Community Foundation Offering Nonprofit Workshops and Webinars

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is offering the following free workshops and webinars for staff and board members of area nonprofits. The trainings will take place at The Community Foundation, 2608 Genesee Street, Utica. Registration is required as seating is limited. Register online at www.foundationhoc.org/events.

The Life Cycle of a Board Member: Board Recruitment, Engagement, Leadership Development & Succession Planning

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Time: Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., presentation from 9 a.m. – noon.

Cost: Free

With the ever-increasing focus on operational excellence and governance, board engagement for nonprofits has become essential for success. This workshop will take a high-level look at the complete life cycle of board membership, including how best to create a culture that fosters engagement, develops leadership and supports a proactive approach to change and succession planning.

21st Century Grant Applications

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time: Webinar from noon – 1:30 p.m., lunch will be provided

Cost: Free for Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) members, $10 for non-members (must be paid online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter in advance)

This webinar will focus on knowing what to say and how to say it in a short grant application all while providing evidence that organizations will achieve the proposed outcomes. The techniques discussed will help craft successful paper and paperless proposal narratives.

Financial Literacy: What Every Fundraising Professional Needs to Know

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time: Webinar from noon – 1:30 p.m., lunch will be provided

Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members (must be paid online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter in advance)

For executive directors and directors of development to be effective in their diverse roles, it is essential that they have a strong understanding of nonprofit finance. It is critical to building a robust and thorough development plan. This webinar will review the cornerstone components of nonprofit financial literacy to provide participants with an introduction to these key topics.

Charting the Future of Your Nonprofit: Succession Planning for Executive Leadership

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Time: Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., presentation from 9 a.m. – noon.

Cost: Free

Executive director transitions happen, whether or not we are ready. Without preparation, the impact of unplanned or planned transitions can throw an organization off course. This workshop will help board leadership better understand the succession planning process and identify issues that might be considered in a succession plan including staff and board development, budgeting, interim leadership and managing a hiring process.

Contact The Community Foundation at 315-735-8212 or info@foundationhoc.org for additional information.

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