Training

Training Catalog

Wednesday

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Moderator

Von Gordon – William Winter Institute of Racial Reconciliation

Panelists

Ira Murray – United Way of the Capital Area

Ki Harris – Freedom Project Network

Richmond Vincent – Goodwill of South MS

Event Description

The Executive Director Roundtable series is an opportunity for leaders of all levels to come together and learn and reflect on what it takes to create sustainable organizations that will be able to have a long term impact. Participants will have the opportunity to hear wisdom and insight from some of the most influential and veteran leaders in the nonprofit sector as well as new leaders who are working as hard as they can to set themselves and organizations up for success.

This month’s ED Roundtable will focus on black male leadership. We are living in a time when new voices need to reach leadership roles, particularly from communities that have long been marginalized and fight against systemic racism. While some growth has been made in recent years, it is not enough. Join us as we examine what barriers to success still exist, what pitfalls to avoid, and what keeps these amazing individuals fighting and succeeding in the face of systemic barriers (on top of those that face any ED).

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. identify challenges facing EDs who are black men.
  2. state ways they can meaningfully advocate on behalf of more black men in ED roles.
  3. identify core leadership skills that they can employ in their workplace.

Friday

12:00 -1:30 PM

Trainer

Michael Dozier

Michael Dozier
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Course Description

Your nonprofit website can make or break your organization But, organizations that do the right things online see their memberships grow and donations flow. This webinar will outline the essential components needed to make your nonprofit website stand out and be noticed among the best.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. identify the best website layout that nonprofits should be using.
  2. identify nine design elements that engage website visitors.
  3. identify website pages every nonprofit needs to attract members and donors and ways to promise your website to convert members and donors.

Tuesday

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Trainer

Mazarine Treyz


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Course Description

According to Blackbaud, most money is raised in the last quarter of the year. Around the holidays, people tend to give more, both online and offline. This means that your year-end appeal letter is a critical element of your fundraising success.

How can you take advantage of this most wonderful time of the year? Even if you’ve written an appeal letter or two before, why not get some new tactics to raise even more this December?

In this webinar, you’ll learn about

  • different kinds of stories and how to tell them for your cause
  • appropriate fundraising pictures for your letter
  • communicating that your mission is URGENT for your donors
  • common formatting mistakes
  • telling your nonprofit’s accomplishments in a donor-centered way.

Whether you’re creating your first year-end appeal or you simply want to improve your results you got last year, this presentation will help you!

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. describe ways to avoid formatting mistakes
  2. shift from WE language to YOU language

Friday

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Trainers

Millsaps College Else School of Management

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Mary Ellen Calvert

Nancy Perret

Course Description

What do you need to know about managing and reporting about the money you have? How do you secure enough money to effectively accomplish your mission? And how do you effectively tell donors and prospective donors about what difference you make? This class will focus on excellence in demonstrating good stewardship of the public trust and honoring donor intent.

Tuesday

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Trainers

Institute of Southern Jewish Life

Rachel Glazer

Rianna Weil

Course Description

Tired of miscommunication getting in the way of productivity? Learn ways to look at your communication styles and tactics to make conflict productive and peaceful.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. produce an impact statement to reflect back others’ experiences.
  2. identify their communication style and how they can improve their communication.
  3. distinguish empathetic listening from active listening.

Wednesday

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Trainer

Jan Eastman


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Course Description

How do you know if your nonprofit is making a difference?

Impact is the difference your nonprofit makes: There’s the work you do, and the results that flow from it. More and more nonprofits, grantmakers, and government partners, are focusing on outcomes, rather than “outputs.” All of this is referred to variously as, “outcomes measurement,” or “performance management,” or simply, “evaluation.” in an environment of increasingly limited resources, those nonprofits that can demonstrate that they are truly making an impact will be the ones most likely to attract resources and talent, and therefore be most sustainable.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. incorporate outcomes measurements into the programs/services offered.
  2. use the eight (8)-step process for developing and measuring outcomes.
  3. address the issues and limitations of outcomes measurement.

Friday

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Trainers

Millsaps College Else School of Management

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Course Description

Many organizations use the term team to classify workgroups with high levels of cooperation and cohesiveness. Yet too often, team is more of an aspiration than a reality and the path to becoming a team is uncertain. A team is “a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves fully and jointly accountable for the team’s results.” (Katzenbach and Smith)

In this course, Chuck Sampson, Organizational Development Consultant and co-leader in the Else School’s Advanced Applied Leadership Program, will offer insight into the distinct needs at each stage of a work group’s development, offer practical tools for aligning team goals, roles, and responsibilities, and introduce strategies that move a group to high levels of performance and goal attainment.

This course also offers an opportunity for intact work groups to improve team performance in “real time” – to learn about team development as they address the specific challenges and opportunities unique to their members and purpose.

Friday

12:15 - 12:45 PM

Facilitator

Dave Miller


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Event Description

“Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” –Mattie Stepanek

Join us and fellow Alliance members for lunch, networking, and an opportunity to schmooze while thinking about how we support our communities.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. meet and network with at least one person they did not know before.
    explore ways organizations can work together.
  2. deepen a sense of community for nonprofits and philanthropies in MS.

Tuesday

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Trainer

Angela Howze


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Course Description

A business’ credit is essential for successful operations. Want to build business credit without using your SSN? This is the training for you. It is critical for every organization’s leadership to understand the importance of having business credit and how it affects your standing.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. apply for business credit without using their SSN.
  2. articulate the steps to acquiring a business credit score in three months.

Wednesday

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Guest Speaker

Marcie Skelton

Course Description

Join us as Marcie Skelton, Executive Director of the Walker Foundation, shares her perspective on why nonprofits are fundamental to the success of MS, the significance of their role, and reflections on her career as a leader in this space.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. articulate the power and need of nonprofits in MS.

Monday

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Trainer

Serrie Fung


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Course Description

Running around like a headless chicken. Putting out fires. Getting stuck in the weeds. Do these metaphors feel familiar to you? Nonprofit communications can sometimes feel like a never-ending checklist of newsletters to send, social media posts to schedule, and press releases to write.

But nonprofit communications is so much more than that, and the most effective communications leaders and teams are those who can plan for the future while staying flexible to changes. In this workshop, we’ll do a quick audit on your current communications efforts, explore tools to help you be proactive rather than reactive, and discuss how to work with those around you to stay focused and limit the chaos.

Whether you’re planning an upcoming holiday campaign or preparing for next year, we’ll explore strategies for helping you to get organized. This session is designed for anyone who oversees communications (or manages one part of communications such as a newsletter) at their organization.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. conduct a simple assessment on their organization’s communications efforts
  2. use editorial calendars to manage your communications across multiple channels
  3. implement their own systems and processes for staying organized

Cost Structure

1 Training = $25

2 Trainings = $40 Total

3+ Trainings = $15 Each

*Special Pricing Applies

**Member Only & FREE

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