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.
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.
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Many board chairs come into their role with little formal training for the job. Many wish they had done more. Come learn what it takes to be a great board chair. At this workshop we will discuss:
· Traits of an effective board chair
· Roles and responsibilities of the board chair
· The relationship between the board chair and the executive director
The Foundation for MetroWest is delighted to partner with Cahners & Donahue Associates LLC to deliver this workshop designed for Executive Directors and/or Board Chairs/Board leadership. We require attendance from both the Executive Director and Board Chair/Board Executive Member.
Through the generous support of our donors and the Middlesex Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, we are able to offer the Center for Philanthropy Education nonprofit seminars.
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:
Presenter: Michael Selissen, Case Mountain Communications
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Location: Wayland Free Public Library
Description: Stories compel us to learn, remember and act — all of the things needed to build support for your nonprofit organization. This workshop is about telling actionable stories -- stories that lead prospective donors, volunteers and advocates to positive decisions.
We’ll begin by reviewing the narrative elements that make for actionable stories and then look at cost-effective ways to enhance those stories using documentary photography and multimedia technologies. Along the way, we’ll view and discuss several real-life examples.
You’ll leave with a resource guide and a plan to start creating your own actionable stories.
Here’s what you’ll learn…
About Our Presenter: Michael Selissen uses the power of visual storytelling to help nonprofits acquire and retain donors, grow brand awareness and bolster issue advocacy. As the founder of Case Mountain Communications, he specializes in combining documentary photography, writing and digital marketing to create actionable nonprofit stories. Michael’s background includes more than 16 years in marketing and 25 as a photographer. He has had numerous photographic exhibits and his writing has appeared in executive blogs and national trade publications.
Presenters: Sunny Stich, Sunny Stich Consulting and Stephanie Truesdell, Vice President of Philanthropy & Communications at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Time: 9:30-12:00 pm
Presenters: Julia Claire Campbell, J Campbell Social Marketing: Marketing With Social Purpose
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
During this interactive in-person workshop, Julia will show you step-by-step, how to plan and prepare for online fundraising success, including goal-setting, creating a Campaign Calendar, writing compelling donor-centric stories that elicit online donations, and how to use a variety of online channels at your disposal to promote the campaign (website, blog, email, social media).
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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 Caroline Murphy or 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.
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