Guidelines & Principles Workshop and "Make the Ask" class (Grand Island)
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Guidelines & Principles Workshop and

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) invites you to an overview presentation and workshop for the Guidelines & Principles Program for Nonprofit Excellence in Nebraska. Then, as a bonus, stick around for a class on how to "Make the Ask" These classes are co-sponsored with the Grand Island Community Foundation.

 Export to Your Calendar 12/4/2017
When: Monday, December 4th
10:00am-2:00pm Central
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Tom Dinsdale Community Room
1708 South Webb Rd
Grand Island, NE  68803
Contact: Rosey

Online registration is available until: 12/5/2017
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10:00am – 11:00am:

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) invites you to a presentation and workshop of the Guidelines & Principles Program for Nonprofit Excellence. This program provides training and state-specific tools for evaluating regulatory compliance, enhancing strategic planning, and refining operational evaluation. The presentation will discuss the features of, including:

  • Assessments – Learn how to create prioritized action plans for your organization using the Infrastructure Checklist & Practices Assessment
  • The Wiki – Learn how to increase your skills and understanding in 12 areas of nonprofit management with this companion to the assessments, which includes compiled and vetted research, resources and sample documents.
  • Best Practices Partnership – Learn how you can gain recognition for your organization’s commitment to best practices


Bring your laptop to work on your organization’s assessments during the second hour and over lunch with NAM staff available to answer questions.  NAM staff and staff from the Grand Island Community Foundation will also be on hand to answer any other nonprofit question you may have.


Lunch (included with registration)


The mission of Paul J. Strawhecker, Inc., is to provide high quality consulting services to nonprofit organizations, working as partners to build their capacities and fulfill their goals.  Staff from Paul J Strawhecker, Inc., will be presenting a seminar on preparing for and making "The Ask".

“How to Prepare for and Make the Ask,” is a seminar to prepare you for successful donor solicitation calls. Learn the techniques for successful donor solicitation and how to get the response you’re seeking without fear of rejection.

“How to Prepare for and Make the Ask” will cover:

Preparing for the Solicitation Call
Developing the Case for the Ask
Preparing your Solicitation Team
Role Playing

This seminar can help you overcome your fears and feel more confident in soliciting potential donors. Executive directors, development staff, volunteers and board members are welcome.


Free for NAM Members
$15 for Not-Yet Members ($5 promo code available from the GICF for specific nonprofits)