January 23, 2018

Nonprofit Training & Tools for Success

Lynn-April-2014-photowebGet the tools you need for nonprofit success from one of CFU’s favorite traveling instructors, Lynn O’Connell.  Lynn travels here from the D.C. area to offer five workshops to help you keep your nonprofit on track and fulfill its mission.

Lynn has worked in the nonprofit sector for 20-plus years. As a consultant, she writes proposals for both nonprofit organizations as well as small businesses. She is executive director of a national healthcare grant making organization and editor of two publications for nonprofit professionals, Development Director’s Letter and WealthEngine News. Lynn holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University as well as a Master’s in Philanthropy from Indiana University.

3/28/15–Become a Grant Writer  Learn to write a good proposal and ways to make your proposal stand out. Discover the 6 common reasons why grant makers decline a proposal. Identify 10 strategies that will make your proposal stand out above others, and learn how to write the seven basic parts of a proposal.

3/29/15–How to Start a Nonprofit Organization  Whether you are interested in forming a new nonprofit, converting an informal group to tax-exempt status, or reorganizing an existing organization, this course will walk you through the steps to get started and set the foundation for growth.

3/29/15–How to Create a Business Plan that Works  Learn how to do the research and write the business plan that you will need to lead your nonprofit toward success.

3/29/15–Building Your Nonprofit for the Future: Strategic Planning that Works  It is a “best practice” for nonprofits to conduct strategic planning on a regular basis.  Position your nonprofit for success by selecting a strategic planning process that is right for your organization.

3/30/15–The 3 R’s of Volunteers:  Recruitment, Retention and Recognition  Volunteers are the key to nonprofit success. Discover the keys to finding committed volunteers and keeping them engaged.

Lynn’s seminars from the core of CFU’s Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Administration   Learn about the program and how you can earn this certificate.