Nonprofit Programs

Jan
30

The people who make up our organizations are our most precious resource. Learn to support and manage them like the valuable humans they are. This three-part series.

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Jan
31

This workshop will provide the tools you need to better understand your organization’s current financial health and trends over time, and how this information compares to industry benchmarks in the nonprofit sector.

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Jan
31

Nonprofit finance is about more than just numbers – it’s about making your strategies and priorities come to life. The following series examines the technical and strategic aspects of nonprofit finance with a focus on calculating and communicating your real costs.

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Jan
31

Learn how to get the input and feedback you need to successfully guide your nonprofits to new heights in this 2-hour session on guiding your board through a mini-strategic planning session.

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Feb
1

This introductory workshop prepares participants to successfully develop, write, and submit grant proposals to foundations and corporations.

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Feb
5

During this workshop, you’ll think strategically about community partnerships and explore how even the most introverted board member can play a role in fundraising without making an ask.

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Feb
6

Series Dates: February 6, February 27, March 13, April 10, and May 2, 2019 (9:00am – Noon)

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Feb
7

This introductory-level session will help you build the foundation you need to create an evaluation plan that fits your organization.

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Feb
12

Engagement starts at the recruiting process and is a journey that continues as boards orient, train, and evaluate their members.

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Feb
12

This series provides practical tools for making the most of one of your biggest assets: your board of directors.

This is four-part board engagement series. Registering for all four workshops in this series will get registrants a 20% discount off the single-workshop price ($515 non-members/$305 members). To register for an individual workshop, click on the title below.

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Feb
13

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the Forefront Library’s databases, print collection, and online research guides, as well as offer a deeper look at our available databases for researching individual donors.

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Feb
13

This series will introduce you to the power of Appreciative Inquiry to help enhance your leadership skills, turn significant change opportunities into “something that’s intrinsically motivating instead of externally depleting, strengths-focused instead of deficit-focused, and innovation inspired instead of fear-driven, defensive, and divisive.” This is a 2-day series and attendance is required for both sessions.

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Feb
20

The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies.

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Feb
20

Delve into the models of change leadership, influence v. authority, understanding the underlying fear of change, and eight steps to effectively implementing change in your organization.

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Feb
21

This course is designed to train volunteer managers on the basics of project design and management. Participants will gain the skills and tools to develop high quality volunteer projects that retain and cultivate volunteers.

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Feb
22

This workshop will help participants understand and use evaluative thinking.

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Feb
28

This workshop will explore effective ways to advocate for the funding of indirect costs in grant proposals and budgets.

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Mar
6

At this workshop, we'll review real supervisory challenges related to performance improvements and terminations and discuss delicate ways of handling these touchy moments, while abiding by labor law.

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Mar
7

The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies.

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Mar
12

In this workshop, we will discuss some of the structural, cultural, and emotional barriers that exist on nonprofit boards when it comes to building greater diversity among members, and we will walk through the steps to break through these barriers.

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