Join the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and its Millstone Institute for a series of workshops guided by nationally known leadership coach Nanette Fridman, focused on improving organizational capacity.

The series for professional leadership and board members will focus on strategies for organizations to increase collaboration, communication, fundraising and engagement. These workshops are offered in response to the findings of Federation’s recent needs assessment of Jewish community-wide organizational capacity.

February 24: The Collaboration Continuum – Is your nonprofit thinking about collaborating? Explore the range of collaborative options that exist from strategic alliances to mergers and everything in between. Discuss the tensions inherent in collaborating and look at factors for success. Learn how to assess readiness to collaborate and how to evaluate potential partners. In addition, we will review key planning steps for collaboration as well as formulate important questions for further exploration.

March 17: Financial Resource Development: Making the Ask and Donor Stewardship – Are your staff, board, and development committee comfortable asking for philanthropic support? Come learn step by step how to make the ask and practice role-playing both as a donor and a solicitor in this interactive session. We will also discuss the imperative of donor stewardship, now more than ever.

April 7: Volunteer/Professional Relationships and Communication – How can we foster productive communication and strong working relationships between volunteers and professionals? Come discuss the key elements of successful volunteer and professional partnerships. We will outline the relationship stages and considerations for setting (or re-setting) expectations. Together, we will share challenges and brainstorm solutions.

All sessions will be held from noon to 1:15 pm.

Nanette Fridman, MPP, J.D., is a strategist and coach for values-driven organizations and leaders. She is the President of Fridman Strategies, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in governance, fundraising, strategic planning, and leadership development. Nanette speaks and trains across North America and is the author of On Board: What Current and Aspiring Board Members Must Know About Nonprofits & Board Service and Holding the Gavel: What Nonprofit Board Chairs Need to Know.

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