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Current Programs

Ignite Your Planned Giving with a Program That Works
Session 1: Thursday, January 23 and Session 2 (optional): Thursday, February 20, 2020 / Asheville, NC
In this two-day workshop series on Planned Giving, you’ll not only learn the importance of establishing an "ultimate" commitment from the highest levels in your organization, but also how to achieve success through a coordinated, comprehensive plan that works!

RETIREMENT PLANNING NOW
Tuesday, January 28 and Thursday, January 30, 2020 / Asheville, NC
Retirement Planning Now is designed to deliver comprehensive, objective information to help you achieve your most important financial goals.  The course covers many key aspects of planning for retirement such as income tax planning, retirement income and expenses, risk management, investment management, and estate planning.

Fundraising for Success: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy in Support of the Mission
Friday, February 7, 2020 / Asheville, NC
This one-day workshop can be taken as part of the kick-off for the Fundraising for Nonprofits CNP course, or as a stand-alone workshop for professional development. Price will vary depending on registration type. Participants will learn about the structure and responsibilities of the development function within nonprofit organizations.

WEBPAGE CONSTRUCTION 101: LEARN THE BASIC CODING SKILLS 
Friday, February 21, 2020 and Friday, April 3, 2020 / Asheville, NC
Having some kind of digital presence is an essential in most businesses. While there are free website tools (e.g., WordPress, Wix, etc.), these tools often provide limited options as well as restrictions on what a user can do. This workshop offers an alternative by providing a crash course on building basic websites using hypertext markup language (HTML) and cascading style sheets (CSS).

WHAT EVERY OUTDOOR BUSINESS MUST KNOW ABOUT EMPLOYMENT LAW
Thursday, February 27, 2020 / Asheville, NC
Western North Carolina is home to many for profit and nonprofit outdoor businesses and startups, including companies that are dependent on tourism. This workshop has been designed for outdoor business owners and managers looking to develop a better understanding for employment law as it relates to the size of a company and topics specific to the outdoor industry.

Fixing Big Leaks in Your Business: People, Processes, and Pipeline
Wednesday, March 4, Wednesday, March 11 & Wednesday, March 18, 2020 / Asheville, NC
Employers need to know how to make the best use of their employees and how to motivate them to perform at their highest capacity. Studies show that up to 70% of all employees range from “somewhat disengaged” to? Your “people leaks” are the biggest source of holes in your boat!

Nonprofit Governance and Volunteer Management: Making the Most of Volunteer Resources
Friday, March 13, 2020 / Asheville, NC
In this workshop you will learn about roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board and its committees and differentiation between management and leadership across the nonprofit organization

THE TENETS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Tuesday, March 17 and Tuesday, March 24, 2020 / Asheville, NC
During this program, participants will learn how to manage a project by using the 5 phases of project management and several other critical topics related to being a successful project manager in any industry. Program participants will also learn how to lead small and large projects from initiation through close-out.

PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS WRITING
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 / Asheville, NC
In this one-day workshop for business professionals, participants will learn how to improve their writing in professional environments.

Designing Programs for Long-term Sustainability
Friday, April 17, 2020 / Asheville, NC
In this one-day workshop, participants will learn about the importance of needs assessment, asset identification and other research findings that identify authentic community need.

CURRENT & TESTED SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR DIGITAL MARKETING  
Friday, April 24, 2020 / Asheville, NC
Social media is more than simply posting updates to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. In event marketing, social media can increase ticket sales, attendee participation, media attention, and word of mouth sharing when goals are clearly defined and a tactical strategy is in place.

Nonprofit Trends and Innovation
Friday, May 22, 2020 / Asheville, NC
In the one-day workshop participants will learn to recognize the importance of applying scientific methods in the development, design, implementation, and evaluation of nonprofit programs. They will also be able to identify external factors that impact nonprofit organizations and sector in terms of operations and decision-making.

CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS, LIABILITY AND RISK FACTORS  
Friday, June 12, 2020 / Asheville, NC
It's important to understand contracts and be in compliance with federal, state, and local laws. Event planners should also know how to guard against legal matters related to fundraising, liability, finances and other potential risks.

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