nonprofit excellence

Nonprofit excellence series

WE BELIEVE THAT EXCELLENT NONPROFITS ARE VITAL TO CREATING AND MAINTAINING A RESILIENT COMMUNITY.

United Way of Larimer County’s Nonprofit Excellence Series provides free and low-cost training for Larimer County nonprofit professionals to support their work through education and professional development. Local industry experts, including some United Way staff, provide coaching and instruction in a variety of topics, including fundraising, cause-based marketing, outcome evaluation, volunteer management, and more. Facilitation of the Nonprofit Excellence Series training sessions take place virtually or in-person and are open to all Larimer County nonprofit staff and volunteers.

Morgan

Senior Nonprofit Development Manger

Training Library

 

For more information about the Nonprofit Excellence Series, please contact Morgan, Senior Nonprofit Development Manager, at mvanek@uwaylc.org

Need 1:1 Help?

If you’re in need of 1:1 help, contact Morgan at mvanek@uwaylc.org for more information and assistance. We provide free consults to local nonprofits on a variety of topics.

UNDERSTANDING AND NAVIGATING CANCEL CULTURE

Cancel culture is an accountability tool that has affected all forms of media. Nonprofit marketing and communications leaders must understand how it is used, how to avoid it, and – most importantly – how to address it if and when their organization is affected. 

In this presentation participants will: 

  • Understand the historical implications of cancel culture 
  • Learn how to recognize accountability from canceling 
  • Work in small groups to hone their personal skillset in timed, scenario-based conversations 
  • Build a toolkit that helps give grace and accountability in order to build an inclusive community 

Powerpoint Slides
Webinar Recording

This training opportunity was part three of United Way’s Advancing Equity in Larimer County training series facilitated by Patrice M. Palmer of eRoot Consulting. Please click here to learn more about this series. 

Building a Business case for Diversity

We are keenly aware that diversity is a change agent, but how do we make the business case for systemic change? This 60-minute interactive workshop for nonprofit board members and executive leadership showed the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion through promising techniques that are sure to lead the change they seek. 

In this presentation participants will: 

  • Understand how diversity affects business performance 
  • Understand the value of diversity’s impact on innovation  
  • Learn to recognize the value of new markets and streams of revenue through diversity 
  • Build a toolkit that helps to understand and acknowledge how to create a more inclusive community for all 

Powerpoint Slides
Workshop Recording

This training opportunity was part two of United Way’s Advancing Equity in Larimer County training series facilitated by Patrice M. Palmer of eRoot Consulting. Please click here to learn more about this series. 

What's the deal with inclusivity?

This session challenged, enlightened, and expanded the perspectives of program coordinators and other direct-service staff and volunteers as they learned how to center inclusion in their agency culture and interactions with clients. This training enabled participants to: 

  • Understand the definition of inclusivity 
  • Begin thinking about how to create an inclusive workplace
  • Put inclusive techniques into practice that can be seen and felt immediately

Powerpoint Slides
Resource Guide

This training opportunity was part one of United Way’s Advancing Equity in Larimer County training series facilitated by Patrice M. Palmer of eRoot Consulting. Please click here to learn more about this series. 

FIVE ESSENTIALS TOOLS FOR GRANT WRITING SUCCESS

This session of our Nonprofit Excellence Series: Five Essential Tools for Grant Writing Success, was a virtual training to help nonprofit staff and volunteers with little to no grant writing experience understand the key elements involved in building a foundation for grant-seeking success. 

Powerpoint Slides
Webinar Recording

Shared Services 101

This Nonprofit Excellence Series event introduced United Way of Larimer County’s Shared Services program. This program provides an opportunity to place operational tasks in the hands of a trusted professional, allowing nonprofit staff to direct time and attention toward making an impact in our community.

OUR SHARED SERVICES PROGRAM DELIVERS HIGH-QUALITY, PROFESSIONAL BACK-OFFICE SERVICES AT BELOW-MARKET RATES, INCLUDING:
  • Human Resources
  • Graphic Design and Communications
  • Grant Writing

The following details of this Shared Services 101 event introduce the program, the team, and more about how a nonprofit organization can benefit from specialized expertise, including new opportunities for collaboration and engagement, and a variety of tools and resources designed to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Webinar Recording
Powerpoint Slides

VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT DURING MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

At this Nonprofit Excellence Series event, we discussed how Larimer County nonprofit agencies can participate in this year’s Make a Difference Day (MDD). This training included ways to utilize the Volunteer Resource Center of Larimer County at NoCoVolunteers.org and provided the opportunity for nonprofits to exchange ideas with other nonprofits for engaging volunteers both in-person and virtually.

Webinar Recording

VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING EVENTS: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS IN LARIMER COUNTY
This Nonprofit Excellence Series webinar provided a comprehensive overview of the strategies used to successfully execute a live, virtual fundraising event, including:
  • Budget considerations and the expenses associated with producing our virtual event;
  • Brand development and how we applied our brand elements to facilitate a variety of engagement and outreach techniques, including digital marketing and public relations;
  • Details about the technology and other tools we used to livestream our event across multiple platforms;
  • Three fundraising tactics we used to reach our revenue goals, including the ways we adapted our sponsorship package for a virtual event;
  • …and more

Webinar Recording

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