*Equity in Nonprofit Management – Friday, November 6 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Newport News – Presented in partnership with the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation – Join us for this important full day workshop with information specifically tailored for the nonprofit sector. This hands on, interactive training will be presented by Chelsea Higgs Wise, Lindsey OPries, and Sarah Milston, from The Spark Mill, a consulting practice located in Richmond VA and providing services to nonprofits, government, higher education and businesses on strategic planning, organizational development, creative facilitation and retreats. All three instructors regularly train in this capacity and have several equity clients for whom they have presented. All nonprofit staff, board, and volunteers are welcome to join us if able to commit to attendance for the entirety of the session. The only other requirement of participants is to bring your humility and open mind. To learn more about this class, and the team presenting it, click here.
Preparing Your Staff for Re-Opening – Thursday, June 4 – 12:00 -1:00 pm – The Center for Child & Family Services reopened last week following much planning and preparation with staff. Join the conversation with Mike Edmonds, Executive Director; Ellen Williams, Director of Behavioral Health; and Dahlia Hendricks, Director of Finance & Human Resources to learn how they prepared and continue to support the emotional wellbeing of their staff and clients during this unique time.
Child Care Support for Your Employees Coming Back to Work – Wednesday, June 3 – 12:00 – 1:00 pm – Employees returning to work may have trouble finding child care. Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula has firsthand knowledge through its quality early childhood programming about what care is available, how to find it, and what to expect. Join the conversation with Executive Director, Diane Umstead and Child Care Resource and Referral Specialist, Nancy Null to learn how to support your working families.
Donor Stewardship Even in Times of Crisis – Thursday, May 14 – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Average donor retention rates for nonprofit organizations are less than 50 percent. Donors cite poor communication and lack of appropriate recognition as reasons to stop support. The cost of acquiring a new donor is typically five times the cost of renewing an existing donor. Improving how you thank and steward your donors can lead to better donor retention. Learn actionable steps nonprofit organizations of all sizes can take to improve communications with donors and encourage their ongoing support. Through examples from a mid-sized nonprofit, learn what works in the real world. Join Stephanie Cory, nonprofit consultant, trainer, and speaker for this important webinar to learn why donors stop supporting organizations and why they continue their support for others; develop a donor stewardship plan; and implement strategies to keep donors engaged during challenging times.
Managing your Workforce Now! Return to Work Strategies – Wednesday, May 13 – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Your organization has quickly reacted to adapt to a virtual workforce, navigate the terrain of new regulations, and so much more! Now the focus is shifting to how to bring your workforce back safely. Join HR professionals Beth Williams and Kevin Grey, from Warren Whitney, a management consulting firm specializing in working with nonprofit organizations, as they guide us as we look toward opening our doors again. This seminar will address the best strategies for your organization for a smooth transition back to the workplace. Join us as we look toward opening our doors again.
Creative Thinking to Keep You Moving Forward – Wednesday, April 29 – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Trina Willard, Knowledge Advisory Group – The COVID-19 pandemic has raised many questions in the nonprofit sector about how to continue vital services in times of uncertainty. How do we serve clients when we must be physically distanced? How do we best utilize our staff’s talents when public health concerns require them to work from home? How does the crisis we are in today affect our funding picture tomorrow? Join us for a call with Trina Willard, Principal Consultant of Knowledge Advisory Group, to discuss ways of thinking that help us maintain a focus on the future in the midst of crisis.
Quickbooks Reporting During COVID + Q&A – Wednesday, April 22 -11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Florence Santoro, ABS – Accounting & Bookkeeping Solutions – Join us to learn more about reporting in-kind contributions, tracking info for SBA/COVID loans, providing reports to Board members, and more, including questions and answers on anything Quickbooks!
Fiduciary Oversight During COVID-19 – Thursday, April 16 – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – The Bright Solutions – Join us for a discussion on internal and external factors to be considering in the midst of COVID, recommendations for managers and boards to consider as you continue to operate, and Q&A with attendees to help you move forward.
Leadership Challenges During the COVID Crisis – Thursday, April 9 – 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Belinda Willis, Consultant to nonprofits for 30+ years. – Join us for a discussion on the leadership challenges that you are currently facing in the midst of the COVID pandemic. Hear from your colleagues, and get new perspective and guidance from each other, as well as from our experienced facilitator.
Hosting Effective & Engaging Board Meetings Online – Thursday, April 2 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Jeanne Allen Consulting – Now that you have moved your board meetings online, what’s next? Join Jeanne Allen to learn how you can host effective and engaging board meetings in the “new normal” of online. This short webinar will cover tips for facilitating, organizing and structuring an effective, and engaging meeting. We will touch on the tech side, but most of our time will be on the people side and keeping your Board engaged through this crisis.
Messaging with Your Community During COVID-19 – Wednesday, April 1 – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – The Spark Mill – Join for a chat with The Spark Mill CEO + Founder Sarah Milston and Associate Consultant Chelsea Higgs Wise to hear guidance on communicating with your stakeholders during COVID-19. The team will cover client, donor, and community messaging tips and trends for 30 minutes and then open the webinar to your live questions.