Sector Share: Tips for Your Retreat: Do’s & Don’ts

June 19, 2017

WHAT TO DO Use icebreaker activities to help participants relax and get more comfortable with one another in this setting. Choose the activity based upon the culture and style of your organization and your goals for the retreat. Schedule a social event or group exercise before each formal session in the retreat. Get to work. Read More…

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Sector Share: A Retreat to Strengthen Organizational Goals, Communication & Teamwork

June 19, 2017

Organizational retreats are useful occasions to get away from day to day operations to focus on building trust, strengthening staff relationships, and educating people on some aspect of the organization’s mission, strategic goals and operations.  Where to start? What topics might be addressed? How much will it cost? The purpose and content of an organizational Read More…

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Joan’s Top 10 Ingredients For A Home Run Nonprofit Board Or Staff Retreat

June 19, 2017

From National Nonprofit Leader, Joan Garry: It’s all in the planning. Here’s what you need: The retreat must be owned by its participants.A top down approach is a recipe for failure. If YOU want to have a retreat because YOU think that the group should be discussing what YOU want, re-think and re-frame. When a Read More…

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CNL… Did You Know: Professional Development is at our Heart

June 19, 2017

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership provides workshops, info sessions, consulting, facilitation and peer networking events to help build personal and team capacity in our nonprofit community. Our organization provides varied local and inexpensive options for our nonprofit partners to invest in their professional development. Most organizations are familiar with our workshops that provide periodic opportunities Read More…

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Info Session: Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

May 24, 2017

With an ever-growing list of to-do’s, the idea of marketing and promoting your organization can seem overwhelming. Don’t let the busy work get in the way of real results, new customers and clients, and being creative. In this brief and informative 2-hour session, Jesse Locks will cover 5 simple ways to market your organization for the biggest bang for your Read More…

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People Power: Crafting a Dynamic & Compliant Human Resources Structure

April 10, 2017

People power our organizations, and solid structures support them. This session will cover human resources basics: from documentation and record-keeping to management and team building. No matter your organization’s size, you will walk away with essential understanding of how to manage and protect your most important resource: your people (employees, volunteers and board).  Join expert Read More…

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FREE One-day PR Workshop

March 17, 2017

Nonprofits in the Region Invited to Sacramento To mark their 5th anniversary in business, FSB Core Strategies is inviting local nonprofits for a FREE one-day PR workshop. Attendees will learn the latest tips and tricks for building and executing a successful communications plan, presented by some of region’s top experts in media, politics, fundraising, community engagement, and event Read More…

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Sector Share: Planned Giving Resources

March 6, 2017

There is a good amount to think about and talk about leading up to the start of a Planned Giving program and/or process.  Along with the information inside our “Did You Know” column and the learning that will be provided at the CNL March 17th workshop, below are some additional resources around planned giving.  We Read More…

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CNL… Did You Know: Build a Planned Giving Pipeline

March 6, 2017

Since most of us won’t (a) live forever or (b) directly impact achievement of world peace, a legacy gift to further the mission of an organization we care about can leave an impact long after we are gone. What can nonprofit organizations do to position themselves to request and receive legacy gifts? 1)  Make the Read More…

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Expanding the Pie – Planned Giving Strategies You Can Apply Today

February 21, 2017

Planned giving seems to be the unicorn of fundraising- mythical in its benefits and unattainable in its mysticism.  This program will demystify planned giving in four steps- an introduction to planned gifts, tips for talking about money, practical application of planned giving techniques, and effective administration- so that you can leave at the end of Read More…

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