APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW FOR 2018 REINHOLD FOUNDATION NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMS

Through its Leadership Development and Capacity Building Initiative, the Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation focuses on strengthening the nonprofit sector by strengthening the leadership and capacity of nonprofit organizations that serve Clay County. Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides services to Clay County residents is eligible to apply.

The Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation is offering a total of 11 days of nonprofit training in 2018 including a Board Workshop Day (see details below). All workshops will be held in Clay County. The program curriculums are designed and taught by faculty from the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College. The Reinhold Foundation is underwriting all costs of training; thus, there are no tuition expenses for selected participating organizations.

In addition, the Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation is offering a special incentive to organizations that participate in a training program. Organizations can earn “participation gifts” of $500 per person for completion of the five-day Nonprofit Team Leadership Development Program (Track A); $200 per person for completion of the two-day Marketing/Social Media Best Practices workshop; $200 per person for completion of the two-day Planned Giving: Gifts of a Lifetime workshop; and $200 per person for completion of the two-day Preparing for Leadership Transition workshop. Participation gifts are paid to the organization and must be used for one or more of the exempt purposes set forth in Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3).

Organizations may request to participate in more than one training program. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 15, 2017. 

Click here for the application.

Detailed information about the training classes are included below.

CURRICULUMS AND OBJECTIVES FOR 2018 REINHOLD FOUNDATION NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING PROGRAMS

 2018 Nonprofit Team Leadership Development Program (Track A)

Workshop Dates:

(This is a five-day training track and individuals must be committed to attending all five days of training. Track A training is team oriented and recommended for teams of two to four people per organization.)

February 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

February 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – Noon

February 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – Noon

March 7 & 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

March 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Workshop Curriculums:

Track A First Day of Training (February 8, 2018)

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • “Volunteer Management”

Volunteers are one of the most valuable resources to ensure the strength of any nonprofit. Organizations depend upon citizen participation as volunteers to carry out their vision, mission, and values. The Instructor will show participants a process to receive and manage volunteers, assure their rights are protected and engage individuals in meaningful activity.

Participants will receive these session objectives:

  • Discuss the role of the Volunteer Manager;
  • Review the Volunteer Bill of Rights;
  • Creating a Volunteer Program;
  • Developing a Volunteer Manual and Position Description(s);
  • Details of Volunteer Program Risk Management;
  • Steps to Improve a Volunteer

Instructor: Andrea Hendry

Track A Second Day of Training (February 15th, 9:00 am to noon & February 22nd 9:00 am to noon; These are separate half-day workshops and attendance at both are required for completion of Track A)

  • Finding Grant Funding(9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on February 15th)

The Instructor will introduce participants to the grant making process and how to use online sources to identify foundations, corporations and federal funding partners.

Participants will receive these session objectives:

  • Become familiar with sites dedicated to presenting multiple grant opportunities;
  • Learn about grant funding directories;
  • Understand the cycle of cultivating grant opportunities, including query letters, funder networking and grant

Instructor: Terri Chastain, CFRE

  • “Creating a Diversified Fundraising Program(9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on February 22nd)

The key to successful fundraising begins with a solid plan; then working that plan. The Instructor will stress the need for a diversified approach to fundraising with the goal of having a sustainable organization. Participants will analyze different fundraising vehicles and select ones that diversify their sources of revenue.

Participants will receive these session objectives:

  • Understand why nonprofit organizations need to diversify their fundraising;
  • Discuss steps to create a diversified fundraising plan;
  • Maximize the role volunteers have in creating and/or administering a fundraising plan;
  • Steps to evaluate the effectiveness of a fundraising

Instructor: Karen Revels, MS

Track A Third and Fourth Day of Training (March 7 & 8, 2018)

Time: Two days of training, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • “Nonprofit Management Essentials” (formerly “Ready, Set, Fundraise”)

The Instructor will engage participants in nonprofit management best practices, with the goal of offering tools to create a sustainable organization. Funders consistently seek proper accounting procedures, internal controls, an active board of directors, consistent program evaluation and mission based strategic planning. Participants will work through steps in these areas to ensure their organizations have a strong foundation and are ready to diversify funding sources and lead with best practice knowledge.

