Rick Schwartz talks to MetroWest nonprofit staff about annual reports.

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 John Haak

PowerUP Your #GivingTuesday Campaign

When: Tuesday, September 10, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham 

Presenter: Angela Pitter, CEO, Livewire Collaborative

#GivingTuesday 2019 is on December 3, 2019. This annual “Global Day of Giving” event takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving and has helped to amplify year-end fundraising efforts for nonprofits and charitable causes since 2012. Since conception, the total amount raised for GivingTuesday, is over $1 billion online in the U.S. In fact, in 2018, the total number of donations reported is approaching 4 million (a 45% jump over 2017), marking the most successful giving year. And September is the perfect time to determine your goals, campaign messaging and to map out your timeline.

If you want to raise more money and connect with more supporters this Giving Tuesday, attend this strategy and implementation workshop to learn step-by-step instructions on how your nonprofit or cause can get in on all the energy, excitement, and benefits of the big day! 

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2019 Fundraising Accelerator

When: Wednesday, September 25, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: MetroWest Medical Center, Medical Arts Building, 85 Lincoln Street, Framingham

Andrea Finnerty, Cambridge School of Weston
Karen Turer, Tugboat 23 Consulting
Erica Waasdorp, A Direct Solution
Maureen Wallbeoff, Practical Wisdom for Nonprofit Accidential Techies

Join Foundation for MetroWest for our 2019 Fundraising Accelerator! This annual event is designed to support your organization's fundraising efforts. This year, we are focusing on fundraising volunteer management and donor stewardship. After time to network and opening remarks, participants will have the opportunity to attend either a Round Table track or a Hard Skills track.

Event Schedule

8:30am – 9:15am: Registration, Light Breakfast & Networking
9:15am – 9:30am: Opening Remarks
9:30am – 12:00pm: Individual Tracks

  • Round Table Track – Tips and Trends in Fundraising Volunteer Management
  • Hard Skills Track – Donor Journey Fundamentals: Give Your Supporters a Great Experience Every Time

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So we rented a space - now what? A Beginner's Guide to Nonprofit Fundraising Events

When: Thursday, October 10, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington

Presenter: Karin Turer, Tugobat 23 Consulting

Are you new to holding fundraising events? Is the reward worth the time and effort? Learn the best ways to turn a grassroots event into a success for your organization. Walk away with hints on how to get the most out of every dollar spent, how to give guests a memorable experience that will bump your organization up their priority list, and creative ways to reach out to attendees after the event is over.  This workshop is interactive, and we look forward to talking through your event ideas and challenges with a group of your peers and your speaker, a professional nonprofit event planner.

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