NSP’s half-day workshops 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 are free and available only to nonprofits that serve the Hartford Foundation’s 29-town region. You must register to attend.

Nonprofit Workshops – Fall 2019

Invitations will be sent to executive directors/CEOs 5-6 weeks prior to each session. Locations for the sessions vary. Email nsp@hfpg.org to add or update your contact information, or suggest a workshop topic or presenter.

October 3, 2019 - Successful Fundraising Strategies for Today and Tomorrow 

Thursday, October 3, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (note extended time)

(For Executive Directors/CEOs, Development Staff and Board Members)
Given limited resources, how do smaller nonprofits decide where to focus their fundraising time, dollars and energy? This fast paced workshop will explore how you can do more, ensure that the strategies you're pursuing are the right ones, and build a team of people to help maximize your fundraising potential. The workshop will cover long term and short term strategies - from getting started with major and legacy gifts, to raising money quickly while building a pipeline to expand your fundraising team. This session is aimed at nonprofits with budgets under $2 million, and attending in small teams of staff, board and volunteers is highly encouraged. 
Presenter: Kim Klein, Klein and Roth Consulting

Handout 1 - PowerPoint Slides
Handout 2 - The Board and Fundraising
Handout 3 - Donor Cultivation

November 20, 2019 - Cybersecurity 101: Practical Ways to Protect Your Nonprofit 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (note extended time)

(For Executive Directors/CEOs, managers charged with setting policies or protecting client data, IT managers)
Cyber-attacks are increasing in frequency and nonprofit organizations can be a specific target due to their limited resources and lack of policies and training. This workshop is designed for small to medium-sized organizations, and will explore: common habits and practices that make your organization vulnerable to attacks, how much a security breach can cost your nonprofit (in both time and money), how to protect against cyber-attacks, and steps every staff member can take to reduce threats and protect the organization's data. The session will examine how to assess and plan for improvements to protect against attacks, tips and tricks to boost security using existing software like Microsoft Office, how to establish security policies, and the best ways to train your staff about security issues. This workshop will focus on simple, practical solutions, and participants do not need any technical expertise or experience.
Presenter: Linda Widdop, Director of Client Solutions and Education, Tech Impact

Handout 1 - PowerPoint Slides
Handout 2 - DIY Worksheet

December 3, 2019 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 101 for Nonprofit Boards 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
8:30 a.m. to Noon

(For Board Members and Executive Directors/CEOs)
This starter session will introduce board members and executive directors/CEOs to a framework for diversity and equity in the boardroom. The workshop will provide information about the state of nonprofit and board diversity, why it matters, an opportunity to assess your current practices in this area, and an overview of a process for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion on your board and in your governance practices.
Presenters: Jamal Jimerson and Esther Jean-Marie, Minority Inclusion Project

Handout 1 - PowerPoint Slides
Handout 2 - Trusted 10 Worksheet
Handout 3 - Diversity Recruitment Assessment Interventions
Handout 4 - Dialogue Inhibitor Enhancers
Handout 5 - Operationalizing DEI In Your Nonprofit
Handout 6 - Tip Sheet - A Candid Conversation Bd.Governance
Handout 7 - Sample Diversity Inclusion Discussion Agenda
Handout 8 - Board Diversity Action Plan Template


“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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