Training Events


  • Thu
    11
    Jan
    2018
    1 pm - 4 pmF. Diane Honeycutt Center | 600 McLean Street | Laurinburg, NC 28352

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    This 3-hour session will identify the building blocks of a strong budget and explain how nonprofits can easily raise the dollars needed to cover overhead costs like salaries, rent/mortgages, utilities, office supplies, and more. 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 three 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 for supporting your work
    •The top 3 metrics you should regularly analyze from your budget

    Speaker(s): Amanda Pearce, CFRE

  • Thu
    11
    Jan
    2018
    9 am - 12 pmF. Diane Honeycutt Center | 600 McLean Street | Laurinburg, NC 28352

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    Are you thinking about starting a non-profit or are you currently working with an organization that is just getting off the ground? This workshop will offer a comprehensive checklist of things that must be done in the first three years to lay a foundation for success. Participants will walk away with resources to ensure that their organization is in compliance with state/federal laws as well as a greater understanding of the key components of development that impact sustainability.
    At the end of this session, you will be able to:

    1) Understand key documentation and legal processes for beginner non-profits
    2) Establish a checklist/timeline for your non-profit with critical development milestones
    3) Ensure that your organization is in compliance and can legally solicit funds at the local, state, and federal level.
    4) Apply knowledge to create a more realistic/competitive operating budget

    Speaker(s): Amanda Pearce, CFRE

  • Tue
    16
    Jan
    2018
    9 am - 12 pmWilkes Community College | 115 Atwood Street | Sparta, NC 28675

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    When you take a look at your board of directors what do you see? Worker bees exhausted from the daily grind of keeping the organization running? Are there simply warm bodies in seats? Perhaps there are seats left empty by big name people who never seem to find the time for meetings? This workshop evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of your board. Participants will gain a clear understanding of who "could" and "should" be on their board of directors as well as processes and procedures to ensure that board members are screened, equipped, and empowered to generate impact for your organization.

    Speaker(s): Mandy Pearce

  • Wed
    17
    Jan
    2018
    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 brining 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.

    Speaker(s): Amanda Pearce

  • Tue
    23
    Jan
    2018
    9 am - 5 pmMontoya & Associates | 4233 Pablo Professional Ct., Suite 201 | Jacksonville, FL 32224

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    This one day class is designed for beginners, as well as practiced grant writers who need to understand the elements of a proposal and how to successfully integrate each into a successful proposal, as well as the process for successful grant research.

    This workshop will cover basic grant writing objectives, the seven elements of almost every proposal, formatting, how to customize proposals to the granting organization, developing relationships with donors and grant management.

  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2018
    1 pm - 4 pmF. Diane Honeycutt Center | 600 McLean Street | Laurinburg, NC 28352

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    When you take a look at your board of directors what do you see? Worker bees exhausted from the daily grind of keeping the organization running? Are there simply warm bodies in seats? Perhaps there are seats left empty by big name people who never seem to find the time for meetings?

    This workshop evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of your board. Participants will gain a clear understanding of who “could” and “should” be on their board of directors as well as processes and procedures to ensure that board members are screened, equipped, and empowered to generate impact for your organization.

    At the end of this session, you will be able to:
    1) Understand board roles & responsibilities
    2) Evaluate the effectiveness of your current board and identify the gaps
    3) Implement strategies to increase board contributions/activity
    4) Develop strategies to strengthen the relationship between the board and staff
    5) Engage your board in basic fundraising/development initiatives

     

    Speaker(s): Amanda Pearce, CFRE

  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2018
    9 am - 12 pmF. Diane Honeycutt Center | 600 McLean Street | Laurinburg, NC 28352

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    Non-Profit organizations must diversify their funding streams or risk closing the doors when that “one source” dries up. This workshop is a game changer for board members or staff members who are ready to develop the new, diverse funding streams needed sustain and grow the organization. Participants will evaluate the pros and cons of diversified funding, best practices for new capacity building opportunities, the primary elements of successful fundraising, and time management skills needed to navigate a new world of resource development.

