I work with Non-profits who are working on a program such as animal welfare, youth empowerment, education, community development, hunger, urban agriculture, immigration, the environment—or with a food bank or homeless shelter.
I present the types of workshops listed below. The workshops follow the progression of needs assessment, writing problem and goal statements, project design and project launch; learn more in this example syllabus.
Every organization and project that I work with is different—and this progression gives us tremendous flexibility. Although we use this step-by-step process, the project’s theme is 100% customized by the community need, your area of expertise, and by the project design as it develops.
Other specialized training includes such topics such online fundraising, donor communication, writing and managing content, project evaluations and reporting.
If you work with communities in developing nations then this International NGO Training page will be better for you.
1. Week long Training Workshops presented at your office or within your community.
Your organization will work side-by-side with your beneficiary community members in the true context of developing a non-profit program during this training workshop.
Design and Launch a non-profit program. This hands-on training program has been designed specially for staff of non-profit and donor organizations, university students of organizational management, and people considering a career change into the non-profit world. The course is designed to be used as a vehicle for you to develop a real project, in real time during this training program.
2. Professional Blended Learning Program. Bundle the program above into an 8-week blended program: Designing & Funding Non Profit Projects.
In this blended learning, 8 week training program you will participate in:
A. Participatory Needs Assessments. 2 Weeks. Conduct participatory needs assessments with a community that you hope to work with in preparation for the live workshop—guided through distance learning.
B. A Face-to-Face Workshop. Full Project Design and Development. 5 Days. I will work with your team will as we begin working with your needs assessment to begin the development of a complete, fundable, launchable project.
C. Project Launch: Community Capacity Building: 5 Weeks. Return to your community and launch your project with the continued guidance of your workshop leader.
Face-to-Face. I’ve had the good fortune to have worked in the field with NGO and non-profit organizations in the United States, Mexico, Central America, Africa and Southeast Asia. I’ve also worked with donors in North America, Central America, Europe, and Asia on proposal development and reporting.
Distance Consulting. With the advent of the Internet, email and Skype video calls, I also consult, train, and write content at a distance.
6 Month Mentoring Program. This mentoring program is a combination of training, consultancy, and coaching. I will provide an experienced set of eyes, concrete feedback on your work, help you prioritize and focus what’s going to work best, show you how to research evidence-based best practices, experiment with and test your approaches. I will also show you tricks for working smarter and faster.
What can you do with these programs?
- Develop a brand-new program from scratch in response to a donor request for a proposal
- Help a new staff member launch a new project and get it on track
- Get a current project with challenges back on track
Who are these training programs for? They are perfect for you if you are a:
- Nonprofit staff member wishing to sharpen their nonprofit skills
- Project manager
- Students in a nonprofit program
- Executive Director
- Person looking for charity jobs or nonprofit jobs
- University professor
- Government agency staff member
- Individual considering a career change into the nonprofit world
Please free to contact me if you are interested in learning more about dates and how my training programs can increase your program impact.