Certificate in Volunteer Management

Certificate in Volunteer Management (Virtual)

Laurel Westmoreland


  • Session 2
    April 22, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • Session 3
    April 29, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

The Certificate in Volunteer Management prepares today’s volunteer managers to more effectively recruit, retain and recognize volunteers. Developed to address the challenges all volunteer managers encounter, the curriculum is designed by Hands On Network, the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute.  In this three-day certificate program, NLC Trainer Sara Leonard, MBA, CFRE, will lead you Read More

Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Overcoming Unconscious Bias (Virtual)

Laurel Westmoreland


  • April 28, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

What is unconscious bias, and how does it affect your interactions and decisions? Research suggests that diverse teams may be more productive but are often less connected. Why? The attitudes and biases we carry that we’re not even aware of can dictate our perceptions of ourselves and others. This influences our behavior, both at work Read More

Develop a Winning Case for Support

Develop a Winning Case for Support (Virtual)

Laurel Westmoreland


  • Session 1
    May 5, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • Session 2
    May 12, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

A nonprofit’s case for support tells your organization’s story in a compelling manner and articulates the reasons a donor should support your mission. A case for support is critical to distinguishing your organization from other nonprofits and for ensuring that your staff and board can consistently and clearly communicate your organization’s message. After this two-part Read More

Be Ready Disaster Preparedness Series

Be Ready Series: Be Your Best by Preparing Your Nonprofit for the Worst (Virtual)

Laurel Westmoreland


  • Hurricane & Disaster Preparedness for Individuals
    May 13, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • Hurricane & Disaster Preparedness for Nonprofit Organizations
    May 19, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Disasters, both humanmade and natural, are a regular occurrence in our lives. Just because you are prepared for a hurricane, doesn’t mean you are ready for a mass shooting, event or flood. All disasters are different and require you to prepare and respond accordingly — as individuals and as nonprofit leaders. In this two-part disaster Read More

Dare to Lead: Becoming More Courageous & Authentic

Dare to Lead™: Becoming More Courageous and Authentic (Virtual)

Laurel Westmoreland


  • May 25, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Fans of Dr. Brené Brown — renowned author, researcher, speaker and podcaster — will enjoy this interactive, deep dive into Dare to Lead™, guided by local connection expert Liz Wooten-Reschke, MPA CDTLF CGT. The changes required by nonprofits will only happen if community leaders are committed to courage and managers are willing to lead by Read More

Boost Your Mental Fitness

Boost Your Mental Fitness to Lead Courageously (Virtual)

Laurel Westmoreland


  • June 10, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Your internal voice plays a significant role in helping you achieve your success or derail your progress. There are 10 saboteurs that can wreak havoc on your personal and professional life. Imagine what life could be like when you learn to move away from negative self-talk. After this class, you can, and you will. Much Read More

Certificate in Grant Writing

Certificate in Grant Writing (Virtual)

Laurel Westmoreland


  • Session 1
    June 17, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • Session 2
    June 24, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • Session 3
    July 1, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • Session 4
    July 8, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

To succeed in today’s competitive grant writing environment, fundraisers and nonprofit professionals must practice and master critical skills to develop winning proposals. Now, you can take your career and impact to the next level by obtaining your Certificate in Grant Writing. During this interactive, four-day certificate program designed for those who are new to grant Read More

Self-Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders

Leadership Begins by Looking in the Mirror: Self-Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders (Virtual)

Laurel Westmoreland


  • July 7, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Self-leadership is taking responsibility for our outcomes, setting the direction for our lives, and managing our priorities. Self-leaders work at all levels of an organization — from the front line to middle management to the C-suite. Self-leadership requires a commitment to decide what you want from life and to do the work to achieve the Read More

Work Interrupted: Take Back Control of Your Workday

Work, Interrupted: Take Back Control of Your Workday (Virtual)

Laurel Westmoreland


  • July 21, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Studies show that during an average workday, a person can lose up to three hours to interruptions and time mismanagement. By identifying your most common daily disruptions and developing strategies to manage them, you can take back control over your day and increase your productivity — all while minimizing work-related stress. Managing interruptions has a Read More

Nonprofit fundraising 101

Fundraising 101: Fund Development Fundamentals (Virtual)

Laurel Westmoreland


  • Session 1
    July 22, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • Session 2
    August 5, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Fundraising is essential to the success of every nonprofit organization. In this interactive course, you will learn the basic skills and essential techniques to become a successful fundraiser. During this 2-day high-energy program, fundraising expert Sara Leonard will share the necessary skills you need to make a larger impact, no matter your position in the Read More