Courses at THEARC

Courses and events taking place at THEARC: 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020

Media Training 101

April 12, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty: Shannon Tucker, Director, and Kelly Stone, Senior Communications Associate, Reingold. Inc.

Course Objective: In this session, presenters will use real-life examples and personal anecdotes to teach the dos and don’ts of working with the media as it relates to media requests, message delivery, talking points, and interview skills.

A well-executed media relations strategy can elevate your organization’s brand, promote your programs and services, and help you achieve your goals. Join us to learn the tips of the trade:
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THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020

Unlocking the Mystery of Donor Retention

April 24, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty: Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE, Principal, Windmill Hill Consulting

Course Objective: Learn how to stop losing more donors than you are keeping and raise more money by retaining and upgrading the ones you have.
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THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020

Good Governance: The Context for Innovative Board Leadership

November 8, 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty: Elizabeth Scott, Ph. D., Brighter Strategies

Course Objective: Learn how to build a strong, well functioning board!
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THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020

How to Deal with Diverse, Difficult and Distressing People

November 2, 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty: Daniel Mushala, Daniel Mushala International Course Objective: Learn how to react tactfully with people in your office to create an efficient workplace. This training gives you techniques for dealing with difficult and challenging people in the workplace. We will discover what bugs you, who you are and why you respond the way you do, how to make new changes stick and where to stand your ground along with when to walk away. Read more »

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THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020

The Major Gifts Game

December 14, 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty: Paul S. Jolly, Jump Start Growth

Course Objective: Learn what advantages and challenges you will face in launching a major gifts initiative -- and have fun doing it.
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THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020

Generating Corporate Sponsorship

October 12, 2017 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Lewis Flax, Flax Associates

Course Objective: Learn six critical factors to increase corporate sponsorship revenue.

Successful nonprofit organizations recognize that they must go beyond the standard prospectus outreach if they are to increase sponsorship income.  The focus of this interactive course is to review proven strategies and tactics to increase corporate sector revenue.
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THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020

Onboarding: Setting Everyone Up for Success

October 24, 2017 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Kimberly Hall, Principal, Hall & Associates Group
 Course Objective: Increase the success of your new hires!

Have you ever started a new job and found yourself with very little or no guidance on how to do your job? What about introductions to your colleagues, a tour of the building, or instructions on the office equipment? Onboarding is a fancy word for the process of setting everyone up for success – the new hire, staff, constituents, and ultimately, your mission.
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THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020

Basic Budgeting for Nonprofits

August 24, 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Faculty: Scott Denlinger, CPA, Partner, Cherry Bekaert

Course Objective: This interactive presentation will explore hands on concepts in budgeting for your nonprofit.

Budgets can be extremely intimidating, but they do not have to be. This interactive presentation will explore the concepts behind behavioral-based budgeting and how to fully integrate the non-financial manager into the budget process. You will learn how to help your organization realize its full potential and maximize the use of its limited resources.
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THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020

Using LinkedIn for Fundraising

September 27, 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty: Mary Ellen Hickman, MBA, Hickman Consulting Partners

Course Objective: Learn how to use LinkedIn to identify corporate and major donors who are more likely to donate to your organization.
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THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020

Grant-Writing for Greater Impact

November 1, 2017 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Alfreda Edwards, Edwards Development Services

Course Objective: Create an organizational template for grant writing.

Spend a morning with your peers and learn—as a group—how to write your grants for greater impact. Participants will review and discuss a generic letter proposal and compare it to the Washington Grantmakers’ Common Grant Application guidelines. Proposals brought in by the participants will then be reviewed and receive feedback.
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Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006
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