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November 2020 Workshops

NOVEMBER 11

Foundation for Successful Remote Distributed Teams

Presented by NTEN
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am

The pandemic has redefined the idea of what working remotely means for individuals and organizations. We need to move beyond the basics of why the topic matters. The standard tips of “have a routine” and “put some pants on” aren’t enough. We need to focus on the deeper aspects of strategically setting ourselves and our organizations up for success.

Allowing employees to work from home is an expected aspect of a modern office. Learn how to manage a distributed team successfully in this course.

NOVEMBER 12

Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT) Orientation

Presented by IECC
Time: 10:30 am – 1:30 am

Individual 1:1 Coaching and Interpretation Available by appointment after attending orientation. 

The Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT) is an online assessment tool to measure operational capacity and identify opportunities for organizational growth. The CCAT is an assessment and teaching tool that provides staff and board members with greater awareness and orientation to best practice structure and capacity building components. Built on decades of experience and research in capacity building, the CCAT measures a nonprofit’s effectiveness in relation to four core capacities—leadership, adaptability, management, and technical capacity—as well as organizational culture. In addition to your organization’s capacity scores, the CCAT determines an organization’s lifecycle stage, a development indicator that helps you identify and prioritize the most important areas for your organizational growth.

Available for only 10 organizations

NOVEMBER 16 and 18

Facilitation Skills Creating Inclusive & Purposeful Meetings

Presented by CompassPoint
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm

IECC in partnership with CompassPoint a premier consulting firm based in Oakland, California, whose mission is to help leaders, nonprofit organizations, and movements committed to equity and social justice realize their full power.

This is a two-part online event and will focus on:

Meetings! We’ve all experienced what it’s like when they go wrong: frustrating conversations that go nowhere and leave people feeling disempowered. Do you have the skills it takes to plan a meeting, get the right voices in the room, and guide conversations toward meaningful goals? What role does a race, gender, power, and privilege analysis play in meetings? How can you wield power to create more inclusive meetings that unlock everyone’s gifts and contributions?

In this online workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to use the “purpose, outcome, and process” format to design an upcoming meeting.
  • Reflect on your own identity and lived experience and how it shapes your approach to designing inclusive meetings.
  • Practice facilitation skills with other workshop attendees in a fun and supportive space.

This is a space for people who work at nonprofit organizations who want to explore approaches to conflict resolution and develop an approach that reflects their values. Please make sure you can attend both dates before registering!

Two (3) hour sessions (November 16, November 18, 9:30-12:30.)

NOVEMBER 20

Grant Writing 101A: Foundation and Proposal Writing

Presented by Andrea Mitchel
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

The Introduction to Proposal Writing (101) Series will guide the new proposal writer through every step of completing a proposal seeking grant funding.  These three half-day class series will provide you with the opportunity to complete a proposal and receive critique. Topics include:

  • Know your organization
    • Annual operating budget
    • Staffing
    • Programs
    • Outcomes
    • History
    • Leadership
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Know the prospective funder
  • Know the needs of your community

NOVEMBER 23

Grant Writing 101B: Proposal Design

Presented by Andrea Mitchel
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

The Introduction to Proposal Writing (101) Series will guide the new proposal writer through every step of completing a proposal seeking grant funding.  These three half-day class series will provide you with the opportunity to complete a proposal and receive critique. Topics include:

  • Using the needs of the community to dictate the design of a program
  • Developing goals and objectives
  • Developing a logic model

NOVEMBER 30

Grant Writing 101C: Writing a Proposal (Includes 10 TA Hours)

Presented by Andrea Mitchel
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

The Introduction to Proposal Writing (101) Series will guide the new proposal writer through every step of completing a proposal seeking grant funding.  These three half-day class series will provide you with the opportunity to complete a proposal and receive critique. Topics include:

  • Key components of a letter of intent/inquiry/interest (LOI)
  • Online applications
  • Tips for completing a LOI/application
  • Upon completion of 101A, B, and C, the participant can submit a LOI/application for critique

December 2020 Workshops

DECEMBER 02

Expanding Home Connectivity in Your Community

Presented by NTEN
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am

The global pandemic has made it crystal clear that everyone needs to have home internet access. But how do you do this when the population you’re working with are low-income and can’t afford a device or the monthly cost of the internet? And how do you provide digital skills training to new users when you can’t sit next to them? These are monumental challenges, but knowing that without a vaccine, the virus won’t be stopped and our older adults and immunocompromised neighbors are most at risk.

