2020 Workshops by Content Area

The Center continues to bring you high-quality professional development designed with the nonprofit professional in mind. Our half day and full day courses on a variety of topics equip you for a successful future.

Board Governance  |  Financial Management  |  Fundraising  |  Leadership & Human Resources  |  Marketing & Media  |  Organizational Development  

Registration

To register, scroll down through the list of workshops below and click on the name of the workshop that interests you. This link will take you to the event page.  Once there, enter the quantity of tickets you would like to purchase and click the long blue “Register Now” bar to complete your transaction.

Cancellation Policy

Please review all event details prior to completing your registration, as all workshop fees are nonrefundable.

2020 Workshop Schedule

2020 CFRE CREDITS

Most of our workshops provide CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) credit.  For more info about CFRE, click on the logo below

Professional Development Workshops by Content Area

The series are not in alphabetical order, so please scroll all the way to the bottom to ensure you see all of the workshops

Fundraising Series

The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing

2/20/2020   |   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  

In this workshop we will examine a little deeper what grants are and how they work. We discuss different application steps and terms that a grant seeker will want to know. This is an introductory course.  It is geared toward individuals who have little or no grant writing experience and individuals who are seeking ways to make their nonprofit organization more sustainable.

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Diving Deeper: Library Resources for Nonprofits

3/19/2020   |   10:00 am – 12:00 pm  

To win grants, you need the most up-to-date, complete information you can get about grant makers and the grants they’ve made. How can you get that? Only from the comprehensive database and powerful search tools Foundation Directory Online offers. Zachary Huber of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library will provide an overview of the directory, run sample searches and answer questions to help grant-seekers understand this valuable tool available for use through the library’s business department.

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Make Far More Money With Your Donor Communications

5/20/2020   |   9:00 am – 4:00 pm  

Tom Ahern- You’ve read his books and blogs and watched his videos. You’ve heard his name in certain circles… and it always makes you smile. Tom Ahern is coming to Toledo! Tom’s training is about just one thing: helping your nonprofit make MORE money from its investment in donor communications. Register now. This event will sell out!

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First Steps: Getting Ready for Grants

9/24/2020   |   10:00 am – 12:00 pm  

In this workshop we will examine what grants are and how they work. We will also help you decide whether or not grants will help your organization and if they will help, how to find grant opportunities and be competitive grantseekers. This is an introductory course.  It is geared toward individuals who have little or no grant writing experience and individuals who are seeking ways to make their nonprofit organization more sustainable.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing

10/15/2020   |   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  

In this workshop we will examine a little deeper what grants are and how they work. We discuss different application steps and terms that a grant seeker will want to know. This is an introductory course.  It is geared toward individuals who have little or no grant writing experience and individuals who are seeking ways to make their nonprofit organization more sustainable.

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Diving Deeper: Library Resources for Nonprofits

11/19/2020   |   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  

To win grants, you need the most up-to-date, complete information you can get about grant makers and the grants they’ve made. How can you get that? Only from the comprehensive database and powerful search tools Foundation Directory Online offers. Zachary Huber of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library will provide an overview of the directory, run sample searches and answer questions to help grant-seekers understand this valuable tool available for use through the library’s business department.

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Board Governance Series

Common Legal Issues Nonprofit Boards Experience

2/25/2020   |   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  

This webinar will provide practical information on legal issues that nonprofit organizations face, such as corporate governance, conflicts of interest, fundraising and volunteer issues. 

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Building Winning Boards

3/4/2020   |   1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  

Do you long to have an engaged, hard-working, fundraising Board of Directors to work alongside you? You can! Learn effective recruitment, on boarding, meeting planning, committee structure and conflict management strategies to help you create an effective board that works hard. You’ll receive assessment tools and templates to organize, train and turn your board into a fully engaged board.

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Effective Board Governance: Examining Board Roles and Responsibilities

4/21/2020   |   9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

In this workshop we examine the common roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board and its members. Participants will understand the fiduciary role of nonprofit boards, the leadership role, and the ambassador role. We will discuss the responsibilities of a board in each role and best practices for board effectiveness, exploring common gaps and areas of confusion. 

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Effective Board Governance: Understanding Board Purpose and Planning

4/21/2020   |   1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  

In this workshop we discuss a common life cycle that every board of directors goes through and the different purposes that boards fulfill at each stage. Participants will reflect on the stage that their board is in now. A stage-based view helps boards and organizations understand what it takes at this point in time to be effective or improve.

