Training Events


  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017
    8:30 am - 11:30 am Western Piedmont Community College SBC | 2128 South Sterling Street | Morganton, NC 28655

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    Do individuals on your board of directors understand where their job ends and where staff jobs begin? This workshop will guide participants through conversations and exercises that clarify the roles and responsibilities of board members vs. those of staff. Because boards exist to govern an organization, this workshop will highlight key strategies for crafting/revising your organization's mission and vision statement and outline the policies and procedures all boards should consider to reduce liability and increase productivity.

  • Thu
    28
    Sep
    2017
    2:00 pm

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    Sandy Rees shows nonprofit leaders how to fully fund their big vision, so they can spend more time changing lives instead of worrying about money. She has helped dozens of small nonprofits go from “nickel-and-dime fundraising” to adding 6 figures to their bottom line. As a trainer, she shows her students how to find ideal donors, connect through authentic messaging, and build relationships that stand the test of time, so that fundraising becomes easy and predictable.

  • Tue
    03
    Oct
    2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pmFranklin Chamber of Commerce | Franklin, NC

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    Developing robust and meaningful relationships with donors naturally gives rise to increased donor retention and giving levels over time. As fundraisers, it can be really easy to develop "asking tunnel vision". By taking an empathetic approach to donor relations and creating communications that donors want to hear/read/watch, you lay the foundation for fruitful philanthropic relationships with donors.

    Speaker(s): Mandy Pearce

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pmSurry Community College | Yadkin Center | 4649 Hwy 601 | Yadkinville, NC 27055

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    Non-Profit organizations must continually look for new funding sources and ways to support their services and mission. Fundraising is a needed skill for many non-profits as support from traditional sources shrinks and organizations search for new sources of support. This seminar reviews the primary elements of fundraising, compares the types of fundraising to an organization’s needs, and provides best practices. Participants evaluate their organization’s needs and determine where fundraising events can supplement their operations and which fundraising events they should focus on. We will also review types of fundraising and how to incorporate these events into a fundraising plan.

    Speaker(s): Amanda Pearce

  • Tue
    10
    Oct
    2017
    8:30 am - 11:30 amWilkes Community College | Sparta, NC

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    In order to be successful, a non-profit should always have a detailed strategic plan. Participants will learn key components in the strategic planning process and how to engage the appropriate board members, staff, volunteers, and/or stakeholders in the process. This workshop offers a road map for nonprofits who want an overview of strategic planning from start to finish in addition to some practical tools to use along the way.

    Speaker(s): Amanda Pearce & Marie Palacios

  • Tue
    17
    Oct
    2017
    9 am - 12 pmSurry Community College SBC | 1461 North Bridge Street | Elkin, NC 28621

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    Non-Profit Executives and Board Members need to understand the many potential roles board members can play in development/fundraising and how to identify strength/weaknesses of current and potential board members around fundraising and development priorities. We will also discuss strategies to generate actions from your board members that will support and enhance fundraising and program efforts. Identifying key steps to moving your board forward and creating a culture of support for development efforts are critical to success and growth in your community improvement initiatives. As most non-profit directors are faced with the challenge of engaging board members to assist with development efforts, they are often met with resistance and frustration. As with all fundraising, engaging in conversations and learning about those you work with is key. Learn some of the pitfalls to avoid in beginning to ask for your board’s help in development as well as the steps you can take to have more participation from your board members in all aspects of development work. Join us for this 3 hour workshop to discuss board relations, board education, and how to begin to build the foundations for a working board that will help your non-profit grow for good.

    Speaker(s): Amanda Pearce

  • Wed
    18
    Oct
    2017
    9 am - 11 am or 12 pm - 2 pmWarren Wilson College | 701 Warren Wilson Road | Swannanoa, NC 28778

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    The North Carolina Network of Grantmakers’ annual Foundation Fair aims to give nonprofits in all areas of the state access to the funding community. Akin to a “college fair,” the Foundation Fair is intended to help nonprofits find foundations that have missions and values similar to those of their own organizations.

    When attending the Foundation Fair, nonprofit organizations will have a limited time to interact with funders. Come prepared by researching what foundations are the best fit based on issue areas and organizational needs. Bring a business card and a one-page informational sheet about your organization.

  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    8:30 am - 11:30 amWestern Piedmont Community College SBC | 2128 South Sterling Street | Morganton, NC 28655

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    Creating a Realistic Budget for Your Business: Budget Deconstruction, Diversified Funding Streams, and How to Get Started! This session will identify the building blocks of a strong budget and explain how a lay out a budget, create line items, include all actual expenses, make projects when planning ahead, and ultimately create a realistic budget. We will examine how to develop the strategies to bring in the dollars through each funding stream. We will discuss how proper budgeting will guide work product. If grants are one of your funding streams, get a look at how your budget can propel grant proposals to success, and how to use messaging to raise these much needed funds. You’ll see how to accurately describe, budget, and properly package your programs and projects to effectively secure funds from diversified funding streams and create effective partnerships to help you achieve success. If you have a budget, but aren’t bringing in the dollars to cover costs, we will deconstruct a budget so you can see what might be missing in yours. This workshop is for all businesses, for and nonprofit.

  • Wed
    25
    Oct
    2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pmSurry Community College Small Business Center | Elkin, NC

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    Having a social media presence for your business is crucial in customer relationship building. It allows your potential and current customers to learn your brand and make a personal connection before their purchase. Learn about various strategies that can be used to increase your social media presence. Learn how to make engaging images, complete a competitor analysis, scheduling posts, and cross posting on multiple platforms

    Speaker(s): Amanda Pearce

  • Tue
    14
    Nov
    2017

    About National Philanthropy Day®

    Initiated in 1986, National Philanthropy Day® celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals, corporations and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. The event is coordinated by local chapters of AFP and held anytime in November. Through National Philanthropy Day®, participants are able to show appreciation for all that has been accomplished in the name of giving, as well as show that there is still more to do. It’s a way to remind our local communities, our society and the world, that the spirit of giving is alive and well.

     

  • Thu
    16
    Nov
    2017
    2 pm - 3 pm

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    Product Description

    This session will identify the building blocks of a strong budget and explain how nonprofits can easily raise the dollars needed to cover overhead costs. We will discuss how proper budgeting will propel grant proposals to success and how to use messaging to raise these much-needed funds. You’ll see how to accurately describe, budget, and properly package your programs and projects to effectively secure funds from diversified funding streams.

    You’ll learn:

    • How to write a realistic budget for your organization, programs, and projects
    • The 3 items most budgets are missing
    • Steps to diversifying your funding streams
    • How to express needs to prospective donor in ways that will ignite their passion to support your work
    • The top 3 metrics you should analyze regularly from your budget
  • Tue
    28
    Nov
    2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pmCatawba Valley Community College Small Business Center | Hickory, NC

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    To be successful a non-profit should always have a detailed strategic plan. Participants will learn key components in the strategic planning process and how to engage the appropriate board members, staff, volunteers, and/or stakeholders in the process. This workshop offers a roadmap for non-profits who want an overview of strategic planning from start to finish as well as some practical tools to use along the way.

    Call (828) 327-7000, ext. 4117 to register.

  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pmSouthwestern Community College | Sylva, NC

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    This session will identify the building blocks of a strong budget and explain how a lay out a budget, create line items, include all actual expenses, make projects when planning ahead, and ultimately create a realistic budget. This workshop is for all businesses, for and not for profit.

    Speaker(s): Mandy Pearce