workshops for nonprofits

Capacity building workshops are facilitated by experts with knowledge of best practices and current trends.

Nonprofit organizations need practical tools to do their work better, and each year the Evanston Community Foundation schedules a series of three local and low cost workshops to allow nonprofit leaders to learn from local experts in the field.


fall 2015 to spring 2016 workshop series: internal change/external impact

  • Budgeting: A Mission Support Approach
  • Compelling Stories, Compelling Causes: Nonprofit Marketing Success
  • Inclusion: Becoming an Equitable Institution

previous workshops

developing a plan workshops held in the 2014-2015 series

  • To gala or not to gala: how NOT to be the organization with a series of unfortunate events
  • To prepare or not to prepare: always succession plan
  • To build or not to build: grantmaking relationships


grow your capacity workshops held in the 2013-2014 series


  • Tools for managing nonprofit personnel and finances
  • Connecting donors with your mission
  • Making strategic decisions for financial viability

grow your capacity workshops held in the 2012-2013 series


  • Growing a great board
  • Growing with program evaluation
  • Growing with grant writing

topics from 2011 and earlier

  • Growing with individual donors
  • Growing with social media
  • Growing with volunteers