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Just Announced! 2023 Spring Nonprofit Training Events

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Nonprofit Leadership Center

Writer Leo Tolstoy once said that “spring is the time of plans and projects.” Here at the Nonprofit Leadership Center, we believe spring is the perfect time to make plans for your personal and professional development. We’ve launched 17 (yes, 17!!!!) new training events and certificate programs to help you renew your commitment to growth and to nurture your organization’s learning culture

April 2023

Level Up Your Leadership: How to Become the Leader Everyone Wants to Follow — April 4

Are leaders born, or is leadership something you can learn? During this highly interactive session led by Charlie Imbergamo, MA, CFRE, you’ll explore three essential principles of leadership to take yours to the next level.



Certificate in Grant Writing — April 6, 13, 20 & 27

To succeed in today’s competitive grant writing environment, fundraisers and nonprofit professionals must practice and master critical skills to develop winning proposals. During this interactive, four-day certificate program designed for those who are new to grant writing or have little or no grant writing experience, you’ll learn best practices for developing winning grant proposals from grant writing expert Abby Mackness. 


NEW! Changing Change Management: Why & How to Think Differently About Organizational Change at Your Nonprofit — April 19

With change happening at a rapid pace, it’s essential that everyone in an organization is engaged in the change process. However, team members often become resistant to or fearful of necessary changes — not because of the change itself — but because of how that change is handled. 

During this interactive course led by Joshua Kwasnicki, you’ll learn how to think differently about change management by adopting a design approach. You’ll practice a step-by-step strategy and learn practical tools to ignite employee commitment and ensure sustainable, impactful change. 


Going Beyond a DEI Statement: Strengthening Your Organization’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion — April 25

How should your nonprofit explore and articulate its commitment to DEI? [HINT: It’s more than just having a DEI statement.] During this course, co-led by Margarita Sarmiento and Meriel Martínez, you will answer this question, assess your organization’s DEI practices and leave with an understanding of how to begin articulating and living your nonprofit’s DEI commitment.

Certificate in Volunteer Management — April 26, May 3, & May 10

The Certificate in Volunteer Management prepares today’s volunteer managers to recruit, retain, and recognize volunteers more effectively. Developed to address the challenges all volunteer managers encounter, this three-day virtual program led by Sara Leonard, MBA, CFRE, will help you gain knowledge and skills to use immediately when you get back to your organization. 


May 2023

Navigating Change with a Growth Mindset — May 4

There are two mindsets that impact our ability to learn and achieve our goals: a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.
Research shows that a growth mindset can foster grit, determination and work ethic. Join Dr. John Loblack to determine your current mindset and develop your growth mindset

NEW! Secure More Strategic Partnerships & Achieve Collective Impact to Grow Your Nonprofit — May 9

One of the most effective ways to drive nonprofit growth is through strategic partnerships that focus on achieving mutually beneficial goals. During this interactive course taught by nonprofit leader Mandy Cloninger, you’ll explore the various types of strategic collaborations, including partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. You’ll examine case studies of effective partnerships, identify opportunities for your nonprofit, define next steps, and learn how to manage the process for collective impact.

 NEW! Planning Your Organization’s Marketing Strategy to Maximize Impact — May 11

One of the most important ways nonprofits can raise revenue is by engaging more companies and community partners to support your cause. In this class, Merrill Stewart, CFRE, will show you how to maximize your cause marketing, including identifying prospects, building relationships, positioning your nonprofit for success and creating an action plan that results in shared value

Develop a Winning Case for Support — May 17 & 24

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. It’s critical to distinguish your organization from other nonprofits and to ensure your staff and board can consistently and clearly communicate your organization’s message.

After this two-part class led by Sara Leonard, MBA, CFRE, you will know how to find the words that paint a compelling picture of your organization and write a winning case for support.

Managing Effectively Across Generations — May 23

For the first time in our nation’s history, America has six living generations and five generations in the workplace.  Back by popular demand, this half-day training led by Margarita Sarmiento will teach you how to navigate today’s workplace and effectively manage across generations.

June 2023

NEW! Nonprofit HR Roundtable — June 6

The Nonprofit HR Roundtable convenes nonprofit human resources leaders to discuss timely topics, problem solve and support each other in a peer-to-peer learning environment.

Discussion topics focus on trends, challenges, and wins that HR leaders are experiencing as they grow organizational capacity and build impactful teams. 

The Anatomy of Culture: Building Organizational Culture from the Inside Out — June 7

What makes a an organizational culture strong? This half-day training led by Margarita Sarmiento illuminates the difference between organizational culture and climate and how your nonprofit can enhance both. You’ll examine what challenges positive culture today and understand what you need to build a strong culture at your nonprofit.

Leadership Begins by Looking in the Mirror: Self-Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders — June 8

Self-leadership is taking responsibility for our outcomes, setting the direction for our lives, and managing our priorities. 

Self-leadership requires a commitment to decide what you want from life and to do the work to achieve the results you desire. Join John Loblack, Ed. D., for this interactive course to learn the four pillars of self-leadership and make meaningful, empowered choices to get from where you are to where you want to go.

VIRTUAL: Nonprofit Board Governance Rock Star Certificate — June 14 & 21

Do you ever wish your board members performed more like rock stars for your nonprofit? Transform your board into a high-performing leadership team by getting your Board Governance Rock Star Certificate. Learn everything you need to know to recruit, manage and engage a rock star nonprofit board in just two virtual sessions led by Emily H. Benham, FAHP, CFRE, and Dr. Maureen Butler.

Raise More Money With a Digital Fundraising Plan — June 15

Learn strategies and tools to maximize your return on investment in online fundraising. You’ll explore how to select appropriate channels and tactics and measure results.

Building Bridges Through Intercultural Competence — June 21

How much time do you lose when there is a miscommunication or conflict at work? What is the cost to your culture and performance when team members don’t understand each other’s perspectives or experiences?

Overcome common workplace challenges and learn how to connect authentically across lines of cultural difference by taking the Intercultural Development Inventory®Assessment and reviewing your results in a group setting.

Need training in an area you don’t see on our upcoming event schedule or looking for customized training for your nonprofit team? Contact us to discuss custom training and solutions designed specifically for your mission.

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