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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   

 

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

 


 

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.

 



 

Thursday, January 5 - February 2  (5-part course)Tactical Technology Planning for Nonprofits-Live. This five-part course gives your nonprofit the information it needs to figure out how to get a job done on time and on budget. This course will help your team figure out the critical technology that your team needs to develop a solid technology infrastructure. $215; $170 NorCAN Members with Discount Code NorCAN2017. 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.  

 

 Monday, February 1, 2017 (11:30-1pm) – Build Your Group: How to Effectively Recruit & Manage Fundraising Volunteers Free webinar with Andy Robinson. Identify holes in your fundraising leadership team, recruit fundraising volunteers, motivate them, and ease out the ineffective ones. Click here for more details.

 

Monday, February 6, 2017 (11:30-1pm) – Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie  Financial Leadership, Management, and Development. Bring your lunch and join us for a conversation about how to assess the fiscal health of your organization and how to interpret trends in your financial data so that you can be an even more effective board member! Coffee, Tea, and Water provided. $10 NorCAN Member; $20 Not-Yet Members Click here for details.

 

Tuesday, February 7 - February 21 (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. Not-yet-members $120; $95 NorCAN Members with Discount Code NorCAN2017. 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, March 7- March 21 (3-part course) 1-2pmOnline 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. Not-yet-members $120; $95 NorCAN Members with Discount Code NorCAN2017. 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.

 

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 español.

In 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) Stay tuned for more details on registering.

 

Wednesday, 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 .

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017 (8:30 am – 12 pm) – Leading by Giving Away Your Power with Andy Robinson. 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.

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (5:30-7pm)  – Fortuna Board Leadership Roundtable with Bobbie Good, Measuring Organizational Performance Este evento tendrá interpretación al español.

This 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.

 

 

 

 



 
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