Workshops

 

AUGUST WORKSHOPS

ANA Workshop #40
SOCIAL MEDIA INSIDER:  TWITTER
DATE: Tuesday, August 4, 2015
TIME:  Check In   9:00am  |  Workshop   9:30am – 11:30am
LOCATION: Franciscan Renewal Center – The Casa
5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ  85253
COST: $39 per person

Don’t know the difference of a tweet or a hashtag?  Then this workshop is a must.  Learn how 140 characters can change the path of your organization.  One of the most used social media platforms for instant communication, Twitter is an amazing tool for nonprofits.  Learn how to schedule, post, retweet and hashtag your way into the microblogging world.  Get real examples of nonprofit posts and learn what content is best. This workshop will cover how to set up an account, build a following and connect your organization to real time discussions that impact your nonprofit.  Join David Romako of Bright Brothers Strategy Group for his insights into this social media platform that everyone is chirping about.

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ANA Workshop #41
MARKETING MATERIAL MUSTS FOR NONPROFITS
DATE: Thursday, August 6, 2015
TIME:  Check In   9:00am  |  Workshop   9:30am – 11:30am
LOCATION: Blue Cross Blue Shield Administration Building 1
8220 N. 23rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ  85021
COST: $39 per person

You have a story to tell, mission to achieve and supporters to cultivate.  Marketing materials are critical in the process of building relationships.  From rack cards to note cards, there are some basic items that become essential in communication.  Learn about digital, print and video tools that need to be in your arsenal.  Get realistic guides on marketing material costs, “creative” production and securing nonprofit discounts.  Learn how to prioritize your marketing tools and build a budget that allows you to have the best tools in your marketing toolbox.  This workshop is taught by Arizona Nonprofit Academy founder, Julia C. Patrick.

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ANA Workshop #42
SHOULD YOU REALLY START A NONPROFIT?
DATE:  Wednesday, August 12, 2015
TIME:  Check In   9:00am  |  Workshop   9:30am – 11:30am
LOCATION: Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050
COST: $39 per person

You see a need that needs to be filled.  In fact, you have more passion than any one for your particular social issue.  However, is passion and commitment enough of a foundation to start your own nonprofit?  Learn from Carolyn Sechler, CPA the realities of forming a registered nonprofit.  Get the details about formation tax structures, legal documentation, rules and regs of operation as well as the dreaded Founder’s Syndrome.  A leader in the world of accounting for nonprofits, Carolyn brings with her 30 years of expertise, a wealth of knowledge, a bit of humor with an insider’s view of how nonprofits really work, survive and thrive.  Get a realistic, outside voice of reason before you quit you day job in service of a nonprofit!

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ANA Workshop #43
HOW TO WRITE A PRESS RELEASE
DATE: Thursday, August 13, 2015
TIME:  Check In   2:00pm  |  Workshop   2:30pm – 4:30pm
LOCATION: Arizona Small Business Association
4600 W. Washington, Suite 340, Phoenix, AZ 85034
COST: $39 per person

Is the press release dead?   No, it has become more powerful than ever.  Learn how to connect with the media to promote your organization.  Develop a standardized process for telling your story.  What is the difference between a media alert, press release, pre-coverage and post-coverage?  Do you have B-roll? Learn how the media determines which story is filed and which story goes straight into the circular file!  Learn how to systemize your press releases for maximum results and impact.  This workshop is designed to assist development, marketing and communications staff in crafting press releases that communicate your mission to the media as well as stakeholders.  Learn how to start your own Leadership List which allows you to communicate with impactors as well.

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ANA Workshop #44
EFFECTIVE MEETING STRATEGIES
DATE: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
TIME:  Check In   9:00am  |  Workshop   9:30am – 11:30am
LOCATION: Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ  85004
COST: $39 per person

Are your nonprofit meetings unproductive, frustrating and exhausting?  Get rid of meetings that go on for hours and hours.  Learn how to structure your meetings for success, achievement and maximum results.  Wendy Farrell, M.S. of Skill Shop Corporate Training will give you the tools to run the perfect meeting.  From board to staff meetings, learn techniques for keeping on track, building accountability and even inspiring your team.  When nonprofit meetings are a drudge, nothing gets done.  Worse, you can turn away vital community partners, volunteers and stakeholders from engaging with your mission.  Get on the agenda of running the best meetings!

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ANA Workshop #45
DESIGNING A MULTI-YEAR GIVING PROGRAM
DATE:  Wednesday, August 19, 2015
TIME:  Check In   9:00am  |  Workshop   9:30am – 11:30am
LOCATION: Heard Museum
2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
COST: $39 per person

Are you tired of chasing checks every year?  Get on board with your own multi-year giving program.  Learn how to build a sustainable approach to raising money on a consistent basis with a broader foundation of support.  Strategies for developing your multi-year program include collateral, setting goals, building meaningful relationships and deeper commitments.  This workshop covers specific methods for structuring giving levels, assigning benefits and managing pledges.  Explore a funding model that can become a strong approach to sustainability so you can achieve your mission.

