Current Workshops


When: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York

Thinking about a big anniversary bash? Think even bigger than that. Why not celebrate and reap the benefits of your anniversary all year long? Anniversary campaigns can boost your organization’s infrastructure, visibility, and resources well beyond what can be achieved in a single night. Join us for this workshop to learn how you can dramatically raise your profile, build your reputation, increase your number of dedicated supporters, and raise more money -- not just one night, but for years to come.

Key Takeaways:

  • Create an Anniversary Campaign vs. a Single Event
  • Set Visionary Objectives –get beyond the money
  • Build your team -not just for this year but years to come
  • Create and Share a Written Plan




When: Thursday, July 12th, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Foundation Center Webinar

Nonprofits often look to the arrival of new board members with great hope. These new arrivals must bring fresh energy, ideas, and networks to break the cycle of 'been there, done that' that can plague a long-standing board of directors. But how can you be sure this will happen? Will your newest board members act as your allies for change, right from the start, raising the bar for board engagement instead of settling in at the lowest common denominator? Get strategies for firing up new recruits, integrating them into the board team to make their enthusiasm and willingness to take action infectious.

Can’t make the webinar? Register and GrantSpace will be send you the full recording so you can watch it on your own time!

Key Takeaways:

  • Recruit potential board members from new sources
  • Integrate energized recruits into the board team
  • Create a process to onboard new board members effectively
  • Build your team: Identify allies on your existing board



BREAKFAST CLUB is a monthly support group co-hosted with the Foundation Center for directors of small development shops to share challenges and strategies for personal and organizational success.  In an informal round-table format, members share their insights, gain practical solutions, and remedy the on-the-job isolation and stress they might experience.

Past topics include:

  • Board Motivation and Management

  • Prioritization: Strategic Use of Limited Resources

  • Corporate Sponsorship

  • Expanding Individual Giving - Care of Major Donors

  • Annual Campaigns

  • Board Fundraising 

Enrollment for Breakfast Club 2018 is closed; check back in early 2019.


COACH ON CALL ROUNDTABLES are facilitated conversations held regularly for Cause Effective clients.

Past topics include:

  • Creating and Implementing your Fundraising Plan

  • Planned Giving

  • Board Recruitment

  • Creating a Young Professional Board

  • Year End Campaigns

  • Encouraging Board-led Fundraising


Check out our past workshops