2020 workshop series for nonprofits

April 1st  will be offered as a ZOOM meeting - Part 2 of Pon Angara's workshops — Connecting to the Mission: How is the Mission Part of My Own Story?  

ECF is offering the workshop series Move Forward with 2020 Vision. These workshop opportunities are for Evanston nonprofits and organizations. Each workshop focuses on a specific topic offered by an expert. Organizations are encouraged to send board and staff members, to benefit from the "mini-retreat" experience and to network with other organizations in the community.

Brief workshop descriptions are provided below the registration form. For more information about each workshop and expert presenter, learn more about the workshops


  • The workshops will be held as ZOOM meetings.
  • There is no charge for the trainings, but advance registration is required.
  • It is recommended that organizations sign up at least two participants. The workshops are geared to both nonprofit staff and board members.

advance registration is required

Please provide the anticipated number of participants from your organization for each workshop selected, with as much information you have at this time regarding the names and roles of the participants.


Learn more — workshop descriptions and presenter bios.

Knowledge is Power: Investing in Your People is Investing in Your Mission
Wednesday, January 22, 2020. 5pm dinner, 5:30 - 8:00pm program.
presenters: Elise Madrick Townsend, MSW, and Amy Stewart Smith  

TWO PART series - 5pm dinner, 5:30 - 8:00pm program.
presenter: Pon Angara

Community Building: What is Our Collective Story?
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 

Connecting to the Mission: How is the Mission Part of My Own Story?
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - Please email us here to get on the waiting list.

Nonprofit Financial Statements: The Intersection of Finance & Mission Advancement
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5pm dinner, 5:30 - 8:00pm program. RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2020
presenter: Marian Powers 

Know Your Numbers: How Needs-Based Budgeting Leads to Investment Level Gifts
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5pm dinner, 5:30 - 8:00pm program.
presenter: Sherry Quam Taylor

Nonprofit Team Building: The Role of SCRUM & Agile Coaching
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5pm dinner, 5:30 - 8:00pm program.
presenter: Daniel Herman