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.

  • Take Back Your Life: Outlook E-Mail Productivity 101

    Organization:FMAF Nonprofit Learning Series Date: May. 22, 2018 Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location:FM Area Foundation 409 7th Street South Fargo, ND 58103

    Learn how to manage your e-mail so e-mail doesn’t manage you! In this session we’ll cover a basic understanding of the Outlook client, e-mail management tips and using the Outlook calendar features. We’ll give you tips and tricks to take control of your inbox and be more productive in managing your e-mail. Bring your laptop for hands-on learning opportunities!

    Presenter: Kayla Gefroh, Purpose Learning Group

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

    Organization:FMAF Nonprofit Learning Series Date: May. 24, 2018 Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Location:FM Area Foundation 409 7th Street South Fargo, ND 58103

    Is your social media feeling a little stagnant? Need to stir things up? Wanting to stir more hearts and minds with your social media content? Join us for this monthly social media meetup designed to help you plan ahead. This 90-minute workshop will stir up some new ideas. We'll look ahead to holidays, observances and events you might incorporate into your social media. We'll cover ways to create frameworks for recurring content. And, we'll give you some time to ask questions and plan out your content for the coming month.

    Presenter: Kirsten Jensen, Next Action Digital

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  • The Myth of the Fundraising Board...and other magical things that sound good on paper, but don't exist in reality

    Organization:FMAF Nonprofit Learning Series Date: May. 29, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Location:FM Area Foundation 409 7th Street South Fargo, ND 58103

    What if I told you your board could be off the hook for fundraising…and that it would actually produce MORE money and leads for your organization? Let’s make that fantasy a reality!

    This session is built to help re-align roles, navigate the muddy waters of responsibilities, develop tactics that benefit the organization and create reasonable expectations for both the fundraiser and board member. Join Patrick Kirby, founder of Do Good Better Consulting, as he walks you through a simpler and symbiotic relationship between you and your board for maximum awesomeness!

    Presenter: Patrick Kirby, Do Good Better Consulting

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  • Where on Earth are you going to find new donors?

    Organization:FMAF Nonprofit Learning Series Date: May. 31, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Location:FM Area Foundation 409 7th Street South Fargo, ND

    There are hundreds of articles, trainings, books and instructions on how to cultivate new donors to your organization – yet most fundraisers struggle putting together a game plan to convert contacts, to actual cash-in-the-door-supporters. This introduction to adding first time donors will be a very interactive and work-heavy training to help create a road map for your organization and light the acquisition fire under your you-know-whats. Join Patrick Kirby, founder of Do Good Better Consulting, for a lightning fast 2 hour session that will include:

    -        Connection Mapping Exercises
    -        Elevator Pitch and Case Statement Creation
    -        What to Ask for and When
    -        Follow-Up Appreciation Strategies that will help get that next gift!

    Presenter: Patrick Kirby, Do Good Better Consulting

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  • Telling a Better Story: Creating Content That Connects to Hearts and Minds

    Organization:FMAF Nonprofit Learning Series Date: Jun. 14, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Location:FM Area Foundation 409 7th Street South Fargo, ND

    Nonprofit communications is so often driven by fundraising appeals, event marketing and other "help us now" messaging. But you risk boring (and possibly losing) your supporters unless you can present content that truly engages their hearts and minds. During this workshop, you'll learn the elements that make a good story, how to identify and create the stories that will accomplish your goals, and different ways to share them. Please bring two or three stories you have previously published. We'll help you enhance them and identify creative ways to re-purpose them. 

    Presenters:  Erin Hemme Froslie, Whistle Editorial & Kirsten Jensen, Next Action Digital 

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  • The Social Stir - Mix up your social media with new ideas every month- June

    Organization:FMAF Nonprofit Learning Series Date: Jun. 21, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Location:FM Area Foundation 409 7th Street South Fargo, ND 58103

    The Social Stir - Mix up your social media with new ideas every month

    Is your social media feeling a little stagnant? Need to stir things up? Wanting to stir more hearts and minds with your social media content? Join us for this monthly social media meetup designed to help you plan ahead. This 90-minute workshop will stir up some new ideas. We'll look ahead to holidays, observances and events you might incorporate into your social media. We'll cover ways to create frameworks for recurring content. And, we'll give you some time to ask questions and plan out your content for the coming month.

    Presenter: Kirsten Jensen, Next Action Digital

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