2021 Certificate in Leadership Cohort

Laurel Westmoreland


  • 2021 CIL Cohort
    April 20, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:30 am EST

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2021 CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP COHORT MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM   Welcome to the Certificate in Leadership, Cohort members! This program is designed to support you in your development as current and emerging nonprofit leaders. Through peer-based learning groups and group coaching calls the program will prepare you to effectively lead Read More

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

Fund Development Series (Virtual)-AFM

Laurel Westmoreland


  • FD Session 1
    May 6, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • FD Session 2
    May 20, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • FD Session 3
    May 27, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

The most successful fundraising organizations have built a powerful partnership between the board, the executive, and the fundraising team. The most successful fund development plans are multifaceted and strategic. In this interactive series, participants will uncover the best strategies to achieve ambitious fundraising goals, acquire and retain donors, pivot to the dynamic world of virtual Read More

Fund Development Series (Virtual)-PCF

Laurel Westmoreland


  • FD Session 1
    May 6, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • FD Session 2
    May 20, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • FD Session 3
    May 27, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

The most successful fundraising organizations have built a powerful partnership between the board, the executive, and the fundraising team. The most successful fund development plans are multifaceted and strategic. In this interactive series, participants will uncover the best strategies to achieve ambitious fundraising goals, acquire and retain donors, pivot to the dynamic world of virtual Read More

Fund Development Series

Fund Development Series (Virtual)

Laurel Westmoreland


  • Getting to YES: Best Practices in Major Gift Fundraising
    May 6, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • Raise More Money with a Virtual Fundraising Plan
    May 20, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • From Chasing to Retaining Donors: How to Deepen Donor Loyalty in a Virtual World
    May 27, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

The most successful fundraising organizations have built a powerful partnership between the board, the executive, and the fundraising team. The most successful fund development plans are multifaceted and strategic. In this interactive series, participants will uncover the best strategies to achieve ambitious fundraising goals, acquire and retain donors, pivot to the dynamic world of virtual Read More

Fund Development Series (Virtual)-JWB

Laurel Westmoreland


  • FD Session 1
    May 6, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • FD Session 2
    May 20, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • FD Session 3
    May 27, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

The most successful fundraising organizations have built a powerful partnership between the board, the executive, and the fundraising team. The most successful fund development plans are multifaceted and strategic. In this interactive series, participants will uncover the best strategies to achieve ambitious fundraising goals, acquire and retain donors, pivot to the dynamic world of virtual 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