Upcoming Workshops

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A Tailored Development Plan that is Right for You - Two Module Series

Cal Lutheran - Oxnard Center

In this two-workshop session, you'll create or refine your plan to maximize the dollars you raise and even out the peaks and valleys of your income. You'll leave the workshop with an 18-month calendar that incorporates the right mix of fundraising methods.

Nonprofit Leadership Council - January

11:30 - 2:30 pm
VCCF Nonprofit Center

Join us for the first Nonprofit Leadership Council of 2020 co-convened with the Ventura County Community Foundation. This session will focus on the extensive studies commissioned by VCCF on the donor landscape in Ventura County, including rich data on wealth trends, donor preferences and how nonprofits can be prepared and positioned for the largest generational transfer of wealth in our nation's history.

How to Get M.O.R.E from your Asks (Six-Part Series)

Cal Lutheran - Oxnard Center

This roll-up-your-sleeves workshop will show you how to make your LOIs, proposal, direct requests, messaging, presentations and pitches more FUNDABLE and more COMPETITIVE using tricks from a lot of trades: screenwriting, digital arts, journalism, marketing, amusement parks, speaking engagements and advertising.

Fiduciary Responsibilities for Board Members

10:00 - 12:00 pm
Cal Lutheran - Oxnard Center

In this two-hour workshop with nonprofit legal expert, Casey Summar, attendees will explore what every board member should know - the fundamentals of board service.

Setting Expectations, Accountability & Learning: SEAL the Deal With Your Teams

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

What happens when a member of the team doesn’t seem to understand or deliver what you expect from them? How do you feel when it’s time to write and deliver a performance evaluation? In this workshop, you will practice learning and dialogue techniques to achieve a greater sense of confidence and understanding.

Planning to Plan: Strategic Planning Preparation

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

The phrase “strategic planning” can spark fear and frustration with executive directors and boards of directors. This workshop will explore the important steps in the strategic planning process and how to adapt them based on organizational needs.

How to Ask for Money

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

Asking for money can be uncomfortable and awkward - but it doesn't have to be! This workshop led by Kathy Wertheim will prepare board members, development professionals, volunteers and staff to ask for donations, by demystifying the process and exploring best practices.

Financial Oversight & Accountability for Nonprofit Board Members

9:00 - 12:00 pm
Cal Lutheran – Thousand Oaks

Learn the basics of nonprofit accounting, reading financial statements, the importance of audits, administrative structures and avoiding personal liability.

Nonprofit Accounting Bootcamp - Four Part Series

Cal Lutheran - Thousand Oaks

This four module seminar series will introduce participants to basic accounting concepts relevant to nonprofit organizations. Attendees will be exposed to foundational accounting principles and their practical applications. This will include understanding cash vs. accrual basis, the matching principle, fund accounting, functional allocations, and how to read and prepare financial statements.