This course will discuss the ways you and your organization can make a difference in the lives of homebound individuals by helping them get fully connected to the internet.

DECEMBER 07

Grant Writing and Program Budgeting

Presented by Andrea Mitchel
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Workshop topics include:

  • Key components of program budgets
  • Budgeting for personnel
  • Budgeting for operations
  • Indirect costs

DECEMBER 09

Racial Equity & Tech Planning

Presented by NTEN
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am

Your organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion must reach beyond the DEI committee or the equity officer. A DEI policy and a focus on racial equity have implications that stretch across an organization from hiring practices, event planning, and equipment acquisition to the development of technology roadmaps and beyond.

Join Tristan Penn, the Community Engagement & Equity Manager at NTEN, for a course that will discuss how nonprofits have infused race-centered diversity, equity, and inclusion practices into all aspects of organizational operation. The course will include an examination of how technology decisions and practices are connected with DEI work. Participants will build skills needed to create opportunities for all staff (most importantly staff of color, LGBQTIA+, and staff with disabilities) to authentically and meaningfully engage with internal DEI conversations, decisions, and the development of strategic plans.

This course will examine how organizational DEI practices relate to technology in the nonprofit context, as well as your organization’s technology roadmap. The course will address and inform the decision-making practices that demonstrate your commitment or lack of commitment to racial equity.

You should come into this course with an interest in and a beginning foundation in race-centered DEI work.

DECEMBER 11

Nonprofit Core Capacity

Presented by Fernando Chang-Muy
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Of the three sectors in society – government, for profit, and non-profit, the latter provides programs and services to strengthen individuals and communities. Boards highlight the spirit of volunteerism, and staff implement programs that meet community needs.  In order to be effective, however, various key systems should be in place, which working together, results in a positive impact on the people served.

Learning Outcomes: Participants in this session will cover essential topics such as core nonprofit competencies and systems that could be in place as to:

  • Board leadership,
  • Human Resources,
  • Program adaptability and
  • Administrative operations.

Depending on the nonprofit’s phase of development, some or all of these competencies can be achieved.  This workshop will raise awareness regarding the four major areas for effective nonprofit management.

DECEMBER 14

Nonprofit Governance

Presented by Fernando Chang-Muy
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

This half day session takes participants through an immersion into the “good, better, best” model for a key non profit areas: board governance.  Through peer to peer learning, we will discuss nuts and bolts of effective board practice, based on the organization’s phase of development. One board member (e.g. Board Chair of Chair of Governance Committee) participation is highly recommended

Learning Outcomes: Participants in this session will cover essential topics such as

  • Board legal liability
  • General roles and specific duties,
  • Key committees and workplans,
  • By laws and terms of office
  • Board numbers
  • Board meeting dynamics

DECEMBER 16

Nonprofit Human Resources

Presented by Fernando Chang-Muy
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

The half-day session takes participants through an immersion into the “good, better, best” model for a key nonprofit area: human resources board governance.  Through peer to peer learning, we will discuss nuts and bolts of effective HR practice, based on the organization’s phase of development.

Participants will cover essential topics such as Board legal liability, general roles, specific duties, possible key committees and workplans, guiding them through the steps to becoming an effective board and providing new insights to sharpen board effectiveness individually and as a whole.

Learning Outcomes: Participants in this session will cover essential topics such as

  • legal issues,
  • recruiting,
  • hiring,
  • mentoring,
  • evaluating and
  • discharging staff
  • general principles of effective management strategies