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June Workshop Round-Up

Summer is here! Below we have provided a list of workshops we’re offering this month at the Nonprofit Learning Lab! To register and find out more about each workshop, click the workshop titles of your choice to head to the workshop page. 


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T. Clay Buck | Kindsight

Think prospect research and wealth intelligence is just for major gifts and campaigns?  Think again.  There’s a wealth – pardon the pun! – of information available about donor identity and affinity through the data and information that donors provide and that you can access easily and efficiently.  We are living and fundraising in what’s called the Connection Economy – where relationships and values are front-and-center, far more than ever before.  The trends in giving are telling us that donors are looking for deeper connections and personalized involvement with the causes they support, and there’s no better way to approach that than through your annual fund and individual giving campaigns. In this session we’ll look at the current trends in giving and understand how they inform our fundraising planning, how to integrate useable data, beyond just wealth scores and real estate value, into your planning, and easy, efficient ways to take a fundraising-intelligence informed approach to all levels of fundraising.


Kate Viana | Nontoxic Nonprofits

Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z: there are four generations in today's nonprofit workforce, and with such wildly varying communication styles and preferences in play, miscommunication is virtually inevitable - or is it? This workshop focuses on ways to address or eliminate common sources of friction, leverage the communication strengths of each generation, and set up your multigenerational team for healthier, more effective communication.


Andrea Domenica | DOMENICA CONSULTING

Through this workshop, participants will explore best-used inclusive hiring processes, become educated on the legal intricacies of hiring, and how they can leverage their positions as nonprofits to create a diverse workplace. Recognizing that the hiring process serves as a cornerstone for a company's reputation and the initial impression of top talent, this training session is tailored to ensure organizations have the groundwork to start constructing a diverse and compliant workforce. From creating compliant job descriptions to conducting equitable interviews, this training outlines best practices across nearly every stage of the hiring journey. Join us for the opportunity to reshape your organization's talent acquisition strategy, and subsequently, culture.


Collecting and talking about impact can feel complicated, expensive, and overwhelming for nonprofit leaders. Data collection can get in the way of service provision, and dedicating the time and resources for program evaluation can feel impossible. Until recently, there has not been a straightforward, affordable, and sustainable strategy which even small nonprofits can use to track impact and tell powerful impact stories. This two-day series will introduce the ImpactStory™ Strategy as an accessible and actionable way to collect and use data to move people to action.


Lauren Vanderpool | Social Impact Solutions

For most nonprofits, the summer months bring forth significant slowdowns. Though this downtime can be used for vacation, family time, team building, etc., having extra bandwidth can also be used to jumpstart End-of-Year fundraising efforts. Rather than waiting for September to roll around, having a well-paced plan for the summer months can help you and your team get a head start! Participants can expect to outline a clear plan for marketing and development teams to kick off EOY fundraising, explore how to incorporate powerful impact metrics into your EOY fundraising message, and learn how to capture powerful stories of transformation to share with donors during your EOY campaign(s).


Jami Yazdani | Yazdani Consulting

Are you concerned that there may be a gap between your nonprofit's strategic direction and what is actually happening across your organization? It can be challenging to ensure that your projects, programs, and initiatives are aligned with your strategic plan and other key organizational strategies. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the cause and impact of strategy gaps in nonprofits, along with a framework for assessing your nonprofit’s strategic alignment. We’ll cover simple techniques for creating alignment, including feasibility assessments and simple approval processes. We will also explore creating and implementing more aligned workflows. Join us and learn how to close your organization’s strategy gap!


"Build Brand Awareness: Effective Marketing Techniques for Nonprofits" is a comprehensive workshop designed to equip nonprofit organizations with the necessary skills and strategies to enhance their visibility and impact in today's competitive landscape. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, participants will delve into various marketing techniques tailored specifically for nonprofits to effectively communicate their mission, engage stakeholders, and ultimately strengthen their brand presence.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have gained practical insights and actionable strategies to enhance their nonprofit's brand awareness, effectively communicate their mission, and cultivate meaningful connections with their stakeholders and supporters.


Lily Sussman | LAS Visions LLC

Evaluations can be instrumental in demonstrating the effectiveness of your program, fulfilling funding requirements, and improving outcomes for your clients. They can also be a waste of time and resources when organizations are ill-prepared to engage in the process or use results. During this workshop we’ll learn about 5 key areas to assess your organization's readiness for program evaluation, plus cover the 3 main types of program evaluation.


Erica Waasdorp | A Direct Solution

So many people worry about how to generate major gifts. They may forget about those small donors in their database – and you have many more small donors than large ones, right? Monthly giving programs are especially effective to engage smaller donors and improve donor retention multi-fold. Best of all Monthly Donors give more money than one-time donors and it typically is unrestricted revenue. Learn the steps involved to start and organize a monthly donor program for your organization, using the tools you already have in place. If the pandemic has proven anything, it’s that the need for sustainable revenue is greater than ever. Monthly giving provides organizations funds they can count on, no matter what happens.


Tekoah Boatner | Youth Oasis

In today's rapidly changing world, embracing change is crucial for nonprofit success. This interactive workshop equips participants with the tools and strategies to navigate change initiatives effectively, address resistance, and engage stakeholders. You'll learn practical methods for measuring progress, ensuring a smooth transition, and achieving lasting impact.


Julianne Buck | Nonprofit Brains & Brawn

Logic Models conjure up images of big brain academia, but do you know that you can use them for donor conversations, too? Especially for us visual learners, Logic Models are great maps of the problem, resources available, and gaps that need to be filled - allowing the donor to follow along and come to the conclusion that they are going to fill that gap for you. Using the well-known task of laundry, we'll demonstrate the thought process of LMs.



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