2015 Sessions


Sessions take place from 11:30am-1:30pm* at the William A Grant Water & Environmental Center at Walla Walla Community College.  The sessions are duplicated on the second date, so please register for the date most convenient for you.

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


A SPECIAL SHERWOOD TRUST EVENT AT THE LEARNING CENTER

 

ANDY ROBINSON

 

Author, Trainer, Coach, Fundraiser, Facilitator

 

“MOBILIZE YOUR BOARD TO RAISE MORE MONEY”

 

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!

As a bonus, during his stay in Walla Walla, Andy will provide (8) free, 1-hour consulting blocks for local nonprofits to address any topic of their choosing that is presenting a current challenge to them. Registration information will be forthcoming soon.

 

See you at the Learning Center!!

 

One-Hour Consulting Session with Andy Robinson


ONE-HOUR FREE CONSULTING SESSIONS!

AT THE NEW COURTYARD MARRIOT

 

PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY!

 

Andy Robinson will be presenting at The Learning Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21st and on Friday, May 22nd, when the session will be repeated.

 

A noted author and consultant, Andy will address how best to mobilize your board to raise more money.

 

As an added bonus, Andy will be available to provide (8) free, 1-hour consulting blocks for local nonprofits to address any topic of their choosing that is presenting a current challenge to them. These 1-hour sessions will be at in the Board Room of the new Courtyard Marriott in Walla Walla.

 

Please sign up for one of the following time slots on Thursday (May 21st) or Friday (May 22nd):

Session #1 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Session #2 from 9:40 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

 

Session #3 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Session #4 from 3:40 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.

 

To register for your 1-hour consulting block, please e-mail [email protected] The 1st eight applicants will be accepted.

 

2015 Curriculum Description for Sessions offered through November


2015 CURRICULUM DESCRIPTION

 

MAY 21 and 22, 2015    Andy Robinson, noted national consultant, trainer, and author, addresses "Mobilize Your Board to Raise More Money". Andy will explore why boards don't raise money and outline practical strategies to inspire them to become involved and effective.  He also will be available for 1-hour consultations with individual nonprofit organizations.

JUNE 9 AND 10, 2015   Jim Byrnes, executive director of Friends of Children of Walla Walla, is a certified Lean Leader trained in Lean Methodologies.  Although LEAN originally was designed for manufacturing firms, it has been adapted to the nonprofit field by agencies such as Group Health Cooperative and others.  Jim will focus on communication and work flow using LEAN methods along with development of cross-functional teams and team building.

SEPTEMBER 15 and 16, 2015     Susan Newton of Development Strategies Plus will address a topic currently relevant to the local nonprofit community.

OCTOBER 20 and 21, 2015    Jan McGowan of Jan McGowan Nonprofit Consulting will continue the conversation on "culture eating strategy for breakfast" by focusing on how culture impacts strategic planning, fundraising, and delivering programs in order to sustain the organization.  She also will address how it impacts conflict resolution within an organization.

NOVEMBER 17 and 18, 2015    Kay Sohl of Kay Sohl Consulting, Portland, Oregon will address the challenging reality of creating and maintaining a most effective board, including the identification and recruitment of board members who best complement one another as well as represent the optimum mosaic of talents for the organization.  Kay will focus on "why" a board would want truly "different" members and "how" to recruit, engage, and retain them.


2015 Session Dates at the Learning Center at WWCC's Water Center


April 21/22, 2015

May 21/22, 2015

June 9/10, 2015

September 15/16, 2015

October 20/21, 2015

November 17/18, 2015

Please note that the content for each session is repeated on the second date, i.e. these are not 2-day sessions with new material at each session.  Also, any PowerPoint presentation and handout material will be posted on the Learning Center's webpage, i.e.   www.wwcc.edu/learningcenter 

 

 

Past Sessions