Training: Management Series

This workshop will explore one of the fundamental roles of nonprofit leaders and managers—holding tensions in ways that are creative, constructive, and ultimately contribute to organizational growth and development. 
Frustrated by the way the public thinks and talks about the issues you care about? This workshop will break through the mystique of the public narrative, present clear strategies to identify the current state of hearts and minds around your cause, and offer ways you can begin to shift the way people think.
What if nonprofits could be more like improv actors? Applying the universal principles of unconditional support and team-based ideation will help bring your messages, mission and services to a new and exciting level.
A successful fundraising program is as much about knowing your donors as it is about achieving financial goals. Join Anne Peyton, CFRE and Jenn Hayslett for an interactive and engaging day of practice in “listening the gift” and the “art of the ask.” You will learn best practices and develop the skills involved in donor-centered fundraising conversations.
We must have the hard conversations that shift the culture of organizations to develop racial justice and equity as core values. How can organizations make the commitments and investments to these internal changes, to be more aligned with outwardly stated goals of working for social change? This workshop invites leaders to develop practices that transform organizations into partners with the communities in which they work and serve.
Fundraising succeeds on knowing our donors well. This workshop emphasizes a donor-centered approach to strengthening a successful nonprofit development program.
Writing an effective grant is all about connecting the dots: what is the funder seeking and how do I  demonstrate my organization’s link to their specific interests? Learn to write a compelling and competitive grant in this lively and fun introduction to nonprofit grant writing. 
This lively workshop is an introduction to basic systems and procedures for anyone new to fundraising and will give you an overview of the role of philanthropy, development, and fundraising in the life of a successful nonprofit organization.
Under today’s economic strain, it is critical that nonprofit leaders understand the “story” behind their organizations’ financial results. Using audited financial data, participants will gain an understanding of their organizations’ current financial health and trends over time, and how this information compares to industry benchmarks in the nonprofit sector.
This innovative and highly participatory workshop offers organizations a suite of tools that support the success of their staff while simultaneously exceeding their client’s expectations. Using the main principles of improvisational and traditional theater—presentation, positivity, and “making offers”—you can build a robust customer service program that directly integrates into the core mission of your organization.

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