APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW FOR 2017 REINHOLD FOUNDATION NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMS

CURRICULUMS AND OBJECTIVES FOR THE 2017 REINHOLD FOUNDATION LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING PROGRAMS

Through its Leadership Development and Capacity Building Initiative, the Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation focuses on strengthening the nonprofit sector by strengthening the leadership and capacity of nonprofit organizations that serve Clay County. Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides services to Clay County residents is eligible to apply.

The Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation is offering a total of 10.5 days of nonprofit training in 2017 including a Board Workshop Day (see details below). All workshops will be held in Clay County. The program curriculums are designed and taught by faculty from the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College. The Reinhold Foundation is underwriting all costs of training; thus, there are no tuition expenses for selected participating organizations.

In addition, the Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation is offering a special incentive to organizations that participate in a training program. Organizations can earn “participation gifts” of $500 per person for completion of the five-day Nonprofit Team Leadership Development Program (Track A), $200 per person for completion of the two-day Grant Writing for Success workshop, $200 per person for completion of the two-day Building an Annual Fund workshop, $100 per person for completion of the full-day Telling Your Story to Donors workshop, and $50 per person for completion of the half-day Prepare for a Winning Marketing Plan. Participation gifts are paid to the organization.

Organizations may request to participate in more than one training program. Click here to download the application. The deadline for applications is Monday, November 14, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted. Detailed information about the training classes are included below.

2017 Nonprofit Team Leadership Development Program (Track A)

You asked for it and we responded. The original five-day Nonprofit Team Leadership Development Program offered by the Reinhold Foundation in 2006 through 2012 is back in 2017!

Workshop Dates:

(This is a five-day training track and individuals must be committed to attending all five days of training).

January 25 & 26, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

February 1, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

February 9, 2017 9:00 a.m. – Noon

February 16, 2017 9:00 a.m. – Noon

March 14, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Workshop Curriculums and Instructors:

First and Second Day of Training (January 25 & 26, 2017)

  • “Ready, Set, Fundraise!”

This workshop covers nonprofit management best practices with a goal of creating a sustainable nonprofit organization ready to fundraise. Funders look for proper accounting procedures, internal controls, a strong and active board of directors, consistent program evaluation and mission-based strategic planning. Participants work through the steps necessary to ensure their organizations have a strong foundation in order to be prepared to fundraise.

Time: Two days of training, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instructors: Karen Revels, MSM and Terri Chastain, CFRE

Third Day of Training (February 1, 2017)

  • “Volunteer Leadership”

Nonprofit organizations depend on volunteers to carry out their vision, mission and values.  Volunteers help to deliver programs and services.  Often, they are the backbone for successful fundraising efforts.  Therefore, building a strong volunteer program enhances the strength of any nonprofit organization.

This workshop will offer techniques for training, placing and managing volunteers.  Discussion will include ways to increase the teamwork with staff in organizations.  Sessions will utilize interactive group exercises, case studies and the integration of tools to ground learning principles in practical application.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Establish a code of ethics for volunteers
  • Understand the elements and details of a best practice volunteer manual
  • Prepare staff to work with volunteers
  • Create meaningful volunteer assignments
  • Build a volunteer application and job description

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Andrea Hendry

Fourth Day of Training (February 9th, 9:00 am to noon & February 16th 9:00 am to noon; These are separate half-day workshops and attendance at both are required for completion of Track A )

  • Finding Grant Funding

This workshop will introduce participants to the grant making process and how to use online sources to identify foundations, corporations and federal funding partners.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Be familiar with sites dedicated to presenting multiple grant opportunities
  • Utilize the essentials of funding directories including grants.gov and the foundation center
  • Understand options for tracking grant opportunities

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on February 9th

Instructor: Terri Chastain, CFRE

  • “Creating a Diversified Fundraising Program

The key to successful fundraising begins with a solid plan; then working that plan.  This workshop stresses the need for a diversified approach to fundraising with the goal of having a sustainable organization.  Participants will analyze different fundraising vehicles and select ones that diversify their sources of revenue.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand why nonprofit organizations need to diversify their fundraising
  • Undertake the steps to create a diversified fundraising plan
  • Maximize the role board members and volunteers have in creating and/or administering a fundraising plan
  • Apply different fundraising strategies to fit the needs of various funding sources
  • Create a diversified fundraising plan
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a fundraising plan

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on February 16th

Instructor: Karen Revels, MSM

Fifth Day of Training (March 14, 2017)

  • “Board Governance for Effective Leadership*”

This workshop will cover several aspects of board membership and fundraising, including responsibilities every board member should fulfill to lead a nonprofit organization to success.  Participants will undertake an exercise to evaluate nonprofit governance of their nonprofit organization that target areas for growth, plus identify action items for a board to consider.  Legal and ethical duties of board members will also be discussed.  Participants will explore real life ethical dilemmas faced by boards of directors.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate what is legally expected of board members
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of an effective board member
  • Differentiate the role of the chief executive officer/staff versus board members
  • Recognize required government filings of nonprofit organizations
  • Understand the need for and compliance of conflict of interest policies
  • Evaluate and offer a solution for ethical dilemmas faced by nonprofit boards of directors
  • Utilize tools and tips learned to enhance the board’s role in fundraising

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Chuck V. Loring, CFRE, MBA

Participation Gift eligibility: $500 per person (Individuals must complete all five days of Track A training above for their organization to be eligible for the Reinhold Foundation’s $500 gift. No partial gifts for a single day attendance or half day attendance will be provided).

