melon.img005_env.jpg    many thanks to everyone who made Celebrate the Bounty of Evanston a huge success!

developing a plan
workshop series 2014-2015

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Three workshops for nonprofit organizations. Each workshop is $40. Register for 3 workshops (3 people for one workshop, 1 person for all three, etc.) and receive a $20 discount ($100 instead of $120). All workshops take place at the Rotary Building, 1560 Sherman Av, room #1A. Parking available in the Sherman Plaza Garage for the three hour period.

workshop: to gala or not to gala —  $40.00

Workshop series: To plan or not to plan...that is the question.
To gala or not to gala: how NOT to be the organization with a series of unfortunate events

Tuesday 12.2.14 • 5:30pm–8:30pm • includes light supper

As your organization crafts its fundraising plan for 2015, do you find yourself talking once again about your annual event? Are you dreading the tasteless chicken dinner or the same-old silent auction items? Does your team work day and night only to net a few thousand dollars? Does your gala stand as a silo among your other fundraising activities? If so, this session is for you. During this training, hear tales from the front as well as best practices on turning your special event from an entrenched organizational party to an opportunity to cultivate deep relationships with donors. Learn more.

workshop: to prepare or not to prepare —  $40.00

Workshop series: To plan or not to plan...that is the question.
to prepare or not to prepare: always succession plan!

Wednesday 3.4.15 • 5:30pm–8:30pm • includes light supper

The question is not if, but when will your current CEO or Board Chair transition out of their position. Do you have a plan? Have you figured out how to build your bench strength as an organization while developing future leadership needs? This workshop will provide real-life case studies of organizations that have successfully developed succession plans which include talent development and aligning workforce strategies to meet the organizational challenges at hand. Learn more.

workshop: to build or not to build —  $40.00

Workshop series: To plan or not to plan...that is the question.
to build or not to build: grantmaking relationships

Wednesday 4.29.15 • 9:30am–12:30pm • includes continental breakfast

Relationships are as critical a component of the grant seeking process as they are with individual donors, but are often overlooked. This workshop will focus on how to consciously cultivate and thoughtfully maintain effective relationships with corporate and foundation grantmaking representatives. This program will offer insights into what funders expect from their nonprofit partners, appropriate points of contact in the grant/sponsorship relationship and effective stewardship of these key and ongoing institutional relationships. Learn more.