Our workshops are all offered on a sliding scale, based on the budget of your organization.  We are committed to providing workshops and consulting to youth-led and intergenerational groups with limited funds, so if these costs would prevent you from attending, please contact us to discuss a scholarship!

Please note that these fees cover attendance at a workshop PLUS 2 hours of follow-up consulting support for your organization.

If your group’s budget is…. Cost for 1 person Cost for 2 people Cost for 3 people
Under $50,000 $20 $25 $37.50
Under $100,000 $30 $40 $60
Under $150,000 $40 $50 $75
Over $150,000 $50 $75 $115

FUNDRAISING & GRANTWRITING WORKSHOP:

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 5:30 – 8 pm (Trainers: Melissa Spatz & Alex Poeter)

How do you decide if you should be seeking foundation funding?  How do you know if a foundation might be a good potential fit for funding?  What are the stages to obtain a grant, and what are the different elements of a grant proposal?  This workshop will answer those questions, and help you think through your organization’s possible avenues to obtain funding.  Organizations that attend will receive 2 hours of individualized follow-up support, to help you determine if it is appropriate to seek foundation funding, and if so, to develop and hone your grant proposal.

BUDGETING & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP:

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 5:30 – 8 pm: (Trainer: Imi Rashid)

Have your organization’s finances often confused you and left you feeling like you need help?  If so, this workshop is for you.  We will discuss some of the basic needs around organizational finances including one of the most important tools that everyone should be familiar with – a budget.  We will also discuss, in simple and understandable terms, various issues that small organizations face when trying to set up or maintain their finances, including finding an easy to use way to track income and expenses as well as having a solid understanding of the business needs of your organization including filing deadlines as well as tools to help you make sound decisions that are sustainable for your organization.

 
EVALUATION WORKSHOP

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 5:30 – 8:30 pm (Trainer: Keisha Farmer-Smith)

Participatory evaluation can be a valuable approach used to engage program participants, staff and organizational stakeholders about program goals, outcomes and potential directions for the future.  It is based on an asset-based, proactive model that respects the experiences and opinions of everyone involved with the program or activity.  During this workshop, participatory evaluation will be introduced and explored via power point, a case example, a small group brainstorm and interactive dialogue.  Participants will learn about participatory evaluation as an asset based theory and practice.  The presenter will identify key components (potential strengths and issues) of this evaluative strategy and explore why this approach has been used successfully in some non-profit communities.  This training is designed for staff of nonprofits who want to strengthen their skills in understanding the role and purpose of participatory evaluation.  Attendees will have a chance to identify obstacles to the evaluation process, and brainstorm ways to create an evaluation culture inside their organization.  The presenter will also share basic information about methodology, data collection tools, and analysis.  In order to keep the training interactive, participants will learn in a small group setting.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THIS WORKSHOP!!!  To register, please fill out this form

GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING WORKSHOP

Thursday, March 15, 2012, 5:30 – 8 pm (Trainer: Mariame Kaba)

You have just started a new project or you are thinking of an idea… You need to raise some money. What are the most important things you need to know? What should you do first? How can you feel more confident about asking for money? This workshop session will focus on the steps you need to take to start raising money from individuals in your community.


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