Non-profit Institute 2021 (Jan - March)

Your Price: $250.00
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Course Number:WKS-FA20 1150

8 meetings, Jan 28 - March 18, 2021

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Location: via Zoom

Instructor: Abbie Von Schlegell, Consultant

Workshop will run eight consecutive sessions, weekly, on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm via Zoom January 28 - March 18, 2021.


This program offers a complete overview of resource development functions. Open to nonprofit staff, board members and community volunteers, discussion will focus on real world needs and daily challenges.


Participants may enroll in the 8-part series for $250; the fee for each separate session is $40.00.


Abbie has 40+ years of nonprofit experience and is a Certified Governance Trainer with BoardSource and is a Strategic Partner with DonorSearch, the prospect research company.

January 28:  Basics of Development                                                                                        

·        Getting started – what is needed

·        Different types of fundraising – which is best for you?

·        Government and infrastructure requirements for nonprofits

·        Staff, board members, volunteers – how does it all work together?

 

February 4  Governance (Nonprofit Boards)

·        Roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members

·        Fundraising by board members

·        Committees, Task Forces, other involvement

·        Advisory, Honorary, Emeritus – how and when to have them

 

February 11:  Finances for Nonprofits

·        Fund Accounting – what is it? How is it different?

·        Do you need to have staff for finances?

·        Role of the Board, the Treasurer

 

February 18:  Volunteers  

·        Recruiting and retaining volunteers

·        Matching their needs with yours

·        Creating meaningful jobs for them

·        When not to try to use volunteers

 

February 25:  Annual Fund/Annual Appeals  

·        Why have an annual appeal at all?

·        How to best structure annual appeals, amid special events, campaigns

·        What about monthly giving

·        Only direct mail or involving volunteers?

 

March 4:  Major Gifts (from individuals)  

·        What is a major gift for your organization?

·        Why should we focus on individuals?

·        Identifying, engaging, cultivating, asking

·        The importance of stewardship

 

March 11:  Corporations   

·        Researching them, matching their interests with your needs

·        Best ways to approach, building relationships

·        Letters of inquiry, full proposals

·        How to use your board and volunteers with these

 

March 18:  Foundations

·        Researching them, matching their interests with your needs

·        Best ways to approach

·        Letters of inquiry, full proposals

·        How to use your board and volunteers with these


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