STARTUP Classes Mission, Vision & Values Sept. 13, 2010 9:00-4:00 $50 Farmington Room, DelDOT Building, 800 Bay Rd., Dover, DE 19901 Every program, plan and policy in your organization will start with your Mission. Your Mission is the reason for everything you do. Your Vision is what your community will look like when you achieve your Mission. Your Values tell people who you are and what is important to you. Your Mission, Vision and Values should be reviewed every few years to see if they are still relevant. Is it time to review yours? Governance I: Board Roles & Responsibilities Oct. 12, 2010 9:00-4:00 $50 Farmington Room, DelDOT Building, 800 Bay Rd., Dover, DE 19901 Are your board members aware of all their legal and ethical responsibilities? Do they know that they are responsible for fundrasing? Are they aware that they not only represent the organization to the public, but they represent the public to the organization? For a refresher or for new board members -- this is the class. Governance II: Board Development Nov. 10, 2010 9:00-4:00 $50 Farmington Room, DelDOT Building, 800 Bay Rd., Dover, DE 19901 A responsible board doesn't just ask anyone to be a board member. It sets up a board development program, creates a board member job description and evaluates itself every year. Learn how to turn a good board into a great board. Financial Management for Treasurer/Bookkeeper Dec. 8, 2010 9:00-12:00 $25 Farmington Room, DelDOT Building, 800 Bay Rd., Dover, DE 19901 This half-day class will go over all the best practices in managing your organization's funds. Learn to do a budget, treasurer's report and comparative analysis. Financial Management for Board Members Dec. 8, 2010 1:00-4:00 $25 Farmington Room, DelDOT Building, 800 Bay Rd., Dover, DE 19901 When your treasurer brings in financial reports to your board meetings are you embarrassed because you don't understand what they all mean? Never fear; come and learn so you will be better able to fulfill your responsibility for prudent use of the organization's funds. Grant Writing Jan. 10, 2011 9:00-12:00 $25 Farmington Room, DelDOT Building, 800 Bay Rd., Dover, DE 19901 Are you new to the fundraising field, just looking for an opportunity to brush up on the basics, or trying to move beyond basics and enhance your grant writing skills? If so, this workshop is for you! Volunteer Management Jan. 10, 2011 1:00-4:00 $25 Farmington Room, DelDOT Building, 800 Bay Rd., Dover, DE 19901 For all-volunteer or mostly volunteer groups- that is, emerging nonprofits with little or no paid staff. You need to begin now to formalize your volunteer program by having someone assume the role of volunteer manager, create written job descriptions, develop a volunteer manual and create a personnel file. Sometimes in all-volunteer groups there is a tendency to overlook these things because everyone is a volunteer. If an organization hopes to attract new volunteers (other than the founders), retain the ones that they have and avoid risk, some formalization has to take place at the very beginning. Strategic Planning Feb. 14, 2011 9:00-4:00 $50 Farmington Room, DelDOT Building, 800 Bay Rd., Dover, DE 19901 Creating a meaningful strategic plan can be crucial to help organizations survive the increasingly intense competition every nonprofit faces for funding, volunteers, and public support. This workshop will provide an overview of strategic planning. You will learn the basic components of a strategic planning process; the critical importance of stakeholder analyses; the role of strategic planning in effective fund raising; and the differences between goals, strategies, and objectives. Program Planning, Budget & Evaluation Mar. 9, 2011 9:00-4:00 $50 Farmington Room, DelDOT Building, 800 Bay Rd., Dover, DE 19901 This course will teach participants how programs are conceived, designed, implemented, and evaluated. Participants will examine the business planning- approach to program development and will develop a framework for their own program design, budget and evaluation. How to Write a Marketing Plan April 11, 2011 9:00-4:00 $50 Farmington Room, DelDOT Building, 800 Bay Rd., Dover, DE 19901 From the step-by-step planning process, to the use of market research techniques, to crafting a powerful brand identity, participants will leave this seminar with a greater understanding of how to connect the artists they present with larger audiences that appreciate the art. The seminar presenter will utilize interactive exercises, case studies from the arts world, and NAMP’s latest consumer research to illustrate the impact better marketing can have on artists and arts organizations. Fundraising May 9, 2011 9:00-4:00 $50 Farmington Room, DelDOT Building, 800 Bay Rd., Dover, DE 19901 This class is designed for staff and volunteers of nonprofits that do not have an extensive fundraising program in place or that have always relied on a single type of funding. We’ll help you to understand what tools your organization should have at its disposal in order to build and sustain a successful new fundraising effort. Explore the types of fundraising programs available to you (e.g., major-gift solicitations, special events, direct mail, grants, etc.) and why one may be more appropriate for your organization than another. Your approach to securing your organization’s funding is serious business. Fundraising requires an investment of money, time, and talent.