12.03-12.12 Telling Stories that Make Donors Give
Stand out to clients, volunteers, donors, potential partners, and the media when you express your nonprofit's unique story in a way that clearly articulates why your work is so important. The story of every nonprofit is about filling a need and solving a problem, but nonprofit leaders need to know how to better call attention to the importance of their organization's goals and mission. There are content development and storytelling techniques specific to nonprofits that can better engage target audiences. Storytelling is also key to effective nonprofit marketing. Come discuss techniques and strategies to translate your mission and vision into compelling content.
12.04-12.13 Grants Management
Effectively manage and report on grants once awards have been made. Not only will you need to complete the funded project, you will also have to gather data, evaluate the impact of your programs, and monitor all project expenses. Thorough documentation of your grant outcomes will help garner additional support and renewed funding by demonstrating return on investment for funding received.
Join us for lunch to hear from nationally recognized expert on saving and asset-building policy and practices, Bob Friedman, Founder of Prosperity Now, a non-profit committed to enlarging economic participation and prosperity for all. He will be launching his new book “A Few Thousand Dollars” - Sparking Prosperity. Opportunity Alliance’s EPA (Education. Policy. Advocacy) Network is hosting a lunch where, together, we will learn about asset building best practices and what we can do to help promote policies that strengthen the financial lives of Nevadans.
Assess your organization's internal and external readiness to conduct a capital fundraising campaign. We will discuss the infrastructure needed to run a successful campaign-board involvement, staffing, technology, and the case for support. Participants will evaluate their readiness to conduct a campaign and critique campaign case statements. We will also discuss planning/feasibility studies-do you need one, what you should expect from the study, and what to do if the study says you are not ready for a campaign.
Nonprofit professionals can be adversely impacted by stressful client interactions, lack of resources, organizational struggles, and high self-expectations. Explore a variety of resources to gain new perspectives on stress and trauma. Develop a self-understanding of the aspirational nature of nonprofit work and develop skills to increase resilience. Generate strategies for transferring course content to the workplace. The course is taught from a coaching perspective and is focused on practical understanding, skills, and strategies.
1.22.19 - 1.23.19 2019 Homeless Census
We are looking for volunteers eager to be Census Workers and help canvass our neighborhoods. This effort will help get a visual count of the number of people who are unsheltered. The numbers and data obtained will be used to assist regional efforts aimed at ending homelessness in Southern Nevada. Volunteers will be needed for the Urban Count on January 22nd from 10 pm to 4 am on January 23rd and for the Youth Count from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm on January 23rd. Register for the Urban Count here or the Youth Count here.
Please send events and training information to NPC@uwsn.org by the 1st of the month for inclusion in the Nonprofit Connection. Fundraising events and information cannot be distributed through the Nonprofit Connection.