Through its Leadership Development Initiative, the Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation focuses on strengthening the nonprofit sector by strengthening the leadership of nonprofit organizations that serve Clay County. 2013 marked the eighth year of the Foundation’s Nonprofit Leadership Development Initiative.
In 2006, the Reinhold Foundation started the leadership training initiative, the Reinhold Foundation Nonprofit Team Leadership Development Program (Track A). It is a five-day team leadership training program offered in Clay County, taught by Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center. Participants learn nonprofit management best practices with a goal of creating a sustainable organization. Workshops cover fundraising, mission statement, strategic planning, program evaluation, budgeting, finance, volunteer leadership, board governance, and more.
New in 2012, the Foundation offered a five-day training, The Fundamentals of Successful Fundraising (Track B). The new Program, designed and taught by faculty from Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center, is based on “The Cycle of Involvement” and encompasses all elements of successful and strategic fundraising. The Program is an intermediate level curriculum and is recommended for organizations that have previously participated in the Reinhold Foundation Nonprofit Team Leadership Development Program.
New in 2013, the Foundation offered a third track of training (Track C), designed to target specific training needs requested by the nonprofits. In 2013 the Foundation provided Building the Annual Fund, a two-day workshop, and Raising Funds through Special Events, one-day workshop as its first Track C Program. These two programs were offered together as a three-day curriculum designed to target areas essential for long term sustainability. The Programs were also taught by Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center.
Since these Programs began in 2006, more than 50 nonprofit organizations have participated and more than 250 people have graduated from a Program.
Classes are held January through March at the Holiday Inn, Orange Park and all costs of training are underwritten by the Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation.
In addition, the Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation also offers a special incentive to organizations that participate in the program: organizations can earn a “Graduation Grant” of up to $2,000 for their organization by earning $500 for each member who graduates from a Track A or B program and $300 for each member who graduates from a Track C program. Participants must successfully complete the entire training program (attendance at all workshop days) in order for their organization to be eligible for the Graduation Grant.
The Foundation will host its annual Nonprofit Leadership Alumni Breakfast on April 17, 2013 to recognize graduates of the programs.