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
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
Spring 2017 Dates:
- Foundations for Fundraising: Jan. 17 - Feb. 10
- Tools for Annual Giving: Feb. 13 - Mar. 10
- Tools for Big Gifts: Mar. 13 - April 7
- The People: April 10 - May 5
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.
Tuesday, February 7 - February 21 (12pm - 1pm) a 3-part course How to Get your Technology Funded: Tips from Grantmakers Funders need to know that investing in your technology will lead to better outcomes. We will show you how to convince your funders that you need your tech tools to do your best work. In the course you will actually hear from funders about what they look for in a tech proposal and what it takes to make your needs stand out. Click here for more details about the webinar . Not-yet-members $120; $95 NorCAN Members with Discount Code NorCAN2017.
For questions, contact Dan Rivas at
Thursday, March 2 2017 (9am-11am) – PSAs for Nonprofits with Matt Knight from Access Humboldt This morning workshop will cover the basic tools needed to create effective PSA's for your nonprofit. Join us at Access Humboldt Studios and learn how to create short & effective messages for multiple media platforms. Coffee, Tea, and Water
provided. $10 NorCAN Member; $20
Click here for
Tuesdays, March 7- March 21 (3-part course)
1-2pm – Online Communications: The Basics. Every
nonprofit needs a solid online communications foundation. This course will help
you define your communications goals, practices, and strategies. Learn what
kind of content engages your stakeholders and better choose how to invest your
time and money. Click here for more details . Cost for Not-yet-members $120; $95 NorCAN Members with Discount Code NorCAN2017. For questions, contact Dan Rivas at
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (5:30-7pm) – Fortuna Board
Leadership Roundtable with Bobbie Good, The Boards Role in
Navigating Difficult Financial Positions Este evento tendrá interpretación al
this session, we will explore the warning signs that your organization might be
in financial trouble, how to create a space for difficult conversations about
finances and the future of the organization, options for responding and how to
develop a plan for action. En esta sesión exploraremos los señales
de que su organización está metida en problemas financieros, cómo crear un
espacio para tener conversaciones difíciles sobre las finanzas y el futuro de
la organización, opciones para responder y cómo desarrollar un plan de acción. Cost is $10 NorCAN Member; $15 Not-Yet Members; $5
scholarships available (call us for more info)/ $10 miembros de NorCAN;
$15 por los que no son miembros de NorCAN. $5 están disponibles (Hay que llamar
por más información) Click here for Registration Details
March 22, 2017 (9am - 4pm) – Your
Best Board: How to Recruit, Train, & Empower your Most important Volunteers with Andy Robinson. Come to Del Norte on
the Smith River at Howonquet Hall for a full day workshop brought to you in
partnership with Wild
Rivers Community Foundation. We will learn how to be effective at
recruiting a board that supports your organizations ideals, represents the
diversity of the community, brings a wide range of skills, and can help chart
the path to success. The Cost is $25 and includes a light breakfast and
lunch. Click here for details .
March 23, 2017 (8:30 am – 12 pm) – Succession Planning: Leading
by Giving Away Your Power with Andy
Come to this Bayside workshop and learn tangible tips for training and
empowering others to lead. It is unsustainable to do it all. Andy will share
with you how to grow with your organization. Cost for Members $30;
Not-yet-Members $50. Click
here for registration details .
Thursday, March 23, 2017 (1 pm – 4:30 pm) – Building Your Group:
How to Effectively Recruit & Manage Volunteers with Andy Robinson. In this Bayside
workshop, we’ll discuss how to find new volunteers and develop them into a team
of committed leaders. Cost for Members $30; Not-yet-Members $50. Click here for details.
Friday, March 24, 2017 (9:30 am – 4:00
pm) – Success &
Sustainability: Building Resilient Nonprofits for the Longhaul with Andy Robinson. This
event will be held in Garberville at the Womens Civic Club. In this workshop, Andy
will share how to find new volunteers and develop them into a team of committed
leaders. Cost for Members $40; Not-yet-Members $55. Click
here for more details
Friday, March 24, 2017 (9am - 4pm) – Grantwriting Basics with Carol Vander Meer. This one-day workshop will primarily address grants for
nonprofits, community groups, agencies, schools, faith-based organizations, and
local government. It does not address grant funding for individuals or
for-profit businesses. This training is recommended for individuals with little
or no grantwriting experience. $85 NorCAN Members; $105 Not Yet Members.
Coffee, tea, and water will be provided. This workshop will allow an hour for
lunch. Refrigerator space and kitchen use are available for those who wish to
bring their own food. Click here for registration details .
Monday, April 3,
2017 (11:30-1pm) – Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie Succession
Planning for Executives, Presidents, and Board Members. In this month’s
Roundtable, we’ll talk about how to create a succession planning positive
culture at the board and executive levels. Discussion will include a defined succession plan. Coffee, Tea, and Water provided. $10 NorCAN Member; $20
Not-Yet Member. Stay Tuned for more registration details.
April 19- April 26 (2-part course) 5:30-7:30 –
Intro to Board Service with Byrd Lochtie & Bobbie Good This workshop
was designed to assist nonprofit board members gain a better understanding of
their responsibilities so they can govern most effectively. Over the 2 evenings
you will gain concrete knowledge of your legal duties as well as the benefits &
challenges that go with serving on aboard. Coffee, Tea, and Light snacks are
included. $80 NorCAN Member*; $100 Not-Yet Member. * Special Organizational
Incentive Discount if more than one member attends. Click for more details.
Thursday, May 11-
June 22 (3-part course) 4:00-6:30– Building Boards Where We All Belong with Melissa Meiris In this workshop we will focus on equity & inclusion
especially in the context of building a diverse board. You will gain concrete
tools for avoiding bias and supporting your organization to become more
equitable. Coffee, Tea, and Water provided. $80 NorCAN Member*; $100 Not-Yet
Member. * Special Discount if more
than one member of an organization attends. Click for more details.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (5:30-7pm) – Fortuna Board
Leadership Roundtable with Bobbie Good, Measuring Organizational
Performance Este evento tendrá interpretación al español.
Fortuna session focuses on why and how when to set key organizational indicators and methods for measuring
performance against those indicators. Esta sesión se enfoca
en porqué, cómo, y cuándo establecer indicadores claves de su organización y
métodos para medir rendimiento en contraste con los indicadores. Cost
is $10 NorCAN Member; $15 Not-Yet Members; $5 scholarships
available (call us for more info)/ $10 miembros de NorCAN; $15 por los que
no son miembros de NorCAN. $5 están disponibles (Hay que llamar por más
información). Please stay tuned for registration details.
Monday, June 5,
2017 (11:30-1pm) – Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie Partnerships,
Collaborations, and Mergers. In this month’s Roundtable, we’ll learn how to evaluate,
pursue and navigate partnership opportunities at the board level and how to
support your staff in cultivating collaborative practices. Discussion will include a defined succession
plan. Coffee, Tea, and Water provided. $10
NorCAN Member; $20 Not-Yet Member. Stay Tuned for more details.