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June 2019

Engaging and Effective Board Meetings

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dan River Nonprofit Network, 308 Craghead Street Suite 104
Danville, VA 24541 United States
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Board members interact with a nonprofit primarily via a board meeting. Discover new perspectives and innovative ideas on how these meetings can better engage your board members, and yes, actually be fun as well as impactful. We'll cover: -- Designing and running effective meetings -- 10 ideas that each take 10 minutes to change your board meetings -- Overcoming cultural and behavioral barriers -- Useful tools: such as board action calendar, consent agendas, committee reports -- How a formal board…

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August 2019

Strategic Doing

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Dan River Nonprofit Network, 308 Craghead Street Suite 104
Danville, VA 24541 United States
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Are you facing a complex problem that no one individual, organization, or even community can solve on its own? Do you need a reliable strategy for the true collaboration that problem requires? Join us at our Fundamental Friday networking session facilitated by Hollie Adams to learn about Strategic Doing™, an entirely different approach to strategy and leadership that enables practitioners to form collaborations quickly, guide them toward measurable outcomes, and make adjustments along the way.

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Making the Ask: You Can Do It!

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dan River Nonprofit Network, 308 Craghead Street Suite 104
Danville, VA 24541 United States
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During this 3-hour workshop, for nonprofit staff and board members, participants will deepen their knowledge of donor relationship building and gain confidence in what often feels like a daunting task – soliciting donations for your nonprofit organization. Through group activities and practical interactive scenarios, we will cover the how-to’s of “making the ask” – from scheduling the appointment to asking the right questions, from responding to objections to following up after the solicitation. We’ll cover: Fundraising principles and the nonprofit…

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Effective Committees

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Danville Science Center, 677 Craghead St.
Danville, VA 24541 United States
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Structure your board for success by incorporating committees! These can be beneficial to the members of the board, as well as to the nonprofit as a whole. How should a board structure its work groups? This seminar explores six aspects of effective committees: -- Board Leadership: Fundamentals for success -- Transforming Committee structure -- Types of committees, advisory groups, ad hoc, “junior boards” -- Purpose and roles of committees -- Committee leadership -- Guiding questions for committees This is event…

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September 2019

Gone Fishing: Increase Your Funding Net

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dan River Nonprofit Network, 308 Craghead Street Suite 104
Danville, VA 24541 United States
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Got an idea for a project or program to help your community? Do you need help finding funding? The Dan River Nonprofit Network is proud to provide our region with free access to two powerful funding databases, Foundation Directory and GrantStation, that help you find and connect with organizations and funders across the world who are passionate about the same things you are. Join us for the next Fundamental Friday session on September 13th, 5:30PM-6:30PM. The event is FREE, all…

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October 2019

The Art of Managing Up

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Dan River Nonprofit Network, 308 Craghead Street Suite 104
Danville, VA 24541 United States
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We all report to someone—a funder, boss, board member, but not everyone gets the most out of these relationships. On this Fundamental Friday, learn how to effectively communicate your needs to create win-win-win scenarios. Join us to hear from Brigid Belko Gorton, the Dan River Region’s only Gallup-certified Strengths Coach, who will share how you can maximize your strengths to perfect this art of managing up.

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FLIP Training – Financial Leadership in Practice

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 22, 2019

Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, 150 Slayton Ave
Danville, VA 24540 United States
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FLIP (Financial Leadership in Practice) brings leadership teams together to learn and develop strategies that strengthen the link between financial process and community impact. Over the course of a 2-day workshop and three follow-up tutorials with consultant Justin Pollock of OrgForward, leadership teams explore frameworks, tools, and plans that foster stronger conversations among board and staff. In this course participants will: --Learn to tie the financial, programmatic, operational, and leadership efforts of the organization together to develop a richer understanding…

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FLIP Training – Financial Leadership in Practice

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 22, 2019

Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, 150 Slayton Ave
Danville, VA 24540 United States
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FLIP (Financial Leadership in Practice) brings leadership teams together to learn and develop strategies that strengthen the link between financial process and community impact. Over the course of a 2-day workshop and three follow-up tutorials with consultant Justin Pollock of OrgForward, leadership teams explore frameworks, tools, and plans that foster stronger conversations among board and staff. In this course participants will: --Learn to tie the financial, programmatic, operational, and leadership efforts of the organization together to develop a richer understanding…

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November 2019

Creating Opportunity At Goodwill

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Goodwill Board Room, 512 Westover Drive
Danville, VA 24541 United States
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Did you know that 1 out of 275 people in the U.S. were placed into jobs in last year with help from their local Goodwill? Goodwill is a household name for their retail store but not always for their numerous other community resources and programs. Join us for a field trip in November to learn about their free workforce services, career center, computer lab, and more to see how your organization can partner to help create opportunities for our region.…

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Hack Your Virtual Meetings

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Embrace virtual meetings - the future is now! This compelling option for nonprofit boards, committees, partners, and volunteers can save you time, money, and expand your reach (hello millennials!). Which types of meetings are the best fit, and how can you ensure effectiveness when people are not in the room? Join us to improve your facilitation of virtual meetings and make them more interactive! This session is presented by Jeanne Allen, an independent consultant, Newswire Contributor for Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ),…

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