Non-Profit Development


Non-Profits 101
How Did They Get That?
Grant Writing for Smarties
Ideal Vision: Making a Real Difference



Non-Profits 101
Days:(1/2)
Lucy Woodhouse, facilitator

In this half day class we will discuss the different types of non-profit organizations, how they work (and don't work) and what makes a strong organization.  Whether you are a part of a non-profit as a staff member or volunteer, this course will give you loads of best practice information.  You leave the course with ideas to make your non-profit stronger, or how you could be a better board member or volunteer.  Understanding the vast differences of an organization from the ground level, plus a little common sense, will make you an asset to your organization. 

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How Did They Get That?
Days:(1)
Lucy Woodhouse, facilitator

You hear all the time about other non-profit groups, organizations and schools earning money from foundations and corporations, but how do you get your hands on it?  Learn where the funding sources are and how you can access them.  In the morning session we will brainstorm on funding needs and then surf through the web, citing all the different resources.  In the afternoon, we will discuss different types of grants requests and learn how to respond to them.  You will take a way tools and resources to help you answer the question, "How did you get that?"

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Grant Writing for Smarties
Days:(1/2)
Lucy Woodhouse, facilitator

This half day course will take you through a step-by-step process for writing the perfect grant proposal.  We will discuss executive summaries, concept papers, goals and objectives, and conclusions that can be used throughout your organization.  We will show you, as an organization seeking support, what your goal should be as you approach a funder and how best to promote your needs for positive results.  We will look at different types of grants, but primarily we will focus on the perfect proposal and how to put one together.

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Ideal Vision: Making a Real Difference
Days:(1)
John Meindl & Brad Bechtold, Ed.D., facilitator

The difference between good organizations and great ones can be found in the understanding, development, and realization of vision.  Vision has the capability to drive organizational focus and performance to a level of greatness.  At Furman, we can provide your organization with a proven process to help define a real vision, values, and mission that will bring significant insight and value to your stakeholders, customers, board, management, and community.

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