Note: If you cannot attend the classes below in person, you can order the classes on DVD here.
Saturday – June 17, 2017
ESTABLISHING THE PERFECT NONPROFIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors governs the operations of nonprofit organizations. It is very important to establish a Board of Directors that includes people who understand the vision, goals, and overall purpose of the nonprofit organization. This class teaches you how to establish the perfect Board of Directors for your nonprofit organization. It covers the recruitment and selection process and the responsibilities of each member.
Saturday – July 15, 2017
EFFECTIVE FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES FOR NONPROFIT PROFESSIONALS
All nonprofit organizations need funding to provide community services. This class teaches you how to raise the money you need to succeed for your nonprofit organization. You will learn traditional fundraising strategies such as banquets, raffle ticket sales, and direct mail and social media fundraising strategies such as crowdfunding.
Saturday – August 19, 2017
ADVANCED GRANT WRITING CLASS
All nonprofit organizations must have money to provide services. Therefore, the revenue generation team must include grant writers who are proficient and successful in securing grant funding in a consistent manner. In order for grant writers to be able to secure corporate grants, foundation grants, and federal grants, they must learn how to write grant proposals according to the requests for proposals (RFPs) accurately.
The four-hour Advanced Grant Writing Class includes the following learning activities:
- hands-on practice activities with writing the ten components of a grant proposal
- grading grant proposals according to established guidelines
- role-play activities that teach you how to participate in Board interviews
Saturday – September 16, 2017
MANAGING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS SUCCESSFULLY
Executive Directors are responsible for managing nonprofit organizations successfully for reporting to the Board of Directors. This class will teach Executive Directors how to manage two functions: human resource management and financial management.
Specifically, regarding human resource management, Executive Directors will learn how to create job descriptions, recruit team members, prepare team members for success, and monitor their performance. In terms of financial management duties, they will learn how to develop budgets, create financial reports, and submit IRS information reports in a timely manner.
Saturday – October 21, 2017
WHY CHURCHES MUST EARN NONPROFIT STATUS
Many churches do not qualify for major grant money because they do not have an earned 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. The Internal Revenue Service allows churches to use an “honorary” 501(c)(3) status to accept tax-free tithes and offerings. Unfortunately, most grant money providers do not recognize the “honorary” status. Instead, major grant money providers donate money to churches that have earned the 501(c)(3) status that is confirmed by a Determination Letter. This class teaches you how to complete the 501(c)(3) application process so that churches can benefit from securing revenues to help them continue providing community services.
PRIVATE ONSITE CLASSES
If you cannot attend the free classes in person, Susan Woods Nonprofit Consulting Services offers private onsite classes at your location. She will facilitate the same nonprofit classes listed above for your private group or she will customize a nonprofit class based on your requests. The fee for private onsite nonprofit classes is $50 per person.
DVD NONPROFIT CLASSES
If you cannot attend the free nonprofit classes in person, you can purchase the classes on DVD for only $20 each and view them in the privacy of your home, around your schedule as many times as you like.
Thank you, Susan Woods at 704-968-2769.