Nonprofit Strength Builder
Tone up your nonprofit leadership skills.
Help your organization flex its muscles! Building on our long history of strengthening nonprofits, this interactive and engaging seven-session workshop series will:
- Help you be a more effective leader
- Enhance your capacity for driving change
- Deepen your impact
- Make your organization more resilient
“The workshops provided a lot of resources and brought in a lot of great guest speakers. I liked that a lot of what we learned was related to the real world. For example, we didn’t just talk about strategic planning, we also saw many examples of great strategic plans."
A Collaborative Experience
Any nonprofit staff member, regardless of career stage, can become a more impactful leader. That’s why we’ve built the Nonprofit Strength Builder series with professionals of all experience levels, as well as nonprofit board members, in mind.
Workshops are led by experts in the field, and each includes time for sharing of resources and ideas. After the series concludes, participants become part of a peer cohort that serves as a network of advisers.
In each of the seven workshops, you will focus on building your leadership capacity in a different, essential area of nonprofit operations.
An effective relationship between your staff and board is essential for organizational health. Develop tools to clarify roles and responsibilities and ways to maximize effectiveness. Learn skills in meeting management, reporting and development.
Strong leadership begins with knowing yourself and how you can empower others. Enhance your leadership skills in the areas of ethics, accountability and choosing and ensuring your organization’s culture. In this session, you will learn more about an organization's mission and vision and develop actionable strategic planning techniques.
Learn and share best practices in operational systems, how to effectively manage a nonprofit's daily operations, and how to make your organization more resilient. Get tips on available resources, data collection, reporting methodology and how to prioritize time and efforts to achieve organizational goals.
Every organization wants to strengthen its presence in the community. Learn how to cultivate partners, sponsors, friends and donors to help your organization achieve your vision and goals. From budgeting to audits to completing a 990, numerous tasks help achieve financial stability and compliance. Strengthen your fiscal know-how and become adept at communicating your financial story to board members and funders.
Learn ways to draw others to your organization’s vision by networking effectively in your community, managing and embracing change, and embracing diversity of ideas. You will learn how to attract volunteers and keep them motivated and engaged.
Both staff and volunteers require onboarding and continuous personal development via different learning techniques. Learn some of the current leader teaching skills to make your team strong and reduce conflict and turnover.
Our last session is a topic chosen by group consensus. What would you like to learn more about that has not been covered? In addition, we will review highlights of the sessions and celebrate completion!
Grow As a Leader
As you move through the series, you will apply the knowledge you gain from each session to new discussions, activities and assignments, helping you become a well-rounded leader who can drive your organization to be more effective and impactful.
Those who complete the workshops will receive a digital credential to be used on social media, certifying completion of the Nonprofit Strength Builder leadership training.
“Kudos to the Community Foundation for making this commitment to capacity-building for local nonprofits. This series is a wonderful opportunity for all of us in the nonprofit community to learn new skills, build on existing knowledge and make connections with our peers.”
No sessions are currently scheduled, but we will keep you up to date on the next round of Nonprofit Strength Builder workshops.