WNA’s training is taking place regularly, in the form of webinars. Currently available on demand.

  • Introduction to Search Engine Optimization
  • Structuring the High-Performance Board
  • Think Bigger and Get Bolder with Your Nonprofit Growth
  • Cyber Security, Compliance, and Privacy
  • Nonprofit Startup: Legal Issues and Documents
Capacity is key to success. Most nonprofit leaders are acutely aware of the connection between their capacity and their ability to fulfill mission. It is as simple as those who have more capacity or greater organizational capacity can do more. And, it isn’t only about money. Nonprofits need resources of all kinds and the skills and tools to manage them. Technology, volunteers, strong board governance and financial acumen can provide some answers but an important first step is to identify assets and needs and determine what works best and what can work better.
For over 15 years, Forward Community Investments (FCI) has been providing advisory services to nonprofits. Now, and with the support of a Strengthening Communities Fund Grant through the Department of Children and Families, FCI will help insure that even more nonprofits will be able to increase their capacity. FCI has partnered with Frank Martinelli, The Center for Public Skills Training, and Shelly Schnupp, SMS and Associates, to facilitate this extraordinary event.
Please join us at this no-cost workshop where participants will gain hands-on experience with an organizational self-assessment tool and receive an action-planning guide for expanding and building capacity. The learning continues after the workshop through follow-up webinars, to help nonprofits continue to accomplish their goals.

Advanced Fundraising: Ten Steps to Success

From individual to corporate, religious to government, and everyone in between, personalize your fundraising tactics to engage the donors. Potential constituencies are examined along with communication processes, as well as growth and retention strategies. The organization, management, boards, volunteers and the various methods of fund-raising are reviewed, with emphasis on the role of donors.

Basic Financial Management

Your organization’s financial health depends upon sound financial management. This workshop will provide you with the financial tools you need to effectively manage your organization and attract funding. This workshop is designed for nonprofit managers and board members who have little or no formal background in financial management or accounting. Topics to be Covered Include:

  • Proven guidelines for developing your budget
  • How to present your budget to your board
  • Using your budget to measure performance
  • The vital distinction between direct and indirect costs
  • How to read and understand financial statements
  • Principles of good cash management & developing a reserve
  • Long-range financial planning, including planning for major purchases and building an endowment fund

Asking for the Major and Planned Gift

Whether you are just starting a planned giving program or embarking upon a capital campaign, you will benefit from Gordy’s seasoned background in development. What is the best technique to use when setting appointments with prospects? How do I determine if I am actually making progress? Gordy will answer these questions and more. Among the things you will learn:

  • How to end procrastination and call reluctance
  • How to prospect and obtain favorable interviews
  • Exactly what to say on the phone
  • Ways to close the gift and follow-up
  • What you need/don’t need to know about taxes, investments, and planned gifts
  • The best way to plan your time and measure your success

By the end of the day, you will feel more comfortable with your role in securing major gifts. You will have learned all of the basics and more about Asking for Major and Planned Gifts. If you have never taken a class like this before, now is the time to consider doing so.

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