Training

Training Catalog

Monday

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Trainer

Jan Eastman

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Course Description

Your budget shows expected revenues, support, and expenses for one year. In these challenging times, modifying and using your budgets for cashflow management and fundraising is critical.

Key Learning Objectives

  1. Modify a budget in response to changes in revenue streams and expenses.
  2. Use the budget to manage cashflow.
  3. Use the budget for grant writing and fund development.

Wednesday

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Trainer

Portia Espy

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Key Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to identify challenges facing ED women of color.
  2. Participants will be able to state ways they can meaningfully advocate on behalf of more women of color in ED roles.
  3. Participants will be able to identify core leadership skills that they can employ in their workplace.

Course 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 ED women of color. 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 and sexism. 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 women fighting and succeeding in the face of systemic barriers (on top of those that face any ED).

Tuesday

9:30 - 11:30 AM

Trainer

Jan Eastman

 

Course Description

Understand and implement an effective budget process by familiarizing yourself with the terminology and definitions used to build your organization’s budget. Learn who should be responsible for the budgeting process and how to prepare them for the task. Learn the do’s and don’ts of budgeting and learn to avoid the pitfalls of failure.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. modify a budget in response to changes in revenue streams and expenses.
  2. use the budget to manage cashflow.
  3. use the budget for grant writing and fund development.

Thursday

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Trainer

Mazarine Treyz

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Course Description

“I don’t want a gift, I want a giver.” -Kim Klein, (Founder, Grassroots Fundraising Journal)

You may say, “Well, I don’t know any rich people who could become donors” but you’ve got it all backwards. What do I mean?

Did you know that the most generous people are statistically those who make under $100,000 per year?

You already know people in your community who could donate to your nonprofit. And this session shows you how to find them.

Are you worried that most of your donors are inactive?

This session shows you how to communicate more effectively to your donors, build your email list and more.

This session is a smart investment in your fundraising program. Why?

Because according to the 2016 Individual Donor Benchmark Report by Third Space Studio, looking at almost 200 nonprofits with budgets of under $2Million, these nonprofits lose 40% of their donors every year. That means that a finding new donors strategy is CRUCIAL to your nonprofit.

Join us and learn:
What are 4 effective ways of building your email list?
When to email and mail your list?
How often to mail and email your list?
Touching your potential donors multiple times
How does transparency raise you more money?
Asking volunteers to make connections for you
Stewarding your volunteers towards larger gifts
Churches and other faithbased institutions
Smart partnerships with complementary service providers

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. find new donors online
  2. find new donors offline

Friday

12:15 - 12:45 PM

Trainer

Christal Cherry

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Course Description

In this course, we will do an assessment of who we are as working professionals and what values are important to us. This is not just salary but location, culture, leadership, and work-life balance.

We will:

  • Delineate the difference between individual values and work values
  • Discover how one knows when individual values are not in alignment with current roles
  • Understand top organizational values that employers seek
  • Discover how an organization’s values show up in job descriptions and interviews
  • Learn how to manage up tactfully so your personal and work values are clear to those you work with
  • Dialogue about times we had to compromise personal values to keep our jobs
  • Travel through the steps to align personal values with work values
  • Create an action plan to take ownership of finding the right jobs that align with who we are

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. delineate the difference between individual values and work values
  2. understand top organizational values that employers seek
  3. learn how to manage up tactfully so your personal and work values are clear to those you work with
  4. learn how to create an action plan to take ownership of finding the right job that aligns with who you are

Tuesday

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Trainer

Sharon Griffin

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Course Description

Perhaps the most important decision as a business when marketing is to create the marketing mix. This course is a unique combination of product, place (distribution), promotion, and price strategies.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. describe the External Marketing Environment
  2. describe the social factors that affect marketing?
  3. explain the importance marketeers of current demographic trends.
  4. explain the importance of growing ethnic markets?

Wednesday

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Trainer

Amber May

 

Course Description

Key Learning Objectives

Friday

12:15 - 12:45 PM

Trainer

Alliance Team

 

Course 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.
  2. explore ways organizations can work together.
  3. deepen a sense of community for nonprofits and philanthropies in MS.

Monday

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Trainer

The Royal Y’all

 

Course Description

Our workshop, Improving Your Team with Improv, equips participants with tools and activities to build trust, creative problem-solving, and communication skills among teams. This is a highly interactive workshop that takes place at the intersection of work and play! By playing quick, low-prep games at the beginning of a meeting, teams can practice these important skills in a safe and fun environment before applying them in the field.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. apply the principles of improvisation to their teams’ trust-building, communication, and creative problem-solving.
  2. discuss real-life applications of improv and team-building games across multiple levels in their organization.

Tuesday

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Trainer

Kimberly Massey

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Course Description

There are many good reasons to start a charity, but not before having a firm understanding of the charitable sector. This class will explain the difference between tax exempt charities and traditional businesses, why charities have a board of directors, and where funding comes from, including start-up funds. You’ll learn the types of skills that help founders increase their success and get a snapshot view of the process to start-up strong.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. differentiate between charitable tax-exempt organizations and for profit businesses.
  2. describe the functional framework that separates a successful charity from unsuccessful programs and for-profits, which includes well-planned programs based on documented needs, clear mission, strong Board of Directors and fully functioning infrastructure.
  3. assess their ability to start a charity after learning about business structure, framework, and the start-up process.
  4. identify multiple ways to advance their mission, in addition to starting a nonprofit.

Friday

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Trainer

Michele Baker

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Course Description

The theory behind virtual volunteerism and how certain tasks lend themselves to this kind of service. Includes examples of current volunteer positions waiting to be filled!

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. understand the role of virtual volunteerism within the larger context of voluntary service.
  2. find and accomplish a virtual volunteering assignment.

Tuesday

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Trainer

Christie Lawrence

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Course Description

Key Learning Objectives

Wednesday

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Trainer

Course 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 EDs who are immigrants. 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 and xenophobia. 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 people 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 ED who are immigrants.
  2. state ways they can meaningfully advocate on behalf of more immigrants in ED roles.
  3. identify core leadership skills that they can employ in their workplace.

Friday

12:15 - 12:45 PM

Trainer

Elizabeth Garrett

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Course Description

Did you know that productivity and success have more to do with how you manage your energy than how you manage your time? There’s a big difference between being productive vs being successful.

In this brief, energetic session, you’ll learn how to better equip yourself for greater impact by:

  1. Allowing yourself to re-energize after major projects
  2. Scheduling time throughout each day to provide clarity and to refocus
  3. Putting a reward system in place for yourself after goals are met
  4. Identifying and scheduling activities that lead you toward recovering from stress.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will…

  1. have a list of ways to re-energize after major projects.
  2. have a strategy for scheduling time throughout each day to provide clarity and to refocus.
  3. be challenged to put a reward system in place for themselves after goals are met
  4. identify and schedule activities that lead them toward recovering from stress.

Cost Structure

1 Training = $25

2 Trainings = $40 Total

3+ Trainings = $15 Each

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