Upcoming Workshops

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Nonprofit Start-up: Are You (and Your Idea) Ready?

10:00 - 11:30 am

Are you ready to start a nonprofit organization? In this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to evaluate your idea, explore sustainability and determine if nonprofit status is right for you.

FROM FINAL DRAFT TO FUNDING: Perfect Your LOI or Small Application with Actual Funders!

FINALLY! The workshop you've been asking (and waiting) for! In this four-part series, you'll have the opportunity to refine your letter of inquiry and work with grant makers to perfect your proposal.

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

8:30 - 4:00 pm

Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. That’s why David Allen created Getting Things Done®. GTD is the work-life management system that has helped countless individuals and organizations bring order to chaos with stress-free productivity.

How to Approach a Foundation

9:00 - 12:00 pm

This interactive session will explore the fundamentals of foundation grant seeking, including how to initiate contact with potential funders, plan calls and meetings and build partnerships with donors.

Legal Issues in the Nonprofit Environment

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Pepperdine University School of Law education director and students will address the needs of participating organizations—covering an array of legal issues from nonprofit corporate formation, legal/fiduciary obligations of the board, tax exemption, to HR/personnel policy compliance and more.

Storytelling: Spotting Your Organization's Best Stories

9:00 - 12:00 pm

Learn how to craft impactful stories that help highlight and personify your organization's mission.

Bringing your Strategic Plan to Life

9:00 - 12:00 pm

Learn how to implement your strategic plan so that it's integrated into each department's annual plan, use it to enhance marketing and fundraising, track project progress, identify when your strategic plan may need to shift, and to communicate your plan with internal and external stakeholders.

Ventura County Nonprofit Leadership Council

11:30 - 1:30 pm

Join us for the March Nonprofit Leadership Council Meeting. Focus Topic to be Announced!

Designing & Delivering Effective Presentations

9:00 - 12:00 pm

Take your presentation to the next level by learning how to speak and present from the heart.

Retain Your Donors: Building on What You Have

9:00 - 1:00 pm

In this workshop, we will explore innovative ways to retain and increase your loyal donor base.

Nonprofit Start-up: Are You (and Your Idea) Ready?

10:00 - 11:30 am

Are you ready to start a nonprofit organization? In this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to evaluate your idea, explore sustainability and determine if nonprofit status is right for you.

You Got the Grant! Now What?

10:00 - 12:00 pm

This class is designed to help you successfully manage life after the grant including how to understand the grant relationship, managing the grant process, tips for engaging the funder and reporting on the grant and preparing for the next one.

Board/ED Roundtable: Executive Director Performance Reviews

8:00 - 10:00 am

As part of our Roundtable discussion series showcasing the talent, expertise and contributions of local board members, this Board/ED Roundtable session will focus on executive director performance reviews.

The Challenge of Change - Interim Executive Leadership

9:00 - 12:00 pm

Whether you are an Executive Director thinking about retirement or a job change or a member of a board whose Executive has announced his/her intention to resign, this session will address specific techniques and approaches for managing transition in ways that enhance organizational capacity.

Board/ED Roundtable: The Critical Role of the Board Chair

8:00 - 10:00 am

As part of our Roundtable discussion series showcasing the talent, expertise and contributions of local board members, this Board/ED Roundtable session will focus on the critical role the board chair leadership.

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