Shipley Communications, LLC and Support KC Have Joined Forces for a Year-long Training Sessions for Nonprofits

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The two organizations have come together to find solutions for grants, events, time-management, branding and program evaluation for local nonprofits.

Debra Box, Executive Director Support KC

"Through our partnership with Shipley Communications, we are excited to offer this opportunity for our clients to do a deeper dive into their fund development and communications practices and learn new techniques to support them in these efforts,” says Debra Box, executive director at Support KC.

Shipley Communications, LLC has announced that it is collaborating with Support KC to organize workshops, called Mission Ready Monday™, tailored to nonprofits’ business needs in Kansas City metro area. These workshops will be held on Mondays each month for one-hour from 4 to 5 p.m. The workshops will start on Jan.22, 2018 and will be conducted through December, 2018.

The first workshop in this series of Mission Ready Monday™ is on Jan. 22. The workshop will focus on how to schedule grants and effectively manage a grants pipeline.

Each workshop will be designed around nonprofits’ needs to find solutions for nonprofit business. Workshops are focused on grants, successful event planning; creating time for building strategy; how to build successful corporate relationships and successful branding. Each workshop is limited to five participants and cost $56.00. To apply, contact Ellen Bergstrom at Support KC.

The workshops are:

Jan. 22, 2018 - Building a Grants Management Calendar
Get ahead of your grants and get organized. This session will give you tips on how to schedule grants and effectively manage your grants pipeline. Create a Grant Workflow to visualize when (Letters of Intent) LOI’s are due and to give your team a predictable schedule.

Feb. 12, 2018 - Fit or Fantasy: Reviewing Foundation Guidelines to Identify Good Prospects.
Sometimes you have to swipe right. Work to create a Grant matrix so you can make a quick, mission-based decision.

March 5, 2018 - Event Planning 101.
Tips for creating, managing and tailoring a successful (and profitable) event to your audience. Not everyone wants a gala – some people like goat yoga. Create events that your audience will love.

April 9, 2018 - Make some time - No really make some time.
Make some Time - No really make some time. How to set time aside for strategy, making connections and personally thanking donors.

May 7, 2018 - Grant Reporting Do’s and Don’ts.
Grant Reporting should not be anxiety inducing especially if you are following your Grant Management Calendar. Create an easy to follow grant report that is clean, concise and foundation ready.

June 11, 2018 - Branding 101.
Let your end user be the guide. How branding can support mission success. We will review some nonprofit branding disasters.

July 23, 2018 - How to give feedback.
Learn how to give direct feedback for employee improvement and success. Learn how to help employees and your mission grow.

August 13, 2018 - Sponsors Needed.
A guide to building successful corporate relationships.

September 17, 2018 - Government Grants.
Ready for federal funding? How to get ready to apply for these grants.

October 22, 2018 - Once Upon a Time: Telling your story and making it stick.
Stories are great -- if we can get people to remember them. How to make a story stick.

November 19, 2018 - Maintaining Your Social Media
What channel, what message and how to stay focused.

December, 2018 - Program Evaluation (Date TBD)
Writing realistic outcomes that are meaningful for the client, foundation, board and donor.

“Fund development and communications are critical to nonprofit success, says Debra Box, executive director at Support KC. “Through our partnership with Shipley Communications, we are excited to offer this opportunity for our clients to do a “deeper dive” into their fund development and communications practices and learn new techniques to support them in these efforts,” adds Box.

The workshops will help train the nonprofit personnel in day to day management of business tasks such as grant management, grant reporting, storytelling, program evaluation, social media and branding so they can become more efficient in such tasks and have time to focus on strategy and their missions.

Support KC
Support KC provides nonprofit organizations with business and development expertise, empowering them to focus on their missions. We help organizations with limited resources and staff in necessary tasks such as accounting, data management, fundraising and managing strategy. By helping manage these tasks, Support KC helps nonprofits do what they do best, change lives. And in the process of helping, we too change lives...behind the scenes. For more information visit http://www.supportkc.org.

Shipley Communications, LLC
Shipley Communications specializes in you. Your company, your brand and your market. We are your go-to experts for public relations, market strategy, speech writing, fundraising, public engagement, campaign planning and crisis communication. At Shipley Communications, we believe in communication that is simple, honest and has the power to change the world.For more information, please visit http://www.shipleycommunications.org.

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