The Nonprofit Academy Spring Workshop Series

The Nonprofit Institute and the City of San Diego are proud to present The Nonprofit Academy Spring Workshop Series. This series will provide an opportunity to explore topics in program development, fundraising, marketing, and financial management.

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The Nonprofit Institute and the City of San Diego are proud to present The Nonprofit Academy Spring Workshop Series in a neighborhood near you! This series will provide an opportunity to explore topics in program development, fundraising, marketing, and financial management. A series of webinar sessions will be available for attendees and those who are unable to join the workshop sessions.

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Program Planning and Grant Proposal Writing

Increasingly, nonprofits are being called upon by their stakeholders to provide “proof” that their programs are successful. While most nonprofit leaders agree that collecting data and measuring success is important, the ability to document tangible outcomes remains elusive for many organizations. Building on an established program planning framework, participants will learn how to: (1) identify measurable outcomes; (2) draft detailed goals and objectives linked to specific program outcomes; (3) locate the tools needed to measure and record outcomes; and (4) complete an evaluation planning document for their organization. After learning more about program planning, participants will learn how to: (1) how to present program proposals to foundations for new and existing programs; (2) learn best practices in grant proposal writing; and (3) complete a grant proposal template outline for their organization.

Marketing Fundamentals and Storytelling Strategies

Nonprofits large and small are tasked with sharing the stories of impact of an organization, but sometimes this work is easier said than done. In the hectic day of the nonprofit, sometimes managers spend their time communicating more internally than they do externally. This workshop is designed to help nonprofits gain an understanding of marketing fundamentals, while also discovering how to use stories to generate both clients and donors. Participants will learn how to: (1) Utilize low-cost marketing methods that have high returns; (2) How to utilize storytelling formulas to create calls to action; and (3) How to create a brand and marketing strategy that shares the important work of an organization’s programs and services.

Nonprofit Financial Management

This session will introduce basic concepts in nonprofit financial management. Specifically, you will learn how to read and interpret three ubiquitous financial statements required of any organization: (1) operating statement, (2) statement of cash flow, and (3) statement of position. These three fundamental financial statements provide an overview of organizational activities, summary of major revenue sources, organizational assets, and most importantly, a profile of the organization’s financial health. As nonprofit organizations are required to report their financial activities and results to a variety of outside parties (including government and private foundations) to ensure and transparency and accountability, a fundamental understanding of how to read and interpret financial statements is a vital step in effective nonprofit management.


Partnering with The Nonprofit Institute

The Nonprofit Institute offers a variety of programs and services that are focused on educating leaders, building community, engaging philanthropy, and advancing solutions within the San Diego County nonprofit community. This webinar provides participants with the opportunity to learn more about The Nonprofits Institute’s programs including the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research, Community Consulting Services, Conscious Leadership Academy, and our Nonprofit Degree Programs and Certificates.

This webinar is free to attend and features the directors of our various programs. Come join The Nonprofit Institute to discover how we can help you through our various programs and services!

Thursday, March 15th, 10 – 11 a.m. Register for 3/15, 10 a.m.

Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining the Best Employees

Whether you are looking to replace a long-time senior manager at a major organization or bring on your first executive director, the process of finding and hiring the right candidate for your nonprofit can seem daunting. This webinar will share how organizations can not only recruit and hire talent, but also retain the talented individuals already on your staff.

Tuesday, April 24th, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register for 4/24, 12 p.m.

Strategic Fundraising for the Small Shop

Small nonprofits can still have big impact; however, sometimes small shops have challenges bringing in all of the funding they need. This webinar will highlight various tips and tricks for smaller nonprofits to be prepared for grant applications, secure individuals donors, prepare for sponsorship opportunities, and discover ways to think smarter not work hard for the funds needed for effective programming and services.

Tuesday, May 10th, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register for 5/10, 11 a.m.