Trainings Archive

October 2018

  • Whether running a strategic planning process, establishing a community-facing campaign, or assessing an existing program, organizations need to use equitable and inclusive human-centered design strategies to achieve meaningful and effective impact. While incredibly important, practicing inclusive human-centered design can be time-consuming and difficult to execute well. Many organizations aren’t sure how and when to include various stakeholders in strategic and program planning, especially when there may be competing needs or interests between leadership teams, boards, program staff, funders and clients. Oftentimes, those with less power are left out of the design process altogether. This results in strategic plans that lack buy-in from groups of stakeholders, or programs that do not adequately meet the needs of clients. Over the course of the workshop, participants will learn about inclusive human-centered design and how to leverage various tools to develop effective organizational strategies and programs. The workshop will model inclusive human-centered design practices and is open to all nonprofit professionals regardless of role including, but not limited to, program staff, board members, and executives.
  • Presented by Mel Peterson and Erika Strong of Weav Studio
  • Area of Excellence: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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  • Addressing structural racism and fostering racial equity in one’s organization often requires “courageous conversations” that succeed only when the leadership intentionally leads the dialogue and considers it an organizational priority. A critical component for senior leadership is to set race-equity values and communicate them throughout the organization.
    Facilitators will utilize various participatory methodologies to create and guide generative discussions in formats such as full group dialogue, breakout sessions and role plays.
  • Presented by Luz Rodriguez of Visionary Allies
  • Area of Excellence: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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  • Fundraising takes time: building relationships, connecting donors and funders priorities with organizational needs, marrying impact metrics with human stories, and hours of database management and follow-up. This session will teach you how to build processes and systems that minimize the time you spend on the administrative necessities of fundraising so that you can spend more time on the work that only you can do.
  • Presented by Aubrie Fennecken of Opportunity Kitchen
  • Area of Excellence: Fundraising and Resource Development
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  • Health insurance is an ever changing industry with new twists and turns each year. This webinar will focus on the latest changes and trends for 2019. We will take a deep dive into the latest plans and rates in the small group market segment (1-100 full time equivalent employees) and explore various strategies to consider implementing within your organization. We will also cover how to use technology to streamline your benefits and HR administration. Finally, we will touch upon the latest compliance issues.
  • Presented by James Schutzer and Joseph Moschitto of JDM Benefits
  • Area of Excellence: Human Resources
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