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August Workshop Round Up

Updated: Jun 9, 2023

Workshops at the Nonprofit Learning Lab Available August 2022 - Get All of These and More with Membership!

Create, Revise & Implement A Fundraising Plan: Action Steps & Strategies for Staff, Volunteers & Board Members - August 2nd, 2022

Fundraising can be hard for a small team as it requires people and resources. In reflecting upon the challenges of 2020 and 2021, fundraising can be even daunting for a small development team. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss strategies and action steps to build upon and implement a fundraising plan and create a team of supporters including board members, fundraising committees, community leaders, volunteers or interns . We will discuss implementable strategies to get you on the right track to raise more for your organization. This training is ideal for organizations with 1-3 people in a development office who spend part or all of their time focused on fundraising. We will focus on setting realistic weekly and monthly goals that you can achieve as an organization and small team! Learn more here.

How to Design Online Curriculum for Adults: Micro-learning, Webinars and Online Trainings - August 2nd, 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. Learn more here.

Empower Volunteers to Fundraise: Affinity Groups, Peer to Peer & Leadership Committees - August 3rd, 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. We will review platforms, structures and best practices to ensure volunteers can fundraise on your organization's behalf. Learn more here.

Do-Able Fundraising for Real-World Boards - August 8th, 2022

If we operated in a perfect world, every board member would double as a major gifts officer for his or her organization; however, we live in the real world where fundraising is often considered scarier than death or public speaking. Learn the board’s role in fundraising from a governance perspective and what your nonprofit can reasonably expect from individual board members. Specific, actionable ways even the most introverted board member can play a vital role in fundraising—without making an ask—will be explored. Take away engaging activities you can employ at your next meeting to get your board on board with fundraising. Learn more here.

The Magic and Methods of Monthly Giving - August 8th, 2022

Do you struggle to retain donors? Are you looking to acquire new donors each year to make up for those you’ve lost? The “Magic and Methods of Monthly Gifts” will explore the benefits of monthly giving programs. Combining theory and practical application, the engaging and participatory environment, will prepare participants to embrace the power and magic of monthly giving. Register for this workshop to explore the benefits of monthly giving programs, organizational readiness, and methods for implementation and follow-up. Presenter Janet Cobbs will help participants to embrace the power and magic of monthly giving. Register and learn more here!

Sharing Data with Your Community: Staying Actionable and Relevant - August 9th, 2022

Overwhelmed with how to release important data to your community? Learn how to easily share data in a way that feels relevant and actionable to those you are sharing it with. Sharing data with your community will encourage collaboration, increase trust and transparency, and inspire action! We will share four easy steps to sharing data from identifying your audience to reflecting on your process. Learn more here.

Strategies for Inclusive and Productive Meetings, Focus Groups, and Brainstorming Sessions: In Person or Online - August 9th 2022

Meetings, focus groups, and brainstorming sessions help organizations generate new ideas, connect on strategy, receive input and reflect on the past to move towards the future. A great meeting, focus group, or brainstorming session brings forth diverse opinions and thoughts, generating input from all individuals that have gathered. 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. Gathering people together takes time and being as productive as possible is essential to achieving your goals. This workshop will also focus on how to close out, analyze information and data gathered and methods to move forward. Learn more here.

The Magic and Methods of Monthly Giving - August 11, 2022

Do you struggle to retain donors? Are you looking to acquire new donors each year to make up for those you’ve lost? The “Magic and Methods of Monthly Gifts” will explore the benefits of monthly giving programs, organizational readiness, and methods for implementation and follow-up. Combining theory and practical application, the engaging and participatory environment, will prepare participants to embrace the power and magic of monthly giving. Learn more here.

Trauma-Informed Facilitation - August 15 + 22, 2022

The role of a group facilitator is to ensure that group members are fully able to participate, interactions among participants go smoothly and that the group achieves its intended goal. Sometimes as a facilitator, you have to discuss difficult topics as part of a workshop, training or facilitated experience. Elements of a facilitated experience may not always go as planned especially if the group is discussing a difficult topic or sharing personal stories or narratives. As a facilitator, you want to be prepared in any situation and create the best possible experience for participants in a group. Learn more about this awesome workshop here.

