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October Workshop Round Up

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


Do-Able Fundraising for Real-World Boards - October 3rd, 2022

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 and register here.


How to Train, Engage, Manage & Retain Virtual & On Site Volunteers - October 11, 2022

Do you rely on volunteers? Are you finding it difficult to recruit new volunteers in 2022? This live workshop covers strategies on how to recruit, train and engage volunteers whether your organization offers in-person, virtual or hybrid volunteer opportunities. During this hour session, we will review strategies to manage, recruit, interview and train new and returning volunteers. Interested in learning more about this workshop? Click here!

Improving Operational Procedures at Your Nonprofit: Optimizing Operations - October 12th, 2022

As a nonprofit grows and expands and changes over time, it is essential that operating procedures are optimized, streamlined and documented. Nonprofit leaders need to develop effective operating procedures to complete projects, manage programs and fulfill an organization’s mission. This workshop is ideal for organizations going through change, expanding, bringing on new staff or for organizations looking to improve their operating procedures. Read more here!

How to Create a Case Statement For Funding Support: Templates & Methods to Develop a Case Statement - October 13, 2022

A fully developed case statement is crucial to a grant proposal, capital campaign, end-of-year campaign, or one-on-one donor solicitation. Do you have an old case statement that needs to up be updated? Or have never created a case statement that makes grant writing a challenge?

After writing, updating or revising your case statement comes the need for to find grants that align with your organization's mission and programs. Join us for this workshop to review the core components of a case statement using a template provided and get started writing, updating, or revising your organization's case statement. We will cover different databases you can use to find grants and how you can also utilize your board members to help you build relationships with foundations. There will be opportunities for feedback, development, and writing in this workshop! Learn more and register here!

Statistics for Nonprofit Professionals: Making Informed Decisions - October 17th, 2022

Data and statistics help us make informed, thoughtful decisions. Using statistics to improve our ability to understand the world around us--within and outside of our organizations. This workshop will provide content to help nonprofit professionals build a foundation onto which they can build their skill and confidence in using and describing statistics in their work. Participants will learn about introductory statistics and hypothesis tests that will help them make informed decisions to strengthen their organization's impact. Read more here!

Telling an Executive Level Story - October 18th, 2022

Despite ever-changing technologies, one skill remains vital to master: the ability to tell a compelling, executive-level story. It is essential to understand the basic principles of how to tell an effective, audience-tailored story as well as create compelling visuals to support that story. This workshop will cover the essentials on how to deliver a powerful, audience-tailored presentation as well as the basics of creating a slide deck that supports your presentation and ensures that your message is actionable and impactful. Register for this free webinar here!

Leading Teams, Partnerships, and Collaborations Towards Greater Impact - October 12 & 19th, 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. This process has led to plans that have failed to meet its full potential. Community engagement, though at times unwieldy and time-consuming, is critical to truly propel all variables towards a common goal. You’ll see that when done well, a snowball effect happens, where the impossible becomes possible. Learn strategies for engaging community stakeholders while balancing organizational/group needs (ie. strategy, mission, resources). Explore ways to leverage your leadership to build a collaborative and sound planning process. Learn more here.



Train the Trainers Workshop: Virtual Edition - September 12th, 14th and 16th, 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. Register for this 3-part workshop series here.