2019 NPP WORKSHOP SCHEDULES & INFORMATION

Please visit the Nonprofit Partnership Program webpage for more information about NPP.

REGISTRATION & ATTENDANCE

  • An email will be sent from SCF to confirm your registration for each workshop listed below.
  • Please use a "good" email and mailing address when you complete the registration form.
  • Attendees are requested to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to sign-in.  Workshops begin on time and late arrivals are not guaranteed a seat if the workshop is already full.
  • Only current NPP members may attend the workshop - registering for a workshop does not automatically make you an NPP member. 
  • You (your organization) may join NPP "at the door" by paying the $75 membership fee (no cash). Please call ahead to let us know that you plan to join NPP on the day of the workshop. 
  • NPP members who show up for a workshop that they did not register for in advance, must wait until the registered attendees have signed-in.
Click on this link 2019 NPP Workshop Schedule to download the PDF version of monthly workshop offerings.
 
New for 2019 - SCF is introducing a three-part  'best practices' training series for nonprofit board members.  The topics and content presented are designed to familiarize and equip members with tools and resources needed to help them function at a high level of leadership.  Click on this link 2019 Nonprofit Board Training Series to download the PDF schedule.

WORKSHOP LOCATION

All NPP workshops and trainings will be held on site at SCF, in the 'Buck Training Center' located on the 2nd floor.  Our offices are located at 744 Empire Street, in Fairfield, CA.   SCF  Please call 707-399-3846 if you have questions or need directions.   

Finding Funders & Grantseeking Basics

April 10, 2019 : 1:00pm - 4:00pm

2nd Floor - Buck Training Center, Empire Professional Bldg., Fairfield, CA, 94533

Learn to use Foundation Center Resource 'Foundation Directory Online' to help find funders and grant opportunities. Identify grant proposal components and discuss the application process.  Understand what funders want to see in your proposals and how to make the initial approach.

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Proposal Writing Basics

May 08, 2019 : 1:00pm - 4:00pm

2nd Floor - Buck Training Center, Empire Professional Bldg., Fairfield, CA, 94533

Learn about the grant application process, identify grant proposal components, and create a project outline. Craft a Needs Statement with goals & objectives that are easy to understand and measure.  Determine project funding needs and learn to communicate their importance to potential funders. 

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Building Budgets with MS Excel

May 22, 2019 : 1:00pm - 4:00pm

2nd Floor - Buck Training Center, Empire Professional Bldg., Fairfield, CA, 94533

Using MS Excel, learn the mechanics of building a budget sheet (with formulae) that aligns with your proposal.  Learn how to create a draft budget that clearly communicates the structure and funding needs of your proposed project.

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Social Media II - Constant Contact & Eventbrite

June 12, 2019 : 1:00pm - 4:00pm

2nd Floor - Buck Training Center, Empire Professional Bldg., Fairfield, CA, 94533

Learn how to set up and use two popular social media accounts to increase donor outreach.  Discover ways to inform and engage your viewers, build relationships, and develop donors.

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Nonprofit Finance & Financial Reports

July 10, 2019 : 1:00pm - 4:00pm

2nd Floor - Buck Training Center, Empire Professional Bldg., Fairfield, CA, 94533

What kind of an accounting system best serves your organization?  What are the state and federal reporting requirements and timeline for a nonprofit? Learn about the types and purpose of financial reports that nonprofits should generate on a regular basis. 

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Nonprofit Boards - Governance & Policy (session #1 of 3)

July 24, 2019 : 5:00pm - 7:00pm

2nd Floor - Buck Training Center, Empire Professional Bldg., Fairfield, CA, 94533

The board’s job is governance, the ongoing process of due diligence whereby the board operates as a collective to ensure corporate health and effectiveness of the organization and provide mission-based leadership.  Governance is the process by which the board articulates organization values and mission, sets standards, controls, and policies, and assumes responsibility of legal and ethical matters.

NOTE:  This training session begins at 5:00 p.m.

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H.R. Basics - Performance Management

August 14, 2019 : 1:00pm - 4:00pm

2nd Floor - Buck Training Center, Empire Professional Bldg., Fairfield, CA, 94533

Managing and assessing employee performance is an ongoing organization responsibility.  Learn about California and Federal workplace employment rules and regulations. Explore various strategies, resources, and tools that will help make the evaluation process smooth and transparent.

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Nonprofit Boards - Fiduciary Responsibilities (session #2 of 3)

August 28, 2019 : 5:00pm - 7:00pm

2nd Floor - Buck Training Center, Empire Professional Bldg., Fairfield, CA, 94533

A board ensures financial sustainability through adopting an annual budget, monitoring income and expenses, accepting audit reports, taking an active role in fund development, and overseeing the management of funds and property.  Responsibilities include exercising prudence and sound fiscal practices within the organization, and faithfully reading and understanding the organization’s financial statements.

NOTE:  This training session begins at 5:00 p.m.

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Elements of a Successful Online Giving Campaign

September 11, 2019 : 1:00pm - 4:00pm

2nd Floor - Buck Training Center, Empire Professional Bldg., Fairfield, CA, 94533

National 'Giving Tuesday' is December 3, 2019.  Learn guidelines, tips and best practices to help your nonprofit plan and organize a campaign, advertise and engage donors on this (or any other) special day of giving and report the results.  Learn about plans in place for Give Local Solano 2019.

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Fundraising Rules, Regulations, & Reports

October 09, 2019 : 1:00pm - 4:00pm

2nd Floor - Buck Training Center, Empire Professional Bldg., Fairfield, CA, 94533

Nonprofits must follow rules and timelines when planning for and conducting a fundraising event.  Learn about the state and federal regulations and how to comply. Review and discuss the various required reports and submission guidelines.

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Nonprofit Boards - Donor Development (session #3 of 3)

October 23, 2019 : 5:00pm - 7:00pm

2nd Floor - Buck Training Center, Empire Professional Bldg., Fairfield, CA, 94533

A board ensures that the organization is relevant to the community it serves through processes that monitor the external environment and define vision, direction, and strategy.  Members assist with the development and implementation of development plans and fundraising strategies. Successful boards understand the importance of their leadership role in fund development.  They realize that their role and involvement determines the level of fundraising success, and they embrace the opportunity to make an annual gift to the organization.

NOTE:  This training session begins at 5:00 p.m.

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Give Local Solano - Final Preparations

November 13, 2019 : 1:00pm - 4:00pm

2nd Floor - Buck Training Center, Empire Professional Bldg., Fairfield, CA, 94533

For GLS participating nonprofit organizations.  SCF will review their communications plan, and event-day schedule of activities, and previous lessons learned will be discussed.  This will be the last day to update content for GLS website profiles.

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