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties. Moderator will be Dick Heupel, Ball State University. RSVP by Sept. 13 by email at debra@ dekalbedp.org or call 1-260-927-1180.
•Power Up Conference will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 12 at 7967 South Wayne St., Hamilton. For more information, call 1-260-657-5605, Ext. 710.
•FISHER/UNITECH Experience SolidWorks 2013 Seminar will be 9 a.m. Oct. 10. Register at www.funtech.com.
•Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana Summit will be Nov. 2 at the Grand Wayne Center, 1020 S. Calhoun St. Speakers include: Peter Kageyama, author of “For the Love of Cities” and co-founder of the Creative Cities Summit; Dr. Katherine Loflin, radio show host, “Place Matters;” and Mayor Tom Henry. Cost is $20 YLNI members and $25 nonmembers. For tickets, go online to www.ylni.org.
•ExecuTrain, 7337 W. Jefferson Blvd.: Windows 7 Advanced, Outlook 2010 Intermediate and Visio 2010 Basic will be Sept. 17. Flash CS5.5 Basic will be Sept. 17-18. Excel 2010 Basic and QuickBooks 2012
Advanced will be Sept. 18. InDesign CS5.5 Advanced will be Sept. 18-19. Project 2010 Basic and ACT! 2009 Basic will be Sept. 19. Access 2010 Advanced and Publisher 2007 B
asic will be Sept. 20. Photoshop CS5 Basic and Dreamweaver CS5.5 Advanced will be Sept. 20-21. Excel 2003 Basic and Outlook 2007 Intermediate will be Sept. 21. Daytime classes are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Evening classes are available 6-9 p.m. Costs include all courseware. Corporate pricing available. To register, call 432-9077. For information, visit www.etfortwayne.com
ExecuTrain offers free phone support on topics covered in classes taken and a free refresher course. Instructors are professionally trained and certified in the classes they instruct. ExecuTrain provides onsite training and private classes. Room rentals are available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, with extended hours available on request. Rates are as low as $450 a day. Rooms are equipped with eight to 12 student workstations, instructor station, projector and screen, dry-erase board, free wireless Internet access and complimentary coffee. ExecuTrain's Administrative Professional Program classes are afternoon and evening, four days a week for six weeks. Learn Windows 7, Office 2007 and 2010, QuickBooks and more. Financing and free job-placement assistance are available. For more information, call 432-9077.
•IPFW Division of Continuing Studies, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.: Business Management Courses: Funding Options and Financial
Literacy for Small Business will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Cost: $15. What Do I Really Want To Do? Career Planning in Today's Changing
Environment will be 1-4:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Cost: $65. CEU: 0.35. Launching Your Own Business: A Sound and Proven Path will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Cost: $25. Basics of Inventory Management will be 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Cost: $169. CEU: 0.3. Leadership Development Certificate: Maximize Your Resources will be 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 28-Oct. 5. Cost: $350 CEU: 1. Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate Program will be 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 29-Oct. 27. Cost: $440. CEU: 1.5. Computer Technology Courses: QuickBooks for Nonprofits will be 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 20-Oct. 18. Cost: $185. CEU: 1.5. Manufacturing Courses: Six Sigma Green Belt Certification will be 6-9 p.m. Sept. 17-Oct. 24. Cost: $2,000. Advanced Product Quality Planning and Production
Part Approval Process (APQP and PPAP) will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 21. Cost: $229. CEU: .65. For information for full course descriptions, visit http://learn.ipfw.edu or to register, call 481-6619.
•Ivy Tech Corporate College, North Campus, 4900 St. Joe Road: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basic will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 21. Cost: $159. Microsoft Access Basic 2007 will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28. Cost: $159. Microsoft Excel 2007 Intermediate will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5. Cost: $159. Quickbooks will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12. Cost: $159. Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12. Cost: $159. ASQ CQA Refresher will be 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 13-17. Cost: $279. ASQ CQE Refresher will be 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 13-17. Cost: $279. Most classes offer CEU certificates. There are no tests or grades given. There are no registration deadlines. If there are openings, you may register the first day of class, though textbooks may not be immediately available. To register, call 480-4118. Online classes also available, at http://ed2go.com/ivytechfw
. Learn in the comfort of your own home. At the website, click on Online Courses.
•Neighborhood Connection Adult Education Classes Computer Skills for the Workplace will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Sept. 27-Oct. 25. Cost is $109 plus $32 textbook fee. Microsoft Windows Essentials will be 6-9 p.m. Sept. 19-Oct. 3. Cost: $69 plus $24 textbook fee. Internet Basics will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Sept. 17. Cost: $33. One Night Workshops: Clean Up Your PC will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Sept. 18. Cost: $33 if using the lab computers; $47 if bringing your laptop. Back Up Your PC will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Sept. 25. Cost: $33 if using the lab computers; $47 if bringing your laptop. Classes will be held at Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St. For a complete catalog of courses or to register for any listing, call 467-1075 Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Register at www.fwcs.k12.in.us.