    At the end of this session, you will be able to:
    - Understand how diversified funding streams contribute to long-term sustainability and success
    - Identify new ways to generate the resources and dollars you need to support and grow your programs, projects and/or services.
    - Explain the characteristics of and best practices for successful fundraising
    - Avoid common pitfalls when tackling multiple funding streams simultaneously
    - Gain time management techniques needed to juggle fundraising on multiple fronts

    Speaker(s): Amanda Pearce, CFRE

  • Tue
    13
    Feb
    2018
    9 am - 5 pmFranklin Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center | 98 Hyatt Road | Franklin, NC 28734

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    If you are new to grant writing and research, or find yourself with experience writing grants without receiving funding, this is the class for you.

    This one day class is designed for beginners, as well as practiced grant writers who need to understand the elements of a proposal and how to successfully integrate each into a successful proposal, as well as the process for successful grant research.

    This workshop will cover basic grant writing objectives, the seven elements of almost every proposal, formatting, how to customize proposals to the granting organization, developing relationships with donors and grant management.

    This workshop will also help you learn the details needed to begin research, to conduct successful grant research, and the skill set to help save you time in your searches so you can actually begin writing. We will cover the details needed before you can begin any research, management of research to make efficient use of your time, how to locate available grants on the local, state and government levels, how to navigate organizational websites to locate funding opportunities, grant databases and other resources that fit your specific needs, as well as pitfalls to avoid that will save you time and cut down on frustration as you work to locate donors whose priorities match your needs.

    During this 8 hour workshop you will hear real stories from the non-profit world, do’s and don’ts of grant writing, you will have access to successfully funded proposals and you will leave with the skill set to begin writing quality grant applications.

    Register by December 31st and save!

  • Tue
    20
    Feb
    2018
  • Tue
    27
    Feb
    2018
    9 am - 12 pmSouthwestern Community College | 447 College Drive | Sylva, NC 28779

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    Are you thinking about starting a non-profit or are you currently working with an organization that is just getting off the ground? This workshop will offer a comprehensive checklist of things that must be done in the first three years to lay a foundation for success. Participants will walk away with resources to ensure that their organization is in compliance with state/federal laws as well as a greater understanding of the key components of development that impact sustainability.

    Speaker(s): M. Pearce

  • Tue
    06
    Mar
    2018
    9 am - 5 pmQueens University of Charlotte Levine Center | 1900 Selwyn Avenue | Charlotte, NC 28274

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    This one-day class is designed for beginners, as well as practiced grant writers who need to understand the elements of a proposal and how to successfully integrate each into a successful proposal, as well as the process for successful grant research.

    This workshop will cover basic grant writing objectives, the seven elements of almost every proposal, formatting, how to customize proposals to the granting organization, developing relationships with donors and grant management.

    This workshop will also help you learn the details needed to begin research, to conduct successful grant research, and the skill set to help save you time in your searches so you can actually begin writing. We will cover the details needed before you can begin any research, management of research to make efficient use of your time, how to locate available grants on the local, state and government levels, how to navigate organizational websites to locate funding opportunities, grant databases and other resources that fit your specific needs, as well as pitfalls to avoid that will save you time and cut down on frustration as you work to locate donors whose priorities match your needs.

    During this 8-hour workshop you will hear real stories from the non-profit world, do’s and don’ts of grant writing, you will have access to successfully funded proposals and you will leave with the skill set to begin writing quality grant applications.

  • Tue
    03
    Apr
    2018
    9 am - 12 pmMitchell Community College | 701 W. Front Street | Statesville, NC 28677

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    This workshop evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of your board. Participants will gain a clear understanding of who “could” and “should” be on their board of directors as well as processes and procedures to ensure that board members are screened, equipped, and empowered to generate impact for your organization.

  • Wed
    11
    Apr
    2018
    8:30 am - 11:30 amWestern Piedmont Community College SBC | 2128 South Sterling Street | Morganton, NC 28655

    Register!

    This workshop will provide the details needed to begin and conduct successful grant research, and the skills to save you time in your searches so you can actually begin writing. We will cover: what you need before you begin any research research management to make efficient use of your time how to locate grants on the local, state and government levels how to navigate websites to locate funding opportunities grant databases and other resources that fit your specific needs pitfalls to avoid that will save you time and cut down on frustration as you work to locate funders whose priorities match your needs.

    Speaker(s): Amanda Pearce

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018
    9 am - 12 pmMitchell Community College | 701 W. Front Street | Statesville, NC 28677

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    As non-profit development staff are faced with the challenge of engaging board members to assist with development efforts, they are often met with resistance and frustration. 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.