WORKSHOPS 2017-04-21T16:03:15+00:00

LOW COST LEARNING

Workshops are generally conducted in morning or afternoon sessions. Each session lasts two hours, with a short break midway. Attendees are asked to check-in at least 15 minutes prior to the session. Class materials are crafted for each workshop and pre-registration is required. To register for a workshop simply click on the workshop link. Ask about hosting a specific workshop for your group or community.

NONPROFIT BOARD MEMBER BOOT CAMP

DATE: Saturday, April 22, 2017
TIME: 7:30 AM – 11:45 AM MST / 7:00AM Check In and Continental Breakfast
LOCATION: Better Business Bureau Arizona
1010 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014
COST: $149 per person  /  Buy 5 Get 1 FREE

The Nonprofit Board Boot Camp is a half day training that educates, prepares and inspires Board members of nonprofits to achieve mission success.  During the half-day intensive training, key issues that empower and nurture effective Board leadership include:
•Best Board governance practices
•Financial issues and Board member legal responsibilities
•Differences between development and fundraising
•Donor relationship cultivation and Board impact
•Board Ambassadorship, Board job descriptions, accountability
•Creating the Relationship Pipeline
•How CEOs lead and how Board members engage
•Cultivating stronger Board members, Board diversity and measurements
•Network with other nonprofit Board members

Each attendee receives a workshop book with presentation notes from sections taught plus added tools.  Additional materials include Board evaluations, measurement worksheets, task sheets, infographics for sharing, recommended reading list and a custom designed Lexicon of nonprofit terminology that Board members need to understand in order to succeed in their service.

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HOW TO WRITE A PRESS RELEASE FOR TODAY’S MEDIA

DATE: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
TIME: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM MST
LOCATION: Better Business Bureau Arizona
1010 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014
COST: $39

With today’s lightning fast social media the press release done right is more powerful than ever.  Learn how to navigate the process of connecting with the media to tell your story.  In this powerful workshop get specific strategies on:
•Format a proper, professional press release including length, font and text size
•Craft messages for media alerts, calendar notices, event coverage and partnerships
•The value of B-roll and images that the media will use
•Best and worst times for delivery in relationship to media deadlines
•Connecting the Development team to the PR team
•How and where to submit press releases
•Added uses of a press release to maximize efficiency
•Building a Leadership List that creates real and immediate impact

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MARKETING MATERIAL MUST HAVES FOR NONPROFITS

DATE: Thursday, May 4, 2017
TIME: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM MST
LOCATION: Better Business Bureau Arizona
1010 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014
COST: $39

Nonprofits have a story to tell, mission to achieve and supporters to cultivate.  Marketing materials are critical in the process of building relationships.  There are basic items that are essential tools of any nonprofit tool box.  This workshop is perfect for a new organization just starting out or a more mature NPO who needs a refresher.  In this workshop learn:
•Essential print, digital and video tools
•Costs associated with marketing tools for budgeting
•Strategies on how to invest in the right marketing tools
•When and how to use a variety of marketing tools
•Low cost ideas with maximum impact
•Tools that communicate your message without you being there
•Delivering a consistent message with brand continuity

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PREPARING FOR A SPONSORSHIP ASK

DATE: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
TIME: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM MST
LOCATION: Better Business Bureau Arizona
1010 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014
COST: $39

Before your organization goes before an individual or corporate donor for a sponsorship ask there are specific tools that should be in place. Begin your sponsorship ask with all the materials and strategies ready to go. Get specific tools that once created, will allow your organization to move quickly and efficiently through sponsorship ask process. Understanding how sponsorships work and what corporations get excited about when it comes to event sponsorships is critical. Get new strategies that will increase your success rate.  In this workshop learn:
•What corporate donors look for in terms of benefits
•How individual donors want to engage in sponsorships
•Types of sponsorships that should be structured
•How to leverage social media
•Determine how to prepare a sponsorship deck

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SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR NONPROFITS

DATE: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
TIME: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM MST
LOCATION: Foundation for Senior Living
1212 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014
COST: $39

Feeling overwhelmed by all the choices and demands of the social media stratosphere? If your organization struggles with social media, take a deep breath and develop a strategy that works with Holly Lane and Jessica Kilker of Brightside Creative Solutions.  In this workshop get the details on how to craft a successful plan that will connect your nonprofits to donors, volunteers, staff and the community it serves.  Learn how to:
•  Work with restrictions such as HIPPA and minors
•  Implement consistent use of hashtags and handles
•  Understand quality over quantity
•  Target specific audiences
•  Measure success and determine ROI

