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NorCAN's 7th Bi-Annual Strong as Redwoods Nonprofit Conference

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This year's theme, Converging to Advance Our Missions, focuses on the benefits to be gained from working together to maximize scarce resources. We begin with informal networking and the opportunity to meet and talk with some of our speakers. Two plenary sessions address overarching themes within the broader concept of convergence, with the remainder of the day devoted to three themed tracks of breakout sessions focused on Equity and Diversity, Small and Emerging Organizations, and Creating Change.

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This fundraising certificate program, offered by Humboldt State University's Office of eLearning and Extended Education, is focused on meeting the needs of small to mid-sized rural nonprofits. Beginning this year all courses will be offered online!

These online courses will help participants develop a more comprehensive view of nonprofit fundraising, explore principles of fundraising, case statements, fundraising strategies, donor development and engagement, annual campaigns, major gift campaigns, and special events.

This program has been registered and approved by Certified Fund Raising Executives International (CFRE) and each course qualifies for 8 CEUs (32 for all four courses) that can be used toward initial certification and recertification for the CFRE credential, the global standard for the fundraising profession.

Click here for more information about the program

 

Fall 2015 Dates:

  • Foundations for Fundraising: August 24 - Setpember 18
  • Tools for Big Gifts: September 21 - October 16
  • Tools for Annual Giving: October 19 - November 13
  • The People: November 16 - December 11

 



NorcAN Workshops & Events 

NorCAN now offers over 20 workshops and events annually, covering a wide range of nonprofit issues, ranging from grantwriting basics and introduction to board service to capacity building and leadership development. Please look below for information and links to register. 
All events are held at the Humboldt Area Foundation Community Center, unless otherwise stated.   facebook_f_logo.png

    

Monday & Tuesday, August 24 & 25 (8:30am - 4:30pm) – Fostering Equity and Inclusion. Many organizations have an intention of being diverse and also have a hard time being inclusive of differences. This workshop will offer tools to help you identify what gets in the way of practice matching intention when it comes to diversity and inclusions in your organization. $200 NorCAN Members; $250 Not Yet Members. This event will take place at the California Conservation Corps Fortuna Center, 1500 Alamar Way, Fortuna. Click here for details and to register.

 

sm_sucess_logo.pngTuesdays, September 8 - October 13 (6-part course)The Nonprofit Social Media Success Toolkit. Step beyond the social media basics with The Nonprofit Social Media Success Toolkit. In this six-week course presented by Idealware, you'll learn how to be more successful on social media and explore using social media for branding, deep engagement, and integrated campaigns. In addition, you'll discover how to measure your social media impact and create a social media policy step-by-step. $225; $200 NorCAN Members. Click here for details and to register. 

 

Monday, September 14 (9am - 3:30pm) – Grantwriting Basics with Shelley Mitchell. This one day workshop will primarily address grants for nonprofits, community groups, agencies, schools, faith-based organizations, and local government. The training is recommended for individuals with little or no grantwriting experience. $85 NorCAN Members; $105 Not Yet Members. Coffee, tea, snacks, and lunch provided. Click here for details and to register.

 

Monday, October 5 (noon - 1:30pm) – Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Locthie. October's topic is Effective Meetings are FUN! A disgruntled group member once left a meeting and said "A meeting is an organized way of accomplishing absolutely nothing." We want you to leave YOUR meetings with a smile on your face and a feeling of accomplishment, commitment, and appreciation for your team. We will look at ways to make your meetings productive and enjoyable so that you will look forward to future meetings. $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Not Yet Members. Coffee, tea, snacks, and lunch provided. Click here for details and to register.

 

Thursday, October 8 (8am - 5pm) NorCAN Strong as Redwoods Bi-Annual Conference: Converging to Advance Our Missions.

NorCAN's Bi-Annual Conference is designed to connect people, provide a space where we can learn together, and support organizations in thinking creatively about how we can help each other meet community needs. NorCAN brings together more than 60 organizations and 130 people to deve2015_conference_web_image.jpglop the skills and networks they need to effectively lead their organizationsand make impacts in our communities.

This year's theme, Converging to Advance Our Missions, focuses on the benefits to be gained from working together to maximize scarce resources. We begin with informal networking and the opportunity to meet and talk with some of our speakers. Two plenary sessions address overarching themes within the broader concept of convergence, with the remainder of the day devoted to three themed tracks of breakout sessions focused on Equity and Diversity, Small and Emerging Organizations, and Creating Change. NorCAN Members: $65 through 9/15, $85 through 10/4, and $45 for nonprofit board members; Not Yet Members: $95 through 9/15, $120 through 10/4, and $75 for nonprofit board members. This event will take place at the River Lodge, 1800 Riverwalk Drive in Fortuna. Click here for details and to register.

