One of our favorite activities as a consulting firm is to facilitate workshops in order to build capacity. We believe that consulting is teaching, and that teaching is learning.
Every time we gather with nonprofit and business leaders, we grow in our knowledge and see our colleagues grow in theirs. At a session earlier this summer, a development director said that our “Planning and Budgeting for Fundraising Success” seminar changed her life. That’s a compliment that we take to heart.
In August, we will facilitate these sessions:
- August 8: Nonprofit Leadership Training sponsored by The Community Foundation of Shelby County, The Shelby County United Way, and Edison State Community College at the Amos Memorial Library. We will present two sessions at their annual conference: “Planning and Budgeting for Fundraising Success” and “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Letter Writing.” Both sessions are free for nonprofits. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- August 16: Central Ohio AFP Chapter monthly luncheon series, held this month on a Friday at Easton Commons. The theme is “Letters, Letters, Letters.” While in real estate the saying goes, “location, location, location,” in fundraising the written word is key. We will explore three types of letters — solicitation, acknowledgement, and stewardship — and how different letters need different tones and messages. Participants are encouraged to bring letters and to use the conversation as a working session to build on what works and improve what doesn’t. Register here.
- August 21: Women in Business program of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, held at La Scala. This luncheon will feature a conversation about joining a nonprofit board — how a professional woman can best identify an opportunity that aligns her interests, her company’s goals, and the community’s need through nonprofit board service. When you align your passion with a mission-driven organization, the impact can be profound. Register here.
If you can’t join us at one of these events, we hope to see you at The Big Table on August 28. Mollard Consulting will host a session at 9 am at Thurber Center. Let us know if you’d like to join the conversation by emailing email@example.com. Visit The Columbus Foundation’s website for more information about The Big Table.
Article by: Kerri Laubenthal Mollard, Founder & CEO