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Greater Worcester Community Foundation Now Offering Spring 2017 Workshops through its Nonprofit Support Center

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts — The Nonprofit Support Center(NSC) is the leading provider of nonprofit capacity building in Central MA, providing practical, high-quality programs that help the staff and boards of nonprofits maximize their effectiveness and efficiency.

We are pleased to announce our Spring 2017 Workshop calendar:

ENGAGING STORIES
Thursday, March 16 – 9 am-12 noon

If you are looking for ways to better articulate a vision that will move others to action, engage stakeholders at all levels, and motivate an audience to give their time and money to your mission, this session is for you. This session will be equally valuable as an introduction or as a follow-up to Dr. Peterson’s earlier workshop.

Presenter: Lani Peterson, Psy. D.

Audience: Executive Directors, Development, and Communications staff

Location: Greater Worcester Community Foundation, 370 Main Street, 6th Floor

Fee: $35 per person; $60 for every two people from the same organization; Breakfast included.

To Register: Register here by March 9.

ENSURING BOARD EFFECTIVENESS – TOOLS FOR NONPROFIT CEOs

Thursday, March 30 – 9 am-12 noon

Based on the latest research, this session is designed specifically for Executive Directors, providing tools they need to boost board performance and avoid potentially disastrous pitfalls.

Presenter: Gayle L. Gifford, ACFRE

Audience: Executive Directors

Location: Greater Worcester Community Foundation, 370 Main Street, 6th Floor

Fee: $35 per person; Breakfast included.

To Register: Register here by March 17.

MAKING SOCIAL MEDIA WORK MORE FOR YOUR NONPROFIT: BEYOND LIKES AND SHARES

Wednesday, April 12 – 12 noon – 2 pm

This session is full of specific tools and tactics to get the most out of commonly used social media platforms. Join us and learn how to make the best use of your social media presence, how to judge your success, and what pitfalls to avoid.

Presenter: Jake Messier, COO, Mungo Creative Group

Audience: Executive Directors, Development and Communication Staff, Senior Managers

Location: Greater Worcester Community Foundation, 370 Main Street, 6th Floor

Fee: None; lunch included.

To Register: Register here by March 30.

EFFECTIVE PROPOSALS/ ADVANCED

Wednesday, April 19 – 9 am – 12 noon

Building on concepts and tools contained in our Basics workshop, this session will more deeply explore the elements of successful proposals, including the role of grants in long-term sustainability. You’ll leave with a solid understanding of what goes into a competitive proposal that, combined with an appropriate match with funder interest, may lead to grant seeking success.

Presenter: Dodi Swope. M.Ed.

Audience: Any staff or volunteers responsible for research/proposal writing; geared for those who have attended previous grant writing workshops.

Location: Greater Worcester Community Foundation, 370 Main Street, 6th Floor

Fee: $50; Breakfast included.

To Register: Register here by April 12.

UNRAVELING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Friday, May 19 – 10 am – 1 pm

Diversity is broad in scope and encompasses many dimensions of human difference. This session will focus on how to establish clear goals for diversity and to help you achieve and measure success.

Presenter: Deborah Plummer, PhD

Audience: Executive, Development or Communication Staff, Senior Managers; Board members

Location: Greater Worcester Community Foundation, 370 Main Street, 6th Floor

Fee: None; lunch included.

To Register: Register here by May 12.

MULTI-YEAR FINANCIAL PLANNING & STRATEGY

Tuesday, May 23 – 9 am – 3 pm

This installment of our highly accessible and acclaimed series on strategic financial management provides a full-day opportunity to help you develop multi-year financial projections as part of your organization’s long-term planning. A new excel-based financial planning tool will also be demonstrated.

Presenter: Hilda Polanco, CPA, CCSA®, CGMA

Audience: Executive Directors, Finance Staff, Board members. Teams encouraged. Space is limited

Location: Greater Worcester Community Foundation, 370 Main Street, 6th Floor

Fee: $100/organizational team (up to 3 individuals from each organization); Breakfast and lunch included.

To Register: Register here by May 16.

To sign up for a program or for more information, please contact Sarah Shugrue, program officer, at sshugrue@greaterworcester.org or 508-755-0980with questions.

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