July 7 (Tuesday) 9:30—11:30am
You’ve probably heard the buzz around “crowdfunding.” But what is it and how does it work? Join us to learn how you can add this tool to your fundraising mix and raise the bar on your fundraising initiatives. Plus, the timing is perfect as you prepare for fall initiatives, traditional benefits and even #GivingTuesday. This workshop will give participants an overview of crowdfunding, as well as step-by-step directions for how you can take advantage of what a crowdfunding platform can offer. It will be presented by Dana Ostomel, founder and chief gifting officer, Deposit a Gift.com.
July 14 (Tuesday) 9:30—11:30am
Timely, Accurate, and Attainable Financial Reporting Practices
Financial statements are a critical indicator of your nonprofit’s financial health, allowing your staff, your donors, and your board to understand how to best support your organization and its mission. Timely and accurate financial statements are important to the survival of nonprofits large and small. Join NPCC and Paul Konigstein, senior consultant at Accounting Management Solutions, Inc. to learn how your nonprofit can produce quality financial statements for informed decision making, fundraising, and governance.
July 16 (Thursday) 9:30am—12pm
Technology Funding Shark Tank
If you ask nonprofit leaders what they see as the biggest obstacle to improving technology in their organizations, the most common answer is “money.” Other resource constraints such as expertise and staffing are often mentioned as well. Given all these constraints and the incredible pace of technology change, how can nonprofits keep up? Joshua Peskay, Karim Beldjilali and Kim Snyder of RoundTable Technology will help participants identify improvements they can make on their own through process improvement, training, communications and use of the veritable cornucopia of free and low-cost technology resources available to nonprofits. We’ll also explore how to identify potential funding sources for different types of technology projects and outline strategies for approaching these funders by building a case for your organization’s specific technology needs. Over the course of the workshop, we'll guide attendees through the completion of a technology fundraising application, preparing attendees for submersion in the Technology Funding “Shark Tank,” where selected participants will pitch their projects to a panel of sharks comprised of facilitators and audience members.
July 22 (Wednesday) 9:30am—12pm
Managing for Results: Strategies for Successful Outcome Measurement
Learn how outcomes measurement can focus your organization on what is important about your work and the difference it makes. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll begin to develop an outcomes tracking plan that is both meaningful and manageable and discover the steps you need to take to achieve excellence in managing for results. This workshop will be most helpful to executive directors and program managers. This workshop is co-sponsored by Citi Community Development, and is presented by Laurel Molloy, founder & chief consultant of Innovations Quantified. It will help build the capacity of community development nonprofits that serve low-to-moderate income individuals and families. The session will be held at BMCC, 199 Chambers Street, New York, NY.
August 18 (Tuesday) 9:30am—12pm
Networking for Impact
Professional networking builds relationships with an extended group of people to form mutually beneficial opportunities to aid and support each other over time. In this workshop, you will learn how to enhance your skills at networking and building effective relationships that will contribute to personal and organizational success. This session will focus on: deepening meaningful professional relationships that build networks; avoiding the common traps of novice networkers; becoming a magnet to others who value and seek your expertise; and, leveraging on-line and off-line approaches to effective networking. This session will be presented by Harris Ginsberg, who has 30 years’ experience in leadership development and talent management in a variety of industries.
Registration is Required: Click on a workshop title above to register. Attendance may be limited to one person per 501(c)(3) member organization. By registering for a workshop you are making a firm commitment to attend. If you must cancel, please provide at least 48 hours notice so that someone else can take your place. Meetings begin and end on time so please plan your travel and schedules accordingly. If a workshop is marked as sold out, members may still sign up for a wait list in the event that a seat becomes available.
Unless noted otherwise, workshops are open only to NPCC's 501(c)(3) members and are held at NPCC's office at 135 West 36th Street, 15th Floor (between Broadway and 7th Avenue), New York NY, 10018. NPCC is a scent-free environment. Please do not use scented products when attending a meeting.