*Individuals participating in Track A will be required to attend the Board Governance Day in order for their organization to be eligible for the $500 graduation gift. Additionally, organizations will be invited and encouraged to send their executive staff (President, CEO, Executive Director, etc.) and several board members, up to six people per organization to also attend the Board Governance Day workshop. Registration information for attending only the single Board workshop on March 14th will be available later and does not have to be requested in this application.

In 2017, The Reinhold Foundation will also offer the following workshops.

“Grant Writing for Success”

Workshop Dates: February 22 & 23, 2017

(This is a two-day workshop and individuals must be committed to attending both days.)

Every proposal or bid for solicitation is slightly different in its requirements.  As a result, this workshop will take a step by step approach to the grant writing process, offering tools to develop carefully targeted, well-written proposals.   It is intended to be interactive through the use of group discussions and group exercises.  Particular focus will include writing the cover letter, executive summary, mission statement, project description, case for support, budget and budget narrative.  Research principles, and the importance of networking will also be addressed.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize research methods to identify funding opportunities for their nonprofit organization
  • Understand the systematic approach to writing proposals
  • Articulate how to write a proposal that considers an organization’s vision and mission
  • Recognize the importance of networking to identify appropriate opportunities
  • Reflect on the value of collaboration with peers and colleagues

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Terri Chastain, CFRE

Participation Gift eligibility: $200 per person (Individuals must complete both days of training for their organization to be eligible for the Reinhold Foundation’s $200 gift. No partial gifts for a single day attendance or half day attendance will be provided).

“Building an Annual Fund”

Workshop Dates: January 11 &12, 2017

(This is a two-day workshop and individuals must be committed to attending both days.)

The Annual Fund is an organized effort to obtain gifts on a yearly basis to support, at least in part, the general operations of a nonprofit organization. The annual fund often represents a large percentage of a nonprofit organization’s income. This workshop will address beginning to intermediate level instruction for annual fund campaigns.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of creating the annual fund campaign
  • Articulate how to manage the campaign
  • Create a case for support
  • Develop ongoing yearly strategies
  • Identify and cultivate donors
  • Know how to involve the board and volunteers
  • Evaluate results
  • Engage in activities for stewardship
  • Develop long-term planning for sustainability

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Alyce Lee Stansbury, CFRE

Participation Gift eligibility: $200 per person (Individuals must complete both days of training for their organization to be eligible for the Reinhold Foundation’s $200 gift. No partial gifts for a single day attendance or half day attendance will be provided).

“Telling Your Story to Engage Donors”

Workshop Date: January 5, 2017

Participants will be introduced to the art of storytelling and how it can help them develop effective relationships with potential donors. Relying on age-old principles of communication, they will discover how stories can emotionally engage donors in their mission, giving them an emotional stake in the organization’s success. They will also learn fundamental tools for collecting and developing their stories.

The program relies on experiential exercises to teach essential tools in the art of storytelling in conjunction with some lecture and discussion. There will be opportunities to role play new skills as well as to share stories with other participants. It is our hope that a body of stories will begin to emerge from this process, and that this resource can expand participants’ repertoire. Audience: Anyone involved with a nonprofit organization.

At the conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Effectively recall and tell a story
  • Match stories with their mission and values
  • Create a beginning compilation of stories that they can immediately use in fundraising efforts
  • Use stories to enhance fundraising activities, including personal solicitation calls and speeches
  • Identify potential storytellers among staff and volunteer members of the organization
  • Effectively elicit stories from these people about their organization’s success in contributing to the quality of life of the people they serve

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Richard Stone, Chief Innovation Officer for Synensis

Participation Gift eligibility: $100 per person (Individuals must complete the full day of training for their organization to be eligible for the Reinhold Foundation’s $100 gift. No partial gift for a half day attendance will be provided).

“Prepare for a Winning Marketing Plan”

Workshop Date: March 1, 2017

Successful marketing is based on discipline, grasp of communications and a keen understanding of what resonates with audiences. Marketing is both an art and a science.  Statements like “Nobody knows who we are or what we do” and “Why don’t people understand how good we are?” indicate problems with effective marketing. A real marketing plan is essential.  It can be complicated or simple. This workshop will explore considerations during the planning process. This is a basic planning workshop intended for anyone with marketing responsibilities, including the Chief Executive Officer.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand items to consider when creating a dynamic marketing plan
  • Consider what questions to ask before finalizing a plan
  • Know the importance of all facets of an organization in marketing
  • Consider the value of various means of communication for an organization
  • Analyze how branding adds value to growth and sustainability of an organization

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Instructor: Brian Schulte

Participation Gift eligibility: $50 per person for completion of the half-day training.

Notice: All above listed workshops and dates are tentative. Based on the demand seen in the completed applications, the Reinhold Foundation may elect to delete one or some of the above workshops and/or provide one or more of the workshops more than once. The Trustees will make final decisions in December based on the status of the completed applications.

Click here for the application. Questions should be directed to Amy Parker at 269-5857 ext. 404 or aparker(at)reinhold.net.

The deadline for applications is Monday, November 14, 2016.

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