Cabarrus County 2018 Nonprofit Workshop
is an opportunity for nonprofit executives, staff, and volunteers to engage in professional development opportunities that will strengthen their impact in our community. The workshop is free of charge and includes two sessions with knowledgeable field experts in subjects important to the success of every nonprofit. The Cabarrus County Nonprofit Workshop Workshops are at 9 AM and 10:30 AM. There is also an optional lunch with keynote speaker immediately following the workshops for a $10 charge.
We will be giving away two tickets to the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits Statewide Conference on Sept 12 th-14 th at Research Triangle Park! Door prize winners will be selected at the conclusion of lunch. Must be present to win.
Thursday, August 23, 2018 Doors open at 8:15 - Welcome at 8:30 Click here to register
Registration Deadline - Thursday, August 16, 2018 Crossroads Church 220 George W. Liles Pkwy in Concord
2018 Breakout Session Topics & Speakers
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Join keynote speaker Andi Stevenson as she wrestles with a critical strategic question: How can we ensure our nonprofits thrive through leadership transitions and flourish over decades? Ms. Stevenson will make the case that it’s not just about a written succession plan; it’s about focusing on Andi Stevenson, Stevenson Wallace, LLC Strength and Sustainability: How the Best Nonprofits Think About Future Leadership culture and designing an organization whose strength and resilience becomes its legacy. As principal of Stevenson Wallace, a consulting agency specializing in strategic planning for businesses and nonprofits, Ms. Stevenson will provide the audience with practical sustainability tools for executive directors, board members and senior staff.
Ever wonder how the top fundraisers, leaders, and nonprofit professionals do what they do? Want to know how you can bring your top performance to the table? Join Michael Strader, Fundraising Consultant at Crouch and Associates, to uncover the secret behavior traits of top performers and how they are able to set their work apart from the rest of the field. Discover proven steps to unlocking your top performing potential.
MARketing Your Message with social Media
You know your mission, you know your message, you know how you’re impacting lives. But how are you supposed to share that message with the community when you are “in the trenches” every day? Learn effective tips and techniques for using social media platforms to market your message from expert Matt Lochel of Walker Marketing, LLC. Discover “pro secrets” to branding and making a lasting impression through your social media marketing campaigns.
Measuring Impact – The Do’s and Don’ts
While most nonprofits have a clear idea of why they are operating, many have a hard time knowing how to accurately assess their effectiveness, success, and overall impact on the people they serve and the overall community. Being able to reliably evaluate your mission impact is critical to improving programming, maximizing efficiency, and gaining and sustaining donor support. Join Justin Lane, Data & Research Associate at UNC Charlotte, to explore practical ways to improve how you evaluate your outcomes and impact.
Grant Writing 201
The next level of grant writing education, Grant Writing 201 goes beyond the basic constructs of an effective proposal and dives into the “big picture” message you want your grants to convey. Join this workshop to view your proposals from the funder’s prospective. Learn expert tips on making your proposal stand out above the rest.
Keys to Successful Collaborations
Collaborations are becoming more and more important to major funders who want to see organizations working together to achieve the greatest impact. For some organizations, collaborations come naturally. For others, partnering can feel like a power struggle or that their missions are being “watered down” to accommodate one another. Join this workshop to uncover key strategies to building successful collaborations while avoiding the unhealthy ones.
Photos from the 2017 Cabarrus County Nonprofit Workshop