Nonprofit Workshop Series

2014 FALL NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP SERIES 
Vegso Community Resource Center (VCRC)
261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432
To register or for further information contact library@jlbr.org

INTRODUCTION TO FINDING FUNDERS AND TO THE VCRC GRANT LIBRARY
PRESENTED BY BARBARA WOODEN,
September 9, October 7, November 4, December 9, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. No Cost
Learn how to effectively use library materials, including the Foundation Center's Foundation Directory Online database. Research potential funders for your organization by developing targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs.

BUILD YOUR CAPACITY TO MANAGE CHANGE BY CHANGING
PRESENTED BY DAN FERSTENBERG, A3 ASSOCIATES, LLC
September 18, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. No Cost
Are you frustrated by challenging communication, disengaged employees and boring meetings that don't produce results? Do you feel better about your work when you feel included, when teams are working well, when results are collaborative and creative and when everyone is participating at their best? Unwittingly, the conventional structures used to organize how people routinely work together stifle inclusion and engagement. Liberating Structures introduce tiny shifts in how we meet, plan, decide and relate to one another. Liberating Structures are a disruptive innovation that can replace more controlling or constraining communication structures that we are often unaware of.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NONPROFITS: LEVERAGING THE BASICS
PRESENTED BY CARISSA KONTTINEN TAYLOR, MBA
September 23, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. No Cost
Whether you have yet to dive into social media, or you have tested the waters with limited success, it’s likely that there is untapped potential in using these vehicles to contribute to your mission. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to map, manage, and measure your efforts in a way that maximizes your precious time investment and avoids common pitfalls.

MAPPING YOUR ORGANIZATION’S STRATEGY & FUTURE
PRESENTED BY CHRISTOPHER A. NOE, PHD
October 16, 2014 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. No Cost
Do you have a clearly defined vision for your nonprofit organization’s future? Do your stakeholders and community know the vision and your strategy map to get you to your goals? What are your strategies for success and community impact? How does your strategy model affect your organization’s ability for growth, attracting top talent, and galvanizing support from top donors and corporate partners? Learn these things in a strategy work shop that is sure to broaden your view about your organization and its future outcomes. Learn what having a strategic plan means and how to execute and implement your strategy road map. Hope is not a strategy and possessing a road map for your nonprofit’s health and future is in your hands. Attend this highly dynamic and innovating work shop to develop and deploy tactics and strategies that will help shape your organization’s vision and transform your culture within to produce unlimited outcomes.

SPECIAL EVENT FUNDRAISNG – CHECK OUT THE RESULTS OF
OUT OF THE BOX THINKING: DEVELOPING A SPECIAL EVENT PROMOTION THAT IMPACTS
JAY VAN VECHTEN, BOATING & BEACH BASH - CAL MILLER, CAL MILLER & ASSOCIATES
October 28, 2014 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. No Cost
Many Non Profit organizations are paralyzed by the thought of putting on a fundraiser. William James is quoted as saying: Man can alter his life by altering his thinking. Let’s learn from some of the better out of the box thinkers and fundraisers as they take us through the steps of promotion development; promotions that get attention and raise awareness in the community. There will be plenty of time for questions as we go through the highs and lows of impactful Special Events.

WRITING THE GRANT: LEARN THE ART & SCIENCE OF GRANT PROPOSALS IN A TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
PRESENTED BY CHRISTOPHER A. NOE, PHD
November 13-14, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $100 (Includes breakfast and lunch) Limited Seating
For nonprofits wishing to learn the nuts and bolts of the art and science of grant writing, this intensive two-day workshop is just for you! The focus is will be learning best practices, learning practical application, and learning about take-away resources to guide you through your first grant proposal from A to Z. You will learn what philanthropists and foundations are discussing and looking for in a grant and most of all you will develop fundamental grant writing skills adapting all the basics of grant writing and tips for effective communication down to the planning and preparation. Learn key components of a grant proposal, the need for a case statement, creating a donor value proposition, and sharing both quantitative and qualitative success metrics in your grant proposal. Bring an open mind, a program idea, and some success stories, and you will leave with a grant narrative that redefines your organization and its impact!

EFFECTIVE NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP: THE ROLE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
PRESENTED BY TONY BEALL, PRESIDENT/CEO, MISTER NONPROFIT CONSULTANCY, INC.
December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. No Cost
Dolly Parton has her coat of many colors and as nonprofit leaders we know you have your hats of many colors. It’s expected that Non Profit leaders wear many hats and to be able provide a wide variety of skills to the position. Learn how to balance your workload, maximize relationships and prevent job burnout. We’ll have an open forum Q&A to ensure that your specific challenges are addressed. We’ll also discuss the relationship between the Executive Director and the organizations’ board members. 

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