Cause Collective organizes many educational opportunities throughout the year. We hope there is something for all members at every staff level.
BOARD 101 TRAINING
The Cause Collective Board 101 Training is a free 1 to 1.5 hour training that reviews basic roles & responsibilities of a nonprofit board. This is a free training for Cause Collective members' board of directors.
To request a training, click the link below to complete the request form.
If you have any questions you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SKILL SHARE PROGRAM:
The Cause Collective Skill Share program connects member agency staff with a specialist to discuss a nonprofit topic or would just like a bit of mentoring in a confidential 'one to one' setting, for one hour.
Once we receive the form, you will be matched with one of our specialists within 2 weeks to set up a meeting. If none are available for a particular topic at that time, we will reach out directly to discuss any other options we may have.
This is a new program, and we welcome feedback in the process.
DOANE STUDENT VOLUNTEER PROJECT:
This as an ongoing partnership between Doane and Cause Collective with each semester/opportunity being unique in the work the students can do.
In our continued partnership with Dr. Julianna Grabianowski from Doane University's College of Business, Cause Collective members will have the opportunity to work with a student from her upper-level classes in a short-term internship-like collaboration. Students can help with a project that relates to Performance Management or Training and Development over the span of approx. 4 weeks this Fall. Previous participants are welcome to re-apply.
For a more detailed description of the class CLICK
Student volunteers will have approximately 6-10 hours a week in a span of 4 weeks to assist with on your projects, starting the beginning of November and end on December 1st.
Through a partnership with Ingrid Kirst Consulting and generous local funders, Cause Collective offers the Successful Transitions program. This highly-recommended program covers all aspects of succession planning including both emergency planning and long-range leadership development. A small cohort of organizations participates in interactive, virtual learning sessions. They also each receive individual coaching to address their organization's situation.
Alec Gorynski, Lincoln Community Foundation says, 'Successful Transitions helped me think about how we structure our team now so that our staffing model can continue to effectively run our organization well beyond any one member of the team. I learned so much, and highly recommend the program for anyone, especially if you have no succession planning in place.'
Lynne Lange, past executive director at the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, said "The Successful Transitions program is an opportunity that every organization should embrace. It allows for planning that embraces our ever-changing times, including Executive Director transitions; shift in staff member roles, responsibilities and growth; and solidifying a path for the Board of Directors to be mindful regarding their tasks and future leadership plans."
The next class is scheduled to start in January 2024.
Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are $15 for any staff/board member of a member agency and $45 for all others
QUARTERLY VCC ROUNDTABLE
Join us at our October VCC Roundtable with special guest Cathy Plager from Serve Nebraska! Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Thursday, October 19th | 4-5:30pm
Nebraska Union, 2nd floor, #200
FREE for Cause Collective members | $10 for non-members
MOVING FROM "PLEASE" TO "THANK YOU"
Do you struggle to cultivate new donor support? And are you retaining your donors effectively? Do you rely heavily on events or grants as a revenue source? How often do your donors hear from you when you're not asking for anything?
The answers to these questions too often point to significant challenges that MANY nonprofits face. The good news is that it also represents a HUGE opportunity to add stability and sustainable growth to any nonprofit budget. Figures from Giving USA tell us that INDIVIDUALS are responsible for around 78% of giving in the United States, while Foundations account for 19% and Corporations for 4%. How does your fundraising revenue mix look? If you were able to retain your other revenue sources while increasing the proportion of your budget from individual donors to match national giving statistics, what would that mean for your mission?
This training will give you actionable best practices and tools to amplify your fundraising program and build a culture of philanthropy, especially among individual donors. What’s more, you can do it “on a budget” and see results yet this year.
Kyle Cartwright, CAP
Kyle Cartwright, CAP® has a breadth of demonstrated fundraising experience, from leading a department to managing a development office of one. He has raised over $11 million from both public and private sources and played a key role in facilitating the deployment of over $2 million in private philanthropy and public funding. In his consulting practice, he works to help fundraising teams and professionals level up their fundraising operations through strategic planning, coaching, and operations consulting. Throughout his nonprofit and consulting career, he has helped nonprofits, corporations, state government, and foundations achieve ambitious goals. He is on a mission to share what he has learned from his prior experiences to help our community’s organizations raise more money in support of the vital work they do.
October 25, 9-10:30am at Center for People