WORKSHOPS 2017-05-16T13:28:32+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.

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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RECRUITING AND VETTING BOARD MEMBERS

DATE: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
TIME: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM MST
LOCATION: Foundation for Senior Living
1201 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014
COST: $39

A nonprofit organization is led by the efforts of its Board of Directors.  From establishing mission, vision and values to fundraising, a Board is the foundation of organizational success.  But how is a strong Board created and where do great Board Members come from.  In this workshop the following topics are covered:
•Defining what type of Board membership skills are needed
•Board diversity is much more than gender and ethnicity
•Formation of Emeritus, Honorary, Young Professional and Leadership Boards
•Board job descriptions, measurements and evaluations
•Board governance issues and key factors in keeping Board Members engaged
•Term limits and pathways to cultivating top leadership positions
•How to vet prospective Board Members
•Process of voting in new Board Members

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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 your 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.

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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.

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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