2019 Workshops

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Grant Writing Series
Location: Community Education & Health Resource Center, Newport News

March 14 – 8:30 am – 11:30 am – Grant Writing Success – Debbie DiVirgilio, MNM, GPC, CGT, www.non-profitconsultant.com – Learn the keys to success. We will cover each of the major components of a grant proposal and how to ensure your proposal stands out above the rest. Leave with a Checklist for Success and clear strategies that you can implement immediately.

March 14 – 12:30 – 3:30 pm – Grant Writing for Faith Based & International Organizations – Debbie DiVirgilio, MNM, GPC, CGT, www.non-profitconsultant.com – Yes, faith based organizations can receive grant funds! This workshop will cover the sections of a grant proposal and provide tips and strategies for success. We will also have a discussion about how to best approach foundations and corporations who indicate they will not support religious organizations. Recognizing that many faith based organizations provide services internationally, the session will include a special focus on obtaining international funding. (This session is offered as an alternative to the morning session that will focus on grant writing for organizations that are not faith-based. You are welcome to attend both, but it is not a requirement.)

April 19 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Effective Grants Research – Allison Brody, Director of Community Resource Development and Engagement, Williamsburg Health Foundation – Writing winning grants starts with identifying the foundations already inclined to support your mission and programs. Come and learn how to effectively use the Foundation Center, the leading source of information on grant opportunities from across the country. This will include insight as to how the IRS categorizes your work so you may better identify foundation prospects and make your grant writing more productive.

May/JuneGrant Review – We are putting together a team of foundation representatives who will review your draft grant and provide constructive, helpful feedback to help ensure that your grant proposal covers all the bases. Grants will be submitted anonymously. Details to follow.

Location: Community Education & Health Resource Center, Newport News

March 29 – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Quickbooks Online
March 29 – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Quickbooks Desktop
In both sessions, Florence Santoro, Principal of  ABS – Accounting & Bookkeeping Solutions, will take participants through preparing budgets using Quickbooks. This session will also cover how to pull various Reports, including Grants Reports, Board Reports, etc. If you have specific topics related to these two areas that you want to be sure Florence addresses, please email us so it can be added to the workshop agendas.

(NOTE: The newer Quickbooks Online version is MUCH more user friendly for nonprofits. If you are considering purchasing the Online version, it is available on TechSoup for only $50! You must be a member, which is free, and well worth the time to apply for membership!)

Putting the Success in Succession Planning!
Location: Community Education & Health Resource Center,  Newport News

May 17 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Janet V. Green, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg. CEO succession planning is a “best practice” that many nonprofit Boards and CEOs put off until they are forced to face a transition. Boards may hope their CEO will never leave – or at least not while they’re on the Board. Some CEOs don’t think about succession planning as they are busy with other priorities. The best Boards know they will be stronger if a plan is in place, and the best CEOs are always preparing for what comes next.  This workshop is geared to CEOs/EDs/Board members, and discussion includes planned and unplanned transitions, including steps to take to mitigate risk.  Handouts will include a checklist of steps for the Board and CEO to consider and a sample succession plan.  Time will be allotted for questions and exchange of ideas.

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FEES: Workshop dates marked with an * are offered at no charge, thanks to funding from The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation. Additional workshops are offered free of charge for nonprofits with FULL MEMBERSHIPS (for up to two representatives); or $20 per person from nonprofits with LIMITED MEMBERSHIPS. Workshop fees for all other Guests and non-members are $25 per workshop. Where applicable, payments can be mailed to: NetworkPeninsula, 2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News VA 23602. To pay online, please use the secure link provide below.

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