Participants will receive these session objectives:

  • Skills needed in the networking process to secure funding;
  • Steps to write a clear and concise explanation of an organizations’ mission;
  • Write a compelling need statement;
  • Details of budget construction within a grant proposal;
  • Steps to solid program evaluation;
  • Basic knowledge of nonprofit accounting and strong internal controls;
  • Actions needed to comply with various reporting guidelines and funders’ requests;
  • Discuss the role of the executive director versus the role of the board of directors;
  • Capture strategic plan elements and steps to fundraising goal

Instructor: Karen Revels, MS

Track A Fifth Day of Training (March 27, 2018)

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • “Board Governance for Effective Leadership*”

This Instructor will actively engage participants to recognize many aspects of board membership, including responsibilities every board member should fulfill to lead a nonprofit organization to success. Participants will undertake an exercise to evaluate their own nonprofit governance that targets areas for growth, plus identify action items for the board to consider. Discussion will also include legal and ethical duties of board members. Participants will explore real life ethical dilemmas faced by boards of directors.

Participants will receive these session objectives:

  • A review of current data affecting the nonprofit community;
  • Articulate what is legally expected of board members;
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of an effective board member;
  • Recognize the board/staff partnership;
  • Understand the need for and compliance of conflict of interest policies;
  • Evaluate and offer solutions for ethical dilemmas faced by nonprofit boards of

Instructor: Chuck V. Loring, CFRE, MBA

Participation Gift eligibility for Track A: $500 per person (Individuals must complete all five days of Track A training above for their organization to be eligible for the Reinhold Foundation’s $500 gift. No partial gifts for a single day attendance or half day attendance will be provided).

*Individuals participating in Track A will be required to attend the Board Governance Day in order for their organization to be eligible for the $500 graduation gift. Additionally, organizations will be invited and encouraged to send their executive staff (President, CEO, Executive Director, etc.) and several board members, up to six people per organization to also attend the Board Governance Day workshop. Registration information for attending only the single Board workshop on March 27th will be available later and does not have to be requested in this application.

 

In 2018, The Reinhold Foundation will also offer the following workshops.

“Marketing/Social Media Best Practices”

Workshop Dates: January 31 & February 1, 2018

(This is a two-day workshop and individuals must be committed to attending both days.)

Successful marketing is based on discipline, grasp of communications and a keen understanding of what resonates with audiences. The Instructor will actively engage participants to describe the process of building a successful nonprofit marketing and communications program. Many considerations will be explored such as, ‘Who is the intended audience? What is the level of expertise needed to accomplish our objectives? What is internal value of different media options (print, social media, etc.).’ The Instructor will cover the most popular social media channels, the main audiences for each one and how nonprofits use these channels effectively. An opportunity will be given for each participant to analyze the current value of marketing in their own organization.

Audience: Marketing / Social Media professionals, managers, volunteers

Participants will receive these session objectives:

  • Thorough understanding of marketing/communications strategy and process;
  • Capture the primary elements of marketing;
  • Review the importance of including all facets of the organization in discussion;
  • Consider the value of various means of communication;
  • Learn different types of social media channels;
  • Analyze how branding adds value to growth and sustainability;
  • Building the right marketing budget;
  • Discuss execution timelines and measuring

Time: Two days of training, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Melissa Mason Braillard, MBA

Participation Gift eligibility: $200 per person (Individuals must complete both days of training for their organization to be eligible for the Reinhold Foundation’s $200 gift. No partial gifts for a single day attendance or half day attendance will be provided).

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“Planned Giving: Gifts of a Lifetime”

Workshop Dates: February 28 & March 1, 2018

(This is a two-day workshop and individuals must be committed to attending both days.)

Developing a robust planned giving program is crucial to the financial stability of any nonprofit. The Instructor will introduce participants to the concepts and practice of planned giving. Participants will learn the fundamentals of planned giving vehicles: what they are, how they work, how to implement strategies and how planned giving can impact nonprofit organizations.

Audience: Development professionals, CEO, managers, board of directors

* It is recommended that attendees have some planned giving knowledge prior to attending this course.*

Participants will receive these session objectives:

  • Solid comprehension of planned giving vehicles, such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, life insurance, retirement plans, and charitable trusts;
  • Articulate the benefits to donors for making planned gifts;
  • Understand the fundamental tax and regulatory implications of planned gifts;
  • Strategies to develop organizational readiness for a planned giving program with board, staff, and

Time: Two days of training, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: David Torre, Esq.

Participation Gift eligibility: $200 per person (Individuals must complete both days of training for their organization to be eligible for the Reinhold Foundation’s $200 gift. No partial gifts for a single day attendance or half-day attendance will be provided).

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“Preparing for Leadership Transition”

Workshop Dates: January 11 and January 25, 2018

(This is a two-day workshop and individuals must be committed to attending both days. This training is designed for the executive director and several board members to attend together as a team)

In a two day setting, trained facilitators will work with each organization to understand leadership transition and help attendees get a strong start on their succession plans.  All sessions will be a combination of group overview and individual work.  Group work will include concepts and ideas with hands on discussion for each organization, guided by a facilitator.  Organizations will be asked, though not required to share outcomes with the entire group.  Information received by the facilitator will be held in strict confidence.

