Board Chairs Roundtables (April 16 and April 24)
Attorney Jack Horak will lead the discussion for Board Chairs only, answering questions on policies and procedures that can protect your organization from liability. The first session is for Chairs of Boards that are less structured or emerging. The second session is for the Chairs of well-structured, well established Boards.
Nonprofit Capitalization Workshop (May 15)
The Nonprofit Finance Fund will present two sessions, one for arts organizations only and the second for other nonprofits. The workshops will focus on issues such as business models and balance sheet health, and the kinds of assets required for liquidity, risk, and change. One Board and one staff member must attend this four hour workshop as a team. This session will be of particular interest to organizations that are in a position to begin or advance their thinking about longer term financial planning, rather than day to day crisis management.
Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising (May 21)
It's never been more important for boards and staff to work together effectively to solicit financial support for your organization. Designed for board-staff teams, this practical session addresses the complementary roles board members play in their organization's governance and resource development. The session begins with a close look at board recruitment, structure, operations, and culture, knowing that weak boards don't raise funds effectively. The second part of the session focuses on how to involve board members in effective fundraising. Chuck Loring is back by popular demand to lead this all-day session.
Planned Giving 201 (June 5)
Please join the Senior Development Team of the Community Foundation for an interactive workshop on planned giving marketing and case studies. In order to participate you must have approved bequest language for your organization and a gift acceptance policy for bequests in place or in progress; you also must register as a “pair” at minimum, meaning one (at least) staff member and one (at least) board member. Bring marketing samples, whether or not they contain any information about planned giving options. At the end of this session, there will be an optional session on charitable gift annuities. Many who attended Planned Giving 101 had questions on this particular gift vehicle and this session is being provided to give a “lightly” technical overview and to answer questions.
Communicating Impact (Sept/Oct)
How can nonprofits measure their impact, and how do they inform grantors, donors and others about their work in a meaningful way? We will explore these concepts in one session for arts organizations and a separate session for other nonprofits.
Board Chairs Roundtables (October)
Strategic Planning (November 13)
Another round of roundtables, with the focus determined by April’s participants
A process that aligns mission with community needs, strategic planning is a critical leadership tool. This three-hour workshop led by Janna Pedersen will help Board and staff leaders understand what strategic planning is, what it isn’t, and why planning is essential in today’s competitive environment. The workshop includes a step-by-step overview of the process and practical exercises to help nonprofit leaders begin to plan strategically.