Center for Nonprofit Leadership | 2020: New Year, New Skills!


Upcoming Workshops
You Won’t Want to Miss!

Start the New Year with us. Inspired by needs and priorities expressed by local nonprofit leaders, the upcoming workshops reflect what is most important to your nonprofit practice. Join us!

Media Relations 101
Wednesday, January 15
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Cal Lutheran – Oxnard Center
Facilitated by: Stephanie Dufner, Campaign Advisor, Madeira Public Relations

This workshop encompasses the basics of understanding and generating news media coverage and working with media: understanding media, effectively pitching your organization, news release writing and distribution, writing feature pitches to tell your story in a compelling way, interview preparation and cultivating relationships with media. The program includes specific tips, tactics and strategies to get you started or enhance your existing media efforts.

Non-Members: $35
Individual Members: $25
Organizational Members: No Additional Cost

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A Tailored Development Plan that is Right for You – Two Module Series
Friday, January 17 & 24
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Cal Lutheran – Oxnard Center
Facilitated by: Lynette Dunn & Steve Willmont, Vice Presidents, Netzel Grigsby Associates, Inc.

In this two-workshop session, you’ll create or refine your plan to maximize the dollars you raise and even out the peaks and valleys of your income. You’ll leave the workshop with an 18-month calendar that incorporates the right mix of fundraising methods.

Non-Members: $90
Individual Members: $75
Organizational Members: No Additional Cost

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Nonprofit Leadership Council – January
Tuesday, January 21
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (EXTENDED SESSION)
VCCF Nonprofit Center

Join us for the first Nonprofit Leadership Council of 2020 co-convened with the Ventura County Community Foundation. This session will focus on the extensive studies commissioned by VCCF on the donor landscape in Ventura County, including rich data on wealth trends, donor preferences and how nonprofits can be prepared and positioned for the largest generational transfer of wealth in our nation’s history.

Non-Members: FREE
Individual Members: No Additional Cost
Organizational Members: No Additional Cost

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How to Get M.O.R.E from your Asks (Six-Part Series)
January 31 – March 6 (six consecutive Fridays)
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cal Lutheran – Oxnard Center
Facilitated by: Jon O’Brien, President, Sandy Point Ink

This roll-up-your-sleeves workshop will show you how to make your LOIs, proposal, direct requests, messaging, presentations and pitches more fundable and more competitive using tricks from a lot of trades: screenwriting, digital arts, journalism, marketing, amusement parks, speaking engagements and advertising.

This workshop will provide one on one feedback with the instructor and no outside “homework.” The final Session will provide the opportunity to pitch your message to actual funders!*

*Program officers and grant professionals will be announced in January.  These colleagues will provide constructive feedback only – not a direct funding opportunity/appeal.

Non-Members: $225
Individual Members: $175
Organizational Members: No Additional Cost

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Amgen Foundation Awards $100,000 Challenge Grant to United Way of Ventura County

The Amgen Foundation has presented a $100,000 challenge grant to United Way of Ventura County to launch a landlord engagement pilot program. The goal of the program is to increase housing stock and utilize existing housing vouchers and housing subsidies provided by local jurisdictions and community partners to prevent and end homelessness.

“Landlord outreach, engagement and support is critical for homeless individuals in our county to be able to utilize the housing vouchers they have in hand,” said Eduardo Cetlin, president, Amgen Foundation. “Lack of available units is a serious barrier to housing our homeless, and the Amgen Foundation is proud to support the United Way’s efforts to address this important component of the problem. We are hopeful that this challenge grant will mobilize additional support.” Learn more.

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