This Thursday and Friday, the training collaborative Prosperity Partners along with Keep Temple Beutiful will be hosting a 2 day training workshop for nonprofits in the greater Temple/Belton area. Learn new fundraising techniques, unique avenues for engaging stakeholders, and how to collaborate with like minded professionals to create a strong proposal for funding. And that’s just the first day!
Read below on each day’s activities. BONUS: TANO Members receive a 10% discount (email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your code)
-Keep Temple Beautiful-
EMPOWERING NONPROFITS: SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING WITH GRANTS AND BOARDS
by Prosperity Partners
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 9:00AM – 4:00PM
“The Write Stuff: Strategies for Successful Grantwriting.” Are you looking for funding for your programs but don’t know where to start? This workshop will guide you through the grantwriting process, from developing a powerful Case Statement to preparing a grant proposal. You will learn the basics of writing successful grants, strategies for approaching donors, persuasive writing techniques, and how to develop a proposal packet. Part of this session is hands-on: you will be invited to compose a Cover Letter for your proposal and receive feedback from the presenters. We will also help you research possible funders for your project.
Come to this workshop with a project that needs funding!
~ Presented by Toni Turner and Karen Knox.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 9:00AM – NOON
“How To Build an Effective and Revenue-Generating Nonprofit Board.” The foundation of your organization is the Board of Directors and your organization is only as strong as that foundation. You can have an effective, working, and revenue-generating board of directors. This session is part enlightenment, part empowerment, and part intervention. We will review:
- Roles and responsibilities of board members and staff (even when everyone is a volunteer)
- Knowing when to say when: the proper way to “bless and release” board members
- Going beyond your friends: conducting a recruitment campaign to get the board you need
~ Presented by Mary Beth Harrington.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
“Developing a Fundraising Board.” Do you have a solid “fundraising board”? Does your board lack enthusiasm or simply ignore their fundraising responsibilities? Are you a board member yourself and feel confused, frightened, or anxious when it comes to fundraising? If so, you are not alone… and this session is exactly what you need. In this interactive session we will start with general fundraising best practices that everyone should be following, including the power of storytelling, donor loyalty and how online fundraising can help you and your board to be more involved and better engage with supporters. We’ll then move on to specific actionable strategies and exercises that you can take back to your meetings to ensure full board member participation in your fundraising efforts (Hint: It is so much more than just “asking for money”!)
~ Presented by Rich Dietz.
PROSPERITY PARTNERS: WHO WE ARE
Prosperity Partners, a Consortium Serving the Nonprofit Community
Toni S. Turner has more than 30 years of experience in fundraising, nonprofit management, and communications. She has held senior management positions at the Texas Historical Commission, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, the University of Texas at Austin, the Texas Engineering Foundation, Southern Methodist University, and the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. She is an award-winning author whose work has appeared in a wide range of professional publications.
Karen H. Knox, CMP has served in nonprofit management for more than more than 25 years in senior development positions for A Legacy of Giving, Texas Historical Commission, Special Olympics Texas, the Texas Chemical Council and its affiliate, the Association of Chemical Industry of Texas, the Diocese of Corpus Christi, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She is a Certified Meeting Professional and has spearheaded events from galas to conferences to board meetings.
Mary Beth Harrington has worked with a wide variety of Texas nonprofits for more than two decades at local, regional, and statewide nonprofit resource center such as TANO (Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations), San Antonio Area Foundation, and the Volunteer Center of North Texas. She is a “Passionate Nonprofit Expert” who specializes in unleashing the power of: confidence, competence, collaboration of nonprofits, helping them to be more effective and sustainable.
Rich Dietz began his nonprofit career in college when he served as the director of a mentoring organization. He has spent the last 20 years working both in and with a wide variety of nonprofit, political, and government organizations and with technology companies focused on the nonprofit sector, including Sage Nonprofit, Convio, KIMBIA, and Abila. It is this unique background and experience – working directly in nonprofit organizations and working on the technology side – that allows him to better understand and assist nonprofit organizations with their technology needs.