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La Plata, MD 20646-0910
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NPI Training

Upcoming Training from the Nonprofit Institute:

Fundraising Fundamentals: Finding Grants
Jan. 15, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building), Room 106.
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Building an Exceptional Board - Some Things You'll Want to Know
Feb. 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building), Room 104.
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More Training Opportunities:

Webinars | Workshops | Conferences

Tips to Rock Giving Tuesday and Year-End Fundraising

In this free, live-streaming virtual conference, get the tools you need to have a successful Giving Tuesday and year-end fundraising campaign. Network for Good will bring together industry leaders including Asha Curran (founder of Giving Tuesday), Facebook, and fundraising experts Kimberley O'Donnell and David King to bring you a robust discussion on the changing landscape of charitable giving, best practices for taking advantage of Giving Tuesday and year-end giving, and practical tips for crushing your fundraising goals through the end of the year.

Tuesday, Nov. 20
12 - 4 p.m.

Four hour-long sessions:

  • Customer Spotlight: How This Small Nonprofit Rocks Out Fundraising Campaigns
  • The Story of Giving Tuesday
  • How to Take Advantage of Facebook's Matching This Giving Tuesday
  • Five Weeks and Counting

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Online Training

Through Continuing Education, we offer several courses on a regular basis to nonprofits. These are online courses offered through Ed2Go. The following classes are available:

A to Z Grant Writing -  BUS-5330 (2.40 CEUs)

A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course specially created for executive directors, organizers, board members, community volunteers, development officers, and individuals who want to learn a 'bird's eye' view of the grant writing process. Discover how to research and develop mutually beneficial relationships with potential funding sources, organize a grant writing campaign and keep track of all funding sources, requests and donations, prepare complete proposal packages, and submit one hundred proposals a year in ten hours a week. More information and registration >>

Nonprofit Fundraising - BUS-8420 (2.40 CEUs)

First, you'll identify the skills you'll need to become a successful fundraiser. Next, you'll discover where the best corporate and foundation fundraising jobs are and how to apply for them. After that, you'll delve into different types of fundraising activities, exploring everything from annual and special funds to corporate and foundation relations, major gifts, and planned giving. And finally, you'll see how fundraising software can make your efforts far more effective. By the end of the course, you'll have a wealth of new ideas for fundraising. More information and registration >>

Additionally, the Foundation Center offers free online training courses:

Introduction to Proposal Writing and Introduction to Finding Grants

Online and self-directed, these Foundation Center courses put you in charge of your own learning — perfect if you can’t get to one of our in-person sessions or live webinars. Courses feature rich multimedia content, interactive quiz questions, and useful tips to help you succeed. Upon finishing a course you have the option to print a certificate of completion. (Other courses are available for a fee.)