Mission & Programs

Every nonprofit organization exists for a core purpose: mission. The day-to-day programmatic activities of your organization make long-term change in communities and a difference for those you serve. Accelerate your impact with our training courses that help you manage your volunteers, design and implement effective programs, and evaluate your work.

Mission & Programs

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  1. People And Partnerships: Our Untapped Superpower For Innovation And Sustainability
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    People And Partnerships: Our Untapped Superpower For Innovation And Sustainability
    Nonprofit leader and service delivery expert Erika R. Burnett will help you assess current policies and implement meaningful procedures. You will learn how to position your organization for higher staff retention, engagement rates, and efficient performance.

    What You'll Learn

    • How will staff development increase organizational capacity and innovation?
    • How can you engage partner organizations and volunteers?
    • What are the best strategies to leverage the program management cycle?
  2. Program Evaluation 101: Defining And Measuring Outcomes For Ongoing Improvement
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    Program Evaluation 101: Defining And Measuring Outcomes For Ongoing Improvement
    Nonprofit program design and evaluation expert Trina Willard will explain why logic models, program evaluation, and outcomes have become critical to funding organizations and the public. You will learn how to identify and track the results that tell your nonprofit’s story.

    What You'll Learn

    • Definition and purpose of program evaluation
    • Reasons evaluation is essential for nonprofit success
    • Roles of board, leadership, and staff in evaluation
    • Ways to build an evaluation culture
    • Difference between outputs and outcomes
    • Benefits of outcome measurement
    • Logic models used to provide an evaluation framework
  3. 10 Easy Steps To Low-Cost, High-Impact Lobbying
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    10 Easy Steps To Low-Cost, High-Impact Lobbying
    Nonprofit lobbying expert Pat Libby will reveal her proven 10-step process for effective lobbying and share tips for testifying. You will learn how to garner legislative support.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you run an effective, inexpensive, and successful campaign?
    • What is involved in researching your issue?
    • How can you frame your issue effectively?
    • What strategies will enable you to identify and involve diverse stakeholders?
    • What are the best tactics for identifying legislator targets?
    • How does the legislative process work and how should you contact legislators?
  4. How To Engage In Lobbying: Create Laws That Transform Lives
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    How To Engage In Lobbying: Create Laws That Transform Lives
    Nonprofit lobbying expert Pat Libby will pull back the curtain during this webinar to demonstrate how lobbying can help your organization. You will learn the specific steps to take and how to get started.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is lobbying?
    • Should your organization engage in lobbying?
    • What are the factors for successful nonprofit engagement?
    • What are the legal rules and restrictions for 501(c)(3) organizations?
    • How can you fund lobbying activities?
    • What steps should you take to get started?
  5. Strategies for Volunteers During COVID-19: From Recruiting To Recognition
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    Strategies for Volunteers During COVID-19: From Recruiting To Recognition
    Nonprofit engagement expert Karen Reid will reveal the secrets of recruiting, retention, and recognition during the COVID-19 pandemic. You will learn how to infuse new life in your organization’s volunteer program.

    Sessions Included:

    • Rely On Recruitment To Find The Right Volunteers For The Right Roles
    • Maintaining A Vibrant Volunteer Culture Through Retention and Recognition
  6. Volunteer Recruiting Strategies: How To Overcome COVID-19 Challenges
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    Volunteer Recruiting Strategies: How To Overcome COVID-19 Challenges
    Nonprofit engagement expert Karen Reid will reveal the secrets of recruiting during the COVID-19 pandemic. You will learn how to infuse new life in your organization’s volunteer program.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you assess your volunteer program?
    • What are the components of the volunteer lifecycle?
    • How should you screen potential volunteers?
    • What are the best techniques to promote volunteer opportunities?
    • How can you enhance the onboarding experience?
    • What benefits come from robust training?
  7. Volunteer Retention And Recognition Strategies: How To Overcome COVID-19 Challenges
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    Volunteer Retention And Recognition Strategies: How To Overcome COVID-19 Challenges
    Nonprofit engagement expert Karen Reid will reveal the secrets of retention and recognition during the COVID-19 pandemic. You will learn how to infuse new life in your organization’s volunteer program.

    What You'll Learn

    • Why is communication an essential component of volunteer engagement?
    • How can you cultivate a dynamic volunteer culture?
    • What additional opportunities can benefit your volunteers?
    • How can you take your volunteers to the next level?
    • What are the best strategies to maintain engagement during virtual meetings?
    • Why does recognition need to be ongoing?
  8. Program Design: Creating a Detailed Operations Report
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    Program Design: Creating a Detailed Operations Report

    Nonprofit leadership expert Mary Gladstone-Highland will explain all the steps involved in creating a detailed operations report. You will learn how to use this document to guide your program.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is the process for designing high-quality programs?
    • What is an operations report? How can it aid program design?
    • How can you collect data for an operations report?
    • What should you include in an operations report?
    • How will an operations report enable you to increase funding?
  9. Casting Your Organization's Vision
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    Casting Your Organization's Vision
    Nonprofit leadership expert Mary Gladstone-Highland will provide insight into the best practices and action items you can follow to communicate your organization’s mission. You will learn how to use meaningful stories of your successes to connect with supporters authentically and inspire them to provide support.

    What You'll Learn

    • Why is vision important?
    • What stories should you tell?
    • How can you tell stories to elicit excitement?
    • Whom should you tell?
    • What are the essential elements of a communication plan?
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    Casting Your Organization's Vision
    Mary Gladstone-Highland
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  10. Designing Quality Programs
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    Designing Quality Programs
    Nonprofit leadership expert Mary Gladstone-Highland will share proven practices that will enable you to create remarkable programs.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is the process for designing high-quality programs?
    • How can you develop an effective timeline?
    • How should you write a Theory of Change?
    • How will a SWOT analysis help you?
    • What components should your evaluation plan include?
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    Designing Quality Programs
    Mary Gladstone-Highland
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  11. Designing New Programs And Services In Response To A Crisis
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    Designing New Programs And Services In Response To A Crisis
    Nonprofit program design and evaluation expert Trina Willard will share practical tips to keep you moving forward with program planning tasks. You will learn how to assess the market for your services, build a program framework, and identify potential program improvements.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the key factors to consider in planning nonprofit programs?
    • What types of program planning work best in a crisis?
    • How can you conduct a quick market analysis?
    • What primary steps should you take to accomplish your program plan?
    • Why are logic models important?
  12. Program Design: Implementing Effective Programs
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    Program Design: Implementing Effective Programs

    Nonprofit leadership expert Mary Gladstone-Highland will provide a clear roadmap for launching programs. You will learn how to measure results, make improvements, and improve outcomes.

    What You'll Learn

    • How should you implement a new program?
    • What are the benefits of soft launches?
    • Who is the right audience for your soft launch?
    • What data should you collect?
    • How can you analyze data to inform necessary changes?

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