Upcoming Training and Events

Feb / 26 / 2020
Planning and Executing Organizational Change Efforts In today’s fast-paced, ever changing landscape, it is more important than ever that nonprofits have the skills and tools necessary to identify, plan, and execute change in a way that catalyzes, rather than disrupts, organizational performance. This experiential workshop will walk participants through several models for understanding, planning, and implementing organizational change. The day will also provide participants with an understanding of key considerations related to change management such as inclusion and participation, communication, and how to align your change effort with your organization’s values.
Mar / 24 / 2020
Strategic Magic: Seeing Through Blind Spots Have you ever written your organization’s strategy without fully understanding your competition or your funder’s strategy? Strategies are often filled with biases and contain dangerous blind spots. These blind spots can derail what would otherwise be a rich and robust plan. Nonprofit executives, marketers, and their funders need to be wary of — and know how to avoid — the illusions that can critically damage our nonprofit’s success. In this very practical, how-to program, we will show you how to recognize and overcome the mind tricks we all experience while building a strategy.
Apr / 7 / 2020
Effective Supervision (Apr) (This workshop is full) Effective supervision contributes directly to mission effectiveness at your nonprofit. Through this highly participatory training designed for supervisors with all levels of experience, learn how provide strong supervision that builds a culture of mutual respect.
Apr / 9 / 2020
Participatory Facilitation: A Healthy Approach to Reaching Your Goals The co-directors of the Center to Support Immigrant Organizing will share their framework of participatory facilitation and how this work can create settings and conversations that cultivate leadership among people impacted by social injustice.
Apr / 14 / 2020
Fundamentals of Board Effectiveness This workshop is focused on helping nonprofit leaders, board leaders, and board members understand the foundations of board effectiveness. Participants will learn about standards and best practices in nonprofit boards, and will walk away with an action plan that draws from specific theories, models, and tools that they will learn to use over the course of the day.
Apr / 23 / 2020
Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: Creating Inclusive Environments Given the national discourse around LGBTQ+ rights and the #MeToo movement, many nonprofits are exploring how they can create more inclusive environments and foster greater gender equity in the workplace. This interactive, fun workshop will explore issues around gender bias, gender identity and sexual orientation and how biases around these topics can impact organizational policies and practices.
May / 5 / 2020
Capital Campaigns 101 and Fundraising for Special Projects Whether you are raising money for a larger capital campaign or a smaller “bite-sized” campaign, it usually takes more preparation than you think. You need to clarify your organization’s strategic needs, recruit board members and key volunteers, engage your donors with your vision of the future, ensure the infrastructure to manage the work, and more. It’s not just a ‘bigger’ appeal, it means supporting a huge effort over an extended period of time. Capital campaigns are a lot of hard work, but they can pay off handsomely.
May / 7 / 2020
Creating a High-Performing Board Nonprofit boards play a key role helping organizations achieve impact. While many boards have operationalized the foundational practices that help them work together, there is a strong body of research around what takes boards to the next stage of being highly effective and impactful. This workshop will focus on evidence-based strategies and practices that can serve as the catalyst for improving the performance of your already-functional board. Participants will walk away with hands-on experience with essential tools and models, as well as an action plan to guide next steps for their own board development.
May / 14 / 2020
Becoming a Power Presenter Learn to be a powerful presenter. Using a theater-derived approach and practical “on-your-feet” exercises, this workshop will give you the tools required to engage your audience with warmth, confidence and clarity.
May / 19 / 2020
Effective Supervision (May) Effective supervision contributes directly to mission effectiveness at your nonprofit. It is critical to maintaining a productive staff in the face of shifting and competing priorities. Strong supervision creates a culture of mutual respect in which employees and supervisors communicate regularly and clearly about job-related expectations, tasks, and overall performance. This highly participatory training is designed for supervisors with all levels of experience.

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