Mar
29
Wed
RESCHEDULED Webinar: Building A Great Vermont Gives Campaign @ Webinar
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar is designed for nonprofit leaders and development staff looking to build an effective Vermont Gives campaign. We’ll look at examples from Vermont Gives campaigns that showcased inspiring stories of impact. We’ll discuss strategies on developing relevant messages supported by data and review best practices for sharing your stories to maximize impact for Vermont Gives.

We’ll conclude with a quick overview of the different types of campaigns that an organization can launch on the Vermont Gives platform, why they would want to launch one, and show the basics around setup.

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Apr
12
Wed
Creative Tips for Successfully Attracting and Retaining Top-Notch Fundraising Professionals @ Holton Hall - 4th Floor Conference Room Austine Drive
Apr 12 all-day

The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northern New England and the Marlboro College Center for New Leadership are proud to present a breakfast workshop networking event.

Hiring good development professionals who can do great work for your organization is not rocket science, but there are a few tips that can help you improve your odds of getting and keeping the right person.  People who know how to raise money are in high demand and organizations, particularly in more rural areas, struggle to find qualified development staff.  This seminar will explore how non-profits can better attract, hire, manage and retain high-performing employees, look in unexpected places for talent, set realistic goals, ensure that board and other staff members know what is expected of them when raising money and establish a work environment that supports development professionals, especially younger staff members.

THE FACILITATOR

Maryann LaCroix Lindberg, CFRE is President and founder of Philanthropy Resource Group, a non-profit consulting firm that provides support to non-profit organizations throughout New England.  She brings to the non-profit world more than 35 years of experience in fundraising, non-profit and board management and consulting, marketing and public relations, financial investment and community relations.  Most recently VP for Advancement at Keene State College, she has worked at institutions that range from small non-profits to large institutions such as Penn State and the University at Buffalo and has raised more than $100 Million over the course of her career.

Having received a B. A. from Bucknell University and an M. B. A. from Penn State University, Maryann is also a Leadership NH alumna from the Class of 2011.  She is past board chair of the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce, is Board Vice President of the Planned Giving Council of NH & VT, a 30-plus year member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and is very involved with regional arts organizations.  She and her husband reside in Swanzey, NH, and have two grown children and two big dogs.  On the rare occasions when she is not working or volunteering with non-profits, Maryann loves to grow flowers and swim off the coast of Maine.

Apr
22
Sat
CNL 2017 Board Leadership Institute @ Hannah Grimes Center
Apr 22 all-day

The Center for New Leadership is thrilled to announce that the third annual Board Leadership Institute and Get On Board Fellows program will be offered in collaboration with the Hannah Grimes Center in Keene, NH this Spring.

An effective board is critical to the success of any nonprofit. By popular demand, Marlboro is offering its third Board Leadership Institute in the spring of 2017.

The Board Leadership Institute is a collection of workshops that, taken together, introduce board members to the most important knowledge and skills for successful board service. We frequently hear from boards who want help transforming their organizational culture, or that need assistance being effective leaders and champions for the nonprofits they serve. The 2017 series begins on April 22nd. There are two full day workshop on Saturday April 22 and May 13 and five Thursday evening workshops that meet from 6:30-8:30.

For greatest impact on a board as a whole, we highly recommend that a board sign up for the full series as a board team and have steeply discounted this option to make it as affordable as possible. There are also ticket options for individual sitting board members who wish to complete the whole series, and for those who want to attend only a subset of the workshops. If you have questions about which ticket is most appropriate for you or your organization, please contact Kim Lier (klier@gradschool.marlboro.edu). Kim can also arrange for invoice or check payment, if necessary.

The Get On Board Fellows Program gives young people, ages 22-44, the opportunity to build leadership skills and their personal and professional network while preparing to serve their community. Fellows attend the Board Leadership Institute workshops along with board member participants. They also attend Fellow-only orientation and personal leadership development sessions. All of this is available to Fellows for $100-200, sliding scale, which is less than half the full cost. Through these events, Fellows will build relationships with each other, and with members of local nonprofit boards.

 


Ticket Type Overview:

This year we are happy to be offering an Early Bird discount of $100 for Thru Passes for teams and individuals who register by March 13, 2017!!

Early Bird Board Team Thru Pass – $700: Two seats for all workshops Attendance can be rotated among board members and the ED. Strongly encouraged for best organizational impact. Must register by March 13, 2017.

Board Team Thru Pass – $800:  If registered after March 13 deadline.

Early Bird Individual Thru Pass  – $400: One seat for all workshops.  Must register by March 13, 2017.

Individual Thru Pass – $500:  If registered after March 13 deadline.

A La Carte – Space available basis only: $40 for evening sessions; $200 for full-day sessions Register for one or more workshops as an individual.


Workshop Dates:

April 22 (SAT)   Board Roles and Responsibilities with David Grant 9:00-3:00

April 27 (TH) Fiscal Literacy for Board Members with Kate McGowan 6:30-8:30

May 4 (TH) Impassioned Engagement: What’s your story with Joe Heslin 6:30-8:30

May 11 (TH) Managing Board Conflict with Greg Hessel 6:30-8:30

May 13 (SAT) Fundraising/Friendraising with Andy Robinson 9:00-3:00

May 18 (TH) Board Toolbox: Do you have the tools you need with Claire Wheeler 6:30-8:30

May 25 (TH) Bringing It All Together with Kate Jellema & Kim Lier 6:30-8:30 (Not available a la Carte)