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WHAT WEALTHY DONORS REALLY WANT

DATE: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
TIME: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM MST
LOCATION: Foundation for Senior Living
1212 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014
COST: $39

Individual wealthy donors give more money than corporations and foundations combined.  However, nonprofits don’t always understand what this donor profile responds to.  Learn who is giving, where they are giving and why they are giving.  In this workshop learn the secrets behind building a strong, sustainable relationship with wealthy benefactors including:
•  How to connect with the wealth market
•  Naming rights and opportunities
•  National stats to help planning and projections
•  Donor involvement issues such as Board representation
•  Communication strategies and reporting
•  Expressing gratitude effectively

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INSTAGRAM 101 FOR NONPROFITS

DATE: Thursday, May 18, 2017
TIME: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM MST
LOCATION: Foundation for Senior Living
1212 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014
COST: $39

Instagram is a quick and easy way to share your nonprofit’s story in a visual medium.  This social media platform is gaining in strength and should be on your organization’s radar.  Learn from social media experts Holly Lane and Jessica Kilker of Brightside Creative Solutions how to maximize this tool.  Your staff, donors, volunteers and funders are using this tool – you should be too!  In this workshop learn:
•  How to set up an account – bring your phone to the workshop
•  Create a post with an enticing image
•  How to edit images
•  Tagging people, locations and the power of this
•  Hashtag functions and how they work
•  Reposting strategies
•  How to incorporate Instagram on your other social platforms

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SECRETS BEHIND AN AMAZING AUCTION

DATE: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
TIME: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM MST
LOCATION: Better Business Bureau Arizona
1010 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014
COST: $39

Most events include an auction at some point.  From silent to live auctions there are specific strategies that result in substantial revenues.  Auction expert Robyn Broshears, CEO of Auction and Event Solutions offers an in-depth look at what the most successful auctions are doing.  Learn tactics that will have dramatic impacts such as:
•  Using digital devices and phones during an auction event
•  How to encourage your auction committee for best results
•  Benefits of professional auctioneers and how to contract with them
•  Hot auction items bringing in the most bids
•  Measuring auction activity and understanding metrics
•  Costs of conducting an auction and how to measure ROI
•  The Do’s and Don’ts of auction mechanics

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TELLING YOUR NONPROFIT STORY

DATE: Thursday, May 25, 2017
TIME: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM MST
LOCATION: Foundation for Senior Living
1212 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014
COST: $39

There are plenty of ways to connect yourself to donors, volunteers and the community.  But, with so many options, how do you choose?  It begins with telling your story and working a strategy that keeps your message consistent.  Join Mark Athitakis as he defines the process of creating or refining your message.  Learn how to take a stronger and more precise approach when it comes to messaging.  In this workshop learn:
•  How to create a content strategy
•  What is a content mix that works
•  How to define you messaging goals
•  Avenues for telling your story – From social media to publishing
•  Sticky content and how to measure it

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NONPROFIT BOARD MEMBER BOOT CAMP

DATE: Saturday, June 24, 2017
TIME: 7:30 AM – 11:45 AM MST / 7:00AM Check In and Continental Breakfast
LOCATION: Better Business Bureau Arizona
1010 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014
COST: $149 per person  /  Buy 5 Get 1 FREE

The Nonprofit Board Boot Camp is a half day training that educates, prepares and inspires Board members of nonprofits to achieve mission success.  During the half-day intensive training, key issues that empower and nurture effective Board leadership include:
•Best Board governance practices
•Financial issues and Board member legal responsibilities
•Differences between development and fundraising
•Donor relationship cultivation and Board impact
•Board Ambassadorship, Board job descriptions, accountability
•Creating the Relationship Pipeline
•How CEOs lead and how Board members engage
•Cultivating stronger Board members, Board diversity and measurements
•Network with other nonprofit Board members

Each attendee receives a workshop book with presentation notes from sections taught plus added tools.  Additional materials include Board evaluations, measurement worksheets, task sheets, infographics for sharing, recommended reading list and a custom designed Lexicon of nonprofit terminology that Board members need to understand in order to succeed in their service.

