Serving the Organizational and Infrastructure Capacity Building Needs
of the Nonprofit Community in Lackawanna County

Training Programs

Through generous contributions from the Scranton Area Community Foundation and the Moses Taylor Foundation, the Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence is able to offer a number of free training programs to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations servicing Lackawanna County.

Since some of the training programs have a limited number of seats and since the Center aims to ensure that as many nonprofit organizations in our area can benefit as possible, there may be an application process for particular trainings. Each individual from a nonprofit organization must separately apply for the training programs, so an organization cannot apply for multiple individuals under a single application.

2019 Schedule

Type of Training Name of Training Program Provided by Date Time Location Application/RSVP
Major Gifts Development The Major Gifts Challenge: How to Start and Grow Major Gift Fundraising at Your Nonprofit Amy Eisenstein Monday, March 4, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The SPACE at Olive Application
Communications ALOUD: A Workshop for Live Storytelling (FOR 2019 NEPA MATCH DAY PARTICIPANTS ONLY) The Goodman Center Friday, March 8, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. TBA CLOSED
Board Strategic Board Recruitment and Development BoardSource Friday, April 5, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. TBA Application
Finance Beyond the Fundamentals of Financial Management: What the Numbers Really Say about your Organization The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University Thursday, Wednesday, April 11, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. TBA Application
Grant Essential Grant Skills The Grantsmanship Center Tuesday, May 4, 2019, and Wednesday, May 5, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. TBA Application

 

Training Program Descriptions

The Major Gifts Challenge: How to Start and Grow Major Gift Fundraising at Your Nonprofit
Facilitated by Amy Eisenstein

Facilitated by Amy Eisenstein, The Major Gifts Challenge: How to Start and Grow Major Gift Fundraising at Your Nonprofit workshop will help you determine how much a major gift is for your organization, identify the best prospective donors for your cause, create cultivation plans for your prospects, learn how to ask for major gifts, develop a stewardship plan for properly thanking your donors, and more.

Please note: In the event of inclement weather on March 4, 2019, this event will reschedule for the following day, March 5, 2019.

ALOUD: A Workshop for Live Storytelling (For 2019 NEPA MATCH DAY participants)
Training provided by The Goodman Center

ALOUD is a highly interactive workshop that teaches participants how to be effective storytellers. The curriculum will cover the structure and qualities of effective stories; why beginnings and endings matter most; how to be specific, concrete and visual; and the importance of moments. This is a special workshop for 2019 NEPA Match Day participants.

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