Upcoming Programs

Mar
27

Learn how to effectively incorporate strategic plans in board and committee meetings to help keep your plans from collecting dust. This workshop will include powerful, real-life examples of strategic plan implementation. Participants will also learn how to understand important measures and metrics that effectively demonstrate organizational impact.

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Mar
27

This session explores approaches to reviewing proposals in the context of board priorities and interests.

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Mar
28

This session will cover the basics of raising money and provide basic tips on how you can maximize your efforts. Topics will include developing gift acceptance policies, creating effective year-end appeal message, identifying and approaching major gift donors, and more!

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Mar
29

Once you have gained an understanding of the true cost of service delivery and created a plan to fund those costs over the course of the year, the next step is to monitor your progress against that plan. In this workshop, we will introduce key concepts and best practices on financial performance management.

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Apr
3

A well-designed board and committee structure and meeting agenda with the right leaders can make the difference in an organization’s ability to move ahead on transformational change.

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Apr
4

This workshop will provide tools and guidance on the softer skills needed to manage employees or contract staff.

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Apr
9

In this introductory workshop, you’ll polish the skills required to take your individual fundraising strategies to the next level.

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Apr
9

Join Dr. Linda K. Moore, a native of Quincy, as she discusses her tips and tricks on how to connect, manage, motivate and retain volunteers by sharing her firsthand experiences as both a volunteer and a volunteer manager at the V Foundation for Cancer Research and the fundraising committee to build Legends Stadium at Quincy University (QU).

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Apr
10

Explore the power of Appreciative Inquiry in this 2-day series and develop the skills to help your organization excel, innovate, and embrace change with creative confidence. Attendance is required for both sessions.

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Apr
11

In this lively lunchtime conversation, we will dispel – once and for all – the myths around supporting and engaging in advocacy.

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Apr
17

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the Forefront Library’s databases, print collection, and online research guides, as well as a deeper look at the Foundation Center's database, Foundation Directory Online. Laptops are welcome and encouraged for hands-on experience.

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Apr
26

This workshop will explore the most promising practices of community engagement.

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Apr
30

This introductory course on board service is perfect for new board members who have just joined a nonprofit board, or for those individuals within the community who are considering joining a board. Unlock the boardroom door and consider your capabilities, character and willingness to serve on a board of directors.

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May
1

In this session, we will explore resources needed in “non-program” functions—staff capacity, technology systems, and efficient workflow—in order to optimize an organization’s operations.

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May
7

This session will give you the tools you need to make the ask! Learn what questions to ask before approaching a prospective donor, how to develop collateral materials, how to develop a solicitation letter, follow-up and more.

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May
8

Is your board asking the right questions? Do they know what a high-performance board should be doing? Do you have the right culture to build a high-performance board?

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May
10

This workshop will explore approaches to engaging with conflict and having difficult conversations that create an environment of trust where all parties can walk away feeling respected, seen, and heard.

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May
15

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

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May
15

Join your fellow ACN members and guests and partake in an evening of networking and fun! 

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May
17

This workshop will explore cultural learning, cultural assets, and how philanthropy, programming, and evaluation practitioners can integrate culture in a way that moves towards effective action.

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