Nonprofit Learning

Every month, we enjoy seeing our colleagues from local nonprofits either virtually or here in our community room for a discussion or training about a topic important to your organization’s success.

Email Events@ManateeCF.org to join the email list informing you about monthly opportunities or to let us know what you would like to learn about in an upcoming session. 

Access a library of past virtual trainings hosted by Manatee Community Foundation.

Upcoming Trainings

Let’s Be Mindful With Keith MacPherson
March 21, 2024
Breakfast: 8:30 am | Program: 9 am
Manatee Community Foundation Office
2820 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

Made possible through the generosity of the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, Join us for a morning of Mindfulness with Keith MacPherson, Canadian mindfulness coach, speaker, and bestselling author who has taught thousands of people the practice of going inward to create transformative breakthroughs that will lead to their best lives.

Content Creates Community
The Art of Establishing Sustainable Relationships Through Marketing
April 17, 2024
Breakfast: 8:30 am | Program: 9 am – 10:30 am
Manatee Community Foundation Office
2820 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

This presentation will include a roadmap for navigating the world of marketing and how to create a community of referrers and ambassadors. We will explore building consistent messaging that engages your target audience through multiple channels and converts leads to loyal customers. Tactics discussed will include social media, digital marketing, SEO/Topic Authority, reputation management, video production, public relations, email marketing, website best practices, effective us of AI and more.

Speaker: Allison Imre, Owner/Operator of Grapevine Communications

Creative. Strategic. Measurable.
Building Your Roadmap for Brand Growth
May 9, 2024
Breakfast: 8:30 am | Program: 9 am – 10:30 am
Manatee Community Foundation Office
2820 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

This presentation will empower you to create your own strategic marketing action plan. From assembling login credentials to setting KPIs to exhibiting ROI, you will walk away with an understanding of the power of multiple communications channels and how to convert leads to loyal customers. Tactics discussed will include social media, digital marketing, SEO/Topic Authority, reputation management, video production, public relations, email marketing, website best practices, effective use of AI, and more.

Speaker: Allison Imre, Owner/Operator of Grapevine Communications

Successful Succession Planning for the Board and Staff
June 13, 2024
Breakfast: 8:30 am | Program: 9 am – 10:30 am
Manatee Community Foundation Office
2820 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

We are often too worried about the present to plan for the future. However, for the long-term success and sustainability of your organization, succession planning is a must.

Succession planning at two levels of the organization is required. Both at the board and the senior staff level. If your Executive Director were to take another job or be unable to fulfill their role, what would you do? What if several of your board members, all of a sudden, can no longer be on the board? Do you have potential board members in the pipeline ready to step in? 

Together, we will discuss strategies for minimizing the risk involved in leadership transition, creating a robust pipeline of potential board members, and creating a succession plan for both your board and senior staff.

Speaker: Michael Corley, The Corley Company