Saturday, October 1, 2022
Topics > Professional Development

Bldg One Volunteer Community: Recruiting
$55.00 (1 section available)
This three-hour course will educate participants on how to bring everyone together to benefit their nonprofit organization. All six current generations will be discussed - the G.I. Generation, the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers (including Generation Jones) and Generation X, Y, and Z. Participants will learn how to effectively and respectfully manage this mixture of ages, individuals, values and views to make them assets for the organization.

Creating a Volunteer Handbook
$55.00 (1 section available)
This three-hour course is designed to provide participants with the information they need to create and organize a volunteer handbook for their nonprofit. Discussion will focus on the need for this valuable tool that will help agencies retain volunteers, assist them in achieving program goals, enhance their relationships with volunteers and provide significant risk management protection.

Fundamentals of Grant Seeking
$55.00 (1 section available)
This three-hour class provides an introduction to the process, language, proposal formats and writing styles, as well as the customs and courtesies of grant seeking for Nonprofit organizations. How to establish objectives, goals, project timeline and more. Participants will learn the main steps in the grant seeking process. Also taught will be successful ways in approaching foundations, organizations and individuals for funding. The class is held in a computer lab so real-time hands-on learning is established. Previous knowledge of grantwriting is not required, however students will find it more valuable if you have had some grant or Nonprofit experience/training.

Fundraising Basics - Developing the Annual Fund Program
$55.00 (1 section available)
This three-hour class takes a "hands on" approach learning to provide information and ideas on how to apply fundraising basics to create a blueprint for success. As annual giving is considered the essential foundation upon which to build, participants will learn how to develop an effective annual fund program. The underlying planning process, complete with goal setting and the components of a good plan will be explored as well as the basics of gift giving. Student will conduct on-line, real-time, research for collecting available data.

Grantwriting Labs 101 & 102
$55.00 (2 sections available)
In the "Fundamentals of Grant Seeking" class CCAC provides an overview of grantwriting. Students will receive knowledge and tools to begin preparing their own grants. Because many students have not done grantwriting before, they will have questions as they get under way which may cause delays in submitting a grant proposal. These Labs will provide the next step in this process. Day 1-Lab 101: Students will bring (in draft format) actual grant proposals they are working on. The instructor (one of Pittsburgh's sought after professional grant writers) along with the others in class will critique them, assist in editing and provide helpful feedback. Day 2-Lab 102: Students will take home all this information and knowledge from Lab 101, incorporate the feedback and bring back a more polished proposal to the Lab 102. That class will include another round of critique, editing and feedback, which will then enable students to finalize their proposals and get them ready for submission. Fundamentals of Grant Seeking class or previous grant writing experience needed.

Individual Giving Basics-Developing Effective Relationships
$55.00 (2 sections available)
In 2008, Americans made charitable gifts of more than $306 billion to non-profit organizations. Gifts from individuals accounted for 74% of that total, or nearly $230 million. The need has never been greater for organizations to identify new donors and strengthen relationships with existing constituents. In this three-hour class student will focus on the various areas encompassed in individual giving. Student will be given instructions on how to develop a planning process for major gift giving, create a gift-range chart, accurate record keeping files and other important internal processes with a non-profit.

Introduction to Career Opportunities In Grant Writing
$55.00 (1 section available)
This three-hour class will provide information about opportunities, requirements, rewards and a career building plan for professionals who want to use their writing skills to raise funds for nonprofit organizations. Students will discuss the learning curve and importance of quality feedback to the skill attainment process; create a plan for grant training, professional development, and much more.

Preparing Common Grant Proposals
$55.00 (1 section available)
This three-hour class provides an introduction to writing and preparing the Common Grant Application Format proposal utilized by the "Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania". Writing sessions in the computer classroom will take participants through the step-by-step process of drafting a Common Grant proposal. Some points that will be covered in class are learning and following guidelines of the Common Grant Application, adequate budget objectives, effective methods of preparation and submission. The class is held in a computer lab so real-time hands-on learning is established when needed. Some previous grantwriting experience is needed.

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