Saturday, April 13, 2024

NAWA hosting nonprofit workshop

| April 3, 2024 1:00 AM

Are you looking to make a difference?

If you are, a daylong workshop on April 13 may be for you. The workshop, aimed at leaders of small, all or mostly volunteer organizations, will teach the basics on how to deliver on their mission.

"Your organization exists to make a difference," Nonprofit Association of Washington  officials said in a press releae. "A group of people got together — maybe including you — and founded a nonprofit corporation to tackle an important issue. That corporation is like a car. It has a shape and size, it needs to be registered, and the people in the car matter. You need fuel to propel it forward."

The workshop, "Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit," speakers will cover the basics of running a nonprofit. Among the information shared be tested tips and tools, including NAWA’s four learning toolkits on boards, finance, law, and planning. Participants will leave with concrete next steps on how to strengthen their organization to better achieve their mission. 

Speaker Gabriel Cruden of Connections Consulting has worked in the nonprofit, economic development, community development, education, and communications sectors. He has served as volunteer, staff member, executive director, grant writer, grant reviewer, and board member. 

Cruden owns and publishes a regional magazine and sits on several boards, including the Leadership Council for the Innovia Foundation. 

 Topics include:

  • The right size for your organization to be sustainable
  • Legal and finance information to compliance and protection
  • Budgeting
  • Program design
  • Volunteer management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant readiness

A light meal will be served. There will be plenty of breaks for networking and connection, and you will have opportunities to ask about specific resources your organization needs.

This workshop is designed for board, volunteers and staff of smaller organizations. Anyone who wants to know nonprofit basics and have concrete actions to move their organizations forward will find something in the day. While a team is not necessary, it is helpful to have at least two people from an organization.

The cost is $30 for NAWA members and $60 for non-members.