October Workshop Round-Up
Happy fall! 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. Our memberships provide discounts to all our paid trainings - along with many other benefits. Learn more about our memberships here.
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Jami Yazdani | Yazdani Consulting & Facilitation
Struggling to implement your nonprofit's strategic plan? Not sure how to inspire action on your strategic priorities beyond the final draft? Learn how to sustain a dynamic planning process that guides, inspires, and empowers. This workshop will cover realistic strategies for infusing plan priorities and goals throughout every level of your organization. From creating shorter-term objectives, continuing to engage your stakeholders and staff, and creating a culture of shared accountability, you can turn your strategic plan into an action plan!
How to Overcome Historic Wealth Data Challenges - October 11 **FREE
Kyle Curry and Marissa Maybee | Windfall Data
Are you using gift capacity in your wealth screening? Does it rely too much on real estate? Are you finding issues with assigning the right assets to the right individual? Knowing which constituents have the most potential is essential for nonprofits to focus their fundraising efforts. In this webinar, we will explore historical approaches to data and why some screenings can be inaccurate, the 4 V's of data and why it is challenging to maintain accuracy, examples of data sources that are tough to analyze or incorporate in screenings, newer approaches to Wealth Screening and how your can supercharge your fundraising efforts in 2023. Find out how organizations have increased and diversified their major gift prospects by leveraging this new approach. We hope you and your team will join us!
David Langton | Langton Creative Group
Have you been thinking about a refresh or update for your nonprofits' brand? Gain insight into creative strategies on how brands work for advocacy and cause-related marketing. Behind every successful nonprofit is a brand personality that matters. In this workshop, attendees will look at the key steps to build a new brand or refresh a legacy brand to improve the relationship with your supporters.
Effective Coalitions & Collaborations: Leading Teams To Greater Impact - October 16 + 23
Julie Ha Truong | Leadership Savvy
Now more than ever we need strong, diverse, effective leaders. Leaders with passionate hearts and strategic minds. We’ll share the top skills needed for successful leaders today. Gain insights to improve your own leadership, by leading teams and partnerships towards greater impact. Increase your leadership skills as well as your ability to influence and gain buy-in. Strengthen your team, organization, and meet mission-driven goals. Day 1 will provide a framework for understanding today’s leadership skills, as well as managing team and group dynamics. Day 2 will dive into strategies for effectively leading in partnership. Learn the 5 keys to successful collaborations. Both days will include interactive exercises and actionable tools for leading groups.
Stephanie Cory | Stephanie Cory Consulting
As volunteer leaders, board members play a critical role in their organizations’ success. Learn the fundamentals of effective governance through exploring the basic roles and responsibilities of the board and for individual board members. Explore what board members’ fiduciary duties—of care, loyalty and obedience—are really about. Learn what guidance the Standards for Excellence Code provides for board leadership. This webinar will equip you with the tools you need to institute best practices for your board and fulfill your obligations as an individual board member.
Upgrading Nonprofit Governance with Board Management Software - October 25 **FREE
Leah Grobey and Chelsey Reichart | OnBoard
The nonprofit landscape has changed considerably over the last few years. And with that change has come the evolution of the tools required to achieve and maintain effective governance. In this new hybrid era, board management software has become the standard for modern governance technology. However, many nonprofit boards still employ outdated processes and procedures. In this session, attendees will learn how board management software can simplify governance so that nonprofits have more time to focus on their mission and accelerate their impact. Join two nonprofit governance experts as they explore how board management software enhances board engagement and effectiveness, facilitates productive meetings, and equips boards with actionable data analytics.
Belinda Li | CiTTA Partnership
Surveys can be a powerful tool that helps a nonprofit better understand program participants’ satisfaction with its services and thus learn how to improve or change those services; the impact of its offerings; what messages would best resonate with key stakeholders; and more. However, findings from a survey are only useful if the survey respondents truly understood what you were asking, and were able to provide their points of view in an accessible and authentic manner. When you are trying to survey multi-cultural groups in a single study, or certain demographics such as youth or new immigrants, that could prove even more challenging. Sometimes as simple as the choice of words would lead to a misunderstanding of the intent of a survey question. The way the surveys are administered could also create barriers or biases. In this workshop, the presenter, Belinda Li, will share some approaches to designing culturally and demographically responsive surveys to help nonprofits capture authentic and potentially more in-depth responses from different cultures and communities.
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