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The Office of Continuing Education is proud to welcome award-winning nonprofit leader and consultant Rob Levit, MA, as he presents a 4-week series of interactive live online workshops to empower participants with new mindsets, practical tools and innovative approaches for creating a thriving mission orientated nonprofit even when faced with uncertainty. In addition, attendees will find a safe and supportive community to share issues and concerns.
Part 1: Mission, Operational Excellence and Accountability In The New Era
Nonprofits that harness their missions as a strategic tool and create strong systems of operational excellence and accountability have a competitive advantage when it comes to funding, programming and innovative initiatives. Find out why and how your nonprofit can deepen its commitment to strong internal operations and strategic thinking and the amazing outcomes that follow. In the new era of nonprofit operations during COVID-19, nonprofit survival depends on it.
Part 2: Meaningful Metrics: Data and Stories That Drive Excellence
It can be persistently difficult for nonprofits to gather, interpret and make effective use of metrics and data. In addition, metrics and data alone are not enough to create a compelling picture of an effective nonprofit. Behind meaningful metrics and data are meaningful stories that provide funders, donors and stakeholders with the human side of a nonprofit’s mission. Learn a variety of strategies and techniques to fully capture the data and stories your nonprofit needs to reach its next level of effectiveness.
Part 3: Writing Winning Grants: Position To Win/Avoid The Hidden Pitfalls
Grants are a critical component of nonprofit funding and there are important indicators of an effective grant: organizational history, metrics and data, timelines, budgets, artifacts, letters of support, logic models and much more. Many nonprofits get trapped by grants that are too restrictive or with reporting requirements that tax the capacity of the organization. Learn the hard truths and the exciting possibilities of grant writing using actual examples and guidance from organizations and foundations.
Part 4: The Board-Staff Relationship: Vision, Reality And The Power of Focus
Using the nonprofit lifecycle, the common dysfunctions of a board and the Standards for Excellence®, learn practical strategies to communication, conflict resolution and ethics that will make the board-staff relationship a pillar of effectiveness and strength for your nonprofit. A board and staff aligned around the mission of the nonprofit organization creates an unstoppable force for “good.”