Session Information

Sessions take place at the William A. Grant Water & Environmental Center at Walla Walla Community College and in Room 2083, unless otherwise announced.  The Water Center is Building R on the WWCC Campus Map.

Any presentation and handout materials can be found here.

Let’s FACE IT!: A Conversation & Workshop on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Wednesday, March 7th from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Thursday, March 8th from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Viviana Aguilar and Mike Beebe of F.A.C.E. (Facilitating Awareness & Change for Equity) Consulting Collaborative

Join us for an interactive and experiential workshop on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

In this workshop we will grow our self-awareness to become more effective at building community across differences, create shared language and definitions, and aspire to be more effective ALLIES with tips, tools and strategies to be better advocates across differences.

Our Walla Walla: Who’s Driving This Thing?

Tuesday, March 20th from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
David Brauhn from the City of Walla Walla and Lydia Caudill of Sherwood Trust

You and your family live, work, and play in Walla Walla, but do you know how it “works”?  Learn how our city functions and how to make it work for you. This evening workshop removes the mystery of City government.

What you Need to Know about Board Governance and Building a Stronger Board

Wednesday, May 9th from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jim Shapiro of Better Fundraising Co.

Are you new to being a board member or just never got a good overview of what it means to serve on a board? Are you a seasoned board member who needs to help your newer board colleagues understand their role? Participants will learn how to run a thoughtful board recruitment and governance process that will yield results. In addition, we’ll touch on engagement and retention strategies to make sure you are able to keep and benefit from the talented people serving on your board. Lastly, we will spend time discussing the working relationship between the board and the executive director.

Six Superpowers of Small Shop Fundraisers

Tuesday, October 16th from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Sarah Brooks of the Methow Conservancy

Do you find yourself constantly juggling your fundraising responsibilities with 64 other tasks for your mission? Raising money in a small nonprofit can feel overwhelming sometimes, but the truth is you have 6 superpowers that fundraisers in bigger organizations would LOVE to have! You just need to recognize and unleash them — even when it means you break some commonly held fundraising “rules.” Uncover your superpowers and learn how to avoid the small shop fundraisers’ kryptonite.

SPiN: Strategic Planning In Nonprofits

Wednesday, November 14th from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Virginia Lang of Lang Consulting

When you start out on a trip, you know your destination. You have maps and routes picked out and a trip itinerary. Do you know where your nonprofit is going? Do you know if you have enough fuel to get there? Will you know when you have arrived? Strategic planning is all about aligning your people, partnerships, and resources around a plan to achieve your mission while ensuring the health and sustainability of your organization. Strategic Planning in Nonprofits (SPiN), created by Washington Nonprofits, was designed to make strategic planning accessible and manageable for you, your board, and your staff.

If there is a specific type of training that you are most interested in and would like to see be brought to our area, please contact Lydia Caudill at [email protected].