2022 Non-Profit Summer Workshop Series

The Community Foundation is providing a short workshop series as an opportunity for local nonprofits to gather online and learn from one another as well as industry experts about ways to maximize their efforts and strengthen their work.

  • Three live virtual workshops.
  • Sign up for one or all three workshops.
  • Peer learning and practical application.
  • In-house and guest expert facilitators.

Workshop Offerings

July 21 Expand Your Support: Storybrand for Nonprofits

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Sharing a powerful message for a nonprofit organization is notoriously challenging. Most organizations want to increase donor engagement and raise more funds but have not developed the clear messaging that helps them connect with donors and share their mission. You can talk about the people you serve and the challenges you face. However, your future donor still needs to see themselves in your story in a way that makes them a hero beyond the donation or support they might make.

What if you could increase your number of monthly donors? Imagine what it would be like to double the number of people who want to support your cause within a year.

What if your nonprofit could have such a simple and powerful message that both your team and your potential donors would feel determined to help you succeed?

Learn how to invite potential donors and supporters into your story and mission.

In this workshop you will learn how to utilize the StoryBrand framework and create a simple and powerful story that gets people to donate. Using the StoryBrand tools, you can have a compelling story that will motivate people to act. This workshop can help you share that story through your website and marketing collateral. StoryBrand for nonprofits will help you create better and more effective fundraising campaigns by making potential donors empathize with your cause.

Click here to register for Storybrand for Nonprofits.


August 4th Grow Your Team: Attracting, Hiring and Retaining

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Now more than ever, nonprofits need great employees to fulfill their mission. But finding and keeping the right people is challenging.

In this workshop we will explore how nonprofits can create a desired culture, select team members, and lead their teams to new heights.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the components and significance of an healthy culture.
  • Gain insights into recruiting and retaining new employees.
  • Examine best practices in aligning and leading teams.

Click here to register for Grow Your Team.


August 18th Grow the Business: Business Model for Nonprofits and Understanding Nonprofit Financials

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Given the current uncertain and unpredictable economic conditions taking place, nonprofits are looking to stabilize finances and improve sustainability. In this session we will discuss why it’s important for nonprofits to think like a business and how understanding their financials can help the organization realize its full potential. This workshop will also explore the basic elements common to nonprofit budgets, financial statements and identify tips to better understand what they mean, how they determine an organization’s health, and ways to use this info to make strategic decisions.

Click here to Register for Grow the Business