Starting Off Right: Recruiting and Orienting New Board Members - August 16, 2022

Whether you’re planning for the future by identifying board members years in advance or feeling the pressure of critical vacancies mid-year, this webinar will help you ensure your organization recruits high-impact board members and sets them up for success. This webinar will guide you through the process of identifying, recruiting, and orienting new board members. Learn how to incorporate principles from Standards for Excellence® as you work to strengthen your organization’s efforts by replenishing or growing your board. Learn more here.

Train the Trainers Workshop: Virtual Edition - August 16,18, and 23, 2022

Be a better online or in-person trainer and gain practical skills that you can implement right away. In this workshop, you'll analyze how to lead engaging small group exercises and practice methods for managing participants. We cover how to prepare as a facilitator, review adult learning practices, discuss online and in-person activity creation, curriculum design and engaged online and in-person learning. Learn more here.

How to Build Out Your Planned Giving Program - August 17, 2022

Does your nonprofit have a planned giving program? Does your organization need to refine your current planned giving strategy? During this workshop, we will discuss the essential elements to raising additional funds through legacy gifts. Strategies will cover 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. A legacy gift is often the largest gifts an individual makes and can have a lasting impact. Learn more here.

Understanding Website Accessibility Requirements for Nonprofits - August 23, 2022

In the United States, most websites are required by law to be accessible to people with disabilities, including nonprofits' websites. Is your website meeting your organization's legal requirement for accessibility? This webinar will cover website accessibility laws relevant to nonprofits, how to determine if your website is accessible, and what to do if you find accessibility problems on your website. Learn more here.

Board Basics: Turning Your Board into Trusted Advocacy Advisors & Rock Stars - August 24, 2022

Do your board members understand how advocacy can strengthen your organization? Over the past decade, the public policy and nonprofit arenas are becoming more intertwined and the decisions made by lawmakers in state capitols and DC profoundly impact the nonprofit sector. This also means that nonprofit organizations - and their boards - play an increasingly critical role in these policy debates. Get your board on board and learn more about this workshop here.

Send Better Emails - Fundraise, Engage & Grow Your Email List - August 24, 2022

This workshop will explore how nonprofit professionals can improve the way they use email to engage their community and fundraise for their cause. We'll explore best practices in the use of email including subject line testing, call to actions, improving open rates, and list management. We'll also discuss digital email platforms and the impact the Apple iOS Mail Privacy Protection has on email service providers like Mailchimp, Constant Contact, and others. You will leave this webinar with practical strategies to improve your email outreach to better engage your supporters, volunteers, and donors. This workshop is ideal for organizations with more than 2,500 email subscribers. Learn more here.

Program Planning & Scaling: How to Build, Scale & Manage Programs to Reach Your Goals - August 25, 2022

This workshop will explore methods and strategies to brainstorm and create ideas for the purpose of program development, scalability, sustainability and expansion. This workshop will explore three important elements in program expansion and scaling including; the how of expanding and scaling programs, who to involve such as internal and external partners and methods to ensure program quality. This session will incorporate opportunities for brainstorming, feedback and an opportunity to develop an action plan to expand and scale your own programs. We will also cover strategies for nonprofit program management. Attendees will leave the workshop with actionable steps to follow in scaling their programs. Learn more here!

No More Dusty Strategic Plans: Using Strategic Learning to Create Progress, Action, and Adaptability - August 31, 2022

Do you have a strategic plan that sits on the shelf, only to be pulled out occasionally? Are you unsure how to understand progress towards your strategic priorities? Or maybe you are just starting on a strategic planning process and are unsure where to start?

Purposeful learning can be a powerful tool in developing and implementing your strategic plan. In this session, we will explore a process for incorporating learning into your strategic planning to ensure your strategic plan (1) is grounded in evidence and curiosity, (2) is actionable and adaptable to changing contexts, and (3) includes how to understand the progress you are making. Learn more here.

How to Launch a Legacy Society Program: Strengthen Your Planned Giving - August 31, 2022

Launching a legacy program is essential to building out your planned giving program. Legacy programs are a strategy to promote planned giving and to show donors that your nonprofit accepts planned gifts. Through a legacy program, you are able to steward donors and potentially find unanticipated planned gifts. This workshop will cover the strategies for how to build and strengthen your legacy society as a way to market and retain more planned gifts for your organization. If you want to raise more money through planned giving, it is important to think about how a legacy society can help strengthen your planned giving program. Learn more here!


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