The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., suite 502. Participants will review best practices of fundraising and critical issues that must be addressed to be successful in a challenging economic environment. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit

The Memphis Botanic Garden will host Green Your Home Party with the Plants Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The evening will include wine, food and experts who will explain how to keep your home green through the cold months. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information, call 636-4100.

The Memphis Investors Group will host three discussions Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Arnold Dormer will discuss how to get started in real estate, Robert Feol will discuss creative financing and Bucky Philips will discuss landlording and leases. Admission is free for first-time visitors. Repeat visitors pay $20. For more information, call 414-2729.

The 25th Annual Benny Awards Dinner & Gala will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. David A. Hinson, director of the Minority Business Development Agency in the Department of Commerce, will deliver the keynote address. For more information, call the Black Business Association of Memphis at 526-9300.

The 20th Annual Rock 103 Ronald McDonald House Radiothon will be Thursday and Friday. To participate in the radiothon, call 1-800-230-KIDS or visit

The University of Memphis Law Review will host a symposium titled “Memphis in the Law” Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Registration is $235 for persons seeking continuing legal education credit. For more information or to register, call 489-0150 or visit

The Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will hold a LINC 2-1-1 Community Resource Fair Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The fair will allow citizens to learn about civic involvement, employment, housing, health and more from representatives of more than 75 community agencies. For more information, call 415-2790.