Nonprofit EXcellence in Training
| We have partnered with highly skilled professionals & educators to provide the NEXT Program – quality continuing education for nonprofit staff, Board members & volunteers. Workshops have been designed to help nonprofits take the NEXT step in growing their organization by increasing productivity & effectiveness & maximizing the impact they have on the community. Since 2008, 90 workshops have reached 1,599 nonprofit staff, Board members, and volunteers representing more than 230 organizations across the Peninsula!
This year, we are pleased to partner with the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation to offer a Strategic Planning Series and a Development/Fundraising Planning Series, both of which include one-on-one consulting hours with the course trainers to help organizations create their plans.
We are also excited to celebrate our 100th Workshop with “Building, and Keeping, the Powerhouse Board” as part of our Board Development Series — a series of workshops designed to help Board members and staff move their organizations forward together.
To register for the workshops below, CLICK HERE.
Understanding, Developing, and Implementing the Development Plan for Your Organization – Part I*
Stacy Nixon, CFRE, Philanthropy Director, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. Join us for this series of three extended, interactive sessions that will include development best practices, implementation planning for organizations, and a collaborative “how-to” discussion among the participants. The culmination of the series will be an annual development plan and initial case statement for your organization.
THIS SESSION —Fundraising is an Art and a Science—This session will provide an overview of development basics including terminology, resources, annual fund and major gift basics. Participants should bring with them the number of donors to their organization, average gift size, and any key marketing or solicitation materials. This session will also cover what it takes to implement a full solicitation plan; how to use volunteers, resources, and Board members in the process; and the role of the board in fundraising. Participants should bring a road map of their organization’s next fiscal year with as much of the key dates already in place.
Each session will be a stand-alone session, however, you will benefit most from committing to the full series. For those who attend the first two sessions, you will be invited to join us on May 19 to practice your ask with potential donors and receive one-on-one feedback to successfully implement your plan.
Understanding, Developing, and Implementing the Development Plan for Your Organization – Part II*
Stacy Nixon, CFRE, Philanthropy Director, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. THIS SESSION — Now we have a plan written down, What else? — Planning is the first step to a successful fundraising year, now it is time to develop the final pieces. The session will discuss the elements to a successful case statement, the art of writing for development, and how to work with volunteers and board members to expand your organization’s sphere. Participants should come with an overview of their organization in hand and be prepared to share an elevator speech of 30 seconds or less.Each session will be a stand-alone session, however, you will benefit most from committing to the full series. For those who attend the first two sessions, you will be invited to join us on May 19 to practice your ask with potential donors and receive one-on-one feedback to successfully implement your plan.
Board Development Series – Building, and Keeping, the Powerhouse Board*
Presented by Drucker & Falk Real Estate. Join us for our 100th Workshop with Jane Stein, JPS Consulting, to learn how to build, manage, and keep the best nonprofit board! For Executive Directors, learn what you can do as an Executive Director to build and manage a Powerhouse Board. For Board Leadership, learn the skills and secrets to developing a Powerhouse Board. Included in the session will be: Just what does the word ‘governance’ really mean? What are the real roles and responsibilities of my board? How can I get my board to participate in fundraising? How can we evaluate our work as a board? For All, learn what makes a board successful in the areas of mission, strategic planning, leadership, and resources; and monitoring and improving itself.
*BONUS! Organizations that send both a staff member AND at least one Board member will be entered into a drawing for multiple nonprofits to win consulting hours with some of our fabulous workshop instructors from the last 99 workshops!
Understanding, Developing, and Implementing the Development Plan for Your Organization – Part III*
This session is only open to participants who attended our April 21 AND May 5 sessions. Never apologize for being a development professional and asking for a gift — This interactive session provides the opportunity for development work to become real for the nonprofit professional. This will include key scenarios including asking for the gift. Practicing the ask and receiving feedback will be key to full implementation. Participants will be able to share their draft of the case statements and solicit donors in a practical application of the workshop series.
