Custom Workshops

Elevate will build and customize a workshop that is tailored to your nonprofit’s specific needs. We’ll work with you to plan and execute an interactive and informative training for your staff.

We begin this process by holding a planning meeting to discuss your goals, audience, and logistics. For example, to clarify your goals, we discuss: If this workshop is successful, what will be different as a result? Do you have specific learning objectives? How interactive do you want the workshop to be?

We then tailor the material to your audience by discussing the experience you have in mind, any background knowledge your staff members already have, and their history with workshops. We also cover what has or has not worked well in the past, and gather some basic logistical details before we begin developing content.

Elevate then plans and develops all custom workshop materials, asks for your feedback, and leads your team through the workshop experience. Our goal is for the training to be fun and interactive!

SAMPLE WORKSHOP TOPICS INCLUDE:

 

    • Making an Impact Through Institutional Investments: Key Components of the Grant Cycle
    • Preparing a Persuasive Proposal: Developing Needs Statements, Program Descriptions, and More
    • Alignment, Positioning, and Context: How to Create an Effective Development  Strategy
    • How to Use Empowering, Strengths-Based Language in Your Grant Proposals
    • How to Use Logic Models to Develop Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
    • High Value Prospecting – Setting Your Grant Program Up for Success in Institutional Fundraising
    • What Funders are Looking For in Your Financials: Organizational Budgets, Program Budgets, Project budgets, and Financial Statements
    • How to Cultivate Relationships with Funding Partners

Our Process

In order to build a custom workshop, we will have a planning meeting to discuss your goals, audience, and logistics. For example, to clarify your goals, we discuss: If this workshop is successful, what will be different as a result? Do you have specific learning objectives? How interactive do you want the workshop to be?

To learn about the audience, we discuss the workshop size and experience, the background knowledge they already have on the issue, and their history with workshops, both generally and related to fundraising. We also inquire about what worked well or has not work well with past workshops.

Elevate plans all workshop materials, allows you to review and edit, and then leads your team through a workshop. Our goal is for the workshop to be fun and interactive!

After the workshop is complete, we’ll send out a survey to record feedback.

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