REGISTER
NONPROFIT BOARD MEMBER BOOT CAMP

DATE: Saturday, July 29, 2017
TIME: 7:30 AM – 11:45 AM MST / 7:00AM Check In and Continental Breakfast
LOCATION: Better Business Bureau Arizona
1010 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014
COST: $149 per person  /  Buy 5 Get 1 FREE

The Nonprofit Board Boot Camp is a half day training that educates, prepares and inspires Board members of nonprofits to achieve mission success.  During the half-day intensive training, key issues that empower and nurture effective Board leadership include:
•Best Board governance practices
•Financial issues and Board member legal responsibilities
•Differences between development and fundraising
•Donor relationship cultivation and Board impact
•Board Ambassadorship, Board job descriptions, accountability
•Creating the Relationship Pipeline
•How CEOs lead and how Board members engage
•Cultivating stronger Board members, Board diversity and measurements
•Network with other nonprofit Board members

Each attendee receives a workshop book with presentation notes from sections taught plus added tools.  Additional materials include Board evaluations, measurement worksheets, task sheets, infographics for sharing, recommended reading list and a custom designed Lexicon of nonprofit terminology that Board members need to understand in order to succeed in their service.

REGISTER
NONPROFIT BOARD MEMBER BOOT CAMP

DATE: Saturday, August 26, 2017
TIME: 7:30 AM – 11:45 AM MST / 7:00AM Check In and Continental Breakfast
LOCATION: Better Business Bureau Arizona
1010 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014
COST: $149 per person  /  Buy 5 Get 1 FREE

The Nonprofit Board Boot Camp is a half day training that educates, prepares and inspires Board members of nonprofits to achieve mission success.  During the half-day intensive training, key issues that empower and nurture effective Board leadership include:
•Best Board governance practices
•Financial issues and Board member legal responsibilities
•Differences between development and fundraising
•Donor relationship cultivation and Board impact
•Board Ambassadorship, Board job descriptions, accountability
•Creating the Relationship Pipeline
•How CEOs lead and how Board members engage
•Cultivating stronger Board members, Board diversity and measurements
•Network with other nonprofit Board members

Each attendee receives a workshop book with presentation notes from sections taught plus added tools.  Additional materials include Board evaluations, measurement worksheets, task sheets, infographics for sharing, recommended reading list and a custom designed Lexicon of nonprofit terminology that Board members need to understand in order to succeed in their service.

REGISTER
NONPROFIT BOARD MEMBER BOOT CAMP

DATE: Saturday, September 23, 2017
TIME: 7:30 AM – 11:45 AM MST / 7:00AM Check In and Continental Breakfast
LOCATION: Better Business Bureau Arizona
1010 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014
COST: $149 per person  /  Buy 5 Get 1 FREE

The Nonprofit Board Boot Camp is a half day training that educates, prepares and inspires Board members of nonprofits to achieve mission success.  During the half-day intensive training, key issues that empower and nurture effective Board leadership include:
•Best Board governance practices
•Financial issues and Board member legal responsibilities
•Differences between development and fundraising
•Donor relationship cultivation and Board impact
•Board Ambassadorship, Board job descriptions, accountability
•Creating the Relationship Pipeline
•How CEOs lead and how Board members engage
•Cultivating stronger Board members, Board diversity and measurements
•Network with other nonprofit Board members

Each attendee receives a workshop book with presentation notes from sections taught plus added tools.  Additional materials include Board evaluations, measurement worksheets, task sheets, infographics for sharing, recommended reading list and a custom designed Lexicon of nonprofit terminology that Board members need to understand in order to succeed in their service.

REGISTER
NONPROFIT BOARD MEMBER BOOT CAMP

DATE: Saturday, October 28, 2017
TIME: 7:30 AM – 11:45 AM MST / 7:00AM Check In and Continental Breakfast
LOCATION: Better Business Bureau Arizona
1010 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014
COST: $149 per person  /  Buy 5 Get 1 FREE

The Nonprofit Board Boot Camp is a half day training that educates, prepares and inspires Board members of nonprofits to achieve mission success.  During the half-day intensive training, key issues that empower and nurture effective Board leadership include:
•Best Board governance practices
•Financial issues and Board member legal responsibilities
•Differences between development and fundraising
•Donor relationship cultivation and Board impact
•Board Ambassadorship, Board job descriptions, accountability
•Creating the Relationship Pipeline
•How CEOs lead and how Board members engage
•Cultivating stronger Board members, Board diversity and measurements
•Network with other nonprofit Board members

Each attendee receives a workshop book with presentation notes from sections taught plus added tools.  Additional materials include Board evaluations, measurement worksheets, task sheets, infographics for sharing, recommended reading list and a custom designed Lexicon of nonprofit terminology that Board members need to understand in order to succeed in their service.

REGISTER