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BusinessLaunch! Classes      3/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
8345 University Blvd, Clive
In-depth foundation for new entrepreneurs and those in the planning stages. Students will determine feasibility, start-up needs, timeline, and pricing. They will also build skills in financial management, marketing. The instructor will assist the students in writing the business plan. The final product is a business plan draft. Business owners already operating are welcome to take the class and encouraged to do so. Class runs twelve sessions, meeting every Tuesday and Thursday evening for 6 weeks. Class facilitator and primary instructor is Danielle Oldson, MA. Industry experts will teach specific sessions. The total cost is $350 and includes the "Business Planning Guide". Scholarships are available. Please do not register for this class here. You must first take BusinessPrep, which you can register for on our Events page. Thank you!
Des Moines
Board members have a fiduciary responsibility to the organizations they serve, including being fully informed about the organization’s financial status and trends. This session will help board members gain a meaningful understanding of the nonprofit organizations they serve by learning to appraise and evaluate financial statements. This understanding will assist board members in communicating confidently with the chief executive about the financial performance of the organization and provide the framework necessary for financial oversight and sound decision making. Join us for this interactive session with Karla Jones-Weber, CPA, CFO & Vice-President of Finance and Administration at the Community Foundation and Kris Pete-Swanson, Controller at the Community Foundation. You will leave with a basic and solid understanding of the separate financial oversight roles of the board and administration, learn key financial terminology, analyze financial statements using key financial ratios and learn about annual audit requirements to enable you to fulfill your fiduciary role as a board member.
Pony Express Ride Day      4/4/2015 12:00:00 PM
4, Des Moines
More than 300 riders bring donations to Camp Sunnyside on horseback. Pony Express Riders of Iowa have raised more than $9.4 million in their 47-year history for Easter Seals Iowa Camp Sunnyside.
Bunny Hop      4/4/2015 12:00:00 PM
208 3rd Street, Des Moines
Hey, EveryBunny! Do the Bunny Hop on April 4. We will be hopping around the downtown/Court Avenue area to enjoy specials from local establishments, all in support of homeless pets! Registration is $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Grab your bunny costume, invite your bunny friends and join us starting at noon at The Stuffed Olive! Must be 21 or older.

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