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EVANSTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PRESENTS TWO NEW WORKSHOPS FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS “Tools that Work” Workshops are Jan. 29 & April 30 at the Evanston Public Library

Melissa Berliner
Melissa Berliner

The Evanston Community Foundation offers two final workshops in its 2013/2014 workshop series for nonprofit leaders on Jan. 29 and April 30, 2014. Both workshops take place at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, in the first floor Community Meeting Room.  Online registration is now open at www.evanstonforever.org. For more information visit www.evanstonforever.org or call 847-492-0990.

Nonprofit organizations need practical tools to grow their capacity, and the Evanston Community Foundation has designed low cost workshops on the theme “Tools that Work” to address strengthening core business practices, conveying mission to donors, and integrating mission impact and financial viability.

The remaining two workshops in the series are:

“Tools for Connecting Donors with Your Mission,” is offered on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Facilitators Melissa Berliner and Andrew Brommel of Campbell & Company bring their combined expertise in major gift fundraising and philanthropic messaging. They will offer tools to help organizations define a case for support, develop strong donor messaging, and convey messages effectively in donor conversations.

The series’ final workshop provides “Tools for Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability,” Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Based on the best-selling book by the Principal of Spectrum Nonprofit Services, Steven Zimmerman, Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability, this workshop offers a new perspective on integrating mission impact and financial viability. Steve Strang, a Consultant with Spectrum Nonprofit Services, will present participants with a simple yet powerful tool for analyzing and strengthening their business models, and how to integrate this tool into the ongoing practice of their organization.

The registration fee is $35 for each workshop.  The morning workshop includes a continental breakfast and the evening workshop includes a light supper. Both workshops take place at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, first floor Community Room. 

Online registration is now open at www.evanstonforever.org. For more information on Evanston Community Foundation’s workshops for nonprofit leaders, visit www.evanstonforever.org or call 847-492-0990.

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