What kind of training do you need? Explore our upcoming events!
Now that warmer temperatures are starting to linger and the lupines are on their way, we are ramping up our educational offerings for members and nonmembers alike! Here’s what we have coming up before the summer solstice:
On Strategic + Operational Planning:
On May 3, Ben Scherz will present “Breaking the Status Quo + Designing Tomorrow’s Nonprofit” in Hallowell. Come learn how to develop a strategic plan in a collaborative process that engages all stakeholders, how to promote understanding of key interests while establishing buy-ins for common goals, and how to evaluate, design, and build business models and means of adaptation to ensure future relevance.
On Governance + Leadership:
On May 17 + 18, we will present our two-part Board Boot Camp series. The session on May 17, “Board Basics – Core Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards,” will be taught by Gary Stern. The session on May 18, “Advanced – Making Your Board Great,” will be taught by Stephanie Cotsirilos. Join us for these essential trainings for both new and experienced board members! (You can sign up for one or both.)
On Public Policy + Advocacy:
On April 27, our Executive Leadership Forum will be held in South Portland. Dr. Lynn Davey, an expert in the art and science of framing public discourse on complex social problems, will speak on the topic of “Talking about Social Change: Are We Sending the Right Messages?” Join us as we think about the causes of, and solutions to, social issues, and how that information can radically shift how we talk about our work and elevate the discussion about our issues.
On Resource + Fund Development:
On June 2, Alyssa Wright will present “Engaging Millennials to Raise Big Money” in Portland. As a participant, you will learn how to get young members of your organization more involved, how to engage millennials over the long term, and how to smartly leverage resources to sustain your mission work. Don’t miss this dynamic workshop!
(Please also see our Partner Events below for more trainings in this area.)
On Staff + Volunteer Management:
On May 25, Suzanne Benoit will present “4 Steps to a More Positive Workplace Culture” in Auburn. Attendees will learn how to lead their teams and set appropriate social standards, how to help their teams communicate more clearly, and how to address workplace negativity at its root. This event will also be followed by a Meet + Greet with MANP’s Executive Director, Jennifer Hutchins. Join us!
MANP regularly partners with nationally-recognized organizations to bring their webinars to our members at a discounted rate. Here are some of our spring partner events:
- Accidental Techie: How to Support Your Nonprofit Without an IT Background (3 sessions from April 27-May 11)
- Nonprofit Finance Fundamentals: Building Resilience for the Long Haul (6 sessions from April 18-May 23)
- Selecting a Donor Management System (5 weeks in May + June)
- Budget Building for Grantwriters (June 14)
We wish you all a happy and warm spring full of high-quality educational trainings!