NSP’s workshops and webinars are designed to deepen your learning and development in key areas of nonprofit management and leadership.

Geared primarily toward executive directors/CEOs and board leaders, the topics covered may include strategic planning, board performance, fund development, financial management, human resources, technology, evaluation, legal issues and more.

Workshops and webinars are free and available to nonprofits that serve the Hartford Foundation’s 29-town region.


Nonprofit Webinars – Fall 2020

Invitations will be sent to executive directors/CEOs and consultants prior to each session. Email bjohnson@hfpg.org  to request workshop registration information, add or update your contact information, or suggest a workshop topic or presenter.

October 22, 2020 - Amplifying Impact: Strategic Alliances in Uncertain Times 

Thursday, October 22, 2020
9:00 to 11:00 AM

(For Executive Directors/CEOs, Staff, Board Members and Consultants)
In light of the continuing global pandemic, nonprofit organizations are struggling to continue to pivot programs and services, maintain client and volunteer engagement, and in some cases, make very difficult decisions about letting go of staff. Our objective for this session is to prepare nonprofit leaders and board members to start asking the harder questions about the future of their organizations: how can we use scenario planning and financial forecasting to better assess our organizational health? What are our options and opportunities for partnering with others in order to amplify our impact?
Presenters: Anne Yurasek, Principal, and Cynthia Rojas, Consultant, Fio Partners

Powerpoint Slides
Handout 1 - Early Warning Core Assessment
Handout 2 - What If Art
Handout 3 - Sample Relational Mapping Effort
Handout 4 - Questions for Board Members to Explore
 

November 6, 2020 - Getting Started on Your DEI Journey: A Primer for Nonprofits 

Friday, November 6, 2020
12:00 to 2:00 PM

(For Executive Directors/CEOs, Senior Staff , Board Members, and Consultants)
This introductory session will provide the opportunity for nonprofit leaders to take intentional steps to begin the process of embedding a strategy focused on diversity, equity and inclusion into the fabric of their organizations. The session will include a high level overview of foundational content on diversity, equity, racism, and bias; help you to identify the case for DEI as an operational capability and imperative; and identify concrete steps necessary to begin the important work of examining your organization and your work through a DEI lens. The presenter will help nonprofit leaders to explore questions including: How do we navigate difficult conversations? Who should be at the table? What are our blind spots? What resources are available to us to support this work?
Presenter: Joelle Murchison, ExecMommyGroup

Handout 1 - 

 

December 4, 2020 - Human Resources Legal Considerations for Nonprofits During COVID-19 

Friday, December 4, 2020
9:30 - 11:00 AM

(For Executive Directors/CEOs, Board Members and Consultants)
Nonprofits are facing a host of employment isues related to COVID-19 that can raise legal considerations. This session will help nonprofit leaders find guidance on issues including:

  • Paid leave
  • Workplace health and safety obligations during COVID-19
  • Screening and restricting employees due to COVID-19
  • Obligations when conducting furloughs and layoffs or reducing work schedules
  • COVID-19 related benefits or accomodations for employees who are "high risk" or are fearful of returning to work
  • Implementing COVID-19-specific policies, plans, or procedures
  • Types of employment related financial assistance available under the CARES Act


Presenter: Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson, Esq., Robinson+Cole

Handout 1 - 

 

October 30, 2020 - Converting In-Person Events to Successful Virtual Experiences 

Friday, October 30, 2020
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

(For Executive Directors/CEOs, Staff, Board Members, and Consultants)
This webinar will provide an overview of how to plan and execute successful virtual events including: setting goals; deciding what works and what doesn't work in a virtual format; determining how you and your audience will participate in the event, and how to select the right platform.
Presenter: Renee Reid
 

Nonprofit Webinar Recordings – 2020

May 11, 2020 - How to Fundraise in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond 

Tuesday, May 11, 2020
Webinar Recording
This practical webinar helps your nonprofit focus on how to adapt current Fundraising Strategies to be optimally effective during COVID-19 crisis.
Presenter: Jeff Brooks
Named "America's top fundraising writer" by communications expert Tom Ahern, Jeff Brooks blogs at the popular Future Fundraising Now

June 1, 2020 - The Webinar on Webinars 

Monday, June 1, 2020
Webinar Recording

This webinar will show you: 1) how to make webinars and online trainings more interesting, 2) how to keep participants engaged from beginning to end, 3) how to create a positive online experience.
Presenter: Andy Goodman, Co-Founder and Director of The Goodman Center
 

June 16, 2020 - Legal Considerations for Re-Opening Nonprofits to Employees and the Public 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Webinar Recording

This webinar discusses the legal challenges that nonprofits may face when re-opening and also reviews six important questions that nonprofits should be asking when it comes to implementing a return to work plan.
Presenter: Matthew Miklave, Partner, Robinson+Cole
 

June 30, 2020 - Tools and Tips for Making the Most of Working From Home 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Webinar Recording

How can we ensure we are makig the most of our work-from-home set up and tools for the longer term? In this webinar we cover 1) Ideal technology set-up scenarios to support productive work-from-home, 2) How o keep your organization's data and technology secure while employees work from home, 3) Best practices for managing remote teams.
Presenter: Lindsay Bealko, Toolkit Consulting

July 16, 2020 - Financial Scenario Planning in a Changing Environment 

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Webinar Recording
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As nonprofit leaders in today's uncertain environment, it is essential to have financial tools and processes in place that will help you evaluate options and make key decisions quickly and effectively. This webinar discusses 1) financial analysis: where are we now? 2) how do we create financial scenarios, from recovery to worst-case? 3) what financial information do we gather and what questions should we ask? 4) what tools can we use to simplify the process?
Presenter: Gina McDonald, CPA, FMA

 
 
 

 

“It was, in fact, the single most useful learning experience I’ve had in 30 years of nonprofit work. I’ll be spending the next year or two implementing everything I got out of this event.”


Consultant Workshops

NSP also convenes consultants who work with nonprofits in the Hartford region. We provide a forum for them to exchange ideas, experiences and expertise with each other, and we deliver workshops that impart useful skills and tools to improve their practices.

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