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Center for Philanthropy Education

Our relationship with your organization does not begin or end with a grant decision.We are committed to building your capacity to achieve your mission through workshops and educational opportunities.

ANNOUNCING NEW PROGRAM OFFICER OPEN OFFICE HOURS IN JULY

At the Foundation, we aim to keep a good pulse on the MetroWest region to better understand our communities and the needs of the nonprofits in our area who are working to improve the quality of life for all residents.  We want to know your mission, who you serve and how best we can support you in your work.  Beginning in July, we are thrilled to announce the addition of monthly Open Office Hours. This provides you with an opportunity to come to our offices to have coffee or tea with a member of our program team one-on-one for 20 minutes to share your successes, changes, challenges and upcoming events.

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Our nonprofit leadership development opportunities build leadership and management skills for nonprofit leaders through collaborative, peer-learning programs.Three programs are scheduled for October 2016- January 2017.

 

Building the Model Development Program: A Nonprofit Leadership Workshop

Presenter: Chuck Gordon, The New Kensington Group 
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 5:30-8:00 PM
Location: TBA

Fundraising isn't easy. If it were, we'd all be raising the money we need simply and easily. And, as Executive Director, Board Chair, Director of Development, or Development Committee Chair, you carry an enormous responsibility. What does the model development program look like? How does your development program align to the ideal? Join us for this workshop to look at the core capacities of what makes a development program thrive and assess your own organization's performance, all in an effort to both lead effectively and to learn what you can be doing to be even more successful at leveraging your organization's philanthropic potential. Staff and board chairs are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop as a team.

About our Presenter: Charles B. Gordon, President and CEO, The New Kensington Group 
For nearly 30 years, Chuck has served as a senior nonprofit professional and consultant, helping nonprofit organizations in the Boston area and across the country realize their vision by raising increased revenues. Today, Chuck leads the New Kensington Group, a full service consulting firm helping nonprofit leaders grow their organizations. His work focuses on strategic planning, fund raising, executive search, and board leadership and governance support. As a nationally recognized trainer and speaker, he dedicates significant time to building the fund raising capacity of nonprofit professionals and senior volunteers from coast to coast. Chuck serves on the boards of the Wheelock Family Theatre and Boston Children’s Theatre, and was named one of Boston’s ’40 Under 40’ by the Boston Business Journal.

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Through the generous support of our donors, MathWorks, and the Middlesex Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, we are able to offer the Center for Philanthropy Education nonprofit workshops.  

MetroWest nonprofit staff, volunteers, board and committee members are welcome to attend free of charge. If you register for a seminar and your plans change, please let us know 48 hours in advance. A $25 no-show fee will be applied.

Seminar topics may include:

  • Social Media
  • General Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Membership Retention
  • Budgets & Grant Proposals
  • Strategic Planning
  • Annual Giving Plan
  • Volunteers & Donors
  • Fundraising
  • Filling out the Form 990

ANNOUNCING NEW PROGRAM OFFICER OPEN OFFICE HOURS IN JULY 

At the Foundation, we aim to keep a good pulse on the MetroWest region to better understand our communities and the needs of the nonprofits in our area who are working to improve the quality of life for all residents.  We want to know your mission, who you serve and how best we can support you in your work.  Beginning in July, we are thrilled to announce the addition of monthly Open Office Hours. This provides you with an opportunity to come to our offices to have coffee or tea with a member of our program team one-on-one for 20 minutes to share your successes, changes, challenges and upcoming events.  Scheduling information will be posted soon.

Upcoming Seminars

The ABC's of Grant Writing

Presenter: Sunny Stich of Sunny Stich Consulting
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Location: MassBay Community College, 50 Oakland Street, Library Atrium (2nd fl), Wellesley, MA 02481

Today, acquiring funding from private and government sources requires developing effective grant writing skills. Competition for these dollars is stiff. Come learn how the A, B, C's can help you raise grant funds! A, isn't for Apple any longer!!
Skills learned:

  • Researching possible funding sources
  • Cultivating funders
  • Understanding a basic grant template outline
  • Elements that result in rejection 

About our Presenter: Sunny Stich is a development professional with over twenty years of proven results helping non-profit agencies increase capacity. Throughout her career, she has helped over 100 organizations actualize their mission through a gamut of services around fundraising and capacity building, including federal, state, private, corporate, and foundation grant writing, major donor initiatives, capital campaigns, annual fund campaigns, fundraising events, public relations strategy, board trainings, and strategic planning. Sunny is a creative and enthusiastic innovator and collaborator who is able to see and create opportunities for organizations that has resulted in millions of dollars raised.

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Foundation for MetroWest Grant Open House

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 AM
Location: Foundation for MetroWest, 3 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760

Join us to learn about our 2017 Regional Competitive Grant Program offered through the Foundation. There will be time to ask questions and further understand the process.

Seating is limited, so please register early. We also greatly appreciate organizations sending only one representative so we are able to have as many organizations as possible join us. Thank you!

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We love being part of the MetroWest community, and we would love to see you!

We offer like-minded organizations - from historical societies to town education funds to community groups committed to environmental preservation - the opportunity to convene and share ideas and challenges, as well as to identify opportunities for collaboration. Please check back soon for upcoming events.

We offer services and resources to help build the capacity, visibility, connections, and expertise that nonprofits need to deliver their missions, and, in turn, strengthen the region. To find out more information about any of these programs listed above, please email Jennifer Ubaldino or call 508.647.2260. To ensure you are receiving the most up-to-date schedule of events, please sign up for our monthly eNewsletter.

 A special thank you to our donors for their support of our Center for Philanthropy Education