Nonprofit Workshop Series

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

INTRODUCTION TO FINDING FUNDERS AND TO THE VCRC GRANT LIBRARY
PRESENTED BY BARBARA WOODEN, VCRC NONPROFIT EDUCATION COORDINATOR
January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, 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.

FEDERAL FUNDING
PRESENTED BY LISA MAX, PRESIDENT, BETTER WORLD FUNDING
January 16, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. No Cost
Did you know that the federal government is the largest funding agency in the nation? Would you like to have your piece of the pie? Attend this workshop and learn about the 26 federal grant making agencies, how to search for new funding in the grants.gov system, how to approach preparing a response, how to submit and much more.

THE NEW SOCIAL ECONOMY

PRESENTED BY CHRISTOPHER NOE, SENIOR PARTNER, CENTER FOR STRATEGIC PHILANTHROPY & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
January 30, 2014 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. No Cost
Are you wondering what the future holds for the social sector and nonprofits? Are there social innovations and trends that are emerging that you should be following to enhance your organization’s mission and to better connect to stakeholders for support? Nonprofit and business leaders alike may benefit from engaging new constituencies around the issues of social good and social change. Attend and learn how to adapt to these emerging changes in charity, philanthropy, and social enterprise.

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS: NAILING YOUR MESSAGE
PRESENTED BY JENNIFER HUDSON, PRESIDENT, THINKBEYOND PUBLIC RELATIONS
February 13, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. No Cost
Strategic communications involves more than your next news release, Facebook post or email blast. Successful organizations understand the importance of tying public relations to business objectives and the long-term positive impact doing so can have on their brand. In this interactive session, learn the four stages of communications planning, why your key stakeholder may not necessarily be your target, and the formula to develop great messaging.

12 PRINCIPLES OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP

PRESENTED BY VICKI CLARK, BUILDING THE CAPACITY OF ORGANIZATIONS
March 11, 2014 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. No Cost
This interactive session focuses on Robert Greenleaf’s 12 Principles of Servant Leadership and provides insight into how this concept can help to move this mission of your organization forward. Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world. A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first, and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible.

FUNDERS FAIR
PRESENTED BY THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOCA RATON
March 27, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. No Cost
Limited space, one person per organization, confirmed R.S.V.P. required
Have you been looking for an opportunity to speak one-on-one with local funders? Now is your chance! Join us for this unique event where local funders, big and small, will make themselves available for the morning. You’ll have a chance to speak to each funder personally. Bring your business cards and your best four minute elevator pitch.

BUILDING BETTER FUNDER-GRANTEE RELATIONSHIPS

PRESENTED BY BETSI KASSEBAUM, PRESIDENT, CENTER FOR STRATEGIC PHILANTHROPY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
April 24, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. No Cost
Common sense, strategy, and a sense of humor can go a long way to creating trust, building relationships, and developing incredible community outcomes. Join this 2 hour session and learn how to “ace the interview”, have “successful site visits”, and provide substantive “follow-up”. Plenty of time for questions and answers and “real life scenarios”.

IN TWO THOUSAND WORDS OR LESS
PRESENTED BY CHRISTOPHER NOE, SENIOR PARTNER, CENTER FOR STRATEGIC PHILANTHROPY & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
May 6, 2014 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. No Cost
Have you been asked to submit a grant online and found it difficult to convey all of your organization's great work in less than 2,000 characters? How do you successfully design a grant request when you are limited with your words and messaging? Learn tips and best practices on how to make your grant shine and win over hearts and minds in today’s electronic grant environment.

WOMEN'S POLITICAL SYMPOSIUM

May 17, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. $50.00
Are you curious about the political process? Are you currently serving as an advocate in your organization? Join us on May 17th as female experts in the political area cover everything from how a bill becomes a law to tips for running a successful campaign. Featured speaker: Kathy Groob - author of Pink Politics: The Woman’s Practical Guide to Winning Elections.

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