Nonprofit Institute Conference Breakout Session Presentations

Making Your Print Look Terrific: Tips on Design

Jonna Jones

Stand out from the crowd with impactful and informative design. Learn basic design principles that will take your advertising and marketing pieces to the next level,

helping you deliver your message in the most compelling and easy-to-follow format. The presentation features key elements to consider and real-life before-and-after examples to explain what works and why.

Presenter: Jonna Jones

Making Your Print Look Terrific Presentation >>

Passive Fundraising

Michelle Sullivan

Fundraising is an ongoing challenge for nonprofits and there is not enough time in the day to research everything out there. This session will show you how to leverage help from others and raise money by setting up some self-operating options to create new revenue streams.

Presenter: Michelle Sullivan

Passive Fundraising Presentation >>

Necessary Skills for the 'Accidental' Project Manager

Linda Howard

When you think of project management, what comes to mind? Lots of busy work? Waste of time? Something that keeps you from doing the “real” work of your mission? Have you ever had to give back grant money because you didn’t have someone who could lead the project or because the project never even got started? Do you find that your projects are having the same problems, over and over, and things never seem to improve from one project to another? In this session, you will walk away with proven tools and templates that you can use immediately to help you plan your projects and make sure that your project management role is contributing 100% to your mission.

Presenter: Linda Howard, PMP, CMC

Necessary Skills Presentation >>

Project Planning Building Blocks Handouts >>

Stakeholder Identification Handouts >>

Growing Relationships with Elected Officials       

Bob Carpenter

As a former elected official, and as someone who has worked in and around elected officials for more than 40 years, Bob Carpenter will talk about the Why, the When and the How to develop and grow relationships with your elected officials -- and not just those that represent you in terms of geography, but also those that represent you in other ways.

Presenter: Bob Carpenter

Growing Relationships with Elected Officials Presentation >>

Fostering Relationships with Stakeholders            

Jennifer Bevan-Dangel

This session will focus on successful grass roots advocacy that rests on fostering relationships and helping constituents tell their story in a compelling way.

Presenter: Jennifer Bevan-Dangel

Building Relationships with Stakeholders Presentation >>

The Power of the Inbox: Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing

Photo of Chris RipleyWhat is the first impression you give when they see you in their email inbox? And when they see you there, what do they do?  This session takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing:  What it really is (and isn’t) and what it can do for your nonprofit. From revealing why regular email doesn't work, to insider tips and techniques like automated list building tools and the design elements that work (and those that don't!), this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing.

Presenter: Chris Ripley

The Power of the Inbox Presentation >>

Finding Grants: Foundation Directory Online 

Are you new to the field of grant-seeking?  Looking for new sources of Ann Tatrofunding for your nonprofit organization? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. We will explore how the Foundation Directory Online can help you connect with grant-makers who care about your community and the services you provide.

Presenter: Anna Tatro

Finding Grants Presentation >>

Finding Grants Handout >>

Proposal Writing Handout >>

Proposal Writing Sample >>

Fostering Good Relationships in Management              

With a focus on their work in mediation, Vicki and Dusty Rhoades will Dusty and Vicki Rhoadeslead this interactive session and address improved communication, strategies for managers and fostering quality interaction among colleagues.

Presenters: Vicki and Dusty Rhoades

Fostering Relationships in Management Presentation >>

Developing a Business Plan that Supports Strategic Planning    

Bill Hitte

This session will offer an overview of realistic insights, tips and resources to enable your leadership team to create an effective, reasonable planning document based on targeted objectives. Understand the basic parts of a business plan – with a focus on target customer market and marketing.

Presenter: Bill Hitte

Developing a Business Plan Presentation >>

The Importance of Diversity for Leadership                     

Carmen Phelps

Everyone is not at the same place on diversity issues and some people feel threatened by these discussions. We need to meet people where they are, we need to honor that, and we need to find the intersecting points of interest to help all of us do better in some way.  We’re all connected. We’re all in this together.

Presenter: Dr. Carmen Phelps

The Importance of Diversity for Leadership Presentation >>

It's More than Just Posting: How to Create an Effective Social Media Communications Plan

Learn how to create and streamline a social media plan. This session is Talisha Dunn-Squaredesigned to take participants from start to finish whether a novice or an advanced social media user. Attendees will learn about content creation, social media editorial calendars, and what to include in a social media strategy. Attendees will leave this session with the necessary tools and confidence to build a social media strategy from scratch.

Presenter: Talisha Dunn-Square

It's More Than Just Posting Presentation >>

Social Media Editorial Calendar Sample >>

Planning in Turbulent Times: How Can any Organization or Nonprofit Plan Effectively in this Time of Uncertainty?                            

Nancy Hall

Changing government spending priorities and tax code tinkering will likely impact the nonprofit revenues. New health care mandates, paid sick leave laws, and other changes in personnel regulations can increase expenses. The traditional three to five-year strategic plan doesn’t work in today’s environment. This workshop will help executive directors and board members turn their organization into a proactive planning machine. The session will include an overview of current critical external issues and their impact on the nonprofit community.

Presenter: Nancy Hall

Planning in Turbulent Times Presentation >>

Silos, Islands, and Lone Wolves: Your Nonprofit’s Biggest Enemies     

Having trouble launching programs? Are funder’s demands for Mike Bellispartnerships making you pull your hair out? Do you feel like other nonprofits are competitors when they should be colleagues? If you answered yes to any of these questions; this seminar is for you! Join us as we delve into the not-so complex world of creating, leveraging, and maintaining partnerships and how they can grow your impact. In this session we will cover: the art of networking, making the ask, foundations of successful partnerships, and the consequences of forging ahead solo.

Presenter: Michael Bellis

Silos, Islands, and Lone Wolves Presentation >>