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December 2017

Complete Guide to Nonprofit Resource Development

December 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
GAR Foundation / Andrew Jackson House, 277 East Mill Street
Akron, OH 44308 United States

Fundraising “how-to” trainings can be great – but these trainings alone are not enough. In order to be successful in fundraising, several other factors need to be included.   This day-long workshop will provide fundraising training along with learning opportunities in two complementary areas - documenting the value and success of your programs through evaluation and letting your audiences know who you are and what you are doing for the community through creative, targeted, and cost-effective marketing. This is an in-depth…

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January 2018

Structuring your Board for Success

January 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GAR Foundation / Andrew Jackson House, 277 East Mill Street
Akron, OH 44308 United States

In today's economic and social environment, nonprofits are facing daunting challenges, as well as unprecedented opportunities, to innovate and serve. The key to the board's success in leading, shaping and supporting the organization is effective board leadership. An effective working relationship between the board and staff is absolutely essential. This small, hands-on workshop will address the role of board leaders in guiding and shaping a board to advance the organization to achieve its full potential. This seminar is specifically targeted…

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February 2018

Risk Management & HR Basics

February 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
GAR Foundation / Andrew Jackson House, 277 East Mill Street
Akron, OH 44308 United States

This workshop will cover two elements crucial to safeguarding your organization: Risk Management and Human Resources basics. Risk management is an essential part of your nonprofit’s operation and leadership and ensures that your organization can safely carry out its mission, while protecting its client population as well as the organization’s employees and volunteers.  Staffing decisions are among the most important decisions that nonprofit organizations make. Therefore, the second half of the workshop will focus on basic HR principles and practices…

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Strategic Planning Basics

February 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
GAR Foundation / Andrew Jackson House, 277 East Mill Street
Akron, OH 44308 United States

  Understanding your nonprofit’s goals and vision for the future are critical for an organization’s success. However, organizations with limited financial resources often don’t know where to begin. This hands-on workshop will focus on: • Determining when your organization needs strategic planning • Benefits of undergoing a strategic planning process • Key components of a strategic plan • Which stakeholders should be involved in the process • Setting measurable and realistic goals • Trends in the nonprofit sector that affect…

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March 2018

Structuring your Board for Success

March 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
GAR Foundation / Andrew Jackson House, 277 East Mill Street
Akron, OH 44308 United States

In today's economic and social environment, nonprofits are facing daunting challenges, as well as unprecedented opportunities, to innovate and serve. The key to the board's success in leading, shaping and supporting the organization is effective board leadership. An effective working relationship between the board and staff is absolutely essential. This small, hands-on workshop will address the role of board leaders in guiding and shaping a board to advance the organization to achieve its full potential. This seminar is specifically targeted…

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Board Members as Successful Fundraisers

March 21, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
GAR Foundation / Andrew Jackson House, 277 East Mill Street
Akron, OH 44308 United States

Most Board members understand that they have a fundraising responsibility – but the question is “where do I begin?” There are many ways to be an active and effective participant in fundraising for the nonprofit Board on which you are member. This workshop will help Board members better understand their fundraising role and will address various specific, actionable strategies for Board members to become successful fundraisers - no matter their experience and their comfort level with fundraising. NOTE: this session…

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April 2018

Volunteer Management Basics

April 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GAR Foundation / Andrew Jackson House, 277 East Mill Street
Akron, OH 44308 United States

Volunteers are often vital to an organization’s success and providing an effective and supportive environment for your volunteers will motivate continued participation. This hands-on workshop is designed to help nonprofits build and strengthen their volunteer programs, providing participants with tools and techniques for recruiting, training, placing, and retaining volunteers.  In addition, participants will engage in a panel discussion with local nonprofits with thriving volunteer programs.   Who should attend: nonprofit executive chief executives, volunteer coordinators and managers. About the presenter:…

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Board Members as Successful Fundraisers

April 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
GAR Foundation / Andrew Jackson House, 277 East Mill Street
Akron, OH 44308 United States

Most Board members understand that they have a fundraising responsibility – but the question is “where do I begin?” There are many ways to be an active and effective participant in fundraising for the nonprofit Board on which you are member. This workshop will help Board members better understand their fundraising role and will address various specific, actionable strategies for Board members to become successful fundraisers - no matter their experience and their comfort level with fundraising. Who should attend:…

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