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March Workshop Round-Up

Happy March! 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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Greg Wilken | Endunamo Consulting

Nonprofit human resources is essential for recruiting talent, a positive organizational culture and retaining staff. This series training covers strategies from recruitment to termination, onboarding, leaves of absence and employee agreements. This workshop will help you better understand what to include in an employee handbook and how to navigate evolving employment laws to maintain compliance. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of identifying potential areas of risk and learn strategies for improving workplace culture and employee engagement. The training is designed to address the distinctive challenges faced by nonprofit leaders managing HR with an emphasis on fostering a healthy and positive organizational culture by ensuring that your organization has effective HR policies.

Albert Vasquez | Rosterfy

In the ever-evolving landscape of nonprofit work, staying ahead of the curve in volunteer management is crucial for maintaining a dynamic, effective, and impactful organization. Gain key insights to enhance the volunteer experience, appeal to Gen Z, and use data and technology for more impactful volunteer management. Equip yourself with the skills, knowledge, and tools to revolutionize your approach and make a meaningful difference in your community and organization.

Dave Lewis | SnailWorks, LLC

Direct mail remains an indispensable fundraising channel, but it is much more effective when coordinated with other marketing channels. At very little additional expense, fundraisers can reinforce their direct mail message and provide additional opportunities to give. In this session, we will look at methods for timing and coordinating multiple marketing channels around direct mail. You will be able to target your donors with messages immediately before and after they get the mail piece. We will delve into the how-to of putting coordinating tools to use.

This workshop will give attendees valuable insights and practical knowledge on harnessing AI to enhance fundraising efforts. Participants will leave the workshop equipped with the tools and understanding to implement AI-driven strategies. This will enable them to build stronger relationships with donors, optimize fundraising campaigns, and significantly impact your organization's missions. By integrating AI responsibly and ethically into fundraising practices, organizations can unlock new opportunities, make data-driven decisions, and engage donors more personally. Stay at the forefront of innovation and maximize your organization's philanthropic impact!

Libby Magliolo | The Slide Master

In the 2-session "Data-Driven Presentations" workshop, participants will learn how to transform raw numbers into captivating stories and visuals that not only resonate with their audience, but drive action as well. The workshop will review the foundational elements of data visualizations, so that attendees gain a comprehensive understanding of charts and graphs that facilitate clear and effective data communication. The workshop will also delve into the realm of advanced data visualizations, as well as learn how to craft customized infographics, understanding when and how to employ these visual wonders to enhance the narrative of their data presentations. Attendees will learn the strategies to breathe life into their data, contextualizing it in ways that make it both memorable and powerful. By incorporating storytelling techniques into their presentations, they will leave a lasting impression on their audience, engaging them on a deeper level and driving actionable insights.

Frances Roen | Fundraising Sol

What happens when a donor doesn’t respond to your meeting request? Whether your request is to take them to coffee, to offer a tour, or to request a gift — donor silence can be disheartening, but it's not the end of the road or the relationship. Join us for a workshop designed to equip fundraising professionals with strategies to navigate and engage with unresponsive donors effectively. We'll explore respectful and tactful ways to inquire again when initial meeting requests go unanswered, and effective ways to move forward with your individual fundraising program.

In this fast paced session, we'll dive into practical, user-centered design techniques to make your website welcoming to visitors, provide them with real value, and guide them towards the actions that are important to your organization.This session is crafted to benefit everyone, whether you're new to User Experience (UX) or have years of experience. We'll talk about defining and prioritizing your audience's needs, aligning them with your organizational goals using an engagement pyramid, and effectively conveying your mission through intuitive navigation and homepage design. Additional tips will cover visual hierarchies, effective page text, inclusivity and accessibility, and more. Join us to gain insights from years of nonprofit UX best practices and leave with straightforward ways to make your site more user-centric.

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.

Austin Hattox | Pixel Lighthouse

Nonprofit websites are complicated: they have to speak to several audiences (program participants, donors, the general public, partners, and many others) while still representing your work well. Just having a website is easy, but having a website that resonates is something else entirely. After all, you want your nonprofit's website to encourage meaningful action. With so many competing requirements, it's surprisingly difficult to know if things are actually "working." In this workshop, we'll cover how to determine if your nonprofit's website is effective (and if it's not, what you can do to fix it). By knowing what to look for, you can identify areas for improvement and ensure your online presence supports your mission and grows your community.

Sarah & Michelle | Impact Aligned

Your fundraising success hinges on the effective use of technology. This workshop is tailored for Executive Directors, Directors of Development, and Directors of Advancement empowering you to learn how to leverage technology operations to elevate your major gifts strategy. Learn how to be more effective and efficient with which donors you are cultivating and closing by letting your CRM and technology operations guide you on the operational and administrative side. Gain practical insights into the power of dynamic prioritization, creating data flow automation within your CRM, and the must-haves in your donor management system to ensure you can streamline your workflow, enhance donor relationships, and ultimately boost your close rate. Embrace the transformative impact of technology operations and take a significant step toward your organization's sustainability and growth.

Meena Das | Namaste Data

This engaging workshop focuses on equipping nonprofit professionals with the skills to create surveys that effectively reach and respect all communities. We'll cover essential topics like question framing, using inclusive language, and ensuring survey accessibility. Participants will also engage in a hands-on activity to practice developing survey questions that are both inclusive and effective. This session is ideal for those looking to deepen their understanding and application of inclusive practices in survey design, ensuring that their data collection truly represents the voices they serve. Join us for a practical, insightful, and actionable learning experience. Promise of the session: You will work through an exercise to practice designing questions that can get you the most helpful information in the least number of questions.

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