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Strategic Planning | Fundraising for Nonprofits | Grant Writing | Green Building

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the First Nations Oweesta Corporation (OWEESTA), is pleased to present a series of capacity building webinar sessions for community-based organizations seeking to assess and improve organizational capacity. Each webinars is designed to provide key elements to consider in addressing critical topics to help ensure the long-term success of an organization’s programs and overall operations. Each session will have a Q and A segment at the end of the presentation.

Strategic Planning

Link to Webinar Materials.

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

Whether sparked by a desire to have a greater impact or by an immediate change in the operating environment, effective strategic planning is crucial for the survival of any organization. This webinar introduces participants to proven approaches to strategic planning for nonprofit organizations, community groups, and/or coalitions. Participants will be provided with step-by-step methods and instructions on implementing a successful strategic plan as well as identifying critical issues to address when undertaking organizational planning.

Fundraising for Nonprofits

Webinar Materials. Audio Link, Powerpoint

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Registration Form: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/showReg?udc=p1be2xp6ejvu

Fundraising has never been more important for a nonprofit organization’s long-term survival and success. Developing the capacity to identify and attract financial resources to support and grow your program activity as well as operations is crucial. This session recognizes the need to develop a coordinated approach to raising funds, while focusing on those activities that impact fundraising. Specifically, this webinar will address the basic building blocks of a fundraising development plan, organizational readiness and typical strategies.

Grant Writing

Webinar Materials. Audio Link, Powerpoint

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Registration Form: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/showReg?udc=ksnn20iu3g9a

Effective grant writing is a critical component to nonprofit organizations’ stability and growth. Being able to make the case to attract funding from an array of public and private sources is key for well performing organizations. Writing grants, however, can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience. This webinar will address the basic components of effective grant writing and provide useful tips and tools for developing and maintaining a successful process.

Green Building – RESCHEDULED!!

Webinar Materials. Presentation, Powerpoint

Date: September 19, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern
Registration Form: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/showReg?udc=r0cx8u62e7ja

Adding ‘green’, ‘sustainable’ or ‘active/passive energy efficient’ techniques to development planning can take many forms to meet specific goals, particularly the affordability of upfront and long-term costs. This webinar will provide a brief overview of both the 184 and 502 programs followed by examples of how each program can be effectively utilized to build sustainable green housing (to include discussion on building activities on Native American Lands). Participants will gain from in-depth discussion on various types of construction, from conventional to manufactured, as well as, those being used by tribal organizations across the country such as straw bale, hogans, and advanced framing methods to meet green guidelines developed by each individual tribe for their specific locality. This webinar will also provide a brief overview of the latest Energy Star and Water Sense compliance standards.

For information, contact: Shonterria Charleston, 404-892-4824 or registration@ruralhome.org.