Fund Development & Communications

Fundraising Crash Course

Anyone who has done a bake sale or carwash, much less written a grant, has a basic sense of what fundraising is … but really, what is it? For those with limited experience in development, it can seem as though there’s a whole mysterious universe out there of “funding stuff" accomplished and understood by Experts Who Are Not You. While it’s true that fundraising and development are large and specialized fields, that doesn’t mean that you can’t understand how it works or how to get it done enough to benefit your organization.

Price: 
$100.00

Grant Writing II

Successful grant writing requires that a factual, convincing case be made regarding an agency's ability to deliver a program to serve its client's needs. This class focuses on the elements of a successful grant proposal. Participants will be introduced to techniques for writing persuasive grant proposals section by section, responding to the requirements of each unique funding source.

Price: 
$100.00

Communications Planning

Are you feeling overwhelmed with planning events, writing newsletters and updating social media?  Are all your communication efforts effective?  A good communications plan ensures you’re doing the right work, pursuing the right goals, and doing it the best way when there are always other options and choices for the use of your limited resources.  In this course, you’ll learn how to write a strategic communications plan that will organize your communications with a written blueprint for actions and activities: what, how, when, where, and to whom you should be communicating.

Price: 
$100.00

Navigating Government Grants

Applying for and managing a state or federal grant can be intimidating. This course is for those who have some experience with grants, but need more guidance on navigating government grants, from prospect research to close-out, and everything in between.

Price: 
$100.00

Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits

Social Media Strategies is designed for professionals who know how to use the most popular tools (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and are looking to increase their fan engagement. The class focuses on three major areas:

1. Emerging Trends and Tools. This will cover what is on the horizon, the latest news and laws around social media, and the best new apps and tools.

2. Strategy. Using research, we will focus on creating great content and timing it for the greatest impact.

Price: 
$100.00

Grant Writing I

This introduction to grant writing focuses on local foundations and corporations, using actual guidelines from funders and actual proposals for review and critique. We review the critical process of researching funders to match funding opportunities with your nonprofits' programs and activities, and we discuss strategies for approaching funders. We cover the essential elements of a proposal, including need statement, program design, evaluation, and the budget, with a particular emphasis on stewardship and reporting.

Price: 
$150.00

Telling Your Nonprofit's Story

Because great stories attract, inspire, and move people to action, storytelling is a key element of any marketing and communications plan. It's essential for nonprofits to identify, articulate, and most importantly, market the impact they make with their programs. Does your nonprofit story put a face on your nonprofit's work and make an impact? Do your stories resonate with donors? Powerful storytelling makes an emotional connection, keeping your current supporters engaged and prospective supporters wanting to learn more.

Price: 
$100.00

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