Nonprofit Workshop Calendar

Upcoming Workshops:

Thursday, March 28, 1:00-2:30 pm
Virtual only, via Zoom, limited to 100 registrants

What does “succession planning” mean in your organization? Nonprofit executives and their boards often react nervously, even negatively, to the idea of leadership succession discussions. And according to BoardSource, 73% of nonprofits don’t have a written succession plan and that statistic seems true in our County as well.

Not having a succession plan creates a huge risk for your organization. At the same time, leadership transitions provide opportunities for growth if your organization has a culture focused on developing the human capital it needs for the future.

Join us for a 90-minute online workshop on succession planning. Participants completing this session will take away several tools and will be equipped to:

  • Assemble an inventory of organizational information critical to smooth operation during a leadership transition.
  • Utilize several other strategies to minimize disruption from unexpected vacancies in key leadership positions.
  • Recommend a board leadership pipeline strategy for their organization.
  • Facilitate board adoption of essential leadership succession policies.

This workshop is intended for executive directors, senior staff, and board members and officers. We will not be recording this session in order to try to provide a safe, vulnerable space to explore this topic.

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Workshop Needs or Ideas?
Have other ideas for workshop topics? Share you ideas or needs with our Director of HR, Adrian Mobley, who is leading this year’s workshops and trainings.


Previous Workshops:

CFSC hosts and offers several workshops throughout the year. Below are examples of previous workshops hosted by CFSC.

Media Relations Workshop

Learn how to create a communications strategy that will connect your organization with your audiences, as well as the basics of building and sustaining media relationships to help you tell your story to donors, stakeholders, and the community.

This workshop will cover:

  • What is a strategic communications plan and why does it matter?
  • The five critical pieces you need to build your own communications plan
  • Working with the media to get your story in front of your stakeholders
  • How to prepare for and survive a media interview


Powerhouse Boards

Powerhouse Boards is a 3-part, online class designed to leave you ready to serve with more joy, confidence, and results. Key Outcomes:

  • A strategy for recruiting diverse, mission-aligned people to your board
  • A clear sense of what the job is (and an excitement to do it!)
  • A deeper understanding of legal responsibilities
  • A recipe for committees and meetings centered on purpose and results
  • Practical ways to involve board members in fundraising

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