2014 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.

Please join us for the September 18th and 19th sessions of the
Learning Center for Nonprofits

Kay Sohl of Kay Sohl Consulting, Nikki Geiszler and Susan Thompson
of Banner Bank will present

How to Build Organizational Effectiveness
Enhanced Banking Tools and Technology!

Are you up to speed with today’s electronic tools being made available by commercial banks to streamline management, improve internal controls, and enhance efficiency for nonprofit organizations?

According to a 2013 survey by the Association of Financial Professionals, 60% of businesses were exposed to actual or attempted fraud.  Of those companies, more than 80% said that attempted or actual fraud originated from outside their organization.

On September 18th and 19th, Kay Sohl, Nikki Geiszler (and on the 19th Susan Thompson) will lead informative and valuable sessions on electronic tools that are available to nonprofit organizations that will enhance your organizational effectiveness and also help prevent fraud.

Kay Sohl has provided training and consultation for fiscal directors, executive directors, and boards of over 5,000 nonprofit organizations throughout the country.  Nikki Geiszler is Vice President with Banner Bank with extensive experience in working with organizations to improve and safeguard the efficiency of operations.  Susan Thompson, Banner Bank's Treasury Management Sales will also be available on Sept. 19 to suggest tools your bank can provide to help prevent fraud and errors and potentially reduce the cost of fiscal processing.

Please don’t miss these sessions as they will be well worth your time!  Plus, bring a friend!


Note-September sessions held on Thursday and Friday.

October 21 and 22 - Jan McGowan of Jan McGowan Nonprofit Consulting

Jan will address how best to recruit, manage, and retain volunteers.  She also will focus on how to cultivate volunteers within the context of strengthening their relationship with the mission and core values of the nonprofit organization that they serve.

November 18 and 19 - Jessica Cook of Walla Walla Community College Foundation

Jessica will dedicate both sessions to the art of grant writing.  Each session will present new material rather having the November 19th session repeat material presented in the November 18th session. 

Past Sessions