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Center for Philanthropy Education

We believe in the power of learning, and in fostering strong networks.

Our investment in local nonprofits goes far beyond grantmaking. We help nonprofits secure brighter futures for themselves and their communities by offering free educational and networking opportunities. Through our Center for Philanthropy Education (CPE), we prepare nonprofit leaders, staff, and volunteers to think and operate strategically, effectively, and inclusively.

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Questions about what programs may be right for your organization? Email Kimberly Blakemore.
 

We bring in renowned consultants, practitioners, and content experts to present practical workshops.

Workshops are intended for staff, board/committee members, and volunteers who are affiliated with nonprofit organizations or town agencies serving MetroWest. While there is no fee to attend, if you register for a workshop and your plans change, please email or call 48 hours in advance. Otherwise, a $25 no-show fee will be charged.

Interested in presenting? Have ideas for workshops that you would like to attend? Email Kimberly Blakemore.


 

Long-Term Success with Project Management

Presenter: Jenn Bender, Jenn H. Bender Consulting
Date: Thursday, December 6
Time: 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: McAuliffe Branch, Framingham Public Library, 746 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701

Who should attend: Any professional, board member, or volunteer of nonprofits of any size.

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

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.

Program Office Hours is an opportunity to discuss one-on-one with a member of our program team to share updates, successes, challenges and/or upcoming events. Appointments will be held at our office in Natick or conducted via phone, as determined on a case-by-case basis. Once you have scheduled a day/time through the link below, a program officer will follow up with you to confirm the details.
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We offer in-depth, multi-part training series to help nonprofit staff and board members build connections, exchange ideas and best practices, and explore topics critical to organizational success.

  • Leading with Ease: Secrets of Sustainable Leadership
    • A balanced approach to nonprofit leadership open to nonprofit executive directors serving MetroWest
    • Led by Fredia Woolf, Principal of Woolf Consulting
    • Interested in applying to be a part of our 2018 cohort? Learn more about the program
  • Emerging Leaders Academy
    • Designed for mid-level nonprofit staff committed to growing their leadership and executive skills
    • The Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) is a five-session series that provides a substantial yet accessible introduction to leadership development. The program is specifically tailored for those emerging leaders who are new to or aspiring towards senior management positions. Learn more
    • Interested in applying to be a part of our 2019 cohort? email Kimberly Blakemore

If you are looking for one-time professional development opportunities, please see our Upcoming Workshops section above.

We offer organizations the opportunity to convene and share ideas and challenges, as well as to identify opportunities for collaboration. To suggest a topic for discussion, please email Kimberly Blakemore.

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

 

CAROL AND JACK O'NEIL