I have begun to create online trainings out of the materials I've developed and used for many years of doing in-person workshops and coaching with nonprofit boards and staff.
An in-depth look at what it takes to craft winning grant proposals for nonprofit programs. The course covers building your fundraising case, to learning about different types of foundations and other funding sources, to the seven essential elements of a fundable proposal. We'll take a close look at crafting strong outcomes statements, the use of storytelling to make an impact, and what funders are looking for. Three hours of video instruction, plus resource materials and online exercises.
Among the topics covered in the course are: Legal requirements for Nonprofit Boards in the U.S., Roles and responsibilities of Board Members, Roles and responsibilities of Board Officers, Tips for successful meetings, including Agendas and Minutes, About Board Committees, The Board's role in Fundraising, Board recruitment, training, and evaluation. This course is for anybody who is on a Nonprofit Board, or for nonprofit staff who work closely with their Boards. Nearly two hours of video instruction plus downloadable resources.
In this course I share several case studies from my experiences of managing through crises as an interim executive director. You will learn about successful mergers, and merger negotiations that were ended without an agreement. You will learn about organizations that seemed all but doomed, and how they rebuilt to be stronger than ever. And you will hear about an organization that went into bankruptcy, and what factors led to that fateful decision. I also share several of the tools I've used in these situations for program evaluation, organizational assessment, and partnership evaluation.