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ANA Workshop #46
MANAGING THIRD PARTY EVENTS
DATE: Thursday, August 20, 2015
TIME:  Check In   9:00am  |  Workshop   9:30am – 11:30am
LOCATION: Franciscan Renewal Center – The Casa
5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ  85253
COST: $39 per person

How do you get organizations: for profit and nonprofit to support your mission with an event?  From golf tournaments to drives, there are groups who want to organize and produce events with funds benefiting a nonprofit.  Learn how to identify support organizations, determine aligned missions and what role your organization needs to play in order to achieve success.  Get tips from the experts about best practice standards, documentation, tax donation implications and the management of events that ultimately build revenue and cultivate donors.

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ANA Workshop #NBBC2
NONPROFIT BOARD BOOT CAMP
DATE: Saturday, August 22, 2015
TIME: Check In 7:00am | Workshop   7:30am – 11:45am
LOCATION: Blue Cross Blue Shield Administration – Customer Care Building
2444 W Las Palmaritas Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85021
COST:    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – $89 per person until July 31, 2015   
                $119 per person after August 1, 2015

Be the best Board Member you can be! Learn about board governance, get the facts on financial issues and understand the different between fundraising and development. During this fast-paced half day boot camp you will learn about S.O.X. and how to keep yourself protected from making illegal actions. With lots of tools, speakers and exercises, you will leave this workshop better prepared to serve your nonprofit’s mission.
 
Become a NPO Ambassador naturally and develop your network pipeline. Our workshop starts early troopers so get there at 7:00am and enjoy a Continental breakfast with breaks throughout the morning.  The Nonprofit Boot Camp is presented by sponsors: Valley Leadership, Leader Link, Arizona Nonprofit Academy, Eide Bailly and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Get your camo on get ready to serve the nonprofit community.  
Now drop and give us your time!  BOOYAH!

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ANA Workshop #47
SOCIAL MEDIA INSIDER:  PINTEREST
DATE: Tuesday, August 25, 2015
TIME:  Check In   9:00am  |  Workshop  9:30am – 11:30am
LOCATION: Arizona Small Business Association
4600 W. Washington, Suite 340, Phoenix, AZ 85034
COST: $39 per person

Pinterest is one of the most popular social media platforms used today and growing stronger by the day.  Yet how can the nonprofit sector take part of this connectivity?  Learn how your organization can reach more donors and cultivate new prospects with Pinterest.  Get the facts on Pins and Repins, as well as how your images can directly relate to cause marketing.  Pinterest, once the domain of women, is picking up a wide variety of fans daily.  Join David Romako of Bright Brothers Strategy Group for his insights into this social media platform that everyone is talking about.

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ANA Workshop #48
LOOK WHO’S TALKING:  HOW TO BE A SPOKESPERSON
DATE: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
TIME:  Check In   9:00am  |  Workshop   9:30am – 11:30am
LOCATION: Franciscan Renewal Center – The Casa
5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ  85253
COST: $39 per person

For the good and the bad, there needs to be someone at your organization who can be a spokesperson.  In front of the media, at a large social gathering or perhaps at a fundraiser, your spokesperson becomes a force for direct impact.  But how does it work?  Who gets up in front of the cameras and who is the persons talking.  Get ready for your close-up and learn the tricks of the trade.  Understand what words are best to use, how to deal with negativity and navigate through a challenging media interview.   This workshop covers dressing for the camera, how to prepare and the processes that the best spokespeople use to tell their story.

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SEPTEMBER WORKSHOPS

 

ANA Workshop #49
SOCIAL MEDIA INSIDER:  LINKEDIN
DATE:  Wednesday, September 9, 2015
TIME:  Check In   9:00am  |  Workshop   9:30am – 11:30am
LOCATION: Blue Cross Blue Shield Administration Building 1
8220 N. 23rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ  85021
COST: $39 per person

Many know this social media platform as the best way to keep tabs on professional acquaintances.  But did you know more nonprofits are using LinkedIn to communicate with donors, stakeholders and community partners?  Learn how you and your nonprofit and can benefit from using LinkedIn.  Get the details on LinkedIn endorsements and understand how the process works.  Learn the best ways to use this tool to build social networks, market yourself, search for employment opportunities and even find talent for job openings.   David Romako of Bright Brothers Strategy Group shares his expert advice on why you need to use LinkedIn and how to use one of social media’s fastest growing networks.  Unlock the best tools for using LinkedIn to your advantage!

