Virtual Workshops for Nonprofits

The Community Foundation is providing virtual workshops 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. These are FREE live virtual workshops where:

  • You can sign up for one or all available sessions by yourself or with your team;
  • you’ll participate in peer learning exercises with practical application; and
  • you’ll gain knowledge in-house from guest expert facilitators.

Look below for our current offerings!

Virtual Workshop Series for Nonprofits

Next Workshop: Thursday, March 14, 9-10:30

Title:How Grants Work

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Unlock Funding Opportunities: A Comprehensive Workshop for Small Nonprofits

Are you ready to take your nonprofit to the next level? Join us for an engaging workshop designed to demystify the world of grants and empower your organization to succeed. Whether you’re a program staff member, administrator, or board member, this workshop is tailored to provide you with the essential knowledge and tools for grant success. 

Discover the ins and outs of grant writing and learn the essential elements required for crafting winning proposals. Plus, gain exclusive access to customizable Word and Excel templates that will streamline your grant proposal development process. Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock funding opportunities and propel your nonprofit forward! 

Topics include an introduction to: 

  • Understanding what’s most important to grantmakers 
  • Researching grants and approaching grantmakers prior to applying  
  • How to plan programs and projects before writing grants 
  • Preparing information commonly asked for in grant applications 
  • Building a grantseekers tool kit to help you save time

About the Presenter:

Paul Mastrodonato, President, Nonprofit Works Inc., 

Paul Mastrodonato has spent the last 23 years working for and with nonprofit organizations. He holds a master’s degree in public administration with a focus on organizational management from SUNY Brockport. In 1999, he established Nonprofit Works, a New York-based consulting firm that specializes in courses, training and consulting for nonprofits and municipalities in grantseeking, strategic planning, and board development. Paul’s presentation style is known for being informative, interactive, relaxed, and fun. Paul is a past vice-president of professional development for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and he is a three-time chairperson of the AFP’s National Philanthropy Day celebration. He also serves on the board of directors and committees of various nonprofit organizations. 


Past Workshop Recordings & Slides



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