Better Nonprofit Management Training Series

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Join the more than 3,000 professionals who have participated in our training series.

We draw a diverse, dynamic mix of nonprofit participants of all levels to our workshops on managing mission-based organizations. Executive directors, managers, staff, board members, and volunteers have attended our in-person, interactive sessions led by recognized experts in their field. Learn more in our FAQ .

COVID-19 is a very fluid situation that we are continuing to monitor. Due to the current public health emergency, all BNM workshops through April are cancelled. Read TSNE's full update about our COVID-19 response here.

Apr / 7 / 2020
(CANCELLED) 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
(CANCELLED) 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
(CANCELLED) 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
(CANCELLED) 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.
May / 26 / 2020
Finance for Poets Many nonprofit leaders advance in their careers because of their “programmatic” excellence. Too often, however, the nonprofit leader’s career path leaves an “experience gap” when it comes to financial management. If this scenario resonates with you, then this workshop is for you.
Jun / 11 / 2020
Effective Supervision Part II: A Deeper Dive into Decision Making Successful supervisors start with curiosity and awareness of their own supervisory and communication style, as well as their particular cultural lens. By expanding their view and skillfully shifting these default approaches, they can more fully develop staff and maximize performance. This highly participatory and reflective training takes a deeper look at concepts discussed in TSNE MissionWorks’ Effective Supervision workshop.

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