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ANA Workshop #50
WHAT CORPORATE SPONSORS REALLY WANT
DATE: Thursday, September 10, 2015
TIME:  Check In   9:00am  |   Workshop   9:30am – 11:30am
LOCATION: TBD
COST: $39 per person

Understanding what corporate sponsors are looking for is key to developing long term relationships.  Get the inside view to ROI, sponsorship exposure and partnership values.  If you know what sponsors are seeking, then your relationships can be mutually beneficial and long lasting.  What corporate partners are searching for might just surprise you.  Keep your sponsorships relationships strong and committed.  This is one of Arizona Nonprofit Academy’s most popular workshops featuring panelists from major organizations that are critical to funding nonprofits.

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ANA Workshop #51
EMBEZZELMENT:  KEEPING YOUR NPO SAFE
DATE: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
TIME:  Check In   9:00am  |  Workshop   9:30am – 11:30am
LOCATION: Franciscan Renewal Center – The Casa
5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ  85253
COST: $39 per person

Larceny, Fraud, Pilferage, Defalcation, Filching.  Call it what you may, but embezzlement happens to nonprofits.  Protect your organization from the devastating implications of this real issue.  From keeping better records, understanding controls and managing access, learn how to protect your nonprofit.  Carolyn Sechler, CPA and Sandi Turner, CPA will teach how to recognize areas of vulnerability and set up systems that minimize opportunities for theft.  With more than 30 years of working with nonprofits, Sechler and Turner have a tremendous amount of first-hand knowledge when it comes to dealing with this issue.  The duo will also discuss how to navigate through an embezzlement crisis so that your organization can survive theft.  This topic is often discussed in hushed tones, but it is real threat to nonprofits.  Get up to speed on protecting your organization and reduce your chances of becoming a victim of embezzlement.

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ANA Workshop #52
SECRETS BEHIND AN AMAZING AUCTION
DATE: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
TIME:  Check In   9:00am  |  Workshop   9:30am – 11:30am
LOCATION: Franciscan Renewal Center – The Casa
5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ  85253
COST: $39 per person

Most events depend on an auction at some point.  From silent auctions that are run before your main event to live auctions that are central to fundraising, the landscape of auctions is changing.  How critical is it to use a professional auctioneer?  What gets guests to raise their bidder paddles high and raise them often?  Learn how Fund-A-Need and Paddle Calls work.  Learn about the data management of your guests and how important it is to analyze the process of your auction.  Join Robyn Broshears, CEO of Auction & Events Solutions for an in-depth discussion that will have a major impact on the way your organization values the auction process.

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ANA Workshop #54
HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH DONORS
DATE:  Tuesday, September 22, 2015
TIME:  Check In   9:00am  |   Workshop   9:30am – 11:30am
LOCATION: Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050
COST: $39 per person

You have identified your donors and you have been adding them to your database.  But what do you do with the information?  Learn how to keep in touch with your donors, prospects and your own Leadership List.  Get the details on how to be engaging, but not over-bearing.  This workshop discusses email vs snail mail strategies.  Learn how to plan your connectivity, monitor engagement and clarify your communications.  Get specific ideas on how to demonstrate your gratitude and communicate a call to action.  Your story is waiting to be shared and your donors want to know about your success!  However, there is a fine line between over saturation and finding that perfect balance.  Most of all, are you demonstrating your gratitude?  This workshop is taught by Arizona Nonprofit Founder, Julia C. Patrick.

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ANA Workshop #NBBC4
NONPROFIT BOARD BOOT CAMP
DATE: Saturday, September 19, 2015
TIME: Check In 7:00am | Workshop   7:30am – 11:45am
LOCATION: Blue Cross Blue Shield Administration – Customer Care Building
2444 W Las Palmaritas Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85021
COST:    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – $89 per person until August 31, 2015   
              $119 per person after September 1, 2015

Be the best Board Member you can be! Learn about board governance, get the facts on financial issues and understand the different between fundraising and development. During this fast-paced half day boot camp you will learn about S.O.X. and how to keep yourself protected from making illegal actions. With lots of tools, speakers and exercises, you will leave this workshop better prepared to serve your nonprofit’s mission.
 
Become a NPO Ambassador naturally and develop your network pipeline. Our workshop starts early troopers so get there at 7:00am and enjoy a Continental breakfast with breaks throughout the morning.  The Nonprofit Boot Camp is presented by sponsors: Valley Leadership, Leader Link, Arizona Nonprofit Academy, Eide Bailly and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Get your camo on get ready to serve the nonprofit community.  
Now drop and give us your time!  BOOYAH!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!