January/February 2022

Grants Workshop - Identifying & Navigating Private Grants

Jan 13th @ 12pm EST

Please join Nonprofit Academy Live and Guest Kerry Lee Riley for this Expert Series Workshop

Seeking private grants is one of the most challenging elements in the nonprofit world. After individual donations, private grants constitute a significant role in the fundraising process.  But whither thou goest to find the grants? Where lie the resources for prospect research and grant seeking? Most importantly, what do you do next when you find a grant in line with the mission and vision⁠ of your organization? 

This workshop will demystify the grant process and provide concrete resources for finding grants, and will provide tips to craft a strong proposal.

Kerry Lee Riley is the Development Associate for Compassion, Inc. in Riverdale, Maryland and confronts food insecurity in the Metro D.C. area by recovering and distrbuting fresh food and produce to children and families in need. He has served as a Nonprofit Consultant for 30 years, with expertise in Prospect Research, Fundraising Planning, Grant Writing, Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Assessment, Coalition Building, and Diversity/Equity/Inclusion.  Kerry is an award-winning professor of Ethnic Studies and Social Science and resides in Washington, D.C.

Members: Free |  Non Members: $29

Make Money Your New Best Friend

⁠Jan 27th @ 12pm (EST)

Please join Nonprofit Academy Live and Guest Nell Edgington for this Expert Series Workshop 

As a nonprofit leader, you likely view money as a fearful, loathsome, frustrating force.  But what if attracting all the money you need to achieve your mission was easy, effortless and FUN? It can be! When you shift your mindset and choose to make money an ally in your social change work, it suddenly flows so much more easily to you and your organization.  

⁠In this workshop, you will learn how to:

⁠- Ask the one question that will change your relationship with money

⁠-Adopt an abundance mindset

⁠- Make your funders your equal

⁠- Create a compelling fundraising pitch

⁠- And much more!

Nell Edgington has spent her 25-year career innovating in the social change sector.  As president of Social Velocity, she helps create more strategic, financially savvy, and confident nonprofit and philanthropic leaders and organizations.  Nell is a popular writer, speaker and blogger, and author of Reinventing Social Change: Embrace Abundance to Create a Healthier and More Equitable World.  She is a member of the national Leap Ambassadors Community, a network of more than 250 social change thought leaders.  Nell holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Members: Free | Non Members: $29

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Grants Workshop - Preparing for the Proposal Process

Feb 10th @ 12pm (EST)

Please join Nonprofit Academy Live and Alexandra Cohen for this Expert Series Workshop.

⁠You have a handle on the different ways to research grants that align with your nonprofit's mission and started to draft LOIs and proposals to secure funding and continue your actvities.  But what are the things you should be doing for your organization to be prepared and make the grant writing process more efficient and less stressful?

⁠In this workshop, we will discuss:

⁠- Documents to prepare in advance of drafting grant proposals

⁠- Systems to save time and create greater efficiency for the grant writing process

⁠- Overview of project management and grants software

⁠- Templates to get you started tracking and managing the grant application process

⁠Alexandra ("Alex") Cohen works with nonprofits, social enterprises and startups to design and implement programs that expand their global impact. With more than 15 years of experience as a litigation attorney, Alex uses her strong writing and advocacy skills  as a nonprofit consultant.  She designs strategy and communicates complex ideas to a varied audience, and particularly enjoys supporting nonprofits build their capacity and create strong grant proposals that translate into funding and increased impact.

Members: Free | Non Members: $29