Upcoming Training Events

Raising More Money by Asking (and Answering) Better Questions

What are your donors thinking? What questions do you need to ask – and anticipate – to find out? How can you use better questions to raise more money, now and in the future? The key to successful fundraising is smarter questions … before, during, and after your interactions with donors.

This new webinar is based on Harvey’s bestselling book, 11 Questions Every Donors Asks and the Answers All Donors Crave, plus a piece written by Andy and Harvey, “After the Yes: 12 Questions You Can Ask Donors After They Say Yes. In addition, they’ll discuss how you build stronger donor relationships, and how you can use this strategy to improve every kind of fundraising. During this interactive webinar, they’ll answer all your questions. And they’ll even hang around when it’s over to keep answering any questions you might have.

Facilitators: Harvey McKinnon and Andy Robinson

December 2 | 1:00PM – 2:30PM | Webinar Via Zoom

PRICING: $39 Early Bird | $59 Standard

Advocacy for Nonprofits

Advocacy is an essential best practice, positioning nonprofits to educate and engage their communities and advocate for just and inclusive solutions. This session will demystify advocacy and clarify the rules and regulations for nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organizations, introduce tactics and strategies best suited for nonprofits, and explore opportunities to get started in the coming year.

December 8 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM | Webinar Via Zoom

PRICING: $40 Early Bird| $55 Standard

Grant Writing 201: Beyond Answering The Questions

Build your capacity to write competitive grants by gaining a deeper understanding of all that goes into a successful application – beyond just answering the questions. In this interactive session you will learn and discuss how to structure a grant narrative for maximum effectiveness, build data systems for impactful grant reporting, strengthen funder relationships and cultivate donors, create sustainable grant management tools, and build a culture of philanthropy across your organization.

December 16 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM | Webinar Via Zoom

PRICING: $40 Early Bird| $55 Standard

(re)Building Equitable Organizations

This interactive session is designed to deeply educate all participants on the horrific and insidious racial history and how the ghosts of the past are foundational to, and still exist in present-day policies, practices and procedures. This is done with a focus on the institutional and systemic aspects of racism. It is not done from an approach of “blame” or instilling “guilt” neither of which are specifically beneficial to changing outcomes, and equity is concerned with outcomes, not intent. It addresses values and how to lead, and create or influence policy, from an equity perspective or using an Equity Lens and demonstrates how to apply equity principles across any identity.

Part 2: Microaggressions and Macroaggressions: January 12, 2021 | 2:00PM – 4:00PM | $35

Part 3: Power and Privilege: February 2, 2021 | 2:00PM – 4:00PM | $35

PRICING: Part 2 $35 | Part 3 $35 | All three sessions : $100 (save $20)

LGBTQ Safe Zone Training

Organizations with inclusive cultures are 6x more likely to be innovative, anticipate change, and have effective responses, compared to those without. Are you and your employees ready to have a meaningful dialogue about how to best recruit and retain an LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) workforce? This training is a great opportunity for cisgender and heterosexual audiences to get an introduction to basic terminology in a safe space for questions.

January 13 | 9:00AM – 11:00AM, 1:00PM-3:00PM | Webinar Via Zoom

PRICING: $65 Early Bird| $80 Standard

Pen to Paper  – 3-part series

Description: This 3-part series will provide you with coaching and peer review of a current grant application. Each session will focus on a different element of the Common Grant Application (CGA), including: narrative, goals & objectives and grant attachments. This course is intended for nonprofit professionals that work in a development capacity and have an active grant application.

Participants will have the opportunity to get direct feedback during the class and revise their proposals between sessions.

PART 1: Develop your Effective Case for Support | Thursday, January 21 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Webinar via Zoom

  • Part 1 will focus on how to maximize the limited space available to tell your story in your grant proposal and work to clarify and refine your organizations goals and objectives with the help of peer review.

PART 2: Mission Building Blocks | Thursday, February 4 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Webinar via Zoom

  • Part 2 will focus on reviewing and interpreting nonprofit principles and best practices and writing a narrative that references instructions to ensure you are answering the questions posed in an application.

PART 3: Grant Attachments & Panel | Thursday, February 18| 9:00am – 12:00pm | Webinar via Zoom

  • Part 3 will focus on tips to avoid common mistakes and the essential elements of the attachments section of a grant proposal as well as tools for grants management and infrastructure. This session will also feature a panel of funders and grant professionals.

PRICING: $40 Specific Counties | $60 Standard

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Raising More Money by Asking (And Answering) Better Questions

$39/ $59

December 2 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST | Webinar via Zoom

Advocacy for Nonprofits

$40/ $55

December 8 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | Webinar via Zoom

Grant Writing 201: Beyond Answering The Questions


December 16 | 9AM – 12PM | Webinar via Zoom


(re)Building Equitable Organizations: Microaggressions and Macroaggressions


January 12 | 2PM – 4PM | Webinar via Zoom

LGBTQ Safe Zone Training


January 13 | 9AM – 11AM, 1PM-3PM | Webinar via Zoom

Pen to Paper

$40/ $60

Jan. 21, Feb. 4 & 18 | 9AM – 12PM | Webinar via Zoom


(re)Building Equitable Organizations: Power and Privilege


February 2 | 2PM – 4PM | Webinar via Zoom