Hodges University Center for Nonprofit Excellence Announces March Workshops

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The Hodges University Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) is hosting three workshops in March. The registration fee is $35 per workshop. CNE participants who attend four workshops in either governance, operations or management can earn a noncredit certificate in the topic area.

The “Building Your Organization’s Capacity to Fundraise” workshop will take place from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1. Sheryl Soukup, CFRE, will walk attendees through the steps to assess their organization’s preparedness to fundraise. Attendees will receive valuable tips for building capacity in their own organizations and learn how increasing their organization’s capacity in areas such as stewardship, board engagement, communications and human resources can impact their fundraising success. The workshop will be held in the Kleist Community Room, Building H on the Fort Myers campus – 4501 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33966.

The “Risk, Liability and Insurance – What you Need to Know” workshop, a co-sponsored event with AFP and GNAPGC, will take place from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 10. Eileen Connolly-Keesler, moderator, and an expert nonprofit panel will discuss the common areas of risk for nonprofit organizations, as well as how risk can result in organizational and potential personal liability for officers, directors and employees. Attendees will hear from insurance experts about risks involved with conducting fundraising events, a review of the different types of insurance coverage for nonprofits, as well as a question and answer session. The workshop will be held in the Stock Building White Community Room on the Naples campus – 2647 Professional Way, Naples, FL 34119.

The “Black Belt Giving: Ten Stages to Becoming a Master” workshop, a co-sponsored event with GNAPGC, will take place from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 24. Alexandria Pia Brovey will explore the various stages in a typical gift planner’s career path that leads to success; discuss lessons learned, gift scenarios, training ideas and donor stories at each stage; interact and discuss the art and science of gift planning, which include metrics versus goals, blended gift scenarios and other current topics; and more. The workshop will be held in the Stock Building White Community Room on the Naples campus – 2647 Professional Way, Naples, FL 34119.

For a full list of upcoming workshops, and to register, visit www.hodges.edu/cne. Contact Marian Klink at cne@hodges.edu for additional information. To obtain a certificate, participants must first register with the CNE and complete four workshops in one of the three categories. Contact the CNE by calling (239) 598-6284 to begin a certificate program.

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