NSC Workshop Calendar

GWCF's workshops for nonprofit leaders and their staff focus on practical programs. We believe in the power of peers learning together and we engage high-quality presenters in order to foster a strong network of nonprofits in Central Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Community Foundation Partnership

Massachusetts Community Foundations Offer Statewide Learning Opportunities

GWCF is a proud member of the Massachusetts Community Foundations Partnership, a new donor collaborative partnering with nonprofit organizations to strengthen their missions, programs, and capacities in contributing to and providing a leadership voice stabilizing, re-envisioning, and rebuilding the sector. As part of this partnership, we'd like to call your attention to a slate of webinars in which you can learn and network with fellow nonprofits from across the Bay State. 

A complete calendar of programs can be found on the MACFP website. Upcoming MACFP events are also listed below:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm: Alliances, Mergers & Strategic Restructuring – Register here
  • Tuesday, March 9 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm: Capstone: Telling Your Organization’s Story for Impact – Register here
  • Wednesday, March 18 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm: Marketing Your Mission and Services in a Distracted, Digital World – Register here

Feb. 24: Attracting Sustainable Funding: Leadership Giving, Multi-Year Support, and Legacy Giving

Attracting Sustainable Funding: Leadership Giving, Multi-Year Support and Legacy Giving

Date: Wednesday, February 24
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Via Zoom (link provided upon registration)

 

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About the Session

Do you ever feel like you’re constantly on a hamster wheel, working hard to raise money, running fast doing the same things you’ve done every year, and then at the end of the fiscal year, you have to start all over again?  This workshop focuses on curing your ‘annualitis’ by helping you build sustainable funding, especially through multi-year gifts. Meanwhile, the ultimate sustainable gift is one contributed in perpetuity. Attendees will also learn how to create a deferred and planned gift program without incurring any expenses in doing so.

About the Speaker

Chuck Gordon, New Kensington Group

For nearly 30 years, Chuck has served as a senior nonprofit professional and consultant helping nonprofit organizations and educational institutions in the Boston area, and across the country, realize their vision by raising increased revenues. His professional leadership roles have focused on serving the human services, health care, and education sectors. In addition, he has worked with and supported the revenue generating needs of arts, culture, and animal welfare organizations. 

Today, Chuck leads the New Kensington Group, a full-service consulting firm helping nonprofit leaders grow their organizations. His work focuses on strategic planning, fundraising, executive search, and board leadership and governance support. As a nationally recognized trainer and speaker, he dedicates significant time to building the fundraising capacity of nonprofit professionals and senior volunteers from coast to coast.

Jan. 27: Stewarding Your Donors: Fundraising’s Silver Bullet

Stewarding Your Donors: Fundraising’s Silver Bullet

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 27
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Via Zoom (link provided upon registration)

 

REGISTER TODAY

About the Session

Navigating the challenges of last year, we all saw how important (and sometimes difficult) it was to retain our current supporters – especially without our special events and other in person opportunities. Organizations traditionally do not build stewardship strategies to retain their most important supporters. If your goal is to ensure your donors have a great philanthropic experience when they give to your organization, it’s critical to focus on your current donor and define your approach to ensuring their satisfaction, especially since your next best supporter is your current one. This workshop focuses on stewarding great donor relationships, designing micro and macro stewardship strategies, and maximizing retention of your current supporters.

About the Speaker

Chuck Gordon, New Kensington Group

For nearly 30 years, Chuck has served as a senior nonprofit professional and consultant helping nonprofit organizations and educational institutions in the Boston area, and across the country, realize their vision by raising increased revenues. His professional leadership roles have focused on serving the human services, health care, and education sectors. In addition, he has worked with and supported the revenue generating needs of arts, culture, and animal welfare organizations. 

Today, Chuck leads the New Kensington Group, a full-service consulting firm helping nonprofit leaders grow their organizations. His work focuses on strategic planning, fundraising, executive search, and board leadership and governance support. As a nationally recognized trainer and speaker, he dedicates significant time to building the fundraising capacity of nonprofit professionals and senior volunteers from coast to coast.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:

If you are unable to attend a workshop that you sign up for, we kindly ask for at least 48 hours’ notice so we are able to accommodate individuals on a waiting list.

Finding Us:

Foundation offices are closed for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19. All NSC events will be held virtually. Please contact Sarah Shugrue if you have any questions.

Parking:

The nearest parking lot is the Pearl/Elm Garage, with access via Elm Street. Handicap accessible parking spaces are located on the first floor of the garage.

If the Pearl/Elm Garage is full, we recommend the Santander Bank Garage on Pleasant Street. Additional parking is also available at the Commercial Street Garage located at 201 Commercial Street. The garage can be accessed via Commercial Street or Major Taylor Blvd. It is a two block walk to Main Street.

Questions about the Nonprofit Support Center?

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Senior Program Officer
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