CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR NONPROFIT STAFF, BOARD, AND VOLUNTEERS

NEXT colorWe have partnered with qualified leaders & educators to provide the NEXT Program – Nonprofit EXcellence in Training – continuing education to help nonprofits take the NEXT step forward in growing their organization & maximizing their impact on the community.

Here is just a sampling of our workshop offerings that have addressed important topics:

Navigating the New Overtime Rules
Tracy Keller, CEO and Tammy Carlson, Human Resources Director, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast 

Legislative Breakfast

Funder’s Forum: Developing Talent, Increasing Impact

Fundraising Frenzy

Measuring Up: Pt I – Employee Performance: Creating a Systematic Process
— Belinda Willis, Focusing on Solutions

Social Media for Nonprofits
— Courtney Buzzell, Proximo Marketing Strategies

Measuring Up: Pt II – Employee Performance: Dynamic & Meaningful Evaluations
— Belinda Willis, Focusing on Solutions

Grant Writing Essentials
— Amy Nisenson, Executive Director, Mary Morton Parsons Foundation

Leadership: Part I – Coaching Skills: Inspiring Others to Succeed
— Belinda Willis, Focusing on Solutions

Creating Effective, Attention-Keeping Presentations
— Shelley Smith, Premier Rapport

The Basics and Best Practices of Networking
— Shelley Smith, Premier Rapport & Courtney Buzzell, Proximo Marketing Strategies

Leadership: Part II – Creating a Positive Workplace
Belinda Willis, Focusing on Solutions

Program Evaluation and Measurement Outcomes: Can You Prove You Are Making a Difference?
Isaac Castillo, Deputy Director, DC Promise Neighborhoods

Identifying Collective Impact Outcomes
Isaac Castillo, Deputy Director, DC Promise Neighborhoods

Year End Wrap-Up: Financials Review
Florence Santoro, ABS Accounting & Bookkeeping Solutions

Planned Giving: Data Mining & Qualifying Prospects
Amanda Smith, Bon Secours Virginia Health System Foundation

Knowing Your Strengths
Belinda Willis, Focusing on Solutions

Creating Effective Videos for Your Nonprofit
Andrea Bear, Bear in Mind Strategies

Giving USA 2015: Giving USA Annual Results
Wendy McGrady, The Curtis Group

Collective Impact: What Does It Look Like? How Can it Work? (4-part series)
Hosted in partnership with The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation. Erin White, Associate Director of FSG, founding partner of the Collective Impact Forum, with the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions. Belinda Willis, Focusing on Solutions.

Board Recruitment*
Amy Nisenson, Nonprofit Consultant and Executive Director, Mary Morton Parsons Foundation.

Overcoming the Fear of Fundraising
Jane P. Stein, Fundraising Consultant and Trainer, JPS Consulting

Learning Lab: Using NAP Credits to Generate More Contributions for Your Organization
Stephen Kast, President & CEO, The Boys & Girls Club and Brian Diebler & Fred Malvin, Malvin Riggins & Associates, Certified Public Accountants

Learning Lab: Quickbooks for Nonprofits
Florence Santoro, Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor, ABS – Accounting & Bookkeeping Solutions

Fundraising Boards: The Key to Success for Every Not For Profit Organization*
Lynne Seagle, Executive Director, Hope House Foundation

Learning Lab: What’s in Your 990?
Bill Sykes, President, William U. Sykes, CPA

Giving USA Annual Results
Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President, The Curtis Group

Succession Planning
Katherine Whitney, Co-Founder/Director, Warren Whitney CEO
Presented in partnership with The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation

Donor Identification and Research: Beyond Google
Amanda Smith, Director of Prospect Management and Research, Christopher Newport University; Founder, Discover Potential

Grant Writing Series
Amy Nisenson, Consultant; Executive Director, Mary Morton Parsons Foundation

A Conversation with Local Funders
Moderated by Keith Curtis, The Curtis Group
Presented in partnership with The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation

Earned Income Streams
Len Doran, The Wexford Group; Steve Kast, Boys & Girls Club;
Mike Edmonds, Center for Child & Family Services
Presented in partnership with The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation

 

Earlier Workshops:

4 R’s of Volunteer Management: Recruit, Retain, Reward, Revitalize

Making Contacts Count

Direct Mail Marketing Today: Does it Still Work?

Effective Board Recruitment & Development

Social Media: Beyond the Basics – The Next Steps

Email Marketing Basics

Giving USA 2013

The Affordable Care Act and Your Nonprofit

Finances and Your Board

Fundraising I: Prospect and Donor Cultivation

Fundraising II: Annual Campaign Planning

Budgeting as a Management Tool

Grants I: Successfully Navigating Support

Grants II: Federal Grants

Emotional Intelligence and Nonprofit Leadership

Understanding the Role of Development vs. Fundraising

Grant Writing Essentials

Developing & Managing an Effective Volunteer Program

The Importance of Evaluation Tools, Measurable Objectives & Program Outcomes

Creating a Development Plan

Engaging Your Donors Using Social Media

Board Governance:

Interacting with Donors Using Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn

How to Raise Awareness Using Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn

How to Use Social Media to Fundraise and Friend-Raise

Annual Fundraising Campaigns

Creating & Maintaining Effective Boards

The Role of the Board in Fundraising

The Future of Special Events & How to Make Yours Stand Out

Grant Research: The First Step

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A few of our featured presenters have included the following experts in their fields:

Isaac Castillo, DC Promise Neighborhoods

Erin White, FSG

Jane Stein, JPS Consulting

Amy Nisenson, Consultant; Exec Dir, Mary Morton Parsons Foundation

Sarah Miilston, The Spark Mill

Shelley Smith, Premier Rapport

Bo Garner, PBMares

Keith Curtis & Wendy McGrady, The Curtis Group

Nancy Paschall, Exec Dir, Dream Catchers

Belinda Willis, Focusing on Solutions

Lisa Freeman, EL Freeman Fundraising Counsel

Brydon DeWitt & Patricia Morris, DeWitt & Associates

Mary Ellen Stumpf, Stumpf & Associates

Courtney Buzzell, Will Melton, Proximo Marketing Strategies

Dean Browell, PhD, Feedback Agency

Maddie Grant & Jamie Notter, Social Fish

Scott Warren & Beth Filegar, Warren Whitney

Susan Wilkes, PhD, Wilkes Consulting


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