Want to Be a NAM Trainer?

Become a NAM Trainer!

Do you have expertise to share with our nonprofit community? Are you interested in becoming Nonprofit Association of the Midlands trainer, or looking to present with us again? Our 2020 RFP for in-person workshops and webinars is now open! Review the FAQs below and apply!



Who is eligible to apply?
This is an opportunity for nonprofit staff, consultants, NAM Business Partners and others to share their expertise and brand with NAM member organizations. Presentation formats include workshops, lectures, webinars or panel discussions.

Why should I apply?
Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) is the only membership organization in the state dedicated exclusively to supporting nonprofits in the Midlands. By connecting organizations with information, education, advocacy and collaboration, we help members focus their energy on the people and communities they serve. One important way we do this is through offering an active and robust training calendar that our members can count on as a way to build their skills and knowledge. As a NAM trainer, you will get the opportunity to share your expertise with nonprofit professionals across the sector, providing valuable exposure for you as well as the opportunity to strengthen nonprofits and the communities they serve.

When will the sessions be scheduled?
We'll work with you on scheduling. All training sessions will be held between 9:00am and 5pm, Monday - Friday.

What kind of topics are you looking for?
We invite you to submit a proposal for trainings on topics that align with the twelve areas of nonprofit operations as outlined in our Guidelines and Principles for Nonprofit Excellence toolkit.Contact Rosey at rosey@nonprofitam.org for more information about the Guidelines and Principles. 

When is the deadline to submit a proposal?
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

What is your selection criteria?
Successful proposals will:

  • Share promising or best practices in one or more of the 12 areas addressed in the Guidelines and Principles
  • Demonstrate expertise in the given subject matter
  • Be well thought out and complete
  • Address an in-demand topic
  • Provide opportunities for hands-on learning &/or tools that can be put to use immediately.
  • Avoid sales pitches during or after the session.

When will I know if my proposal has been accepted?
RFPs are reviewed as they are received. You should hear from us within 30 days of submission. If you don't hear from us, you may have caught us during an especially busy time. Feel free to send a gentle reminder to Rosey at rosey@nonprofitam.org.

Other Considerations: 

  • Sessions may be conducted via Zoom or in-person. (**Note - in-person events are currently suspended)
  • To keep our training calendar robust and affordable, NAM does not compensate trainers as a general rule. Exceptions may be made. If this is a make-or-break factor for you, please reach out. 
  • While you are welcome to distribute brochures or other business information, we have a strict non-solicitation policy for workshop presenters.
  • Trainers who have presented at NAM previously are still required to submit a proposal.

Questions about the RFP? Please contact Rosey Higgs, Director of Programs at rosey@nonprofitam.org.


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