Nonprofit Trainings

In order to help nonprofits in our community put their best foot forward, the FM Area Foundation conducts periodic trainings to help nonprofit staff grow in their professional development.

  • The Social Stir - Refresh your social media with new ideas every month - LinkedIn

    Organization:FMAF Nonprofit Learning Series Date: Jul. 19, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Location:FM Area Foundation 409 7th Street South Fargo, ND 58103

    The Social Stir - Focus on LinkedIn

    * As a non-profit, do I need a LinkedIn business page?

    * What kind of content works well on LinkedIn?

    * How often should I be posting to LinkedIn?

    * Should I use hashtags on LinkedIn?

    * Should I tag other accounts on LinkedIn?

    * How can I get employees to engage with and share what we post?

    What to know before you come:

    This workshop will focus on content ideas for a LinkedIn Business Page. It will not be a detailed tutorial for how to post to LinkedIn. All experience levels are welcome, but you'll get the most out of the workshop if you have at least a personal profile on LinkedIn and you've looked at a few LinkedIn Business Pages so you are familiar with what they look like. Here are a couple you can start with:

    FM Area Foundation:

    Next Action Digital:

    Presenter: Kirsten Jensen, Next Action Digital


  • Donor Cultivation 2.0: How to convert your small gifts to major gifts #2

    Organization:FMAF Nonprofit Learning Series Date: Jul. 31, 2018 Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Location:FM Area Foundation 409 7th Street South Fargo, ND 58103

    Back by popular demand.... this is the second session of this training after the first one SOLD OUT!!! 


    Now that you have a boat-load of donors in your system – how do you get them to be HUGE financial supporters of your organization? It takes time, creativity and a great relationship with those who are about to cut you a giant check. This more advanced workshop will frame a donor’s capacity, alignment to your organization and walking through making that big ask. Be ready to role play, work on donor strategy plans, and create talking points and overcome objections or hesitations. Join Patrick Kirby, founder of Do Good Better Consulting, for this intensive and way-more-fun-than-expected 2-hour session!

    Presenter: Patrick Kirby, Do Good Better Consulting


  • Ending Donor Database Confusion

    Organization:FMAF Nonprofit Learning Series Date: Aug. 2, 2018 Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location:FM Area Foundation 409 7th Street South Fargo, ND

    Names. Addresses. Giving History. LYBNTY Reports. Donor Potential. Event Registration. Maiden Names. Obituary Updates. Facebook Stalking. 

     SO. MUCH. DATA. 

    Where do you put it? How do you store it? Who has access to it? What do you ACTUALLY NEED to be a successful fundraising organization? This 2-hour course on data management, data acquisition and data analytics will refocus what you are or are not doing currently and take as much confusion out of being inundated with all things donor info as possible!  Special guests and real-life working scenarios will make this a great training addition to your staff who are involved with back-end-donor-data and those development directors who are looking for clarity on what and how to use it to raise more money!  

    Presenter: Patrick Kirby, Do Good Better Consulting & Special Guests