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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

 

  Autumn 2016 Dates:

  • Foundations for Fundraising: August 22 - September 16
  • Tools for Annual Giving: September 19 - October 14
  • Tools for Big Gifts: October 17 - November 11
  • The People: November 14 - December 9

 



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

    

Tuesdays, May 10 - May 24 (3-part course)Accidental Techie: How to Support Your Organization without an IT Background. Nearly every small nonprofit has a staffer who stumbled into being the go-to techie around the office. They often have little training - just a good head for technology and the patience to deal with the many issues that come up in a busy office. Idealware's course is designed to give "accidental techies" like you a boost - in knowledge, resources, and confidence. $120; $95 NorCAN Members with Discount Code NorCAN2016. Click here for details and to register. For questions, contact Dan Rivas at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or (207) 613-7395.

 

Monday, June 6 (noon - 1:30pm) – Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie. 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, and water provided. Click here for details and to register.

 

Wednesdays, June 8 - June 29 (4-part course)Visual Storytelling: The Complete Infographic Toolkit for Nonprofits. Infograhpics have become increasingly popular because they can take complex information and make it accessible, relatable, and interesting. With this course you will learn how to create infographics that inform and inspire action. Learn what kinds of data are best translated into infographics and the practical steps to create them! $180; $145 NorCAN Members with Discount Code NorCAN2016. Click here for details and to register. For questions, contact Dan Rivas at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or (207) 613-7395.

 

Friday, June 10 (9am - 4pm)Interpretation and Translation Workshop with Edie Jessup. More information coming soon! This practical workshop for interpreters and translators will focus on working in diverse meeting settings, with opportunities to practice skills in simultaneous interpretation and written translation. This training will offer skill-building for interpreters at any level of experience, from beginners who interpret for friends and family in an informal capacity, to those who interpret for their organizations and those who work as interpreters in their community. Spanish-English, Hmong-English, and all other language speakers are welcome. $15 NorCAN Members & Non-Members; a limited number of scholarships for community interpreters are available. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. Click here for details and to register.

 

Tuesday, June 21 (5:30pm – 7pm) Board Leadership Roundtable/Mesa Redonda del Liderazogo de Juntas. 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; $15 Not Yet Members. 3 $5 scholarship registrations available. Location: The Multi-Generational Center, Fortuna. Click here for details and to register.

martes, 21 de junio (5:30pm – 7pm) Mesa Redonda del Liderazgo de Juntas. El tema de junio es el monitoreo de sus éxitos. Para determinar el éxito de su organización, su junta tiene que ver qué decía que quería hacer y decidir cómo tan bueno lo logró.  La evaluación depende de tener la información correcta sobre el propósito, la planificación, la implementación y data a tiempo y en el formato correcto para poder evaluar su éxito.  Únase con nosotros para aprender cómo medir el éxito de su organización. $10 para los miembros de NorCAN y $15 para los que aún no son miembros. 3 becas disponibles para la registración a $5. Esto evento estará en inglés con interpretación simultáneo al español. Lugar: The Multi-Generational Center, Fortuna. Inscripcion/más información.

 

Thursdays, June 30 - July 14 (6pm - 7:30pm)Financial Leadership for Boards, a three-part series with Colleen Trask. This three-part series is designed to help board members become more comfortable in stewardship of nonprofit assets and gain confidence in their responsibilities for the financial health and viability of their organizations. This course focuses on how to read, understand, and use financial statements. To get the most out of this session participants are encouraged to bring their financials to the workshop. $45 NorCAN members; $60 Not Yet Members. Coffee, tea, and water provided. Click here for details and to register.

 

Tuesday, July 5 (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 details and to register

 

Thursdays, July 21 - August 4 (3-part course)How To Build a Better Webinar: A Toolkit for Nonprofits. Webinars are often the best way to reach a large audience in multiple time zones, but they also present challenges - how do you get your audience's attention and keep it? This three-week training series will show you how to develop engaging content and facilitate interaction. $120; $95 NorCAN Members with Discount Code NorCAN2016. More information and registration link coming soon! For questions, contact Dan Rivas at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or (207) 613-7395.

 

Thursday, August 11 (5:30pm - 7:30pm) – Nonprofit Board Members Mixer. Join NorCAN, your colleagues, and other board members connected with the regional nonprofit community for this networking event. You never know what opportunities may arise when getting together with a room full of creative people working to make our communities healthy and more viebrant! This event is FREE and snacks will be provided. It's Alive Kombucha, local beers and wines, and hearty eats made from local ingredients will be for sale. This event is located at the Siren's Song Tavern in Eureka. Click here for details and to RSVP.

 

Tuesday - Thursday, August 23 - August 25 (3-part course)Strategic Software Selection. In any software category there are likely to be dozens of options. How do nonprofits choose the right one for them? Over three days in August Idealware will show nonprofit leaders and IT staff how to evaluate the contenders and select the system that best matches their needs. $120; $95 NorCAN Members with Discount Code NorCAN2016. More information and registration link coming soon! For questions, contact Dan Rivas at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or (207) 613-7395.

 

Tuesdays, September 20 - October 25 (6-part course)The Nonprofit Social Media Success Toolkit. Over six weeks Idealware will show you not just how to be on social media, but on how to be successful at social media. We'll explore using social media for branding, deep engagement, and integrated campaigns, and discuss how to measure social media impact. This course will also walk you through creating a social media policy. $250; $200 NorCAN Members with Discount Code NorCAN2016. More information and registration link coming soon! For questions, contact Dan Rivas at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or (207) 613-7395.

 

Tuesdays, November 1 - December 6 (5-part course)Using Data to Transform Your Organization: A Nonprofit Toolkit. This five-part course gives your nonprofit the information it needs to ask the right questions, gather essential data, and analyze the results. Idealware will show you where you can find important organizational data and review storage options, as well as how to think about, measure, and present data to others. $215; $170 NorCAN Members with Discount Code NorCAN2016. More information and registration link coming soon! For questions, contact Dan Rivas at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or (207) 613-7395.

 

Thursday, November 10 (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 details and to register.

 

Tuesdays, November 29 - December 13 (3-part course)Low-Cost Techniques That Can Transform Programs. Technology can help you deliver more information to more people for less money, but only if you have the right tools and understand how to use them. this three-week course will provide an overall framework for thinking about when technology can help - and when it can't. $120; $95 NorCAN Members with Discount Code NorCAN2016. More information and registration link coming soon! For questions, contact Dan Rivas at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or (207) 613-7395.

 

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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