SERIES: A Crash Course in Nonprofit Communications

Unleash effective communication! Craft a winning strategy in our series. Learn audience targeting, storytelling, and impact evaluation.Unlock the power of effective communication! Join our upcoming series where you'll learn how to craft a winning communications strategy from the ground up.Week 1 : What is a communications strategy? Why do I need one? Where do I begin?03/21/2024Conducting an internal communications auditThe essential building blocks of a comms strategyWeek 2: Who am I trying to reach and why?03/28/2024Knowing your target audiences is essential to developing contentAnswer 3 critical questions about your audiencesWeek 3: Communicating your organization's story to increase impact04/04/2024The case for storytelling and where all stories beginConsidering the head + heart of your issuesHow to conduct a content brainstorm with your teamPromotion strategies, including social mediaEvaluating impactDon't miss out on this opportunity to supercharge your communication skills. Register now and unleash your organization's full potential!Instructor:Lauren CookFounder + Lead StrategistConnectingourstories.comLauren is a writer, strategist, storyteller, and above all, a believer in the power of connecting. She believes when we connect with individuals, ideas, and the natural world around us, we can change ourselves and strengthen our communities.For nearly 20 years, Lauren has worked at the intersection of public policy, advocacy, storytelling, and […]

$45.00 - $90.00

Funder Focus: Connect with Texas Pride Impact Funds

Funder Focus Series w/ Susannah ErlerFunder FocusGain insights from and interact with Texas Pride Impact Funds (TPIF), a statewide LGBTQ+ community foundation. Robert Salcido, Jr., Program Director, will describe the organization’s work to create equitable opportunities and to provide grant funding that serves and enriches the lives of LGBTQ+ Texans. Sign up to learn more about their work and their next grant cycle. Funder Focus Host:Susannah Erler, Director, Greater Good StrategiesSusannah Erler started in a public radio career (including being Director of a National Public Radio affiliate) which later morphed into her current calling to support nonprofits. She earned her master's degree in Business with an Arts Administration (Nonprofit) specialization, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and is a Mission Capital Certified Interim Executive Director (ED). Susannah grew up in Austin (but ask her about some of the other places she has lived too) and helps nonprofits in her role as Director of Greater Good Strategies.

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Orientation to Nonprofit Austin’s Grant Research Center Tools 03/28/24

Orientation to Nonprofit Austin's Grant Research Center Tools w/Susannah Erler Orientation to Nonprofit Austin's Grant Research Center Tools (Foundation Directory Online and Guidestar Pro). Want to focus on ways the Foundation Directory Online (FDO) database or Guidestar Pro can support your nonprofit work? Nonprofit Austin at ACC is ready to help you leverage Grant Research Center tools to find funding, conduct research and take your 501(c)3 work to the next level. Sign up for this free virtual Orientation to Grant Research Center Tools to learn how to use these tools. After taking this orientation, you will be eligible to sign up to use the tools at the Grant Research Center’s physical space.

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SERIES: Executive Director Fiduciary Excellence

Five-week course empowers executive directors with nonprofit financial best practices to enhance their contributions effectively. Join our comprehensive five-week course tailored for executive directors, equipping them with vital nonprofit financial strategies. Delve into core roles, money management with boards and staff, financial reports, fraud prevention, and more. Includes 1:1 advisory sessions, light weekly homework, and abundant written resources.   Week 1: Core roles and duties - 04/03/2024 Explore essential topics for executive directors and financial staff, covering roles, legal requirements, fraud prevention, liability, and more, ensuring a solid foundation for effective nonprofit management. Week 2: Money and Your Relationship with Board and Staff – getting it right - 04/10/2024 Discover strategies for cultivating strong relationships between executive directors, staff, and boards to ensure effective financial management. Delve into budgeting, reporting, accountability, and fostering engagement for optimal organizational performance. Week 3: Financial Reports - 04/17/2024 Explore the significance of financial reports in nonprofit management during Week 3. Learn why they are essential, who receives them, and how to interpret key documents like balance sheets and profit and loss statements. Discover effective dashboard strategies to engage board members and staff in meaningful financial discussions. Week 4: Fraud prevention, audits; separation of duties […]

$75.00 - $150.00

Funder Focus: The City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Funding Program

Funder Focus Series w/ Susannah ErlerFunder FocusSign up to learn about The City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Funding Programs: Thrive, Elevate and Nexus. These programs support the arts and prioritize equity through a combination of seed funding, broad sector support, and targeted investment. We will be joined by members of the COA Economic Development Department’s Cultural Funding team. Be sure to bring your questions to share during the audience Q & A segment.Funder Focus Host:Susannah Erler, Director, Greater Good StrategiesSusannah Erler started in a public radio career (including being Director of a National Public Radio affiliate) which later morphed into her current calling to support nonprofits. She earned her master's degree in Business with an Arts Administration (Nonprofit) specialization, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and is a Mission Capital Certified Interim Executive Director (ED). Susannah grew up in Austin (but ask her about some of the other places she has lived too) and helps nonprofits in her role as Director of Greater Good Strategies.

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