Learning Labs are a training series consisting of six module cohort-based sessions that provides a deeper dive into a specific Key Area of Nonprofit Excellence, where knowledge gained from workshops can be applied to improve management performance. Through these hands-on modules, NPCC provides a comprehensive and impactful program that benefits both nonprofit leaders and the organizations they serve. Program participants, who tend to be their organization’s “accidental experts” in a given area, leave the series equipped with practical strategies and individualized tools that they then use in their day-to-day work to improve their organization’s practices and an expanded network of peers in their field.
NPCC Members and non-members are welcome to apply. Each module will consist of a cohort of 40 individuals who will be selected from the initial pool of applicants. We strongly encourage that two team members from your organization participate, as we believe it will allow for a much more fruitful experience for your organization.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Thursday, October 12, 2017
This training is intended for individuals at your organization with basic to intermediate expertise in the area who manage communications, impact communications strategy, and/or carry out communications implementation.
- Session 1 – Communicating Your Organization Identity through Your Brand
- Session 2 – Intentional & Effective Communications Planning
- Session 3 – Storytelling and Story Gathering
- Session 4 – Tracking Effectiveness of Communications
- Session 5 – Building Compelling Campaigns
- Session 6 – Fostering Internal Communications Within Teams
Application deadline is Friday, July 7, 2017 at 5:00pm. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by July 12. Click here to apply. Application is now closed.
Fundraising & Resource Development
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Tuesday, August 1, 2017
This training is intended for individuals at your organization with basic to intermediate expertise in the area who manage fundraising and resource development, impact fundraising strategy, and/or carry out fundraising and resource development implementation.
- Session 1 – Making the Case for Your Nonprofit
- Session 2 – Responsible Fundraising & Resource Development
- Session 3 – Inclusive & Holistic Fundraising
- Session 4 – Intentional and Sustainable Fundraising
- Session 5 – Resource Development Communication
- Session 6 – Culture of Philanthropy
Application deadline is April 19, 2017 at 5:00pm. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by April 27. Click here to apply. Application is now closed.
Results & Impact
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Monday, June 18, 2018
This training is intended for individuals at your organization with basic to intermediate expertise in the area who manage governance structure, impact board strategy, and/or carry out governance implementation.
- Session 1 - Structure and Oversight
- Session 2 - Diversifying Board Cultivation and Recruitment
- Session 3 - Board Retention and Value
- Session 4 - Fundraising and Ambassadorship
- Session 5 - Evaluating Performance
- Session 6 - Planning for the Future
Application opens Wednesday March 14, 2018. Application deadline is Monday ,April 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by April 9, 2018. Click here to apply
Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity
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Mark your calendars for this year's New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards Best Practices Workshop & Awards Presentation. The annual event will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the CUNY Graduate Center.
The New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards encourage excellent management and governance practices by nonprofits and honor outstanding management excellence in the New York City area's large and diverse nonprofit community. The Awards program is managed by NPCC in collaboration with The New York Community Trust, Philanthropy New York and The Clark Foundation. WNYC is the media sponsor.
This year three winners participate in a Best Practices Workshop to discuss their management strengths and detail the strategies and practices that led to their selection. A networking breakfast will precede the Best Practices Workshop; the Awards Presentation and a reception will follow. A detailed agenda will be posted in October.
Learn more about the Awards at https://www.npccny.org/nonprofit-excellence-awards/.
Friday, December 1, 2017 8:00am - 1:00pm | Click here to register.
Questions? Contact Education & Training Manager, Joseph Taylor at jtaylor[@]npccny.org
or call 212-502-4191.
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. Events 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 the 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.