Board Development Series – Fiduciary Responsibilities of Nonprofit Board Members
Randy Howard, 501 Advisors. Randy P. Howard is President of 501 Advisors, Inc., and a financial strategist using his 35 years of financial management experience to support the work of foundation and nonprofit leaders with clear, actionable advice coupled with practical implementation. (Workshop description to follow shortly.) OPEN TO STAFF AND BOARD MEMBERS.
To register for the above workshops, CLICK HERE. Additional workshops will continue to be added at our Williamsburg and Newport News training locations.
Workshop dates marked with an * are offered at no charge, with special thanks to our Partner, The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation. Our workshop on May 11 (100th), is also offered at no charge, thanks to our sponsor, Drucker & Falk Real Estate.
Additional workshops are offered free of charge for up to two representatives from nonprofits with FULL MEMBERSHIPS; or $20 per person from nonprofits with LIMITED MEMBERSHIPS. Workshops offered as part of our Board Development Series are discounted at $20 for graduates of our Board Training Classes. Workshop fees for all other Guests and non-members are $25 per workshop.
Where applicable, payments can be mailed to: 2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News VA 23602; or paid online, using our secure Paypal link below.
Board Development Series – Best Practices for Board Meetings and Board Engagement
Board Development Series – The Role of the Board in Fundraising
Strategic Planning & Management 3-Part Series
Understanding & Preparing for the New Nonprofit Accounting & Reporting Requirements
Navigating the New Overtime Rules
Funder’s Forum: Developing Talent, Increasing Impact
Measuring Up: Pt I – Employee Performance: Creating a Systematic Process
Social Media for Nonprofits
Measuring Up: Pt II – Employee Performance: Dynamic & Meaningful Evaluations
Grant Writing Essentials
Leadership: Part I – Coaching Skills: Inspiring Others to Succeed
Creating Effective, Attention-Keeping Presentations
The Basics and Best Practices of Networking
Leadership: Part II – Creating a Positive Workplace
Program Evaluation and Measurement Outcomes: Can You Prove You Are Making a Difference?
Most nonprofits assume they are doing good work and changing the lives of their service recipients, but how do you really know? In this workshop, participants will learn some important concepts, approaches, and techniques to utilize when attempting to measure nonprofit effectiveness. Common mistakes and challenges will also be discussed.
Identifying Collective Impact Outcomes
How do you know which outcomes to measure as part of your collective impact effort, and how do you come to a consensus on those outcomes? This workshop will offer practical and theoretical advice on how a collective impact effort can identify, choose, and refine outcome areas as part of their work. Practical challenges (where will the data come from, who is going to analyze it, what will be done with the data) will also be discussed, along with some recommendations.
Year End Wrap-Up: Financials Review
Planned Giving: Data Mining & Qualifying Prospects
Knowing Your Strengths
Identifying your style and learning how to use it to interact with others in the workplace and work toward more effective communication and interaction. The Jung Typology Test is based on the Myers-Briggs Assessment of the 16 personality tests of the Myers-Briggs Assessment. It provides information about how you prefer to communicate – how you prefer to receive information and how you prefer to give it. Prefer, in this case means, your natural style in most instances. Many times work teams will use this assessment to help understand strengths and challenges of co-workers. Participants will take this free online assessment ahead of the workshop, and Belinda will walk us through how we can better understand co-workers preferences (and to help them understand yours) in fostering a respectful and efficient work environment.
Creating Effective Videos for Your Nonprofit
Giving USA 2015: Giving USA Annual Results
Collective Impact: What Does It Look Like? How Can it Work? (4-part series)
Overcoming the Fear of Fundraising
Learning Lab: Using NAP Credits to Generate More Contributions for Your Organization
Learning Lab: Quickbooks for Nonprofits
Fundraising Boards: The Key to Success for Every Not For Profit Organization*
Learning Lab: What’s in Your 990?
Giving USA Annual Results
Donor Identification and Research: Beyond Google
Grant Writing Series
A Conversation with Local Funders
Earned Income Streams
To review all previous workshop offerings, CLICK HERE.
To learn more about all the benefits of joining us as a Registered Nonprofit, click here. For more information, call Karen Dutro @ 757-886-6944.