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Upcoming Workshops

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Crafting and Executing Impactful Nonprofit Events

9:00 - 12:00 pm
Cal Lutheran - Oxnard Center

Fundraising events are a permanent part of the fundraising landscape. Yet, many nonprofits often feel that producing these events takes too much time and resources from their staff and budget. In this workshop, veteran event producer and engagement strategist, A.J. Steinberg, CFRE, will explore the deconstruct how to deliver profitable and impactful events that lead to sustained stewardship and connection.

Let’s Get Unstuck: Sorting out your evaluation efforts

9:00 - 12:00 pm
CLU Oxnard Campus

In this interactive training, you will gain practical knowledge and the confidence to strengthen your organization’s data collection and evaluation activities. We’ll look at the evaluation process including figuring out what you need to evaluate, deciding on the right tools, and effectively using the information these tools provide. We’ll also talk about the central role of people and power in evaluation – there’s no one right way to do it. As we learn, we’ll use real-world scenarios to work through common challenges and create solutions together.

Leading with Strategy, Confidence, and Collaboration: Skills for Today's Nonprofit Leaders

9:00 - 11:00 am
Virtual Workshop via Zoom

Leaders can make or break an organization. We need leaders with agility, tenacity, and an open heart and mind. Join us to learn top skills and approaches for successfully leading nonprofits and teams today. Through interactive discussions, we'll help you move from management to strategy for lasting impact. Explore new frameworks you can immediately apply to better motivate your team to meet shared goals. You'll walk away with a better sense of your leadership style as well as what works best for your team. Finally, gain a better understanding of building meaningful and strategic relationships vital to being a more impactful and influential leader.

Intermediate Proposal Writing - Three Module Series

Cal Lutheran - Oxnard Center

This hands-on, three module workshop is perfect for expanding your grant writing skills and dives into the art of proposal writing by exploring the planning phases and each component of a winning proposal.

Collaborative Leadership & Culture Development

9:00 - 12:00 pm
Cal Lutheran - Oxnard Center

Numerous studies have shown that collaborative leadership leads to higher engagement, better results, and overall higher satisfaction among team members. In today’s ever-changing workplace environment, collaborative leadership has become increasingly important for any organization looking to innovative, connect with their audience, and thrive. In this interactive workshop, we will explore the key principles of collaborative leadership and how to develop an inclusive organizational culture that empowers every member of your team.

Building for an Inclusive Nonprofit Board

12:00 - 3:00 pm
Calabasas Campus -- Pepperdine University

Most nonprofit Boards implicitly understand the value of a vibrant, inclusive Board in ensuring delivery of their mission and connection / responsiveness to the community. Despite this, many Boards continue to struggle with the change management necessary for embedding processes and a culture that promote greater diversity, equity and inclusion. This workshop will examine how to define diversity and inclusion in manner appropriate for nonprofit organizations, how to modify Board recruitment practices to foster better DEI governance, and finally how to leverage the learnings from an actual case example that explores establishing, taking action and managing for effective inclusion throughout your organization.

Impact Evaluation: How to design and implement useful surveys

9:00 - 12:00 pm
Virtual Workshop via Zoom

Data gathered during an effective survey provides a unique opportunity for nonprofits to obtain detailed insights on their programs and audiences. Collecting information through surveys helps you better understand the needs of the people you’d like to reach, improve the reach and impact of your programs, and uncover new ways in which your efforts can make a difference for the people you serve. But, when poorly designed and executed, surveys can generate misleading and biased results conclusions. In this interactive workshop, we will explore how to make decisions about survey logistics, write survey questions, analyze your data, and use it to guide decision-making and share successes.

You Got the Grant! Now What?

9:30 - 12:00 pm
Cal Lutheran Oxnard Center

Developing a genuine relationship between grantors and grantees is an essential aspect of grant-making. It enables the accomplishment of shared goals, allowing your organization’s ambitions to be transformed into concrete results that benefit a community. This workshop is designed to help nonprofits and social service organization successfully navigate life after receiving a grant. Through real-world examples, case studies and direct feedback from the funder community, we will explore best practices for understanding and stewarding grant relationships. And, we will give you practical guidance on how to manage and report on your grants, so you are set up to get the next ones!

Building an Impactful Major Gifts Program for Your Organization

9:00 - 12:00 pm
CLU - Oxnard Satellite Campus

Major gift fundraising has the power to elevate your organization. And yet, with everything on your plate - it’s hard to know where to start. Join us in this workshop to build a major gifts “recipe” that works for you and your team.

Giving USA 2024: A Virtual Lunch & Learn

12:00 - 1:30 pm
Virtual Workshop via Zoom

Join the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at California Lutheran University as we host a virtual forum with Cassie Carter, Vice President, Fundraising at Campbell & Company. She will share insights from the 2024 Giving USA Annual Report on Philanthropy in America. Learn about emerging philanthropic trends and their implications for fundraising strategies and approaches with your nonprofit organization.