|Field Building, Funding, and Training Opportunities
Increase Fundraising Success with GiveBIG’s Essentials Training
March 04, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Pacific Tower, Seattle
Last March, 501 Commons held their “Essentials of GiveBIG Success” training, which YDEKC staff member Stephanie Markham gratefully attended. The session covered eight categories to help build a successful campaign—including Planning, Communications, and Stewardship—and it provided the tools to develop action items to help meet and exceed fundraising goals. Register for this year’s GiveBIG Essentials training here, which is free for staff of organizations that have registered for GiveBIG 2020. Looking for more? Check out their March 24 training, “Creating Your Next Level GiveBIG Campaign.”
Best Starts for Kids Summit: Communities Building Impact
March 6, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Registration begins at 8:00 AM), Seattle Center
Join us for our first Best Starts for Kids Summit! The theme is Communities Building Impact and we are excited to welcome Best Starts partners for networking, peer-to-peer learning, and hearing what’s next for Best Starts for Kids.
Effectively Serving LGBTQ+ Clients
March 16, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, The Pacific Tower, Seattle
Seattle has one of the fastest growing LGBTQ+ populations—and some of the oldest LGBTQ+ inclusive anti-discriminatory protections—in the country. If you are a service provider, you are serving LGBTQ+ people, and Lavender Rights Project is hosting this training to help make sure you’re doing so effectively. Consider registering for this inclusion training!
Leadership Tomorrow’s General Recruitment Event
March 23, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Leadership Tomorrow’s office, Seattle
“Leadership Tomorrow inspires, prepares, and connects leaders across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. LT cultivates leaders who think systemically, operate collaboratively, and drive solutions that move us forward to a more resilient and equitable community.” This event is an opportunity for candidates to learn more about LT and the application process to join their class of 2021. If you or a potential candidate would like to attend, please register for LT’s event here. Applications are due on April 1, 2020.
STEP UP Conference: Moving Racial Equity Forward
April 03, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Lynnwood Convention Center
Adults and youth from all backgrounds and experiences are welcome at Leadership Snohomish County’s one-day conference, which helps attendees develop deeper understandings and new perspectives about racial equity and related social justice issues. Workshops for the 2020 session cover a variety of topics, including Decentering White Supremacy Culture, the Criminalization of the Black Trans Body, City of Seattle Leadership Accountability Plan for Increasing Racial Equity, and more. View their website for more information, and click here to register.
Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) National Conference:
Boys and Young Men of Color Learning from the Footprints of the Past, Taking Footsteps to the Future
April 28 – 30, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Seattle Airport
The power of this theme will set the tone for a stirring, productive and engaging conference. The impact of our collective and individual learning will continue the positive momentum in service of boys and young men of color across this nation. Register here.
Washington Nonprofit Conference: Scholarship Opportunity
If you or someone in your organization wishes to attend this year’s Washington Nonprofit Conference in May, you may want to check out this scholarship opportunity. Priority funding is given to emerging leaders, staff and volunteers of organizations led by people of color, rural organizations, and people who are traveling long distances to attend the conference. The application deadline is Friday, March 6 at 5:00 PM.
Making Conferences Learningful
If you or your organization are involved in hosting and facilitating conferences, consider this useful guide to extending your conference’s learning opportunities and making them even more meaningful. Nancy Bacon of Washington Nonprofits and Mark Nilles of Humentum share the importance of conference strategy, how to ensure presenters are prepared, and the need for reflection time for both participants and the internal team responsible for the event. If you’re interested in building upon this learning, check out their free ebook, Conferences That Make a Difference.