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Responsibilities of Charitable Board Members: The Basics

9/17/2020   |   9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

In this workshop we discuss a common life cycle that every board of directors goes through and the different purposes that boards fulfill at each stage. Participants will reflect on the stage that their board is in now. A stage-based view helps boards and organizations understand what it takes at this point in time to be effective or improve.

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Charitable Board Members: Applying A Strategic Lens

9/17/2020   |   1:00 pm- 4:00 pm  

In addition to satisfying the basic legal obligations of board governance, charitable board members provide the most value to the organizations they serve when they are able to identify issues of concern and guide the organization in sound strategic directions.

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Financial Management Series

Red Flags For Nonprofits: Getting Ready to Meet Your Tax Preparer

6/2/2020   |   9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

This workshop will help participants identify situations and activities that can have potentially adverse tax consequences to a nonprofit organization and understand what the tax preparer needs to know. It will also cover ideas for planning to stimulate conversations between management, auditors and tax personnel that will serve and protect the organization.

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Avoiding Surprises in Special Tax Reporting

6/2/2020   |   1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  

This session will include a basic overview of several areas of special concern for nonprofit financial professionals and/or their tax preparation staff.

Items covered will include history and elements of unrelated business income, what constitutes a “trade or business, regularly carried on, not substantially related to the exempt purpose,” and review exclusions.

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Marketing and Communications Series

Storytelling 101: Compelling Campaigns to Engage Donors

8/11/2020   |   9:00 am – 4:00 pm  

Do your stories pass the YOU test? If they don’t, you’re leaving money on the table. Most nonprofits tell stories from the “we served, we changed” point of view, but to raise more money you need to talk about what THEY have done for those you serve.

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The Case For Donor Love

2/11/2020   |   9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

This seminar will explore the root causes of poor donor retention in the nonprofit sector, as well as the reasons why donors stay loyal. If you’re a nonprofit development professional, you’ve likely heard the term “donor stewardship” or “donor love.” It’s one of the hottest topics of discussion in the nonprofit sector. But why is it important?

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Take Action: How to Use Social Media, Video and Other Digital Tools to Inspire

2/11/2020   |   1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  

This seminar will explore the use of digital media tools to recruit, engage and retain supporters for your mission or organization. If you’re a nonprofit development professional, you’ve likely heard the term “donor stewardship” or “donor love.” It’s one of the hottest topics of discussion in the nonprofit sector. But why is it important?

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Leadership and Human Resources Series

Time Management for the Busy Chief Everything Officer

3/4/2020   |   9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

Whether you’re leading a team or simply a one-person operation, have you ever struggled with keeping your projects, tasks and priorities moving forward? This is something that is a challenge for most busy professionals. So you are not alone. And there is help!

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What It Really Means To Be An Executive Director

11/10/2020   |   9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

As an executive director, how can you move from being the one who does it all to the one who facilitates it all happening? That’s the question we’ll address during this interactive workshop led by Tamela Spicer.

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Shared Leadership

11/10/2020   |   1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  

As organizational leaders continue to face new challenges in balancing the need for transparency and flexibility with the drive it takes to accomplish your mission, the sector needs to move toward more shared leadership models.

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Organizational Management Series

Evaluation: A Key To Your Success

10/21/2020   |   9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

This workshop will provide an overview of program evaluation for participants with limited background knowledge or experience in evaluating. Are you asking the right questions? Are you using the right models? Do your evaluation results show not only what you’ve done…but what is possible for the future of your organization?

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Evaluation: A Deeper Dive

10/21/2020   |   1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  

This interactive workshop will provide a deeper understanding of outcome and process evaluation. Content includes the importance of evaluation; designing logic models for usage in evaluation planning; a deeper dive into the creation of metrics/outcomes, including strategies for conducting literature reviews; and tips for data set-up, analysis, and dissemination.

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What It Really Means To Be An Executive Director

11/10/2020   |   9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

As an executive director, how can you move from being the one who does it all to the one who facilitates it all happening? That’s the question we’ll address during this interactive workshop led by Tamela Spicer.

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Shared Leadership

11/10/2020   |   1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  

As organizational leaders continue to face new challenges in balancing the need for transparency and flexibility with the drive it takes to accomplish your mission, the sector needs to move toward more shared leadership models.

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Nonprofit Management Certificate Program

Select sixty hours from among our core focus workshops over the next two years, and upon completion of those hours you will be awarded The Center for Nonprofit Resources Nonprofit Management Program Certificate. These workshops are affordable, informative, entertaining and rewarding. This year’s list of workshop options is posted above, with more updates as workshops are added. Click here to learn more

Minority Executive Leadership Certificate Program

This program includes mentoring and goal setting for those interested in moving into nonprofit management positions or improving current skills. Click here to learn more