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:


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


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

Keith Curtis & Wendy McGrady, The Curtis Group
Amy Nisenson, Consultant; Exec Dir, Mary Morton Parsons Foundation
Nancy Paschall, Exec Dir, Dream Catchers
Belinda Willis, Focusing on Solutions
Lisa Bowles, TigerLily Ventures
Lisa Freeman, E.L. Freeman Fundraising Counsel
Brydon DeWitt & Patricia Morris, DeWitt & Associates
Mary Ellen Stumpf, Stumpf & Associates
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
Debra Gordon, MS, Medical Communications


2011: A Look at Social Media Use in Williamsburg

2012: The Changing Face of Corporate Philanthropy

2013: The Overhead Myth


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