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Have you wondered how to build an effective development program and juggle all the infrastructure responsibilities at the same time? There are many roles and competing demands that development staff must be attentive to in the course of raising funds. Staying focused on fundraising goals, while cultivating and stewarding donors and planning, forecasting and reporting on fundraising activities is tough! Truthfully, managing a development office is one of the most challenging responsibilities in the nonprofit world. Learn how to manage…Find out more »
Used by 70% of Fortune 500 companies, DiSC Workplace helps to build more effective relationships with everyone in your organization, regardless of title or role. By appreciating the motivators, actions, and reactions of others, it is a powerful tool in resolving conflict for greater harmony in the workplace. Participants will look clearly at different elements of their own behavior style, styles of others, and how they influence various ways people work. After completing this program, participants will be able to:…Find out more »
Vision, mission and values statements are essential, but are not substantive enough to compel a prospect to give. Strategic plans are vital as well, but not compelling to read. How, then, do we talk about our organization to prospects and donors? How are we describing the problem our organization addresses and the impact our work creates? What materials do we use to give donors what they really want - An in-depth picture the change their gifts will create! How can…Find out more »
Cultivating a positive culture in any organization is often a huge challenge if you don’t have the right skills and tools to initiate that change. This course will provide leaders with specific ideas about what they can do, and what they can influence colleagues and subordinates to do in order to enable the day-to-day practices and procedures to be more aligned with the cultural values of their organization. The session is designed to gain an understanding of “culture” and specifically…Find out more »
Why are so many volunteers and staff members reluctant to participate in approaching prospects and donors? How can board chairs, development committee members, nonprofit CEOs and professional fundraising staff lead their board and volunteer teams to own - and even enjoy - the essential and ultimately rewarding work of major gifts fundraising? This workshop provides practical concepts, tools, and activities for: Understanding prospect and donor needs, and Increasing the comfort level and confidence of staff and volunteers in approaching prospects…Find out more »
Budgeting has its challenges but the result is a valuable tool for your not-for-profit. This course will provide you with an understanding of what a budget is, how a budget is prepared, the methods available to be utilized to compile a budget, and the roles individuals within your organization will play in the budget process. As a not-for-profit, there is an additional layer of complexity due to unique NFP areas, such as in-kind, spending policies, and funding restrictions. We will…Find out more »
Grant proposal writing should be an integral part of your overall fundraising program. Do you have essential knowledge and skills needed to develop effective foundation proposals? Do you know the three types of proposals? Do you know the 11 parts of a proposal? Do you know the five stages of grant seeking? This session will help you develop a grant proposal writing process with tips, techniques and templates to help make your organization more successful with grant support. Suitable for…Find out more »
Dealing with conflict doesn’t have to be difficult. Most of us have a general understanding of how to deal with conflict, but when was the last time you took a minute to think about the conflict resolution process? By understanding the process of dealing with conflict, we can start to become more aware of our misunderstandings. We can deal with small issues before they become mountains. In this workshop, participants will identify their personal approach to conflict and discuss how…Find out more »