Community Foundation Announces Free Nonprofit Training Series

 

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is offering a series of free workshops and webinars for staff and board members of area nonprofit organizations.

Made possible by the support of First Source Federal Credit Union, the sessions will take place at The Community Foundation, 2608 Genesee Street, Utica. Due to limited seating, advance registration is required. Visit foundationhoc.org/events to register.

Contact The Community Foundation, 315-735-8212, info@foundationhoc.org, for additional information.

 

POSTPONED: Strategic Planning Implementation: Making the Most of Your Plan

Date: This training is postponed until further notice. A new date to be announced.

Time: Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., presentation from 9 a.m. – noon.

Cost: Free

A growing organization needs a strategic plan to guide its program development, build a solid financial foundation and prepare for challenges. Implementing such a roadmap can be challenging. This session will explore how to best use a strategic plan and keep board and staff engaged in the process.

 

POSTPONED: Charting a Course to Campaign Readiness

Date: This training is postponed until further notice. A new date to be announced.

Time: Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., presentation from 9 – 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

A successful capital campaign is all about preparation on the front end. This session will review fundamentals that need to be in place to maximize campaign results, including selection of counsel, developing a campaign vision, identifying top prospects, building a volunteer base and more.

 

POSTPONED: The 7 Truths of Successful Grant-Funded Proposals

Date: This training is postponed until further notice. A new date to be announced.

Time: Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., presentation from 9 – 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

This session will discuss tips, tools and tactics for winning grants, addressing the seven most important things to consider when preparing a proposal asking for funding.

 

POSTPONED: Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You – The Pragmatist’s Guide to Successful Special Events

Date: This webinar is postponed until further notice. A new date to be announced.

Time: Webinar from noon – 1:30 p.m., lunch will be provided

Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members (must be paid online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter in advance)

Special events create valuable fundraising opportunities, but it’s important to set financial, time management and resource expectations. This session will review successful events, including how to define success, knowing when to move on and setting pragmatic boundaries for the future.

 

The Art of the Legacy Ask

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Time: Webinar from noon – 1:30 p.m., lunch will be provided

Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members (must be paid online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter in advance)

Many organizations have grown a legacy program and have an impressive pipeline of donors interested in leaving a legacy gift and now comes the big moment: THE ASK! This webinar will explain how legacy and major gift asks differ. It will also explore how the research on donor decision-making can help create a deeply personal and successful legacy ask.

 

Audit Considerations for Your Nonprofit: Compliance and Best Practices

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Time: Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., presentation from 9 a.m. – noon.

Cost: Free

Nonprofit board responsibilities include overseeing the organization’s accounting functions and performance of the independent auditor if one is hired. This presentation will discuss important audit considerations and requirements for board members, including the impact of the Nonprofit Revitalization Act on their role in the audit process.