2020 Non-Profit Workshops at Volunteer Center McHenry County


May 13, 2020, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Executive Director Bootcamp (Webinar-based instruction)

Presented by the acting director for Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies and associate professor, Alicia Schatteman, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University (View all presenter biographies).

This workshop will cover the basics of running a nonprofit organization from mission to roles of the executive director, board, staff and volunteers, to best practices in nonprofit strategic leadership and management. In this interactive session, the presenter will lead you in an exploration of "best practices" and case studies in the nonprofit executive director's role and expectations of performance by key stakeholders. Whether you have been promoted internally to the top staff position or you are switching sectors to manage your first nonprofit, this is the workshop for you. For practiced professionals, this workshop is a great way to refresh and update your skills in compliance with current best practices.

June 30, 2020, 9 a.m.-noon
Building Stronger Grant Applications (Webinar-based instruction)

Presented by Bob Marovich, Independent Grant Writer/Consultant (View all presenter biographies).

This workshop will take an in-depth look at how to make the components of your grant application stronger and more compelling. You'll examine the fundamental rules of the grant-seeking process: following directions, establishing measurable goals and outcomes, how to meet those outcomes for the benefit of your nonprofit and the funder, and other requirements grantors typically want upon acceptance of their grant.

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