 

Monday, November 2 (noon - 1:30pm) – Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Locthie. November's topic is Leading Change. A nonprofit board in your rapidly changing word needs to know how to recognize the need for change, how to prepare for it, and how to accomplish change with understanding, motivation, and commitment. What special techniques, procedures, and skills do you need to ensure that when change is inevitable your organization embraces it effectively and satisfactorily? $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Not Yet Members. Coffee, tea, snacks, and lunch provided. Click here for details and to register.

 

Monday, December 7 (noon - 1:30pm) – Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Locthie. December's topic is Culture is Critical. No written policy or process can take the place of a healthy, inclusive culture in determining the success of your board. Come explore the intersection of shared values, mission and vision, board structure, process, and strategy. We will discuss how these ideas contribute to the unique culture of your board as well as explore how you can ensure that your culture is attracting and retaining the best board members. $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Not Yet Members. Coffee, tea, snacks, and lunch provided. Click here for details and to register.

 

Monday, January 11 (noon - 1:30pm) – Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Locthie. January's topic is Your Ideal Governance Model. Nonprofit boards have definite responsibilities, but there is some flexibility in how you can structure your baord to carry out those duties. Do you know about the different models you can choose from so that you can decide which one is best for YOUR organization? Learn about the different models, how you can use governance to fit your unique board, and how boards can operate cooperatively and collaboratively in the community. $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Not Yet Members. Coffee, tea, snacks, and lunch provided. Please note that this Board Leadership Roundtable will take place on the 2nd Monday of the month instead of the second. Click here for details and to register.

 

Monday, February 1 (noon - 1:30pm) – Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Locthie. February's topic is Sharing Workload and Engaging Community Through Committees. Nonprofit boards, especially in small organizations, need to rely on committees to get the work done. Learn which committees your board should have, how they should operate, and when they should report to the board. Committees also will get more people involved in your organization, can be a way to attract collaboration in the community, may involve the community in your work, and can be a training ground for new board members. We will look at bylaws and policies that govern the establishment, responsibilities, functions, and committee accountability. $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Not Yet Members. Coffee, tea, snacks, and lunch provided. Click here for details and to register.

 

Monday, March 7 (noon - 1:30pm) – Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Locthie. March's topic is Finding Your Ideal Board Members. All nonprofits need at least 3 board members, and with over 800 nonprofits in Humboldt County, how do you find the right people to represent the diversity of the communities your organization serves? Learn how to find the dedicated people who can most effectively serve the needs of YOUR organization. We will look at how your board can represent the communities you serve and how you can keep those board members involved and passionate about your nonprofit. $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Not Yet Members. Coffee, tea, snacks, and lunch provided. Click here for details and to register.

 

Monday, April 4 (noon - 1:30pm) – Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Locthie. April's topic is Happy, Productive Volunteers. Many nonprofit rely heavily on volunteers. We will explore how boards can develop an effective volunteer management program that carries out the work of the organization. What are all the things you must consider when recruiting, training, evaluating, and thanking your volunteers? We will look at how to get the most from your volunteers while keeping them committed and motivated. And don't forget - board members are volunteers too! $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Not Yet Members. Coffee, tea, snacks, and lunch provided. Click here for details and to register.

 

Monday, May 2 (noon - 1:30pm) – Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Locthie. May's topic is Financial Leadership. Does your board have a handle on your financial information? We will talk about how to understand all of your reports, the importance of developing and using a budget, and what your budget has to do with long-range and contingency planning. Find out how to assess the fiscal health of your organization, how to interpret trends in your financial information, and what to do if you uncover problems. $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Not Yet Members. Coffee, tea, snacks, and lunch provided. Click here for details and to register.

 

 

Monday, June 6 (noon - 1:30pm) – Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Locthie. June's topic is Monitoring Your Success. To determine the success of your organization, your board must look at what you said you said you wanted to do then decide how well you accomplished that. Evaluation is dependent on having the right information about the purpose, planning, implementation, and data at the right time in the right format to evaluate your success. Join us to learn how to measure your organization's success. $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Not Yet Members. Coffee, tea, snacks, and lunch provided. Click here for details and to register.

 

Want to come to a workshop?  Fill out and return our workshop registration form or click on one of the links above for convenient, secure online registration.

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