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nonprofit trainings

The Massachusetts Community Foundations Partnership – a coalition of 13 Community Foundations, Philanthropy Massachusetts and Massachusetts Nonprofit Network – presents a series of free nonprofit training programs and technical assistance for nonprofits across the state.

The topics of these programs were identified as key to meeting the challenges organizations are facing during the pandemic through a recent survey of over 1,000 nonprofits. As a member of this partnership, ECCF encourages Essex County nonprofits to participate in these virtual Zoom sessions. 

bringing the outside in: engaging communities in priority setting and planning

presented by Sandi McKinley, SectorWind
Tuesday, January 12 | 10:30am – 12:30pm

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Nonprofits exist to respond to a community’s need but frequently an organization’s priorities are determined by legacy (“We’ve always done it that way!”) or presumption (“It’s what people like!”) As community priorities are changing and the sector is embracing more equitable, accessible, and just practices it is essential that organizations take time to engage with their community to best understand its value and needs.

This webinar will build on the topics introduced in webinar 1 and will share techniques to capture community input and include community members in decision making so that Leaders and Boards can engage in setting strategy and plans that are informed by the needs and values of their community.

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fundamentals of nonprofit finance/financial bootcamp

presented  by Sandi McKinley, SectorWind
Tuesday, January 26 | 10:30am – 12:00pm

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Open to all who work in a nonprofit or serve on a nonprofit board, this webinar will go over the fundamentals of nonprofit finance using audits/ accounting reviews, the annual budget and (optional) their Candid profile. The goal is for leaders and board members to gain clarity of financial constructs and terms while uncovering a more in-depth and shared understanding of the financial health of their nonprofit.

 

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organizational change to achieve equity

presented by Beth Chandler and Kathryn Henderson, YW Boston
Wednesday, January 27 | 11am – 12:30pm

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In this workshop, facilitators will guide participants in identifying cultural and organizational change necessary to achieving equity in the workplace. Participants will become familiar with a key tool for organizational change. Interpersonal, institutional, ideological, and internalized dimensions will be explored. Participants will explore micro, meso, and macro level components necessary to achieving organizational change and will apply concepts to a case study.

 

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alternative strategies for fundraising events – designing the event

Thursday, January 28 | 1:30pm – 3pm

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alternative strategies for fundraising events – executing the event

Thursday, February 4 | 1:30pm – 3pm

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building financial health & strategic resilience

presented by Sandi McKinley, SectorWind
Tuesday, February 9 | 10:30am – 12:30pm

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In an age where plans seem to be outdated as soon as the ink is dry, how can leaders and boards plan. This webinar takes leaders and boards through a process of scenario planning and budgeting that allows for flexibility as things change, while not compromising short- and mid-term goals.

 

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how to develop inclusive communications and fundraising strategies

presented by Coralys Negretti and Dominique Calixte, YW Boston
Wednesday, February 17 | 11am – 12:30pm

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In this virtual workshop, participants will better understand the value of centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in communications and fundraising practices. Through the introduction of YW Boston’s messaging philosophy, participants will learn about crafting more inclusive communications and fundraising strategies. Participants will learn about different tactics for assessing organizational communications in order to be more responsive and inclusive of their staff, stakeholders, constituents, funders, and donors.

The workshop will begin with frameworks for planning inclusive internal and external communications, including communicating through a crisis. Then, we’ll discuss how nonprofits can design fundraising strategies that center on inclusivity rather than altruism and charity.

 

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alliances, mergers & strategic restructuring

presented by Sandi McKinley, SectorWind
Tuesday, February 23 | 10:30am – 12pm

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capstone: telling your organization’s story for impact

presented by Sandi McKinley, SectorWind
Tuesday, March 9 | 10:30am – 12pm

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past sessions

view recordings of past sessions.

engaging donors virtually

Part 1 | Tuesday, November 10
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Part 2 | Tuesday, November 17
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making strategy in uncertain times

Thursday, November 12
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how to update your digital fundraising strategy in the age of COVID-19

Thursday, November 19
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how to build, launch, and promote a digital fundraising campaign

Thursday, December 3
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more than money: identifying organizational strengths and needs

Tuesday, December 8
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nonprofits & grants

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Carol Lavoie Schuster

Vice President for Grants, Nonprofit & Donor Services
(978) 777-8876 x133
c.lavoieschuster@eccf.org

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