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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.

 

 

Monday, October 6 (12pm - 1:30pm)Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie. October's topic is Nonprofit Board and Organization Assessment and Evaluation. Welcome back to Board Leadership Roundtables with Byrd Lochie! It's time to reassess your board! How well is your board doing its job? How can you tell? In this roundtable you will learn ways to evaluate your board, individual board members, and your organization to see how to improve your performance and effectiveness. $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Non-Members. Coffee, tea, and water provided. Click here for details and to register.

 

 

Tuesdays, October 14 - November 11 (1pm - 2:30pm EST) – The Email Fundraiser's Toolkit. From $5 asks to Day of Giving events to your monthly newsletter, email campaigns have proven time and again to be a powerful way to extend your reach and raise funds. The low cost and commitment involved make broadcast emails a sensible option for any organization - but how do you fill emails with engaging content that will make people want to open them? How do you write a subject line that motivates people to give? Join us for this five-week training, presented by Idealware, and learn how to create great fundraising emails. Cost for the five 90-minute sessions is $175 for NorCAN members and for $200 non-members. Click here for details and to register . For questions contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Thursday, October 23 (5:30pm - 8:30pm)Intro to Board Service with Byrd Lochtie and Amy Jester. Nonprofit boards are responsible for providing effective leadership and governance for the organizations they serve. This fun and informative workshop will assist nonprofit board members in gaining a better understanding of their responsibilities and will help attendees develop tools to govern more effectively. $45 NorCAN Members; $65 Non-Members. Pizza, salad, and refreshments will be provided. Click here for details and to register.

 

Thursday, October 30 (9am - 4pm)Grantwriting Basics Workshop 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. $75 NorCAN Members; $95 Non-Members. RSVP by October 24th. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided; 1 hour lunch break. Click here for details and to register.

 

Monday, November 3 (12pm - 1:30pm)Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie. November's topic is Thriving as the Board President - or as any officer! Does your Nominating Committee have trouble finding someone to take on the job of Board President or other officers? At this roundtable we will discuss what is expected of a Board President or other officer, and how everyone on the board can help them thrive. Aided by effective officers and other board members, an effective President can lead the organization to great success! $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Non-Members. Coffee, tea, and water provided. Click here for details and to register .

 

Monday, December 1 (12pm - 1:30pm)Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie. December's topic is Executive Evaluation and Compensation. Boards often struggle with evaluating the top executive because there is a perception that evaluation is looking for what's wrong with one's performance. Evaluation should be based on an executive's job description and how well that job is being done. Learn how to use it to help improve performance, not as a way to discipline or of finding fault. Determining compensation can be challenging as well. Nonprofits of different sizes and in different geographical areas may show a range that is impossible for small nonprofits of Humboldt County to match. How can boards be fair to the executive, attract good people, and still stay within limited budgets? Come discuss these issues with us at this month's roundtable! $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Non-Members. Coffee, tea, and water provided. Click here for details and to register .

 

Monday, January 12 (12pm - 1:30pm)Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie. January's topic is Succession Planning for Executives, Presidents, and Board Members. Whether it is a surprise resignation, an expected retirement, or even a dismissal, the loss of a key player can cause havoc with the effectiveness of a nonprofit organization. Is it possible to be prepared for such a situation? As hard as it is to plan for this type of situation, a process for smooth transitions is critical for any organization. In this month's roundtable you will learn ways to plan for filling key positions whether expected or not. $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Non-Members. Coffee, tea, and water provided. Please note this roundtable is on the second Monday of the month instead of the first. Click here for details and to register .

 

Friday, January 16 (9am - 3:30pm) – Grantwriting Basics Workshop 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 Non-Members. RSVP by January 14th. Coffee, tea, and snacks, provided. New in 2015: lunch will be provided. Click here for details and to register.

 

Monday, February 2 (12pm - 1:30pm)Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie. February's topic is Effective Meetings and Decision-Making. As some smarty once said, "Most meetings are an organized way of doing nothing." But the State of California requires nonprofit boards to meet and make their decisions collectively. So, how can you make your meetings effective, efficient, productive, and even fun? Join us in discussing elements of a good meeting as well as various ways of making decisions, from consensus to Roberta's Rules of Order. Coffee, tea, and water provided. $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Non-Members. Click here for details and to register .

 

Monday, March 2 (12pm - 1:30pm)Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie. March's topic is Understanding Financial Management vs. Financial Development. Nonprofit boards, and the individual board members, have fiduciary responsibilities. Are you clear on what the difference is between Financial Management and Financial Development? Do you know what the board's specific responsibilities are in each area? Come to this month's roundtable to find out where you can get help in fulfilling your duties! $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Non-Members. Coffee, tea, and water provided. Click here for details and to register .

 

Tuesday, March 24 (5:30pm - 8:30pm)Intro to Board Service with Byrd Lochtie and Amy Jester. Nonprofit boards are responsible for providing effective leadership and governance for the organizations they serve. This fun and informative workshop will assist nonprofit board members in gaining a better understanding of their responsibilities and will help attendees develop tools to govern more effectively. $45 NorCAN Members; $65 Non-Members. Pizza, salad, and refreshments will be provided. Registration link coming soon. Click here for details and to register.

 

Monday, April 6 (12pm - 1:30pm)Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie. April's topic is Nonprofit Board Recruitment. There are over 800 nonprofits in Humboldt County, all of which must have at least three board members. This means that there are at least 2400 board members serving in Humboldt County -no wonder organizations have trouble finding people to serve on their boards! At this roundtable we will examine what works in recruiting board members, and how your particular organization can use its uniqueness to attract the right board members. $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Non-Members. Coffee, tea, and water provided. Click here for details and to register .

 

Tuesday, April 14 (9am - 3:30pm) – Grantwriting Basics Workshop 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 Non-Members. RSVP by April 10th. Coffee, tea, snacks, and lunch provided. Click here for details and to register. 

 

Monday, May 4 (12pm - 1:30pm)Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie. May's topic is Nonprofit Board Orientation and Training. Once you have managed to recruit good board members, it can be very disappointing to have one or more of them resign after just a few months or a year. What can you do to retain good people once they are on your board? Orientation and continuous training can make the difference. Come join in the discussion with guest facilitator Bobbie Good, who has developed new tools to help you with your orientation process. $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Non-Members. Coffee, tea, and water provided. Click here for details and to register .

 

Monday, June 1 (12pm - 1:30pm)Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie. June's topic is The Nonprofit Board's Role in Donor Development and Fundraising. Most nonprofits in Humboldt County are engaged in fundraising all the time! Come discuss what works well, and how to use your energy and time in the best possible ways. Share your success stories as well as questions. If your board is already successful at fundraising, others will really benefit from your expertise in getting your organization in such good shape. $10 NorCAN Members; $20 Non-Members. Coffee, tea, and water 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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