Sherwood Trust's 15th Annual Workshop
WHITMAN COLLEGE - Reid Center
March 14, 2014 8:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
BOARDS ON FIRE - CHAPTER 2!
Susan Howlett, long-time consultant and author of two acclaimed books on fundraising by nonprofits, will go broader and deeper on how to guide board members to joyfully provide optimal value in cultivating donors in an engaging, fast-paced, and insightful session.
Susan will show how best to deepen people’s relationship with a cause rather than simply ask for money. During the session, each organization will develop an action plan to joyfully engage staff and board members and implement donor cultivation strategies.
Organizations that did not attend the 2013 workshop will receive a free copy of Susan’s book, Boards on Fire!, which can dramatically change the culture of your organization.
Who should attend? This workshop is designed for board members along with staff to actively participate. Nonprofit board members who register are free after each nonprofit pays $30 for 2 board members to attend. Otherwise, the cost to attend is $15.00 per person and includes lunch.
What is the workshop schedule? Registration begins at 8:00 in the morning with the workshop beginning at 8:30 and wrapping up by 3:30 in the afternoon. Lunch will be served on site.
How do I register? Click here for a registration form. Mail the registration form with your check (payable to Walla Walla YMCA) to Sherwood Workshop Registration, P.O. Box 1637, Walla Walla, WA 99362. Then, if applicable, pick up your free copy of Boards on Fire! at the YMCA.
April 15 and 16
May 20 and 21
June 10 and 11
September 16 and 17
October 21 and 22
November 18 and 19
Click here for more information
Articles Worth Reading
In the spring of 2012, a group of graduate students from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington interviewed leaders of nonprofit organizations in the Puget Sound Area to determine how they were handling the challenges caused by the steep economic downturn beginning in 2008. The result is a summary of important insights into the resiliency of certain nonprofits that are determined to build resilient organizations that can adapt quickly to change.
Check out the article "Bright Spots - Leadership in the Pacific Northwest". The article is based on a six-month exploration by the Helicon Collaborative and describes the five characterisitics, Bright Spot Principles, shared by cultural organizations that are successfully adapting to changing conditions.
Books Available at WWCC Library
The library at Walla Walla Community College has acquired the following books:
- Donor-Centered Fundraising by Penelope Burke
- Governance as Leadership; Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards by Richard Chalt et. al.
- Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations by Michael Allison and Jude Kaye
- Boards on Fire! Inspiring Leaders to Raise Money Joyfully by Susan Howlett
- Community: The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block
- Be Quiet and Be Heard: The Paradox of Persuasion by Susan and Peter Glaser
These books are housed at the WWCC library. They can be picked up at the Walla Walla campus or requested online and picked up at any of the WALNET Libraries. A WALNET library card is needed to check the materials out of the library. Seach for the above titles and their availabilty at http://www.wwcc.edu/lib or call 509.527.4294.
A Book Worth Reading on Fundraising!!
Boards on Fire: Inspiring Leaders to Raise Money Joyfully is a new book published by Susan Howlett, a national consultant to nonprofit organizations. For more information go to www.susanhowlett.com/htm/board_on_fire.html.
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder (1998). On the surface, this is a story of recovering gold from the 1857 shipwreck of the steamship Central America off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Underneath, this may be the most instructional book ever written on the art of fundraising.
Remember the Glasers!
Re-visit the wisdom of Drs. Susan and Peter Glaser, PhD Communications, through an intergrated, 3-part video learning system titled "Mastery of Leadership Communication".
The DVD set includes:
- Breakthrough Conflict
- Hardwiring Teamwork
- Persuasion and Influence
These DVD's will enable nonprofit organizations to teach their staff the Glaser's communication models, which have been featured at several Sherwood Trust workshops at Whitman College.
The DVD's are available for no cost and can be checked out by contacting Walla Walla Council Camp Fire office (525-3180) at 414 S. Park Street.