Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Spring Training Classes on the Outer Banks

Here is a holiday present for all the nonprofit professionals and volunteers on the Outer Banks.  The Duke Nonprofit Management Program will offer 4 classes this spring.   They range from How to Start a Nonprofit to a primer on fund raising from a nationally known expert in the field.  Here is the short version.
Building Organizational Culture:  From Roots to Fruit - Tony Fountain
Thurs.  March 26th  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  .

Profitable Persuasion: Universal Strategies for Effective Fundraising - David Rendall
April 8th 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  .

Program Development for Grantwriters -  Jack Smith
Tues. May 4th 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

How to Start a Nonprofit  - McAthur Davis
May 13th  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 Fees for the classes are $98 for the three 6 hour classes and $113 for the 7 hour class.  Scholarships are available from the Outer Banks Community Foundation, call (252) 261-8839 or visit obcf.org for more information and  to apply.  You can register or  learn about the other course offerings and about the Duke Nonprofit Management program at the website.  For information about the program on the Outer Banks call Bob Muller site coordinator at 252-207-5287 or visit obxlearn.org.
Additional support for the Outer Banks site is provided by the First Colony Inn Pamilico Jacks and Kelly's restuarants.
Here is the full course and instructor descriptions of the Spring courses.
 Building Organizational Culture:  From Roots to Fruit - Tony Fountain
Thurs.  March 26th  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  Materials Fee $5 Course ID  12875
How are you promoting your non-profit organization’s culture?  How can we effectively understand and release the power of culture?  What kind of culture are your employees building when you’re not around?  Your organization’s culture is a critical factor in your overall success!  In today’s ever changing business world, it is no longer effective to assume that employees and other stakeholders can read your Mission, Vision, & Value Statements and understand your purpose enough to become committed to your cause.  This workshop will assist you in defining culture, discovering your organization’s culture, how to create and promote effective culture and leave with an action plan for positive change.
Tony Fountain is currently serving as President/CEO of multi-million dollar non-profit organization with 225 employees and has worked in the non-profit arena for over 23 years.  Having served on numerous boards, he is an international accreditation surveyor and has completed the Duke University Advanced Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership program.

Profitable Persuasion: Universal Strategies for Effective Fundraising - David Rendall April 8th 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  no materials fee. Course ID  12876
Why do people give? Why do some people respond to certain appeals but not others? How can you use the answers to these questions to improve your fund development programs? There are certain influence strategies that apply to all fundraising situations. Whether you are beginning a direct mail campaign, a fundraising event or a capital project, your success depends on understanding a few critical aspects of human nature. In this session, you will learn how to harness the power of persuasion in order to achieve your fund development goals. You will discover the primary factors that motivate people and how you can apply that knowledge to your fundraising plans and activities. This session will also show you why some of your current activities work and why others are not as effective. This session is valuable because you can use what you learn in all aspects of the fundraising process, not just one particular activity.
David Rendall has a Doctor of Management degree from the University of Phoenix. He has founded and managed social enterprises for over 10 years and has conducted extensive research in this field. He is principal of Rendall & Associates, a consulting firm for organizations that integrate purpose and profit. Working lunch; please bring a bag lunch
1 hour networking lunch

Program Development for Grantwriters -  Jack Smith
Tues. May 4th Materials Fee: $10 Course ID  12874
This workshop, intended for non-profit staff or board members with little or no grant-writing experience, will give you the confidence and know-how to develop a successful grant proposal. Writing a proposal for the first time can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience. Using common grant development formats, participants will proceed step-by-step through the development of a concept to a completed proposal, emphasizing hot topics and hot fields with funding sources; researching the documentation and statistics necessary for supporting a grant proposal; and identifyiing the characteristics of successful grant writers.
Jack Smith is a nationally recognized grant writer based in Atlanta, Georgia. His consulting practice has provided grant-writing services to more than 150 organizations. He also serves as adjunct instructor for professional development programs at the University of Southern Maine, the University of Georgia, and Emory University.
1 hour networking lunch

How to Start a Nonprofit  - McAthur Davis
May 13th  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Materials Fee: $5 Course ID 12831
How to Start a Nonprofit will explore the following topics: What is a nonprofit and why should you want to create one, the ups and downs of nonprofits; how to organize a Board of Directors, the responsibilities of the Board and why the Board should be across section of the community; how to incorporate your nonprofit, how to apply for an Employer ID Number (EIN), and the importance of the organization's by-laws, mission statement and vision statement. An introduction to Form 1023 the 501(c)(3) application and a general understanding of the application.
As President /CEO of the Black United Fund of North Carolina, McArthur Davis has over thirteen years experience as the executive officer of 501 (c) (3) nonprofits. He has provided infrastructure and technical assistance to community, faith-based and other nonprofit organizations and groups in Guilford County. 1 hour networking lunch

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