• Nonprofit Learning Lab

April Workshop Round Up

Updated: Apr 12


We’ve put together this list of workshops offered at the Nonprofit Learning Lab available this month to make sure you don’t miss a thing! To register and find out more about each workshop, click the workshop titles of your choice to head to the workshop page for more details. Our memberships provide discounts to all our paid trainings, and many other benefits. Learn more about our memberships here. Not seeing a topic you'd be interested in learning more about? Let us know via email at info@nonprofitlearninglab.org.

Power Up Your Promotions: 30 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit Brand Stand OutApril 5, 2022

Are you looking for new ways to increase your reach? Want to secure additional donors and expand your membership base for your association? Join us to learn about more than 30 ways you can power up your nonprofit promotions no matter what you are promoting. These simple, but effective tips will cover email marketing, social media, and public relations tactics that are easy to execute. We want to help you achieve your mission, so we hope you will join us to find ways to expand your outreach!



Program Planning & Scaling: How to Build, Scale & Manage Programs to Reach Your GoalsApril 6, 2022 and April 13, 2022

This two-day workshop will explore methods and strategies to brainstorm and create ideas for the purpose of program development, scalability, sustainability, and expansion. Additionally, this workshop will discuss the three important elements in program expansion and scaling. Attendees will leave the workshop with actionable steps to follow in scaling their programs.



How to Build a Corporate Volunteer Program: To Raise Funds, Market Your Nonprofit and Increase Community InvolvementApril 7, 2022 and April 14, 2022

As companies look to engage their employees in different ways in 2022, it is important for nonprofits to build and adapt their corporate volunteer programs. Corporate volunteer programs provide camaraderie, meaningful work for employees and skilled talents for the nonprofits they serve. Attend this workshop and leave with a plan to have corporate volunteer programs support your organization by helping you fulfill your mission, build a brand, engage community, and help raise additional funds.



Organize Better In-Person & Hybrid Events: Market, Achieve Goals & Collaborate to Avoid BurnoutApril 11, 2022

Organizing events from galas, conferences to annual meetings takes a lot of time, resources, and logistical coordination. We will review strategies to design meaningful events from setting up food to programs, ways to market your event to achieve attendance goals, and how to delegate out responsibilities to avoid burnout. You will leave with a helpful event preparation checklist to avoid burnout and think about creative ways to host in-person and hybrid events.



Strategies for Inclusive and Productive Meetings, Focus Groups, and Brainstorming Sessions: In Person or OnlineApril 11, 2022

In this workshop, we will provide an in-depth review of methods and structures for virtual and in-person meetings, focus groups, and brainstorming sessions. If you are gathering people together whether in-person or virtually, it is critical to engage attendees and achieve the goals you are setting to accomplish. This workshop will also focus on how to close out, analyze information and data gathered and methods to move forward.



How to Create Affinity Groups, Peer to Peer Campaigns, Friends of and Leadership Committees: Empowering Volunteers to Fundraise for Your CauseApril 12, 2022

“Affinity fundraising” is a strategy that utilizes the power of peer-to-peer fundraising to help raise money for your nonprofit. Using volunteers to help raise funds for your mission can leverage the volunteers' network, resources and talents. This workshop will provide step by step guidance on how to create and implement affinity style fundraising whether it is a peer to peer campaign on social media, affinity groups or internal leadership committees that fundraise on behalf of the organization.



Make the Ask: How to Make Better Donor Calls Every Week to Achieve Your GoalsApril 12, 2022

In this webinar, we will review techniques for calling your mid to major gift calls, what to say when you don't know what to say to your donor and how to use donor phone calls as a stewardship and cultivation technique. With this webinar, you will feel more comfortable making your donor calls and achieve your fundraising goals.



How Data Can Empower NonprofitsApril 13, 2022

The goal of this training is to enable nonprofits to take charge of their data and empower them to make smarter decisions on a daily basis. We will discuss the state of analytics in the nonprofit world, how nonprofits can benefit from data visualization, and how to get started and overcome key challenges. During the session, we will go over a real-life example. Participants are welcome to come with their own dataset.



Leading Teams, Partnerships, and Collaborations Towards Greater ImpactApril 19, 2022 and April 26, 2022

Too often strategic planning happens in a vacuum, visions casted, momentum built, plans written - yet the people directly impacted by the plan (clients, donors, staff, volunteers, community) are left out. Community engagement, though at times unwieldy and time-consuming, is critical to truly propel all variables towards a common goal. In this 2 part series workshop, learn strategies for engaging community stakeholders while balancing organizational/group needs and explore ways to leverage your leadership to build a collaborative and sound planning process.



How to Build Out Your Planned Giving ProgramApril 20, 2022

Does your nonprofit have a planned giving program, or does your current planned giving strategy need to be refined? This workshop discusses the essential elements to raise additional funds through legacy gifts and strategies on how to segment your data to find the perfect planned giving donor, how to market legacy gifts to your current donors and how to integrate planned giving options into donor conversations.



Train the Trainers Workshop: Virtual EditionApril 25, 27 and 29, 2022

This 3-part series training is perfect for trainers looking for new, more effective approaches to adult learning and for for-profit or nonprofit professionals that lead trainings, workshops, programs, orientations, meetings, and retreats who are looking to improve their facilitation and training skills.



How to Design Online Curriculum for Adults: Micro-learning, Webinars and Online TrainingsApril 26, 2022

Need help designing online curriculum? This workshop helps you create a collaborative, online environment. We demonstrate how to create a clear structure for online training, how to engage participants and the curriculum design process for an online format. Attendees will gain tips and tricks for creating visually appealing online content that will effectively engage adult audiences.



How to Facilitate A Group Online: Fostering Conversation and Building Community OnlineApril 28, 2022

This workshop covers best practices for online facilitation. We review how to lead engaging activities and create or re-design activities for an online platform. This training includes instantaneous feedback and active participation.

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