S.O.A.R. Workshop Archive

October 20 & 27, 2021 | Financial Management

If finanical management is a game, there are the rules to live by.

  • Description: By the end of this workshop, participants will develop familiarity with key financial management terms and definitions, and identify and implement best practices in financial management related to budgeting, accounting, internal controls and accountability, operations and reporting and auditing. That is what you will do for each but most immediately evaluation and grant writing
  • Presenters: Andrew Kirkland and Arthurine walker.

November 10 & 17, 2021 | Program Evaluation

Logically Speaking: Supporting Effective Programming through Logic Model Development

  • By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to describe what a logic model is and how it can be useful to daily program operations; be able to identify the key components of a logic model, including outputs and outcomes; and be able to define and sequence short-, intermediate, and long-term outcomes. Participants will also examine the differences between outputs and outcomes, and understand customer/participant satisfaction and how it differs from outputs or outcomes.
  • Presenter: Arthurine Walker leverage points into decision making.
  • Presenter: Andrew Kirkland

January 12 & 19, 2022 | Grant Writing

Getting To Yes: The Art & Science Of Effective Grant Writing

  • By the end of this workshop, participants will learn key grant writing terms, how to search for grant opportunities, and how to assess alignment of grant opportunities and their organization’s mission, needs and timing. Participants will also be able to identify the key components of grant proposals and effective ways to address these components when writing a proposal, and they will learn tips and tools for submitting, monitoring and reporting progress of grants.
  • Presenter: Arthurine Walker

February 9 & 16, 2022 | Human Resources
Getting Your House In Order: Human Resource Management—The Building Blocks Of A Productive Work Environment

  • By the end of this workshop, participants will develop familiarity with key human resource management terms and definitions. Additionally, participants will be able to identify and implement best practices in human resources management related to workforce planning, recruiting talent, on-boarding, performance management, and off-boarding.
  • Presenter:  Andrew Kirkland

April 6 & 13, 2022 | Board Development
Taking the Bored Out of Nonprofit Boards

  • By the end of this workshop, participants will learn key board development terms, be able to describe the key governance duties and responsibilities of board members, and understand the three types of recommended governance practices (leading, essential, and compliance) and why they are important. Participants will also have the opportunity to identify governance practices to prioritize implementing over the next year for their own organizations.
  • Presenter:  Andrew Kirkland
  • Office Hours:  April 14, 11 AM – 1 PM

May 11 & 18, 2022 | Outreach & Communications
Telling Your Story: Developing Key Messages & Being An Effective Spokesperson

  • By the end of this workshop, participants will learn key terms and definitions related to communications and storytelling, best practices for developing key messages, and best practices in being a spokesperson for their organizations. Participants will understand how to use the logic model, mission and vision, milestones and achievements of their organization in crafting key messages; and how to identify target audiences and customize messages for various audiences.
  • Presenter:  Arthurine Walker
  • Office Hours:  May 25, 2022, 10 AM – 12 PM

July 13 & 20, 2022 | Fundraising
Resource Rich: Fundraising Strategy and Planning

Participants will examine their current fundraising strategy, where they want to be, and how to devise a plan to get there. By the end of the workshop, participants will:

    • Understand  how to align fundraising goals with program goals and budget
    • Learn the components of an effective fundraising plan
    • Identify key roles that board members can plan in fundraising and know how to engage them
    • Develop a case for support
    • Have an opportunity to share with each other strategies that are working within their own organizations
  • Presenter: Arthurine Walker
  • Office Hours: July 27, 2022, 10AM – 12PM

August 10 & 17, 2022 | Planning & Strategy
Turning Visions And Goals Into Reality

  • By the end of this workshop, participants will learn key terms and definitions related to planning and strategy and understand the difference between a strategic plan and planning strategically. Participants will be able to incorporate best practices and effective tools for planning strategically within areas such as program planning, communications, advocacy and partnership development and be able to identify and incorporate organizational leverage points into decision making.
  • Presenter:  Andrew Kirkland
  • Office Hours:  August 18, 2022, 11 AM – 1 PM

 

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