Learning Center for Nonprofits


 

June 9th or 10th, 2015

“DO LEAN METHODS MAKE SENSE FOR NONPROFITS?” 

Jim Byrnes, Friends of Children of W.W.

A Certified LEAN Trainer 

 

To Register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com and search June 9th or 10th, 2015 DO LEAN METHODS MAKE SENSE FOR NONPROFITS?

In the 1990’s, LEAN was introduced as a systematic method for the elimination of waste within a manufacturing process.  It focused on making obvious what adds value by reducing everything else.  It takes into account waste created through overburden and waste created through unevenness in work loads.  From the perspective of the client who consumes a product or service, “value” is any action or process that a customer is willing to purchase.

LEAN methodologies were adopted by Toyota and largely responsible for it becoming the world’s largest automaker.  These methods are now being successfully applied to the nonprofit sector and the process of providing services.

Specifically, Jim will focus on communication and work flow, using LEAN methods with the development of cross-functional teams and team building.  He also will address gap analysis in communication with sponsors, donors, volunteers, and employees.

So, please join us at the Learning Center.  It will be a special learning moment!

An initial session from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will be on June 9th and repeated on June 10th.  Both will be held at the Walla Walla Community College’s William A. Grant Water & Environmental Center.

The sessions are designed for both staff and board members.  Executive directors are encouraged to bring board members to learn together as a team!

 

May 21 or 22, 2015 MOBILIZE YOUR BOARD TO RAISE MORE MONEY


ANDY ROBINSON

Author, Trainer, Coach, Fundraiser, Facilitator

“MOBILIZE YOUR BOARD TO RAISE MORE MONEY”

To Register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com  and search May 21, 2015 MOBILIZE YOUR BOARD   or   May 22, 2015 MOBILIZE YOUR BOARD

 

If your board isn’t raising all the money it could – indeed, if your board isn’t raising any money at all – you are not alone!  In this workshop, we will discuss the reasons why and outline strategies to turn things around.  You will leave with several practical and specific ideas for increasing board involvement and effectiveness.  Andy will address:

  • Re-defining fundraising:  It is not just asking for money!
  •           Why people give: The psychology of fundraising.
  •           Building a board fundraising menu.
  •           Helping board members take leadership and hold each other accountable.

For the past 19 years, Andy has provided training and consulting for nonprofits in board development, fundraising, marketing, earned income, planning, leadership development, facilitation, and train-the-trainer programs.  He also has authored six books, and when he is not on the road, he lives in Plainfield, Vermont.

 

An initial session from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will be on May 21st and repeated on May 22nd.  Both will be held at the Walla Walla Community College’s William A. Grant Water & Environmental Center.

 

The sessions are designed for both staff and board members.  Executive directors are encouraged to bring board members to learn together as a team! 




NonProfit Learning Center


The Learning Center for NonProfits, sponsored by Walla Walla Community College and the Sherwood Trust, exists to provide on-going training, resources, and education to current and prospective board members and staff of nonprofits on current and challenging issues as well as to encourage peer networks that foster sharing and collaboration among local members of our nonprofit community.

Additional Information


For Additional Information please contact:

Jock Edwards, The Sherwood Trust

509-529-3362
[email protected]

Sandi Madsen, Walla Walla Community College

509-520-9922
[email protected]

Juli Boyington, Walla Walla Community College

[email protected]