2013-2014 Workshops

“The Nuts & Bolts of Nonprofit Management”

  • May 22, 2014: “Meet the Funders” focused on family foundations and donor-advised funds. Attendees heard first hand from these funders and experts who work in this field to better understand how to connect with donors who want to support your organization’s mission. Panelists: 
Andrew Bendheim, Family Foundation Board member 
Noreen McMahon, Senior Director of Programs, Highland Street Foundation 
Jeff Poulos, Executive Director, Associated Grantmakers 
Rachel Sagan, Philanthropic Advisor, The Fine Fund
  • March 22, 2014: “Telling Your Story with Numbers.” Your organization’s financial facts and figures are an important measurement of your effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability. But it’s best to tailor the presentation of the numbers for your audience. During this interactive discussion David Orlinoff, founder and principal of Concord Financial, explored the different levels of summarization and emphases that are appropriate for board members, lenders, donors, and regulatory bodies.
  • January 17, January 31, February 14, 2014: “Video Story Telling for Nonprofit.” Video can be a very powerful marketing tool for nonprofit organizations and it doesn’t require fancy equipment. In this series with Emmy-award winning producer Bob Glover participants learned how to tell compelling stories using video equipment they already have – Smartphone!
  • November 14 and November 15, 2013: “Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Fundraise!” Over two evenings, Andy Robinson (back by popular demand!) brought his “cookbook” of training exercises to 330 attendees. While trying several exercises, participants learned a variety of tips and tricks on how to teach others – especially board members – to increase their comfort and skill in fundraising.
  • October 18, 2013: “Web Strategies to Boost Donor and Volunteer Engagement.” Todd Van Hoosear, Principal at Fresh Ground Public Relations Firm and Adjunct Professor at Boston University College of Communications, demonstrated how to use Google Analytics to track what web pages visitors to their website frequent and how long they spend on the site. Participants learned out to use this information and simple web strategies to improve the website pages that people visit most often and to drive traffic to the pages that matter