Planning a conference, gala, annual meeting, retreat, or reunion does not have to be a nightmare if you do your homework and are organized. This course offers tips on how to lay the groundwork for a major event, while spicing it up with a theme, motif, and attention to detail. How to manage all the details is simplified with time lines, lists of responsibilities, staffing, budgets, marketing, and how to pull it all together for the day of the event.
Mondays, March 4-25
7:00-9:00 p.m., $125
Register after February 20 - $135
Students will learn strategies for the annual fund drive, corporate and foundation giving, special events, capital development, deferred giving, and major gifts, and how these strategies are integrated into a comprehensive fundraising plan. Explore what motivates donors to give to an organization and the skills good development officers need to be successful. Students will understand what determines organizational readiness for fundraising, the essential involvement of board members, and how to develop a case for support. Prospect cultivation and gift stewardship will conclude the course.
Monday and Wednesday, February 25 & 27
6:00-8:30 p.m., $135
Register after February 14 - $145
Volunteers or employees of non-profit agencies, local government, and educational institutions will find this class helpful. Information presented includes research, funding sources, development, and proposal types. This is the prerequisite for taking Grant Writing Workshop.
Mondays & Wednesdays, March 18, 20, 25, & 27
6:00-8:30 p.m., $135
Register after March 7 - $145
Come prepared to write your grant proposal. Participants should have a funding source identified prior to class so all class time and writing are focused on the interests, requirements, and instructions provided by the funding source. An extra class has been added due to students’ requests.
Prerequisite: Grant Proposals Overview course or prior grant writing experience.
Mondays, April 8, 15, 22, and 29, 6-8:30 p.m., $165
Register after March 28 - $175
Creating a not for profit organization can be a daunting process, but this course will help you learn the step by step process. You will be introduced to the forms and applications necessary to start your new organization.
Monday & Wednesday March 4 and 6
6:00-8:30 p.m., $80
Register after February 20 - $90
Need a crash course in the basics of running a Public Relations campaign and the confidence to deliver presentations? Well, this is a course for you! Spend four intense, fast-paced class periods with a seasoned PR professional learning the latest PR practices and public speaking techniques. Learn how to write results-oriented press releases, create effective pitches, build relationships with the media and implement social media techniques. Additionally, participate in class activities specifically designed to sharpen your public speaking skills. Prepare to wow your next crowd!
Mondays, April 1-22
7:00-9:00 p.m. $125
Register after March 21 - $135