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CNM Dallas (Suite 1025)

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6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States

June 2019

Get Hands-On With Outcomes: Design-Your-Own Survey Workshop

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Surveys often play an integral role in data collection and analysis, and proper survey design is key to ensuring you are getting answers to the questions you have about your program and its results.  Question creation is one of the most important aspects of an evaluation--the types of questions asked and the way they are asked can affect the data you are able to collect as well as the questions you are able to answer about your program. This workshop…

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Get Hands-On With Outcomes: Introduction to Data Form Preparation & Data Cleaning Workshop

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Data Form Preparation?  Data Cleaning?  Do you know what any of this means?  If not, join CNM Outcomes and Evaluation Consultants to get hands-on practice with data-entry forms and data cleaning. Preparing to enter your data into an electronic format, like Excel, and then ensuring you are entering data consistently (i.e. always entering collected information the same way) are the first steps to gaining answers about your program.  The data form which is the electronic format you will use to…

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15 Tools for Motivating Your Board

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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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…

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Building High Performing Teams

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Building high performing teams has become more critical to an organization’s success. High performing teams don’t just  "happen".  This course will provide guidelines for developing a high performing team, understand how to develop a high performing team and develop a road map for team building. Learning Objectives: Identify with different types of teams and how to define team success. Create a team charter to develop your own high performing team. Understand how to adapt your leadership style to be effective…

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July 2019

Navigating Uncharted Territory: Current Trends in Philanthropy, Fundraising and the Nonprofit Sector

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Following nonprofit sector news these days can leave fundraising professionals feeling alarmed.  Stories about the new tax law, growth of donor advised funds and increasing wealth inequality mostly abound with dire predictions, leaving some of us wondering whether the sky is truly falling. This session will provide 2018 Giving USA data showing the effects of the new tax law on philanthropy and offer insights about the current environment to distinguish the sensational headlines from real emerging concerns. Practitioners will leave…

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Non-Profit Budgeting

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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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…

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Intentional Stewardship: Transforming First-Time Givers into Loyal Donors

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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A Network for Good study found that at the average nonprofit, the percentage of first-time givers who give again the next year is 27%.  That’s less than three in 10 who make a second gift.  More than seven donors move on to try out another nonprofit relationship! Organizations that benefit from first-time gifts, but fail to value relationships with the individuals behind the gifts will not be prepared to convert the first time giver into a donor.  Lost donors are…

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Conflict Resolution

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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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…

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Get Hands On With Outcomes: Logic Models Workshop

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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A logic model is a graphic depiction that presents the shared relationships among resources, activities, outputs and outcomes/impacts of an organization's program(s).  Logic models help outline how a program is working; it outlines what activities a program engages in, the resources a program has, and the outcomes that are expected based on program activities.   This workshop will provide participants with the definition of the key terminology utilized in logic models including resources, activities, outputs and outcomes/impacts, and then will provide…

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Get Hands On With Outcomes: Developing Indicators & Identifying Appropriate Data Collection Tools Workshop

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Once an organization has established the high-level goals it wants their program(s) to achieve, it is then time to determine the best way to meet these goals.  Indicators, or measures of progress toward goals, are one way in which program staff can determine whether the organization's programs are attaining desired outcomes.  This workshop will help participants develop indicators and identify the appropriate data collection tools related to their program's key indicators. Outline: Introduction to indicator development and connection between indicators…

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Making the Ask: Major Gift Discovery, Cultivation and Solicitation

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Asking for the gift can be intimidating to development professionals, much less executive staff and board members. Yet the process of cultivating and ultimately asking for a major gift cannot be a one-person show, particularly for nonprofits seeking to grow their fundraising revenue. This session offers practical advice to help close major gifts and can be used as a teaching tool to engage organizational leadership. Learning objectives: Asking for major gifts Training volunteers and executive staff to ask Recognizing other…

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August 2019

Get Hands-On With Outcomes: Data Preparation and Analysis Workshop

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Once you have your data entry forms created and have been entering data, the next steps are to make sure your organization's data are ready for analysis (i.e. data cleaning) and then actually analyzing the data. During this workshop, participants will work one-on-one with CNM Outcomes and Evaluation Consultants to clean their data and prepare it for analysis.  Participants can also receive assistance analyzing data using the Microsoft Excel Analysis ToolPak. Course Outline: Introduction to preparing data for analysis and…

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Supervisor’s Guide to EEO Fundamentals

August 8 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Learn the basics of EEO that all supervisors should know, but often don't.   You will learn how illegal workplace discrimination is proven, and you will hear practical tips for staying in compliance with the law when hiring, promoting, disciplining or discharging an employee.  The session will cover workplace harassment and the responsibilities all managers have to protect their employees.  The session will also cover illegal retaliation and offer tips for how to effectively manage an employee who has made a…

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Social Media: Risk & Reward

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Social Media allows nonprofits to communicate with stakeholders in ways we never imagined just a few years ago! If used strategically, it can advance our mission and reach audiences that have previously been inaccessible. However, there are serious risks and potential legal pitfalls and if used improperly, social media can hurt your organization and even threaten your 501(c)(3) status. Do you know your legal obligations and rights? Does your organization have effective and appropriate internal, external and personal use policies…

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Public Speaking

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Whether for 2 minutes or 42 minutes, we must be able to communicate our message effectively. All of us participate in some form of public speaking. Whether it be speaking to your boss about a new product line, pitching your business to a group of investors or just trying to get your team on the same page, you should be able to communicate your message effectively. You want to engage and inspire your audience. You want to be able to…

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Get Hands On With Outcomes: Incorporating Evaluation into Grant Proposals Workshop

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Foundations, corporations and other funders are becoming increasingly interested in the impacts their grantees are having solving issues in the community.  Grant proposals often require organizations to describe how their programs are being evaluated and the expected outcomes of those programs.  In today's increasingly competitive market for philanthropic dollars, it is critical for nonprofit organizations to be able to include evaluation methodology information.  This workshop will provide insight about writing the evaluation section of grant proposals including how to describe…

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QuickBooks for Nonprofits 101

August 28 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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This session will discuss the selection of QuickBooks software and the features included; illustrate how to navigate the software and perform common tasks; and offer a basic understanding of how to use QuickBooks accounting software in a nonprofit environment. Attendees will learn how to navigate the software (with a focus on the desktop versions) and perform common types of transactions such as: • Process basic accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions • Reconcile a bank statement • Prepare common reports…

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Building an Annual Giving Plan

August 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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As the development professional charged with the responsibility of fundraising strategy, how does one build an annual development plan? Whether starting from scratch or expanding an existing annual fundraising operation, there are essential components, people and processes necessary to being successful. This session offers practical advice to create an annual fundraising plan. Learning objectives: Components, people and processes Mechanics of building a plan Course Outline: Components, people and processes Mechanics of building a plan Program Level: Entry to mid-level fundraising…

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