Each organization will receive a Succession Planning Toolkit, which offers an in-depth background to support transition decisions.

Day One

Overview of Leadership Transition

Mini Organizational Assessment

  • SWOT
  • Identification of top risk areas for each organization if the ED suddenly departed
  • Is your organization resilient?  Sustainable?

Pre-transition Planning – Items to address before a transition

  • Public face of the organization / community interactions
  • CEO compensation and market rates (use of the Nonprofit Center study)
  • Leadership Development – cross training and preparing staff for their next job
  • Issues identified from each organization’s assessment

Day Two

Transition Decisions

Using a succession planning decision template, each organization will be guided through individual decisions on each of these facets:

  • Board roles and responsibilities in a transition
  • Use of an Interim Director
  • Communication Planning
  • Qualities of the new Executive Director
  • Search Plans
  • Transition Budget

CEO Checklist

Each organization will set their own priorities

  • Identify priority areas
  • Create a schedule with names and dates for completion

Board Succession (Time Permitting)

  • Governance / nominating work
  • What is the right blend?  Diversity, representation, skills

Participation Gift eligibility: $200 per person (Individuals must complete both days of training for their organization to be eligible for the Reinhold Foundation’s $200 gift. No partial gifts for a single day attendance or half day attendance will be provided).

Time: Two days of training, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instructors: Julia Burns, MBA, Kiki Karpen, and Laurie Price, MHSA

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Notice: All above listed workshops and dates are tentative. The Trustees will make final decisions in December based on the status of the completed applications.

Questions should be directed to Amy Parker at 269-5857 ext. 404 or aparker(at)reinhold.net.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

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March 27, 2018 Board Governance Day

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 the Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation will hold its Nonprofit Board Governance workshop in Clay County. This powerful one-day program is taught by Chuck V. Loring, CFRE, a nationally recognized expert in board development. Loring is the senior partner of the fundraising and governance consulting services firm of Loring, Sternberg, & Associates and Senior Governance Associate for BoardSource in Washington, DC. He has worked with hundreds of local and regional nonprofits across the country, and in Florida he has conducted trainings or facilitated programs for The Children’s Home Society of Florida, Broward County Community Foundation, Hillsborough County Bar Association, The ARC of Jacksonville, Valencia Community College, PACE Center for Girls, the YMCA of Central Florida, Easter Seals Florida, and the Collier County Community Foundation to name a few. Loring holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Loring will actively engage participants to recognize many aspects of board membership, including responsibilities every board member should fulfill to lead a nonprofit organization to success. Participants will undertake an exercise to evaluate their own nonprofit governance that targets areas for growth, plus identify action items for the board to consider. Discussion will also include legal and ethical duties of board members. Participants will explore real life ethical dilemmas faced by boards of directors.

Participants will receive these session objectives:

  • A review of current data affecting the nonprofit community;
  • Articulate what is legally expected of board members;
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of an effective board member;
  • Recognize the board/staff partnership;
  • Understand the need for and compliance of conflict of interest policies;
  • Evaluate and offer solutions for ethical dilemmas faced by nonprofit boards of

The workshop is underwritten by the Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation and will be offered to all nonprofits serving Clay County residents. Organizations participating in the Reinhold Foundation’s 2018 Nonprofit Team Leadership Development Program (Track A) will be given priority registration. Following priority registration, an open registration period will be provided for additional nonprofit organizations to register. There is no cost to attend but seating is limited and will be provided on a first-come first-served basis during the registration process. Registration is required: Open registration (for those organizations not participating in Track A) will begin on February 1, 2018. Eligible attendees are 501(c)3 organizations serving residents of Clay County. For questions, call Amy Parker at 904-269-5857 ext. 404.

 

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Florida First Coast Relief Fund Aids Nonprofits in Northeast Florida with Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

Hurricane Irma First Coast Relief Fund press release

Nonprofit organizations providing aid to assist relief efforts in Northeast Florida following Hurricane Irma may be eligible to apply for funding through the Florida First Coast Relief Fund, a partnership of The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, United Way of Northeast Florida, United Way of St. Johns County, Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Jewish Federation of Jacksonville, City of Jacksonville, and other funders.

Counties served include: Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Nassau, Baker and Putnam Counties. Grants will be limited to assisting with needs not covered by insurance, FEMA or other state or federal programs or to fill the gap while other long-term assistance is being put into place.

For information on how to apply, visit https://jaxcf.formstack.com/forms/reliefpreapplication.

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