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June Workshop Round Up

Updated: Jun 9, 2023

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

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.

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 the 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!

“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.

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.

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. Attendees will leave the workshop with actionable steps to follow in scaling their programs.

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.

Many companies seek to engage their employees by offering them opportunities to give back to the community. As nonprofit leaders, it is likely time to reimagine how you engage with companies to develop your corporate volunteer program. 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.

Organizations have encountered much change in the past few years. Building a reliable method of earned revenue can help your organization emerge from the grant funder or gala-dependent cycle. What are your organization's strengths, assets, services, or expertise that could be utilized for earned revenue? How can you make sure to manage and build an earned revenue model that delivers to your community's expectations? In this workshop, we will explore practical examples from other organizations and review steps to build, manage and maintain earned revenue models. Participants will explore new opportunities through analyzing their organization’s assets, reflecting on their goals, and reviewing practical examples from other organizations to generate additional revenue streams outside of the traditional donor funding.


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