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April 26th, 2021: Building and Sustaining a Successful Non-Profit: SESSION I (How to Start) 

Session I: How to Start Your Non-Profit: April 19th 5:30pm-7pm

Session II: Strategic Planning: April 26th: 5:30pm-7pm

Session III: Financing Your Non-Profit May 3rd: 5:30pm-7pm

Session IV: Measuring for Continuous Improvement: May 10th: 5:30pm-7pm


ABOUT the Workshop

Whether you’ve got a new idea for a non-profit organization or you’ve been in operation for a while and want to review and refine your approach, this 4-part series will interest you.

Session I: How to Start Your Non-Profit: Starting a non-profit can be an extremely rewarding entrepreneurial experience. A non-profit gives you the ability to give back to your community and really make a difference unlike any other industry. But starting a charity or nonprofit organization is just like starting a for-profit business. And just like starting a for-profit business, there are steps that you need to take to ensure that you are successful. 

-      What does it meant to have a 501c3, C4 and C6?

-      What are State Filing Costs?

- How to decide on your corporate structure, articles of incorporation and bylaw

-      How to manage your Board of Directors and draft bylaws

-      How to Prepare & File Articles of Incorporation 

Session II: Creating Program Roadmaps: Building and sustaining an organization means understanding your strategy, identifying the potential challenges to it, and then addressing those challenges. Using some real life cases, we’ll show how to:

-      Create a simple program “roadmap” to lay out your strategy

-      Identify the logical gaps in your strategy and correct them at the start

-      Identify your weakest activities and challenging outside factors and come up with action plans to address them.

-      Review and refine your vision and mission, goals and objectives based on these roadmap insights

Session III: Financing Your Non-Profit: Non-Profits are typically financed primarily through donations and grants. Though helpful, a PhD in English is not a pre-requisite for writing winning grant proposals. Instead, it takes strategy, targeted research, and the ability to craft a compelling story about your organization, the program you are seeking funding for, the group you are serving, and the major problem or community need that both you and the grant maker share a common interest in. In this session I will share with you: 

-          Strategies to Win Grants

-          Full Clarity on What Grant Makers are Looking For

-          The Foundations of Proposal Writing

-          Twelve Rules of Style in Proposal Writing

-          How to Measure Program Success

-          Budgeting that Matches Program Need

-          What to Expect After Grant Award Received

Session IV: Measuring for Continuous Program Improvement: Creating a strategy and action plan are useless without monitoring and evaluation to determine what’s working and how to fix it.  But it’s easy for monitoring and evaluation to get so complicated that they take up energy you need for program implementation.  In this session, we’ll pick up on the idea of program roadmaps from Session II, but use them to:

-      Review the Session II Roadmap

-      Define the most important pathways to your main program outcomes

-      Identify the weak links on those pathways

-      Identify simple and practical implementation and outcome measures

-      Create a practical performance “dashboard” to monitor your progress and take action in real time.

All four sessions can be attended for a single fee of $60 per person.

ABOUT the Instructors

Tom Chapel, has just retired from CDC where he was the agency’s  go-to strategic planning, performance measurement and evaluation resource and champion since 2001, most recently as CDC’s first Chief Evaluation Officer. Tom facilitated and oversaw 100s of planning and evaluation efforts for CDC’s programs and their partners.  Since May he has been a Senior Fellow at the CDC Foundation where he’s helping to build their capacity to plan and evaluate their many funded programs, including huge recent investments in COVID, data modernization, and global health.  Before joining CDC he was a VP with Macro International (now ICF), managing most of their public health and human services work. Nationally, Tom recently finished his term on the Board of the American Evaluation Association, where he won the Myrdal Government Evaluation Award in 2013, and is currently a member of their Evaluation Policy Task Force. A New Jersey native, he received his BA from Johns Hopkins University and his MBA and Master of Public Policy degrees from the University of Minnesota.  Tom and his wife, Dr. Jennifer McCoy live in Atlanta’s Lake Claire neighborhood. 

Tenika Hill has 10 years of professional and volunteer experience, having worked for and served alongside religious, charitable, community and non-profit organizations in capacity building through strategic planning, program management, and community outreach. She has a wide range of range of C-level administrative, communications, and marketing experience serving at various levels. Her career achievements include a successful track record of over $500,000 in funded state, federal, and foundation grant proposals, and post-award management of over $500,000 dollars in funded grant programs. In 2020, she established TLH Consulting Services LLC. With a Bachelor and Master's degree in Business Administration, Tenika's passion for serving others is embedded in building and supporting initiatives that empower people to lead better lives and secure sustainable futures.

Desarie Anderson graduated from Georgia State University with a BA in Accounting. She is a Georgia CPA, and an IRS Enrolled Agent. She is also an advanced certified QuickBooks online Pro advisor, a workshop and education facilitator, and an online course creator. In addition to providing small businesses and independent contractors with bookkeeping, tax, and accounting services, she is passionate about helping start-ups, and small businesses properly plan their business set up and their on-going activities, so they avoid potential IRS issues. She believes that it is easier to do things right in the beginning than to try to correct issues that could have been avoided with a little early planning and sound advice.